I recently found a used copy of Southern Living The Low Cost Cookbook. Published in 1972 by Oxmoor House, it gives recipes for low cost meals, and tips on low cost grocery shopping. Some of the tips are still valid today. I sure wish Lamb and Veal were still considered a low cost meat and were readily available.
The chapters range from High Quality Low Cost Meal Planning, Seasonal buying, through recipes ranging from Breads to Salads, Soups and Stews.
I found the chapter on Meal Planning interesting. Granted we no longer fuss with elaborate meals on a everyday basis, this chapter had some great tips on serving inexpensive meals from everyday to company dinners.
Some of their tips, such as cutting down on waste I found appropriate as that is something I still have some problems with. I tend to over-estimate what senior citizens will eat at a meal.
With grocery prices rising at a rapid pace this book has many great ideas on saving on your grocery budget. It is available on line and at used book sales and is worth your time looking for it.