If this falls under Sam Advises, please disregard! Dear Internet Dad, I feel like I've read a few different posts you made about how to save by cooking your own food? My sister is going to be short on money for the next year and asked for suggestions for cutting costs. I thought of your blog. I'm apparently terrible at this because I'm sure you've written about it but I CAN'T FIND THE POSTS. Help? Again, if this falls under Sam Advises thank you for reading but ignore! Sincerely, Internet Spawn.
Nah, I think this is fine! I do want to make a small distinction though, which might be why you were having a hard time finding it. I tend to write about the intersection of food and money, but usually in the sense of “Well, cooking from home can save you money, I guess, here’s how I cook” rather than something more systematic about money like the “how to survive on $4 a day cookbook” (do recommend the cookbook btw, the PDF version is free and it should be very helpful).
Here are some links that may cover what you’re looking for:
Setting and keeping food budgets
Cooking for the Week
Cooking for the Week Redux (more about packing lunches vs. eating out)
Learning To Cook when you have Zero Cooking Skills
One final suggestion – if you have the money and want to help, it’d be a great idea to send her a care package every month or every few months, with some food in it that she may not normally be able to afford, like a fancy chocolate bar or some snack bags of her favorite potato chip or one of those “throw this in the crockpot and add meat for a tasty meal” pouches from the soup aisle. Or send her a grocery giftcard every now and then; grocery giftcards are great because they’re money you didn’t expect, so you feel ok using it to get yourself a treat.
Hope this helps! Readers, feel free to chime in with links or advice, but remember to do so in comments or reblogs, since I don’t post asks sent in response to other asks.