Well, we're a family of 7, currently feeding 8 (5 adults, 3 tweens), along with 3 dogs and 3 cats. I spent $120 last weekend for enough food to hopefully last for the next 3 weeks. I bought: fresh veggies, frozen veggies, canned tomatoes (on sale), some pasta, some high fiber cereals, cheddar cheese, eggs, cottage cheese, nuts, 3 liter jug of picante sauce, a few spices, some sherbet, canned tuna, 40 lb. bag of Diamond dog food, and a few condiments. I know, due to planning ahead and knowing what's in my pantry, that those things should give me enough meals to get me through 3 weeks.
I cook from scratch as much as possible. I do not serve cold cereal every morning; we also enjoy scrambled eggs or pancakes or oatmeal topped with fruit. Lunches are sometimes sandwiches; other times we'll make up a skillet meal from scratch or have a hearty soup with homemade muffins or biscuits.
at 7:38 PM on Mar. 8, 2010