I have found this way to be a lot cheaper...
As our family has grown and moved out theres now 3 of us compared to 5.
Were not big eaters so this makes it a lot easier. I have worked it out to where i make 2 to 3 big meals a week and have for left overs...then the other nights its soup and one night is sandwiches and and if we go out on the weekend..then i make only 2 big meals and i have saved us quite a but of money this way...a lot of money. we go to the meat market to get our meat which is a lot cheaper and we only buy things that we need at the store..if we have extra money left over we always stock up on toilet paper, laundry soap, body soap, drinks..and snacks.
And I also plan my meals out as well as i have planned a menu for the month. Its nice for the first time doing this as now I know what im cooking and how much dinner may cost.
This may not work for everyone but its working ou for me. I take my extra food money and use it for going out on the weekends..movie or a burger. this is great i wish i could have done this a long time ago.