I admittedly don't post here very often, but I hope you won't hold that against me :)
We have a budget for everything. We make enough money to cover those things we need. Usually. However, we are in a bit of a shortage right now for a variety of reasons that I don't really feel like getting into. Anyway, the fact remains that I normally spend about $300 for 2 weeks worth of groceries for our family of 5 (DH, me, DS12, DS8, DS5).
BUT...due to this short term shortage (and I'd rather not sacrifice our savings just yet) we are left with $100 for the next two weeks for food.
I need help! We go through 2 gallons of milk per week, so that's already $20 gone if we continue that trend (use it in cooking, cereal, drinking with meals). My boys are a bottomless pit - so hard to fill them up.
I need creative solutions for the next two weeks. I've tried the "cook chicken for a meal and you'll have left overs for a couple of days" - NOPE. It's gone after one night. Like I said, they eat a LOT (but are skinny little sticks - I swear I don't know where they put it!).
Everyone says "cook from scratch" - but what does that actually MEAN? What ingredients would I need to have to make that possible? I would still need to buy meat right? Which is expensive... (we're not vegetarian and 2 weeks of vegetarian meals wouldn't work for us)...