Well here's the background hubby,me and our 2 kids are flying home for Christmas to visit his family. His mom called him today crying saying don't come back see if you can get the money back from the plane tix because I guess they have fallen on hard times and are super broke. She said she cant afford to buy anyone anything for Christmas and she doesn't want to disappoint everyone with no gifts. Well obviously christmas is not about gifts and we are still going to go. She said she doesn't even know how she is going to buy food for the month, so my hubby wants to buy all the food for everyone while we are there (2 weeks.) So with their 4 and our 4 that's 8 people and going to cost us alot of money. I am turing here for ideas on cheap meal ideas or websites with recipes that can make food stretch thanks!!!!