Can we have a little chat about food?
I’ve never been so grumpy about going grocery shopping as I am now. Is it me, or does it seem like it’s impossible to eat inexpensively?
Last night I spent $101 dollars and change and filled my cart 1/2 way. 1/2 way people! I’m not buying golden nuggets or chicken nuggets. What’s the deal?
I’m so tempted to list every item I bought, but I’ll refrain. We’ll just say I only bought meat for one dinner. Every other night we’ll be eating venison (that my husband shot and butchered), a potato, and a frozen vegetable, and still I dropped a hundred bucks on nothing.
Are apples, bananas, and bag of semi-ripe nectarines extravagant?
I have no idea how to eat cheaper, but then I see people saying they feed a family of seven on like $84 dollars a week, and I want to scream “HOW??????”
I cut coupons. I buy store brands. I don’t let the kids put anything in my cart. Well, anything except the store brand bag of chocolate Dyno-Bite cereal. Hey, don’t judge the sugary cereal I let my kid’s eat. Saying I’m not a morning person is an understatement. I cannot possible handle fussing before 10 am. There’s plenty of time to argue over food after school. In the morning, I let them eat the cereal and we’re all happy.
So, how does it happen? How do people eat cheap?
Are you one of those ultra-frugal people that can feed everyone for a dollar a day? If you are, I need your help!