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Unread 03-26-2012, 02:28 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I could live on 2 per week. (2 per day is 3x my food budget for 3 people)
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Unread 03-26-2012, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Northeastern WI
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I agree with Stealthrabbit and think two per week would be enough. Too much bread.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I could live on 2 per week. (2 per day is 3x my food budget for 3 people)
Am I understanding you correctly? You say $10 is 3 times your budget for 3 people: Are you saying you spend less than $4 per day or less than $4 a day per person?

Nita
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Unread 03-26-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I have always (35+ yrs) fed and entertained my family on $100/month. Run out of money? (very seldom) don't eat (good solution). We often feed local seniors / shut-ins all within our budget. (And occasionally go without food ourselves, (very, very, rarely))

We homeschooled, so kids had to budget / cook / feed everyone on the same $$ (living on 4 different continents). It is really quite EZ. We eat LOTS of fresh fruits and veggies, (4-6 servings each / day). I buy from a 'local' farmstand / commercial gleaner. Most fruits and veggies are less than $.50/# and are 'damaged' (bruised). My production costs are higher than that (I am also an 'ex-' commercial grower). I can't think of the last time I bought 'prepared' / convienence food. Not growing our own, at the moment but probably will need to with increased fuel costs. (farmers / transportation).

Freezer is full of CHEAP pacific Salmon, Sturgeon, berries, veggies. When we lived in NE, COLO, and WY, it was easier to get cheap and GREAT meat and veggies, but fruit was more. PNW has TERRIBLE beef, but the fish and lamb are good. It is possible for Yr Round gardening, which I may need to explore.


BTW... I also drive a $35 car that gets 50 mpg on free fryer grease. No need for dinosaurs or OPEC (since 1976)


Plan must have worked... one of my kids lived on $5 for 2 months while a senior in College. (was cleaning the cupboards and attending LOTS of free food events ) Money has never been the issue, we just prefer to give it to others rather than feed ourselves fat. (We are plenty FAT)
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Unread 03-26-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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I have in the past, although it wasn't 2 a day, but maybe 1 a day.

When I first moved to Colorado after college, I didn't have much money and eating at places like Burger King were not the best for me, so I remember that first winter I ate at Subway a lot. Also I was working long hours as well, so I wasn't always home or had time to make a lot of meals at home.

I remember when I had a break in spring and fall, after eating Subway a lot during the seasons, I couldn't look at it for months.

These days because almost everything is closed in town on Sunday, I'll have Subway for lunch. Otherwise during the week there are other options.

The best subs I have had from any chain are Dibella's/Wegman's Supermarket subs they make fresh. The closest one is about an hour away, so I'll often get 2 14inchers which will keep me fed for 2-3 days.

Dibella's Old Fashioned Submarines
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