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Old 09-08-2008, 04:17 AM
 
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with everyone tightening their belts/purse strings, i was wondering if you figure out the cost of each home cooked meal. is there a specific number you are looking to spend?
i have never done it, but sometimes wonder exactly how much i do spend per meal.
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I try to fix something that I already have the ingredients for alot of times.
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:30 AM
 
Location: (WNY)
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That is hard to judge... I usually keep stuff stocked in the pantry... and just grab... I don't really calculte it out each time... but I know it isn't that much... I spend about $120/wk on groceries...on average... unless I go to Aldi's... but if you divide that by 21 (3 meals 7 days a week) I am doin' pretty well....especially since some of that isn't food that i am buying...
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I don't spend much on groceries lately.

I have cereal for breakfast.
A sandwich for lunch.

I've been making alot of one meal dishes for dinner, which usually lasts me 2, 3 or even 4 days.

I spent $20 yesterday and it'll last me a week - and that was including cat food.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:39 AM
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Some meals I know...I try to keep it at or under $1 a head for most meals.

Now before I get blasted, we raise a lot of our own food, and I work in a grocery store, so I can pick up most of the really good deals. The last good deal was chicken quarters at $.25 a pound, I got 80 pounds (even though we raise chickens)
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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When I am going cheap as cheap can get I eat about 3$ a day or less.

I just know where to find the deals and waste nothing.
I cant stand wasting food.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Depends on what you're having!!!! I can spend a little or alot! Chicken,.. stew, soup,...filet mignon....lobster....it really depends on the dish!
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