A couple of months ago, we were at that akward 'end of month' stage with virtually no cash for a week or two, went and did our shop.. all supermarket own brand cheap-ass stuff, still with the premium cat food in the trolley! Think our food for a week was half the cost of theirs!!!
Yup! I'm making a 15 bean soup this weekend. Makes about 12 servings and it only cost $2.10. lol
I eat Ramen noodles daily for lunch. I make my Broccoli Ramen salad and put it on top of mixed lettuce and herbs (you can buy a batch of it for like $3.00) and I live on that all week. Sometime's I'll brown up some chicken or turkey (whatever i have on hand) and throw that on top for warmth - makes eating ramen not so depressing and its still cheap enough to only spend $5 and eat all week!
Our cats & dogs eat better than us. We end up eating tv dinners a lot as they are cheap here and always on sale. I would love to have a nice, juicy steak once a week....that's ok though....my heart thanks me and the happy / healthy animals are worth it.