1.) How many people are eating?
1 man and one pregnant chic.
2.) Are you in a low/mid/high COL area?
3.) Do you recieve WIC to supplement it?
4.) Do you garden or get free produce from others?
Nope, although I wish we could...we;re in an apartment.
5.) Do you can/dry/freeze/preserve food?
We buy meat and freeze it, that's about it.
6.) Do you shop with coupons?
Nah, I find coupons aren't helpful for the things we buy...meat, produce, fruits. The coupons I see are for junk cereal, cinnamon rolls, stuff from the freezer section, ect.
7.) Do you have your own meat animals/hunt or get some from family or friends?
8.) Do you eat some of your meals at school or work?
DH drives to work (and stays in a hotel) 3 days a week, I cook him food ahead of time and he eats that, it's helpful that there's a fridge in there!.
9.) Are you on a special "diet" (Veg, allergies, lowcarb, TF, etc...)
10.) Are your family members big eaters or "eat like birds"?
My dh is a big eater I guess you could say. I am medium.
11.) Do you "ration" food or portions? Not allows 2nd's and third's?
No, we eat whenever we're hungry.
12.) When you post your $$$ spent on food, do you divide up any sides of meat or CSA's or co-ops you buy into monthly amounts? Or do you post a $$$ and then say "Oh and that does not inculde XYZ"?
It includes food/drinks only. We spend 50-60 bucks a week on food, and then we get whatever necessities (laundry soap, soap, toothpaste, shampoo, dish soap, ect) when we need it. And that doesn't amount to much...we share the same soaps, shampoos, ect. We also never eat out anymore. Haven't for almost a month and a half.
What does a typical week of eating look like for you? What did you eat yesterday? Yesterday we went over to friends so we had pizza, but a typical day (today) will go something like this:
breakast...2 eggs, toast, bacon
lunch....white chicken chili
snack...fruit/yogurt or banana or a couple oreos (we do buy someee snacks).
dinner....we're planning on pork ribs (that we got from sams club cheap), noodles, and corn.
snack...a small ice cream cone (we always have a few treats in the house).