Grocery Budget – I Think We’re In Big Trouble!

Two things have happened almost simultaneously in my family; my oldest son is now officially taller than me (maybe not hard when the mom is only 5’2”), and he’s now eating everything!  He practically has another meal before he goes to bed!  I knew this day was coming, and the problem is, we’ve got four more boys to go, the next two being 12 and 10 years old, so growth spurts are just around the corner!

So last night at Costco, we bought (don’t laugh) 16 pounds of butter, 20 pounds of cheese, and almost 7 pounds of bacon, among other things, of course.  (I’m hoping that lasts for about two months.)  And we would have bought about 8 dozen eggs if a friend of mine hadn’t just purchased some for me from her local farm.  (Thanks, Gayle!) 

So . . . we might be eating more frugally in the days to come!


9 responses to this post.

  1. No, we’re fine. Teenagers don’t actually eat that much.


  2. Posted by Carol on May 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Don’t forget the peanut butter!


  3. Posted by April on May 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    One word for you: fiber.

    Feed him beans, brown rice, lentils, oats–whatever is cheap and has lots of fiber to fill him up. 🙂 I made the yummiest refried beans the other day … cook 2 lbs pintos in crock pot, next day fry some onion and garlic slowly, then add beans plus a little bean cooking water, and a healthy dose of cumin and chili powder and salt. Very tasty–so tasty I forgot to add the meat I had planned to, and we all ate it on tortillas and were satisfied.


  4. Posted by Shepherd's Cottage Farm on June 8, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Hmmm…Buy a cow?????


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