Mario Batali and his family for taking on a real challenge, to eat for no more than $1.48 a meal per person, for one week. This is the equivalent of someone on food stamps. He made it clear, this is not easy to accomplish. Rice and lentils were staples, during the week. Beans and pork also were on the menu and for his teens, peanut butter and jelly
“One lesson: forget organic and anything pesticide- or hormone-free. “The organic word slides out and saves you about 50 percent.” Convenience is also out the window. No longer, could he grab a quick and easy food, when in a hurry.
The way food is rising in cost, I doubt, this will be able to be accomplished, for too long. Think about what a dollar and half buys you, today and then imagine with rising costs, what it will cover, in another year. This brings up, all the people who are eating like this, not by choice but by necessity. No longer, does this only apply to those on the streets. It applies to working families, seniors and children.
There are many blogs on frugality where you can find recipes and bargains . Frugal Dad has a list of 50 blogs that stress this topic and give lots of tips.
This is a time to see what those of us who can help other, can do. I may never have been wealthy but I have always been able to share. I am thankful for this.