The LA Times has an unintentionally hilarious article up about a couple that decided to take the "Food Stamp Challenge" -- to spend no more than $72 a week on food, which is what food stamp recipients receive. Normally, Jason Song and his girl spend about $700 a month on food, so they had to cut back to the bare bones during their shopping trip to (gasp!) Costco:
Our Costco grocery bill came to $67, so we decided to adopt that as our limit. We planned a menu for the first week and vowed to stick to it: oatmeal or eggs for breakfast, ham pita sandwiches and salad for lunch, ginger-lime chicken thighs for dinner.
These people live in a different world than I do.