I am tooting my own horn, but you asked so I’ll answer. I work HARD at our food budget. We are three adults and the two guys are meat and tater type fellows with big appetites. So I buy in bulk, use coupons when it works well for us, plant a small veggie garden when we aren’t traveling and COOK FROM SCRATCH, when I can’t buy ready made cheaper.
Here comes the horn part. Read my blog. I offer up several inexpensive meal ideas that are filling, easy and fast to make and you can do in bulk. Then if you see a recipe mentioned you’d like to try and it is in a different color it has a hyperlink to take you to the recipe. I’m back to blogging a LOT now so there will lots of additions to it soon.
Back in the 70’s and 80’s I was an extreme couponer, but with just the three of us I find making my own mixes, bulk cooking and bulk purchasing work better for us.