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How Much Do You Spend?

DobieDobie Posts: 3,082
I know there are tons of variables but how much do you (average)spend a week on food and drink?
Include  spices, seasonings, booze, anything edible but not restaurant food. Also include the region you live in and how many mouths you feed.
Its just me and Mrs. Dobie and occasionally I cook a meal for my folks and I think it's about $200 a week. I'm n NE FL. 

Jacksonville FL
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  • JstrokeJstroke Posts: 2,296
    I feed 5 and it's similar.
    Columbus, Ohio--A Gasser filled with Matchlight and an Ugly Drum.
  • DobieDobie Posts: 3,082
    Jstroke said:
    I feed 5 and it's similar.
    Wow $40 per person, that's outstanding. 
    Jacksonville FL
  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,262
    Single dad, one daughter - about 100/wk for the two of us - we don't eat out so that's everything.  We roll pretty simple compared to most here.  Phoenix.
    Phoenix 
  • cheeaacheeaa Posts: 360
    The wife buys the food so I have zero idea. I do know I spend about 25 or 30 on beer every couple weeks.  =)
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,413
    Around 250/week for me. 4 people, 1 hour north of DC in Maryland.
  • DobieDobie Posts: 3,082
    cheeaa said:
    The wife buys the food so I have zero idea. I do know I spend about 25 or 30 on beer every couple weeks.  =)
    The two of us spend about $50 a week of that budget on beer and wine  =)
    Jacksonville FL
  • Davie755Davie755 Posts: 54
    600 a month for my wife and I. That's food and drink. We have a separate restaurant budget that we pay in to. Go Dave Ramsey!
    XL BGE - Adjustable rig combo, Rutland gasket, 4:11 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper, Edelbrock intake
  • cheeaacheeaa Posts: 360
    Dobie said:
    cheeaa said:
    The wife buys the food so I have zero idea. I do know I spend about 25 or 30 on beer every couple weeks.  =)
    The two of us spend about $50 a week of that budget on beer and wine  =)
    Nice. My wife's pregnant for another month and a half but once she's good the wine will be flowing!! 
  • DobieDobie Posts: 3,082
    Around 250/week for me. 4 people, 1 hour north of DC in Maryland.
    That's pretty good, I'm thinking the cost of living there is a good bit higher than my area. There is some benefit to cooking in quantity. 
    Jacksonville FL
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,533
    Around 250/week for me. 4 people, 1 hour north of DC in Maryland.
    You can say Dundalk, don't be ashamed.


    $150ish a week here. 2 adults 3 kids. Bay area, ca
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,541
    Just me and my fiancee. I'm fat, she's skinny; I eat like a pig, she eats like a bird; I like beer and liquor, she doesn't drink.. Lol about $100/week
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  • DobieDobie Posts: 3,082
    Just want to add this isn't a judgement thread, BBQ was invented on making cheap meat cuts great. I wish I could make a cheap brisket fantastic  :|
    Jacksonville FL
  • SGHSGH Posts: 28,203
    Dobie said:
    Just want to add this isn't a judgement thread, BBQ was invented on making cheap meat cuts great. 
    If Hillary wins, I sure hope someone can tell me how to make great Spam and potted meat or I'm going to starve to death.  

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 28,203
    Dobie said:
    Just want to add this isn't a judgement thread, BBQ was invented on making cheap meat cuts great.
    Agree^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Since time immemorial, man has cooked what he could kill or scavenge over live fire. And there was a time that he did it without all modern luxurys that we now have. Like BGE's and custom smokers.  

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

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  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,827
    SGH said:
    Dobie said:
    Just want to add this isn't a judgement thread, BBQ was invented on making cheap meat cuts great.
    Agree^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Since time immemorial, man has cooked what he could kill or scavenge over live fire. And there was a time that he did it without all modern luxurys that we now have. Like BGE's and custom smokers.  
    Or a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. :smiley:

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  • DobieDobie Posts: 3,082
    edited June 2016
    SGH said:
    Dobie said:
    Just want to add this isn't a judgement thread, BBQ was invented on making cheap meat cuts great. 
    If Hillary wins, I sure hope someone can tell me how to make great Spam and potted meat or I'm going to starve to death.  
    Yeah Hillary doesn't have steaks


    Can't stand the b!tch BTW. 
    Jacksonville FL
  • SGHSGH Posts: 28,203
    DMW said:
    SGH said:
    Dobie said:
    Just want to add this isn't a judgement thread, BBQ was invented on making cheap meat cuts great.
    Agree^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Since time immemorial, man has cooked what he could kill or scavenge over live fire. And there was a time that he did it without all modern luxurys that we now have. Like BGE's and custom smokers.  
    Or a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. :smiley:

    Indeed sir =)

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  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 2,883
    Spam is the business. I will throw a can in next time I bbq something. 

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,413
    BYS1981 said:
    Around 250/week for me. 4 people, 1 hour north of DC in Maryland.
    You can say Dundalk, don't be ashamed.


    $150ish a week here. 2 adults 3 kids. Bay area, ca
    I'm in Frederick. Dundalk is more like 60 minutes Northeast of DC, hon.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,413
    Dobie said:
    Around 250/week for me. 4 people, 1 hour north of DC in Maryland.
    That's pretty good, I'm thinking the cost of living there is a good bit higher than my area. There is some benefit to cooking in quantity. 
    In addition, we mostly by organic or local/premium over commodity stuff.
  • westernbbqwesternbbq Posts: 2,453
    i would guess we spend 150- 200 a week on food on avg, and that includes the occasional splurges on steak and a nice bottle of wine.  We had to tighten it up lately but i can say this, having the bge has given me the chance to make spectacular food on a frugal budget.   my neighbor works at sysco so i get 90 lbs of shoulder for $80.    pulled pork,sausage, red chile, green chili, carnitas etc are all awesome off the bge.  Pizza, brisket, burgers and steaks are probably the family favorites.  
  • JstrokeJstroke Posts: 2,296
    Dobie said:
    Jstroke said:
    I feed 5 and it's similar.
    Wow $40 per person, that's outstanding. 
    Well, I try to be as scratch as possible which helps. And I buy meat in bulk. And the Costco bill hits pretty hard, but not every week. Overall it's pretty simple. But I would say higher in quality. Than "average". Of course, she does the bills, what do I know
    Columbus, Ohio--A Gasser filled with Matchlight and an Ugly Drum.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,466
    We try to shop wisely.  I'm not sure what we spend, will have to ask SWBMO.  She buys 80% of the groceries.  We do buy subprimals and in bulk, use the foodsaver.  Make as much as we can from scratch. 

    You can really blow through money buying prepared/processed food.

    We host a dinner party at least once a week and have friends over frequently, so we're cooking for more than 2 on average.
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  • ElijahElijah Posts: 478
    Like @SGH said eating/cooking to me is entertainment and food.

    I spend 100 a week for 2 adults. Our local grocery has a very good selection of on the shelf items, but lacks in meat and produce.

    I make a run when needed a few hours away and buy subprimals. Only feasible when I'm buying a hundo or more pounds really. 

    In Tigertown SC
  • XLentEGGXLentEGG Posts: 436
    Hard telling exactly..... Since I do all of the cooking , I buy the food. When a month has five Fridays in it , then it's meat time at BJs and RD. The rest I just fill in from Wally World and ALDI , as needed. The Foodsaver and Deep Freezer help a lot. 
    More meat please !! :-)
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 16,558
    Family of 4 (2 teenagers) 250/week, adult beverages, well that is just another story. We have a shrim boil coming up which we will spend a couple grand.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 2,415
    We spend around 250-300 per month for a family of 3.  We also purchase part of a cow and pig each year.  
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2 


  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,849
    It all depends if SRF is on the menu...
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