$400 - 500 per month.
Buy bulk from Costco.
Break down large roast for stews and soups, chicken for a myriad of dishes. and turkey. Wife does not like seafood (except shrimp) so we will buy a bag of 16-20 shrimp and use in an occasional shrimp cocktail for a treat.
Buy tomato products by the case.
Pasta, beans and rice in large bags.
Eat out once in a while. but not much more than $30 for two since it is usually breakfast or lunch (being seniors helps get discounts).
We freeze what we have not eaten and time and date it all so we know what is still edible after a period of time. So many dished freeze well.
“Buy bulk from Costco.”
How can you shop at that commie outfit and call yourself a conservative?
j/k but that’s the attitude too often that if you buy/watch/listen to any enterprise with a lefty you should hang your head in shame and you have forfeited your conservative bona fides.
That fact is, we can’t avoid them altogether. Kills me to shop at Costco, but I do it to the same $400-500/mo. tune as you.