Awesome idea! It's just me and my rabbits, so I try to stick to a food budget of about $50/week, including drinks and papergoods and such. It's a bit high for one person, but I never come home with nearly as much as I think I should for the prices. As I haven't been trying very hard lately - whoops - I am now back on the wagon! I don't do coupons, mostly because I find it's cheaper to buy the storebrand of things. Also, for herbs, I check the Mexican food aisle where most of the herbs I use are faaaar cheaper than the fancy 'spice' aisle at the grocery store!
I made some black beans and rice in the crockpot for dinner ...
1.5 cups of rice - $.25 (I buy the biiiiig bag and it was on sale for 3.99!) 2 cans of black beans - $1.50 (I know dried is cheaper, but I didn't have any) 1 can of diced tomatoes - $.80 1 tsp. of garlic - $.05 various other spices - $.05 1/4 onion - $.25 carrots - $.50 1 cube vegetable bouillon - $.25
grand total .... $3.65 with 6 big servingsf or $.60/serving. As it's just me, that will do me for lunches this week (along with the soup I made last week) and a few dinners. Woot! Or, if I get sick of it, I'll pop it in the freezer for later.
I think I might go dig through my craft hoard today to see what recycled things I've stashed away. (I think I'm going to start saying "craft hoard" instead of "craft stash". It makes me feel like a dragon).