I haven't done a large food shopping in months, so I decided to bite the bullet and go for it. Two hunny and sixty bills later I was done. Youch. To my defense, I did buy some kind of pricey stuff (cheese, ground lamb), a good amount of meat (well - pork, chicken and turkey), and some extra fun stuff (coffee syrup) - but holy moly. I am hoping to make this shopping trip last except the trips for fresh stuff and I even might try my hand again at planning meals (when I owned a house and had an extra freezer I did a LOT of that). My lifestyle now supports more of a decide-dinner-the-night-before type situation but I KNOW I can save money by planning - so I will give it a try again.
Either way - 200 bucks I could have spent on boots so the food better be good. :)