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not THAT much of a larger family, but 3 dcs 2 adults shopping for food. How to buy?

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SlartyBartFast Wed 15-Jul-09 22:28:05

it is so annoying that all food stuffs, meat, fish only seems to cater for a family of 4.
How to solve that problem?

AppleandMosesMummy Thu 16-Jul-09 12:32:48

Pad it out with beans and veg basically, everyone eats too much meat anyway, we only need a tiny portion each day.

juuule Thu 16-Jul-09 14:45:18

Buy double?

Use less as AaMM says?
You don't need lots of meat.

Jaquelinehyde Thu 16-Jul-09 14:59:28

We just make it stretch if cooking from scratch I don't notice the difference at all.

If your talking ready made foods like packs of pies and fish. Then I cant help as we rarely have them. If we do I dip out and share one with the youngest.

SlartyBartFast Thu 16-Jul-09 20:21:45


FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 16-Jul-09 20:25:07

We are 2 adults, 3 kids too.

I find that 2 of the kids will eat one piece of meat and sometimes it will do all three if it is a big piece. They kids don't eat a lot of meat unless it is roast chicken so I don't need to buy a lot.

I also do lots of veg and potatoes to go with it.

Lilyloo Thu 16-Jul-09 20:26:54

Same here i don't do the pre packed pies etc
but with fresh meat dd1 and 2 usually share a piece or we bulk it out with veg and potatoes

SlartyBartFast Thu 16-Jul-09 20:28:43

mainly pork chops <<which i like>>
i used to share with youngest, but come unstuck with fish,.... and pies - can't really eat those any more, or give myself or youngest smallest portion,

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