Can we live on $33 a week?

For the month of May, I’m thinking—just thinking, mind you—about slashing my grocery budget. The last time I tracked my expenditures, I spent $280 on food in a month on three people. (We also entertained five house guests during that time.) So this May, I’m thinking of going much, much lower: $33 a week. That figure will include going out to eat, which just might put a cramp in our weekly brunching habit.


Time to dust off the homemade bagel recipe.

What do you think? Can we feed a family of three on $33 a week without starving or subjecting ourselves to a month of beans, rice, and ramen? Give me your advice for cheap eating!