The other day I had this conversation with fellow pre-school Mom while waiting for the bus:
Her: Man, I think I blew the food budget for this week. I spent close to 5000 yen.
Me: Oh, if you don't mind me asking how much do you usually spend a week? For the four of us we average about 8000 yen.
Her: Wow, what are you eating steak everyday? I hardly ever spend more than 3000 yen a week. (There are also four people in her family.)
(Thinking to myself- how in the world do you do it?!?!?)
So, my question is this, am I crazy for spending about $100 a week (give or take) for groceries for a family of four? Any thrifty secrets to share?