The Price of Food

We went grocery shopping with the girls yesterday. I made a menu plan for the next two weeks and worked up a shopping list from that. We have plenty of meat from our summer order but I'll need to add fresh dairy and produce. The total for this "spree"?


$316.45


To which Aba exclaims, "if this feeds our family for two weeks, this family needs to go on a diet!" 


I actually was quite pleased with how we did. Our pantry was so bare our dinner option was rice and beans cooked only with an onion because I had no other veggies and I have no idea what breakfast would have been.


I'll likely spend another $100 on the dairy and produce depending on guests for Shabbat. So say I underestimated supplies and we end up spending $500 for two weeks. Is that really high? Am I off base or is Aba out-of-touch with reality?