Paleohacks has been a great source of info over the past 8 months as my family and I have gone paleo/primal. Thanks everyone! We are a happier, healthier family.
I survived the last round of county budget cuts but am now low man on the totem pole and I will definitely be laid off when the next crunch hits. We've been enjoying grass-fed beef, wonderful whole chickens at $26.00 each!!, $5 per dozen eggs, etc. This will all stop when I'm on unemployment.
Yesterday I was at the grocery outlet with my "honey do" list, thinking about Aravind's "coming out" as a paleo-vegetarian, Melissa's non-paleo food choices, Kurt Harris's %50 carbs,etc, and noticed to the left of me: Top Ramen (.16 per pkg), mac and cheese (.79 per box), hamburger helper (1.10 per box) and to the right of me: big, cheap bags of rice, beans, split peas, lentils.
Before we went paleo, we often ate casseroles and soups using lentils, split peas, etc. Often we would add some meat but not much -- a little goes a long way.
However, nowadays, a little meat doesn't go a long way. We need a lot of meat to feed our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids). I don't believe we'll be able to call ourselves "paleo/primal" anymore. And I'm wondering: Will Paleohacks have anything to offer us in the way of support and advice when all we can afford is a pound of burger and one stewing chicken per week? I'm depressed. It wasn't easy getting those kids off breakfast cereal and pbj's! Now what?