Wow. Okay. When I was trying to decide whether or not to start this blog, one of my concerns was that I wouldn't have anything good to talk about. (I know you're laughing about that, Sleek). Anyway, a few months ago Time magazine did a feature titled, "What the World Eats". It was quite interesting to get a peek into the kitchens (well, some didn't actually have kitchens) of people all over the world. One thing that surprised me most of all was how much some of these people spent on a week's worth of food. I almost fell out of my chair when I saw the food that the U.S. family chose to eat. I don't know why. I guess that is what people mean when they say "Standard American Diet". Plus, the amount they spent was just insane. How do people afford that? I try really hard to stick to a $100/week grocery budget. Some weeks I may not even spend that much, but of course other weeks I'll go over a little.
I thought it would be fun to take a picture of my week's worth of food and compare it to the families featured in "What the World Eats." It looks like we eat an insane amount of cheese, but my daughter insisted buying some Muenster cheese and my son just had to have string cheese. (And of course we're not going to eat that massive bag of dried chickpeas and the big bag of potatoes this week!)