Is $5 per person supposed to be some kind of good deal?
We have 4 people in my family, and yes, we cook almost every meal. However, I consider $2.50 per person for a dinner a good deal. Once in a blue moon for a special occasion we may cook something really pricy like good seafood that might come out to $5.00 per person. That is not a realistic goal for daily dinners though. For someone like me who cooks day after day, if I am going to splurge and pay $5.00 per person, we are heading to a restaurant. I find you to be completely out of touch to say it is a challenge to feed your family for $5.00 or less per day. If you are telling people that is some kind of bargain, then they are going to head out to the nearest fast food joint and hit the dollar menu, because they can sure as heck feed their families on less than $5.00 per person there and not have to cook it and then believe that they did themselves some kind of favor. I routinely cook dinner for my family of 4 for about $10 to $12, and that does not account for the fact that there are leftovers that we can pack for lunches. And no, I am not feeding them gruel or even processed foods, and our kids eat a LOT. If I spent $20 or more per night on homecooked dinners we would be destitute. I find that you are completely out of touch with the reality of people’s wallets and even a little bit patronizing. $5 per person may be a difficult goal for people who are used to eating at high quality restaurants a lot or living on filet mignon and lobster, but for average people, that is really not any kind of target, certainly not one that would save them any money. I suppose a big problem is that people just don’t know how to cook. I can’t relate to that. It’s not rocket science, people—just do it.