I spend a small fortune each month on just myself, and my dog...but i don't go out for dinners or lunches....I enjoy my meals and am never deprived. I try to watch it a bit...but ordering bison, getting organic veggies...free range chicken thighs..eggs..it adds up monthly and FAST...... I will never settle for less! I try to have sardines three times a week on alternate days for dinners ...to save on the chicken a bit, but that's about as thrifty as I've gotten. I also have to purchase whole rabbits and chickens for my dog..as well as lamb liver which I try to eat as well although it's crucial my pup gets it at least weekly.
*sigh*..... the two of us are quite a pair... ;-) broke, but well fed... :-) (I'm in Canada...everything costs more here)