I am sick of cooking the same things, I feel that to keep costs down, I'm really limited to what I can make. Our food budget is $150/wk, and that doesn't include the $15 I now have to send with my teen for lunch at school. (although ~ The way he eats, $15 is a STEAL!) I have a meal idea sheet, and I try to go off that.. I'm trying to get down a rotating type menu, hoping that will help, and allow me to buy staples that go on sale more often. I would also love to know how / if any of you cook with a crockpot, and do you need to use 2? I like making ribs (about the only thing I know how to make in the crockpot! - recipes appreciated ) but they don't all fit into 1 crockpot.. so I only make them on a night that I'm missing either ds1 or dh.