Cooking Large, Saving Cash: Cheap Large Meals Quiz
by Staff
It's the end of the month and money's tight, but stomachs are rumbling and you have to figure out how to plan inexpensive meals for your large family without breaking the bank. Take this quiz to find out if you'd be able to make it through the week with some change to spare, and maybe even learn a little about American food spending habits in the process.

In which of the following countries do families spend the largest portion of their income on food, according to the USDA?

  • United States
  • Denmark
  • Azerbaijan

Which of the following cuts of beef is the least expensive?

  • rib
  • chuck
  • short loin

True or False: Cooking vegetarian meals can save you money.

  • true
  • false

How many people make up the average American family?

  • 4.25
  • 3.19
  • 2.59

True or False: Buying food in bulk from a warehouse store will always save you money because your price per volume is lower.

  • true
  • false

According to the USDA, what percent of the average family's disposable income is spent on food?

  • 5.5
  • 9.4
  • 12.8

Where on the shelf in the grocery store will you generally find the least-expensive items?

  • on the bottom shelf
  • on the top shelf
  • at eye-level

True or False: You can double a recipe to feed the whole crew by simply doubling all of the ingredients on the list.

  • true
  • false

According to the USDA, does the average American family spend more money eating at home or dining out?

  • eating at home
  • dining out

Fruits and veggies are cheaper when you buy them how?

  • organically
  • in season
  • out of season

True or False: 10 pounds of small potatoes will usually cost less than 10 pounds of large potatoes.

  • true
  • false

True or False: Fresh fruits and veggies are usually more nutritious than frozen veggies.

  • true
  • false

Which day of the week will you find the best deals at the supermarket?

  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Sunday

What's the best time of day to grocery shop when looking for a bargain?

  • right when the store opens
  • in the evening or just before closing
  • in the middle of the day when everyone is at work

True or False: Eating healthier is cheaper.

  • true
  • false

What's the most important rule for staying on budget when shopping for a large family?

  • Only buy food in bulk.
  • Don't shop when you're hungry.
  • Plan ahead.

True or False: Shopping without your children can help you save money.

  • true
  • false

True or False: Foods that require more preparation are usually cheaper than foods that require less preparation.

  • true
  • false

True or False: You can freeze bread that's about to expire to make it last longer.

  • true
  • false

Which is cheaper: uncooked chicken cutlets or a cooked rotisserie chicken?

  • uncooked chicken cutlets
  • rotisserie chicken