We spend about 400 Zloty to 500 Zloty (EUR100-EUR125) a week on food. We have all the supermarkets close to our flat. Once a week we go for a big shopping but when Kamilla brings the kids from school she buys few things. When the big multinational supermarkets opened in the area all the small shops went bankrupt, they couldn't compete on the prices. We are looking for a balance between quality and price in the food we buy. Sometimes the cheapest things aren't the best buys. We care about the eggs so we buy them form a local farmer. Also Kinga cannot drink the milk from the supermarket so we get that from a farmer.
We always cook and eat at home, the only exception is when we buy a ready made "Flaki" a traditional Polish meat stew. Everyday the four of us eat together. The family dinner is a celebration for us. We sit all together and we talk to the kids but we don't talk during eating, only afterwards. We know that we had a good meal when we feel full. Also we have to bear in mind what the kids like, we don't cook meals that the kids don't like. We eat when Tomek comes back from work and Kinga from school. Kamilla cooks the meals; she learned how to cook from her family. When Kamilla was in the hospital to give birth to Katarzyna Tomasz was cooking spaghetti everyday and Kinga liked that a lot. Our son Lukasz comes back from work at 11 and he is tired, his mother sleeps so he orders Pizza and beer. That is his diet.