Anyway...this summer I have taken a step towards peace of this sort by going grocery shopping once a month. Pretty much. You might think it's not worth trying for some of the reasons I cited above and for a few more of your own. That's fine with me. I'm just going to share what I do in case it helps someone. There are three things that factor into this without which I would probably NOT try it:
1. My husband gets paid once a month making it easy for me to take my whole month's grocery budget at one time.I will be sharing in two more posts how I do this. Maybe you can take away a few of the ideas for your own family. Or maybe you can see once and for all that this NOT an option for your home. Either way, be sure to check back.
2. I can do my shopping on a Saturday when my husband is home to stay with the kids (and help me unload groceries when I get home!).
3. I have an extra freezer in my basement.