Here's a simple recipe that really produces a great meat loaf.
2 lbs ground meat
Kneed. Bake in covered loaf pan for about 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees.
For my family of 4, with cat and 2 dogs, we spend $200-$250 per week. However, we never eat out. We also purchase mostly organic food, lots of high quality meats, breads, cereals, some pre-prepared foods, etc. We skimp on nothing and the frig is mostly full. None of us is obese. Two of us are quite thin.