I thawed a turkey I got on sale after Thanksgiving (Canadian). Roasting it for dinner tonight, alongside carrots from the garden, pan-fried kale from the garden, and a roasted squash (cut in half, empty seeds, add butter/maple/garlic, roast till soft, mash - THE BEST).
All in all, including the squash we bought, that should make a meal for under 12$ and feed 4, PLUS at least a few lunches worth of soup from the broth, PLUS meat to do freezer meals for at least 4-5 dinners (casserole-type things with broccoli and rice and a bit of cheese, mostly). Like, even adding the ingredients for the extra meals (say, 20$ total), we're talking about meals for about 50 cents per person.
And not even high-sodium ramen-style meals for 50 cents. Real and reasonably healthy whole foods-type meals.
Bless having cooking skills is what I'm saying.