I am going to base my answers based on the current circular for Foods Co. I am in Northern, CA.
Based on their 2 page circular ad this is what I could get and have to make due with:
Chicken leg quarters @ .99 cents a lb
Dry pintos/bulk bin @ 2lbs for $1
1lb shredded cheese @ $2 a bag
72 count corn tortillas @ 1.99 a pack
Green bell peppers @ 3 for $1
2lb bag frozen corn @ $2 (not on their circular but average price there)
Apples or bananas @ .80 cents a lb
So then I'd have to divide how much I could get in order to stay in $10...
I would hope for a smaller pack of chicken at $4... then 1lb of pintos are .50... 3 bell peppers for $1... corn $2,,, tortillas $2... at this point I am stuck with, before tax, .50 cents and could penny pinch an apple and banana if I were lucky. I would NOT be able to get the cheese then. I could go a vegetarian route and skip the chicken and get more pintos and add the cheese and that would work. I would be able to get more fruit that way as well. Regardless, see how fast things add up? and that is with already low prices.
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ~Chinese Proverb~