I never would have bought this many groceries at once, had my fridge not been completely emptied by repairs and flu.
According to Meal Management, ingredients for these 21 meals should cost between $18 and $20 (1956 prices).
2008 price? $62 at a small local grocer, with flour and oil from my pantry.
The book recommends 38 pounds of fruits and vegetables, both fresh, canned, and juiced.