BIG CHRISTMAS: Enjoying their new PS4 are Bonell family (back row from left) Natalie, Karl, Jesse, Samuel, Katelyn, Claire, Cameron, Brooke, Sabrina, Timothy, parents Jeni and Ray Bonell and (front row from left) Nate, Eric, Damian, Rachel, Eve and Brandon.
BIG CHRISTMAS: Enjoying their new PS4 are Bonell family (back row from left) Natalie, Karl, Jesse, Samuel, Katelyn, Claire, Cameron, Brooke, Sabrina, Timothy, parents Jeni and Ray Bonell and (front row from left) Nate, Eric, Damian, Rachel, Eve and Brandon. PlayStation Australia

How to cook for Australia’s largest family

AUSTRALIA'S largest family has taken to YouTube to show just how much meat the family buys and keeps in their freezer.

The Bonells, a Toowoomba-based family, is made up of mum Jeni and dad Ray, plus 16 children: Jesse, Brooke, Claire, Natalie, Karl, Samuel, Cameron, Sabrina, Tim, Brandon, Eve, Nate, Rachel, Eric, Damian and Katelyn.

In the video, called Big Family Meat Haul, members of the family, including mum Jeni, go on a meat stock-up shop.

"We've got a lot of groceries here, the real problem is getting it into the car afterwards," Mrs Bonell said.

Some of the meat bought on the shopping trip will be used throughout the week, while some of it will be frozen and used in the future.

"(We bought) eight packs of chicken with 1.2kg of chicken breast in each pack," Mrs Bonell said.

She said four packs of chicken breast would create about two meals for the family.

The family also bought two lamb roasts and 10 leg roasts each at about 2kg.

"When we have 22 people here, I usually cook two roasts and have enough left over for (school lunches)," Mrs Bonell said.

They also bought other items like tomatoes, celery and milk.

"Six three litre bottles of milk will get us through half a week if we're careful with it," she said.

Mrs Bonell also shared some tips on saving money when buying items like pasta.

"If you look right down the bottom (of the shelf) you can buy the same product for 65 cents (instead of $1)," she said.



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