So last month this was how we (altough it is mostly I - I do most of the cooking and food shopping) spent on Food and Dining in November:
Okay, so my excuses are: We celebrated a friend’s birthday by buying the the table a round of Irish car bombs – it was an Irish pub after all - so we had quite a bar tab. We also had a big Thanksgiving. Even though I didn’t make all the food, I did drop around $70 at the local co-op buying local/organic cranberries, parsnips, pecans, Brussels sprouts and other various and sundry things. Then I went to the usually grocery store and bought more…
So here’s what we are going to do about it.
Goal: To spend less than $200 a month on groceries and less than
$100 a month on dining out for a total Food and Dining Budget of $300 a month.
That’s just $75 a week or about $10 a day. I say it is doable. A couple of the blogs I follow did $30 a month challenge – that’s just a $1 a day (per person). It was part of a hunger awareness campaign. So it could be worse I could be doing this on $90 for the whole month. We’ll see how this December goes before trying that challenge.
Now that I have evaluated the problem and I have made my excuses, I’m going to have to figure out how to implement the new Food and Dining Budget. Stay tuned.