Have you ever noticed that food seems to be the biggest monthly expense? It adds up quickly doesn’t it?
Part of my goal is to bring our food bills down which will give us more money to do the things we want to do and also re-route some of that money to pay off debt.
It’s not an easy task though especially when we are tired from work and all of our daily responsibilities. Sometimes cooking is the last thing I want to do when I get home and God forbid the other people in the household give me a dinner idea once in a while, right?
Here is what we ate last week and approximately what it cost us:
Whole Roasted Chicken, corn with fresh herbs and dinner rolls
Chicken and Rice Soup from the leftover chicken
Black Raspberry Pie and leftover pie crust treats
Dinner out – I didn’t take a pic but Scott was getting a bit hangry so we opted to eat out last Wednesday night
Lunch out – After working all morning at the Farmers Market on Saturdays we like to go to lunch
Dinner with friends – dish to pass was something quick because it was last minute.
For breakfasts: Oatmeal, cereal with berries and bagels and toast
Snacks: chips, s’mores, ice cream, popcorn,
Lunch was lots of leftovers and one day had soup for takeout
Total spent on Groceries: $97.25
Total spent eating out: $81.67
Total spent on food last week $178.94
Yikes! Not the number I want to see. Multiply that by 4 and potentially we could be spending over $700 a month just on food for 3 people.
I am not even adding in costs for supplies like saran wrap and tissues or personal care items like deodorant and toothpaste.
Lots of work to do in this department of our finances. LOTS of work. How are you all faring with keeping costs for food down?
Next update Tuesday July 20th. See you then! -MM