I allotted $61.55for the last five days of the month plus we have a cushion of $455.78 YTD and $839.37 in total.
What We Ate:
Grilled steak, rice, corn, strawberry shortcake (all from freezer); black bean casserole, Mac and cheese with salsa, lima beans and strawberry shortcake; pasta with meat sauce (using meatloaf from freezer), garlic cheese bread, three bean salad, fruit salad and cookies; Italian beef stir-fry and cranberry apple muffins; homemade pizza with three cheeses,sausage, onion and peppers
Aunt Millie's on trip home from Toronto $14.22
Lunch with Bill and Ginger. $14.06
We were able to eat from the freezer and the cupboard so our only cost were two meals out for a total of $28.28. That leaves $ 33.27 to add to the cushion. So, our YTD cushion is now $489.05 and our total cushion is now $ 872.64.
We are 181 days into the year and in total for groceries and meals out we have spent $ 1739.06. That averages out to $9.66/day and $ 4.83/person/day.
So far this year we have spent $ 207.41 eating out or $1.15/day.
For groceries we have spent $ 8.51/ day or $ 4.25 /person/day.