Our grocery spending for February was $694. Combined with January, that puts us at $1161 for the year, under my goal of $600 a month. February was more expensive because we needed to stock up after eating the fridge and pantry down in January. I also made a stop at Trader Joe's when I was in the Twin Cities last month. I love that store. I love the cheeses, the produce, the pasta, the sauces, all of it! The prices are so good there compared to my town.
Lil Bud has really started to eat a lot. I've had to cook more food to feed us all. I still take leftovers for lunch everyday. Y shops for groceries just for his lunch and keeps them at work. I've also started to occasionally pack lunch for Lil Punk. Overall, we're just eating a lot more food which translates to more spent at the grocery store.
We spent $134 on eating out this month. That included me treating my friend to lunch, a play date for Lil Punk at McDonald's, having tacos with Y when he was working late and a few other lunches out. We eat out very infrequently and I don't see this as an area of concern. Unless we're in town for a specific event, its harder for us to go out to eat than whip something up at home. We even had a special Valentine's dinner at home with delicious shrimp from Trader Joe's.
How was your February for grocery spending?