Michael is already good at making budget plans, and he even has the discipline to see them through. I’ve grown leaps and bounds in that area over the last few months, which seemed impossible until I asked God to change my heart regarding money. Now I feel satisfied and excited about the opportunity to become a budgeting guru. (Okay, guru might be a stretch, but I’m definitely on my way to being good at it.)
I started tracking the amount that we spend on groceries last month, and we typically spend a few hundred dollars. I eat out significantly less now that I have the option to eat at home most days, but I’m not sure how that will affect the grocery budget yet. (I do know that it will be good though.)
We both eat smaller portions than we used to, but I don’t usually make the recipes smaller. He’s willing to eat leftovers until they’re gone, and lately, I’ve been cooking meals that we can freeze and eat again later. Earlier this week, I made shrimp and corn bisque, vegetable soup with beef, and chicken taco soup. Eat meal was pretty large, so I separated them into containers that would feed Michael and me once or twice, and I put them in the freezer. It’s so easy to serve food to friends too when all I have to do is pull a meal out of the freezer too.
I love working from home, and it allows me to do more of the other things I love too like cooking and baking, among other things. Having groceries on hand is important to me, but I also enjoy knowing where my money is going now.
How much do you spend on groceries? Do you keep track of it? If so, what’s the average per person? Does it fluctuate?