How much do you spend on groceries in a month? Check out this article. Generally, I'm pretty careful about groceries. I shop at Costco a lot, and stick to a list whenever I go grocery shopping. Generally, I have a few meals planned for the week, mostly based on what I have on hand. Once a week I'll go grocery shopping and get the few items I'll need for the week that we may be out of, and stock up on sale items.
I hate letting food go to waste, and fortunately for me, my hubby has no problems with leftovers! Owning a wedding/banquet facility helps, too. We donate a lot of food to the local community kitchen, but we also get some awesome leftovers from catered weddings and parties! My budget is $150 every two weeks and that feeds three adults. I did spend $300 on beef back in November that wasn't included in that amount, also.
Compared to most of my friends, I think that's pretty cheap, but I'm really curious how much the "average" family spends. I've never really factored in dining-out expenses, though. Generally, I don't eat out a lot, especially since I started the whole gluten-free eating (which, by the way, flew out the window the last three weeks, but that's another post for another day!), but I do enjoy breakfast at McDonald's way too much, and the hubby likes his Friday-night clam chowder at The Burg! I've decided this year I'm going to try and keep better track of how my money is spent and see if I can reduce my budget even more. We'll see how it goes.