After the failure of October, I was determined that we would be better in November. We did much better than we did in October, but not as good as September. The overall spend for food was $1,229.
Monthly Spending Recap
Nov. Sept. Aug
Fast Food $71 $74 $79
Gas Station Food $52 $46 $100
Groceries $788 $647 $1,263
Restaurants $308 $222 $360
Total $1,229 $989 $1,802
Fast Food – Saved $3
Down $8 from August, but overall not a big place I see us cutting spending.
Gas Station Food – Increased $6
We went out of town and bought a couple snacks on the way. I am not real surprised about this slightly increased.
Groceries – Increased $147
We spent $94 at Costco in November and $0 in September. We also hosted a Thanksgiving brunch in November and did no hosting at our house in September.
Restaurants – Increased $86
While we were visiting family and friends this month we picked up a couple meal tabs that amounted to $100. We also ate out at local restaurants in our town a couple other times. I believe an average of $300 per month is pretty reasonable for us as we do enjoy eating out occasionally.
We are doing better than we started off in August, but I would like to see us reduce our monthly grocery bill to $550. Maybe December will be the month for this (fingers crossed)
Onward to December.