I am really excited because I got to go with a friend to Sam's Club and stock up on some cheese and other goodies. We also went to the bread store. In the spirit of keeping our budget low, I was also writing down meals that we could possibly have from what we have in stock. I began re-evaluating our $12 a day budget. While we could make this work with a lot of effort, I would not find this very enjoyable. Also, I wanted to include more vegetable and fruits into our diet. So, I have bumped our budget up to $14 per day, average. I have a calendar to write our what we eat and how much it costs for every meal.
Fifteen dollars per day comes out to $420 per month. I am keeping this just as food. Here is the breakdown as a whole with the total cost at the end of the month:
Meals and snacks $420
Total for the month: $550
So, here we go again! I want to start this tomorrow, just to get in the habit before March. So I may post this here as well.