I thought long and hard about the amount of money needed for food in 2014, but in the end decided to keep the budget at £200* a month (for now). It will be changing a little in the summer as we're expecting B to come home after uni for a short while (long while?), but he'll be paying board, so I'll up the budget accordingly.
*I've spent an average of £217 a month this year, so £200 seems a good amount to aim for.
December Grocery Spending:
So far this month I've spent £106.19 - which includes my already ordered shopping for December 23rd. This leaves me with 93.81 for the next 17 days - totally doable even with 3 of us to feed (B is home next week).
Food cupboard + Freezer Inventory:
Here's a list of the food we have in our pantry and freezer before today. I'll be using this, and the food being delivered later, to make a menu plan for the rest of the month.
Have you set your grocery budget for 2014? Are you increasing it compared to this year? Or are you trying to lower it?