I'd like to join. Right now we are only two humans and two kitties. I try to keep our grocery budget to $125/mo. as our income is very low. Unfortunately we did get food from restaurants early in the month because I just couldn't bring myself to cook after losing my mom, but I think I'm OK now, even if it's just simple stuff like taco rice or what have you. I'm having a hard time staying to budget this month because I'm so drained I'm much more susceptible to buying things I want but don't need.
8th: Meijer $43.87 we got
Egg nog (indulgence)
2# deli ham
big bag of cat food
12pk soda (an addiction I am trying to break, very slow going)
3 boxes crackers
lettuce - enough for our salads for a week
smoked salmon cream cheese (an indulgence)
5 cans tomatoes
Garden Vegetable chips (had free coupon)
3 jars spaghetti sauce
8# bscb tenders
9th: Trader Joe's $10 (put change in jar so it's not exact amount)
Brie (another indulgence)
capers, big jar
Lox (indulgence again but it makes me $4 worth of happy)
My shopping list for this week includes CVS - no really great deals but going to stock up on cola as it's 4/$9 and we have enough bottle/can returns to cover the cost practically. Meijer shopping list is pretty basic, as we are basically pretty set right now with canned and frozen veggies both from the CSA this summer and from the store, as well as a lot of chicken, shrimp, enough hamburger for chili that will feed us 8-10 times, and DH's dad got a deer so we can get some venison at no cost. I am in desperate need of restocking my rice supply - I've got one pot's worth left, and I always buy the 20# or so bags from the Japanese store since that's the rice I really prefer. So that will be $15 or so this month.
Total so far then is $53.87. Oh plus like $8 on HPTs
Edited to add that I feel like I should be able to trim this budget more if I could just give up some of the indulgences and do more planned leftovers.