Ok I wanna play! I have never done this before, so it should be interesting!
I have set my self a goal of $4000 for the year for everything~food, hba, home use items, entertainment (eating out, movies, etc). The only think that I will not be counting in this is our gas to school (70 miles round trip 5days a week) but will be counting "running to town gas" & "shopping trips" in it (15 miles either way).
So unofficially my goal is $333 per month, but just for food, hba, actual stockpile items that count here, I am gonna go with half or $166.50. This will be for a family of 4. Myself, DH, DD, & DS. Of course he eats like 2 so I should say a family of 5 lol. Plus 3 dogs. We'll see!