I am limited to how much I can spend. I receive $168 in food stamps. And that is for one person for the month. I have a grocery list in my computer. I go over it about two days before I head out the door to shop. There are some items I never remove. Like sugar, milk, etc. I buy these whether I need them or not. Right now I have three five pound bags of sugar and two large canisters of coffee. I will have to remember to remove them. At the end of shopping I usually have about $75 dollars left to get through the rest of the month. And I usually only use half of that. So the next month I have even more money. Son #1 has my EBT card and if he runs out of his food stamps, he will use mine. And I an fine with that. With all that he does for me, I have no complaint if he needs something I can give him.
When I am baking, I spend more. Right now I am just cooking for myself. When summer comes I will be making potato salad and other dishes for my daughter for her pool parties in the back yard. So I will be spending more. Right now I buy three or four potatoes. For her parties, I will be buying a five pound bag. My spending goes up in the summer and around holidays.