I’m so excited, I can hardly stand it!
I actually stuck to my grocery budget.
I actually stuck to my grocery budget because I actually had a grocery budget.
Oh. my. This whole better grocery budget thing feels good!
I planned a menu by shopping from my pantry and freezer as much as possible. I went to the grocery store on my official grocery shopping day, and I refuse to step foot inside the store until I do my next big shopping trip. And when making my grocery list, I watched my grocery budget amount very carefully while keeping our family’s priorities on my mind. I didn’t even use any coupons this week, so I can’t wait to see how much better I can do when I jump back into that aspect of saving money!
Check out the Better Grocery Budget series for the secrets to this week’s money-saving success!
Here’s this week’s menu plan:
Breakfasts around our house tend to be a fend-for-yourself affair. I try to keep a wide enough selection of items on hand that the kids can either fix for themselves or can fix with minimal help. Also, since my husband works a job with odd hours, every meal is not a “family meal”. When Dad is at work, I try to keep things simple to save time and my sanity (well, whatever sanity I have left by dinner time.). I’ve marked our “family meals” with an asterisk (*).
Homemade English muffins
Cheese, lunchmeat, crackers
Mac & cheese
Ramen noodles, salad
Veggies and dip
Pasta with garlic and olive oil, salad
Navy Bean Soup and Lentil Soup (both from the freezer), homemade bread, salad
*Chicken gyros, salad
Pancakes , homemade syrup, smoothies
Be sure to check out more menu ideas over at Menu Plan Monday.