Monday, August 8, 2011

Meal Planning Monday: a beginning

To keep myself from wandering aimlessly around the grocery store, spending twice as much as planned, and coming home without half the things I needed, I decided to get myself back into the habit of planning meals for the week before I go shopping!

We have a budget of $75 per week for the four of us.  Hubby's lunches are very dull...he prefers the same thing day after day.  I typically eat leftovers for my lunch while the kids eat simple sandwiches, bits of cheese, and animal crackers for dessert.  That leaves just suppers to be planned.
Monday: Spaghetti, garlic toast, carrot and celery sticks
Tuesday: Pot roast, potatoes, corn
Wednesday: Nachos
Thursday: Asian beef and noodles
Friday: Meatballs, mashed potatoes, broccoli
Saturday: Leftovers
Sunday: Italian chicken tenders, rice, green beans

This week I have most of what I need on hand, so I plan to use the remainder of the budgeted amount to lay in a supply of canned goods that are on sale.

1 comment:

  1. I'm trying the whole only-this-much-cash-for-groceries-this-month thing, too. So far, it's working - I think August may be our un-doing, though! *L* Somehow, I've spent nearly all the grocery money! *L*

    And, last week, I actually planned out the meals and it worked well. I planned today's meals and tomorrow's and haven't been inspired enough to do the rest of the week yet - so thanks for your ideas!