So here’s a tip that saves my family money & it saves me TIME! Menu Planning! Usually I plan my meals like say .. on a Saturday or Sunday. I make my menu for the whole week. Then I make a list of ingredients that I need for that week. I try to “STICK TO THE PLAN” during the week, but, I don’t stress out if things don’t always go as I plan. 😉
I made out this meal plan on Saturday, & Only spent $90 at the grocery! You do the math..
$90 for a family of 5. That’s $18 per person for a WEEK of food. That’s $3.60 a day. Well,.. that’s only supper & breakfast, & sandwiches for the kids at lunch.
Menu Planning makes my day/WEEK.. a whole lot better! On the days we’re away.. doing ball games.. it’s a Crock-pot night;) I might add that it helps to also have a good stocked pantry with main ingredient items on hand. For example.. 2 things I always have in my pantry.. cream of chicken & cream of mushroom soup! You can create a quick, and easy meal in minutes with these items on hand. 😉 Need help creating your pantry list try this site.
PLAN AHEAD IS THE KEY! 😉
SUNDAY= Taco Soup/Chips
MONDAY= Spaghetti Bake/Garlic Bread
TUESDAY= Fish & Grits/ Hush Puppy/ Coleslaw
WEDNESDAY= Crock-Pot Savory Pot Roast/Corn/ Peas
THURSDAY= Crock-Pot Sausage Jambalaya
SATURDAY= Kitchen is CLOSED! 😉
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