Week One of the challenge has officially passed, and I have to admit---we're doing great! (Although, why do I feel like it's been longer than a week?!) We stuck to our Menu Plan and only went to Grocery store for fresh fruit, veggies, dairy, and some amazing (almost!) free deals: We scored 2 boxes of Cheerios, 2 bagged salads, a 10 1b bag of potatoes and 2 pounds of Bananas for 35 CENTS!! Yes, folks, you heard me right!! A whopping 35 cents for ALL OF IT!!! THAT was a great deal! :-)
Since I'm trying to keep our usual $400 budget/month down to just $100 this month, we need all the deals we can get!! I have to say, it's really quite enjoyable and a great learning experience----I like being creative with our meals, and I am also enjoying being smart with every penny I spend!
So, week 1 Grocery spendings: $29.05 (Woohoo!)
It's also been a great relief to have our Menu Plan done for the entire month; I just might continue this! Here's our plan for week 2 of the challenge:
Monday 1/11: Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Tuesday 1/12: Spaghetti Carbonara, Garlic Bread Fantastique, Green Salad
Wednesday 1/13: Turkey Enchilada Casserole (freezer), homemade refried Beans, Tortilla Chips
Thursday 1/14: Chicken Curry over steamed white rice, Broccoli
Friday 1/15: Meatloaf (freezer), Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Corn
Saturday 1/16: Homemade Turkey Dinner: Turkey, Stuffing, Marbled Mashed Potatoes (freezer), Green Beans
Hope everyone had a great week 1 of the Challenge!! And, for a plethora of more menu ideas, check out: I'M AN ORGANIZING JUNKIE
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