Here's to another week of living on a $150 grocery budget, becoming debt free and "living like no one else, so later we can LIVE LIKE NO ONE ELSE" (Dave Ramsey).
WOW, what a week and if I didn't go over budget on food, I went WAY over budget on debt withdrawals at the doctor's office. This I did not account for: Twin A: strep throat & tension headache (1 doctor visit and 2 prescriptions later); Little Boy: Sick and Home from school one day (another missed day of work); Twin B: another doctors visit for celiac testing and then just when I thought the worse was yet to be. My husband was drivin' home from work by his boss suffering from severe headache pain (doctors office visit and and emergency room visit with more tests to come this week)! Okay, did I have enough or did I have enough! Good thing my freezer is full, my cupboards are over flowing and I have a back-up plan for dinners, meals and more!
I started today with my grocery shopping for the week; already hit Target and Vons for their deals and have a little bit left in my wallet for those things I run out of and/or forget (like MILK, it never fails)!!! I am thinking of making a spread sheet because, I never know if that Tide on sale in the small bottle is sometimes a BETTER deal then the big bottle using multiple coupons etc. This week I am gonna start a list of things I always buy, no matter what and try and figure out the LOWEST cost and at least send the spread sheet to my Blackberry, so I will have it at whatever store I may be at. (I will let you know if this works or not)!
Here is our Family Meal Planning for this week. I'd love to hear if you have any short cuts, tricks or tips.
Check back and we will link the actual recipe!
(not all recipes will become reality so if there is not a link, we haven't made it yet)