Monday, March 25, 2013

My Grade would be an F

If I were to be graded lately on the frequency of my posts, I'd probably recieve a big 'ol F.

Sorry about that...since last Wednesday, the days have flown by.  So....

I'm happy to say, that while I sit here watching one of my favs...(Castle), I'm already dreaming of Spring Break next week, and how that will make my menu preparing that much easier.

I've already been sitting here for the last couple of hours planning my menu for the next week, matching it up to the supermarket sale flyers, and what I have in my pantry.

I'm feeling a little like this.

(This picture makes me laugh.)

I think I've got the menu nailed down, though, and unfortunately my budget has to be bigger this week since we'll be home for lunch...Ugh....

We're having pizza, sweet and sour chicken with eggrolls, homemade chicken nuggets, breakfast sandwiches and strawberries, spaghetti and bread, and two Easter meals to name a few.

It's one of the hardest things to do every week, match up my meal plan with my grocery budget.

But if I didn't, it would put us in the hole.

Food has gotten SO EXPENSIVE, and that's what's the hardest to swallow.

How do you deal with menu planning and the cost?  I'd LOVE to know some insider tips.

1 comment:

  1. First off... love the swimming pigs! I didn't really think about pigs swimming before this ;)

    Sorry to say I'm not much help with food budgeting... my kids moving out (probably not an option for you) has certainly saved us money and not just on food! Of course we had to get past the college part first which was even harder.... sigh. I DO try to plan meals ahead (not at the store while shopping), I use a shopping list, sale flyers and we BOTH take our lunch to work... but it sounds like you already do all of these things! Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on your view) my husband only eats about 7 different meals so it's easy to shop sales and stock up!

    Good luck,


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