After reviewing our spending habits lately I realized we were spending way too much money on food. Mainly because we get too lazy and do not want to cook. I decided one way I could help my family was by cutting our food bill in half. If I tell you how much money we were spending on food I think you would have a heart attack! Are you ready? We were spending 800 dollars a month on food and non food items like soap. So my goal for this month is 400 dollars which is still a pretty substantial amount for three people. Once we get to where we comfortably can do 400, I will try to reduce it to 300 but that will most likely be as low as I will go.

So to help accomplish this I will start writing a menu plan on Mondays to help stop the “I don’t know what to cook” days. Also, I just got done freezing a months worth of dinners from Once a Month Mom. And last but not least, I started to clip coupons. Let me tell you that is not fun but definitely worth it.

The month of dinners and a few breakfastes came to 180.00. That equals 3.21 a meal. Woot! That leaves me with 220.00 for the rest of the month for side dishes, lunches and non food items. I think I may be able to do this!

Here is my meal plan for the week: ( Take a look at other menus at orgjunkie.com!)

Monday

Deconstructed Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Rice
Veggie

Tuesday

Leftovers

Wednesday

Chicken and Chilies Casserole
Rolls
salad

Thursday

Leftovers

Friday

White Chicken Chili
Rolls
Salad

Saturday

Leftovers

Sunday

Parmesan Paprika Pork Chops
couscous
Veggie

Breakfasts

â—¦Apple Streusel Muffins
â—¦Silver Dollar Pear Pancakes
â—¦Breakfast Eggwiches

Snacks
Corn Dog Muffins