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!)
Chicken and Chilies Casserole
White Chicken Chili
Parmesan Paprika Pork Chops
Corn Dog Muffins