Tag: Meal planning

Too many choices

Too many choices

Grocery update: I am happy to say that I am sticking to the grocery budget! We spent $96.50 the first week and 92.30 the second. Since I have learned that meticulously planning and shopping for a $100 grocery budget for 5 people is incredibly time consuming, we are trying to […]

Restructured buying-Groceries

Restructured buying-Groceries

As I said in my last post, we got to get our spending in order. First I have to point out that our spending has not been flashy. We have never been to one of the Disneys, we don’t have a fancy TV (or any TV), and a 10 year […]

Figuring it out. With bonus brunch recipe

Figuring it out. With bonus brunch recipe

I am one week into my new routine. I am working on these goals: stronger willpower, more family closeness, and more productivity. Stronger willpower. I had some ridiculous successes in this one! I went to bed early every night. I got up before 6 am. I was sick on Friday […]

Meal Planning on the Fly

Meal Planning on the Fly

It is a bit messy, but here is the fireplace viw   This was all black and rather homely. Now it is cheerful   Our $10 facelift for the window   They light up   I painted the candlesticks aqua and black. I went through so many cans of aqua […]

Grocery day

Grocery day

We are trying to bring the grocery bill down. Last week we did a really big shop, so this week it was more fill in. We stayed in town and only hit three stores-the IGA, Safeway, and Dollar Tree. The Dude and I both went through our Safeway Just 4 […]

Saving at the grocery store

Saving at the grocery store

We are trying to bring down one of the biggest costs in our household: the grocery bill. I think the only thing higher is our rent. We have three teen and preteen boys in the house, and they can eat. We try to choose healthy, and we do eat dairy […]