This concludes the second week of our $25 dollar grocery budget. Honestly, this hasn’t really been that difficult, except when you consider that I went a little over budget. No one is complaining, and no one is requesting food that we don’t have in the house. In fact, I think that everyone has been fairly content with what we’ve been eating.
The first week of our plan has gone very well, except for the fact that we didn’t eat everything on our menu. We still had some leftover roast beef in our refrigerator, so I turned that into chimichangas. We also had leftovers from some of the meals, so we will be carrying over a few of the menu items for this week.
Life happens, and the best of plans are sometimes disrupted. That’s how life is around here, too. We had a menu plan and the groceries to carryout that plan, but a special request by one of the kids, the discovery of some leftovers in the fridge that needed to be used up, and a couple of late nights at work resulted in deviation from the planned dinner menu. Being willing to deviate from the plan, and having a well stocked pantry helped us to pull together some really quick meals. This helped prevent trips to the drive through. This past […]
Today’s post is part 3 in a series that will determine if I am able to feed my family of 5 for $25 per week. This restrictive budget was inspired by Amanda from The Fundamental Home, who routinely feeds her family of 5 for that same amount. In my last post, I reviewed the steps I took prior to making my shopping list for the weekly trip to the grocery store. I was concerned that adhering to this restrictive budget wouldn’t be possible.
In my previous post, I might have mentioned that I was going to try to and emulate the grocery budget of Amanda from the fundamental home, and feed my family of five for $25 per week. This week, I am going to share my inventory and the menu plan for my first $25/week grocery budget. It was really an enlightening experience. Read on to learn the steps that I took to feed my family for $25 this week.
I have been trying to find ways to be more frugal. I have also been trying to get a tighter hold on our budget to help pay off some debt. In my pursuit of becoming more fiscally responsible, I have been studying the blogs of others who are saving money on their grocery budget. After all, groceries are one of the areas where I feel that I can try to save the most money. I thought I was doing well with allowing only one dollar per person per meal, but I found someone who made me feel like a complete […]