$25 menu plan, weekly review

$25 Grocery Budget–Week 5 Review

The fifth week of my challenge has come and gone, and we did much better this week than last, but we continue to have difficulty with adhering to our menu plan.  Sue Chef pointed out that it has been a month, and we have still not had pulled pork sliders or Linguine with Clam Sauce.  She’s right, but fortunately, the ingredients for those two dishes are safely stored in the freezer and in the pantry.  She also pointed out that the Menu Board really is a Suggestions Board.   This is true. 

The Third $25 Grocery Haul and Menu Plan--Seriously Over Budget

The Third $25 Grocery Haul and Menu Plan–Seriously Over Budget

Up to this point, we have done fairly well with adhering to our $25 grocery budget, and we began this week’s shopping trip feeling optimistic, but because my work schedule has been crazy, I didn’t have the opportunity to really think and plan before heading to the grocery store.  Instead, I headed to the store without a plan, and I hadn’t consulted my family regarding what they might like to eat during the coming week.    As a result, things didn’t go as planned. I studied the sale papers, and since I would be in a neighboring community, I planned a […]