$25 menu plan, weekly review

$25 Grocery Budget–Week Six Review

The sixth week of our $25 grocery budget challenge is finished, and I will no longer be posting my grocery hauls and menu plan here on Patty Cake’s Pantry.   This challenge has been a learning experience for all of us, and I was surprised that I didn’t feel like we were deprived during this time.  Except for my refusal to buy soft drinks, no one had any complaints.  I bought soft drinks for our family during my over budget, third week on this challenge.     Since soft drinks have no nutritional value, and they are expensive, I am attempting to relegate […]

Can I feed my family of 5 for $25 a week?

$25 Menu Plan–Week 4 in review–The cost of not having a plan…

This week’s review is about the cost of not having a good plan. You will recall that during my third week of this challenge, I went to the store without a plan.  I purchased what was on sale, and what seemed like a good idea, but I didn’t have a plan for how I would be using those items.  Because I didn’t have a plan, I didn’t know how much I would need for the week.  Because I hadn’t planned my menu for the week, I didn’t complete any weekend prep work.    Added to this, my work schedule has been […]

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 […]

Our Second $25 Grocery Haul and Menu Plan

Our Second $25 Grocery Haul and Menu Plan

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.

$25 Grocery Haul

The $25 Grocery Haul

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. 

Can I feed my family of five for $25 per week

Can I Feed My Family For $25 Per 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 […]