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 […]
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 […]
With Food storage, there is a fine line between enough and too much. For this post, I had considered making a list of all of the items I would need to buy in order to make my two week menu plan along with quantities, but I realized that it wouldn’t be relevant. Each families situation is unique. This decision has to be your own. In […]
In our last post, we looked at the meals that my family ate for the last two weeks and decided to use those items as the basis for a proposed 2 week rotating menu. You can use this same principle to figure out what to include in your family’s food storage. Let’s look at that list of meals again. Breakfasts: Bagels, cereal, oatmeal, french toast […]