Woo hoo! We stayed within our budget this week!! Our grand total was $57! It seems like it was easier this week, too. I felt like we were buying a lot of extra stuff (the hubby has been missing snacks, so we picked up some crackers and pretzels even though they’re not technically part of a meal). We also bought the ingredients for homemade ice cream for a special Labor Day treat. Even with all those extras, we made it!
Thanks again to everyone who offered tips and advice! :)
And now on to the meal plan for this week:
Sunday: Chicken and broccoli stir fry
Monday: Burgers and oven fries (in honor of Labor Day!)
Wednesday: Pasta with meat sauce
Thursday: BLT sandwiches
Friday: Homemade pizza
For breakfast we bought cereal and eggs. Lunches will be leftovers, salads, and sandwiches, as usual. We decided to keep things very simple this week. I’m sure that’s part of why it was easy to stay within budget. But hey, I’m all about simplicity!
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good job! :) sometimes keeping it simple for a while is all you need to stay within the budget. and simple doesn’t always mean blah!
Yum – it is fun to do complicated (expensive!) dishes sometimes, but it is so much more satisfying to stay in budget! And, as my husband says, when the food is in front of you, it’s all you really want!
Congrats on your budget successes!
Wow! That sounds like a good menu for $57. I am not good at budget shopping, but I am working on it. I have started the menu planning and that seems to help a lot. It gives me focus at the store so I am not wandering and buying things I don’t necessarily need.