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Menu Plan: 8/22-8/28

by Karen on August 24, 2009

I had an absolutely fantastic weekend doing nothing at all. We went to the grocery store and the gym, but other than that we didn’t leave the house and barely left the couch. After last week’s marathon road trip to 3 different cities across 2,000 miles, a weekend of nothing was exactly what we needed. […]

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Menu Plan: 8/15-8/21

by Karen on August 17, 2009

After 14 hours in the car, we returned home last night at 11 p.m. We cleared our refrigerator and pantry before leaving, so there is absolutely no food in the house, not even the most basic staples like milk and bread. Luckily, our 14-hour car ride came in handy. We had plenty of time for […]

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Menu Plan: 7/25 – 7/31

by Karen on July 27, 2009

Between my redesign and various errands, we kept pretty busy this weekend. We had a lot to do, and since we’ll be out of town for the next three weekends, we wanted to get as much done as possible. We decided to try to hang on to some cash for the concert next weekend. We’ll […]

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Menu plan: 7/18 – 7/24

by Karen on July 20, 2009

Still no sales on chicken, but pork tenderloin was buy one, get one, so we’re eating pork this week! We came in right on budget at the grocery story: $60 almost on the dot. If there’s one thing I’ve gotten out of this summer of cash budgeting, it’s estimating grocery costs based on a shopping […]

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Menu Plan: 7/11-7/17

by Karen on July 13, 2009

We had a great time at the concert on Saturday, and we didn’t spend any money aside from a half tank of gas round trip. Now I’m up and ready for work, and it’s pouring down rain outside. I wish I could just go back to bed! Our total at the grocery store was $58. […]

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Menu plan: 7/4 – 7/10

by Karen on July 6, 2009

What a fabulous, relaxing holiday weekend! We used our entertainment budget to catch the new Johnny Depp movie, “Public Enemies” on Friday. Then we spent the rest of the weekend barbecuing and relaxing with friends. It was also a great week at the grocery store. We kept it simple, and ended the week with money […]

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Menu Plan: 6/26-7/3

by Karen on June 29, 2009

I’m ready for a short week after a fantastic, relaxing weekend! It was a great weekend budget-wise. We only have $3 cash in our pockets today, but we’re getting better at appropriating our cash for the week. After finishing our grocery list and doing price estimates based on past costs, we determined that we were […]

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Menu Plan: 6/20-6/26

by Karen on June 21, 2009

This week was really rough for us. Our chicken stockpile has finally run out, but we haven’t seen any good sales on chicken breasts for the past several weeks. We’re still waiting, but that means we’ve been spending a little extra money every week buying meats that are on sale. We also ran out of […]

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Menu Plan: 6/13-6/19

by Karen on June 15, 2009

This was a very expensive week at the grocery store. Our chicken stockpile ran out, and chicken breasts weren’t on sale at either of our grocery stores. So we opted to buy a whole chicken, which was on sale for $1 a pound. We’ll use the leftover chicken for two meals and make a nice […]

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