This was our first week back to school so I didn't do much except school. BUT one thing I did do was follow the advice of some pinterest post I actually read about planning menus and saving money. So, I'm trying something slightly new this month. I planned the entire month of menus (which I've kinda done in the past with my rotating month menu) but I also created all of the grocery lists for each week. I can be more focused on buying what is on sale or that I have coupons for to save money. Like many people, we have some weeks where there is more flex money than others so I'm trying to plan ahead for those weeks when funds are tighter (for example the vast majority of our bills are due the first two weeks of the month verses the last two weeks so my grocery budget is much tighter those first two weeks). I promise to keep you updated on this new adventure and see if it really works.
Here's the plan for the next week
Saturday - I have Pizza on the menu but Josh has been begging to go to the Chinese restaurant. At the writing of this, I'm not sure what we will do yet.
Sunday - Grammys Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots and Yeast Rolls. The weather is cooling off so I'm looking forward to this wonderful meals once again! Today is also the first Sunday of football so, for dinner we'll have Chili Mac.
Monday - Our schedule gets a little busy! Today is the first day of gymnastics AND I have choir practice. We will be crossing paths so I just have nuggets and fries on the menu
Tuesday - Asian Beef w/white rice, Store bought egg rolls and Mac and Cheese (Ok, this is for Nate - who is expanding his taste buds but is still pretty set on what he likes)
Wednesday - AWANA starts tonight which means quick and easy dinners are best since we need to eat and leave. I love breakfast on Wednesday. So, Amish Breakfast Casserole, Fruit, and Waffles and Sausage - that way everyone of us gets something we love HA!
Thursday - Lemon BBQ Meatloaves, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Yeast Rolls YUM!!
Friday - Tacos, of course :-)