Sunday, March 22, 2009

Menu Monday

I went to both Sam's and Kroger this weekend, and I think I bought enough groceries to last us at least 3 weeks! I will still have to purchase milk and some fresh fruit probably once, but the bulk of the shopping has been done! I will repeat some of the suppers to make the groceries last 3+ weeks. I am trying to work towards shopping at Sam's once a month, and Kroger once or twice a month. I already go to Walmart only once a month (for non-food items).

My shopping plans may be changing in the future! I had two friends (Jennifer and Lynn) over Friday, and Jennifer inspired Lynn and me to start using coupons. Jennifer is saving major money by using coupons and sale papers! She went to a class taught by two of our local money savers and coupon queens, Anita and Penny. I used to use coupons, but stopped several years ago. It just seemed like too much trouble to save $5, and I found that I was not finding coupons for items that I already actually used. But Jennifer has opened my eyes to a whole new world of coupon clipping and saving money! I even ordered two sets of coupons from ebay! So, as I learn more about this coupon business, and as I hopefully begin to save money, I will post my success!

Here is the menu:



Suppers

grilled chicken, corn, green beans, salad
tacos
chicken spaghetti, salad
creamy chicken, peas, baked sweet potatoes
Fancy chicken, strawberry green salad, rolls
pasta salad, fruit salad
grilled hamburgers, homemade French fries
stir fry chicken and rice
roast, carrots, potatoes, green beans, rolls
meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas
BBQ chicken, homemade mac and cheese, peas
spaghetti, salad
salmon, roasted potatoes, salad

Desserts

Frozen fruit salad
chocolate chip cookies
rice krispie treats
chocolate chip brownies
dirt cake (Clay's birthday)

Breakfasts

Sausage and cheese muffins
Waffles
pancakes
bacon, eggs, toast
cereal/oatmeal
frozen waffles
smoothies

Lunches
Leftovers
Sandwiches/roll-ups
Frozen raviolis
Frozen pizza

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4 comments:

  1. Of course, I'd love to have the Seaside Running Club to join us! That would be even more motivation not to embarrass myself! haha!

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  2. Went to Sam's Club as well this weekend. Find I go there more than the grocery store even if I just need milk and bread. The prices are so much better. Will be interested to see how your coupon shopping goes in the coming weeks!!

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  3. I love coupons!

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  4. I am very curious as well. Like you, I stopped using coupons because I couldn't find any for what I bought. We eat very little processed foods and it seemed that most coupons were for them. I have just gotten better at elinating waste, taking advantage of sales, and buying in bulk.

    Let us know how you do!
    Blessings!
    Becky

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