Monday, February 22, 2010

Menu Monday

Before I share this week's menu, I have a question. How do you organize your coupons? I have been using a 3 ring binder with baseball card protectors, but many of the coupons are too large for the compartments, and I am having a hard time inserting them. I also have a small filing box with ABC dividers, but it is a little too small for some of the coupons too, and I really like flipping through the binder instead of the file box.
Any suggestions?

I checked out 4 times at CVS today. I spent $.12, $.46, $8.42, and $10.70. I used Extra Care Bucks each time ($2, $2, $5, and $3). For my total of about $20 I purchased: 4 cases of soft drinks, 1 box of Multi Grain Cheerios, 1 box of Fiber One Granola bars, 4 Colgate toothbrushes, and 1 tube of toothpaste. I also had 3 coupons. I plan to go to Walgreens later on in the week.

This week's menu:

1. pesto pasta, salad
2. beef strogonoff, salad
3. BBQ pork chops, potato salad, baked beans
4. spaghetti, salad
5. tacos, Mexican rice

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  1. I know exactly the struggle that you have, because I was where you were this past summer. I found an expanding check file 21 pocket for $13.84 that was well worth the investment. I copied the link for you and I hope that you find it as helpful as I did. If you lived here, I would love to show it to you and be of much help to you. Let me know what you think. If you want you can e-mail me at
    the link is

  2. I went to CVS on Friday and spent around $90! I was able to take advantage of a few buy 1 get 1 free offers.
    Since I got my first paycheck since being unemployed for 6 months and everyone needed stuff I thought I did pretty good.
    You have a yummy meal plan.

  3. Roan,

    I am certain you have thought of this, but I thought I mention it just in case it would help someone. I fold my coupons so that the expiration date and enough of the product is showing to identify what the coupon is for and insert it in the baseball card slot this way. It just take a second to unfold when I take it out to use it at the store.
    HTH ~ Connie

  4. Roan, I have an award for you over on my blog!!!

  5. You don't know me but I've been following your blog for some time now and really enjoy your "Menu Monday". I have a coupon binder and find that the plastic page protectors for dollar bills really help. I found mine at The Container Store. They have three different sizes: baseball card, dollar bill size and one other :) Hope that helps!