and menu planning is pretty important when keeping yourself on a budget
and december always seems to be the killer month for us
not the money being short, well in years past yes, but we are better this year
it is just the timing of the paychecks vs. bills due.
i am sure you can relate!
so i am really pulling out all the stops for this week and i am pretty good at keeping a stocked pantry so i will
have a few things to purchase. i did score a great spiral sliced ham the other day so i have the bone and some meat already in the freezer for split pea soup in the future.
but i think i am going to make some ham salad for sandwiches ( i love that stuff)
and julienne slice some of it for salads and then freeze the rest.
so here we go:
- blt soft tacos and chips
- grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup
- chicken noodle soup
- soft tacos and salad
- chef salad
- ham salad sandwiches and chips
- pork cutlets, green beans, mashed potatoes
- chili and salad
- spaghetti and salad
- burgers and chips
- chicken noodle soup and baked potato
- taco salad ( a go to favorite for us)
- chips 2 bags at $1 each (kroger brand is pretty darn good!)
- 1 lb chicken breast $2 (aprox)
- 4 lb hamburger $15 (aprox)
- spaghetti noodles $1
- hamburger buns $2
- green peppers $1
- tortilla chips $1
- large baker potatoes $2
- 2 loafs of bread $4
- 2 heads green lettuce $2
a total of $ 32.00 !
now in addition to this i will most likely pick up more yogurt
and some fruit.....we live right down the road from an amazing fruit and veggie market :)
so i am limiting it to a grand total of $40!
i will let you know how that goes ....should not be a problem