Grocery Budget – January 2, 2012

dbet   The menu is planned so I was off this morning to purchase my groceries for the next two weeks.   With my shopping list in hand, I headed off to Aldi’s for the first round of purchases.  I will not go grocery shopping without my menu made and list in hand.  If I do it is disasterous.  Hubby and I are continuing our journey through Financial Peace and groceries are one area we have found we can save alot with a little planning.  

If you do one thing this year to help with your monthly budget, menu planning is well worth the time.   We have decreased our food budget back down to $100/ week vs $120/week as two members of the family have moved into their own home.   Every night I feed 5 people (4 adults and 1 kid) and we eat a sit down meal each night.   It is a great time to connect as a family. 

The Website “I’m a Organizing Junkie” is where I got started on meal planning.  I still find the Menu Plan Monday posts very helpful each week to plan my menu.  This week she shared some menu planning resources on her Menu Plan Monday blog post that you might find helpful if you are new to menu plan.   Give it a try….it will be time well spent. 

Grocery Shopping for 1/2/12
Walmart                $53.97 
Aldi                      $ 96.87

Total Spent for 14 days – $150.84  = $10.77/Day or $75.44/ week

 

Happy Savings!!

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