Friday, July 19, 2013

Getting back on a food budget

I wrote a post the other day about how I'm spending an unbelievable amount on groceries lately and how I need to get "back on the wagon".

Weeks ago I signed up with Jessica and actually have been signed up with her 52 weeks of no repeat dinners since the beginning.  I don't know How I found it, but I'm glad I did and it has helped get me back on track, but the problem with going off someone else's menu is you don't always like the choices or you have allergies or whatever the case may be.  This week's menu  had shrimp, I'm allergic so I kinda poo pooed the whole menu she had up this week without bothering to check the rest.  I know that's bad and I have a tendency of checking out once something fails to appeal to me (I'm sure the kid would have liked it, but I can't even handle shrimp to cook it).

Anyway.... Being the girl on a mission that I am and getting nothing but frustrated by google I went to where I should have gone in the first place...


Search Pinterest for Budget Friendly meals and HOLY COW!! There was a Ton of stuff!  I made up a board of budget friendly meals and there are meal plans and recipes and So many things (can you tell I'm excited about this?)  I'm still adding things to it and before making a grocery list this week I'm gonna pick seven recipes and go with it.   There are SO many other people in the same situation that I'm in.  We've all gotta eat, some of us have giant teenage boys to feed (and seriously, where does all that food go?) Most have more than one kid to feed.

It's not easy to stick to a food budget but with a little planning it's a LOT easier :)