Lists made, coupons clipped and organized, shopping finished, pantry, freezer and fridge fully stocked and ready for the week. Our kitchen is over flowing with all the great advantage buys I found this week. With school starting back tomorrow we needed to stock for everything. This week I spent $216 and saved $120 something...and with all that I bought I probably won't need to shop next week except for fruit, veggies, milk, bread, and deli meats. I can't believe all of the things I was able to get this week.
Anyway, I'll start with Saturday b/c I made a really yummy meal last night and we have made a plan to not eat out for the next month. I have also added that everytime we want to go out we will put the cash we would have spent into a jar and at the end of the month see how much we saved. I'd like to use what we save over the next 2 months toward a vacation in September. And maybe one day we'll go out on a date alone...without children...although me may talk about them the whole time and miss them so much we'll come home early.
Saturday- Lasagana (made w/ sausage and added finely chopped veggies)and cream cheese garlic bread
Sunday- Shephard's Pie and green beans (made w/ bbq pork)
Monday - Turkey Stromboli, spinach, and strawberries
Tuesday - hamburgers/hot dogs, mac n cheese, fruit salad
Wednesday - Terriyaki chicken, fried rice, steamed veggies
Thursday - Baked Ziti, salad, and cheese garlic bread
Friday - Grilled chicken, broccoli, and what ever fruit is left over from the week.
I have several desserts to be made as well - strawberry shortcake, brownies, pnut butter cookies w/ Hershey Kisses, and several flavors of ice cream.
Time to bathe and get little ones to bed...school starts tomorrow!