While I was working we were spending about $600 a month on groceries and that didn't include all the eating out that we did. Now that I am not working we have to cut the grocery budget and eating out
will be a rare occasion (as it should be).
Not only do I need to look at the meals I am planning, but I realized I have to completely rethink how I shop. While I was picking up some groceries this weekend I started to pick up a jar of spaghetti sauce. The brand I usually buy has all natural ingredients and runs about $2.50 a jar. But as I was heading down the aisle I thought "No, I'm making my own." I had planned on it, but just hadn't really changed my way of thinking as I was shopping.
As far as the menu planning goes, one thing I am starting is Meatless Mondays. This will not be popular with Matt! Therefore, I will have to be creative. We definitely can't be having rice and beans every Monday or I will have a mutiny on my hands!
So, we are starting off with...
pasta and broccoli with a garlic butter sauce and salad.
(If I have some bread in the freezer, I will add that to help ease things with Matthew.)
I still need to work on the menu for the rest of the month, but I am hoping not to have buy anything else except for some milk or fresh produce.
Wish me luck!
Living thru faith,