I went to the store to do the weekly grocery shopping this morning. Overall, it went fairly well since I made sure to have my list and coupons ready ahead of time. This makes all the difference! When I was planning for my meals next week I noticed that I had the majority of the items that I needed at home already so my list was quite short. I love when that happens! So although I normally save 50% or more on my groceries each week, I only saved 36% instead. My goal was to stay under $50. I was happy that my total was $36.67! I saved $20.18 in all w/ only 4 coupons! Most of the savings this week came from my loyalty card. That's where shopping from the sales helps!
You may wonder what I bought in order to feed the family for the entire week. Some of the various items included; bananas, grapes, bell peppers, instant oatmeal, yogurt, (2) milks, multi-grain bread, granola bars, snack items, lunch meat, fresh chicken, etc... A total of 24 items in all. I was shocked that was all I needed this week.
My menu next week includes (Mon.)chicken stir fry w/ rice, (Tues.)breakfast for dinner(kids favorite!), (Weds.)toasted sub sandwiches w/ soup/salad, (Thurs.) pasta night, and (Fri.)a night out! We haven't made a final decision on the night out yet but the kids are pulling for pizza or Chinese!