In the last month, I've been a haphazard cook and an impulse grocery buyer. Our family spent $1180 on food last month!!!! When I saw that, I took a deep breath and told myself, "It is time to get a grip and plan some meals!"
Here is the breakdown:
$961 on groceries ($518 at Costco)
$83 on school lunches (how did this happen? I thought the boys were taking lunch at least half the time.)
$138 on eating out (although $20 was for a groupon that we haven't used yet)
I did plan meals for last week. It was a baby step in the right direction. So far, for the month, we have spent $105 on groceries, $31 on school lunches, and $45 on dining.
I will be back tomorrow with my meals for the week. I am waiting to see what my produce box contains before I commit to meals, but I'm thinking of stirfry, acorn squash soup with bacon and kale, and tacos.
|I am dreaming of stirfry this week!|