Here is my menu plan for the month of August
1. Bowtie Pasta
2. Porcupine Meatballs
3. Sloppy Joes
5. Hamburger Helper
6. Eat Out
8. Chicken Pot Pie
9. Stuffed Green Peppers
10. Salisbury Steak
11. Mesquite Chicken Breasts
13. Chicken Nuggets and Fries
15. Chicken Helper
16. Eat Out
18. Bowtie Pasta
This afternoon I met my son and my father at the local mall for a coffee. I brought $14 in cash and no cc's or debit card. I browsed in about 4 stores that I normally shop in, and I had the best time just looking at the things that are coming out for fall, without the pressure of thinking I have to have them...'cos the truth is I don't need any of them...
It really helped to know I couldn't buy things...it madeit seem more like a gallery visit than a shopping trip, and the little
Ok, I did better this week than last week, but I didn't need as much. Again, I will classify between stockpile items and items needed for the week. Needed items = $35.07, Stockpile items = $0.74, Tax = $2.40, Total spent = $38.21. My total savings from vendor and store coupons were $20.41 (36%).
Needed for the week
6 lbs of hamburger @ $1.99/lb = $13.86 (some were more than 1 lb each-will use 2 lbs this week and the rest will go into the stockpile.
Tonight was Easy Chicken Pot Pie. It is so easy and so good. I will post the recipe, but I found it on campbells soup website. I have this "overpriced" pie plate that I bought from Pampered Chef, it was like $35.00!! But, I'm glad that I have found a use for it. So, it turned out great and I even got to use some of my homeade bisquick. I can't decide if it's worth it to buy bisquick or make it from scratch. I think I need to make it in smaller batches if I do make it again.
Day #6 went from Chicken Pot Pie to being eat out night. A mexican restaurant down the street that we loved closed unexpectedly in June. We had eaten there on a Tuesday and by Friday they were closed. So, dh noticed they had a now open sign up. I was so excited! The former owner's son reopened and spiffed it up a bit. So, the food was the same-albeit smaller portions. The service was terrible though. They had been open for 3 days and the waitresses were so unorganized and running around