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    Default My personal grocery shopping - results

    I decided that the time had come to see what I was made of... so to speak... and see what creative, healthy and frugal meals I could make.

    I planned a weekly menu and shopped accordingly. I had a decent stockpile to begin with which had plenty of veggies, rices and spices.

    Total spent on shopping - $46.54 for a family of 3 for 7 DAYS and 1 extra dinner!!!

    Friday dinner - nacho squares and veggies
    Saturday lunch - eggplant parm.
    Saturday dinner -
    Budgetville meatloaf, mashed potatoes and veggies
    Sunday brunch - scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits
    Sunday dinner - pizza casserole and veggies
    Monday lunch - leftover pizza casserole
    Monday dinner - rice skillet
    Tuesday lunch - Mexican meatballs
    Tuesday dinner - beef with broccoli and rice
    Wednesday lunch - leftover beef and broccoli
    Wednesday dinner - meatball stroganoff and veggies
    Thursday lunch - leftover stroganoff
    Thursday dinner - sweet mustard roast, mashed potatoes and veggies
    Friday lunch - leftover roast (Diva)
    Friday dinner - leftover roast (Old Man)


    Breakfast was cereal, oatmeal or eggs (Old Man does have breakfast sandwiches 4x week and was included in the grocery total)

    Drinks were coffee, tea, milk, ice tea and lemonade
    Snacks were homemade granola bars, air popped popcorn and peanut butter crackers.

    Fruit - apples and bananas

    Old Mans workweek lunches - not included in total because he pays for them out of his personal money -- his choice.

    Was is the most elaborate? No - but no one felt hungry and there was plenty of fruits and veggies.

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    Great job!!!
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    I am very impressed with what you accomplished. That is awesome!!!
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    Wow you did great!
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    Wonderful job! Thanks for sharing.

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    That's Awesome! Way to go!
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    Great job! The planning is worth the savings.

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    Wow, I am so impressed w/ your list, Lady V.
    I need to do a list like that, I might be able to save a bit more. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Awesome job. You put my menu to shame! I'm going to start following what you do. Very cool.

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