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Food + menu - coupons and sales = a well planned week ahead

January 28th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

When I was tidying up the house this morning I found the weekly flyer for the grocery store. I glanced through it and realized several of the things I was thinking of making this week were on sale AND there were some coupons on them too. Hmmm....

I made a menu for the week of chicken picatta, black bean soup, baked rosemary/lemon chicken and steak sandwiches--lunches are deli turkey sandwiches and leftovers. (I will have oatmeal for breakfast, which I have on hand.) Then, I headed off for the store..I spent $54.21 after saving $28.27 (34%). The young lady that lives with me doesnt eat red meat...mainly sticks with chicken or tuna. So I try to rotate what we have, but we eat lots of chicken. Thankfully, I love chicken. But I tossed in a couple of pieces of chopped steak for dinner...she will have to plan something for herself tonight.

I still have a premixed batch of muffin mix and some frozen berries, so Im gonna whip that up for snacks and desserts this week.

I plan to stick to the budget, although I do have an extra $25 incase we need any perishibles. Should be a yummy, healthy week!

2 Responses to “Food + menu - coupons and sales = a well planned week ahead”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Good planning on your part!

  2. snafu Says:

    Good on you for creating a menu plan and using the grocery chain flyer to take advantage of 'loss leaders' and coupons. It's smart to get value rather than empty calories and unpronounceable chemicals from frozen entrees often dished out in restaurants or fast food outlets.

    The newspapers tell us food prices have increased 5% in the past 9 months, my experience has been somewhat higher increase. Have you increased your food budget?

    Menu plans and taking lunch created from leftovers is a brilliant way to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your income.

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