#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the weeks of 7/17/2016 and 7/24/2016


This shopping trip for the weeks including the Menu for Week Starting 7/17/2016 and  7/24/2016 really turned out great, this time we included the middle weekend for a total of 11 evening meals for 4.

This week we finish up using the last of the ham from last week. We really like ham but it is really easy to over do it. So knowing that we left plenty of trimmings on the ham bone and froze it. This week we will be using it to season some beans. That makes for a really inexpensive meal

Given that and other meals of that type we had a really successful shopping trip.  Continue reading “#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the weeks of 7/17/2016 and 7/24/2016”

#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the weeks of 7/4/2016 and 7/11/2016


We did our shopping a little different this week. There are a couple of new ‘cost plus’ stores that have opened near by. So far we haven’t seen any ads ran for these stores so while we were out one evening we stopped by to see what they were all about. In the end those stops decided what we put on our menus for the weeks starting  Menu for Week Starting 7/4/2016 and  7/11/2016 Continue reading “#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the weeks of 7/4/2016 and 7/11/2016”

#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the weeks of 6/20/2016 and 6/27/2016


Our menu plans for this two weeks includes our Theme weeks for Latin Theme Week and Asian Theme Week.

So how did we do this week at meeting our goal of staying under $200 for 2 weeks dinners, the Week Starting 6/20/2016 and the Week Starting 6/27/2016Continue reading “#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the weeks of 6/20/2016 and 6/27/2016”

#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the weeks of 6/6/2016 and 6/13/2016


It’s been a while since we posted any results of our shopping efforts.

So how did we do this week at meeting our goal of staying under $200 for 2 weeks dinners, the Week Starting 6/6/2016 and the Week Starting 6/13/2016Continue reading “#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the weeks of 6/6/2016 and 6/13/2016”

#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the week of 4/25/2016 and 5/2/2016


The last several shopping trips we have made have gone quite well. We have been under budget.

Technically this week we were too, if you only look at the menu items for the two weeks (week 1 menu, week 2 menu). However we all know there are incidentals associated with cooking and real life that are not menu items but still should be included with the food budget. Things like Continue reading “#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the week of 4/25/2016 and 5/2/2016”

#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the week of 4/11/2016 and 4/18/2016


This week was a lesson in why you should plan ahead.

So how did we do this week at meeting our goal of staying under $200 for 2 weeks dinners, the Week Starting 4/11/2016 and the Week Starting 4/18/2016? Surprisingly well all things considered! Continue reading “#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the week of 4/11/2016 and 4/18/2016”

#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the week of 3/27/2016 and 4/3/2016


So how did we do this week at meeting our goal of staying under $200 for 2 weeks dinners. Quite well! After making our menus, compiling our shopping list, and reviewing the weeks ads we decided Continue reading “#groceryshopping results for the #menuplan for the week of 3/27/2016 and 4/3/2016”

Shopping results for the weeks of 3/13/2016 and 3/20/2016


As many have noted the best way to save money is to by in bulk. However, produce won’t last for long and you have to have room to store it. We have found that for us shopping every two weeks works best.

This week we did especially well as in previous weeks we were able to stock our pantry with certain items.

We only spent less than $100 for 2 weeks dinners. See Here.