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8 Menu Planning Tips

The Frugal Girl

Since most of us are trying not to go to the grocery store too much these days, I thought a republish of some menu planning tips could be helpful. I was going to title this, “How to plan a menu”, but there are probably a bazillion equally valid ways to go about this.

WIS, WWA | Well, I ordered more flour

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I had planned on going grocery shopping this week, but as it turns out, I was able to make another week of meal plans with what I had in the house. The post WIS, WWA | Well, I ordered more flour appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Grocery Reports Menu Plans

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $430 (!!)

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Lisey was going to make her specialty (grilled BLTs, since it was Mother’s Day), but our day didn’t go quite as planned, and we ended up just throwing a frozen pizza in. appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. Well.

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WIS, WWA | I cracked because, toilet paper.

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appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. I was hoping to stay out of the stores entirely this week, but I cracked and made a quick stop in search of toilet paper (I came up dry on my last big grocery haul).

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WIS, WWA | I ran out of milk.

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appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. This was not a week for a big shopping trip. After all, I spent $430 last week! I did get a Hungry Harvest delivery ( $25 ). Would I ever buy kale? Probably not.

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WIS, WWA | absolutely no grocery shopping!

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I’m getting down toward the end of my two weeks’ worth of planned meals, so this coming week will probably involve at least a small grocery run. I made the skillet lasagna I mentioned in this week’s Five Frugal Things post. appeared first on The Frugal Girl.

What I Spent, What We Ate | No Aldi for me

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It’s been a while since those were on the menu, and I’d forgotten how tasty they were. The post What I Spent, What We Ate | No Aldi for me appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. I did not bother going to Aldi this week.

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WIS, WWA | A week of meals with no shopping

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The post WIS, WWA | A week of meals with no shopping appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. I successfully avoided going grocery shopping for a two-week period. Yay me!

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I bought a zillion groceries

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Which I mentioned in this week’s Five Frugal Things post.). The post What I Spent, What We Ate | I bought a zillion groceries appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Grocery Reports Menu Plans

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WIS, WWA | I overbought

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I made a menu plan , went to the store on Monday, and bought the things I needed for the week. Pancakes , bacon, and orange Julius were on the menu. The post WIS, WWA | I overbought appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent.

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WIS, WWA | I’m not stocking up for the coronavirus

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The post WIS, WWA | I’m not stocking up for the coronavirus appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. Actually, let’s start out with a picture of Zoe and one of our rescue cat friends.

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WIS, WWA | Week one of quarantine!

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appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Grocery Reports Menu PlansIt’s been a weird week. No homeschool tutorial, our appointments are all cancelled, and Mr. FG has now begun working from home.

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WIS, WWA | A week of meals with no shopping

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The post WIS, WWA | A week of meals with no shopping appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. I successfully avoided going grocery shopping for a two-week period. Yay me!

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WIS, WWA | Week one of trying not to shop

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The post WIS, WWA | Week one of trying not to shop appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Grocery Reports Menu PlansIt’s been a weird week. No homeschool tutorial, our appointments are all cancelled, and Mr. FG has now begun working from home.

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WIS, WWA | Mainly bowls!

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Click here and you can get $10 off your first order with code FRUGAL GIRL. appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. I tried four recipes from the ATK Bowls cookbook that I patiently waited for at the library.

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Five Frugal Things | excessive mending alert

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But my frugal heart found this to be a satisfying project, and my tea towel will live to see another day. I… made another 2 week menu plan. Share your five frugal things in the comments! Five Frugal ThingsLet’s start with the mending, shall we?

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Five Frugal Things | I taught Z some DIY

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made another two-week menu plan. What frugal things have you been up to lately? The post Five Frugal Things | I taught Z some DIY appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Five Frugal ThingsHappy Tuesday!

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How to grocery shop less often: 10 tips

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It just requires a little adjustment in your planning and execution. I should note that detailed menu planning is not the best fit for this sort of shopping. 6) Plan on spending more than you are used to.

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How to Avoid Food Waste Near-Misses

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To this end, I find a menu plan to be super helpful. The post How to Avoid Food Waste Near-Misses appeared first on The Frugal Girl. Some of the most thrilling moments in my fight against food waste have come in the form of creative rescues.