WIS, WWA | Why I share this instead of a menu plan

The Frugal Girl

I do this instead of sharing a menu plan because sharing what we already ate is more real than sharing what we aspire to eat! It was pretty late when we got back, so we ate leftover burrito bowls and leftover pizza. Grocery Reports Menu Plans

Menu Plan 5/16 – 5/22

Couponing 101

Here is our menu plan for this week! Lunches: Leftovers. Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 5/16 – 5/22 is a post from Couponing 101. Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Thursday

The Coupon Game

As you all know, I typically do my grocery shopping on Thursdays, therefore, that is also the day that I plan my weekly menu. For my menu planning, I start by scouring my freezer, fridge, and pantry to see what I have on-hand already. One can't plan TOO much!

Menu Plan 6/27 – 7/3

Couponing 101

I forgot to make a menu plan last week and it was a disaster! Menu planning really does save you a lot of time. Here is our menu plan for this week! Lunches: Leftovers. Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie!

Menu Plan 5/23 – 5/29

Couponing 101

Here is our menu plan this week: Breakfasts: Scrambled Eggs with Cheese (we eat this most mornings). Lunches: Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 5/23 – 5/29 is a post from Couponing 101. Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan 6/13 – 6/19

Couponing 101

I will be planning to eat one or two per week and will be continuing to swap one meal per week with friends. Lunches: Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 6/13 – 6/19 is a post from Couponing 101. Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan 5/30 – 6/5

Couponing 101

Lunches: Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 5/30 – 6/5 is a post from Couponing 101. Menu Plan MondayThis week I’m making freezer meals! Am I the only one who hates cooking in the summer?

Menu Plan 2/21 – 2/27

Couponing 101

Here is my menu plan for the week! If you follow me on Facebook then you know how much I really need this plan!! Leftover Chicken Noodle Soup. Chicken Wraps using Leftover Marinated Chicken. Leftover Roast, Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans.

Menu Plan 5/2 – 5/8

Couponing 101

I have been having a really hard time with menu planning lately! Leftovers. Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 5/2 – 5/8 is a post from Couponing 101. Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan 7/4 – 7/10

Couponing 101

Here is our menu plan for the week! Lunches: Leftovers. Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 7/4 – 7/10 is a post from Couponing 101. Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan 6/6 – 6/12

Couponing 101

Last week’s freezer cooking plan went really well! Lunches: Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 6/6 – 6/12 is a post from Couponing 101. Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan 3/14 – 3/20

Couponing 101

Lunches: Leftovers. Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 3/14 – 3/20 is a post from Couponing 101. Menu Plan MondayBreakfasts: Oatmeal (we eat this most mornings). Blueberry Banana Smoothies.

Menu Plan 5/9 – 5/15

Couponing 101

Here is our menu plan for this week: Breakfasts: Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, Fresh Fruit (we eat this most mornings). Lunches: Leftovers. Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 5/9 – 5/15 is a post from Couponing 101.

Menu Plan 3/28 – 4/3

Couponing 101

Here is our menu plan for this week: Breakfasts: Oatmeal. Lunches: Leftovers. Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 3/28 – 4/3 is a post from Couponing 101. Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan 3/21 – 3/27

Couponing 101

Here is our menu for this week: Breakfasts: Oatmeal. Leftovers. Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 3/21 – 3/27 is a post from Couponing 101. Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan 3/7 – 3/13

Couponing 101

I did not stick to my menu plan very well last week , so there are a few repeats this week! Lunches: Leftovers. Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 3/7 – 3/13 is a post from Couponing 101.

Menu Plan 4/4 – 4/10

Couponing 101

Here is our menu plan for this week: Breakfasts: Oatmeal. Leftovers. Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 4/4 – 4/10 is a post from Couponing 101. Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan 2/28 – 3/6

Couponing 101

Here is our menu this week! Lunches: Leftovers. Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 2/28 – 3/6 is a post from Couponing 101. Menu Plan MondayBreakfasts: Oatmeal (we eat this most mornings).

Menu Plan 1/24 – 1/30

Couponing 101

I never got around to menu planning last week, and boy did I pay for it! Lunches: Leftovers. Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 1/24 – 1/30 is a post from Couponing 101. Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan 1/10 – 1/16

Couponing 101

It’s been a long time since I shared my weekly menu plan (I just checked and my last one was 1 year ago today! Lunches: Leftover Beef Soup from last week. Grilled Chicken Wraps using leftover Grilled Italian Chicken. Leftover Chicken Noodle Soup. I know.

Menu Plan 1/31 – 2/6

Couponing 101

I am just now planning our menu for the week, but better late than never, right?! Lunches: Leftovers. Leftovers. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 1/31 – 2/6 is a post from Couponing 101. Menu Plan Monday

What I Spent, What We Ate | $204

The Frugal Girl

My girls polished off the leftovers of that bread in a pretty big hurry. I had leftover chicken from Wednesday night, so I pulled out some naan from the freezer (Aldi has very affordable naan) and used it to make BBQ chicken pizzas. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent.

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WIS, WWA | Is this an August week? A July week?

The Frugal Girl

Our eating schedule was all mixed up on Wednesday, so I didn’t even make dinner aside from heating up some leftovers for myself. I’m not entirely sure what our plans are for tonight; we might do our date night tonight instead of tomorrow night. Grocery Reports Menu Plans

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Menu Plan Thursday! (Late Release)

The Coupon Game

For more Menu Plan ideas, click HERE and scroll through my past menu plans. Menu PlanThis is a special week in our family. My youngest child is turning 5 years old!

What I Spent, What We Ate | Good thing I didn’t go to Costco!

The Frugal Girl

I used leftover grilled chicken from Wednesday to make croissant sandwiches with a roasted red pepper and basil mayo. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. I spent $184 on groceries this week. Whoops.

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Menu Plan Thursday - Fresh & New!

The Coupon Game

Eggs, Bacon/Sausage, & Pancakes) For past menu plan ideas, click HERE. Menu Plan(Photo courtesy of Simply Recipes.) BREAKFAST: ( My kids prefer cereal to just about any breakfast, and thankfully they love granola, which is a staple in our house these days.

Getting Started: Menu Planning Basics

Saving Cents With Sense

Getting Started: Menu Planning Basics. An easy fix to the meal scramble and wonder of what to put on the table, is the option of menu planning. Meal Planning can be done in many different ways and customized to however your family eats. Menu Planning Basics.

Menu Plan Thursday

The Coupon Game

It's been forever since I've posted a menu plan. Thus, the weekly menu has not been what it ought to be. I notice I tend to desire to eat out more when the menu isn't planned, which in turn causes a higher cost in our food budget. So, here's my Menu Plan for the week: (We start on Thursdays because it's always been my grocery shopping day.) Menu Plan

What I Spent, What We Ate | Father’s Day, a little sickness…

The Frugal Girl

so I had leftover bratwurst. Grocery Reports Menu Plans(From our Father’s Day trip to a local park). What I Spent. It was an off week for Hungry Harvest (I’m trying every other week to see if that’s more manageable), and at the grocery store I spent $195.

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WIS, WWA | You should try BLTs Lisey’s way!

The Frugal Girl

I have some leftover chicken from Wednesday, plus black beans, avocados, and a red pepper. Grocery Reports Menu PlansSee Tuesday’s meal for the BLT mention. What I Spent.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | out of town for a bit

The Frugal Girl

leftovers packed up for Mr. FG’s lunch. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. Sonia and Zoe, Sonia in particular, had a hankering to stay with my parents, so she suggested that Mr. FG and I go somewhere.

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Menu Plan Thursday (Make Ahead Freezer Recipes)

The Coupon Game

You'll notice in my Meal Plan this week that I use several blueberry recipes. Menu PlanThat is simply because I have an abundance of blueberries right now and we are loving all the recipes we can use them in!

Are You Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner?

Family Balance Sheet

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? If you are hosting or just taking a dish, I put together a comprehensive post last year to help you make the day stress-free, Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips & Recipe Ideas. I then use the leftovers for my meal planning.

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Clean Your Refrigerator | Weekly Decluttering Challenge

Family Balance Sheet

By keeping our kitchens organized, menu planning will be much easier, we’ll reduce our food waste, and we’ll be less likely to buy duplicates. Sort the food by category, such as dairy, condiments, drinks, leftovers, etc, and group categories together.

Fiesta Black Beans & Rice

Family Balance Sheet

Are beans and rice regular ingredients in your menu planning? This is a large recipe, so I used the leftovers the next day in wraps with leftover cooked chicken , avocado, and salsa.

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Save Money with Meal Planning

Couponing 101

Did you know that meal planning is one of the keys to saving money on your grocery bill? I admit to completely dropping the ball with menu planning. I think I only wrote out a weekly menu twice in those two months. We wasted more food (produce, leftovers, etc.

How to Save Money on Groceries

Family Balance Sheet

However, groceries is also an easy budget category to control, but it takes some planning, skill, and organization. Personally, if I don’t make a shopping list and plan my meals, my grocery budget is toast. Menu Plan. Menu Plan. Menu Plan.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s $29 Food Stamp Budget – I pay $30 a week no food stamps

Coupons Do Work

They were the leftovers. This is what I do: Step 1 : make a monthly menu plan and stick it on the fridge or the wall. Note: to see my example of a monthly menu plan, click here. Step 2: leftovers. any leftovers left and/or stockpile days.

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11 Simple Meal Planning Tips

Family Balance Sheet

If I don’t plan our meals and my shopping list, I spend too much money and make too many extra stops to the grocery store during the week. Over the holidays, I wasn’t as diligent with my meal planning and our grocery bill went over what I budget for food. Ready to meal plan?

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How to Save Money on Groceries Without Coupons

Family Balance Sheet

Menu Plan. If you plan for your grocery trip, you should be able to stay on track. When I plan a menu, my spending is generally under control. When I don’t plan, I am sure to blow our budget. That is a lot of money, so I plan a menu.

Custom Dry Erase Magnet – $4.99 (Shipped)

Saving With Shellie

One great idea is the cute Menu Plan magnet above. Menu planning is a great way to save money. You can plan in advance and avoid last minute trips to the store and take out. Tuesday: Leftovers. Thursday: Leftovers.

Simple Ways to Save on Family Dinner

Saving Cents With Sense

Start Menu Planning. Menu planning is an excellent way to cut down on overspending at the grocery store. By planning out your family’s meals for the upcoming week, you can determine precisely what ingredients you need.

Save Money On Groceries Without Using Coupons | Kitchen Economics Link Up

Family Balance Sheet

Menu Plan As I have written before, groceries are the one category that I feel like I have the most control over when it comes to spending. When I plan a menu, my spending is generally under control. When I don't plan, I am sure to blow the budget.