For the next month I will be challenging myself to stick to a meal plan. I have been in such an incredible rut lately when it comes to dinners! Honestly, it’s ridiculous. I come home with tons of food for next to nothing and yet still, I stare into my pantry as if there is nothing there.
I finally came to the realization that I just needed someone to tell me what to do! I had read about E-Mealz on another blog once before and it was given pretty good reviews. So I contacted the company and asked if I could review a meal plan and (because I’m always thinking of my lovely readers!) give away a meal plan to one of my wonderful readers.
So this was week 3 of my E-Mealz challenge and this frugal mommy is getting much better at shopping with her list! It took me less time to shop today than the previous two times. I think part of it was that it wasn’t a mega sale week, so I didn’t have to count items as I put them in my cart. I’m kind of a week behind them because they post the new menus on Sundays and I don’t shop until the following Friday. So there are a few meals for this coming week that I bought the food for, but most likely won’t make for a couple of weeks (because of Thanksgiving).
How much did I save?
This week I threw a few extras into the cart that normally wouldn’t be there because we are entertaining a bit more than usual this weekend/coming week. I am very pleased with my total though, normally when we entertain, I totally blow our $150 grocery budget. Today though, per usual lately, I stayed well below.
How did you do at the grocery store this past week?
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