Do any of you do a weekly menu plan? Do you find that it works for you? I've been fighting against doing it because I like to be spontaneous and creative when it come to dinner every night, but I think it would help us save money if we did.
I thought I'd try it for the first time this week, starting today. As I was planning last night for our shopping trip today, I asked Keith what he would want me to make for the week. He started listing different meals, but I had to stop him. He was asking for lobster dinners on our hamburger budget.
Early today we hit the grocery store. Keith was with me, so it didn't quite go as well as it could have, but we spent about $30 less this week than we normally do. It was definitely an improvement. Hopefully as we get more into it, we will be saving more and buying less.
So, our first weekly meal plan:
Monday: Sweet and sour pork and stir fried veggies
Tuesday: Chicken roll-ups
Wednesday: Beef Stroganoff
Thursday: Chicken Tamale Pie
Friday: Homemade Pizza
Saturday: Japanese Curry
Sunday: Meatloaf and roasted potatoes
We'll see how it goes!