Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Grocery Store - Meals Planned

What used to be a pleasant experience hasn't been so lately.

I'm used to saving a 50-54% at the store with sales, coupons and catalinas, but lately I have been saving only 35-45% at the store. Don't get me wrong, I realize this is still pretty good -- but I 'm just not getting the huge hauls like I'm used to. I think Meijer's little remodel really killed the prices. And stupid me, didn't make a price book so the price changes eluded me.

I spent $80 yesterday (which is $10 over budget as it was) but I still forgot items I needed - so I'm heading back today with next week's budget money and shopping ahead for next week. Good news. I can stay away from the stores next week.

Two Weeks Planned Meals: (in no particular order)

Chicken Bruchetta
Chicken Ala King
Chicken Kievs
Chicken & Mushroom Casserole
Chicken Pesto with Ravioli*
Honey Dijon Pork Chops
Salsa Pork Chops
BBQ Pork Chops*
Spaghetti and Garlic Bread
Baked Ziti
French Toast Bake
Italian Breakfast Bake
Sausage Casserole

*Why yes, pork loin and chicken WERE on sale! LOL


Becky said...

I'm enjoying your blog, and I like the way you've planned your menu ideas here.