So the 8th is my grocery day and I have been preparing for it!
I picked out the recipes for my meals this month, moved the ingredients to a list and then I found a template for a grocery list at momready.com which breaks my grocery list into categories!
I found a lot of my recipes for great healthy, quick and easy meals on the Betty Crocker website!
Now I am going to go to my household helper, Southern Savers, and compare my coupons to the sales and what I need, to find out the best place to buy my ingredients.
I want to do better each month on my prep and planning. Last month, I only prepared for half the month and didn't finish the other half. So here I am with nothing planned for the next couple days. This month I planned for the WHOLE month, so I don't have to think about it again until the next shopping trip!
I like to think that all this money saving is like income for all the work I've done in planning. It gives us just a little bit extra in our pockets and takes away the stress of trying to figure out what to eat each night.