Monday, March 7, 2011

How can I do it on $100?

It's no secret that from March 7th-April 7th my goal is to spend $100 bucks at the grocery store. I have been racking my brain, making lists and then ripping them up, and considered pulling my hair out! This is going to be TOUGH! Now grantit, its not the end of the world if I can't...but i'm sure going to try!

There was a time when we spent $400 bucks a month at least at the grocery store and we have done so much better these past few months, but I really want to put us to the test!

My plan may involve some cheating. :) Not really... but I have figured out several meals we can make on what we already have. And when its all gone THEN I start out with the $100 bucks! It's kinda like teaching a kid to stretch their allowance...

My plan is to go to the store with the plan of spending $25 bucks a week. It's MUCH easier to do it that way. I learned that the hard way... making a list for a grocery run to cover EVERYTHING in one trip just made me crazy.

So... on Wednesday I will go to the store. It won't be out of necessity just yet, but it gives me one night to myself to get this done. My plan is to buy:

1 bag of chicken breasts ($8 bucks at Kroger and that gives me 4 meals)
2 cans cream of chicken soup ($1.25 with my coupons)
2 cans of vegetables ($1.00...I buy the cheap-o brand)
1 hamburger meat roll ($12.00 but thats 5 meals)
1 gallon of milk (2.50)

That is $24.75 before tax so yes I will go over a TAD bit. But the beauty of that is that I have well more than a weeks worth of meals. So next week I won't have to buy as much. Here we go! Let's see if I can do it!


Kara said...

When you finish this experiment, I want to see your menus for all meals and snacks so that if it works, I can try it too!

Jere and Cara said...

Don't worry! i'll post for SURE!

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