September marks the first full month that I only have to feed three. I’m anticipating that my food bill will be much lower, and not because I have one less person to feed. I’ve decided to take a whole new approach to grocery shopping.
Starting this month, I’ve decided to only purchase food that I will use in the month that I purchase it. No stocking up. I want to see if this will save me money in the long run, as opposed to buying things ‘on sale’ and buying large amounts. I found out very quickly that I bought WAY too much food over the last couple of months, as I’ve been trying to eat down the freezer and pantry. I still have a nice supply.
Here is my menu for the week. Below the menu is my grocery list. (I’ve already purchased some food over the weekend, so this is just what I need left to have the dinners I’ve planned.)
- Chicken Soup w/crusty bread
- Steak Quesadillas w/tortilla chips
- Meatball Calzones, tossed salad
- Chicken Gyros, Rice, Greek Salad
- Homemade Pizza
- Grilled pork chops w/baked potatoes and asparagus
- corn on cob
- green onions
- flour tortillas
- tortilla chips
- Naan bread
- Tri-tip steak
- Whole Chicken
- (3) Pork Chops
- mozzarella cheese
- colby jack cheese
- taziki sauce
- sour cream
- skim milk
My new food budget for the month will be: $500.00. ($300 less than what I’ve been averaging.) Let’s hope this works!