If you are anything like me, you have to live by a budget. Strictly. For us, this month is particularly slim due to some unavoidable expenses. This lead me to plan our meals for the whole month, create a shopping list, and make the massive, only-going-once, dreaded run to that big blue grocery store.
I pulled out my binder of our favorite, hubby-approved, make whenever I want recipes and got to work. Here is the calendar I came up with:
I tried to space things out so we wouldn't have similar things too close together. Also, Sunday nights are our "eat out" days, thanks to a new group of friends, so the Sunday meals are for lunch, set in the crockpot before we leave for worship and ready when we get home! Then to celebrate making it through the month, we will eat out on the 30th (payday!!).
Each tally by the chicken represents two boneless, skinless breasts and "butter" refers to sticks. I had a star next to the frozen french fries because they were optional (I wasn't sure how they would fit into the budget), but since I had enough cash, they made it home with us.