I'm still learning to CVS. I needed fillers on my second transaction and didn't have any planned, so I grabbed candy. Next time, I'm going to try to plan some out ahead of time. I don't need more candy! LOL
I spent a bit more than usual, but I also picked up a couple treats that we don't normally get to have. We had a tiny bit of cash left over after paying bills and so I figured we would splurge just a tiny bit. No pics as I can't find my camera.
Marsh: I had to go to two different stores because the first didn't have everything that I wanted to buy.
Transaction #1: 10lb bag of potatoes Mustard 2 lb sweet potatoes thin spaghetti Total: 5.34 Saved: 3.62 or 40%
Everything I’ve read and researched has said that menu planning is absolutely vital to maintaining a frugal lifestyle, so I’m going to try to be a little more diligent about trying to plan ahead what we eat for most days of the week. This is quite different from my usual method of vaguely thinking about some things that I might like to make for dinner early in the week and then just winging it for the rest of the week. This inevitably leads to me standing in front of a pantry STUFFED with food and plaintively howling to my hubby, “But, baaaabe, we don’t have ANYthing to coooook!”
So, here goes.
Monday - Pesto, Pepperoni, and Mozzarella Panini Tuesday - Crockpot Beef Stew Wednesday - Chicken, Steamed Veggies, and Couscous Thursday - Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Homemade Bread Friday - French Toast and Fruit Saturday - Potato Soup with Leeks
Welcome to my blog! My name is Crista and I am THAT mom. You know, the one whose kid is wearing galoshes, a superman t-shirt, and a sparkly pink tiara. The one that can cook you a gourmet meal, but can barely balance her checkbook. The one that comes to your dinner party in a little black dress... and plaid sneakers. The one who teaches her baby how to walk by using the family dog as an example... and then wonders why her toddler will only communicate in growls.
I’m pretty well relaxed and like to take it easy. I’m here to share my passions which include cooking, couponing, and of course my adorable 9 month old, Aly. I figure this blog will just be a hodge-podge of various things. Because the only thing I hate more than doing dishes is having to color inside the lines!