Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Get a handle on it - Monthly Meal Plans!

I know I need to put together a monthly/weekly meal planner. I've tried it before and it DID seem to help not make as many trips to the grocery store. I dont like going to the store because it seems to cost me money every time--hmmm go figure! lol :)

Okay, so I got my Feb 17, 2010 issue of Woman's Day magazine and it always includes an article by Mary Hunt. Mary Hunt quoted a challenge by Erin Chase, author of "The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook" and founder of the popular blog 5DollarDinners.com. The challenge was once or twice a month to use up what you have in your pantry and freezer and create a weeklong meal plan and challenge yourself to only spend $20 to $40 for the week at the grocery store. Hmmm, can that actually be done? I have a family of four (and 4 dogs).

Okay, so I need to get my pen and paper out and make four weekly meal plans, see what I got in my freezer and pantry, then make a grocery list and go shopping. Wish me luck! :) Tweet It! Facebook


  1. The Old Geezer 4 weekly meals plan

    Monday- Taco Bell
    Tuesday- Jack in the Box
    Wednesday- MacDonald's
    Thursday- KFC

    Friday-Saturday-Sunday-go much off of friends and relatives. You can reverse the order each week for a little variety if like.

    Me being The Cheap Old Geezer I am, I think I'll check out that 5DollarDinners.com site

    God bless you and let me know if you try my plan, Ron

  2. LOL You are a hilarious Old Geezer! I love it! :)

  3. do you have a email linked to your blog?



  4. I like the old geezer's meal plan! sandie

  5. I think my kids would love Geezer's meal plan, too! :) (secretly, I would too) hehe