so I have closed off the month of October for my grocery shopping. I went over my goal of $300, by $1.18. Which actually isn't as bad as I thought it may have been. I did well by saving $133.94 this month using coupons and free product coupons. October's budget did include Halloween candy, so that was $30 there.
I am going to to try for $300 again for the month of November, and try for $100 in savings. It's made a difference me planning my menu, and doing the inventory of my freezers.
This is for me and dh, and we are in Canada.
Talking of menu plans, here is mine for the upcoming week.
Sat: Pork Chops, Ceaser Salad and Baked Potatoes
Sun: Turkey Breast Roast, cabbage, carrots, stuffing & gravy
Mon: Homemade mac and cheese
Tue: Marinated Chicken Breast, garlic bread & Ceaser Salad
Wed: Meatballs in gravy, mashed potatoes and peas
Thu: Homemade Fish Cakes & Ceaser Salad
Fri: Pasta with either meat sauce or shrimp in sauce
As you can see its heavy on the Ceaser salad again, but I want to use this dressing up. Will probably have enough for a couple meals next week as well. There is a sale on for shrimp in sauce, so as long as I can get it, it will be shrimp, if its sold out (wouldn't be surprised if it is), then it'll just be meat sauce.
Also I cleaned out my coupon wallet for month end and that also gave me a chance to see what I have as far as coupons are concerned. I am starting out this month with four Free Product Coupons, which is a good start. I did a couple of swaps last month, and those coupons came in.
What's your grocery budget for the month of November?