On Monday, I will post my weekly meal plan which will start on Tuesdays. Yes, we will start our weekly meal plan on Tuesdays because I refuse to go to the grocery store with the rest of the world on the weekend, and on Mondays I clean the toilets--I refuse to add anything else to my chore plate if that's what I'm doing. :)
I will post my recipes daily as I complete them and will post a meal total at the bottom of each post (so you know I'm following through with my $5 goal). All of my totals are accurate, you can come and add it all up from my grocery receipts if you don't believe me (I have a stack of them by our desk). Remember, I try to buy on sale with a coupon and different places have different deals so we may not have the exact same totals on the meals--but they should be close.
I shop at a variety of different stores. I frequent Super Target, Walmart and Lowes Food Stores and will go to that many grocery stores a week if necessary to get us the best deals (yes, I do it all with my six month old, by the third store I may be ready to poke my eyes out but at least I'm saving us some dinero). I have to remind myself that we're going for "gazelle intensity" here and that's what keeps me going when I'm ready to just fork out the extra $ to avoid the travel (yes, I do keep in mind the gas it takes to go place to place, and if it's not worth it, I'll stick to one place).
Are you up for the challenge?