This week was considered the last “week” in our grocery runs, but since we have a couple days next week before April, I’m sure I’ll hit the store for a few items. I usually shop on Sundays or Mondays so that is usually the start of our Meal Plans and such. You can read the previous week’s grocery posts by clicking on each week below:
Week 1 Groceries
Week 2 Groceries
Week 3 Groceries
Can I first just say that I really don’t see a point in making dinner each night. I really don’t. Maddox, especially lately, has been really fussy from 5:00-6:30 and wants to be held. He used to eat solids during this time while we eat, but he hasn’t been into solids lately. Obviously this makes making dinner, serving it, and eating it nearly impossible. Add to that the energizer bunny who is running into all the places he shouldn’t (aka my 3 year old) and it’s really a chaotic disaster. Every night I ask myself why I even try. I can’t even enjoy the food when it’s done as I eat it by myself while Ryan and I take turns eating and one of us is trying to keep Beckham at the table. Anyone else with small children feel the same at dinnertime?
Here is our Menu Plan for this week:
Monday: Burgers, Potato wedges, Fruit salad, Beans
Tuesday: Grilled Chicken Sandwich (use leftover buns) with chips
Wednesday: Grilled Chicken Salad (use leftover chicken)…I like a Cobb salad with grilled chicken
Thursday: Steak, mashed potatoes, corn on cob
Friday: Out or Home Dinner
Saturday: Out or Home Dinner
Sunday: Out or Home Dinner
*Home Dinner – This just refers to anything we have around the house (freezer, pantry, etc).
Groceries went well this week. As of last week, our total so far was $316.06. This week we went to three stores – Kroger , Walmart, and Sprouts.
-2 gallons of milk
-Gallon of Organic Milk
Week 4 TOTAL: $74.21
March Total is $316.06 + $74.21 = $390.27
I figure I will have to run to the store on Sunday to grab some bread and baby food so I’m hoping the $10.00 I have left will be enough for the rest of the month. I love a challenge!
I hope this has been helpful and interesting to see what another family buys in a month for $400.00. I’ll give an update next week with our final total spent. Regardless, it should be close to $400 and I’m pretty pleased with that.
And here was a grocery tip I posted on Instagram yesterday:
Beckham sits in the basket part on short grocery trips (or those car parts of the car carts if a longer trip) and he’ll eat his lunch while I shop. It helps keep him busy for a while. The best time for us to shop is in between Maddox’s two naps which happens to be during lunch time, so this works for us.