Randie - posted on 11/29/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )
I don't know about you but I never get anywhere looking up cheap and simple meal ideas on Google! So I thought it would be a good idea to get good ideas here. My BIGGEST battle is the grocery list. I always think I got a good plan going and then we still end up running out of everything by the end of the pay period! So if we could all share are tips and tricks on making good meals and snacks that will save money, I'm betting it will be a big help to almost every mom that reads this!
My tips and tricks: First of all I always make 2 grocery lists(and I stick to them)! One is for four things: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, and Drinks. The second list is for dinner food. and for that list its more of a chart where we plan out our meals. When we get to the store our dinner plans sometimes change if there is any sales then we come up with a new schedule to fit in that sale item. We always make a couple of bulky meals like chili, stew, roast, or casserole, because then we can have a couple nights that are leftover nights! My favorite cheap meal is chili! We use the leftover chili (for leftover night) and make chili cheese dogs. You just have to buy shredded cheese, hot dogs, and buns. Sometimes I switch it up and make chicken chili!
Any other cool meal ideas or grocery slashing tips?? Share them please.... :)