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It’s been a while since I have been active on the blog. My new love for YouTube and finishing up the homeschool year has kept me from having the time and energy to write. That doesn’t mean I won’t be writing in the future. I just have to figure out a way to balance it all. You know how it is, moms. We have so much on our plates, something has to be let go or we get super overwhelmed. In my case, it was writing. I am sure you understand.
Of course, if you miss me, you can always run over to my YouTube channel, called- The Fundamental Home. I am posting there every day.
Anyway, this week, I did my 6 month video update on the “How I Feed My Family of 5 for $100 a Month” series. If you haven’t read that blog series, there are five parts. Here are the links to each part:
The last video I made for the series was in January after we had been snowed in for two weeks. I have been so surprised by the number of views and comments on that video. People are asking the same questions over and over. I think I am going to do a follow-up video and answer those questions, even though, if folks read the comments, they could probably find the answers they are looking for.
But I digress.
So, here we are with the new update. I went shopping with Briana yesterday, and we found lots of great bargains. You will see in the video that I did use one coupon, which I don’t normally do. Hey, if you give me a coupon to get something for free, I will use it! I also went to several stores. We had the time and energy, and I wanted to try some new stops. Normally, I don’t drive around so much because it defeats the cost-saving purpose, but you have to check out the competition every once in a while. Otherwise, you might miss out on a deal. Here’s the video:
I like to share my menu plan after I do a shopping video. This way, you can see how I use my purchases. I did shop on Friday this week. We had enough that I didn’t have to run out on Thursday, my usual shopping day. This was good because I had made plans to go see one of my new YouTube friends. It was a blast! So, the plan is for Friday to the 2nd Thursday. I have links to some that have videos. Without further ado, here’s our menu plan…
Friday, June 3, 2016- Chicken/Salsa Wraps with Flavored Rice
Saturday- Chicken/Salsa Wraps with Flavored Rice (there was a TON leftover, and it was delicious!)
Sunday- (church) Meaty Chili with baked potatoes
Monday- (Mom’s Coffee Night) Chicken and Rice Soup with Salad
Tuesday- Chicken and Rice Soup with Salad (my family likes this better on the 2nd day than on the 1st)
Wednesday- (church) Arms Family Homestead Dish
Friday- (Church Youth Trip) Dad- Leftovers, Mom and kids- Eating with Youth Group
Saturday- Italian Sausage Soup
Sunday- (church, Evening Fellowship) Split Chicken Breast with Rice and Choice of Vegetable (freeze leftover chicken)
Monday- Roast Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Squash Casserole, and Pumpkin Pie
Tuesday- (Homeschool Group End of Year Party) Turkey Vegetable Soup
Wednesday- (church) Gluten Free Spaghetti with Ground Beef
Thursday- Vegetarian Chili with Baked Potatoes
Click the links to check out how I make some of those dishes. They are TOOOOO good!! You will see my stainless cookware. It is so hard to find quality cookware at a good price, but I did!! When I told my sister about it, she ordered a set, too. True story.
Anywho, if you want to know more about saving on groceries, you should definitely head over to my YouTube channel and subscribe. I have other recipe videos, money saving tips, and every Friday, I share a recipe made by me or another YouTube friend. It’s part of a series I am running with my friend, Tangi the Caver’s Wife (you should subscribe to her, too!), called “Frugal Family Food” (Click the link to view the playlist of all the recipes). There is even an AWESOME!!!!!! Facebook group for those who want to share frugal recipes and tips. It has helped me SOOOO much. Seriously. Someone shared a tip for saving on spices last week, and I was AMAZED (shop in the international aisle, not the spice aisle)! Click this link (this one right here) to join the group!
You can check out my Pinterest page for more ideas on what we eat. That’s how we are eating in the coming weeks. As you can see, we are very busy with upcoming events. I am looking forward to the slower (so they say) summer months.
How is your grocery budgeting going? Let me know in the comments section below. Let’s encourage one another!
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