I have not been able to grocery shop in two weeks. If we were just "eating out of the pantry" that would be a good thing! But alas, we've been just "eating out". I shudder to think of all the money we have spent in the last three weeks eating out. It's definitely been more than what it would have cost to grocery shop and eat at home. Today I spent more than $11.00 eating out breakfast and lunch. And I've been doing this for more than two weeks. Ugh.
I do not have very much time between today and tomorrow, so Friday, (armed with coupons and CASH ONLY) I will do my grocery shopping. In the meantime, I will clean out the refridgerator, freezer and pantry and make a menu. I will then draw up a list and go. In May, we will go from a family of 4 to a family of 6 again, as my older two daughters will be home from college. I'm sure that will have an effect on the food budget. Hopefully, I can stock up and have delicious meals for $200.00 a week. Wish me luck!