My husband and I have decided to get a more strict budget put together. One thing we spend alot of money on is the grocery budget. I am awful at following through and taking the time to make a good meal plan. So we are doing something about it we have signed up for e-mealz. This is a meal planning site that gives you a weeks worth of meal plans with the instructions and the grocery list already built out for you sectioned off by the isle in the store all the dairy together, all the produce together etc. You get to choose which meal plan to do there are store ones like Walmart, Aldi's, Krogers etc. And also diet ones there is even one for weight watchers points. My husband and I are doing the Aldi's menu for two. Last night we had Chicken with Cranberry pan sauce yum!! I am very excited not only for the money saved but for the variety of healthy meals we will now get to try. I have to admit I was getting very boring we were eating the same meals over and over and many of those meals were convenience unhealthy meals. These e-mealz come with meat and side dishes planned in and included in the grocery list it is nice to know that we have a variety of vegetable with our meals.
This site is recommended by Dave Ramsey as a good plan to help the budget and I think he is right the fee is 5 dollars a month and I know I saved way more then five dollars in this weeks grocery bill alone not to mention that I have a plan for five nights which means I won't resort to making a fast food run when I can't figure out what to eat.
They also have wonderful customer service. They keep two meal plans up at a time. The meals roll over for the Aldi's plans of Tuesdays well our printer was not hooked up so I wrote out the grocery list and went shopping yesterday with plans to print the list later. Well I let time get away from me and forgot to get the printer hooked up and the plans printed so here I sat this morning with all this food and no clue what to cook!! I e-mailed e-mealz and they kindly send me the plans so my food would not go to waste! I am very happy with this company and look forward to many wonderful home cooked meals in the near future! Hurry go check them out and see what a great company they are for yourselves!! E-mealz
Ok today I was out shopping and ran into the dollar general for some milk. They had hats and gloves marked down to 90% that means baby bug and her cousins and getting hats and gloves next year well actually baby bug is getting mittens :) . They were 20 cents and 30 cents a pair what great prices and babybugs mittens were actually a two pair pack for 20 cents so that makes them a dime a piece.
Also at target today I went to get some more diapers and wipers!! They had some of their huggies and pampers marked down they did not have any on sale in the size I needed so I stuck with target brand. They also had pampers, huggies and target brand wipes marked down a bit. So that is something to check out if you are in the diaper buying mode!
Consignment sales have become my new addiction. It amazes me the money I can save buying things at these especially on half price day. I love that baby bug can have so many things that I would never have bought at the store but since I can ge them so cheap I go ahead and buy them for her extra outfits, fun toys, etc. Things I consider a luxury it is nice to have them. I just took a look at baby bugs clothes that she already has I think 0-3 months is covered and 3-6 looks like a very full box but I am afraid that some of it is a bit off season since babybug is a little on the small side I think it is more long sleeves and she will be in short sleeves any who that is one box I will need to take a closer look at before I go consigning today. 6-9 is still a pretty full box from baby showers and such 9-12 is where it starts to drop down so that is what I am going to look for this week 9-12 long sleeve clothes I am figuring she will be in that size in fall. Also I want to find a nice pack and play for her that is full size comes with the changing table and bassinet. I purchased one at another consignment sale a couple of weeks ago got it home and opened up and it was missing the bassinet poles. And once I got it fully opened I realized it smelled of smoke so that was a no go!! And so frustrating so lesson learned if I look at pack in plays in a used setting I will open them all the way up and make sure everything sets up right and such!! Well time for babybug's breakfast everyone have a great Tuesday!! I am off to get some housework done so I can hit a consignment sale later this afternoon.
Oh I just found this recipe from in the know mom It sounds so yummy it is called balls of energy and sounds like a great after school snack for those with school age kids. Babybug is to young for foods yet but I am tempted to make these as a treat for me :) Click here to see it.