It’s that time of the year again here in the Queendom. There are things to do and places to go and so much to balance during the holiday season (oh and that book thing). I’m doing my best to keep my head above water and I’m not the best most days but it makes me all the more dependent on my meal plan, both because I don’t want to overspend and because I don’t have time to go to the grocery store pretty much at all right now (did you know I’m not really that big of a fan of grocery shopping?). I’m stretching every item to its limit and beginning to beef up our stockpile due to limited time and the fact that I hate going to the grocery store when it gets cold.
If I don’t have a plan at all, I know I’ll fail when it comes to best using our resources, money, and time. I don’t always follow our meal plan to a T but there’s a relief in knowing that we have all of the items to make meals all week long that we need. That way, we use the groceries we have and stay out of the drive thru (obviously saving money!). Regular meal planning was one of the many keys to us paying off $127K in 4 years. Simply paying attention made huge waves in our finances.
Don’t forget I have a newly designed Meal Planner to help you in your meal planning and grocery list endeavors. And you can always find it (along with other great resources) on the FREE Printables Tab on Queen of Free.
Without further ado, here’s what’s for dinner on the Royal Table this week:
Fresh Sliced Apples
Scrambled Eggs and Sausage
Apples or Bananas
Gluten Free Pancakes
Eggs & Ham
Salad Bar with quick and easy nachos for the girls
Chicken Pad Thai
Dinner Out Planning meals was definitely one of the biggest keys for success in our paying off over $127K in debt. Often I swap days or side items to make our menu plan work but the main purpose is to make sure I have everything on hand I need for meals throughout the entire week. The less you go to the store, the more money you save! What are you having on your Royal Table this week?
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