So..I have meal planned for the next two weeks. Here is my plan:
Feb.1-Small group-bringing mashed potatoes
Feb. 3-Left over Chili/Hotdogs
Feb. 4-Awards Banquet
Feb. 5-Home made pizza
Feb. 6-Chicken Stew
Feb. 7-Super Bowl snacks
Feb. 8-Chicken Parmesan
Feb. 9-Feb. 11-Scrounge/Leftovers/Soups/Sandwiches--Brent will be gone
Feb. 12-Chicken Parmesan
Feb. 14-Valentines Dinner
So...there you have it. I am hoping not to have to go back to the store for anything except bread and milk. We should be able to make it!!! I spent $118 on food for breakfast, lunches, and dinners, which totals out to $9.80 a day (this does not include the cost of the banquet food or the Valentines Day dinner). I am still struggling to save more than 10% in coupons, but since I get the commissary discount and the prices of a discounted grocery store (Aldi), I guess it is ok.
I tried out a new place today...I am sure you have heard about it. It is called Aldi. I have heard you can save LOTS of money by shopping there and I SURE did! They have LOTS of staple items, which i stocked up on. They have lots of vegetables for me to use in my recipes for dirt cheap. I was very impressed with what they had. They even had a few brand names. Most of it was just off brand, but I saw several brands that I recognized. I am not too proud to shop there. Heck no...I left with THREE bags full of groceries for only $23!! The rest of the stuff I bought at the commissary. I still haven't decided if I can get better deals at Walmart or the commissary. It seems like I can get more canned goods or anything that has a Walmart brand cheaper at Walmart, because the commissary doesn't have a brand...but if I have to by an actual brand name or meat, the commissary is cheaper.
I will pass on my knowledge as I find it :)