Unfortunately yesterday I was focused on other tasks that had to be done, and I forgot about placing my bounty order until after it was to late! I have not missed a bounty order in a month or two, so I am very disappointed. I am also into “CRunCH” time with my school work, so I need to be organized over the next couple of weeks to make sure that I am not making these silly time/money wasting mistakes!
The first step is going to be a thorough inventory of the kitchen. Please hold, this may take a few moments, and I will probably get detoured by the needs of a human under 4ft tall. …………….
OK, now that is done, to create a grocery list and a menu. I have decided that I am going to try to get through to next Thursday with the bare necessities and a few pantry items. I need to restock on oatmeal (if anyone knows of a place to purchase non-plastic large food containers I would love to know!) and I will need milk, and a few produce items as well as a few things for dinner next week. I am going to try to get the milk from a local farmer, and the oats and most everything else I will get from Troyer’s. The menu for next week is very budget friendly, and so I should be able to maintain my $100.00 mark.
I am still trying to figure out the best way to post a grocery list or a break down of what I have purchased–that is not labor intensive. I have considered scanning my notebook that I take with me and use to keep track of prices, and I think I will try to play with that this week. I am also looking at some other blog themes that may allow me to organize a bit differently.
Also please take the time to read Mama Beth’s comment on the Breakfast on a Budget post…she is the amazing woman who shared the oatmeal/granola recipe and I greatly respect her experience, expertise and energy!