- Save Money$$$$
Succeed, or Plan to Fail.
THOSE ARE YOUR ONLY CHOICES!
To get control of your food budget,
you must plan your weekly menus. If you buy all, or
most, of your food once a month, plan an entire month's
Step One: Make a list
of the breakfast, lunch, and supper meals you are family
with and that your family likes to eat. Talk it over
with your family. Look over the recipes in this
publication. What looks good?
Step Two: Use your
list to fill in the information for each day. For
example, your list may include the following breakfasts:
(1) biscuits and gravy, (2) pancakes, (3) omelets, (4)
cereal, (5) breakfast casserole. Starting with the first
day on the form, write in a breakfast for each day until
your list is complete. That takes care of five days. Go
back to the top of the list and write in two more
breakfasts. Surprise! You planned a week's worth of
breakfast menus. Do the same for lunch and supper.
Step Three: Write
down the ingredients you will need and how much you will
need. For example, suppose you are having biscuits and
gravy six times during the month, and you are feeding
three people. Add it up:
½ C flour times 3 people = 1-1/2 C
flour times 6 breakfasts = 9 C flour
½ C milk times 3 people = 1-1/2 C milk
times 6 breakfasts = 9 C milk
Sausage = 1/8 lb sausage times 6
breakfasts = 3/4 lb sausage.
Step Four: Make your
shopping list, research prices, save lots of money!