Last week I spent some time on the 5 Dollar Dinners website. Thanks to a small group I was a part of at church I am trying to feed my family on a set budget. And after going through a second experimental group focused on spending my time and money on things that matter most, that budget is now very small. Because I am a bit worn out after those groups, I investigated 5 Dollar Dinners' pitch, "20 meals at Sam's Club for $150". She even has a pinterest board dedicated solely to the menu plan I was most interested in.
Basically, you can pay $1.49 and get all of the following in one tidy download:
Read more: http://www.5dollardinners.com/20-meals-from-sams-club-for-150-meal-plan-2-with-printables/#ixzz2v1kIh3fR
After looking through the menu I cut two meals from the plan as I didn't think my family would eat them. I assigned a number to each meal, went through recipes and put the meal number next to the ingredients list. It was easy to see what ingredients I no longer needed after cutting meals number 9 and 10 from the plan.
I went to Sam's over the weekend and bought all of my ingredients and it was at about $150 and I will have some left-over ingredients.
I printed all of the documents I paid for and have them hanging on my refrigerator.
When I got home I baked most of the chicken breasts with oil, salt, and pepper then I shredded some of them and added the recipe's amount of chicken broth, labeled the freezer bag (recipe plus contents) and put it in the freezer. I also marked on the recipe's page that the cooked and shredded chicken was already in the freezer.
And one thing I loved? The author has a video where she talks about each and every recipe in the meal plan. I love that she has cooked this plan and has tips and tricks to share.
I was looking for a break in meal planning and Erin Chase gave that to me. I don't normally shop at Sams, but I liked just shopping once. I don't like that my fridge is packed (it's a small one) but I do like that the meals are already chosen until the next pay day.
This is a very organized and simple meal plan to follow.
I am in no way affiliated with 5 Dollar Dinners or Erin Chase but maybe this is a resource that can make your life more simple and organized today.