Menu Plan Money: “September is Over. How’d I Do?” Edition

by Shawanda Greene

It’s over. September has come and gone.

Last month, I set one goal - to eat the food in my freezer.

The question now is whether I accomplished that goal.

Food in freezer at the end of August 2011



Food in freezer at the end of Sept 2011


Weeeeell, not exactly.

I could’ve done better. You may have noticed there’s some September food in my October freezer.

To be honest, I’m only slightly disappointed in myself. It’s not a card I normally play, but I’ll make an exception this time. You see, I have *deep breath in and out * an excuse.

Lately, my employer has beefed up the frequency with which they provide lunch. I try to resist. I do, but it’s hard. It really is. You know?

Since I usually opt for the free lunch, my non-free stuff lasts much longer. The reason I don’t feel too bad about missing the mark on my September goal is because, ultimately, the end result was the same – I reduced the amount of money I spent on food.

There’s a pretty good chance I’ll stumble upon a few complimentary meals this week, so I’m creating a menu plan that’s a bit more reflective of what I can actually prepare. I certainly won’t cook everything, but at least I’ll decide from a few pre-selected choices.

By the way, I’m still trying to consume what I’ve got left in the freezer.

Option 1: Eggs, Cheese, Yellow Rice, Taco Meat

Option 2: Salmon Fried Rice

Option 3: Red Beans & Rice (minus the pickled pork)

Option 4: Greens & Beans

Option 5:  Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Option 6: Salisbury Steak & Homemade Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Check out other menu plans on Menu Plan Monday at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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mykidzmomnow October 3, 2011 at 10:31 AM

How great that you've reduced your expense! Great work!

(visiting from MPM)


Shawanda October 3, 2011 at 10:10 PM



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