Since february, our son is going to daycare two days a week instead of one.
We always get the invoice for daycare one month ahead. So this month we’ve received a double invoice. So the amount we had to pay had tripled! And it always take ages before the surtax is changed according to the new situation.
So the thing is, I only have E 82,01 in my bank account for the rest of the month.
And that’s ok. I only really need to buy groceries for two weeks. So I’m taking this situation as a challenge. This month, I can’t buy anything (obviously) than the bare necessities.
That means I get to spend about E 20,50 each week.
The first thing I’m going to do is write a menu planning. In my search of ways to save I’ve found several tips on making a menu plan to save on groceries. So I’m gonna make a list of all the food we have in our pantry and make a daily menu around those items.
Pantry items for menu planning:
– a pack of pita bread
– 3 packs of spaghetti
– fussili pasta
– pizza dough mix
– 2 packs of pancake mix
– bow tie pasta
– canned sausages
– can of tuna
– 2 pizza crusts
– instant mashed potatoes
– dried green beans
We have a lot of pasta in stock! So a few pasta dishes will definitely be on the menu.
We have some fresh and frozen veggies in stock as well. The only products we really need to buy are dairy, fish, meat, bread and fruit. For those items I’ll check what the supermarket has on offer.
breakfast: pancakes with powdered sugar
diner: spaghetti bolognese with unions and peppers
breakfast: scrambled eggs and toast
lunch: sausage sandwiches
diner: fussili pasta with peas and tuna