Sometimes I think I go through the grocery shopping and meal-making experience in a bit of a daze. I’m slightly aware of what I’m buying or cooking, but I’m not always careful with how much I’m spending.
I want what I want when I want it, right?
After my month without eating out, I realized that I need to pay more attention to my grocery expenses. I realize that I have to find a way to make all of my meals healthier… not just better for us nutritionally, but financially as well.
I know that I could sit down and figure out exactly how much each meal I make costs me. But that’s math. I don’t like to do too much of that stuff.
So instead, I’ll work with this nifty recipe calculator that Kacie at Sense to Save created. I like that I can adjust the calculations based on the number of servings, so if I’m cooking for a crowd, I’ll know what expenses to expect.
I’ll also be keeping a close eye on $5 Dinners. Erin and her contributing writers are great at crafting delicious meals that cost $5 or less. I’ll be looking there for inspiration.
And I’ll be working on my couponing skills. I got a little lazy about couponing over the past couple of months, so I know this is one area I can improve.