Menu Plan, Shop, Save & Stay on Budget

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Last week I told you I would share with more details on how I do my menu planning for the week.
This is how I do my menus:
Sunday- cereal, malt o meal, oatmeal, omelettes
Monday- muffins, yogurt with granola, smoothies, boiled eggs with raisin toast
Tuesday-  pancakes, waffles, bagels, french toast
Wednesday- breakfast burritos, sausage biscuits, biscuits/gravy, bacon egg cheese biscuits
Thursday- cereal (cold or hot)
Friday- cinnamon rolls, cereal bars, funnel cakes, poptarts

Lunch (I really don't plan for lunches but just on weekends)
Saturday- tuna sandwiches, egg salad, pbj sandwiches, grilled ham and cheese
Sunday- chicken salad, turkey sandwiches, pizza quesadillas, soup

Sunday- Crockpot
Monday- Mexican
Tuesday- Italian 
Wednesday- Breakfast
Thursday- any meat
Friday- Pizza
Saturday- Casseroles/ Soups

Sunday- pies
Monday- key lime pie, sopapillas
Tuesday- pudding (made any way, I get creative)
Wednesday- fruit (fresh or canned)
Thursday- jello (made with or without fruit and cool whip)
Friday- brownies (made any way, I get creative)
Saturday- cookies (any kind just have fun and let the kids help)

Okay now that is the menu plan I use every week, I go on Pinterest or get in my homemade recipe book I made (I need to make another one though and update it). But you get the idea just find your favorite recipes that your family will eat. You can change my menu the best fits for your family, this one just works best for our family.



I have been shopping at Aldi's for years now. I was so glad when it came to our town. I've never heard of it before and when I finally went there for the first time I was so happy and excited about going back. 

Things to know before you going shopping

take a quarter with you for the shopping carts
( I always leave a quarter in my car for Aldi trips)

Be prepared to bag your own groceries

Aldi's has reusable bags you can buy, they are really cheap or you can opt to bring your own bags.
Eco Friendly bag 1.99
paper bag .06
plastic bags .10
I have bought them before and saved them for the next times but I just opt to bring my own bags now.

if you forget your bags and don't mind boxes Aldi usually has a bin of boxes or empty ones on the shelf you can have for FREE!

They don't take Coupons which there prices are low enough that a coupon won't really matter.

Aldi Accepts Cash and these cards NO CHECKS!

They guarantee their products

They have a great guarantee policy, it’s called Double Guarantee.  If you aren’t 100% satisfied, they will refund your money and replace the product.

You can search the weekly ads every Wednesday for the specials going on in the stores
by going the Aldi weekly ad.

The Next Store I have discovered a few months ago, and I'm hooked 

Well, let me tell you I love to shop, Ha! But for groceries every week ugh! Who likes that, not me. If your like me and grocery shopping is becoming more of a chore than fun, then let me tell you, when I first discovered a new way to shop from home. At home you say, yes I said that right at home. Walmart Pickup Grocery, yes that's right. If you are like me and have kids and work and don't have alot of time running around the store with the kiddos for groceries then the Walmart Pickup Grocery just for you. 
I love the Walmart Pickup Grocery for 6 reasons:
  1. no more standing in long lines
  2. no more going in the stores
  3. helps my family stay on a budget 
  4. save money cause no impulsive buying
  5. the workers load all your groceries for you
  6. they shop for me
I'm really glad Walmart has started this cause this really helps alot of people out, with our busy lives or things going on like a new baby, surgeries, etc. You know you can get the items you need or want just by ordering them online and going to the store and picking them up. Its not just grocery items either, you need laundry soap, TP, beauty, health, candles etc. ,you are able to order them too. I've been doing the Walmart Pickup Grocery since about October 2016, just a short time but believe me once you do it, like I said you will be hooked and you won't wanna step foot in a Walmart for groceries anymore. I found it easier for me to pickup my orders on Friday's when I get off work to get ready for the weekend, so if on Saturday I wanna go shopping for other things like clothes, etc or just go hangout with the family, well I don't have to worry about going to the grocery store cause all of my groceries are bought for the week or month how every I choose at that time.  Also, when I discovered the Walmart Pickup Grocery, I was able to get $10 off my first order $50 or more. Of course the first time trying it out, I was hooked. I wanted to go every week and then I started once a month grocery shopping and that was fun! I would like to give you the same opportunity of getting your $10 off your first online order as well.

Just visit this Walmart Grocery $10 Promo Code Link to get a $10 discount code toward your first purchase of $50 or more from Walmart Grocery. 
Walmart Grocery is only available in select areas at this time, as not every Walmart store will offer this free grocery pick-up and/or delivery service.

How Walmart Grocery Works:

  1.  You simply place an online order for your groceries through the Walmart Grocery website.
  2.  A Walmart Grocery shopper will do the shopping for you and have your groceries ready for pick-up during your selected time-slot.
  3. You pick-up your order from a convenient location at your local Walmart store (delivery available in select markets).
  4.  Your shopper loads the groceries into your car and you’re on your way.

Walmart Grocery is a free service to use (delivery charges may apply where available), and you simply need to create a Walmart Grocery Account to get started.

Walmart Grocery Features and Benefits

  • Walmart’s Everyday Low Prices on a huge assortment of groceries and more.
  • Save time by shopping online.
  • You can get your order as fast as the same day. They offer 2-hour to 4-hour windows for both pick-up and delivery.
  • Pick-up is always free. The delivery fee varies.
  • Walmart Grocery is open from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM every day.
  • Your shopping cart will show you the minimum order total that you need to reach to qualify for the grocery service.
  • You can add a Walmart Grocery Promo Code directly in checkout.
  • Payment must be made by credit card. They do not accept Walmart Gift Cards or eGift Cards at this time.
  • Alcohol products (beer, wine, and/or spirits) may not be available for pick-up and/or delivery at certain times and store locations.
  • If you are not satisfied with a product you receive through Walmart Grocery, simply call Customer Care for a refund. You may also return it to a local Walmart store – just bring in your delivery receipt.
I used to do coupons and save even more money but the problems I had with coupons was they never had what I needed and the stores were getting really picky on how your use your coupons. So I had to find an easier solution for both my problems, saving money and staying on a budget at the same time.  Aldi's and Walmart Pickup Grocery were my solutions. I can save money get what I need and if I opt not to go to the grocery store that week or month Walmart Pickup Grocery has my back. I hope this has helped your with your grocery solutions. Happy Shopping!

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