The last couple of times I went grocery shopping I spent over $250! Are you kidding me?! Last week we ate out of our refrigerator and pantry, but this week it was looking pretty bare. I just got back from the grocery store and I thought I had made a cheap menu. Thought. I spent a total of $180 today. So much for a cheap menu. I even found a couple of bargains. Malt-O-Meal cereal was on sale 3 bags for $7. While I realize that this is more than $2 each, you get more cereal than a standard box. Not only that, but when you bought 3 bags you got a free gallon of milk. I spent $9 on Coke, and about $30 on wine. Please tell me what on earth I spent the other $134 on?
Is this a reasonable amount to spend for a family of 7? Really?
Does anyone have any suggestions about how to get this number lower?
I don't clip coupons because A) I don't take the paper, and B) The coupons are usually for things I don't buy.
And please don't suggest any recipes with hot dogs as the meat. I HATE them!