Thursday, January 21, 2010

Good Way To Cut Your Grocery Bills


I thought you readers would appreciate this story which I seen on Good Morning America.

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (KTRK) -- Do you know what you're cooking for dinner tonight? Planning ahead can be a great way to save time and money but one woman is taking it to a whole new level.

Superorganized approach to meals saves time, money.
It may be hard to believe, but a Friendswood mom not only knows what she is feeding her family every single night of the week, she has it all planned out for the entire year! She says having a plan has cut her grocery bill by more than half and she's sharing her strategy with us.
Leslie Chisolm admits keeping up with a family of six that includes four boys is not easy.

Leslie says she makes up a menu for the entire year.Every single day of every single month something different with 1 or 2 days per month built in for left overs.

No this not for everybody but you may try it on shorter time periods.
She asks the family what they like and do not like, and then she makes up a menu
for that time period. When she goes shopping she takes the menu with her, she waits for Daily Specials.

There are specials days when the meat goes on sale and those days when vegetables are on sale. She also buys in Bulk and breaks it down when she get home. Everything
is well organized and this saves on compulsive shopping it also saves you so you the won't stress out when thinking about what to cook because she is fully stocked.

This Lady cut down her grocery bill by 1/2, that's good news because her husband was
saying that the trips to the grocery store were getting out of hand. They as a
family stop eating out as much. With this plan they had meals planned with different meats and different vegetables.

To learn more about this story there is a video
showing you the entire story about this Lady and her family...as I seen on Good Morning America earlier today. Hope you enjoy the video i know I did.
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Parenting/mom-plans-meals-entire-year/story?id=9618348

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