We don't have a specific budget for groceries at our house. We recognize that there are weeks where we stock up and weeks where we eat from our stockpile and only pick up a couple of items. This week was a was a light grocery week. I need fresh fruit for snacking and some fresh vegetables for some of this week's dinners.
We had a really good, inexpensive dinner tonight at Chipotle. We had three free burritos bags, so the four of us ate for under $5 tonight. It was great and I have leftovers from my burrito.
At our house, we don't eat breakfast or lunch together during the week, so there is minimal planning that goes into those meals. For us, the focus is dinner.
Chipotle for Burritos
Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Weekdays breakfast is at daycare for my daughter, the rest of us eat cold cereal, frozen waffles, oatmeal, toast or whatever strikes our fancy. Lunch we pack, usually leftovers for me. My son either packs or buys lunch at school. If he packs, it is generally a lunch meat sandwich or a PB&J with some sides.
Check out other menu plans for the week at Menu Plan Monday on the special host site for this week $5 Dinners.