I did my weekly shopping on Saturday this week and without a menu plan. I picked up mostly things that were on deal for stocking the cupboard. My best deal was a Wanchai Ferry boxed dinner, a Macaroni Grill boxed dinner and 1# of fresh chicken breasts for $4 total. We picked up 8 boxes of cereal and some snack food. My savings were a little lower than normal at only 45%, but we purchased some wine and beer and of course, those increased out of pocket - without them, it was closer to 65% savings.
At our house, the focus is on dinners. I tend to only list the main course and any standard side we have with it. We do still have vegetables and/or fruit with each of our dinners, I just don't always call them out.
Leftover Turkey Tenderloin
Slow Cooker Italian Meatball
Potato Soup and sandwiches
Roasted Shrimp with Tomatoes
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.
Check out other menu plans for the week at Menu Plan Monday at I'm An Organizing Junkie.