Welcome back and thank you for taking a look at my 10th monthly installment of our family’s meal planning. This month’s meal planning includes a few new recipes that should be more friendly to children. Also this month includes 4th of July with Family (so no meals planned then) and another birthday this month too, so that day’s meals will be picked by the birthday person, so I have no clue what that will be right now. Again, the blank family shopping lists are included and I still hope these are helpful to some of you who are using this meal planner.
Budget Note: This meal planner includes all of our family’s monthly menus for the next 4 weeks. We typically spend $300-$350 (not including sundry items) for one month of food for our family of four plus four dogs. Since we live very rural, if I do not continue to plan well in advance our family can end up spending more on the gasoline for our trip than we do for the food that we are actually there to purchase, especially with gas prices seemingly rising all the time around us. When we do our shopping once a month it is a big haul, but we do pick up fresh fruits, vegetables and milk every 2 weeks with some money that is part of the monthly budget.
Make sure to check out my previous month’s meal planners for more tips and recipes for when it comes to monthly shopping! On a side note, we are trying to add more recipes that use the same general ingredients so it will give us a variety when we shop in bulk. As you all probably know as well, there are great sites out there for couponing and daily deals, so you do not have to just shop at a big box retailer if you don’t want to. Last month’s gems found a the dollar store will be sending me back again this month to see if I can cut some more costs too.
I am happy to continue to share previous month’s meal planners. I keep all the recipes, planners, and lessons on my blog, so please make sure to check out my Meal Planning Page for more tips and recipes for when it comes to monthly shopping from month’s past!
In this month’s free printable you will find my monthly meal planners complete with links, some of our family recipes that I compiled, a blank Costco shopping list, blank family shopping list, shopping lesson worksheets for educational purposes and so on! Hopefully this will help make your planning a little easier, more fun or at the very least, give you some new recipes. I will share my monthly meal planners with you each month as I create them for our family. Enjoy!
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