Do you menu plan then shop or shop then menu plan? It is not a new argument, but it is worth talking about.
I believe that if you are really trying to save every penny then shopping 'specials' then planning your menu around those specials has better fiscal merit. Mrs HM disagrees however, as she feels that shopping specials, whilst noble, does not always produce a balanced or nourishing set of weekly meals - looking at all the stupid stuff 'on special' at the shops lately, she just might have a point.
|Invent your own coleslaw - break the rules.|
I guess it all goes back to stockpiling and making sure that we are only buying things 'on special' that we will use and like. Just because it is 'on special' does not mean it is worth buying. Less and less staples go 'on special' compared to five years ago when we were first starting our frugal journey.
How do you menu plan - pre shopping or post shopping? Or maybe something entirely different?
|Making your own sauces and dressings is cheaper than|
buying it on special anyway.
Take care folks and stay nice now.