Here is a copy of my weekly menu plan that I take to the store. My grocery list contains a lot of notes on it, and it takes about an hour to prepare. I try to be thorough so that I do not have to make multiple trips to the store in the same week.
Step 1: Check my cupboards and pantry.
Step 2: Grab 2 cookbooks 1 kid friendly and one on how to create affordable meals.
Step 3: Print sheet for weekly grocery list from moneysavingmom.com.
Step 4: Write out grocery list.
Step 5: Check the sales on the store I choose.
Step 6: Match up coupons.
Step 7: Grab recycling bags for groceries, and plan what day I will go. If urgent, I will go at some point in the day otherwise I try for a day in the week.
My menu plan with all of the notes. ( I know my handwriting is sloppy).
Another good source of information is youtube, here is a great helpful clip:
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