One thing that really helps me save money around here when I do it is planning out and following a weekly menu. I say “when I do it” because it’s something I am working on doing every week this year. When you make a detailed menu it makes your life easier too – no more wondering what to make… You can then use your menu to go to the grocery store and get JUST when your menu dictates that you need. It’s a win/win. You end up eating at home instead of having to run out to crowded, overpriced restaurants. Your family probably likes what you cook better anyway. I know my kids and hubby prefer meals that I make to Chili’s or Applebees or wherever else we end up. If you haven’t tried planning out a whole week of menus, give it a try. I bet you will have an easier week and your bank account will show it !!