- August 7, 2008 at 5:34 pm #261297
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, d morgan
> Do you have a meal plan per month?
> IF so list it here.
> I am new to this group so if something like this already exists,
let me know.
> I am going to try to figure out something that is not so bland and
boring, but I think next month it is going to be bland and boring,
unless I spend a little more time on my menus.
> What I am trying to say is that I never know what we are having for
dinner till about 30 minutes before I throw it together.
> For budgeting purposes, I have decided, that we will have the same
thing, or something similar every monday, like chicken something, and
> tuesday will be pork something, and veggies
> wednesday will be roast gravy and veggies,
> You get the picture.
> We have finally hit a point in our lives that if I dont get a job
soon, whether babysitting or a physical job, we are going to be penny
pinching like crazy.
> so this is what I have come up with as just a generality and I am
sure I will modify it as we go along. Plus I am sure at some point on
the weekends we will do something else every once in a while like
order pizza, or go to burger king.
> This include Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
> pop tart
> hot dog/ chick nug./macncheese
> Chili mac, peas
> eggs sausage
> fish sticks, lipton noodles, peaches
> taco day / chicken nuggets
> biscuit gravy
> ham, chick nug, peas n carrots
> roast, potatoes, carrots, green beans
> biscuit jelly egg
> pbj, pears
> hamburger helper
> eggs cheese
> grilled cheese, carrots, applesauce
> goulash, mac, hamb. Tomato soup
> Cinn. Toast, cereal
> turkey, green beans, mashed potato
> Chicken Mushroom, Rice, green beans
> salisbury, sweet potato, mix vegs
> pulled pork, lipton noodles
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I know this isn’t exactly what you were looking for, but you
mentioned babysitting. If you can handle it, daycare out of your home
can be profitable. I charged $2 an hour, which is on the cheap end. I
could have up to 6 children (including my own) in my home and the
state paid me to feed them nutritious meals and if you qualify with
income the state will also pay to feed your chiodren. Now your state
maybe different but from what I have seen they are pretty much the
same across the board. I was registered not licensed (licensed can
have more children) but I also did not have as many regulations or
inspections. But I made $1200 a month and the state paid me $250 on
average. You won’t have to pay for gas to commute, anything you buy
for the daycare is a tax deduction and a percentage of utilities,
house payment, cleaning supplies, car tags and insurance are all tax
deductions. It is just a thought. Also with the state food program
they you have to prepare a monthly meal plan and they give you the
guidelines, so it helps with meal planning and budgeting. Good luck.
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