Objective: To plan a weekly meal menu and shop for items on the list. To identify prices and differences in quality of different items. To be able to accurately create a personal menu, shopping list, and translate your purchases into an online budget form for evaluation.
1. Complete Weekly Menu Form - Get it Approved.
2. Complete Grocery List Based on Menu Choices - Get it Approved.
3. Shop online for items on Grocery List and compare quality and prices.
4. Total your Grocery Spending and Enter All Items on Shopping List in Budget Online (PMB)
5. Share your menu and list with class during final presentations.
Please use the handout to plan your menu for a week. I would like you to plan at least 2 dinners for 2 and a family dinner (6 people or more) for the weekend sometime. It can be breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but include anything you would normally serve. Once your menu is complete, make a grocery list. In addition to groceries, there is a list of other items (BELOW) that you will need to keep at your home. Detergent, soap, etc. You may also include any items you might actually use regularly to your shopping list. Finally, go to the website below and price everything you will need. You may need to make substitutions, but you will get a good general idea of prices for your weekly shopping trip. You will enter these figures on your monthly budget (remember that this sheet and shopping list is only for one week) when you are finished as actual costs.
Here are a couple of places to shop. You may also look for other online grocery stores, pharmacy's or other providers. They must list individual item pricing and you need to figure out delivery if you do not have one of the stores local to your new apartment. (Example: You can price things at Target.com, but you must figure out shipping costs if you do not have a Target store locally. You must also figure out how to get your purchases home if you do not have a car.)
YOU MUST ADD EVERY ITEM ON YOUR SHOPPING LIST TO THE PERSONAL SHOPPING LIST PAGE OF YOUR DATA SHEET ON THE FAMILY MONTHLY BUDGET. MAKE SURE YOU CREATE AREA FOR YOUR GROCERY SHOPPING FROM THE SHOPPING LIST YOU COMPLETED FOR YOUR MOVING DAY!
SEE EXAMPLE BELOW:
Weekly Menu PDF (Printable):
Weekly Menu MS Excel:
Grocery List PDF (Printable):
Grocery List MS Excel: