I'm excited and up for the challenge. Its helping me to be more organized, and to plan better as far as meals are concerned. Oh, here's another frugal tip:
12. We eat Quaker old fashioned oatmeal almost every day of our lives! All four of us do and, no, our kids don't need sugar on it. We do sometimes put fruit or Craisins, but both our little ones will eat it plain. I actually transitioned NDVB to real oatmeal right after baby oatmeal. Does baby oatmeal have sugar? No. They don't know what they are missing until they have it...so don't give it. Oh, and you can make it in the microwave. Another benefit....you have oatmeal on hand for delicious homemade energy bars and yummy healthy chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies. Here's the cost per serving: (and if you're feeding it to children, you probably get more servings per box because your giving them less).
A box at Costco costs: $6.49 with about 102 servings/box
Serving price: $0.06 (Wow!!!)
I must say I think that is a pretty great deal for a breakfast budget-24 cents/day for four people!!!