Like a lot of people, we spend a lot of time out and about in December so we really need to keep the budget as tight as possible. We've been through the pantry and freezer hoping to find lots of goodies. What we found was very promising so the menu plan and shopping list are done for the month. Edited to add should anyone wish to see my menu plans they are available via the menu plans 2016 tab at the top of the page.
I've already crossed a couple of things off the master shopping list (before I break it down week by week) as I bought one or two things last night as we really only needed almond milk and flour to see us to the end of November.
The main ingredients for our meals on December 25th and 26th are safely stashed in the pantry too, no stressing for us hopefully. Dan wants to make some brownies for pudding so we need a few things for that, but chocolate, walnuts, flour, bananas - they're all things we'll use up. Plus I've written absolutely everything needed to make everything we want to make, obviously a fair bit of that will be crossed off when we do our final check before we hit the supermarket.