This left our weekly budget with about $30. Using the grocery guide, I took advantage of the sales in our area and purchased the following: 2 heads of lettuce, 6 fresh tomatoes, 2 green peppers, 3 cukes, 2 packages of cream cheese, Milk, 2 lbs ground turkey, vidalia onions, elbow macaroni, cheese and 4 loaves of bread.
- Breakfast: blueberry muffins
- Lunch: Poor Boys (grilled cheese with tomato slices)
- Dinner: Grilled Chicken Breast, Seasoned Potato Wedges (grilled), Summer Squash
- Breakfast: homemade yogurt with sliced peaches (home canned)
- Lunch: Salad w/ Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Leftover Grilled Chicken, Sliced Hard boiled eggs
- Dinner: French Toast, Bacon
- Breakfast: waffles
- Lunch: Egg Salad Sandwiches or Wraps
- Dinner: Chinese Fried Rice, Stir Fry Vegetables
- Breakfast: Fruit Breakfast bars
- Lunch: Curried Egg Salad Wrap (Homemade tortillas)
- Dinner: Corn Chowder, biscuits
- Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs & Toast
- Lunch: Tomato Basil Salad*
- Dinner: Hearty Taco Pasta
- Breakfast: Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuits
- Lunch: Leftover Taco Pasta (I Love this with extra jalepenos!)
- Dinner: Baked Ham with Pineapple, Riced Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans, Fresh Rolls
- Breakfast: Bagels & Cream Cheese
- Lunch: Ham SaladSandwiches & homemade potato chips
- Dinner: Macaroni & Cheese with Ham & Broccoli
- Iced Tea or herbal teas
- cocoa mixes
A few things I'd like to share:
Just after the holidays, Whole hams were on sale in our area for .68 a pound, so I bought 4 and froze them. I also found real butter on sale the week before Christmas for $2 a pound and purchased 25 pounds. I detest margarine and will only use it if I absolutely have to.
I very rarely purchase canned fruits and vegetables- generally we prefer fresh or frozen.
We also grow several fresh herbs in the kitchen year round. I always have cilantro, rosemary, dill and basil on hand to add to various dishes. I find that it really enhances the flavor of food using fresh over dried.