• 2015 $50 Weekly Budget Menu Plan Week #19

    2015 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 19: The farmers markets in our area have been in full swing for several weeks now. Here are a few tips for scoring great deals ...

    Never underestimate your ability to bargain! Just because they have a price listed doesn't mean you can't barter or negotiate for a better price. Also, if you have a knack for baking fresh bread (or quickbreads), canning jams/ jellies, sometimes you can swap a loaf or a jar for fresh fruits and veggies as well!

    Keep in mind the May Sales Cycles for the month as well, as you should be able to find and stock up on condiments, ribs, steaks, ground beef, tortillas (if you don't like to make your own!) as well as many other items. View our May Sales cycle reminder page for full details.

    This week we purchased the following: lettuce, green peppers, zucchini, spinach, mango, strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, bananas, cucumbers, cream cheese, sour cream, half & half, greek yogurt, avocado

    Total spent this week on groceries: $36.11

    From our Backyard: Fresh Eggs (about 14 a day)

    From our Windowsill/ Garden: a few fresh herbs in the windowsill- cilantro, basil, parsley, rosemary, scallions, tomatoes

    Breakfast Options for this week:




    Lunch Options for this week:





    Monday May 11th:




    Tuesday May 12th:





    Wednesday May 13th:




    Thursday May 14th:




    Friday May 15th


    • Dinner: Fully Loaded Pizza (Homemade) (Our loaded pizza consists of onions, peppers, jalapenos and whatever meats available- pepperoni, sausage, bbq chicken, etc)



    Saturday May 16th:




    Sunday May 17th:





    Various Snacks & Desserts:


    • Fresh Fruit Choices Available- Cantaloupe, Bananas, honeydew Melon
    • Blueberry Muffins
    • Banana Bread
    • Cantaloupe & Berry Smoothies





    Drinks Available:
    * Iced Tea (Unsweetened or Sweet Tea)
    * Coffee
    * Hot Chocolate/Cocoa

    Less Likely to be used, but still available:
    * Copycat Gatorade
    * CopyCat Arizona Green Tea
    * Lemonade
    * Iced Coffee Drinks
    * Almond Milk

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    FYI: If you're wondering why all the ingredients listed in the recipes aren't necessarily showing in the "purchased groceries" list, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions!
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. southernmama's Avatar
      southernmama -
      Hi I am new to the site and am excited to try out the banana bread. However, I noticed this is a menu for May is the site no longer active? Or is there a summer lull. I really will need help planning those Holiday menus on a budget.
    1. foggymorning77's Avatar
      foggymorning77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by southernmama View Post
      Hi I am new to the site and am excited to try out the banana bread. However, I noticed this is a menu for May is the site no longer active? Or is there a summer lull. I really will need help planning those Holiday menus on a budget.
      I have noticed that, too. I donīt get it either. They used to post every week or so, but now not at all since May. Hopefully they will pick it back up.
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