2012 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #34-Welcome to this weeks $50 weekly menu plan! If you’ve been following our series for any length of time, you know that prices have been steadily creeping up due to various economic factors, including the drought that has taken hold of the midwest. This week, our focus is on quick meals due to the back to school schedules, sports and work!
Since meat has already been taken care of in previous weeks, our focus was mainly on fruits and vegetables and a few meager pantry items.
We purchased the following:
Mangoes .59 ea
Bananas .44# x 3#
Red/Green Grapes $1.09# x2
Kiwi Fruits $1.29 (6 kiwi)
Raisin Bran $1.59
Artisan Lettuce $1.99
Tortilla Chips $1.69
Black Beans .69
Cucumbers .79 ea
Zucchini $1.29 (24oz)
Summer Squash $1.29 (24oz)
Tomatoes= Free (garden)
Eggs= Free (our own hens)
Eggplant = Free (garden)
Jalapeno Peppers =free (Garden)
Cool Whip .99
Cream Cheese $1.09 x 3
Wheat Flour $1.89
Total Spent $38. – the remaining $12 will go back in the monthly grocery budget kitty, to be spent another week when the deals are a bit better.
Various Snacks & Dessert Items:
A few things I’d like to share: Generally speaking we prefer to make our own Tortilla wraps (mainly because their isn’t anything to them, but also because I can control the amount of fat and salt that goes into them as well.) If you have a food dehydrator and wish to sneak in additional nutrition, you can easily adapt them by adding chopped sundried tomatoes, powdered beets or spinach, etc.
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