2012 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #37


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2012 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #37-Temperatures have finally dropped enough so that we feel like using the oven again, just in time for delicious fat Fall pumpkins! This weeks menu incorporates the flavors of fall- fresh apples, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and spinach. Total Spent . . .
$31.12 – We purchased the following: milk, yogurt, apples, potatoes, lettuce, celery, cucumbers, fresh broccoli, spinach, a Giant pumpkin, pecans, heavy cream, oil, sugar and a few bulk spices.

Monday 10th:

*Breakfast: Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits (using home-canned peaches)
*Lunch: Leftover Sweet & Sour Kielbasa (from yesterdays dinner)
*Dinner: Fall Harvest Casserole, Salad

Tuesday 11th:

*Breakfast: Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quesadillas
*Lunch: Honey Roasted Pumpkin Spinach Salad
*Dinner: Meatloaf, Salad, Baked Potatoes

Wednesday 12th:

*Lunch: meatloaf sandwiches
*Dinner: BDAY Celebration- Copycat Chili’s Chipotle Chicken, Steamed Broccoli w/ garlic sauce, Baked Potato & Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake

Thursday 13th:

*Breakfast: Fruit & Cream Oatmeal
*Lunch: Honey Dijon Egg Salad Wraps
*Dinner: Crockpot Beef Stew, Freezer Rolls

Friday 14th:

*Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, hash browns, toast & Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Latte’s
*Lunch: Caesar Salad
*Dinner: Pumpkin Pierogies with Pecan Sage Cream Sauce , Salad

Saturday 15th:

*Breakfast: Cinnamon Raisin French Toast
*Midday – Get Together with Friends/ Retirement Party! Bringing 7 layer Dip & Tortilla Chips

Sunday 16th:

*Breakfast: Pumpkin Sticky Buns
*Midday: Real Boston Baked Beans, Grilled Brats, Biscuits , Salad

Various Snacks & Dessert Items:

* Cinnamon Apple Cherry Cheeseball& Apple slices
* Muffins
* Yogurt
* Double Layer No Bake Pumpkin Pie
* Chewy Granola Bars
* Deviled Eggs
* Hard Boiled Eggs
* Watermelon

Drinks included:

* Iced Tea (Sweet Tea)
* Coffee
* Lemonade
* Copycat Gatorade
* CopyCat Arizona Green Tea

A few things I’d like to share: We raise chickens an are currently getting nearly 2 dozen eggs per day, so we incorporate them into the menu plan quite often. We are still harvesting fresh jalapenos (& canning them!), eggplant, figs, watermelon and sweet potatoes from our garden, as well as a few sporadic bell peppers.

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Filled with an insatiable wanderlust to see the world, I've dedicated most of my life to saving money where I can so I can afford to see and do the things I want. I dug our family out of debt by reducing our grocery expense to less than $300 a month. You can too!


  1. loving, loving all these menus. Wow.
    Takes a while to copy and paste with all the recipes, but I’ll be fine.

    Thanks for all your time and effort in doing these.

    please include my zip in the hat. 95361
    Grocery Outlet
    Cost Less (not sure if they have an online presence)
    Save Mart
    Dollar Tree

    • loving, loving all these menus. Wow.
      Takes a while to copy and paste with all the recipes, but I’ll be fine.

      Hi there, there is a “Print Friendly” button at the top of each/every recipe. (Rather than printing them, you can print them to “PDF” files and save them in a folder on your computer for later perusal, if you’d like.

  2. not a big fan of pdf files… take up too much room and can’t share online. but thanks. I usually just save them on a Word doc and then to a folder on my computer, so I’m not printing them out.

    • can’t share online. but thanks

      We’re thrilled that you want to save our recipes for later, but We do ask that you share a link rather than copying and pasting our recipes & menus online if you happen to share them with others.

      ­čÖé We work hard to create everything we share here on the site and love to see new faces join!

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