2014 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week #24: Welcome to week #24 of our families $50 grocery budget! If you’ve been faithfully following our menu plans, you may have noticed that we didn’t get around to sharing our menu plan last week! We had family come in from out of state to attend our son’s Graduation and with a full house I just didn’t get a chance to sit and type it all out. We apologize for letting you down!
This week we purchased the following: Beef Filet (Aldi), 10#’s Ground Turkey, Cream Cheese, Apples, half & half, pound of ham, Sliced American Cheese, cantaloupe, Cottage Cheese, Ricotta Cheese, Greek Yogurt, Almond Milk (Aldi brand), olives, bananas
From our Backyard: Fresh Eggs (Getting nearly 3 dozen per day)
From our Windowsill/ Garden: Lettuce, Chives, Scallions, Fresh Herbs (Cilantro, Parsley, Rosemary, dill, oregano, basil), Spinach, beet greens, baby carrots, onions (grown from scraps), green peppers, Cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, Tomatoes,
Total spent this week on groceries $53.14
For those keeping track, last weeks menu/grocery expense came to $41.88
Breakfast Options for this week: (Fresh Fruit Choices, Apples, bananas, cantaloupe)
- Western Omelets (ham/cheese/onions/green peppers)
- Chocolate Covered Cherry Refrigerator Oatmeal
- Banana French Toast
- Hash Browns, Eggs, Toast
- Poached Eggs on Toast
- Harvest Peach Refrigerator Oatmeal
- English Muffins
Monday June 9th:
- Lunch: Steamed Red Hot Dogs w/ Homemade Zucchini Relish
- Dinner: Maine Lobster/Seafood Chowder, Garlic Texas Toast
Tuesday June 10th:
Wednesday June 11th:
- Lunch: Leftover Seafood Chowder
- Dinner: Chicken Parmesan & Salad
Thursday June 12th:
- Lunch: Meatloaf Sandwiches
- Dinner: Grilled Zucchini Pizza
Friday June 13th:
- Lunch: Roasted Garlic Bagels with Olive Tapenade
- Dinner: Get together with Friends, Bringing Beef Filet for the grill, fresh marinated grilling veggies (zucchini/summer squash/onions)
Saturday June 14th:
Sunday June 15th:
Various Snacks & Desserts:
- Fresh Fruit Choices Available– Apples, Canned Peaches, Strawberries, Blueberries
- Strawberry Cheesecake Dip
- Cinnamon Tortilla Chips w/ Fruit Salsa
- Mango Frozen Yogurt
- Healthy Zucchini Brownies
- Patriotic Cupcakes
Drinks Available:* Iced Tea (Unsweetened or Sweet Tea)
* Hot Chocolate/Cocoa
Less Likely to be used, but still available:
* Copycat Gatorade
* CopyCat Arizona Green Tea
* Iced Coffee Drinks
* Almond Milk
FYI:The red hot dogs listed in this weeks menu were actually brought to us from Maine. Red hot dogs (aka snappahs) are unique to Yankees highly coveted. The seafood chowder was also a “taste from Home”, so to speak and was brought to us by family.
For Further reading/help we recommend the following:
- $50 Dollar Menu Frequently Asked Questions– There are certain questions that seem to pop up again and again, so rather than be redundant and repeat answers, we’ve put them all in one convenient place for you!
- Basic Questions–Why we don’t provide a shopping list, Random ingredients that aren’t in the shopping list, are groceries cheaper , etc
- More Questions– more in depth questions regarding dietary guidelines, dealing with picky eaters, junk food and more
- It Doesn’t Add up– Learn why some items in the Menu plan aren’t listed in this weeks grocery purchase list & how it all comes together
- June Sales Trends–not sure what Should be on sale right now? Here is a list of the current Sales trends throughout the month of June so you know what savings to expect and look forward to.
- The 2012 Family Guide to Groceries under $250 a Month– a guide of how and where to cut grocery expenses to get spending under control while providing an eye-opening view of the dirty manipulation tactics retailers use to keep you spending.
- $50 Weekly Menu Plan Help across the USA–Do you find yourself struggling to reduce your grocery bill each month? Check out our Menu plan help across the USA to see if your area has been featured for more 1-on-1 help, if not, feel free to add your request to have your city/state featured.
- Making Fruits & Veggies Last: At the beginning of each week we prepare the vegetables and fruits to make meal preparation easier during the week and to save money by preventing waste. You can read more about that here.
- How Spending $25 Now can save you Hundreds Later – if you gain nothing else from this site, don’t overlook this tip. It has been an EXTREME money-saver for our family
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