2014 $50 Budget Menu Plan Weeks #38 and #39

2014 $50 Budget Menu Plan Weeks #38 and #39
2014 $50 Budget Menu Plan Weeks #38 and #39


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2014 $50 Budget Menu Plan Weeks #38 and #38:Fall is really setting in and we’re struggling to keep up with our everyday routines! Here’s our basic menu plan for the next two weeks..

This week we purchased the following
: Lettuce, Tomatoes, peppers, celery, vidalia onions (sale at farmers market), cheese, cucumbers, Honeydew melon, bananas, grapes, steaks, 20#’s boneless chicken breast, onion burger buns, canola oil, avocado, black olives, rotini pasta, cauliflower, bacon, cream cheese, saltines, maple extract, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, walnuts, pecans, spaghetti squash, heavy cream , greek yogurt Total Spent $91.56

From our Backyard: Fresh Eggs (approximately 18-30 per Day), Pears (well, technically from a friends yard), but they offered all we could pick!

From our Windowsill/ Garden: Fresh Herbs(Cilantro, Parsley, Rosemary, dill, oregano, basil, mint), jalapeno peppers, Butternut Squash, Hubbard Squash

Breakfast Ideas:

Lunches:As we’ve mentioned in the past, we’re really not big lunch eaters, but here are a few options that are available: Leftovers, PB & J, Egg Salad Wraps, Chicken Salad Wraps (from the leftover chicken).

Week #38

Monday September 22nd:


  • Dinner: Baked LaSketti,Garlic Bread, Salad

WednesdaySeptember 24th:


Friday September 26th:

SaturdaySeptember 27th:

Sunday September 28th:

Week #39

Monday September 29th:

TuesdaySeptember 30th:

WednesdayOctober 1st:

ThursdayOctober 2nd:


  • Dinner: Leftover Night- Tons of leftovers stacking up in the freezer, time to weed them out!



Various Snacks & Desserts:

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


FYI: When we mention things like “burgers” we generally use ground turkey (with the occasional bit of ground venison mixed in).

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 QuestionsWhy 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

  • September Sales Trends-not sure what Should be on sale right now? Here is a list of the current Sales trends throughout the month of July so you know what savings to expect and look forward to.

  • $50 Weekly Menu Plan Help across the USADo 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.


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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!

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