2015 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 12

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2015 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 12: Spring break is on it’s way and it won’t be long before we’re feeding half a dozen extra kids several times over the course of the week…

This week we purchased the following: broccoli, carrots, tuna, pepperoni, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, milk (for cooking), sliced cheese, apples, bananas, potatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, celery, wheat bread, blackberries, tomatoes, mushrooms

Total spent this week on groceries: $47.20

From our Backyard: Fresh Eggs (up to about 12 a day)

From our Windowsill/ Garden: a few fresh herbs in the windowsill– cilantro, basil, parsley and rosemary

Breakfast Options for this week:

Lunch Options for this week:

  • Leftovers (Pizza Noodles,
  • 18 way Egg saladsandwiches or wraps
  • Tuna Pasta Salad
  • Key West Wraps (made with leftovers)
  • Grilled Cheese Po’ Gwrl (grilled cheese with sliced tomatoes)

Monday March 23rd:

TuesdayMarch 24th:

  • Dinner: Pizza Noodles (Pizza egg noodles with Marinara sauce, pepperoni, sauteed mushrooms & onions)

Wednesday March 25th:

  • Dinner: Dinner Gathering with Friends/Family, bringing a dessert (Eclairs).

Thursday March 26th:

Friday March 27th:

Saturday March 28th:

Sunday March 29th

  • Dinner: Montreal Grilled Chicken, Broccoli Slaw

Various Snacks & Desserts:

  • Fresh Fruit Choices Available– Apples, Bananas, Blackberries
  • Blackberry Smoothies
  • Homemade BBQ Potato Chips
  • Hard Boiled Eggs (Perfect munchie item midday, packs a great protein punch)
  • Jalapeno Pepper Jelly on Crackers

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!

The steaks listed in this weeks menu plan are actually venison. If you’ve been following our plans for awhile you’ll recall that we purchased some venison very cheaply last hunting season directly from processors. You can read more about that in previous menu plans.


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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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