2015 $75 Budget Menu Plan Week 11

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2015 $75 Budget Menu Plan Week 11: Happy St Patricks Day! This is a great week to stock up on the following items…
Corned beef, frozen foods, cabbage (which incidentally lasts quite a while in the fridge!)

This week we purchased the following: Grapefruit, Apples, Grapes, Strawberries, Carrots, Cabbage, Corned Beef (on sale, bought several to stock the freezer), cantaloupe, hard cheese- we also picked up a few frozen food deals at Walmart (you’ve got to remember, they often have deals on Frozen foods- we were able to grab 15 bags of frozen veggies for .50 per bag, graham flour, cool whip, beets, lettuce, green peppers, cucumbers

Total spent this week on groceries: $72.90 (Remember, the goal is to spend an average of $300 or less per MONTH!)

From our Backyard: Fresh Eggs (up to about 10 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:

For the most part when it comes to meals we try to make sure that we have a protein, veggies and a starch. I don’t follow the gooberments plate/food pyramid or whatever they’d like to call it this week. I follow the old school rule, which is. . . The plate should have Real food on it, for real people who work hard for a living and need energy to keep working (apparently to pay everything they earn in taxes!!)
Oy, can you tell I’ve been doing taxes this week?!

Monday March 16th:

TuesdayMarch 17th: Happy St Patricks Day!

Wednesday March 18th:

Thursday March 19th:

  • Dinner: Cabbage Rolls(using planned leftovers from boiled dinner)

Friday March 20th:

Saturday March 21st:

Sunday March 22nd

  • Dinner: Sausage Stuffed Green Peppers(It’s actually just the 2 of us, the kids have plans with friends, etc). Bummer for them, because these stuffed peppers are Da’ Bomb!

Various Snacks & Desserts:

  • Fresh Fruit Choices Available– Oranges, Grapes, Strawberries
  • Homemade BBQ Potato Chips
  • Hard Boiled Eggs (Perfect munchie item midday, packs a great protein punch)
  • Irish Eclair Bars

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!

  • 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


March is a wonderful month for stocking up on Corned beef, frozen veggies & fruits/berries, and more. Check out our March Sales Guide for more details
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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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