2015 $50 Weekly Budget Menu Plan Week #17

2015 $50 Weekly Budget Menu Plan Week #17
2015 $50 Weekly Budget Menu Plan Week #17


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2015 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 17: It seems like we are buying the same things week after week- lettuce, green peppers, tomatoes, celery, cucumbers and this weekis no different! With that in mind, we added several more plants to our garden, but since this is an ongoing thing year round… we built our own self-watering (nearly) hydroponic growing system. My hope is that we can move this system indoors this winter and have more fresh organic veggies cheap and nearly effortlessly.

This week we purchased the following: Lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, celery, cucumbers, butter (on sale again!), bananas, plums, nectarines, raspberries, blackberries, vanilla yogurt, fresh spinach, Fresh Kale, fresh mushrooms, pepper jack cheese, gruyere cheese, boneless skinless chicken breast, ricotta cheese, cottage cheese

Total spent this week on groceries: $56.48

From our Backyard: Fresh Eggs (about 10 a day)

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

Breakfast Options for this week:

Lunch Options for this week:

Monday April 27th:

  • Dinner: Pepperjack & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast, Baked Potato, Salad

TuesdayApril 28th:

Wednesday April 29th:

  • Dinner: Grilled Pork Cutlet, Garden Salad, Homemade Applesauce (made in season & frozen!), Roasted Sweet Potato

Thursday April 30th:

Friday May 1st

Saturday May 2nd:

Sunday May 3rd: (This may or may not go over well with the fam- if not, we’ll be making Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana)

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: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 sweet potatoes listed in this weeks menu plan are from last years garden. We’re actually running low on them, I thought they’d last a bit longer, but we eat them fairly often. Sweet potato fries are my absolute favorite comfort food!


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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 Comment

  1. I cam up with a weekly meal plan using only coupons and pricematches for the week and no items from the pantry or stockpile. I’d love to see even more ideas and suggestions for frugal meal plans!

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