2017 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 5

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2017 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 5

We prefer shopping at Aldi, for a number of reasons, mainly because the prices are so much cheaper than everywhere else and it’s easier to find fruits and vegetables grown with considerably fewer chemicals than “traditional” grocery stores. With that said, it’s not always possible to get all of our groceries at Aldi.

Supermarket chains are excellent at marketing. They employ a number of tactics to get you to spend more money and one such tactic is product placement in the aisles themselves. Various brands pay high dollar to have their products placed in the middle of the shelving, at eye level. If you want to save a little money, look on the higher and lower shelves for the same product at a more reasonable price. There’s really no sense in paying for marketing!

This week we purchased the following: sweet potatoes, strawberries, dried fruit, carrots, celery, lettuce, cantaloupe, lemons, bagels, cashews, cauliflower, bananas, mushrooms, onions, heavy cream, green peppers

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Total spent this week on groceries: $36.13

From our Backyard: Fresh Eggs

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

If you buy green onions once, you can trim them off, place them in water and they’ll regrow over and over, providing you will green onions for ages. We have several jars of them in the windowsills at various stages of growth, like this one:

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Breakfast Options for this week:

Monday January 30th:

Tuesday January 31st:

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Wednesday Feb 1st
:

Thursday Feb 2nd:

  • Lunch: leftover chowder or egg salad sandwich
  • Dinner: Southern Smothered Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans with Garlic (frozen veg)

Friday Feb 3rd:

Saturday Feb 4th:

Superbowl Sunday February 5th:

Various Snacks & Desserts:

Drinks Available:

Less Likely to be used, but still available:

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!

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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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