• Week #15 $50 Weekly Menu for 4-6 ppl

    Budget Grocery Menu
    Week 15 Grocery Notes: This weeks menu came to $53 in all. fresh spinach is on sale again this week for only .99! It's already warming up considerably- which means we'll be eating a bit lighter in the evenings and sometimes skipping lunch. Aldi's offered some lovely deals including shrimp for $3.69 and White Albacore tuna for $.99 per can, We grabbed several of each. Produce included fresh mushrooms, cabbage, celery, carrots, lettuce blend, red- yellow- and green peppers, cukes, apples and tomatoes
    on the vine.
    With Easter looming around the corner, be on the lookout for great deals on Ham, butter and side dish items like au gratin potatoes, this week.

    April 11th- April 17th

    Monday April 11th:

    * Breakfast: Cinnamon Raisin Toast
    * Lunch : Potato Salad & Sliced cucumbers
    * Dinner: Spaghetti & Garlic Bread, Salad

    Tuesday April 12th:

    * Breakfast: Cantaloupe & Berry Smoothie (Using frozen cantaloupe from last week!)
    * Lunch : Southerners Egg Salad
    * Dinner: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Baked Potato, Steamed Spinach

    Wednesday April 13th:

    * Breakfast: Fruit Parfaits (yogurt layered with frozen berries)
    * Lunch
    : Tuna Salad sandwiches on Onion kaiser Rolls
    * Dinner: Grilled Chicken w/ Tomato Basil Salad


    Thursday April 14th:

    * Breakfast: Oatmeal w/ Blueberries & dash of cinnamon
    * Lunch : Ramen Eggstravaganza
    * Dinner: Shrimp wiggle over Fresh Hot Biscuits

    Friday April 15th:

    * Breakfast: Poached Eggs on toasted Biscuits
    * Lunch : Leftover Shrimp Wiggle & salad
    * Dinner: Spinach & Cheese Quiche


    Saturday April 16th:

    * Breakfast: Cinnamon Raisin toast, oatmeal
    * Lunch : Leftover Quiche
    * Dinner: Sausage & Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers


    Sunday April 17th:

    * Breakfast: French toast or Waffles
    * Lunch : Cheeseburgers
    * Dinner: Chipotle chicken Wings, Salad


    Various Snacks & Dessert Items:

    * Apple Slices drizzled with (homemade) Hersheys chocolate Syrup
    * Cheese & Crackers
    * French Onion Dip
    & Chips/ Carrot Sticks
    * Blue Ribbon Lemon Bars
    * Homemade Microwave Popcorn
    * Apple Pie
    * Fried Ice cream Ramen


    Drinks included:

    * Iced Tea or herbal teas
    * Coffee
    * Lemonade


    A few things I'd like to share : With so many fruit options last week, the kids didn't even come close to eating it all. Mid-week I made frozen banana bites (dipped in semi-sweet chocolate) and tossed those in the freezer for fast frozen snacks. Since we'd had cantaloupe several times in the last few weeks due to sales, it wasn't being munched very much for snacks. At the beginning of the week I cut the cantaloupe into chunks and froze half of it for use in smoothies this week.

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