• Week #16 $50 Weekly Menu for 4-6 ppl

    Week 16 Grocery Notes: Luckily the past few weeks we've managed to accumulate a decent store of frozen veggies, a few frozen fruits (for fast parfaits and smoothies) and a few pantry essentials. Since we're doing well budget wise, I thought it best to add a few odds and ends to the pantry- various flavors of vinegars, which are an excellent base for marinades. I picked up a couple gallons of milk (for making more yogurt!), lettuce (on sale for .75 a head!), tomatoes, peppers, cukes, a ham ($1.29lb) for Easter dinner & premeditated leftovers as our teen son prefers to call them.

    April 18th- April 24th - Have a "Hoppy Easter"

    Monday April 18th:

    * Breakfast: Homemade Donuts & Coffee
    * Lunch :
    Salad & Tuna Sandwich
    * Dinner:
    Skillet Chicken Nachos

    Tuesday April 19th:

    * Breakfast: Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits
    * Lunch :
    Salad with Black Beans, Seasoned Chicken
    * Dinner:
    Tuna Pea Wiggle over Saltines

    Wednesday April 20th:

    * Breakfast: Bagels & Cream Cheese
    * Lunch :
    leftover tuna pea wiggle
    * Dinner:
    Italian Spinach Pie w/ Garlic Parmesan Swirl Biscuits

    Thursday April 21st:

    * Breakfast: fruit smoothies
    * Lunch :
    Leftover Italian Spinach Pie
    * Dinner:
    Turkey Chili & Cornbread, Salad

    Friday April 22nd:

    * Breakfast: Toaster Waffles**
    * Lunch :
    grilled cheese sandwich
    * Dinner:
    Reuben Bowls & Salad

    Saturday April 23rd:

    * Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal w/ Apples
    * Lunch :
    Pastrami & Provolone Subs
    * Dinner: Meatloaf, Baked Potato, Steamed Peas

    Sunday April 24th: Happy Easter!

    * Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls
    Snack Items:
    Large dinner planned mid-afternoon- so a spread of various veggies & dips, homemade pickles, black olives out for snacking until dinner
    * Dinner (2 pm) -
    Boiled Ham Dinner, Riced Potatoes, Garden Salad, Steamed Green Beans, Hot Rolls, sweet potatoes , homemade pickles Chocolate Cream Pie

    Various Snacks & Dessert Items:

    * Cheese & Crackers
    * Pimento Cheese Spread & Crackers
    * Homemade Microwave Popcorn
    * Chocolate Cream Pie
    * Grilled Pineapple, a fun, tasty way to get in some fresh pineapple!

    Drinks included:

    * Iced Tea or herbal teas
    * Coffee & Iced Coffee
    * Lemonade
    * Cherry Lemonade Spritzers

    A few things I'd like to share
    : Toaster Waffles are waffles that were made ahead of time and tossed into the freezer for quickie breakfasts.

    Frequently Asked Questions about our $50 Menus
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      nikki -
      Try soaking the pineapple scices in coconut milk. Then dust with some brn sugar when on the grill!
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