• Week #22 $50 Weekly Menu for 4-6 ppl

    Week #22 Grocery Notes: So far this month, the menu budget has come in Way below our $50 per week budget. In week #19 we spent $12 and in week #20 we spent $23 which left us with $65 of Extra cash to put towards this weeks budget, (total breakdown and grocery list below!)

    May 30th-- June 5th - Happy Memorial Day !!

    Monday May 30th:

    * Breakfast: Yogurt Berry Parfaits
    * Lunch: Grilled Hot Dogs, Potato Salad
    * Dinner: BBQ Chicken, Macaroni Salad

    Tuesday May 31st

    * Breakfast:
    Cereal (Special K with Berries)
    * Lunch: Southerner's Egg Salad Wraps
    * Dinner: Bubble & Squeak

    Wednesday June 1st:

    * Breakfast: Egg Scramble Wraps (Cheese, eggs, diced onions/green peppers)
    * Lunch: Sliced Fresh Tomatoes from the Garden, Cucumber Sandwiches
    * Dinner: Grilled Spareribs, Potato Salad

    Thursday June 2nd:

    * Breakfast: Yogurt Berry Parfaits
    * Lunch: Garden Salad, Hard boiled egg slices & Sprinkle of Shredded Cheese
    * Dinner: Lemon Pepper Grilled Bass, Italian Marinated Summer Squash (also grilled)

    Friday June 3rd:

    * Breakfast: Cereal (Special K w/ berries- got it for $1
    a box at Walmart!)
    * Lunch: Macaroni Salad, fresh sliced garden tomatoes
    * Dinner: Fully Loaded Pizza (Homemade) (Our loaded pizza consists of onions, peppers, jalapenos and whatever meats available- pepperoni, sausage, bbq chicken, etc)

    Saturday June 4th:

    * Breakfast: Berry Yogurt Smoothies (Kids Choice- Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Bananas)
    * Lunch: Tropical Mango Egg Salad Sandwiches
    * Dinner: Beef Kebabs, sweet potato fries

    Sunday June 5th:

    * Breakfast: Poached eggs on toast
    * Lunch: Garden Salad
    * Dinner: Italian Spinach Pie & Garlic Parmesan Swirls

    Various Snacks & Dessert Items:

    * French Onion Dip & Chips, Carrot Sticks
    * Sorbet
    * Granny Smith Apples & Almond Walnut Dip
    * Angel Food Cake w/ Fresh Berries
    * Hard Boiled Eggs
    * Fresh
    Fruit- banana's, apples, pears, berries

    Drinks included:

    * Iced Tea or herbal teas
    * Coffee
    * Lemonade
    * Copycat Gatorade

    A few things I'd like to share : This week we spent a grand total of $90- however, as I mentioned above, we are still well below our $200 a month budget based on previous weeks savings.

    Week #19= Spent $12 = $38 saved for another week
    Week #20- Spent $23 = $27 saved for another week
    week #21- spent $41 = $9 saved for another week
    Total of $74 still available + this weeks $50 = $124.

    Week #22 - spent $90.26 = $33.74 Surplus STILL!

    Here's our (not so short! list o' groceries):

    • 2 gal milk
    • 2 loaves wheat bread
    • Banana's 8 lbs
    • 10 #'s Ground Turkey
    • 5 lbs Frozen Hamburgers
    • Romaine Lettuce
    • Cabbage
    • Flour, Sugar
    • Frozen Corn, Peas, Broccoli
    • 5
      lbs Blueberries
    • 3 lbs Raspberries
    • 3 lbs Blackberries
    • 3 cans tuna
    • 5 boxes Elbow Macaroni
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Case Ramen Noodles
    • 3 boxes Crackers
    • Special K Cereal (5 boxes)
    • Rice Krispies (2 boxes)
    • Granny Smith Apples
    • Seedless Watermelon
    • Fresh Spinach
    • Cashews
    • Peanuts
    • Cream Cheese
    • Sour Cream
    • mango
    • red potatoes
    • carrots
    • Lemon Juice
    • Shredded Cheddar & Mozzarella Cheeses

    (I know I'm forgetting a couple of things here!)

    From the Garden:

    • Green Peppers
    • Tomatoes
    • Summer Squash
    • Cucumbers

    So next week, I will be making another large meat purchase to restock the freezers. Check out how one member took our advice and stocked her freezer!
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