• 2012 Week#12 $50 Weekly Menu Plan

    2012 $50 Weekly Menu Week #12- There are some fabulous spring deals this week, including cheap ham prices, cantaloupe for .99, strawberries for .99 a pound, fresh whole pineapple for .99, fresh split chicken breasts for .89 a pound,etc - This week we decided to price match several of our favorite stores to help save money on the ever rising gas prices that have recently soared to new levels here in our area.

    Monday 19th:

    * Breakfast: Grape Salad
    * Lunch: Garden Salad w/ Copycat Good Seasons Italian Dressing (My Fave!)
    * Dinner: Irish Egg Rolls with creamy Horseradish Dip, Salad

    Tuesday 20th:

    * Breakfast: Strawberry Melon Salad
    * Lunch: Tuna Salad Wrap
    * Dinner: Sausage Stuffed Green Peppers

    Wednesday 21st - hard to believe they're calling for 90's!

    * Breakfast: Cherry Raisin Bread French Toast
    * Lunch: Strawberry Melon Salad
    * Dinner: Pepper Steak, pickled beets, potato salad

    Thursday 22nd:

    * Breakfast: Strawberry Melon Salad
    * Lunch: Wraps made with Leftover Pepper Steak
    * Dinner: Seasoned Grilled Chicken, Salad, Grilled Potato Wedges

    Friday 23rd:

    * Breakfast: Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits, Toast
    * Lunch: Leftover Stew
    * Dinner: Cornbread Taco Throw Together

    Saturday 24th:

    * Breakfast: Tropical Risotto
    * Lunch: Nutella Sandwich (with homemade nutella) (or leftover taco throw)
    * Dinner: Halibut BLT with Caper Mayonnaise

    Sunday 25th:

    * Breakfast: Eggs over easy, toast
    * midday meal: Catfish Nuggets, copycat KFC coleslaw, Crispy Parmesan Garlic Fries

    Various Snacks:

    * Fresh Fruit- grapes, strawberries, cantaloupe
    * Strawberry Melon Salad
    * Deviled Eggs
    * Strawberry Jello Pie
    * Chewy Granola Bars
    * Ice Cream Sandwiches (your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, Vanilla Ice Cream

    Drinks included:

    * Iced Tea (Sweet Tea)
    * Coffee
    * Lemonade
    * Copycat Gatorade
    * CopyCat Arizona Green Tea

    FYI: Other items picked up this week included cucumber, real butter (for only $1.99 a pound!), store brand cool whip, grapes (great deal at only .99 lb), Milk, celery, cabbage, peppers at 4/$1 (local veggie stand!) and hazelnuts, which were on sale for $2.66 a pound. About the cheapest I've seen them in years here.

    The yogurt in this weeks menu is homemade.

    While the Corned beef was on sale at $2.29 a pound, we also picked up 3 to enjoy later in the year and also found a great deal on bacon 25lbs of thick cut for $20. Which we packaged individually and tossed into the freezer.

    Keep in mind that although our spending for this month is a bit higher per week, it will drastically reduce our shopping expenses mid-summer when prices of certain items have a tendency to skyrocket. Also, we did not purchase lettuce this week as our plants are finally producing!

    March is a wonderful month for stocking up on Corned beef, frozen veggies & fruits/berries, and more. Check out our March Sales Guide for more details
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