• 2012 $50 Weekly Menu Week #16

    2012 $50 Weekly Menu Week #16: This week's menu is comprised of many garden delights, particularly fresh tomatoes and basil. Luckily things are growing well and we're able to enjoy the fresh veggies, while at the same time saving a little hard earned cash! Total out of pocket expense for Groceries $31.65
    Our Garden is producing lettuce and tomatoes quite well, so while at the farmers market I picked up potatoes, green peppers, celery, a few cukes, mushrooms, strawberries - which seems like I've hit the near end of these!), and fresh broccoli. Our favorite local grocery store had a decent price on ribs this week and since we went low carb last week, we're all looking forward to homemade tomato basil pasta this week- a favorite dirt cheap dish that costs less than .30 to feed the entire family- even with today's prices! The chicken is starting to get low, so we'll be keeping an eye out for sales again so we can pick up a case at around $1.55 a pound.

    Monday 16th:

    * Breakfast: Veggie Omelet
    * Lunch: Chef salad with Ham/Cheese/ Hard boiled egg slices, copycat Good Seasons Italian dressing
    * Dinner: Grilled Chicken, potato Salad, Leftover Baked Beans (Friends dropped by on Sunday for an impromptu BBQ!)

    Tuesday 17th:

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

    Wednesday 18th

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

    Thursday 19th:

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

    Friday 20th:

    * Breakfast: Fruit Parfaits (yogurt layered with frozen berries)
    * Lunch : Tuna Salad sandwiches on Onion kaiser Rolls
    * Dinner: Marinated Grilled Spicy Pork Chops w/ Tomato Basil Salad Saturday 21st:

    * Breakfast: French toast or Waffles
    * Lunch : Cheeseburgers & Macaroni Salad, Steamed Garlic Broccoli
    * Dinner: Chipotle chicken Wings, Tossed Salad

    Sunday 22nd:

    * Breakfast: Grapefruit Sections (Home-Canned!) & toast
    * Lunch: Grilled cheese w/ fresh Tomato Slices(We call it a Po' Gwrl!)
    * Dinner
    : Copycat Applebees Baby Back ribs, Seasoned Grilled Potato Wedges, Sweet Peas

    Various Snacks:

    * Fresh Fruit- grapes, blueberries
    * Deviled Eggs
    * Strawberry eclair Cake

    Drinks included:

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


    The ham mentioned in this weeks menu was from Easter Dinner. (No, it's not still sitting in the fridge, lol!) Instead it was cut it up and frozen it in small portions for quick ham salad or to add to a chef salad.

    If you're new to our Menus, we get about 15 fresh eggs per day from our chickens, have a small garden, several herbs growing in the house for quick, flavorful side dishes.

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