• 2012 $50 Weekly Menu Week #18

    2012 $50 Weekly Menu Week #18: Part of learning how to live with a tight grocery budget is learning how and when to take advantage of good deals. Some weeks you may spend $100, other weeks $10-$12 on just the essentials (Milk, Bread, eggs, flour, sugar). Bacon is a wonderful item to have on hand in the freezer. It often takes just a couple slices to really add a little pizzazz to a recipe and get even the pickiest of eaters to dig into a new dish. This week we picked up a whopping 10# box of
    thick sliced slab bacon for $20 by closely watching the sales cycles for our favorite grocery stores.

    Spinach is available in abundance from my own garden, so that will be incorporated into this weeks menu plan several times. Aldis had wonderful deals which included fresh pineapple for .99, 6 kiwi fruits for .99, artisan lettuce for $1.99, celery .99, bananas for .44#, strawberries for .99qt, Milk for $2.78 a gallon, Pears for .99, Fresh Broccoli .99, Other items in the grocery cart this week: yogurt, cheese, yeast, pretzel rods,
    cranberry juice mushrooms, & cream cheese. Total spent this week: $44.93



    Monday 30th:

    * Breakfast: Copycat Cinnabon Rolls
    * Lunch: Bermuda Spinach salad
    * Dinner
    : Shrimp Stir-Fry over Jasmine Rice

    Tuesday 1st:


    * Breakfast: Poached eggs on Toast
    * Lunch: Wraps made with Leftover Shrimp Stir-Fry
    * Dinner
    : Garlic Broccoli Penne, Garlic Texas Toast

    Wednesday 2nd

    * Breakfast: Cinnamon Raisin Toast
    * Lunch: Kiwi Strawberry Spinach Salad
    * Dinner
    : Grilled Chicken with Kiwi Salsa


    Thursday 3rd:

    * Breakfast: Rhubarb Ginger Fool
    * Lunch: Wraps made with leftover grilled chicken/kiwi salsa
    * Dinner
    : Crab Stuffed Baked Halibut, Salad

    Friday 4th:

    * Breakfast: Mexican Egg Puffs
    * Lunch: Bermuda Spinach salad
    * Dinner: Cornbread Taco Throw Together

    Saturday 5th:

    * Breakfast: Maple Almond Scones
    w Vanilla Glaze

    * Lunch: Grilled cheese & tomato
    * Dinner
    : 7th Heaven Chicken, Salad

    Sunday 6th:

    * Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs & Toast
    * Midday Meal
    : Meatloaf, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Salad

    Various Snacks:

    * Fresh Fruit- Pineapple, Bananas, Kiwis, pears
    * Deviled Eggs
    * Cinnamon Apple Cherry Cheese Ball

    Drinks included:

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

    FYI: If you're a coupon clipper you'll want to note that there have been many coupons popping up for hot sauce, ketchup, mustard, bbq sauces, etc. Make sure you print these out while you can, as they'll be on sale in just a few short weeks and you can often get bottles of salad dressings and other condiments for free or less than .20 a bottle.
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Loving what I have seen of your site this is very nice.
    1. emilie p's Avatar
      emilie p -
      wow! I would love to see what you do with Lafayette Indiana

      Payless
      Walmart
      Aldi
    1. GB101's Avatar
      GB101 -
      Quote Originally Posted by emilie p View Post
      wow! I would love to see what you do with Lafayette Indiana
      Direct Requests for Assistance can be made here: http://www.grocerybudget101.com/cont...Menu-Plans-USA
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