• 2012 $50 Weekly Menu Week #20

    2012 $50 Weekly Menu Week #20: This week we're planning a Hawaiian Luau bash! As such, it's important to plan ahead to stay within the family grocery budget, but still have enough. This week we purchased
    2 packages of kielbasa, mandarin oranges, fresh blueberries, broccoli, bell peppers, pineapples, watermelon, coconut, a pound of sliced deli ham, 2 cans of tuna, potatoes, milk, cheese, cantaloupe and yogurt. Some items on the list we caught ourselves (including the halibut and the blue crab!).
    - grocery total this week, $45.87
    A friend of ours gave us a bag of fresh key limes (which will make a lovely key lime pie!), and a fresh zucchini. The weekly menu plans are about using what you have available to your family to get the most out of your budget.

    Monday 14th:

    * Breakfast: Toasted Biscuits with Cinnamon Butter
    * Lunch: Cool Cucumber Soup
    * Dinner: Pizza Pasta with Garlic Parmesan Butter, Salad

    Tuesday 15th:

    * Breakfast: Blueberry Muffins
    * Lunch: Mandarin Sweet Potato Salad
    * Dinner: Crab Stuffed Baked Halibut, Twice Baked Au Gratin Potatoes, Steamed broccoli

    Wednesday 16th:

    * Breakfast:
    Blueberry Ginger Smoothies
    * Lunch: Grilled Zucchini Pizza
    * Dinner: Sweet & Sour Kielbasa, Smashed Potatoes, Salad

    Thursday 17th:

    * Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs w/ Cherry Cinnamon Toast
    * Lunch: Tuna Pasta Salad
    * Dinner: Italian Chicken Saute, Garlic Toast

    Friday 18th:

    * Breakfast: Pineapple Carrot Raisin Muffin
    * Lunch: Cucumber Sandwiches
    * Dinner: Eggs Benedict, Steamed Asparagus spears with lemon Butter

    Saturday 19th: Hawaiian Luau Party! Some of the guests will be bringing some potluck dishes too!

    * Breakfast: Tropical Breakfast Risotto (To get everyone in the mood!)
    Lunch/Dinner: Key West grilled chicken, Coconut Rice, Fresh Sliced Pineapples, Volcano Cake, Hawaiian Wedding Cake, Daiquiri's & Pina Coladas, Hawaiian Grilled Chicken & Pineapples, Tiki Mask Watermelon

    Sunday 20th:

    * Breakfast: French Toast
    * Lunch: Lunch out with Friends
    * Dinner: Leftovers from yesterdays party

    Various Snacks:

    * Fresh Fruit- Cantaloupe, Blueberries, Blackberries
    * Deviled Eggs
    * No Bake Nutella Dreams (with Homemade Nutella)
    * Watermelon Popsicles
    * Key Lime Pie

    Drinks Included:

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

    FYI: Our own garden is producing cucumbers and fresh tomatoes! For those that are just joining our weekly menus, we do raise our own chickens (for fresh eggs) and get about a dozen per day- So if you're noticing a large number of eggs in our menu plans, that's why!

    If you're still having a difficult time cutting your grocery budget, we have a little surprise for you this week. On Wednesday our
    ebook, "The 2012 Family Guide to Groceries under $250" will be available on for Free until Midnight, from Amazon Kindle.
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