• 2012 $50 Weekly Menu Week #24

    2012 $50 Weekly Menu Week #24- School's out for the Summer and suddenly we're finding ourselves with a very full house of teenagers at all hours! Feeding teens on the cheap during the summertime isn't always easy, nor is adding in enough munchie-type items to keep them full and happy. Here's our menu and munchie plan for this week, coming in at $42.16.
    Most of this weeks menu went towards fresh vegetables for salads- which are prepared ahead of time and placed in individual serving bowls. In the
    summer months we do this so that the kids can just grab a bowl and have the perfect serving.
    We picked up a few basics this week as well, milk, cottage cheese, cabbage, asparagus, onions, cream cheese, carrots, case of ramen noodles and apples.

    Hardboiled eggs are great as well for snacking, as the kids can chop them up into wraps or on top of salads with a bit of crumbled bacon (both of our teenage sons LOVE this, as do many of their friends).

    Monday 10th:

    * Breakfast: Poached eggs on toast
    * Lunch: Herb Cottage Cheese
    Stuffed Tomatoes
    * Dinner: Garden Bounty Summer Saute

    Tuesday 11th:


    * Breakfast: Strawberry Jam Breakfast Bars
    * Lunch: Wraps with leftover Summer Saute
    * Dinner: Campfire Pig Greens

    Wednesday 12th:

    * Breakfast: Onion Bagels & Cream cheese
    * Lunch: Grilled Cheese & Tomato
    * Dinner: Grilled Pesto Chicken Kebabs, salad

    Thursday 13th:

    * Breakfast: Veggie & Cheese Omlettes
    * Lunch: Cucumber Salad
    * Dinner: Crab Stuffed Baked Halibut, baked potato, steamed asparagus

    Friday 14th:

    *Breakfast: Cinnamon Raisin toast, oatmeal
    *Lunch:
    Garden Quiche
    * Dinner: Homemade Pizza

    Saturday 16th:

    * Breakfast: Gingered Buttermilk Breakfast Cake
    * Lunch: Carrot Egg Salad Wraps
    * Dinner: Copycat Hooters Hotwings, grilled Taters/onions/garlic,
    corn on the cob

    Sunday 17th: Happy Fathers Day!

    * Breakfast: Dad's choice
    * Midday Meal: BBQ Bash on the River, key west grilled chicken, Italian pasta salad

    Various Snacks:

    * Fresh Fruit- Pineapple, Blueberries, Blackberries, apples
    * Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake
    * Cinnamon Apple cherry Cheeseball
    * Pina Colada Popsicles
    * Healthy Zucchini Brownies

    Drinks Included:

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

    FYI:
    Our own garden is producing cucumbers, zuchinni, summer squash and fresh tomatoes! The blueberries and Blackberries listed in the menu are hand picked from our property.

    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, that's why!

    If you haven't read our eBook yet, "The 2012 Family Guide to groceries under $250" check it out :-)

    Can Stock Photo Inc. / ingridhs
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