• 2012 $50 Weekly Menu Week #25

    2012 $50 Weekly Menu Week #25- Summer menu planning has its ups and downs- with seemingly ravenous teens we vamped up the menu and doubled the amount of fruits and veggies and added a few more snack items . . .

    Cutting the grocery budget is relatively easy during the summer months when fresh veggies are in abundance. The garden is overproducing zucchini, summer squash, green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapeno peppers and eggplant.
    We picked up a few basic items which included lettuce, celery, radish, yeast, flour, peaches, cabbage, kale, yogurt, steaks, grapes, cheese and milk.
    Total Spent this week $41.88

    Monday 18th:

    * Breakfast: Veggie & Cheese Omelets
    * Lunch: Nutella sandwiches
    * Dinner: Grilled Chicken, Zucchini Fries, salad

    Tuesday 19th:

    * Breakfast: Waffles & Coffee
    * Lunch: Dilled Egg Salad sandwiches, Fresh tomato & cucumber slices
    * Dinner: Armadillo Eggs, Zesty Macaroni salad

    Wednesday 20th:

    * Breakfast: Orange Julius, English Muffin Toast
    * Lunch: grilled ham and cheese sandwiches
    * Dinner: Cheesy Italian Shells, Salad

    Thursday 21st:

    * Breakfast: Bowl of Fresh Fruit (Cantaloupe, Berries)
    * Lunch: Leftover Cheesy Shells
    * Dinner:Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

    Friday 22nd:

    * Breakfast: Yogurt Parfaits & Honey Granola Bars
    * Lunch: Leftover Zuppa toscana
    * Dinner: grilled pork chops (marinated in dales), garlic summer squash spears, coleslaw

    Saturday 23rd:

    * Breakfast: Peaches & Cream Oatmeal
    * Midday: Pot Luck Grill out on the River with Friends -

    Sunday 24th:

    * Breakfast: Toaster Strudels, coffee
    * Lunch: Grilled Zucchini Pizza, Sliced Cucumber Spears
    * Dinner: Italian Dijon Marinated pepper Steak, Garden Salad, Grilled Zucchini Bites

    Various Snacks:

    * Fresh Fruit- Peaches, grapes
    * Zucchini Crisp
    * Lemon Chiffon Cake

    Drinks Included:

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

    Our own garden is producing cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, fresh tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and eggplant.

    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 :-)
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