• 2012 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #32

    2012 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #32- Occasionally, after you've carefully planned your weekly menu, your plans change! Maybe some friends stop by, or an event pops up, or you get invited out somewhere else, in any case, what ends up happening in our home is that we just bump the menu plan to the next day, so nothing ends up wasted. This weeks menu plan came to a whopping . . .
    $38.62 - we purchased the following items: watermelon, cantaloupe, apples, green beans, grapes, tuna, milk, bread, sharp cheddar cheese, broccoli crowns, lettuce, celery, green peppers, sandwich skinnys, cabbage, carrots, nectarines, yogurt, cream cheese, onions, and potatoes.

    This weeks menu plan uses a ton of eggs. The temperatures have been dropping at night and although we're hitting near triple digits during the day, the cooler nights seemed to have prompted our hens to lay more eggs. We're getting well over a dozen a day, sometimes nearly 2 dozen a day. Last week, while restocking the freezer, I found 2 rather large hams that had been shoved to the back & since I needed to make room for a few other items, we decided to add that to this weeks menu.

    Monday 6th:

    * Breakfast: Veggie Omelet, Hashbrown Taters, toast
    * Lunch
    : Tuna Grape Salad on a bed of shredded lettuce
    * Dinner: BBQ Chicken, Macaroni Salad

    Tuesday 7th:

    * Breakfast: Yogurt Parfaits
    * Lunch
    : Tomato Pie
    * Dinner: Boiled Ham Dinner, Cabbage, Riced Potatoes, Carrots, fresh rolls

    Wednesday 8th:

    * Breakfast: Denver Omelet, Homefries, Toast
    * Lunch
    : Fire Roasted Armadillo Eggs, Garden Salad
    * Dinner: Ham & Broccoli Mac-n-Cheese

    Thursday 9th:

    * Breakfast: Sundried Tomato Omelet (our own sundried tomatoes!)
    * Lunch: Ham Salad Wraps
    * Dinner: Grilled Pesto Chicken Kebabs, Salad

    Friday 10th:

    * Breakfast: Cereal, Toast
    * Lunch
    : Grilled cheese & Tomato sandwiches on skinnys
    * Dinner: Seared Halibut, Coleslaw, garlic green beans

    Saturday 11th:

    * Breakfast: Biscuits & Country Gravy w/ Homemade Sausage
    * Lunch
    : Fish Tacos with leftover halibut
    * Dinner: Marinated Flank Steak, jasmine rice, salad

    Sunday 12th:

    * Breakfast: Muff-Nuts
    * Midday Meal: Quesadilla Casserole, Salad

    Various Snacks:

    * Fresh Fruit- Cantaloupe, Grapes, Nectarines, Watermelon (Fruit salad)
    * Carrot Sticks
    * Walnut Cherry Cheeseball & Apple Slices
    * Lemonade Cake

    Drinks Included:

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


    The tomatoes & jalapeno peppers mentioned in this weeks menu are grown in our own garden.
    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!

    Your most Frequently Asked Questions about our weekly Menu Plans are available here.

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

    If you are struggling to reduce your own grocery bill and would like additional assistance, check out our $50 Menu plan help across the USA. As an added advantage, if we choose your request for assistance & provide a spotlight menu for your zipcode, we'll also provide you with a free copy of our eBook to help get you started!
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