• 2012 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #33

    2012 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #33- Last week we mentioned how things have a tendency to come up last minute that alter the weeks menu plans- this week was a doozy! One of the kids made the mistake of leaving the freezer door ajar all Night long and accidentally thawed out several pounds of halibut, scallops, a package of steaks, a few pounds of chicken breast, 2 pkgs raspberries/blackberries, phyllo dough and a few packages of frozen veggies. This weeks menu plan is based almost entirely on the fact that we didn't want any of this food to go to waste!

    We purchased the following items for this weeks menu- avocados, colored bell peppers, broccoli, bella mushrooms, yogurt, pears, plums, nectarines, sharp cheddar cheese, dried beans, flour, sugar, lettuce, celery, bread, brats and milk for a grand total of $41.19

    Monday 13th:

    * Breakfast: Yogurt Parfaits with Raspberries/Blackberries
    * Lunch: Chicken Salad Wraps
    * Dinner: Scallop Stuffed Baked Halibut with Newburg Sauce, Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

    Tuesday 14th:

    * Breakfast: scrambled eggs, toast
    * Lunch
    : Potato Broccoli Mandarin Salad & Seared Scallops
    * Dinner: Grilled Steak with mushrooms/onions, Broccoli Casserole, salad

    Wednesday 15th:

    * Breakfast:Berry Dazzling Pudding
    * Lunch: Open Faced Grilled Cheese/Tomato/Red Onion Sandwich
    * Dinner: Tuscan Chicken (using spinach that thawed out, rather than fresh).

    Thursday 16th:

    * Breakfast: Breakfast McMuffins (toasted english muffins- homemade), eggs, cheese, homemade sausage
    * Lunch: Honey Dijon egg salad wraps
    * Dinner: Haitian Voodoo Kebabs, Salad

    Friday 17th:

    * Breakfast:Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits
    * Lunch: Macaroni Salad
    * Dinner: Grilled Cheeseburgers, Grilled Garlic Summer Squash Spears

    Saturday 18th:

    * Brunch: Campfire taters, Egg Scramble (Eggs, Onions, Green Peppers, Cheese)
    * Midday Meal: Cookout With Friends - bringing Potato Broccoli Mandarin Salad, Homemade Tortilla Chips & Salsa
    (Generally speaking, we each bring a dish or two and there's enough food for the entire neighborhood!)

    Sunday 19th:

    * Brunch: Fruit-n-Cream Waffles
    * Midday Meal: Brats, Salad

    Various Snacks & Dessert Items:

    * Ranch Fiesta Dip & Chips, Guacamole
    * Fresh Fruit- pears, nectarines
    * Homemade Tortilla Chips & Salsa
    * Pickled Eggs
    * Hard Cheese (Sharp Cheddar), Crackers
    * Baklava
    * Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting
    * Orange Sherbet

    Drinks included:

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

    A few things I'd like to share: The tomatoes, eggs & jalapenos mentioned in this weeks menu are from our garden and our own chickens. We have a few more "sweets" than normal due to the freezer incident and a couple birthdays.

    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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