• $50 Weekly Menu Plan Help: East Liverpool, OH

    This weeks $50 Menu plan help across the USA spotlight is on East Liverpool, Ohio! Luckily, there are some great resources available in this particular area!

    Shanley Posted, "I live in East Liverpool OH. The zipcode is 43920. I currently spend over $100 a week on groceries. I would love to see how you could plan a $50 a week menu form my area stores. Giant Eagle, WalMart, and Aldi. Thank you so much."

    We're not quire sure what size family Shanley is feeding with her budget, but we're going to plan this menu for a family of 4. If you've been following our menu plans from the beginning, you know that we don't advocate trying to buy all of your groceries in a single week. You'll save considerably more money in the long run if you divide your monthly grocery budget allotment up- spend a portion on meat and divide the remaining amount on weekly loss leaders and fresh produce. Additional details about how/where to find deals on meats as well as how to plan the menu are available in our eBook, "The 2012 Family Guide to Groceries under $250 a Month".


    Deals available this week from Aldi's Flyer:

    Green Peppers (2pk) .69
    Tomatoes on the Vine .69 lb
    Avocado .69 each
    Mango .69 each
    Artisan Lettuce $1.49
    Seedless Watermelon $2.99
    Hot Dog/Hamburger Buns .79
    Brats $1.99
    refried beans .79
    Fiesta Diced Tomatoes .59

    Aldi Everyday Low Prices:
    Cereal $1.59
    Cucumbers .99-1.29
    Frozen Ground Turkey $1.47 lb
    Frozen Veggies .79-.99 bag
    celery $1.29
    cream cheese $1.09
    Broccoli Crowns $1.29 (or less)
    Mandarin Orange Segments .59
    Potatoes 2.50 (10#)
    Flour $1.59 bag
    Sugar $1.59
    Cantaloupe $1.29
    Aldi Ground Turkey (freezer) $1.47
    Apricot Jam $1.00
    Eggs $0.99- $1.29
    Milk $3.18


    Save-A-Lot (Located 3 miles from the zip code provided) Weekly Sales Flyer Deals:

    Celery 10/$10
    Carrots 10/$10
    Dole Salad 10/$10
    Sausage 10/$10
    Rotel Tomatoes 10/$10
    Chicken Leg Quarters .79 lb
    T-Bone Steak $5.99 pound
    Bone-in Pork Sirloin .99lb
    Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.89 lb
    Cherries $1.97 lb
    Strawberries $1.77 lb
    Bartlett Pears .77 lb
    onions .77lb
    McClarys Singles (Cheese) .89
    Jennie-O Turkey Franks .99
    Mantia's Pasta Sauce .99
    Kraft Salad Dressings .88

    Walmart :
    Pasta $1.00 box

    Giant Eagle Weekly Sales Flyer Deals
    Pasta (Various types) $10/10
    Whole Mushrooms 10/$10
    Fresh Peaches .88lb
    Red Raspberries $1.50


    Potential Grocery List:
    Tomatoes on the Vine .69 lb x2 = $1.38
    Cucumbers .50 x2 = $1.
    celery $1
    Milk $3.18
    Carrots $1
    Seedless Watermelon $2.99
    Cantaloupe $1.29
    cream cheese $1.09
    Frozen Ground Turkey $1.47 lb
    Potatoes 2.50 (10#)
    Sausage $1.
    Avocado .69 each
    Mango .69 each
    Chicken Leg Quarters .79 lb 5 lbs= $3.95
    refried beans .79
    Hot Dog/Hamburger Buns .79
    Eggs $0.99- $1.29 x 2 doz= $2.58
    Bone-in Pork Sirloin .99lb x5 = $4.95
    Broccoli Crowns $1.29 (or less) x2 = $2.58
    Mandarin Orange Segments .59
    Bartlett Pears .77 lb x2 = $1.54
    onions .77lb
    McClarys Singles (Cheese) .89
    Peaches .88 x 2lbs = $1.76
    Bread $1.19
    Brats $1.99
    Pasta x 2 = $2.00
    Bananas .44 x 4lbs= $1.76
    4 Bags Frozen Veggies (1 bag frozen peas/carrots, 1 bag frozen Broccoli, 1 bag frozen Corn) .79x4 = $3.16
    ------------------------------
    Total $50.28

    Breakfast Ideas:



    Lunch/Dinner Ideas:

    • Shepherds Pie, Biscuits (Use the ground turkey, make extra biscuits for breakfast next day)
    • Grilled Brats & Potato Salad
    • Open Faced Grilled Cheese/Tomato/Red Onion Sandwich (Lunch)
    • BBQ Chicken, Macaroni Salad
    • Broccoli Garlic Penne (leftovers for lunch next day)
    • Tuscan Chicken (using frozen spinach) (leftovers for lunch the next day)
    • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (Lunch)
    • Roast Pork, Potato Broccoli Mandarin Salad (Use leftover pork next day to make a family size pork pot pie)
    • Pork Pot Pie (Omit chicken and use 2 c. leftover pork instead!)
    • Skillet Nachos - served over a bed of shredded lettuce, rather than chips - this one is also dependent on whether you use corn or beans- however, it can be altered with other veggies such as diced bell peppers
    • Egg Salad Sandwiches or Wraps (18 different ways to prepare it here)

    Snack Ideas:



    Farmers Market:

    Here are some additional resources in your area that you might not have been aware of, but may offer really decent deals on fresh local produce and other goods:


    • Beaver County Fruit & Garden: Offers large variety of fruits, veggies, meats, etc and has a great section of weekly specials available. Locally grown produce
      Location 3413 Brodhead Rd, Monaca, PA (724) 774-4402 website


    • Catalpa Grove Farm- Offers annuals, apples, baked goods, beans, bedding plants, beets, black raspberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, cauliflower, cider, cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, Jams and Jellies, lettuce, maple syrup, melons, onions, peaches, peppers, perennials, potatoes, pumpkins, red raspberries, squash, strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini Location: 41473 State Route 14 Columbiana, OH 44408


    • Dillon Fruit Farm- Offers apples, black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cider, honey, Jams and Jellies, peaches, pumpkins, red raspberries Location: 36108 Kelch Road Lisbon, OH 44432


    • East Liverpool Farmers Market- Offers annuals, apples, Baked Goods, baked goods, bedding plants, cabbage, celery, grapes, greens, herbs, Jams and Jellies, lettuce, onions, Organic, peas, peppers, perennials, pumpkins, strawberries, sweet corn Location: 201 East 5th Street East Liverpool, OH 43920


    • East Palestine Farmers Market- Offers Baked goods, jewelry, paintings, some crafts and gift baskets
      apples, cauliflower, maple syrup, radishes, raspberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, peppers, peas, peaches, pears, potatoes, Jams and Jellies, Garlic, eggs, Dried, blackberries, etc website


    • Hays Orchard- Offer cider and fresh-pressed juices, apples, cider, peaches, plums. Open September-November, Tuesday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. We also offer cider and fresh-pressed juices. Location 3622 Middleton Road Columbiana, OH 44408


    • Heartland Beefalo of Ohio Inc. - Farm location: 28240 Gilson King Road, Salem Open all year, daily, call first Grassfed Beefalo beef website


    • Peace Valley Orchards Inc.- Offers: apples, baked goods, beans, cantaloupe, cider, cucumbers, honey, Jams and Jellies, maple syrup, melons, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini Location: 5667 Adams Road Rogers, OH 44455 -Website


    • Randy's Raisings Inc- Your place for seasonal flowers, plants and produce by the basketful! Location: 50462 Calcutta Smith Ferry Rd, East Liverpool, OH website


    • Reash's Farm Market- Offers Open April-December, Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Lunch meats and cheeses, noodles, canned products, springtime hanging baskets, apples, baked goods, beans, black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, cider, cucumbers, Eggs, grapes, honey, Jams and Jellies, lettuce, maple syrup, melons, onions, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, potatoes, pumpkins, rhubarb, squash, strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini Location: 45027 State Route 14 Columbiana, OH 44408


    • River's Bend Farm Market
      Offers: annuals, asparagus, beans, bedding plants, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, dried flowers, eggplant, Eggs, herbs, honey, Jams and Jellies, peppers, perennials, pumpkins, rhubarb, shrubs, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, zucchini Location: 659 Knox School Road, Alliance


    • Rogers Community Auction Offers: annuals, apples, asparagus, Austrian Pine, Baked Goods, baked goods, beans, bedding plants, beets, black raspberries, blackberries, Blue Spruce, blueberries, cabbage, Canaan Fir, cantaloupe, carrots, celery, cheese, cider, Concolor Fir, cucumbers, Douglas Fir, Dried, dried flowers, eggplant, eggs, Fraser Fir, Garlic, greens, herbs, Honey, honey, Jams and Jellies, lettuce, maple syrup, melons, Norway Spruce, onions, other, peaches, pears, peas, peppers, perennials, plums, pre-cut, pumpkins, radishes, raspberries, red raspberries, rhubarb, Scotch Pine, shrubs, Spinach, squash, strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, trees, turnips, watermelon, White Pine, zucchini
      Our market opens at 7:30am every Friday all year long and closes at dusk. There are no admission or parking fees. They also hold farm machinery and miscellaneous auctions the second Tuesday of every month starting time 1:00pm. Hay and grain auctions every Wednesday at 1:00pm. Location: 45625 St. Rt. 154 Rogers, OH 44455 ~website


    • Salem Farmers' Market Offers: annuals, cucumbers, potatoes, peas, peppers, perennials, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, radishes, rhubarb, Baked Goods, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, eggs, Garlic, herbs, honey, peaches, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini, seedlings, hanging baskets, flowers, potted plants, farm fresh vegetables and fruits, local eggs, chickens and turkeys, homemade baked goods, local artisans and crafters and much more. Special events before holidays throughout the summer from Mother's Day to Halloween.
      Location 1280 Franklin Ave. Salem, OH 44460


    • Stoffer's Farm Market: Offers apples, cabbage, cauliflower, cider, cucumbers, eggplant, honey, Jams and Jellies, maple syrup, melons, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, squash, strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini = Open June-Labor Day, Daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Labor Day-October, Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
      Location: 5510 Rochester Road Homeworth, OH 44634


    • The Original Farmer's Market- Open May through November Offers wide variety of fresh produce
      Location: 151 Park Rd, Aliquippa, PA Website




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