• 2012 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #36

    2012 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #36- Happy Labor Day! This weeks menu plan focuses on the lovely flavors of fall. This weeks total came to a whopping $47.81

    If you've been following our menu plans you know that a couple weeks ago you already know that we did freezer restock week and our freezer is quite full of various cuts of meat/chicken. If you're just joining us, we invite you to check out a few of our previous weekly menus so you can see just How we purchase meats at discount!

    This week
    we picked up the following items, cabbage, pork ribs, pumpkin, vanilla yogurt, lettuce, cucumbers, celery, zucchini, summer squash, kielbasa, rice, kale, cream, cream cheese, apples, 2 boxes of cereal, milk and bread.

    Monday 3rd: Happy Labor Day!

    *Breakfast: Apple spice Baked Donuts
    *Midday Meal: Copycat Chilis Babyback ribs, coleslaw, potato salad

    Tuesday 4th:

    *Breakfast: Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits (using home-canned peaches)
    *Lunch: Leftover Enchiladas
    *Dinner: Bubble & Squeak

    Wednesday 5th:

    *Breakfast:
    poached
    eggs on toast
    *Lunch: Egg Drop Soup & peanut butter sandwiches
    *Dinner: Grilled chicken, scalloped potatoes, salad

    Thursday 6th:


    *Breakfast: Pumpkin Muffins (only 2 ingredients!)
    *Lunch: Salad w/ grilled chicken slices, fresh garden tomatoes

    *Dinner: Enchiladas, mexican rice, salad

    Friday 7th:

    * Breakfast: cereal or oatmeal
    * Lunch: Grilled cheese
    * Dinner: Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup, Garlic Bread

    Saturday 8th:

    * Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, toasted English muffin w/orange juice jelly
    * Lunch: leftover toscana soup
    * Dinner: Italian Chicken Saute

    Sunday 9th:

    *Breakfast: Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits
    *Lunch: Curried Egg Salad wraps
    *Dinner: Sweet & Sour Kielbasa, Garden Salad

    Various Snacks & Dessert Items:

    * Cinnamon Apple Cherry Cheeseball & Apple slices
    * Muffins
    * Pumpkin
    Whoopie Pies

    * Chewy Granola Bars

    Drinks included:

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

    A few things I'd like to share: Finally the hot weather has passed by and our garden is producing decent bell and jalapeno peppers once again. We're also getting handfuls of cherry tomatoes here and there, as well as fresh eggplant.


    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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