2012 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #41 -
Some weeks you have to alter your menu plan just a little bit due to different circumstances happening in your life- for us we have several of those circumstances. We're in the process of remodeling and we have company visiting for the week, so this weeks menu plan is actually for a family of 6!
Since the weather is fairly cool and we have the kitchen area of our home torn apart, we'll be using the slow cooker a Lot!
This week we purchased the following: 1 gal milk, lettuce, celery, radishes, cucumbers, steaks, dried beans (several packages), italian sausage, strawberries (oddly cheap despite being out of season!), pears, bananas, sour cream, sliced cheese and cornmeal. Total spent $39.66
We harvested the following from our withering garden, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, an eggplant, 2 quarts of grape tomatoes and a watermelon. The crabmeat mentioned in this weeks menu is crab that we caught last spring and froze.
: Toasted Apple Cider Bread
, Scrambled Eggs
: Garden Salad with shredded cheese and diced hard boiled eggs
: Loaded Baked Potato Soup
: Toasted Biscuits
with Apple Butter
: Leftover Baked Potato Soup
: Slow Cooker White Chili & Cornbread
: Poached Eggs on Toast
: Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup
: Grilled Montreal Steaks
, Crispy Cilantro Sweet Potato Fries
: Toasted Biscuits
with Homemade Applesauce
: Cucumber Egg Salad Wraps
or leftover white chili
: Crab Stuffed Ravioli in Roasted Tomato Cream sauce, salad (recipe coming end of week!)
: Veggie & Cheese Omelettes, Toast
: Leftover Crab Ravioli, Salad Or Chicken Salad Wraps
: Tortilla Soup w/ Black Beans
& Cornbread Muffins
A note about today's menu choices- normally we try to keep the fried foods to a minimum, but this is our declared "Fair Foods Day" where we enjoy the flavors of the fair, without the crowds or the clanging of the rusty rides
*Breakfast: South of the Border Doughnuts
& Funnel Cakes
: Grilled Italian Hot Sausage, Onions, Green Pepper subs
: Caramelized Pumpkin Sticky Buns
: Sesame Chicken
, Jasmine Rice, Steamed Broccoli
Various Snacks & Dessert Items:
* Hard Boiled Eggs
* Angel Food Cake
& Sliced Strawberries
* Microwave Popcorn
* Iced Tea (Sweet Tea)
* Copycat Gatorade
* CopyCat Arizona Green Tea
A few things we'd like to share
For those just joining our weekly menu plans, please note that we raise our own chickens for fresh eggs and are currently collecting 8-15 eggs per day, as such they are frequently incorporated into our weekly menu plans.
You'll notice that we didn't list meat in this weeks grocery expense, that's because meat isn't currently on sale and the freezer is well stocked. Search for "Meat Restocking Week" for additional details.
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