• 2013 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #15

    2013 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #15: You may have noticed that we went MIA last week, but have no fear, we're not going anywhere! This weeks menu plan came to $49.18 and includes the following:

    Fresh Oranges, bananas, mangoes, pears, artisan lettuce, celery, bell peppers, radishes, fresh spinach, granny smith apples, milk, cranberry juice, Cauliflower, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, zucchini, green tea, regular tea, limes, coffee, tortillas (Yup, they're on sale and it's cheaper this week to
    buy them then it is to make them!), frozen blueberries, and vanilla yogurt.


    Breakfast Choices this week: Breakfast is hit or miss in our house, some days the kids eat a few things, some days they grab a piece of fruit and a mug of coffee.
    With that in mind, Here are this weeks Breakfast options:


    Monday April 8th, 2013:

    Tuesday April 9th
    • Lunch: Leftover Parm Chicken Wraps
    • Dinner: Chop Suey & Garlic Bread

    Wednesday April 10th:


    Thursday April 11th:



    Friday April 12th:


    Saturday April 13th:

    Sunday April 14th:

    • Lunch- Leftovers from the week
    • Dinner-Dinner with Friends/Family- big potluck gathering!


    Various Snacks:


    Drinks Available: A note about our drink offerings, while we do always have coffee and tea in the house, coffee is usually with breakfast, hot tea is usually in the evening and for the most part our other drinks consist of Water. We don't "drink milk" at all.
    * Iced Tea (Unsweetened & Sweet Tea, various flavors)
    * Coffee
    * Hot Chocolate/Cocoa
    * Lemonade
    A few things we'd like to share with you: We realize that last week's menu plan is missing, it's because we were on a family vacation and we had no idea what the menu would actually be. We'll be touching on that more this week on our sister site, Budget101.com on how to have an amazing vacation for about $45 a day per
    person!


    FYI Section:
    It has been brought to our attention that a few folks who are just joining us are getting the wrong impression that we purchase EVERYTHING at once for each weeks menu plan. This is not the case at all, nor do we recommend it. We are incorporating items purchased or home canned weeks ago into the menu plan this week.

    For Further reading/help we recommend the following:




    • $50 Weekly Menu Plan Help across the USA- Do you find yourself struggling to reduce your grocery bill each month? Check out our Menu plan help across the USA to see if your area has been featured for more
      1-on-1 help, if not, feel free to add your request to have your city/state featured.


    • April Sales Trends- not sure what Should be on sale right now? Here is a list of the current Sales trends for the month of April, so you know what savings to expect


    • Making Fruits & Veggies Last: At the beginning of each week we prepare the vegetables and fruits to make meal preparation easier during the week and to save money by preventing waste. You can read more about that here.


    • $50 Dollar Menu Frequently Asked Questions - a few of the most often asked questions regarding our $50 menu plans
      • Basic Questions- Why we don't provide a shopping list, Random ingredients that aren't in the shopping list, are groceries cheaper , etc
      • More Questions- more in depth questions regarding dietary guidelines, dealing with picky eaters, junk food and more

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