• 2013 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #23

    2013 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #23: Summer is in full swing, school is out (well, for our kids anyway!) and it's already scorching hot here in the SouthEastern part of the states. This weeks menu is about getting OUT of the kitchen!
    We'll be taking advantage of the great grilling weather instead. This week we picked up the following: bread, pine nuts, vanilla yogurt, lettuce, bell peppers, ramen (at the request of the kids), cantaloupe, blueberries, strawberries, and a fresh pineapple, total spent $23.93

    From our small garden we harvested: Fresh radishes, tomatoes, jalapenos, Zucchini, Summer Squash, cucumbers, fresh beets


    Monday June 3rd:

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    Sunday June 9th:


    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, it is usually used in making homemade yogurt, or in cereals, baking, etc.
    * Iced Tea (Unsweetened or Sweet Tea)
    * Coffee
    * Hot Chocolate/Cocoa
    * Copycat Gatorade
    * CopyCat Arizona Green Tea
    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.

    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.


    • June Sales Trends- not sure what Should be on sale right now? Here is a list of the current Sales trends for the month of June, 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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    1. faith11083's Avatar
      faith11083 -
      Is there a shopping list somewhere for the weekly menus?
    1. GB101's Avatar
      GB101 -
      Quote Originally Posted by faith11083 View Post
      Is there a shopping list somewhere for the weekly menus?
      The answer to your question can be found here:

      http://www.grocerybudget101.com/cont...eekly-Menu-FAQ
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