• 2013 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #30

    2013 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #30: When we put our small garden in originally, I had intended it to be a salsa garden, but I didn't realize that I'd be canning batch after batch all summer long! This week we purchased the following . . : Artisan lettuce, apples, bread, cabbage, fresh broccoli, flank steaks, onions Total of $19.17

    Items harvested from the garden include: about 15lbs of tomatoes, a 5 gallon pail of cucumbers, several large zucchini, summer squash, okra, jalapeno peppers, green peppers, carrots and radishes.

    This week we cleaned out the freezer to get ready for an upcoming meat restocking week. As we warned last winter, the drought that affected the midwest has drastically increased meat prices in our area (and in yours as well, I'm sure!). We still had several hams from easter sales, so we'll be dining on that this week and stretching into several different meals.

    Breakfast Options for this week:

    • Muff-Nuts
    • Blueberry Maple Refrigerator Oatmeal
    • Eggs Over Easy, Poached, Scrambled or Omelets
    • Espresso Waffles
    • Walkaway Breakfast Burritos (Cheese, eggs, diced onions/green peppers/ sausage/ diced tomatoes, etc)
    • Espresso Refrigerator Oatmeal - (our oldest LOVES these for snacks, so...)
    • Morning Sunrise (Egg over easy with fresh sliced garden tomato & slice of cheese)
    • Denver Omelet- (this one uses a bit of ham leftover from the boiled dinner)

    Monday July 22nd:

    Tuesday July 23rd:

    Wednesday July 24th

    Thursday July 25th:

    • Lunch: Leftover Quesadilla Casserole
    • Dinner: Marinated Flank Steak, jasmine rice, salad

    Friday July 26th:

    Saturday July 27th:

    • Lunch: Leftover Chicken Saute & Salad
    • Dinner: Lemon Pepper Grilled Bass, Italian Marinated Grilled Potatoes, Tomato Cucumber Salad

    Sunday July 28th:

    • Lunch: Zucchini Parmesan Crisps, Fried Green Tomatoes & Okra
    • Dinner: Split Pea Soup with Ham (made with the Ham bone), Biscuits

    Various Snacks:

    Drinks Available:
    * Iced Tea (Unsweetened or Sweet Tea)
    * Coffee
    * Hot Chocolate/Cocoa
    * Iced Coffee Drinks
    * Almond Milk
    * Lemonade

    Less Likely to be used, but still available:
    * Copycat Gatorade
    * CopyCat Arizona Green Tea

    There are several alternative meals on the board this week too including a Veggie Frittata, ramen noodle dishes ( a fave of the kids for snacking), hard boiled eggs, etc.

    For Further reading/help we recommend the following:

    • July Sales Trends- not sure what Should be on sale right now? Here is a list of the current Sales trends throughout the month of July, so you know what savings to expect and look forward to.

    • $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.

    • 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 - There are certain questions that seem to pop up again and again, so rather than be redundant and repeat answers, we've put them all in one convenient place for you!
      • 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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