• 2013 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #36

    2013 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #36: It's Finally a Meat restocking week! Since most of our previous weeks budget barely touched $30 this week we were able to purchase the following and still remain with our $250 monthly budget...

    Each week we allot $50 for our grocery budget, which is an average of about $250 per month. When we go grocery shopping, the money in our budget that isn't sold

    Our last meat restocking week was on Week #22

    week #23 Spent $23.93 - Rolled over $26.07
    week #24 Spent
    $39.35 - Rolled over $10.65
    week #25 Spent $28.71 - Rolled over $21.29
    week #26 Spent $44.12 - Rolled over $5.88
    week #27 Spent $37.69 - Rolled over $12.31
    week #28 Spent $36.77 - Rolled over $13.23
    week #29 Spent $27.27 - Rolled over $22.73
    week #30 Spent $19.17 - Rolled over $30.83
    week #31 Spent $28.41 - Rolled over $21.59
    week #32 Spent $19.40 - Rolled over $30.60
    week #33 Spent $28.66 - Rolled over $21.34
    week #34 Spent $31.13 - Rolled over $18.87
    week #35 Spent $18.85 - Rolled over $31.15
    week #36 $50 Budget allowed $50.

    Total Available towards our Meat Restocking
    week: $316.54 -

    We purchased the following:
    60# Chicken @ 1.74 lb $104.40
    25# Pork Butt @ $1.68 lb 25# = $42.
    20# Bacon @ $2.50 lb= $50
    20# Pork Chops @ $1.48 lb= $29.60
    20 # Ground Turkey @ $1.67 lb = $33.40
    Total Spent on Meat $269.40

    We also purchased pepperoni, artisan lettuce, celery, cucumber, 3 cantaloupe, 20 cans store brand "rotel", jasmine rice, bananas, nectarines, almonds, yogurt, dried apricots, peanuts, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, fresh mushrooms for a total of $45.28

    From the garden we picked (so far!) 1 large zucchini, 4 green peppers, tomatoes, 1 watermelon, and a slew of carrots and jalapeno peppers.

    Breakfast Options for this week:

    With school back in session the kids have been taking wraps filled with various leftovers, as well as egg salad, chicken salad, or tuna salad. Sometimes they eat a fairly larger breakfast of eggs & veggies, other times they just grab fruit and a hard boiled egg and head out the door.

    Monday September 1st: Holiday Get Together with Friends, Potluck Style, munchies all day long

    Tuesday September 2nd:

    • Lunch: Herbed egg salad on
      Homemade Sun-Dried Tomato Wraps
    • Dinner: Salisbury Steak & Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Salad

    Wednesday September 3rd:

    Thursday September 4th:

    Friday September 5th:

    Saturday September 6th:

    Sunday September 7th:

    Various Snacks:

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

    * Lemonade

    Less Likely to be used, but still available:
    * Copycat Gatorade
    * CopyCat Arizona Green Tea
    FYI: "Wraps" as they are listed, are homemade tortillas in any number of flavor combinations, spinach tortillas, sun-dried tomato, bacon tortillas, etc- filled with shredded lettuce, various cut up veggies and whatever leftover filling from the previous nights dinner.Also, the eggs you see in this weeks menu are from our own chickens.

    For Further reading/help we recommend the following:

    • September Sales Trends- not sure what Should be on sale right now? Here is a list of the current Sales trends throughout the month of September, 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

    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Wrinkleyold's Avatar
      Wrinkleyold -
      Boy is this stuff gonna help me. I'm sticking to your plan as much as possible from now on!
    1. Wrinkleyold's Avatar
      Wrinkleyold -
      Can I post recipes to this, too?
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