• 2013 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #41

    2013 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #41: October is National pork month and as such, if you watch the weekly sales flyers of your favorite local stores, you're liable to score some great deals that will allow you to stock up the freezer. Total spent this week $22.88

    From the Store & Farmers Market: Strawberries, artisan lettuce, celery, cucumber, fresh broccoli, bell peppers, bananas, celery, Vanilla yogurt

    From the Garden: tomatoes, jalapenos, carrots
    From our Backyard: Fresh Eggs

    Options for this week

    Monday October 7th:
    • Lunch: Leftover tortilla Soup & cornbread
    • Dinner: Sloppy Joes, Salad

    Tuesday October 8th:

    Wednesday October 9th:

    Thursday October 10th:

    Friday October 11th:

    Saturday October 12th :

    Sunday October 13th:
    • Lunch: grilled cheese & tomato sandwich
    • Dinner: Shepherds Pie, salad

    Various Snacks & Desserts:

    • Fresh Fruit Choices Available- Apples, Pears, strawberries, Bananas

    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

    For Further reading/help we recommend the following:

    • October 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.

    • The 2012 Family Guide to Groceries under $250 a Month- a guide of how and where to cut grocery expenses to get spending under control while providing an eye-opening view of the dirty manipulation tactics retailers use to keep you

    • $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 3 Comments
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I love that your menus, for the most part, include meat at least once a day (usually at dinner). This is AWESOME and i'm so glad I found it! I struggle with keeping a budget and also keeping my husband happy as far as food goes, he is of the belief that if he doesnt have meat on his plate at dinner, he WILL still be hungry. Personally I could get by without meat, but, I want to make food he will enjoy too!

      Thanks for this site!!
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I'm having trouble understanding how this shopping list could possibly add up to $50.
    1. GB101's Avatar
      GB101 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
      I'm having trouble understanding how this shopping list could possibly add up to $50.
      It wasn't, Total spent this week $22.88

      From the Store & Farmers Market: Strawberries, artisan lettuce, celery, cucumber, fresh broccoli, bell peppers, bananas, Vanilla yogurt
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