First of all, we do NOT purchase all of the groceries in one week. If we did, we'd be spending the same amount the average American family of four spends per month, currently $1,000 or more.
As you start to follow the menu
Another notable difference is that we don't list meats in every weekly menu as a grocery expense. That is because meat is not purchased every week, it's purchased based on sales cycles and need. View this weekly menu which is a "Meat Restocking Week" for additional details.
"Eggs" will never appear in our list of purchased groceries. This is because we raise our own hens for fresh eggs and as such we use them generously in our menu plans. The number
Over the past 15 years we've planted several different types of trees including Macintosh Apples, Peaches, Pomegranate, Kiwi Fruit Trees, 3 different types of Cherry Trees and Fig trees. In addition, wild Persimmons grow abundantly around us, as do pears. While these trees are still fairly small we are able to enjoy some fruit from them.
To get a better idea of how this all comes together, we recommend reading our "2012 Year in Review".
For more help on the budget
If you have additional Questions, See also:
- $50 Weekly Menu Frequently Asked Questions
- $50 Menu Plan, FAQ, Round #2
- $50 menu Plan Help Across the USA
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