• 2014 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week #20

    2014 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week #20: As we near Memorial Weekend meat sales are already starting. However, we're planning on holding out for better sales in another week or two! With those in mind, this week we purchased the following. . . oranges, lemons, limes, red potatoes, shrimp, pork tenderloin, Monterey Jack Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Rotel Tomatoes, corn tortillas, yeast, flour, mangoes, greek vanilla yogurt, blueberries, strawberries, zucchini, celery, mini bell peppers, fresh green beans

    From our Backyard: Fresh Eggs (Getting nearly 3 dozen per day)

    From our Windowsill/ Garden: Lettuce, Chives, Scallions, Fresh Herbs (Parsley, Rosemary, dill, oregano, basil), Spinach, beet greens, baby carrots, onions (grown from scraps), green beans, Cucumbers

    Total spent this week on groceries $46.66

    Breakfast Options for this week: (Fresh Fruit Choices, Bananas, blueberries, strawberries)



    Monday May 12th:

    • Lunch: Bowl of Happiness Ramen & half peanut butter sandwich
    • Dinner: Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Potato Salad & Steamed beet greens


    Tuesday May 13th:

    • Lunch:Pork Wraps with tomato & lettuce (leftover tenderloin)
    • Dinner: Halibut Fish Tacos with Orange Salsa


    Wednesday May 14th:

    • Lunch: Cool Cucumber Soup
    • Dinner: Lemon Garlic Shrimp over stir fried veggies (recipe to follow)


    Thursday May 15th:



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    Sunday May 18th:

    • Midday: Honey Dijon Salmon, Steamed Green Beans with a touch of garlic, grilled potato wedges



    Various Snacks & Desserts:

    • Fresh Fruit Choices Available- Bananas, Canned Peaches, Strawberries, Blueberries
    • Cinnamon Tortilla Chips w/ Fruit Salsa
    • Mango Frozen Yogurt
    • Pickled Eggs

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

    Less Likely to be used, but still available:

    * Copycat Gatorade
    * CopyCat Arizona Green Tea
    * Lemonade
    * Iced Coffee Drinks
    * Almond Milk

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    For Further reading/help we recommend the following:

    • $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



      • It Doesn't Add up- Learn why some items in the Menu plan aren't listed in this weeks grocery purchase list & how it all comes together



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



    Comments 2 Comments
    1. zoomitron's Avatar
      zoomitron -
      I'm missing this week's menus ...May 19. I love them!
    1. HopeStuart's Avatar
      HopeStuart -
      When is week #28 going to be available?
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