• 2014 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week #27

    2014 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week #27: Planning ahead for a holiday weekend can be exciting and frustrating at the same time. If you worried about which dishes to bring that will compliment what someone else is bringing, or whether you'll have two of the same thing, etc. This weeks menu plan focuses on multiple . . .potluck get togethers' to celebrate the fourth.

    This week we purchased the following: Strawberries, blueberries, a pear, apples, kiwi, heavy cream, cream cheese, American Cheese, Cabbage, portabella mushrooms, feta cheese, whole chicken, nectarines, plums, bananas, 10#'s Bacon ($2.49 a pound), tea bags

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

    From our Windowsill/ Garden: Chives, Scallions, Fresh Herbs (Cilantro, Parsley, Rosemary, dill, oregano, basil, mint), Spinach, beet greens, onions (grown from scraps), green peppers, Cucumbers, zucchini, Tomatoes, watermelon

    Total spent this week on groceries $55.74

    Now, before you read the menu and say wait a minute, they didn't buy any "whatever" this week, we urge you to read ALL of the Helpful articles at the Bottom that explains our Menu plans and HOW they work!

    Breakfast Options for this week: (Fresh Fruit Choices, Apples, bananas, blueberries)

    Monday June 30th:

    Tuesday July 1st: Happy Canada Day to our Canadian Friends!

    Wednesday July 2nd:

    Thursday July 3rd: Potluck Get Together w/ Friends & Family All day

    Friday July 4th: Potluck Get Together with Friends Happy Independence Day!

    Saturday July 5th:

    Sunday July 6th:

    Various Snacks & Desserts:

    Drinks Available:

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

    Less Likely to be used, but still available:[/B]
    * Copycat Gatorade
    * CopyCat Arizona Green Tea
    * Lemonade
    * Iced Coffee Drinks
    * Almond Milk

    FYI: The Shrimp mentioned in this weeks menu was caught on the coast using a Cast net. It took most of the day, but we finally got the hang of it!!

    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

    • 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.

    Comments 1 Comment
    1. aly_003's Avatar
      aly_003 -
      When do you normally post the weekly menu? I typically go shopping on Fridays but would like to incorporate some of your weekly meals into my menu. Just trying to see if I can plan ahead.
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