• 2015 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 8

    2015 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 8: Life is what happens when you're busy making plans, or so they say . . .
    Well this weeks menu plan was shot all to hell by an unexpected family emergency that left one of our immediate family members in ICU.

    This week we purchased the following: Not a damn thing.

    Total spent this week: Estimated $150,000


    Monday February 23rd Thru - Sunday March 2nd:

    I have to say, I was a bit taken aback by the poor food quality/choices offered by the hospital. Here's what the daily (Clear liquid diet) entailed..


    • A bowl of Hot water with a Packet of Herb Ox Brand Chicken Bouillon.
    • A Single serve of Lemon or Orange Jello.
    • A 4 oz 7up or Gingerale (depending on the day).


    We had to Request WATER to drink.

    While I understand that a liquid diet is medically necessary in some cases and usually for a short period of time, I found myself wondering aloud to multiple staff- where's the nutrition? I see Sodium, Sugar, Sugar and more sugar. How exactly is a person supposed to regain ANY strength what-so-ever with that sort of diet?

    Wouldn't bone broth or consomme at least offer some sort of nutrition? But alas, I watched in horror as meal after meal after meal of sugar laden sodium junk was provided, at an expense of about $100 a plate, so to speak.

    So, with that all in mind, our weekly menu plan went quickly by the wayside and all plans went right out the window. The saving grace in our household was the pre-made meals that were in the freezer.

    Perhaps better luck next week!

    Canstock piedmont_photo
    Comments Leave Comment

    Click here to log in

    What is the main ingredient in Toast?


    reminderHave a comment or question you'd like to add? Register & Login to add your own comments, thoughts, questions or suggestions.

    As always, Registration is Free!

  • Additional Articles you May Enjoy:

    Bacon Spinach Mac-n-Cheese

    Combine the flavors of bacon, fresh spinach and cheese over your favorite pasta

    Categories: dirt cheap  dinner 
    GB101 08-27-2018 12:05 PM Go to last post

    Frankenstein Treats

    Need a quickie last minute treat to bring to a party in under 25 minutes? Make these adorable, yet tasty Frankenstein Krispie treats!

    GB101 08-25-2018 07:30 AM Go to last post


About Us

    GroceryBudget101.com is an upbeat site created by a mom who is dedicated to helping other families get control of their grocery bill!

Follow us on

Twitter Facebook youtube Pinterest RSS Feed