• 2015 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 12

    2015 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 12: Spring break is on it's way and it won't be long before we're feeding half a dozen extra kids several times over the course of the week...

    This week we purchased the following: broccoli, carrots, tuna, pepperoni, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, milk (for cooking), sliced cheese, apples, bananas, potatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, celery, wheat bread, blackberries, tomatoes, mushrooms

    Total spent this week on groceries: $47.20

    From our Backyard: Fresh Eggs (up to about 12 a day)

    From our Windowsill/ Garden: a few fresh herbs in the windowsill- cilantro, basil, parsley and rosemary

    Breakfast Options for this week:




    Lunch Options for this week:

    • Leftovers (Pizza Noodles,
    • 18 way Egg salad sandwiches or wraps
    • Tuna Pasta Salad
    • Key West Wraps (made with leftovers)
    • Grilled Cheese Po' Gwrl (grilled cheese with sliced tomatoes)



    Monday March 23rd:




    Tuesday March 24th:


    • Dinner: Pizza Noodles (Pizza egg noodles with Marinara sauce, pepperoni, sauteed mushrooms & onions)



    Wednesday March 25th:


    • Dinner: Dinner Gathering with Friends/Family, bringing a dessert (Eclairs).



    Thursday March 26th:





    Friday March 27th:





    Saturday March 28th:





    Sunday March 29th




    Various Snacks & Desserts:

    • Fresh Fruit Choices Available- Apples, Bananas, Blackberries
    • Blackberry Smoothies
    • Homemade BBQ Potato Chips
    • Hard Boiled Eggs (Perfect munchie item midday, packs a great protein punch)
    • Jalapeno Pepper Jelly on Crackers



    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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    FYI: If you're wondering why all the ingredients listed in the recipes aren't necessarily showing in the "purchased groceries" list, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions!

    The steaks listed in this weeks menu plan are actually venison. If you've been following our plans for awhile you'll recall that we purchased some venison very cheaply last hunting season directly from processors. You can read more about that in previous menu plans.


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    1. Candic Casey's Avatar
      Candic Casey -
      When do y'all update yalls menu? I just started
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