• 2015 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 10

    2015 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 10: We don't about you, but we've it with Old Man Winter; This weeks meal plan is thinking ahead to warmer weather, ice cream treats included!

    This week we purchased the following: Milk, heavy cream, oatmeal, sugar, lettuce, green peppers, red peppers, chicken quarters, tangerines (on sale), jello (several flavors on sale this week), cantaloupe, pears, spinach, Gruyere Cheese, celery, summer squash, zucchini, graham crackers, ground turkey, mango, dried cherries,
    raisins, cream cheese

    Total spent this week on groceries: $53.81

    From our Backyard: Fresh Eggs (up to about 10 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:

    • Peppered Egg Salad on homemade Thintastic Onion Bagels
    • Chicken Salad
    • Spicy Ramen
      & Peanut butter Sandwich
    • Leftover Quiche
    • Taco Salad

    Monday March 9th:

    Tuesday March 10th:

    Wednesday March 11th:

    • Dinner: Tacos with Strawberry Mango Salsa

    Thursday March 12th:

    Friday March 13th:

    • Dinner: Gruyere Spinach Quiche

    Saturday March 14th:

    Sunday March 15th

    • Dinner: Grilled Pork Chops (with whatever seasoning mix hubby decides to throw on it!) Garlic Romano Sweet Potato Fries, Salad

    Various Snacks & Desserts:

    Drinks Available: A note about our drink offerings, while we do always have coffee and tea in the house, coffee is usually with breakfast, hot tea is usually in the evening and for the most part our other drinks consist of Water. We don't "drink milk" at all.
    * 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


    We use tortillas as wraps for lunch all the time. Tortillas are
    extremely cheap to make, can be made ahead of time and frozen and make lunch on the run super fast. If you don't like making tortilla's, no problem- they are often on sale at Aldi's for .99, just stock up when you find a deal.

    If you've been following our meal plan you know we purchase an entire CASE of Pork several weeks ago. The pork mentioned in these weeks plan is from the freezer.

    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!

    • 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

    March is a wonderful
    month for stocking up on Corned beef, frozen veggies & fruits/berries, and more. Check out our March Sales Guide for more details
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