• 2015 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 13:

    2015 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 13: Happy Easter! This week we're celebrating spring and all it has to offer with fresh berries, a few easter treats and more...
    Ham, of course, is always on sale the end of March and beginning of April as Easter nears. It's a great time to stock up, particularly a couple days After the holiday as the ham prices often drop to less than $1 a pound.

    This week we purchased the following: raspberries, blueberries, celery, lettuce, spinach, ham, green peppers, yogurt,
    cream cheese, cheddar cheese, zucchini, summer squash, dried beans, cauliflower, pears, bananas, grapes, carrots

    Total spent this week on groceries: $54.88

    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:

    Monday March 30th:

    Tuesday March 31st:

    Wednesday April 1st:

    Thursday April 2nd:

    Friday April 3rd:

    Saturday April 4th:

    • Dinner: Baked Ham with Pineapple Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, pickled beets (from the garden last year), biscuits

    Sunday April 5th

    • Dinner: Easter Dinner with Friends

    Various Snacks & Desserts:

    • Fresh Fruit Choices
      - Apples, Bananas, Blackberries
    • Honey Crunch Granola Bars
    • Banana Split Trifle
    • Angel Food Cake w/ Sliced Berries
    • Fruited Bon-Bons

    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


    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!
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