• 2015 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 14

    2015 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 14: Pay attention to those great April sales and stock the freezer with ham and the pantry with various coconut products (coconut flour, milk, butter and more).
    For whatever reason, rice was on sale this week, so I took full advantage and picked up several different kinds to restock the pantry. Jasmine rice is our favorite, it's light, non-sticky and works wonderfully in many different kinds of dishes. Arborio rice is a favorite to prepare risotto style dishes.

    This week we purchased the following: milk, celery, lettuce, spinach, green peppers, yogurt, cream cheese, zucchini, summer squash, bananas, apples, pineapple, bacon, purple onions, shrimp, jasmine rice, arborio rice, mushrooms, bacon wrapped beef filets, cantaloupe, coconut milk, avocado, asparagus, cabbage

    Total spent this week on groceries: $59.32

    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, rosemary, scallions

    Breakfast Options for this week:

    Lunch Options for this week:

    • Leftovers
    • Ham Salad Wraps (from Saturdays dinner)
    • 18 way Egg salad sandwiches or wraps
    • The Leftover Shrimp stir fry makes amazing wraps, just add a dash of lime juice for zest

    Monday April 6th:

    Tuesday April 7th:

    Wednesday April 8th:
    • Dinner: Mushroom Risotto, Bacon Wrapped Steak Filets, Salad

    Thursday April 9th:

    Friday April 10th:

    Saturday April 11th:

    Sunday April 12th

    • Dinner: Dinner at friends/family, bringing Ham Scrolls (finishing up leftover ham)

    Various Snacks & Desserts:

    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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    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Connie's's Avatar
      Connie's -
      Where did you find the coconut products?
    1. GB101's Avatar
      GB101 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Connie's View Post
      Where did you find the coconut products?
      Amazon Prime Pantry, Big Lots, Natural Food Stores, Co-Ops, etc all carry multiple types of Coconut products. I buy mine in bulk and make my own coconut flour when I need it.
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