• 2015 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 18

    2015 $50 Budget Menu Plan Week 18: This weeks menu plan is a meat restocking week! Nothing is more frustrating than reaching into the freezer to realize that the mouthwatering chicken recipe you were about to make.. isn't going to happen. Now, I can almost hear you saying, "But Wait, Isn't that why you menu plan to begin with?"
    Well, yes, it is. However, when you have kids in college studying for finals with their buds they don't care about the menu plan posted on the fridge when they scarf down 4 packages of chicken in 2 days flat.

    This week we purchased the following: Case of Boneless Skinless Chicken breast, lettuce, green peppers, spinach, radishes, raspberries, cream cheese, mango, cantaloupe, zucchini, cucumbers

    Total spent this week on groceries: $102.41

    From our Backyard: Fresh Eggs (about 10 a day)

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

    Breakfast Options for this week:

    Lunch Options for this week:

    Monday May 4th:

    Tuesday May 5th:

    Wednesday May 6th:

    • Dinner: Meatloaf, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Salad

    Thursday May 7th:

    • Dinner: Grilled Lemon Pepper Pork Chops, grilled potatoes & onion wedges drizzled in Garlic Butter, Salad

    Friday May 8th

    Saturday May 9th:

    • Dinner: Graduation Party Gathering at Neighbors

    Sunday May 10th: Happy Mothers Day!

    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


    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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