Weekly Menu

Rent is due soon so we are on a budget menu the next few weeks. I get most of my idea’s from the Hillbilly Housewife$45 a week.  It is a little higher then that now as food prices have gone up, so I would say in my area it is more like $65, but still a great deal. This is not just dinner, her menu plan is for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack everyday. That is really not bad. when it comes to my budget recipes. She can feed a family of 4 or 5 on

Weekly Menu 1-18-2009

Sunday – Black Bean Soup

Monday- Butter Beans & Scalloped Tomatoes

Tuesday – Pork Chops & veggie

Wednesday – Tacos

Thursday – Hot Dogs and Veggie

Friday – Pork Stir-fry

Saturday – Breakfast for Dinner

If you have $70 for your food shopping then she has a menu that includes more meat, with food prices I would say it now is more like $90.  I use a mixture of the 2 and a little bit of my own and my food bill this week will be about $80.

Have fun feeding you family and enjoy every minute of them. Dinner time should be a time that you all sit around the table and share how you day went and discuss the next day and anything else that you may want to talk about.

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12 Responses

  1. Thanks for stopping by my site. I sure know what you mean about having to budget your meals. We are trying to have a soup meal and a beans or lentils meal at least once a week.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I followed your link to the Hillbilly Housewife. It looks like an interesting, informative site. I’ll have to give it a good look on another day. I’m all about frugality!

  3. Some of the meals are great and others not so much that is why I use a mixture. But it is always good in a pinch! There are some AWESOME recipes there though

  4. I swear it gets worse ans worse. I am going to be putting in a HUGE veggie garden this spring hopefully that will help.

  5. I love the hillbilly housewife!

  6. Thanks for the tips on the venison!

    Your menu plan sounds yummy!

  7. No problem, Growing up I had a uncle that would stock up every season so when I saw your post I called my aunt and she told me. lol! Went right to the best venison cook I know.

  8. I always count on breakfast for dinner when things get tight. It’s easy to please the family for pennies. I think your menu looks tasty.

  9. And there is something about breakfast for dinner on a cold winter night. Makes me feel all warm!

  10. i’m going to try the black bean soup! 🙂

  11. It is so yummy. At least my family likes it. I do not eat black beans so I can’t tell you from personal experience, but my family dives in everytime I make it.

  12. Delicious looking menu! Hmmmm black bean soup!

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