Several people have asked for a sampling of a $20/week grocery menu, so here’s a rough version…
We have been extremely blessed to have so many meals provided for us after our daughter’s birth. Between provided meals and what I froze ahead, last week was really the first week for me to get back to the oven. Even then, we still had the blessing of having meals provided.
However, even with our various means of having food provided at no cost, the menu listed fits well within our the $20 weekly budget system–even if I would have made the provided meal. (In fact, we’ve mainly just been doing “pantry living” for over a month now.)
Since this next week has a few variables, I’m listing last week’s menu instead of our highly tentative menus for this week. I do hope to post some further examples in coming weeks, and hopefully include some recipes and pictures, too! This was definitely a very lackadaisical week as far as creativity and flair go, but an example nonetheless.
Oatmeal and fruit or
Cereal with milk
My husband takes a packed lunch to work with him, and we almost always both eat leftovers for lunch. I take this into account when preparing our suppers, and on a rare occasion send him to work with a PB&J sandwich. This is a bit less expensive than buying lunch meats and cheeses.
For this Sunday’s lunch, we were going to have tuna casserole that I’d made ahead before our daughter was born, but a friend told us after Sunday School that they’d be bringing lunch by for us. Blessings!
Apple Fried Pork and Wild Rice
Venison Rolled Roast with Potatoes and Carrots
Mustgo Soup and Crackers
(This version included: leftover roast and veggies, lentils, and wild rice—more of a stew)
(A friend brought us this dinner)
Mustgo Mustgo Soup and Homemade Pita Bread
My favorite recipe is here.