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This week is a tight one.  I had just $50 to spend on groceries.  We are a family of 5 and three of us are teenagers!  How in the world do I do this?  I took a deep breath and Emily and I headed to Wal-Mart to get groceries.  I didn’t even have coupons to take so this would be a serious stretch of the imagination.  But I knew we could do it!

Here’s what we bought:  Head of romaine lettuce, cucumber, 1 broccoli crown, package of Dill Ranch mix, sour cream, egg nog, whole chicken for $0.88 per pound, linguine, 1 jar of alfredo sauce, sweet potatoes, 1 bag of Pepperidge Farm stuffing, 1 can of green beans, frozen pie crusts, Cool Whip, 1 loaf of French bread that was on clearance from the bakery, Hamburger Helper, 1 box of small shells pasta, 1 small block of Velveeta cheese, corn on the cob, brown sugar, butter sticks and 1 box of Little Debbie Christmas Tree cakes.  I got it all for under $50!

What I knew I had on hand at home: Milk, 6 eggs, tortillas, bacon, grits, potatoes, 1 can of salmon, 1 pound of frozen turkey, cube steak, pork loins (We were blessed from mamaw for those!), frozen brats and some carrots and a some other things.  Our cupboards weren’t completely bare, (although for some reason it felt like it) but we were going to have to be creative. So here is how the menu for the week turned out!


Sunday Lunch:  Leftovers from Saturday night. I had made Hamburger Noodle Stuff and it was yummier on Sunday.  Salad and toast.

Sunday Supper:  French Roast chicken, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, dressing, and pumpkin pie with Cool Whip. 

Monday Lunch:  Leftovers!

Monday Supper:  Chicken alfredo with linguine, salad and French bread. I’ll be using what’s left of the roasted chicken in the sauce.

Tuesday Lunch:  Hamburger Helper with French Bread toast and veggies with Dill Ranch Dip.

Tuesday Supper:  Easy Southern Salmon Patties and rice with slaw.  I have some cabbage from last week just waiting in the fridge!

Wednesday Lunch:  Grilled chicken wraps and sweet potatoes.

Wednesday Supper:  Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin, homemade macaroni and cheese, maybe baked beans.

Thursday Lunch:  Pork Loin Sandwiches and some chips that we need get rid of.

Thursday Supper:  Eating out maybe?

Friday:  Open because the kids always have places to go and people to see!

Saturday:  Groceries shopping!!!!