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Frugal Menu Plan Monday {1.8.18}


I am on a mission this year to cut our grocery and household expenses. The amount of money I spend on both is out of control. I’ve spent a lot of time gathering recipes that my family will eat and adapting them to be budget friendly. Just for reference- I’m feeding 2 adults, 2 teen boys, a teen girl, a 10 year old boy and a 7 year old girl. I like to try to have enough leftovers for my husband to take for lunch the next day also. So I’m trying to get at least 8 servings out of each dinner. And I’m attempting to spend no more than $34 per week on 7 dinners. I cook every night of the week and we do not eat out. That’s one thing that we have cut out for 2018. 

Sunday: Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie Soup ~ $4.89 


Monday: Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta ~ $5.55


Tuesday: Scrambled eggs & fried rice ~ $1.89

Wednesday: Crockpot Chicken & Stuffing ~ $5.38


Thursday ~ Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwiches ~ $2.58

Friday ~ Homemade Pizzas & Side Salad ~ $6.87

Saturday ~ Biscuits & Sausage Gravy ~ $5.68

Weekly total ~ $32.84


I shop once a month at Sam’s Club. I buy 10lb packs of frozen Tyson’s boneless chicken breasts. They are pretty big so most recipes only need 1 or sometimes 2 chicken breasts. I get 9-11 meals out of one bag! I also buy all our household products at Sam’s- laundry detergent, fabric softener, dishwasher pods, paper products, toiletries…I don’t buy snacks there with the exception of Goldfish and fruit snacks. I buy lunch meats, cheeses, and some other things. We typically spend $250-300. 

I do a Walmart grocery pick up once a week. I’ve found that I spend far less money when I don’t set foot in the store. I get milk, eggs, drink enhancer drops, pasta, some canned goods, bread, and ground beef weekly. I try to keep my weekly Walmart to around $30-35. 

I do a weekly trip to ALDI too. I get all produce, fruit, snacks, breakfast foods, pasta sauces and some frozen stuff. I typically spend around $45-50 per week. 


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