Dec 03 2007

Menu for the week of Dec. 3


When I did the shopping for this week’s menu, I just got back in town from a long Thanksgiving holiday. I wasn’t in the mood to go to several groceries, so I just went to Aldi to keep things simple. [singlepic=27,320,240,,right]

This menu isn’t exciting, but it’ll get the job done.


Baked herb chicken ($2) with stuffing ($0.79), steamed broccoli ($0.50) and twice-baked potatoes ($0.30) Total: $3.59


Tuna melt sandwiches [$0.33 for tuna, $0.03 each slice of bread, about $0.20 for cheese], side salad Total: $0.65


Scrambled eggs or omelette ($0.45), fruit ($0.50), toast ($0.12)Total: $1.07


Slow cooker taco soup $4.65


Frozen pizza ($1.99), side salad

The side salad will be included throughout the week in lunches and dinners. It includes spinach ($1.60 I think), some carrots $0.50, celery ($0.50) and bacon bits. Total for all salads is $2.60.

Total for the week: $14.55

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11 Responses to “Menu for the week of Dec. 3”

  1. Wow that is amazing. I’m trying to reduce my grocery bill.


  2. We usually do pizza on Fridays too – but where do you find them for $1.99?

    Kudos for your sense to save!

  3. I’m impressed once again at your grocery shopping.Now it makes me want to sit down and itemize the meals too.Have a good week..

  4. What a great menu! I am always so impressed with how you manage to come up with such great meal ideas on such a small amount of money!! I wish I could figure it out :(

  5. wow! that’s a really impressive menu for $15.00!! Amazing!! Looks delicious too! I love breakfast for dinner, and a roasted chicken! It doesn’t get tastier than that!

  6. your meal plan sounds delicious this week!! Have a great week.

  7. Hi!

    This frozen pizza was from Aldi. My husband and I think they’re quite good, actually.

    In the past, we’ve tried Totino’s, Jack’s, and a few other of the thin crust variety. Those seem inferior to the Aldi pizza, and the price is really good.

    Though I’ve tried to make my own pizza a few times, the frozen ones are cheaper and much easier for me. I’m not sure if they’re healthier (I doubt it).

  8. Do it! It’s not that hard, actually, and you might be surprised at what you find. Let me know if you figure the prices for some of your meals!

  9. This is amazing! You give new meaning to the word frugal. Lovely blog too.Thank you for sharing your menu and money saving tips.

  10. How in the world did you manage baked herb chicken for $2.00? Is this cost per person? This is a very frugal budget. How many are in your family?

  11. Nope, $2 total. I bought a bag of boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $5.97. The bag had 6 breasts in it, so it’s about $1 each. (This was half off the regular price at Giant Eagle grocery).

    I didn’t add the cost of the seasoning (because really, it wouldn’t have equaled a penny).

    I added a tiny bit of butter, and that’s it!

    There’s just my husband and me in my family.

    Oh, and I packed dinner leftovers for his lunch tomorrow. Woo hoo!

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