Originally Posted by pinkgirl79
My friend and I are going to do a $25/wk grocery budget challenge. Right now I have a few packages of chicken breasts, 1 lb hamburger and 1 lb chuck steaks, as well as a basic pantry.
What can I buy with my $25 and what should I make? TIA!!!!!
**All my suggestions are based on what I would do for my family of 4- 2 adults one teen boy and a 6 yr old boy...And I would be basing it on the fact that the kids are in school for lunch and DH and I usually eat egg salad or tuna for lunch at work
So any assumptions are based from what I have in my basic pantry!**Monday
I would make in the crockpot- 4 chicken breasts with a bottle of salsa and taco seasoning... to shred and make Chicken tacos..I would need to buy
A pack of Tortillas
Small bunch of romaine lettuce- even if you get it from the salad bar- enough for just the tacos
I have the cheese and sourcream and salsa
Save any left over Chicken for Wed night dinnerTuesday
I would make meatloaf and scalloped potatoes with CornI would need to buy
potatoes and Milk and onions
I have a good from scratch recipe for scalloped potatoes if you want..
save any left overs for lunch the next day for me and DH- save the corn for wed( any leftovers that is)Wed
.. get the left over shredded chicken and make Chicken and Corn soup
I prolly wouldnt need to buy hardlly anything since I make it with what ever I have in the fridge... tasting as I go!
I would make a non- meat meal-Homemade mac and Cheese or Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwichesI would need to buy
bread- unless I made it in the breadmakerFriday.
I would make the chuck steaks in the crockpot with lipton onion soup mix- or the store brand and beef broth- to make " french Dip sandwiches, and make greenbeans and buttered noodles...I would need to buy
rolls- unless I made them with the bread maker- which I would if I was making my meals for 7 days (week) and not a 5 day week...