Frugal Foodie Mama: Foodie on a Budget- A New Grocery Budget Challenge

Monday, July 16, 2012

Foodie on a Budget- A New Grocery Budget Challenge

Well, I am at it again.  But this time I am challenging myself just a bit more.  Can I do just $5 of groceries for 2 people for 6 days??  Some of you who have been following me for a little while may remember my My $15 Seven Day Grocery Budget Challenge I did in May.  Now that I have had a couple of months to replenish my pantry and freezer, I am ready to go at it again.  
This time it is just my husband and I for the week.  My son is at the beach with my parents for the week (lucky bum!).  

I have taken inventory of what I have on hand.  I was also fortunate in that my mother gave me some of her perishables before leaving for the beach- some tomatoes, celery, romaine lettuce, zucchini from her garden.

Here is the dinner menu plan for the week:
Sunday- Fresh Summer Pomodoro Sauce with Angel Hair Pasta (and this was made last night)
Monday- Barbecue Chicken Thighs with Roasted Herb Potatoes
Tuesday- Homemade Mac 'N Cheese
Wednesday- White Chicken Chili
Thursday- Homemade Pizza
Friday- Pancakes for Dinner (This is kind of becoming a weekly thing in our house now. ;) )

If I have calculated all things correctly, I *should* only need to buy a loaf of bread for sandwiches and shredded mozzarella cheese for the pizza.  Everything else is either in my fridge, freezer, pantry, or garden! :)

Be watching for updates (and recipes!!) throughout the week! 


  1. We love making homemade pizza (as long as it's not too hot out) and breakfast for dinner! Good choices... and kudos to you for only needing to buy two things at the grocery store this week!

  2. I love this idea! I too love working with a budget to come up with healthy food for my family. HOmemade pizza is so easy to do, especially the crust. Our little tradition in our family is, pizza Fridays along with pjs and pancakes in the morning! YOur meal plan reminds me that I should start posting them again on Sundays like i used to.

  3. Mmmm ... Pancakes and pizza. Two of my favorite foods. :)
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  4. Homemade pizza is becoming a weekly thing in our house since I discovered a great recipe for making pizza dough in my bread maker. Have I mentioned that I love my bread maker?? lol! :)


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