$25 Grocery Haul

The $25 Grocery Haul

Today’s post is part 3 in a series that will determine if I am able to feed my family of 5 for $25 per week.  This restrictive budget was inspired by Amanda from The Fundamental Home, who routinely feeds her family of 5 for that same amount.   In my last post, I reviewed the steps I took prior to making my shopping list for the weekly trip to the grocery store.    I was concerned that adhering to this restrictive budget wouldn’t be possible. 

$25 Weekly Budget--Week One Grocery Inventory and Menu Plan

$25 Weekly Grocery Budget–Week One Inventory and Menu Plan

In my previous post, I might have mentioned that I was going to try to and emulate the grocery budget of Amanda from the fundamental home, and feed my family of five for $25 per week.  This week, I am going to share my inventory and the menu plan for my first $25/week grocery budget.   It was really an enlightening experience.  Read on to learn the steps that I took to feed my family for $25 this week. 

Can I feed my family of five for $25 per week

Can I Feed My Family For $25 Per Week?

I have been trying to find ways to be more frugal.  I have also been trying to get at tighter hold on our budget to help pay off some debt.    In my pursuit of becoming more fiscally responsible, I have been studying the blogs of others who are saving money on their grocery budget.  After all, groceries are one of the areas where I feel that I can try to save the most money.  I thought I was doing well with allowing only one dollar per person per meal, but I found someone who made me feel like a complete […]

Easy Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Easy Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

My Easy Apple Crisp recipe is very popular here at Patty Cake’s Pantry, and we eat it often.  I have a friend who can’t tolerate gluten, and we needed to bring a dessert to her for dinner.  I decided to see if I could modify my original Easy Apple Crisp to make  a gluten-free version.  It turns out that the modification was also pretty easy.  The recipe was a huge success,

Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

I love chicken salad.  It’s creamy, crunchy, and versatile.  Best of all, I can make it without turning on the stove or oven, as long as I have leftover chicken or some canned chicken in my pantry.    This makes chicken salad perfect for those warmer days.  

Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes

Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes

Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes is another in our series of one pan roasted dinners.  It’s easy to assemble and takes care of itself while it bakes.  This means that Oven Roasted Barbecued Chicken with Rainbow Carrots and Potatoes is a perfect recipe for a busy weeknight.

Four Layer Shrimp Cocktail

Four Layer Shrimp Dip

Four Layer Shrimp Dip is one of those simple recipes that can be thrown together at the last minute when you’re expecting guests.  The best part about Four Layer Shrimp Dip is that it’s so tasty no one will suspect that it’s so easy to make. 

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers are an easy way to have a dinner ready when you return home after a busy day at work.  This requires a few minutes to put together the ingredients, but it’s well worth the effort.  These Slow cooker stuffed peppers are awesome. 

Slow Cooker Red Cabbage and Apples

Slow Cooker Red Cabbage and Apples

Slow Cooker Red Cabbage and Apples is a twist on a traditional German side dish.   At least, hat’s what a German octogenarian told me.  This recipe is our attempt to recreate the dish for her.   We modified the recipe for Red Cabbage and Apples that she described by preparing it in a slow cooker to make it a bit less labor intensive. 

Roasted Bratwurst and Potaotes

Roasted Bratwurst and Potatoes

I really wanted to grill sausages, but it was very windy today.  Monday, there was rain, and there was hail.  We decided, perhaps, today was not a good day to grill.  Instead, we decided to make another roasted meat and vegetable dinner.  This time, the meat in question was Bratwurst which we roasted on a bed of potatoes.     We served the Brats on buns with potatoes on the side.