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help plz! $100 for groceries for 2 weeks

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I need ideas plz! Things should be better in a couple weeks. It's me, my husband and my 4 year old. I am thinking buying really cheap stuff like ramen for my husband and me and making sure ny daughter has veggies and real food. Currently I have no meat. The most we have till I shop tomorrow is a loaf of bread, a box of pasta, and a few boxes of cereal. We have peanut butter n jelly so that'll help n my daughter has a few cans of chicken noodle soup...
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Replies (11-16):
allycally
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Ok here what I'd do...
5lbs ground meat Walmart(cut into 5 lbs a piece),$14
bag of chicken quarters(there is usually about 3/3 meals worth$10
Can spaghetti sauce
4 frozen veggies that are $1 (2meals/bag)
Rice
18eggs
Gallon milk
Spaghetti noodles
Corn bread mix
Mac n cheese
Pancake mix
syrup
Butter
... Get off brand stuff
I'd make
Fried rice
baked chicken veggie
Ramen with carrots and peas
Spaghetti
Meatballs veggie Mac n cheese
Pancakes
chicken and gravy with rice
Eggs and toast
Baked chicken veggies
Baked potatoes
Meatloaf,veggie,cornbread
Shepherds pie with the ground meat.
I just did dinner but im sure you can get things for lunch I put the prices of meat at Walmart..also there should be enough left over for muffin mix(just add water kind) and some fresh veggies...

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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Thank you, that's a lot of things we would eat. This probly sounds horrible but we normally spend 150-200 a week on groceries and I think it's cause my husband and I work opposite shifts. We get a lot of things that r specifically for our daughter and stuff that is easy for my husband to make and take to work for lunch, and so on. I like cooking but about 3 days a week I get home way too late to cook :(

Quoting allycally:

Ok here what I'd do...

5lbs ground meat Walmart(cut into 5 lbs a piece),$14

bag of chicken quarters(there is usually about 3/3 meals worth$10

Can spaghetti sauce

4 frozen veggies that are $1 (2meals/bag)

Rice

18eggs

Gallon milk

Spaghetti noodles

Corn bread mix

Mac n cheese

Pancake mix

syrup

Butter

... Get off brand stuff

I'd make

Fried rice

baked chicken veggie

Ramen with carrots and peas

Spaghetti

Meatballs veggie Mac n cheese

Pancakes

chicken and gravy with rice

Eggs and toast

Baked chicken veggies

Baked potatoes

Meatloaf,veggie,cornbread

Shepherds pie with the ground meat.

I just did dinner but im sure you can get things for lunch I put the prices of meat at Walmart..also there should be enough left over for muffin mix(just add water kind) and some fresh veggies...



Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Thank you, that's a lot of things we would eat. This probly sounds horrible but we normally spend 150-200 a week on groceries and I think it's cause my husband and I work opposite shifts. We get a lot of things that r specifically for our daughter and stuff that is easy for my husband to make and take to work for lunch, and so on. I like cooking but about 3 days a week I get home way too late to cook :(

Quoting allycally:

Ok here what I'd do...

5lbs ground meat Walmart(cut into 5 lbs a piece),$14

bag of chicken quarters(there is usually about 3/3 meals worth$10

Can spaghetti sauce

4 frozen veggies that are $1 (2meals/bag)

Rice

18eggs

Gallon milk

Spaghetti noodles

Corn bread mix

Mac n cheese

Pancake mix

syrup

Butter

... Get off brand stuff

I'd make

Fried rice

baked chicken veggie

Ramen with carrots and peas

Spaghetti

Meatballs veggie Mac n cheese

Pancakes

chicken and gravy with rice

Eggs and toast

Baked chicken veggies

Baked potatoes

Meatloaf,veggie,cornbread

Shepherds pie with the ground meat.

I just did dinner but im sure you can get things for lunch I put the prices of meat at Walmart..also there should be enough left over for muffin mix(just add water kind) and some fresh veggies...



Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:07 AM

GO GET WIC. They will see you today, aka friday.  They take walk ins, bring your daughter!

tennisgal
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:09 AM

that's not bad...you can make it work. 

do you have basics like flour, salt?? do you cook/bake much?

i would do breakfast for dinner a few times (think eggs and pancakes/toast). 

i would also do some chicken noodle soup, you can get a whole chicken and make several meals with it. chicken quesadillas, chicken and noodles with a cheese sauce and some broccoli (I bake it but only b/c i want a bit of a crustier top on it). 

green beans, potatoes, polish sausage poured into a 13X9, covered in butter, salt, pepper and onions and baked for about an hour...very filling.

can you make up some muffins to eat for breakfast for the next few days??

mom-x-2
by Bronze Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:11 AM
Get a whole chicken have dinner and use the leftovers for sandwiches and soups. I agree with lots of eggs and you can always have breakfast for dinner. Spaghetti is always cheap. Get a few big bags of frozen veggies. Shop the sales and the meat close to expiration. My store offers $$ offf. By off brank, my kids actually prefer store brand mac and ch over kraft. Tuna casserole. Pancakes, frenchtoast, and cereal along with the eggs can last 2 weeks of breakfasts, oatmeal is cheap. Do you have a walmart supercenter??
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