Emergency $50 Menu Plan Freebie

I felt like doing a menuplan challenge. I haven’t done one in so many years! Let me know what you think!

During our lowest financial moments, I used to use the catalogues from the mail, and a spreadsheet, and do these for fun. It helped me to have a more critical eye on the needs/wants divide, and also helps me to be more appreciative of the gifts and bonuses I have today.

The menu plan used the Woolworths online shop on a specific day, so a couple of the items were on sale when i did the plan. However, I did manage to swing in 7 meals, lunches and breakfasts plus a dessert. The food is very simple, and I have made one or two assumptions as detailed below.


Note that this is not a long term plan. This is an emergency plan only. I threw all likes, dislikes and possible dietary requirements out the window, and focused on full bellies and variety. I expect most people who might need this will be feeding two adults and two children. I assume that you have a couple of other ingredients on hand.

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
  • Curry Powder
  • Sauce (sweetchili/tomato/bbq)
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Possibly Sandwich fillings and
  • Butter/margerine/oil

Hope you find it useful and have some fun with it!

Published by Sarah Lee Parker

Sarah P is a unique creature who writes a little or writes a lot, and loves riding the tech wave. She loves her iPad a little too much, and is currently addicted to Twitter.

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