Stretch Your Food Dollar Menu XXI

Arizona Farm Bureau put together a menu to help you stretch your food dollar by utilizing items that have gone down in price. This quarter’s items down in price are boneless chicken breast, deli ham, milk, shredded cheese, sirloin roast, ground chuck, eggs, and white bread. To obtain actual recipes for the “Stretch Your Food Dollar Menu XXI” go to and click on the recipe tab. 

Menu for the Week:

 Sunday:                Herb roasted Chicken

                                Tossed Salad

                                Milk & Iced Tea

Monday:               Chicken Tacos

                                Refried beans

                                Spanish rice           

                                Milk or Iced Tea

               Ham and Veggie Omelets

                                Waldorf Salad

                                Milk or Iced Tea    


Wednesday:         Ham & Cheese hoagies

                                Waldorf salad

                                Milk or Iced Tea 


Thursday:              Crock-pot roast

                                Potatoes and carrots


                                Milk or Iced Tea


Friday:                  Grilled Hamburgers

                               Green salad

                               Milk or Iced Tea


 Saturday:             Grilled Carne Asada

                                Flour tortillas

                                Beans and Brown Rice

                                Milk or Iced Tea


 ***You may adjust this suggested menu to your family’s likes and needs.

 Shopping list

Dry goods:

1 dozen flour tortillas

1 dozen corn tortillas

1 package hoagie rolls

1 package dinner rolls

½ cup package walnuts



 2 heads iceberg lettuce

1 bag salad mix

5-bag potatoes

5 lbs medium apples

1 large slicing tomato

1 bunch Celery

1-bunch green onions


2- Gallons milk

4 cup bag of shredded cheese

2 dozen eggs


 2 lbs sliced Deli Ham

4 lbs boneless chicken breast

1 4-pound roast

4 lbs package Carne Asada (skirt steak)


 1 jar salsa

1 can refried beans

1 pack frozen green beans

1 can diced tomatoes

Cool whip


Pantry items you might have on hand:

Minute rice                  Oil      

 Flour                           Brown sugar

Chili powder                Butter

Seasonings                   Mayonnaise

Italian dressing Mustard

Nutmeg                        Ground ginger


The cost of all the items on the “Stretch Your Food Dollar Menu XXI is about $76.80. Note that most of the shopping list items for this quarters menu are non-processed…keeping costs down.