RV Meal Plan, Weeks 1 and 2

Eating is one of the biggest expenses we have, so we obviously try to save as much as we can in this area. Of course, we don't want to eat only peanut butter and crackers so we sat down and prepared this 2 week meal plan. We vary the main courses so we do not eat the same things day in and day out, although breakfast and lunch usually remain about the same.

We generally shop for groceries at Walmart and buy the Great Value brand on many items. Some things we buy the name brand as the taste difference can be significant. We use coupons if we have them, we try to cook just enough for one meal so leftovers are kept to a bare minimum and we splurge here and there as long as we do not exceed our grocery budget.

Our tastes likely differ from yours and this is only to show how we like to eat. The goal is not to tell you what to eat, just to give some ideas. We obviously aren't health fanatics who try to eat only certain things, but to the dismay of many, we are both slender and quite healthy. The way we see it, the most health conscious person alive is still going to die one day, they'll just die without having enjoyed bacon!

Feel free to change it as you see fit and your budget permits. Many of the things on the list last longer than 2 weeks so your monthly cost will not necessarily be double the 2 week cost, it will probably be less.

  Breakfast Lunch Supper Snacks
Sunday Sausage Biscuits,
Orange Juice or
Milk
Eat Out
Leftovers under the awning.
Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Soda Biscuits w/ Jelly
Monday Pancakes w/syrup, Bacon, Orange Juice or Milk Lunch Meat Sandwich, Chips, Iced Tea Chicken and Dumplings, Iced Tea, Brownies Bananas
Tuesday Oatmeal, Toast w/Butter & Jelly, Orange Juice or Milk Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwiches, Chips, Soda Chili Cheese Fritos, Iced Tea  
Wednesday Eggs, Sausage, Toast, Orange Juice or Milk Lunch Meat Sandwich, Chips, Iced Tea Hamburgers, French Fries, Iced Tea  
Thursday Egg Sandwich, Orange Juice or Milk Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Chips, Soda Crock Pot Roast, Rice, Salad, Iced Tea, Pound Cake Apples
Friday French Toast w/Syrup, Bacon, Orange Juice or Milk Sandwich of Choice, Chips, Iced Tea Open Face Roast Beef Sandwich, Iced Tea  
Saturday Omelet, Toast, Orange Juice or Milk Ramen Noodles with Chicken, Iced Tea Grilled Chicken, Rice, Butterbeans, Garlic Toast, Iced Tea Apples
 


  Breakfast Lunch Supper Snacks
Sunday Sausage Biscuits,
Orange Juice or
Milk
Eat Out
Leftovers under the awning.
Tacos, Iced Tea Biscuits w/ Jelly
Monday Breakfast Burrito, Orange Juice or Milk Lunch Meat Sandwich, Chips, Iced Tea Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Garlic Bread, Iced Tea, Chocolate Chip Cookies  
Tuesday Oatmeal, Toast w/Butter & Jelly, Orange Juice or Milk Egg Salad Sandwich, Iced Tea Grilled Fish, Rice, Green Beans, Soda Nectarines
Wednesday Eggs, Sausage, Toast, Orange Juice or Milk BLT Sandwich, Iced Tea Meatloaf, Mac & Cheese, Butterbeans, Rolls, Iced Tea  
Thursday Egg Sandwich, Orange Juice or Milk Hot Dogs, Chips, Soda Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Salad, Iced Tea Bananas
Friday French Toast w/Syrup, Bacon, Orange Juice or Milk Tuna Sandwich, Chips, Iced Tea Pork Chops, Salad, Peas, Rolls, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Iced Tea  
Saturday Pancakes w/Syrup, Bacon, Orange Juice or Milk Hot Dogs, Chips, Iced Tea Steak, Baked Potato, Garlic Bread, Iced Tea Apples
 


The following is the grocery list for the menus shown above.   This list was purchased at Walmart on 10/10/2009 for $132.41 + tax.   In 2017, it is undoubtedly more but this gives you a general idea of cost.

Ground Beef (2.5 lbs.)
Cubed Steak (1 lb.)
Bacon (1.5 lbs.)
Sausage (2 lbs.)
Steak (1 large)
Beef Roast (2.5 lbs.)
Lunch Meat (2 packs)
Hot Dogs
Canned Tuna
Boneless Chicken Breast (3)  
Tilapia (2 pieces)

Black-Eyed Peas
Lettuce (2 heads)
Tomatoes (5)
Butterbeans (2 cans)
Bananas (4)
Onions (3)
Apples (4)
Nectarines (2)
Green Beans
Baking Potato
Orange Juice (1/2 gal.)
Milk (1/2 gal.)
Eggs (2 1/2 doz.)
Biscuits (2) (5ct. cans)  
Frozen Lazagna
Grated Cheese
Cheese Slices
Butter
Mayonnaise
Ketchup
Pancake Syrup
Jelly
Salad Dressing
Mustard
Peanut Butter
Frozen French Fries

Hamburger Buns
Hot Dog Buns
Bread (2 loaves)
Dinner Rolls

Tea
Soda (12 Pack)
Biscuit Mix
Gravy Mix
Oatmeal
Splenda Sweetener
Onion Soup Mix
Cinnamon
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Rice
Garlic Salt
Tortillas
Taco Seasoning Mix
Taco Sauce
Spaghetti Noodles
Dill Pickle Slices
Spaghetti Sauce
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Ramen Noodles (2)
Brownie Mix
Macaroni & Cheese
Chili
Meat Loaf Mix
Chips
Fritos Chips
Mashed Potato Mix


Notes: All canned vegetables will be substituted with fresh when available. We did not list all seasonings here because most of you probably have the ones you prefer already.

Click here for RV Meal Plan, Weeks 3 and 4.

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