RV Meal Plan, Weeks 3 and 4As stated in RV Meal Plan Part 1, eating is one of the biggest expenses we have, so we obviously try to save as much as we can in this area. This is the 2nd part of a month long 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.
Orange Juice or
|Pork Roast Sandwich, Iced Tea||Dirty Rice Mix, Salad, Iced Tea||Pudding|
|Monday||Pancakes w/syrup, Bacon, Orange Juice or Milk||Lunch Meat Sandwich, Chips, Iced Tea||Pot Pie, Salad, Iced Tea||Bananas|
|Tuesday||Oatmeal, Toast w/Butter & Jelly, Orange Juice or Milk||Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwiches, Chips, Soda||Pizza, Iced Tea|
|Wednesday||Eggs, Sausage, Toast, Orange Juice or Milk||Lunch Meat Sandwich, Chips, Iced Tea||Hamburgers, French Fries, Iced Tea||Little Debbie Cakes|
|Thursday||Egg Sandwich, Orange Juice or Milk||Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Chips, Soda||BBQ Chicken, Baked Potato, Collards, Corn Bread, Iced Tea|
|Friday||French Toast w/Syrup, Bacon, Orange Juice or Milk||Hoagie Sandwich, Chips, Iced Tea||Steak Kabobs, Corn on the Cob, Salad, Iced Tea||Ice Cream|
|Saturday||Omelet, Toast, Orange Juice or Milk||Ramen Noodles with Chicken, Iced Tea||Fish Sticks, Mac n' Cheese, Fried Okra, Iced Tea|
Orange Juice or
|Soup and Sandwich, Soda||Steak, Baked Potatoes, Garlic Bread, Fried Okra, Iced Tea|
|Monday||Breakfast Burrito, Orange Juice or Milk||Lunch Meat Sandwich, Chips, Iced Tea||Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes, Turnips, Corn Bread, Iced Tea||Pudding|
|Tuesday||Oatmeal, Toast w/Butter & Jelly, Orange Juice or Milk||Egg Salad Sandwich, Iced Tea||Grilled Chicken, Rice, Butter Beans, Garlic Toast, Soda|
|Wednesday||Eggs, Sausage, Toast, Orange Juice or Milk||BLT Sandwich, Iced Tea||Filet Mignon, Rice, Cabbage, Rolls, Iced Tea||Bananas|
|Thursday||Egg Sandwich, Orange Juice or Milk||Hot Dogs, Chips, Soda||Club Sandwich, Chips, Iced Tea|
|Friday||French Toast w/Syrup, Bacon, Orange Juice or Milk||Tuna Sandwich, Chips, Iced Tea||Grilled Pork Chops, Salad, Peas, Rolls, Iced Tea||Little Debbie Cakes|
|Saturday||Pancakes w/Syrup, Bacon, Orange Juice or Milk||Hot Dogs, Chips, Iced Tea||Pork Roast, Corn, Baked Potato, Iced Tea|
The following is the grocery list for the menus shown above. Items with an asterisk(*) are left over from Part 1 of the RV meal plan and were not purchased this trip. This list was purchased at Walmart on 01/23/2010 for $120.04 + tax. In 2017, it is undoubtedly more but this gives you a general idea of cost.
Ground Beef (2.5 lbs.)
Pork Chops (4)
Small Pork Roast
Bacon (2 lbs.)
Sausage (2 lbs.)*
Steak (2 large)
Beef Roast (2.5 lbs.)
Lunch Meat (2 packs)
Pot Pies (2)
Boneless Chicken Breast (4)
Canned Tuna (2)
Turnip Greens (1 can)
Corn (1 can)
Collards (1 can)
Corn on the Cob
Baking Potatoes (4)
Orange Juice (1/2 gal.)
Milk (1/2 gal.)
Eggs (2.5 doz.)
Biscuits (2) (5ct. cans)
Frozen French Fries
Hot Dog Buns*
Bread (2 loaves)
Soda (12 Pack)
Dirty Rice Mix
Onion Soup Mix
Corn Bread Mix (2)
Pudding (4 pack)
Dill Pickle Slices*
Little Debbie Cakes
Ramen Noodles (2)
Macaroni & Cheese
Mashed Potato Mix
Ice Cream (2 pts.)
Sugar (5 lbs.)*
Soup (2 cans)
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.
Here are a few helpful books in regards to meal planning and meal budgeting:
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