Menus?

Menus?

Okay, until recently I was making a ton of money. Not a ton when taking into consideration he cost of living, but doing pretty well and not exactly hurting for stuff, and Outback was a regular outing. But then I got laid off. I feel like a conceited bitch now. Once upon a time I was really far down, as in homeless, literally living in a park for a stint, and clawed my way up, and try to forget it. But now that I was laid off, I'm panicking, even though I know I'm fortunate to have some help now. What I can't seem to do is make menus for ~$70 per week for two adults. My mind says this should be easy, but when I go to the store, I spend $20 for the stuff for one meal. Granted, some things can be used for several things (like spending $10 on a 10lb bag of rice). Let's add that I've only fairly recently begun trying to eat again like a normal person, and things with super high calories make me feel ill and nauseated, and then I get sick and throw up, and it seems like the low-cost meals I can think of to put together have a ton of calories and sodium. Can you all please, PLEASE help? I don't eat mushrooms or bell peppers, and neither of us eat hot dogs that aren't kosher (no, not kosher diets, just...I have a problem with hot dogs, and only recently began eating ground meat again after being traumatized by something my uncle did that ended up being a big scandal), and Cody hates tuna, which happens to be one of my favorite foods ever. But most other things go. And I practically am having a love affair with rice. Love the stuff. Baking goods are staples around here, from wheat flour to uncommon-in-the-typical-kitchen spices. So thinks with those things are good. Ground beef is $12 for five pounds, and rice is 10 pounds for about $10. So those are good things. But overall I'm failing at this. Cheap, healthy meals. I can think of two that fit the bill, but need more ideas. A shopping list and menus and menus for a week would be excellent, or websites with ideas. Thanks in advance!
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Grandmother’s Iris

Grandmother’s Iris

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My crib.

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Step inside my room.