Weekly Menu: October 4th-10th

Weekly Menus from Our Cozy Den ~ Feeding a family of 6 on under $250 a month!

This week we are taking a much-needed Fall Break in our homeschool! Besides a dozen doctor/dentist visits, I plan on reading some books, relaxing, and spending some time with my friends this week!

Let’s take a look at our menu for the week, shall we?

Again, a few notes before we get started:

  • Breakfast is not included in the menu, because in our house it is fend-for-yourself. But it is included in my budget and shopping. We pretty much eat oatmeal & eggs every day, with the occasional variance.
  • I recently did a post about my large once-a-month pantry shop. I try to plan most of my menu to use what we already have on hand in the pantry and freezer. Bulk buying = BIG savings!
  • Snacks are also not on the menu, but my kids do get a snack each afternoon around 4 pm. Their choices are veggies (usually carrots and celery from my garden), fruit (I always have on hand a selection of oranges, bananas, apples, pineapple, berries, etc.), hard-boiled eggs, cheddar cheese sticks, yogurt, and granola bars.

Here’s what we are eating this week:

Sunday:

Lunch ~ brunch at church

Dinner ~ leftovers (I try really hard to observe the Sabbath and not cook/clean on Sundays)

Monday:

Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ meatloaf with mashed potatoes, sautéed broccolini, homemade applesauce, and biscuits

Tuesday:

Lunch ~ sandwiches (peanut butter with jelly or honey, or turkey and cheese) with fresh fruits and veggies

Dinner ~ pot roast tacos (using leftover meat from last week)

Wednesday:

Lunch ~ vegetable soup with crackers and homemade yogurt

Dinner ~ family dinner night at church

Thursday:

Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ leftovers

Friday:

Lunch ~ homemade hot dogs {healthier + cheaper, stay tuned for a recipe!} with fruit

Dinner ~ cauliflower crust pizza

Saturday:

Lunch ~ sandwiches (peanut butter with jelly or honey, or turkey and cheese) with fresh fruits and veggies

Dinner ~ beef roast, mashed sweet potatoes, & green beans

 

What I spent this week:

Like I said before – most of my groceries come from my big pantry shops at GFS. Here is my receipt from Walmart this week:

Weekly Menus from Our Cozy Den ~ Feeding a family of 6 on under $250 a month!
Cauliflower, apples, spaghetti squash, raspberries, milk, bread, cheese, tortilla chips, garlic powder, onion powder, eggs, and corn tortillas

My total came to $47.09, WIC covered $21.01 of that, so my out of pocket cost was $26.08. I had some mean people on Facebook {there are always haters, huh?} tell me that my claim that I feed us on $250 or less is bogus because I get WIC, but I just wanted to say that if you look at my last several months of receipts, it’s usually under $200, so if you add in what WIC paid, we’re still well under $250. And there are a few things that we wouldn’t use at all if WIC didn’t give them to us (like juice — we would just drink water), so that is not money “saved” by using WIC.

Have a blessed week, and stay tuned for more money saving tips, recipes, and more!

 

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