Weekly Menu: November 1st – 7th

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

November has arrived!!! 🍁🍂🍁 Enter the days of soup and hot chocolate, baking and blankets, reading stories and staying home. 💕

This week I decided to do another pantry/freezer cleanout. We had a ton of leftovers to eat up, and I wanted to make some space in the freezer before I start buying things like turkeys and such.

Let’s look at this week’s menu!

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:


Lunch ~ lunch at our favorite Mexican place — they have 99¢ kids’ meals on Sundays!

Dinner ~ snacking (we are all usually pretty full after Mexican food!)


Lunch ~ leftovers

Dinner ~ crockpot enchilada casserole


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

Dinner ~ chicken with potatoes & vegetables


Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ Family Dinner Night at church!


Lunch ~ vegetable soup with crackers and homemade yogurt

Dinner ~ leftovers


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

Dinner ~ creamy chicken & potato soup


Lunch ~ lunch at Grandpa’s house

Dinner ~ leftovers


What I spent this week:

Don’t hate me, but I lost my receipt this week so I don’t have a photo! Luckily, I picked up so little this week I remember how much it was.

I got 3 gallons of milk for $1.69 each (I price matched the sale at Aldi). I also got a bunch of bananas for $1.80 and a canister of baking powder for $1.29.

Total spent this week: $8.16!

I would have spent nothing at all, except we were out of milk. It’s hard to go without that for very long!

Click here to see the rest of my weekly menus, and stay tuned for more money-saving tips!


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