Weekly Menu: November 8th-14th

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

Veterans’ Day is this week — one of my favorite days of the year! I love it because I have so many dear loved ones who have served our country, including my sweet husband. I also love it because restaurants give vets free food on Veterans’ Day!

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:

Sunday:

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

Dinner ~ frozen pizzas {somebody gave us these for free, yay!}

Monday:

Lunch ~ homemade vegetable noodle soup

Dinner ~ tuna noodle casserole

Tuesday:

Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ venison steaks with potatoes & vegetables

Wednesday:

Lunch ~ Free Veterans Day lunch!

Dinner ~ Free Veterans Day dinner!

Thursday:

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

Dinner ~ leftovers

Friday:

Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ Mexican rice bowls

Saturday:

Lunch ~ leftovers

Dinner ~ lasagna with green beans, garlic bread, and cherry pie

 

What I spent this week:

 

Here is my receipt from Walmart this week:

Weekly Menus from Our Cozy Den ~  Feeding a family of 6 on under $250 a month!
lasagna noodles, 2 packs of oatmeal, ricotta cheese, butter, tortillas, pepperoni

I also did my November bulk shop today, so I picked up some of my regular fill-in items (like bananas & apples) at GFS instead of Walmart. I’ll post the details of my bulk shop later this week! I also got some free WIC items today: 3 gallons of milk, 2 jugs of juice, 4 cans of black beans, and 2 boxes of cereal.

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

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