Weekly Menu: November 22nd-28th

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

THANKSGIVING!!!!! Need I say anything more, really? This has got to be one of my favorite weeks of the year. All of my favorite foods grace the table: turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin bread, cranberry sauce, pie, pie, pie…. YUM. (I know, I know, I can’t even eat half of it now because of my PCOS, but I can still smell them!)

This week is a little weird, because I’m hardly cooking at all. We have a few holiday dinners to attend, a wedding & rehearsal dinner on the weekend, and we’ll have tons of Thanksgiving leftovers to eat up as well. So let’s look at the 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 ~ leftovers

Dinner ~ cereal (yes, my family ate cereal. I’m not perfect, okay? 🙂 I was busy working on a project!

Monday:

Lunch ~ Birthday Lunch for my hubby! 

Dinner ~ fridge/pantry cleanout before all the Thanksgiving baking begins!

Tuesday:

Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ dinner at my husband’s school

Wednesday:

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

Dinner ~ date night — my friend is feeding the kids and babysitting, and Byron and I are going to go see MOCKINGJAY!

Thursday:

All we’re eating today is the Thanksgiving smorgasbord: turkey, potatoes, stuffing, veggies, gravy, rolls, pie, and more!

Friday:

Lunch ~ leftovers

Dinner ~ rehearsal dinner for my dad’s wedding

Saturday:

Lunch ~ more leftovers

Dinner ~ my dad’s wedding

 

What I spent this week:

Here is my receipt from Walmart this week. I had a few things on there that I don’t normally purchase, because of the holidays. I also got some GREAT deals by price-matching the Aldi ad.

Weekly Menus from Our Cozy Den ~ Feeding a family of 6 on under $250 a month!
Potatoes (2 ten-pound bags for $1.49 each), grapes for 99 cents a pound, a pack of celery for 69 cents, 3 gallons of milk, bread, margarine, cool whip, white chocolate chips, brown sugar, crescent rolls, and bananas.

Total spent this week: $24.56.

I’m excited for all the festivities! I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed holiday!

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