Weekly Menu: January 17th-23rd

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

Usually I have my menu posts up on Monday, but I was still recuperating from our mission trip to Haiti, so I didn’t make it to the store until today. I’m anxious to get back into our regular daily rhythms!


Let’s take a look at this week’s menu, shall we?

As usual, 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 have written 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.


Lunch ~ lunch at our favorite Mexican place — they have 99¢ kids meals on Sundays, so it’s a steal!

Dinner ~ leftovers


Lunch ~ more leftovers

Dinner ~ french toast with homemade cinnamon syrup 


Lunch ~ vegetable soup with yogurt

Dinner ~ zucchini spaghetti with green beans & garlic bread 


Lunch ~ #FieldTripWednesday — We’re heading out of town, so I’m not sure yet if we’re packing lunches or stopping somewhere. It will probably depend on how quickly I get ready in the morning!

Dinner ~ dinner at a friend’s house


Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ venison chili


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

Dinner ~ homemade pizza (cauliflower pizza for me)


Lunch ~ leftovers

Dinner ~ roasted turkey with sweet potatoes & vegetables


What I spent this week:

Here is my receipt from Walmart this week:

Weekly Menus from Our Cozy Den ~ Feeding a family of SIX for less than $200/month!
This is what I got: 1 bag of sweet potatoes, 1 package of celery, 1 bag of fiesta cheese, 1 bag of tortilla chips.

Free this week from WIC: 2 gallons of milk, 4 cans of black beans, 2 loaves of bread, and 1 dozen eggs.

Total spent this week: $19.90!


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

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