Weekly Menu: February 21st – 27th

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


This weekend was beautiful! It was 70 degrees and sunny, which is crazy for northwest Ohio. I decided to do another pantry cleanout week this week, so I didn’t buy any groceries. We have a TON of meat in the freezer, lots and lots of canned vegetables from the summer, and of course my pantry stores from my bulk shops to GFS.

So let’s take a look at what I managed to piece together from my random pantry stores!

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.
  • 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 ~ leftovers

Dinner ~ leftovers


Lunch ~ vegetable soup with crackers & cheese

Dinner ~ pot roast with potatoes & carrots


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

Dinner ~ Family Dinner Night at my husband’s school


Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ roasted chicken with sweet potatoes & peas


Lunch ~ vegetable soup with crackers & cheese

Dinner ~ leftovers


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

Dinner ~ Byron and the girls are going out for a Daddy-Daughter Dance (which includes diner). I’m making mac & cheese for the boys and eating leftovers myself.


Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ chicken noodle casserole with leftover chicken from Wednesday (I make mine with lots of veggies in it)


What I spent this week:

Like I mentioned before, I didn’t buy anything this week. I did head to the store to pick up the last of my WIC items for the month. That included eggs, oatmeal, beans, bananas, apples, milk, and juice.

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

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