Weekly Menu: March 6th-12th

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

 

This past weekend was amazing. I spent 3 days at an incredible women’s retreat, full of worship, prayer, relaxing, learning, fellowship, and friends. 🙌📖🙏 So I’m starting this week with a renewed sense of energy, ready to hit the ground running, and give every day my best me! 🏃💁🌅

Let’s take a look at this week’s menu!

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.

Sunday:

Lunch ~ lunch at our favorite Mexican place — they have 99¢ kids meals on Sundays so our whole family can eat for under $20 {that’s cheaper than McDonald’s for 6 people}!

Dinner ~ leftovers

Monday:

Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ spaghetti (zucchini spaghetti for me, since I can’t have noodles)

Tuesday:

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

Dinner ~ leftovers

Wednesday:

Lunch ~ vegetable soup with crackers & cheese

Dinner ~ chicken and veggie stir-fry with rice 

Thursday:

Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ breakfast for dinner: sausage gravy & biscuits, with scrambled eggs

Friday:

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

Dinner ~ 💕 Date Night! 💕 My friend and I trade off every month babysitting each other’s kids so we can have free dates! She’ll be feeding my kids, and Byron and I are using a gift card to have a quiet dinner alone!

Saturday:

Lunch ~ lunch at a friend’s house

Dinner ~ homemade pizza (cauliflower crust pizza for me) with salad

 

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 $175/month!

What I got: shredded mexican blend cheese, oatmeal, milk, tortilla chips, bread crumbs, zucchini, bananas, apples, hair gel, and oranges. I price-matched the oranges to the Aldi sale ad to save a little more.

Total spent: $30.90! This is a little higher than usual, but I’m not worried because it always averages out!

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

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