Weekly Menu: March 20th – 26th

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

🌺🌻🌹 IT’S SPRING!!!! 🌷🌼🌸 I may be just a little bit excited about that fact. This week is Holy Week for all of my fellow Jesus-lovers. We are hosting Easter dinner at my house on Sunday, so several of the things I bought this week are unusual purchases for me, special for that meal.

Let’s have a look at the menu for the week, 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.
  • 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 ~ leftovers

Dinner ~ I was feeling unwell in bed {and my husband was gone for the weekend with his Army Reserve training}, so a dear sweet friend brought a pizza for my kids. Isn’t she the best?!?

Monday:

Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ dinner @ my brother’s house — he’s having us over to celebrate his new place!

Tuesday:

Lunch ~ vegetable soup & salads

Dinner ~ pizza burgers

Wednesday:

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

Dinner ~ white chicken chili

Thursday:

Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ leftovers

Friday:

Lunch ~ vegetable soup & salads

Dinner ~ meatloaf with mashed potatoes & green beans

Saturday:

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

Dinner ~ leftovers

 

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: Sweet rolls, bananas, 2 lbs elbow macaroni, banana chips for homemade banana oatmeal, corn muffin mix (for Easter corn casserole), tomato paste, jalapeños, oatmeal, tortilla chips, and sour cream.

Free this week from WIC: 1 gallon of milk, 1 gallon of OJ, and 4 cans of beans.

Total spent: $18.02!

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

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