Weekly Menu: March 27th – April 2nd {& March totals!}

Weekly Menus from Our Cozy Den ~  Feeding a family of 6 on under $175 a month!

Happy Easter everyone!!! March was an absolutely crazy month for me, and I’m glad it’s almost over. Phew! This week I’m doing things a little differently, food-wise. We’re taking a much-needed Spring Break next week {and going on VaCaTiOn!!} So this week, we’re doing another pantry cleanout.

I don’t have a solid plan for most of our week, like I usually do. Instead, I’m going to throw things together an improvise for most of our meals, and use up all of those Easter leftovers!

Here is my fluid plan so far:


-Whatever the kids want: leftovers, soup, sandwiches, etc.


Sunday: Easter dinner (I cooked for our extended family, and I purchased the supplies last week)

Monday: meatloaf from the freezer with leftover potatoes & veggies from yesterday

Tuesday: taking hubby out to dinner for finishing his finals for the semester in seminary — after tomorrow he has 8 whole weeks off with no work & no school!!! (We’re gonna knock out some of those #DIY projects & home repairs.)

Wednesday: improvise

Thursday: improvise

Friday: improvise

Saturday: Connor’s birthday celebrations — he asked for lasagna & cookies (I already had the lasagna premade in the freezer & the stuff for cookies in the pantry)


This week’s spending:

I didn’t actually buy any groceries this week. I had a few extra WIC vouchers to use up, so I went to Walmart to pick up 2 gallons of milk, $8 of produce (bananas, apples, carrots, & zucchini), and 2 loaves of bread.

Funny story… when I got to the checkout I noticed that I still had cash in my groceries envelope for the month. There was a sweet little old man in line behind me, so I started mentally adding up his groceries. I decided I had enough to cover it. When the cashier finished ringing up my order, I told him I’d also like to pay for the elderly gentleman’s things. Then the old man said that he also wanted to get a book of stamps, and that’s when I started to sweat. I was hoping I would have enough for everything… when the total came up, I had almost exactly the right amount in my wallet to cover it! Isn’t God amazing!?! 


March Totals:

Let’s see my total spending for March.

February 28th – March 5th: $21

March 6th – 12th: $30.90

March 13th – 19th: $13.17

March 20th – 26th: $18.02

March 27th – April 2nd: $0 {pantry cleanout}

March bulk shop: $50.25

Total spent in March: $133.34! 


Like I said, next week we’re on vacation, so I won’t be sharing my menu then {though I do plan on eventually telling you some of my save-money-on-travel tips}!

In the meantime, click here to read the rest of my weekly menus or go here to see ALL of my Money Saving Tips! Have a great week!

4 thoughts on “Weekly Menu: March 27th – April 2nd {& March totals!}

  1. I love that! Generosity isn’t about the size of your wallet, but the size of your heart. ❤️ What state are you in? I can’t imagine spending that in CA!

  2. Where are you going on Vacay? We’ve had a crazy month too and we are not doing school this week and going on mini vacay next week. I can’t wait! My husband has thought of seminary a lot and I wondered if we did take the plunge if we could make it having four kids, I love seeing how you aren’t only making it but thriving as well!

    • ourcozyden says:

      Do a google image search for Hocking Hills State Park — that’s where we’re going! I’ve always wanted to see it, and I’m excited to check it off my bucket list!

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