Weekly Menu: May 1st – 7th

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

 

It’s MAY!!!! 🌺🌼🌸🌹 I’m so excited that this month is here!
This week we have a few things going on: dinner guests twice, and two days of a mini-vacation. So each day I’m either cooking a lot or not at all!

 

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), 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 ~ Mother-Daughter banquet for me and the girls at church, and the boys ate leftovers

Monday:

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

Dinner ~ cheeseburger calzones with french fries

Tuesday:

Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ leftovers

Wednesday:

VACATION!!

Thursday:

VACATION!!

Friday:

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

Dinner ~ chicken enchiladas with spanish rice, black beans, chips and salsa, and cinnamon roll cake 

Saturday:

Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

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!

I didn’t need much this week, only a few fillers.

What I got: tortilla chips, 1 canister of oatmeal, and 2 packages of tortillas

This week I also got from WIC: 2 gallons of milk, 3 boxes of cereal, and one dozen eggs

Total spent: $8.10!

 

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