Weekly Menu: June 19th – 25th

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

It’s VBS WEEK AT CHURCH!!! Honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of VBS. Call me a bad Christian if you want, but pretending to have fun while I sing dumb songs with motions with my kids is not my idea of a good time. But one thing I do like: free dinner!! My church is feeding us dinner every night this week! Score!!

So since I had a little bit of extra money in my grocery envelope, I splurged a little on myself. In fact, almost half of what I bought this week was food for ONE meal (breakfast) for ONE person (me).

So here’s our menu for the week!

 

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:

Father’s Day! We spent the day at my dad’s house, celebrating with him, since my hubby is out of town for military training. He fed us lunch and dinner.

Monday:

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

Dinner ~ VBS at church

Tuesday:

Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ VBS at church

Wednesday:

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

Dinner ~ VBS at church

Thursday:

Lunch ~ soup from my soup stash, with fresh fruit

Dinner ~ VBS at church

Friday:

Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ shredded chicken sandwiches with fruit

Saturday:

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

Dinner ~ casserole from the freezer

 

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: 2 boxes of cereal (the off-brand Special K), banana chips (to make banana oatmeal), 2 jars of peanut butter, almond milk (for me, since I can’t have regular milk), a bag of apples, 2 canisters of oatmeal, and a loaf of bread.

I also got free from WIC: 2 gallons of milk (which if I didn’t have to buy were on sale for $1.15 each this week! What a deal!!)

Total spent: $24.91

Another unexpected blessing this week: when we went to my dad’s house for Father’s Day, he shared that he had picked us up some produce from a local discount produce market. He gave us two bags of apples, a bag each of peaches, potatoes, oranges, and pears, two bags of grapes, two zucchini, and THIRTEEN cartons of berries. He also gave us a huge tub (about a gallon size) of shredded chicken sandwich filling that he had made. WOW!!!

 

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