Weekly Menu: July 26th – August 1st

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

 

July is almost over, and the shopping is done! In a few days I’ll post the details of my July bulk shop at GFS, and give you the grand total of what I spent this month! Our menu this week has “leftovers” a few more times than usual. That’s because my husband is away for a few weeks, and our family eats a lot less without him!

Again, a few notes before we get started:

  1. Breakfast is not included in the menu, because in our house it is fend-for-yourself. The choices are oatmeal, eggs, or my homemade cereal.
  2. I recently did a post about my large once-a-month pantry shop. I try to plan most of my menu to use what we already have on hand in the pantry and freezer. Bulk buying = BIG savings!
  3. 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 ~ sandwiches (peanut butter with jelly or honey, or turkey and cheese) with fruit

Dinner ~ leftovers

Monday:

Lunch ~ vegetable soup

Dinner ~ slow cooker chicken with roasted potatoes and vegetables

Tuesday:

Lunch ~ black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ shredded chicken sandwiches with southwestern salad

Wednesday:

Lunch ~ sandwiches (peanut butter with jelly or honey, or turkey and cheese) with fruit

Dinner ~ leftovers

Thursday:

Lunch ~ vegetable soup

Dinner ~ Mike’s pasta – a recipe from our friend Mike P – it contains pasta, ground meat, broccoli, and some other delicious stuff

Friday:

Lunch ~black bean quesadillas with fruit

Dinner ~ tuna noodle casserole

Saturday:

Lunch ~ brunch for lunch: sausage, scrambled eggs, & pancakes

Dinner ~ leftovers

What I spent this week:

Like I said before – most of my groceries come from my big pantry shops at GFS. Here is my receipt from Walmart this week:

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

What I bought: bananas, whole milk to make yogurt, skim milk for drinking, 3 bags of tortilla chips, corn tortillas, blueberries, tuna, and yeast.

Total spent this week: $22.21! I didn’t get anything from WIC this time, our vouchers had run out.

I’m going to continue posting all of my receipts and menus every week, so you can all see what we buy and how we eat! Click here to see all of our past menus!

Have a great week everyone!

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One thought on “Weekly Menu: July 26th – August 1st

  1. Pingback: My July Bulk Shop at GFS (and giveaway winner!!!) | Our Cozy Den

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