12/05/2011 2:55 pm · 3 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

What is on a the menu at our house?

I get an email at least once a week asking me what I feed my family. Most of them are  just wanting to learn how to cross over from the habit of shopping daily for that days menu plan.  While others are convinced we eat  nothing but processed food.  They see the photos of what I buy that week and can not seem to wrap their brain around the idea of cooking from that weeks promo items and your stockpile.

Some of you “type A” personality’s  are much more organized than me, and I am sure there is a rotation chart or something fancy that would make menu planning easier.  But I do what works for me, I plan my meals around the fresh promo items that I get that week.  As well as what I get in my Bountiful Basket that week.  I then use my food storage or stockpile items, as well as freezer items to plan my meals.

Being that I do not write my menu out a week in advance  I am sharing last weeks menu with you!  Hope it helps you understand that eating from your stockpile can be made a way of life,  is both rewarding and thrifty!


  • late breakfast/ early lunch- Lunch at Granny’s House Left over Thanksgiving
  • Dinner- Grilled Cheese, and Chicken Noodle Soup


  • Breakfast- Hot Oatmeal
  • Lunch- Turkey Sandwich, pear and apple slices
  • Dinner-Tacos, and Spanish Rice



  • Breakfast- French Toast, Bananas
  • Lunch- Turkey Sandwich, Oranges slices, celery sticks and jello
  • Dinner-Chicken and Rice, Steamed Carrots and Peas


  • Breakfast-Cold Cereal, and bananas
  • Lunch- Left over Chicken and Rice, and veggies
  • Dinner- Took the family out to eat at The Cornerstone Bistro in Middleton, since my son earned his Bear Rank in scouts.  Take a look at this Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich he got for dessert. It was HUGE the whole family could not even finish it.



  • late breakfast/ early lunch- Ham and Cheese omelets, oranges
  • Dinner- Dinner at the Church for Christmas Party

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My kids can be picky sometimes.. we have a rule.. 2 bites... and if you really cant eat it then... well thats all.. time for bed then.. but out of a few things on their plates they get plenty full... they arent that bad.. so for a real picky eater... dont make them anything else... when they are hungry enough they will eat.. no matter what... they will learn to like it... or they go to bed hungry.. kids munch on junk and snacks either at our own homes, or they find it at friends homes.. they're not that hungry if they are that picky... matt


Do your kids normally eat what you prepare or do you make something different? I have a very picky eater and will not eat anything tried and true. Do you have any suggestions for picky eaters?


I want that ice cream sandwich, like.....right now! Mmmm, that looks so good. Your son totally earned that scrumptious dessert!

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