Menu Plan 6/20- how to use coupons to feed your family

06/20/2011 2:51 pm · 6 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

What is on a the menu at our house?




  • Breakfast- Crepes, fruit filled with cream
  • Lunch- Kids went out to lunch with Aunt Suzanne at Sonic
  • Dinner- Used Left over Pork Taco meat to make Taquitos


  • Breakfast- Quaker Oatmeal and bananas
  • Lunch- Peanut butter and Honey sandwiches,Yogart
  • Dinner- Homemade Pork and Black bean Pizza ( with left over pork on Sunday)


  • Breakfast- Quaker Oatmeal and bananas
  • Lunch- Left over Pizza, Apples and celery sticks
  • Dinner- French toast, strawberries, and sausage



  • late breakfast/ early lunch- Matts mom made Ham and Cheese Sliders ( will post recipe later)
  • Dinner- Ate out for Fathers Day

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!


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Jennifer Guckert
Jennifer Guckert

Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to make the sweet shredded pork tacos!


You're welcome.

Amy B.
Amy B.

not only do you have good ideas, and your good about sharing recipes, you remind us about healthy protions......... and YOU MAKE CREAPS... I"m too chicken to make those. So glad you got out for Father's day...... Hope it was a good one!


I am so happy to see you posted this. You don't always have to feed your family processed food to save money. I buy 1-2 processed items (frozen pizza,chicken nuggets & ham) once in a while. The majority of my meals are homemade. I plan my menu according to what meats & produce are on sale that week. I don't hit the inside aisles unless I am getting a free or very close to free item or if it's an item I use often. Your meals look delish & they've given me some ideas to add to my menu list. Thanks!

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