Menu Plan 7/18- how to feed your family when you shop with coupons

07/18/2011 2:55 pm · 4 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

What is on a the menu at our house?


  • late breakfast/ early lunch-Banana Cream Cheese Muffins, with orange juice
  • Dinner-Grilled Cheeseburgers, Baked beans, and Tossed Green salad ( lettuce, cranberries, mushrooms, apples, tomatoes)


  • Breakfast- Eggs, Toast and Bananas
  • Lunch- Had lunch with the ladies from church
  • Dinner-  Tossed Green salad ( lettuce, cranberries, mushrooms, apples, tomatoes) and bread


  • Breakfast- Yogurt, granola and bananas
  • Lunch- Peanut Butter and Jelly, plums and pineapple
  • Dinner-Italian Chicken in the Crock pot, with rice and fresh steamed spinach


  • Breakfast-Cold cereal, with toast
  • Lunch-Left over Italian chicken and Rice
  • Dinner- Hamburger & bacon sliders on a homemade whole wheat bun ( thanks to my friend Ann), baked beans and Cheesy Califlower



  • Breakfast- Scrambled eggs, and plums
  • Lunch- Left over Chicken and rice
  • Friday- Tortellini with  Homemade Alfredo sauce, and Green Giant frozen peas


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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Hi, can u post more menus and recipes. I am in great need of recipes. I luv to shop for bargains and hate to throw away food that I don't know how to use. My family is really picky on food so it's hard for me to come up with recipes that I buy on sale....Thank you so much.. Do u have a page for your menus and recipes?


thank you, i love, love , love it when you post recipes and your weekly menu because it not only gives me an idea how to cook/prepare my own weekly menu but also encourages me to do so for my family. thanks, hope to see more of these!


We just had the sweet shredded pork carnitas last night for dinner, they are my daughter and my favorite.

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