Menu Plan for 10/17 ~ How to feed a family when you shop with coupons

10/17/2011 2:55 pm · 5 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- Fresh Blue Berry Breakfast Cake
  • Dinner- Bean and Cheese Burrito wraps, Mac and Cheese  Apples and Grapes (we let the kids pick what was for dinner…can you tel lol)



  • Breakfast- Scrambled egg and cheese wraps
  • Lunch- Apples, Peanut butter and Wheat thins
  • Dinner-Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs, Green Peas




  • Breakfast-Banana Cream Cheese Muffins, and orange juice
  • Lunch- Apples, Celery sticks and peanut butter  and cheese
  • Friday- Took the kids to eat at IHOP


  • late breakfast/ early lunch- Waffles, sausage and eggs
  • Dinner- Bean and cheese Burritos, grapes

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A Thrifty Mom

Yep we are planning a post this week for the recipe


Hey there.. any chance you will be willing to share the bbq potato bake recipe? Looks like something my family would enjoy :) Thanks Sarah!!! Have a great evening


What recipe do you use for the chicken and broccoli braid?


Looks and sounds yummy. What time is dinner at your house? I think I might accidentally show up the next time you make the chicken braid. Mmm Mmm Mmm!

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