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!
- Easter Dinner with family
- Breakfast- Scrambles eggs and carnation instant breakfast
- Lunch-Celery with peanut butter, Egg Salad Sandwiches
- Dinner- Freschetta Frozen Pizza, Yummy (that we got with a try me free coupon)
- Breakfast- Breakfast burritos- and Fresh strawberries
- Lunch- Ham sandwiches, with chips and apples
- Dinner- I was teaching a coupon class, so Matt took the kids for Burgers with a Groupon coupon
- Breakfast- Breakfast burritos- eggs and ham
- Lunch- Hard boiled eggs from easter, Cheese cubes, and apples
- Dinner- Meat Loaf Patties, Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots, steamed Asparagus, and yellow squash
- Breakfast- Cold Cereal
- Lunch- Tuna sandwiches, chips and cucumbers
- Dinner- Taco Soup
Friday & Saturday-
I was gone for a girls weekend with a group of friends from church. I ate really good….. Maybe a little too good. Matt became Mr. Mom and even cooked Sweet Shredded Pork Tacos as he hosted friends for dinner. Not sure what else they ate, but that was part of the fun of being away… no stress :).