What is on the Menu at our house? 2/6

02/07/2011 2:52 pm · 9 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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 Strawberry and Banana smoothies
  • Dinner- Tacos


  • Breakfast- Carnation Instant Breakfast, toast
  • Lunch- Left over  Tacos from Sunday
  • Dinner-Chicken Cordon Bleu, Steamed Asparagus and rice


  • Breakfast- Hot Oatmeal
  • Lunch- Black Bean and Cheese Burritos and orange slices
  • Dinner- Easy Oven Baked  Chicken Drumsticks, Sweet potato oven baked fries, steamed broccoli



  • Breakfast- Yogurt, fruit and granola
  • Lunch- Campbell’s Chunky potato soup & fresh cut cantaloupe
  • Dinner- Beef and Bean Crisp Burritos with Lettuce, sour cream and guacamole & fresh cut cantaloupe


  • Breakfast- Scrambled eggs and cold cereal
  • Lunch- Campbell’s Chicken Corn Chowder and rolls
  • Friday- Family Pizza and movie night at home ( from Costco)


  • Late breakfast/ early lunch- Apples and granola bars
  • Mid day Snack- Hummus, Cheese,  crackers, veggies
  • Dinner- Left over pizza and green salad

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How did you do your chicken drumsticks?


Thanks for the inspiration!!! Will you please share your burrito recipe? They look DELICIOUS!


I just love this series. I saw it last week and was inspired to start planning my family's meals. I did three weeks ahead. It was so nice to come home from work last week and not have to think about what to prepare for dinner. I tried to plan for things I already had in my pantry and on Saturday I bought the fresh produce/salad I would need. Thanks for the inspriration and the great recipes.


Wow! I am impressed! our house: Breakfast: Cereal or toast Lunch: PB&J with fruit and crackers maybe some string cheese? Dinner: last week I got CUBE steak from Safeway so I made Chicken fried steaks / mashed taters and vegies 2 times... haha (ok. I do a lot better for dinner and really cook... but that's it!) thanks! kari


We had pizza from Costco Friday night as well! It is sooo good. They are on sale for a few weeks and we were wondering if they would freeze well...have you tried to freeze them? Thanks for sharing, menu looks delicious!


I love seeing how you have used up a lot of your Bountiful Basket veggies! Thanks for all you hard work!

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