Whats on the Menu at our house?

02/01/2011 2:05 pm · 5 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!



  • Breakfast- Frozen peaches, toast and Carnation instant breakfast
  • Lunch- Left over  Tacos from Sunday
  • Dinner- BBQ pulled pork on  rolls, Rice and Cheesy Califlower


  • Breakfast- Cold Cereal, with bananas  and toast
  • Lunch- Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich with apple and orange slices
  • Dinner-  BBQ Pork, and Onion Pizza (used left over from Monday dinner), with green salad with baby tomatoes, cucumbers and Asian pears.




    • Breakfast- Cold Cereal, oranges
    • Lunch- Left over Ham Rolls from Thursday Dinner
    • Friday- Pizza party at Grandmas with the cousins ( picked up a Papa Murphys pizza for $6.99)


    • late breakfast/ early lunch- Fruit smoothies and cinnamon toast
    • Snack- left over Pizza, apples and pears
    • Dinner-  Soup and Rolls

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    This is wonderful. It will be so helpful to those thrifty working moms...to have a healthy dinner instead of takeout. Thanks


    You cook a lot like I do ... Using what you have on hand, disguising leftovers, baking from scratch ... It's an awesome way to do it!


    me too...I love hearing other people's meal plans....I can never figure out what I want to eat lol...so it helps to see ideas!

    Carin B
    Carin B

    I loved this and would love if you did it every week.

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