How to create a Menu Plan on $50 a week ~ 4/16

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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!



  • Breakfast- Hot Oatmeal
  • Lunch- Left overs from Easter Dinner
  • Dinner- Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burgers, potato salad and steamed spinach


  • Breakfast- Cold Cereal with bananas
  • Lunch- Bean and Cheese burrito
  • Dinner- BBQ Chicken pizza 




  • Breakfast- Hot Oatmeal
  • Lunch-  Left over Potato Cheese Soup
  • Friday- Had  picnic at our Friends House, Kids brought Silly Apple Smiles to Share


  • late breakfast/ early lunch- Hot Oatmeal… we took the kids to Jamb Juice for working in the yard, and being good this week.
  • Dinner- Took the Kids to Chuck E Cheese for Pizza and Fun

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