Menu Plan 5/14 ~ Feeding your family on a budget

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- Cold Cereal
  • Lunch- Bean and cheese burritos with carrot sticks
  • Dinner- Pesto Ham Panini, potato salad and baked beans


  • Breakfast- Hot oatmeal
  • Lunch- left over  French Dip sandwiches,
  • Dinner-Steak,  Peach jello with diced peaches and cream, green peas and baked potatoes

How to cook BBQ Chicken Pizza


  • Breakfast- Hot Oatmeal
  • Lunch- Jello, peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Dinner- BBQ Chicken Pizza


  • Breakfast- Cold Cereal
  • Lunch- left over Pizza, and apple slices
  • Dinner- Grilled Hot dog, Jello with banana slices and green salad


  • Breakfast-  Fruit smoothies and granola
  • Lunch- Ham and cheese wraps, Jello
  • Friday- Beef stir and pea-pod stir fry over rice


  • late breakfast/ early lunch- Lunch with friends  at Panda Express
  • Dinner- Date Night we had dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings