Menu Plan 7/18- how to feed your family when you shop with coupons

07/18/2011 2:55 pm · 4 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

What is on a the menu at our house?

Sunday

  • late breakfast/ early lunch-Banana Cream Cheese Muffins, with orange juice
  • Dinner-Grilled Cheeseburgers, Baked beans, and Tossed Green salad ( lettuce, cranberries, mushrooms, apples, tomatoes)

Monday

  • Breakfast- Eggs, Toast and Bananas
  • Lunch- Had lunch with the ladies from church
  • Dinner-  Tossed Green salad ( lettuce, cranberries, mushrooms, apples, tomatoes) and bread

Tuesday

  • Breakfast- Yogurt, granola and bananas
  • Lunch- Peanut Butter and Jelly, plums and pineapple
  • Dinner-Italian Chicken in the Crock pot, with rice and fresh steamed spinach

Wednesday

  • Breakfast-Cold cereal, with toast
  • Lunch-Left over Italian chicken and Rice
  • Dinner- Hamburger & bacon sliders on a homemade whole wheat bun ( thanks to my friend Ann), baked beans and Cheesy Califlower

Thursday

Friday

  • Breakfast- Scrambled eggs, and plums
  • Lunch- Left over Chicken and rice
  • Friday- Tortellini with  Homemade Alfredo sauce, and Green Giant frozen peas

Saturday

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!

 

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