Menu Plan – Recipe and Menu Ideas on a budget 1/2/12

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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- Pumpkin Muffins, and oranges
  • Lunch- Ham Sandwiches and left over Potato  casserole
  • Dinner-Cheesy Ham and Potato Chowder with a dinner roll


  • Breakfast- Cold Cereal
  • Lunch- Peanut Butter and Jelly, Jello and oranges
  • Dinner- Crisp Meat Burritos with guacamole


  • Breakfast- Pancakes and eggs
  • Lunch- Egg Salad sandwich, Sun Chips
  • Dinner- Beef and Veggie stir fry, with Pork and Seeds


  • Breakfast- Cold Cereal
  • Lunch- Grilled Cheese Tacos with with guacamole
  • Friday- Grilled Cheese sandwich, and tomato soup


  • late breakfast/ early lunch- Orange Cranberry Whole Wheat Pancakes
  • Dinner-  Michael Angelo’s  Lasagna, green beans and garlic bread

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