Saturday, April 10, 2010

Frugal Table Meal Plan

Hey, it's Sarah from the Frugal Table! This week I decided to make an "eat of your pantry" meal plan. We have recently downsized our grocery budget in hopes of making more out of less. Living simply calls us to eat what we have, instead of going out and buying more. I looked through my fridge, my freezer, my pantry and my cupboards and my husband and I both challenged each other to stick to our budget! Sticking to our budget meant going 6 days without buying any new groceries!

Not only did we stick to our budget, God totally provided and we ate in abundance. He provided yummy chocolate cake and strawberries, beautiful weather to have a memorable outdoor picnic, and fun times in the kitchen teaching my girls how to have more on less.

My meal plan this week is not extravagant or extremely creative, but my meal plan this week gave me a thankful heart for all we have!

"Eating out of the Pantry" Frugal Table Meal Plan:

Monday: Apple and Cheddar Toastie with fresh snap peas and dip

Tuesday: Zatarans Cheesy Jambalaya and Smoked Sausage, Steamed Broccoli and Sweet Corn Bread

Wednesday: "No, It's Not Delivery! It's DiGiornio!"

Thursday: Shephard's Pie

Friday: Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cheesy Eggs and Fresh Fruit

I hope you enjoy your meals with your family this week! Invite your kids into the kitchen and teach them about food, cooking, meal planning and let them help!

Be on the lookout for our next Blog. You will get to see a fun family activity that you can do with your family this week to create memories!

I would LOVE to hear your thoughts and ideas on living Simply so that you can have more.

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Mallory's Mommy said...

i love the new layout!

Heidi said...

I am saving money on my grocery bills because we bought 1/2 cow and had it processed. It ended up being $1.50 per pound for everything. You can't buy ground beef at the grocery store for that price per pound let alone all the roasts, steaks and brisket! It is a big chunk of money up front, but ends up really saving in the long run. I think every year when we get our tax return back we will continue to have a cow processed.

Megan said...

That's a great idea to save some money! There's this site that I use that generates recipes based on what you have on hand:
It's pretty good when you want to stretch the time until your next grocery shop.