Sunday, August 21, 2011

Menu Plan - 8.21.11

Still using more of the freezer cooking that I did in my menu plan this week.  Last week's menu went pretty well.  I am really getting used to not having to cook everyday.  It is so nice.

Food Storage

I am finally starting to have a plan for longer term food storage.  Last time food's storage was the 10 lbs. of pinto beans and this week I bought extra long grain rice.  I am having a really hard time making myself buy white rice even if it is just for food storage.  I just don't want to eat it.  We are so used to brown.  But brown does not keep for that long.

Menu Plan

Now onto my menu, as usual I keep breakfast and lunches simple.  We eat the same thing week after week for breakfast and lunch and we have not died of boredom yet.  I make a bunch of the blender batter waffles on Saturday to put in the freezer for the rest of the week.  I also cook my bacon in bulk and freeze to pull out and microwave during the week.

  • Homemade Uncrustables (using homemade bread and strawberry jam), carrots and applesauce
  • Freezer brown bag burritos, corn and apples
  • Salads
  • Leftovers (we almost always have leftovers for lunch)

      What's cooking at your house this week?


      1. I'm heading over right now to check out the breakfast cookie recipe. Thanks for the great idea!

      2. @50s Housewife
        We love how easy they are to eat on the go. I made them into bars and they were good, but we didn't quite like them as well so I will stick with the cookies.

      3. Thrifty Mom in BoiseAugust 21, 2011 at 5:45 PM

        We are starting out the week with a slow cooker pot roast. Other items on the menu this week include chicken & rice, macaroni & cheese, corn dogs, and pepperoni pizza. First day of school is Weds. so the menu is tailored for the kids this week. Spent the weekend canning salsa, pickles and relish. It has been busy around here. We are also looking to add dry beans and white rice to our stockpile for long-term storage. I think it is really smart.

      4. i pinned the breakfast cookies!
        Here is a link to my Menu Plan this week.
        I'd love if you stopped by my new blog!
        Have a great week:)

      5. @Thrifty Mom in Boise
        You have been busy! I did pickles too not very long ago. I am hoping to get to salsa soon.


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