Planning a menu from your house

I have a very well stocked pantry and when I bring home more food, I sit and wonder….why? Of course, there are certain things you need and run out of every week! This past week, I think the kids ate like 3 lbs of cheese….seriously! It was incredible.

So, I decided to do a couple weeks of planning meals around what I have in the house. I will still buy some things to round out the meals, but I will be trying to use up some of the stock so that I can not have old things, while I am using the new stuff.

I am trying to be a little more imaginative with my meals, but it is a little hard sometimes when I want easy, cheap and tasty meals….all in one! I bought alot of green peppers when they were cheap last week and I have to use them up!

Dinners:

Wednesday: Cheese and ham rolls (Homemade rolls with meat and cheese inside), Potato soup, sliced apples, stuffed mushrooms

Thursday: Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups, salad

Friday: Stuffed green peppers….Peach pie

Saturday: Baked chicken, baked potatoes, sliced green peppers and cucumbers

Sunday: Leftovers, Cookies, popcorn, zucchini bread (I have grated zucchini in the freezer)

Monday:  Broccoli Cheese soup, (I will skip the onion on this recipe) bread bowls (I have to figure out how to make these), Vanilla pudding with peanut butter crumbs

Tuesday: Sweet and sour chicken….we will see if I can actually fry something, but for me….probably a regular veggie and spicy chicken stir fry with rice.

Shopping list:

Lasagna noodles

Tortillas (Yes, I have given in and am buying them)

Cheddar cheese

Eggs

Broccoli

Bread

Lunches and Snacks:

Popcorn

Peanut butter cookies

Apples and Peanut butter

Peanut butter sandwiches

Rolls with ham and cheese

Bean Burritos

Leftovers

But you are probably saying…..you forgot about breakfast!!!!

Well, we have an absurd about of cold cereal that I got for $1 or less a box and I figure we need to use that. We also have a bunch of yogurt that we got for free and I might make some muffins or smoothies with it. We also still have like 80 lbs of oatmeal.

We have  ton of peanut butter, which we use alot of, but I am going to make peanut butter cookies which I have not made in forever! I just have to remember how I used to make them good!  I always doubled the peanut butter!


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