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Menu Plan Monday: Building a Stock

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In our house, we like to keep certain things in stock.  I like to know that I can always make something for my kids to eat.

We keep pasta, chicken, and a plethora of canned goods.  Now, we don’t go to the store and buy loads of everything when building a stock.  We started off by buying just a few extras.  So, if we are supposed to be having green beans in our menu plan this week, I will pick up an extra can or two.  Then, I will grocery shop by replacing what was used in the future.

This Menu Plan Monday: Building a Stock will help you grow your stockpile without spending a fortune on groceries.

Menu Plan Monday: Building a Stock

Week Thirty Eight Menu Plan:

Scroll to the bottom to print out these plans and the shopping list or, if you don’t want to wait, you can get 4 weeks of menu plans and shopping lists here. This week, we have lots of ideas to help you with building a stock without spending load of money.


Monday – French toast cubed with berries in a to-go cup makes it easy to feed the kiddos on the go.

Tuesday – Sliced Ham, Boiled Eggs on Toast with Avocado slices

Wednesday – Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries from It Is a Keeper

Thursday – Double Peanut Breakfast Bars, with a Banana and a glass of milk.

Friday – – Cheesy Breakfast Bake from Flour on My Face with whole wheat toast.

Saturday -A fresh take on pancakes is this recipe, Pancakes topped with cooked apples and a side of sausage links.

Sunday – Easy, Cheesy Bacon and Eggs Bake from A Simple Pantry


Monday – Bacon, Lettuce, and Avocado Sandwich, with bag of chips, pickle spear, and sliced apples.

Tuesday – Butterfly Pasta Bento Box

Wednesday – Turkey, Swiss, with Roasted Sweet Peppers over iceberg lettuce with honey mustard dressing

Thursday – *Homemade Beefaroni from Savings Lifestyle with Grapes and leftover Breakfast Bars or family favorite cereal bars (if none were leftover),
(double the Beefaroni recipe and freeze the extra for a simple and easy dinner when life gets hectic.)

Friday – Chicken Salad on Croissant with grapes, and Goldfish Crackers

Saturday – Frozen Pizzas topped with arugula and avocado

Sunday – Reuben Wraps from A Cultivated Nest with Kettle Cooked Chips and Pickle Spear

This week's Menu Plan Monday: Building a Stock will help you grow your stockpile without spending a fortune on groceries.


Monday – Zucchini Noodles Margherita from My Life Cookbook is a low-carb alternative to pasta. Add some grilled boneless skinless chicken breast to make it heartier for dinner time.

Tuesday – Orange Pork Stir-Fry from Feeding Big served over white rice.
While you are prepping the pork, open a freezer bag; add a second 1lb. pork tenderloin and all the seasonings to the bag, then seal and freeze. This will make prep for another meal easy when you find yourself swamped. Just thaw the night before, and put in a slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours. Cook rice separately for the second dinner meal.

Wednesday -This Crockpot Creamy Ranch Chicken from Flour on My Face with Hasselback Potatoes from A Virtuous Woman is a perfect meat and potatoes meal.

Thursday – Grilled Pineapple Steak Bowls from Chef Dennis

Friday – Sheet Pan Seared Chicken Cutlets with Roasted Asparagus and Carrots is so easy.  Place everything on a sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle salt and pepper, and place in a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes.  This is another easy to prep meal that can be prepped and placed in a freezer bag. When ready to cook, you can thaw slightly, and add to the sheet pan, cook for 5-10 extra minutes of cooking, to ensure meat is cooked through well.

Saturday – Chipotle Ranch Turkey Burgers with Homemade Aioli from More Than Pancakes with Green Beans. While making your turkey burgers, cook up extra patties. Once burgers are cooked, place in a freezer bag for a quick and easy meal on a busy day.

Sunday – Herb Roasted Chicken and Potatoes from Thrifty Frugal Mom

Menu Plan Monday: Building a Stock Resources –

9 Simple Ways to Save Money on Your Groceries

How to Feed a Family of our for 25 dollars.

25 Budget Foods to Stockpile

My favorite Homemaking Printables:

Blank Meal Planner

Company Ready Checklist

Mom’s Manual Printables

Week Thirty Eight Menu Plan Recipes and Shopping List

Get your free printable menu plan and shopping list by clicking the image above.

My Favorite Easy to Follow Meal Plan Resources:

The following affiliate links are things that I love!  I get so tired of planning, but having interesting, educational, and down-right fun goodies makes this chore so much easier to swallow. ??

How to Meal Plan

Menu Wipe Off Board

My Favorite Pens

Meal Planning Printables: Weeks 36 through 39

What do you do to be sure you are using a great variety of your recipes? Do you create a specific Easy to Follow Meal Plan?  Do you have a system of trying something new each week?  I would love to hear your menu planning details!

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Wednesday 19th of September 2012

I know just what you mean about the receipts, we are doing the same thing. We have decided against the additional room being added to the kitchen, just way too much involved in moving that wall. However, we have replaced carpet in two rooms. Still have the master bedroom to carpet, but we are waiting until we redo the master bath before new flooring. All in all, we have two bathrooms, moving the laundry facilities, turning old laundry room in to a walk in pantry, then a major remodel of the kitchen. Gutting it, moving a couple of appliances to different spots, then all new cabinets and counters.