I’ve written a post on our plan to eat from the Pantry for the month of May. In that post I mention our goals, how we used up our frozen and cold foods and whether it was a success.
Part of the planning for using up our food was to create a menu and follow it.
Here are my meals I planned in April. Changes will be in italics.
One thing to note, this only includes the main meal for each day, we do eat other meals, but most lunches are left-overs and most breakfasts are toast or eggs so they don’t really count for using meat.
Chicken tenders (leftovers) and sides Lamb soup for dinner.
Lamb soup leftovers Chicken roast and veggies
Meatloaf or Lamb chops Lamb soup
May 4th Bible Study at Dad and Mum’s
Lamb chops or spaghetti bolonaise helped with in-laws so they fed us
Homemade Pizza (my crust and whatever toppings we have on hand), make one and freeze one Lamb chops
May 7th -Freezer meal- Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry
May 8th Mother’s Day, church and time with Steven’s family leftovers for dinner
May 9th Lasagna
Potato and Bacon soup and biscuits Lasagna leftovers
May 11th Bible Study at Dad and Mum’s
Pizza (frozen from before) Fish
Fish and Rice Birthday dinner for a family member at Steven’s parents
May 15th Something with Chicken (cheesy chicken and rice casserole)
Fried Rice Sausages
Bible Study at Dad and Mum’s Away
Shepherd’s Pie or something with Mince Away
Fish n’ Chips (my style, homemade fries and baked fish) Away
French Toast Away
Potato and Bacon Soup and biscuits or cornbread Away — Then home after church. Dinner in Steven’s uncle’s home.
Something with Chicken Meatloaf
Stuffed Capsicums (Peppers) or something Fish
Bible Study at Dad and Mum’s Birthday dinner for a family member at Steven’s parents.
May 26th Lamb Chops We invited a lot of the family to come over and help us use up food. Menu: Lamb chops, rissolles, all our veggies steamed and roasted.
Fish Left-overs, meatloaf
Pantry feed, tuna or sardines or creamed corn on toast Pizza leftovers
May 30th :
Leftovers, clean out meal at Steven’s parents
May 31st Leave for the USA
We almost used up our meats and frozen stuff.
Having a plan is great, but it doesn’t always work. We had several last minute changes and we were away for several days near the end but it worked out to have family members come help us eat most of it up.
We saved money.
We came home to a clean fridge and freezer.
Hope you got some meal ideas from my list,