Menu Plan Monday: Planning From the Freezer

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One of my New Year’s Goals is to cook more for my family. In order to do this, I need to get back into menu planning! The first thing I do is check my freezer and pantry. Right now my freezer is a little overstocked- and that is just my inside freezer!

stocked freezer
Even though Kroger is having a Frozen Food Mega Event this week, I have no need to participate.

Since I work full time, I cook more over the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday I cook large portions of meat such as a pot roast, whole chicken or pork loin. I use the leftover meat to make meals throughout the week.

My Dinner Plan:

Monday – Beef Stroganoff and Cooked Carrots (Use leftover roast from Saturday night)

TuesdayCreamy Pesto Chicken & Pasta (Use leftover chicken from Sunday – Whole Chicken in the Slow Cooker)

Wednesday – Shrimp Alfredo & Broccoli

Thursday – Leftovers

Friday – Ham & Scalloped Potatoes (Leftover ham in freezer)

Saturday – Pork Loin and Zucchini Casserole

Sunday - Quiche (Pie crust in freezer and we have an abundance of eggs from our chickens.

One thing that I keep in mind is flexibility. We are a busy family and schedules change. Sometimes I change around what night we eat which meal but at least I have a plan to start with.

How about you, do you have a menu plan this week?

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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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  1. Great idea and nice menu! Once every 6 months or so I try to make meals from what I have on hand in the freezer and pantry. I can usually go for about a month just buying some fresh produce and dairy. The great thing is never finiding anything thats been around so long it has to be tossed in the garbage.

    • Hi Martha!
      Don’t you love having a stockpile? I could make meals for a month too based on items in my freezer and pantry. We do go through a ton of milk and produce though. My boys are milkaholics! Thanks for stopping by!


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