So I tried Meal Planning from Sale Flyers

So this week I had planned to make my meal plan from the sales this week, like I have seen MANY other bloggers say they do. However once I had my list of sale items down I noticed I had nothing down that would make a meal. 🙁

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I wondered how this was possible. Than as I thought I realized the only meat I really buy from the grocery store is chicken and ham. I get my beef from my sister (who is married to a beef farmer :). I get sausage and pork chops from the farmers market, unless there is some amazing sale. So if I am going to plan my meals around the meat I will not usually be able to go by the store sales. So where should I start.

I also discovered that although we eat pretty well right now I don’t have any go to book/record for all the things I make. I get some from a cookbook my grandma made me when I was younger, some from regular cookbooks, some from online, and some from memory. Clearly this way of doing things is not working for us. If it was we wouldn’t spend most nights trying to decide what to eat, or realizing too late that I should have put something in the slow cooker/oven before hand. This has led to too many dinners ordered in and too many last minute quick meals that not only cost more, but aren’t the healthiest option.

So for the time being, while I build up a list of foods that we eat, I am going to keep bringing things up from the basement freezer every Sunday night. Then plan my weekly meals around that. This week I did choose chicken stir-fry since peppers where a decent price 🙂

So this is what my plans are for this week

Chicken & Potatoes crockpot stew
Chicken Thighs & BBQ in Slow-cooker – sidekicks or potatoes as side and frozen veg
Ham & Scalloped potatoes
Beef Roast – with roasted Potatoes & Frozen veg
Pulled BBQ beef sandwiches (use leftovers)
Pizza/Hot Dogs
Pork Chops – Twice Baked Potatoes – Beans
Chicken & Rice Stir-Fry

Lets see how this weeks goes!

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3 thoughts on “So I tried Meal Planning from Sale Flyers

  1. As a mom of 3 young ones, I too struggle with meal planning. I am currently working on a web tool that helps me make it easier. Try it if you like (currently in Beta), I would love to know if it helps you and your family. Contact me at if you would like more info –

      • Thanks! If you signed up yesterday i made a change today and now when you log in your recipe box will be populated with 5 random recipes to get you started so yo can see how the menu looks. Let me know, any questions are welcome, still trying to feel out how to get the idea across to others 🙂

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