Menu Plan: Make Ahead Meals

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I cannot believe how much having an organized pantry and freezer makes a difference in my meal planning and preparation. We had no emergency trips to the store, we stuck to the menu plan perfectly, and we were $40 under budget on our grocery bill!

I’m still working out the details on my printable inventory sheets, but I promise I’ll share them soon.

My family is going to be in several different places this week so most of the meals can be made ahead and frozen. In fact I plan on making most of them today! They also freeze well as leftovers.


Pumpkin Muffins

served with smoothies

Whole Wheat Corn Waffles

served with fruit

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

served with fruit

Eggs, Cereal, Oatmeal, Breakfast leftovers

The Lunch List


Salmon Turnovers

served with vegetables

Spaghetti Pie
served with salad, french bread

Slow Cooker Bean Soup


Homemade Pizza 

Chicken and Rice Casserole

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  1. Delicious! Thanks for sharing your wonderful plans. So helpful and yummy, too!

  2. I have posted our menus for the week on my blog also – we stuck to our plan all week last week but, as I explained in my blog, there will be some changes this week from the month long plan that I had made earlier. But that is the beauty of planning ahead – you are able to change things around IF you need without having to make emergency trips to the store or having to eat out – couldn’t be any better. Please feel free to check out my plan at – it might give you some other ideas. Happy planning!

  3. I wanted to try your chicken and rice casserole. Do you have a particular kind of cheese that you prefer to use for this recipe? It sounds delicious!

  4. I love meal planning…it’s the highlight of my week…no, really it is. I enjoy seeing what others have planned too. Have a great week!

  5. I can’t wait for your inventory sheets!! I’m starting to try to get an inventory of everything in my house – stockpiled toothpaste, medicines, food, etc…and I’m using the Out of Milk app on my Android phone. It has a barcode scanner, syncs with their website on my pc, and is awesome! I just need some kind of visual list to have on hand to use to mark off items as they’re used so that I can update the app info when I have time. I sure hope your printable inventory sheets would work!!! 🙂

  6. Found you on Menu Plan Monday! Kudos on busting the budget. Your menus look so comforting and deeelish. I have to try those waffles. Just me. Really.

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