Menu Plan: Pantry Edition

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I hate to admit this, but since the day we moved into our house the pantry has been a total mess. I brought what was left of our dry goods with us and hurriedly unpacked them into my new pantry.  Since then, the pantry has been a disorganized wreck. I haven’t taken the time to organize it, and every time I go shopping it gets progressively worse. This week I plan to organize the pantry, but not before we clear it out by eating most of the food in it first.

Here are a few staples from the pantry, I’ll need to plan my meals around these staples so we can clean out the pantry and get organized.

  • Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Dried Beans
  • Pasta
  • Tuna


Menu Plan: Cook Once, Eat Twice

Whole Wheat Waffles

served with eggs, fruit

Menu Plan: Cook Once, Eat Twice

French Toast


served with eggs

Cereal, toast, breakfast leftovers

Lunch List

  • Sandwiches
  • Quesadillas
  • Grilled cheese
  • Leftovers
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Smoothies
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Yogurt
  • Fruit and veggies
  • Baked Potato
  • Sweet Potato


Super Healthy Potato Soup

served with homemade whole wheat rolls

Leftover Burritos

Skillet Tuna Casserole

served with salad

Rice and Beans

served with vegetables

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  1. Christina says:

    I haven’t started meal planning yet but REALLY want to. What’s holding me back is the time (with 2 little ones) to get it organized and together. LOVE this idea of the magnetic board! Really hope to win this so I can start my planning. I LOVE to plan and organize everything!

  2. I really love menu planning. I find its so much easier than the flying by the seat of your pants kinda cooking. LOVE this post! Hope your Monday is great!


  3. I love menu planning. I really love that it helps keep the day more organized and dinner of course flows so much more smoothly. I have to say your menu looks really good even if it is “from the pantry.” The bagel recipe looks delicious. I will have try that one!

  4. Following after you this week and planning from my pantry.

  5. I’ll be coming to your place for my meals — your pictures look so delicious! I’m working on organizing my pantry. I’m considering converting a coat closet in my hallway that’s right outside my kitchen into a pantry because I don’t have much cabinet space.

    What kind of waffle maker do you use? I would like to invest in one but never know what brand to get.

  6. Your waffles and your menu look so good. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week!

  7. Love the pantry weeks! Always good to find new ways to use stuff up!

  8. This recipe looks amazing! I would love for you to link this or any of your recipes to my recipe blog hop @ It’s a Keeper Thursdays.

    Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

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