Meal Plan From Our Pantry – December 01, 2014

Weekly Menu Plan May 2013

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Ingredients for Chocolate Chipotle Chili

The meal plan for this month and this week did not exist this morning, hence no early posting of said meal plan.  Instead, this week’s meal plan was written up while waiting at the tire store.  This month’s meal plan will have to come at a later date.

That being said, these were meals I knew we had the majority of ingredients in the pantry already.  Today’s chili meal came about because I realized, while sitting in the tire store with my car up in the air, that I had not sat out the pizza dough to rise.  Sometimes that is how the menu plan rolls around here.

While the photo above shows all the ingredients for the chili, I was able to pull already chopped onion out of the fridge, peppers from the freezer than had been diced and frozen earlier this year, as well as previously cooked beef and beans out of the freezer.  It made the making of the chili go very quickly as I just dumped and brought  to a boil.  This saved me from the easy way out – eating out for lunch.  I love it when earlier preparations save me money later.


  1. Visiting Family
  2. Shakes
  3. Eggs, Toast, Fruit
  4. Peaches and Cream Oatmeal
  5. Shakes
  6. Creamy Oatmeal with peanut butter
  7. Croissants, eggs, bacon


  1. Visiting Family
  2. Chocolate Chili, crackers
  3. Salad
  4. Sandwiches (croissants, salami, cheese, tomato, onion)
  5. Breaded Pork Chops, beets, peas, rice
  6. Beef Stew, corn bread muffins
  7. Steak, Au Gratin Potatoes, vegetables


  1. Eat Out (traveling)
  2. Dutch Pancakes with fruit
  3. Sandwiches
  4. Pizza
  5. Salad
  6. Tomato-Lentil soup
  7. Falafels, side salad

croissant breakfast

Linked up with OrgJunkie.


For more ideas also check out This Week For Dinner.


Also check out Confessions of a Homeschooler’s December’s Monthly Meal Plan.


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