How We Feed Our Family of 8 For Less Then $200 A Week

There has been quite a bit of interest in how we manage to feed our large family of 8 for less then $200 a week eating mostly organic. I mean can you imagine how much our family eats, we have almost 4 teenagers that work out in the gym at least 3 days a week. 2 of them work many hours during the week. So I'm sure you can imagine how much food has to be cooked at every meal for everyone to leave the table full. Today I am going to share my menu's for the next 5 weeks and the shopping lists I … [Read more...]

How We Store our Monthly Food

As I stated the other day I am going to give you a look into just how we store a months worth of food for 8 people. Like I also stated before we do things differently this time of year because we do not get our fruits and veggies from the farmers market anymore which means there is a lot more things in my freezer then normal. We also freeze strawberry jam and cut strawberries every year which equals about 100lbs of strawberries we prepare. We freeze corn and zucchini as well so our freezers are … [Read more...]

Monthly Meal Planning ~ This Months Menus and Questions Answered

I recently shared a photo of our monthly Costco shopping trip over on Instagram. I had a request for this months menu as well as a lot of questions. I thought there are probably others who have the same questions so I am just addressing them all on the blog in 1 spot. At the very bottom of this post you will find our menu's for the month, as well as links on how to do your own monthly meal planning. This includes making the list, putting it to a menu, shopping, and making our monthly meals. If … [Read more...]

Easy Crock Pot Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

  So last week ended up being a busy week for us. There have been a bunch of appointments Ethan has been going in for because of his upcoming health journey. So I didn't end up getting any of our crock pot recipes posted at all during the week hopefully this week I will share a few more of our crock pot recipe ideas. Crock pot chicken broccoli Alfredo is a super easy recipe to make and is a family favorite, it may even be one of the easiest recipes on our monthly meals for the … [Read more...]

Delicious Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This week I have been sharing some of our favorite bread and muffin recipes. These are the recipes that we use to put in our freezer for our monthly freezer cooking. They are eaten as snacks most of the time, but sometimes they will be eaten for breakfast as well. We grow zucchini in our garden every year and there is always such an abundance of it, so we are always on the look out for new zucchini recipes. We spread and slice up extra zucchini during the summer and freeze it to use through … [Read more...]

Strawberries and Creme Breakfast Muffins

As I stated during my Pumpkin Bread recipe every month we make many different types of breads and muffins, usually these are eaten for snacks. These, however, we make and everyone eats them for healthy breakfast muffins idea. Since we do not eat cereal or other processed foods for breakfast, this is a recipe that is always loved in our house. We use all organic ingredients to make our muffins, so not only are they a healthy breakfast idea they are also a clean eating breakfast idea ;-) . … [Read more...]

Moist Pumpkin Bread

Something that we all love eating for snacks is our homemade banana bread, I shared the recipe previously in a sponsored post. I still follow this same recipe, except I use raw honey as my sweetener which makes the whole recipe organic. For that reason I will not be sharing our banana bread recipe again. After freezing some of our bread in the past we realized that the bread would thaw out and be very crumbly and dry. So we changed our banana bread recipe to the one listed above. By … [Read more...]

Make Ahead Crock Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

If you are a regular follower of the blog you might have seen that last week I shared how we freezer cook for a month at a time. I promised that I would share the recipes we use for our monthly freezer meals, so here they are. During our freezer cooking we make lots of main dishes but we also make most of our side dishes and breads for the month. The recipes that I am planning on sharing first are the side dishes and bread recipes. Today's recipe is for crock pot mashed sweet … [Read more...]

Make Ahead Freezer Garlic Mashed Potatoes

If you are a regular follower of the blog you might have seen that last week I shared how we freezer cook a month at a time. I promised that I would share the recipes we use for our monthly freezer meals, so here they are. During our freezer cooking we make lots of main dishes but we also make most of our side dishes and breads. The recipes that I am planning on sharing first are the side dishes and bread recipes. We cook our garlic mashed potatoes and the mashed sweet potatoes ahead of … [Read more...]

Monthly Freezer Crock Pot Meals

Welcome back to another day of crock pot freezer meals for a month. I have covered a bunch of different topics already in this series. I have covered an overview of the series, menu planning for a month of freezer crock pot meals, grocery list making and shopping for an entire month of freezer meals, and yesterday I shared some of the tips and ideas on what to prepare in advance for monthly freezer cooking. Today I am going to be sharing what the day of meal cooking looks like in our … [Read more...]