Simplified Pantry

basic weeknight family meals, from the pantry

My Story

Hi! I’m Mystie.


I want to make getting a family dinner on the table simple and streamlined. I’ve done it in my own house, and I want to help you do it in yours.

Getting a healthy, balanced meal on the table shouldn’t take hours of planning and an hour every evening cooking. If we simplify, we can stop thinking about it and just do it, with less fuss and less time.

I believe family meals are so important to growing relationships and healthy children. But that doesn’t mean dinner-prep needs to be a full-time job in itself.

I am a mom of five. I homeschool. I’m involved in my church. I write. I read.

I do love to cook, but when it’s every meal every day, it does become tiresome. So I created a system that would serve me on the days when I had zero creativity and the days where I wanted to experiment. I wanted a system that would flex with what I had on hand and what was on sale at the store that day.

Don’t you just hate seeing a great deal on a vegetable or a cut of meat, but you don’t know if you have any recipes for it? You go home, then you realize that the recipe you have for that cut of meat requires some other ingredient you didn’t buy!

I hate that!

So, I did something about it. I figured out the most basic pantry list I could that still had ingredients with which I could make a meal out of anything.

You can see and try out (and tweak and change!) my master pantry grocery list (and also get my menu planning template!) by signing up below:

It will be emailed to you within minutes.

Thanks for stopping by!