Friday, January 6, 2017

Dinner Menu Plan for 4 weeks - January

Today I want to start something new. I'm going to share my monthly meal plan. It's something I always do, but haven't shared much about on the blog. Honestly, I don't know how I'd get dinner on the table if I didn't plan it ahead of time. There's always so much homework and activities going on in the afternoon. It's the most stressful and busy part of my day. Anyone else feel that way? Adding the stress of trying to figure out dinner is not helpful and it makes me crabby. Trying to figure out what to make when it's already 5:00 is something I try to avoid at all costs.

So I plan for dinner ahead of time. Since I know what dinner is going to be, I can thaw meat, prep veggies, or start the crockpot earlier in the day. When it comes time to make dinner it comes together easily.

4 Week Dinner Menu Plan

Today I'm sharing my 4 week dinner menu plan. Use it as you like. You can follow it exactly, you can switch it around, you can pick and choose which recipes to use. Be flexible and find a way to make meal planning work for you. I'll continue to share my menu plans throughout the year. I will include links to the blogs I found the recipe on, or for those that are my own, but I haven't blogged about, I'll create link to a printable recipe.

Please keep in mind that I have the main dish, but you will need to add a side dish vegetable to many of the meals.

Here's a key:
**super easy
* easy
+ new recipe - I haven't tried it yet
^ plan ahead

Week 1
Sunday: Sunday Roast, Mashed potatoes and Gravy, and Daisy Braid Bread
Monday: Navajo Tacos^
Tuesday: Pigs in a Blanket**
Wednesday: Taco Soup*
Thursday: Parmesan Crusted Tilapia* and Roasted Veggies+
Friday: Calzones
Saturday: Ham & Cheese Sandwich^, Creamy Mac & Cheese^

Week 2
Sunday: Roasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, and Sunday Dinner Rolls
Monday: Swedish Meatballs
Tuesday: German Pancakes*
Wednesday: Chicken Enchilada Soup+
Thursday: Frozen Lasagna ** and Pizza Factory Twisted Breadsticks^
Friday: Mini Pizzas
Saturday: Sausage, Mile-High Biscuits and Gravy*

Week 3
Sunday: Garlic Herb Roast, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, and Grandma's Dinner Rolls
Monday: Pork Enchiladas
Tuesday: Oven Omelette*
Wednesday: Broccoli Soup and Bread Bowls^
Thursday: Ribs^ and Twice Baked Potatoes^
Friday: Upside Down Pizza Bake
Saturday: Spaghetti and French Bread**

Week 4
Sunday: Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, and Sunday Dinner Rolls
Monday: Chicken and Broccoli over Rice*^
Tuesday: Waffles**
Wednesday: Ham and Bean Soup+
Thursday: Sprite Chicken^
Friday: Venison Sausage Bread+^
Saturday: Ham and Potatoes

Good luck with your menu this month!

1 comment :

  1. I'm so impressed and can't wait to try some of these recipes!