March is sneaking up on me! How is this Sunday already the first of March? WOW! However it happened, now is the time to start thinking about what to eat in March. Maybe this monthly menu plan will inspire you – if nothing else, it’ll give you a good place to start!
What if I don’t cook every night?
Awesome! I don’t either – we often have leftovers 2-3 night/week. Just take this basic plan, cut out some meals and make leftovers part of your plan!
What if I don’t want a particular meal on a specific night?
Awesome! Just take this basic plan and swap meals around.
What if I want to see the Excel version?
Awesome! You can download it here.
What if I don’t eat beef? Or chicken? Or pork?
Awesome! Just take this basic plan, remove the foods you won’t eat and put in foods you will eat.
What if I don’t know how to make that meal?
Awesome! Included are the links for the recipe that I usually use.
What if we always have pizza on Friday nights?
Awesome! (Can I come over?) Just remove my Friday meals and put in pizza.
What if I want to plan for more than just dinner?
Awesome! Feel free to print this out, write out breakfast & lunch meals. Or you can edit it in Excel and make it your own!
What if I don’t like your recipe?
Awesome! Use which ever recipe you normally use and just use this basic plan as a suggestion.
What if I have my own monthly menu plan?
Awesome! Care to share it? Share it down below in the comments so that we all can see it and be inspired!
What’s cool about this menu plan?
I tried to have a variety of meals each week – some beef, some chicken, some pasta, some soups. In particular, this month I planned soup meals for Souper Saturdays. And comfort food for Sundays. And foods that can easily have meat removed if you’re celebrating Lent. That way you won’t get too bored. But there are also plenty of ways to save time when using this menu plan. Examples: When prepping chicken at the beginning of the month, make enough for the other recipes and freeze it for future use. When making ground beef, brown 2-3 times the normal amount and freeze that. It makes it super quick to pull meals together!
Recipes in this menu plan:
Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops
Ham & Broccoli Strata
Oven Baked Italian Sausages
Spicy Chicken Rigatoni
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chicken Noodle Casserole
Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl
Cheeseburgers (I make these on the griddle in the winter time)
Tuna Noodle Casserole
Chicken Pot Pie
Corned Beef & Cabbage
Parmesan Baked Pork Chops
Baked Potato Soup and Paninis
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Stuffed French Bread
Chicken Quesadillas (you can leave out the chicken to make a great meal for Lent)
Chicken Noodle Soup
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Marinaded Chicken Breasts
Slow Cooker Lasagna
Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to two little boys and a third boy due in April 2015. She coupons, but isn’t super extreme about it. She price matches and loves it! While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better! She never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.