New 2017 January Monthly Meal Plan – Click here!
Happy New Year!!!! Another trip around the sun here and gone for our planet. Time just keeps going faster and faster. At least for me. The holidays are fun, but I’m craving the routine that January will bring.
To help you get back into a good routine (or maybe get into a routine for the first time?), here’s a monthly menu plan. Just for you! (And everyone else that reads this blog, I guess. But, really, just for you!) If nothing else, this might inspire you to make a menu plan.
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, and some pastas. That way you won’t get too bored. 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:
Slow Cooker Ham & Potato Soup
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Santa Fe Chicken Foil Dinners
Creamy Crockpot Mexican Chicken
Italian Baked Hoagies
Garlic Alfredo Tortellini
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
Smoked Sausage & Potato Hash
Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
French Bread Pizza
Cheesy Ground Beef Casserole
Crispy Onion Chicken
Stuffed French Bread
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
Glazed Pork Chops
Parmesan Baked Pork Chops
Crockpot Stuffed Peppers
Chile Colorado Burritos
Baked Potato Buffet
Chicken Alfredo Veggie Bake
Cheesy Chicken Broccoli & Rice Casserole
Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to three little boys. 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.