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Looking for more than just a weekly menu plan?  Try this MONTHLY menu plan!  I’ve put together a plan for this month based upon common meals that we have at my house.


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!  Here 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 beef stew 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.  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 Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken Quesadillas.  When browning hamburger for Bow Tie Fiesta, brown lots for the Taco Soup (2 days later) and for the French Bread Pizza (4 days later).  When buying (or making) spaghetti sauce for later in the month, buy or make enough for Spaghetti Pie, Sausage Lasagna Rolls and Spaghetti & Meatballs.

Recipes in this menu plan:
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Tuna Noodle Casserole
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Quesadillas
Slow Cooker Chili
Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl
Bow Tie Fiesta
Oven Drumsticks
Taco Soup
Hot Ham & Cheese
French Bread Pizza
Chicken Tacos
Spicy Chicken Rigatoni
French Onion Burgers
Baked Potato Soup and Paninis
Spaghetti Pie
Sausage Lasagna Rolls
Chicken Enchiladas
Beef Stew
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Chile Colorado Burritos
Chicken Noodle Casserole
Chicken Spaghetti
Hamburger & Veggie Soup

Jayme is a wife to 1 and, so far, a mother to two 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.

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  • Cindy Newton November 3, 2014, 12:02 pm

    Awesome! i love how every answer, almost every, starts with ‘awesome!’.. great menu, love the variety…. ty!!

  • Audry November 3, 2014, 1:22 pm

    OMG! You just gave me “nap time” to do something else. This was literally on my to do list today

    • jayme @ No Regrets Living November 3, 2014, 2:23 pm

      Woo Hoo! Love to hear that! I think in honor of your canceled nap time menu planning, I’ll use my nap time to watch Netflix!

  • Joanna @Makingmine November 3, 2014, 8:13 pm

    Haha, well you have an “awesome” answer for everything! I don’t do well at meal planning, so a month at a time seems daunting – this makes it look easy!

  • Kathy at kissing the frog November 4, 2014, 1:14 pm

    This is awesome, and gives me some inspiration. Thanks! 🙂

  • Jamie | Jamie's Recipes November 4, 2014, 10:07 pm

    I wish I was this organized! You have given me some good inspiration though. Thanks!


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