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It’s almost 2016! Almost unbelievable! I’m ready for the colder weather – ready for making snowmen outside and hot chocolate inside. To free up my time, I make use of my menu plan! The more prepared that I can be, the more time I can save in the kitchen. If you want to save time and money, make sure you plan your menu. Don’t know where to start? Try this one!

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:
Taco Soup
Stuffed French Bread
Grilled Burritos
Baked Spaghetti
Tuna Noodle Casserole
Chicken Broccoli Crescent Roll
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken
French Onion Burgers
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Southwestern Chicken Pizza Rolls
Bubble Pizza
Little Meats & Gravy (Beef Stroganoff)
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
Slow Cooker Sweet Sesame Chicken
Spicy Chicken Rigatoni
Pizza Casserole
Oven Fried Chicken
Broiled Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs
Beef Enchiladas
Ham & Cheese Crescent Bake
Crispy Onion Chicken
Slow Cooker Chili
Slow Cooker Ham
Meatball Subs
Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches
Pork Tenderloin
Sausage Lasagna Rolls

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.

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