January Meal Plan

Happy New Year!!!!

This month, let’s have some more participation from you wonderful people. If you try a recipe and like it, come back and like it on the blog! If you made some changes when you made something, leave a comment and let us know what you did to improve it. If you find something you really like, please share it on facebook or pinterest! Spread the word!¬†Once I get 100 followers, we’re going to have a give away. Let’s see if we can hit that this month ūüôā You guys are awesome. I hope this blog helps lighten your load a bit and saves you some moo-la.¬†

Also I’ve made a change on the calendar! For those of you who have bigger families and don’t have enough leftovers to do 2 additional dinners, I’ve added an optional 5th meal to the week. You’ll find these on Saturday and marked with an *. The shopping list for these additional meals can be found at the bottom of the regular list. ¬†I won’t be making these as part of my meal plan so they aren’t included in my $100 a month budget. ¬†But in case you need them, here they are!

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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
      1 Happy New Year! 2 Grilled Chicken 
Caesar Salad
3 Zucchini 
4 Left Overs OR Chicken Lo Mein*
5 Family Dinner 6 Loaded Baked 
Potato Chicken
7 White Bean, 
Spinach soup
8 Left Overs 9 Ham Broccoli 
10 Chili & Corn 
11 Left Overs OR Teriyaki Chicken & Rice*
12 Family Dinner 13 Beef Noodles 14 Chicken Noodle Soup 15 Left Overs 16 Bean Burritos  17 Garlic Chicken Pizza 18 Left Overs OR Sloppy Joe Sandwiches*
19 Family Dinner 20 Split Pea Soup with Ham (SC) 21 Swedish Meatballs 22 Left Overs 23 Breakfast for dinner 24 Taco Roll Ups 25 Left Overs OR Cowboy Casserole*
26 Family Dinner 27 Italian Casserole 
28 Cheesy Southwest Egg Bake 29 Left Overs 30 Oven Baked Tacos 31 Spicy Chicken Pizza Roll Ups  

Have you noticed that New Years just isn’t that great when you have children? Where we live, once the clock hits midnight, people are out doing fireworks, shooting guns, yelling, and banging on pots. I have 2 little kids that go to bed at 8:30 and all of the racket wakes them up. Ya. So NOT cool. Just once, I’d love to retaliate by waking up at 6 AM and going outside banging on my pots and yelling “Happy New Year!!” Just to see how they like it. I mean, it’s just as much a new year at 6:00 in the morning as it is at midnight, right? ūüėȬ†Anywho, now that you all know that I’m the grinch of New Years celebrations, let’s move on…

What an amazing year! We were so blessed (especially to have such a healthy, happy new baby!) and I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings. ¬†One big thing for this year is that my husband will graduate with his master’s degree. (Only 131 more days!¬†You can do it, Honey!!!)¬†

Happy New Year!! I hope it’s a great year for you!

January Meal Plan

5 thoughts on “January Meal Plan

  1. We do a weekly meal plan, but I have on my goal list to try the monthly thing sometime this year to see which saves us more money. Thanks so much for sharing, Lizzie!! Oh, and I totally understand about the noisy neighbors. My kids went to bed at 6:30pm on New Year’s Eve (it had been a long couple of weeks) but woke up because of our ridiculous neighbors several times–all the way to about 2 am! UGH!

    • Monthly planning has made a big difference on our budget. Hopefully it will for yours too! That’s a bummer about New Year’s. We had a miracle: although the fireworks were going strong when we went to bed at 10, all of us were able to sleep through the night and not hear one sound of the celebrations outside! Yay!!

  2. Thank you so much for this meal plan! Found you on Pinterest and so glad I did. So far, I have made: grilled chicken Caesar salad, zucchini lasagna, chicken lo mein and loaded baked potato chicken casserole. My family loved it all!! These are easy recipes with simple ingredients. Thank you again!!!

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