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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January Menu

I know I'm running a *little* behind on all fun things to blog about (will get to that this week!)... but I wanted to get my January menu plan out!  Two nights are open for dinner out (Katie's birthday is this month as well as the Robert Burns dinner in which the girls are dancing at == we tend to go out for dinner after they get done dancing!).

Hope this helps someone .... but at least, I hope that this helps ME with planning our meals and of course, I know planning menus help me out big time when it comes to having a budget for groceries!  I tend to make dinners that fall under 30 minutes. -- I refuse to be a slave in the kitchen over food.   If anyone who is reading wants any of the recipes, I have attached the link from my recipe blog so it's easy access for you!! You can find more recipes in my recipe blog.  Yes.. I know... who eats cottage cheese with their chicken enchiladas?  We do... we're strange.  :) 

I tried to have one Chinese (we LOVE stirfry here!) menu item a week, one Mexican, one Italian, etc.... plus the problem of not having chicken two to three (or four) times in a row which tends to make Mike roll his eyes b/c even though I LOVE chicken, he likes a little variety.  Not to mention, the nights I know he's not eating dinner with us, I go easy for the girls & I (or make things he doesn't like...)

On Mondays & Wednesdays for the next few months, it is CHAOTIC in my house, so I rarely have time to actually make dinner (unless we want to eat at 7:00 p.m. -- however, you haven't met Katie when she's hungry.  She's a monster .. so dinner is ready by 5:30 usually..) -- those nights are usually a Crockpot Meal, or something I can throw in the oven (or stove) super fast, or even something the girls can pull together if I'm not around to make it.

Since I am striving to be a better eater for myself, I will exhort portion control (OK... attempt to should be a better word!) -- and load up on veggies and a small portion for the main meal. 

january 2012 dinner menu

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
123

Sesame Chicken
Rice
Egg Rolls
4

Spaghetti
Salad
Bread
5

Chipotle Burrito Bowl
6

Grilled Cheese &
Soup
7

Baked Potato
Bar
8

Break the Fast
dinner
9

Crockpot Meal:
Beans
Fritos/Tortilla
10
Chicken Stir fry
Rice
Egg Rolls
Fruit Salad
11

Tortellini
Salad/Veggie
Bread
12
Saucy Parmesan Chicken
Broccoli/Cheese Rice
Veggie
13

Homemade
Pizza
14

Hamburgers
Chips
Baked Beans
15

Lasagna
Salad
Bread
16
Crockpot Meal:
Chicken &
Potatoes
Cottage Cheese
Salad
17

Fettuccini Alfredo
Salad or Veggies
Bread
18
Chicken Patty
Sandwiches
Tater Tots
Veggies & fruit
19

Baked Ziti
Salad
Bread
20
Chicken Enchilada
Cornbread
Cottage Cheese
21

BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad
22
Crockpot Meal:
Roast Beef
Potatoes & Carrots
Cottage Cheese
Rolls
23
Crockpot Meal:
Shredded Salsa
Chicken over
Salad or tortilla
24


Katie’s Bday
25

Sloppy Joes
Fries
Veggies & fruit
26

Cheddar Chowder
Salad
Rolls
27

Grilled Chicken
Baked Potato
Veggies
28


Burns Dinner
29
Mexican:
Fajitas or
Tostados
Guac & chips
30
BBQ Chicken in oven
Baked Potatoes
Veggies
31
Chicken Stirfry
Rice
Egg Rolls
Fruit
Ideas in a pinch:
Burritos
Canned Soup
Sandwiches
Tortellini
Homemade Pizza
Chicken nuggets
Hot Dogs

1 comment:

  1. Dang! That is amazing and I am totally impressed.

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