Friday, January 1, 2010

January Monthly Menu

I have been using a weekly menu for ages. I think it really does save money. When I go to the grocery, I pick up few items for packing lunches and then get the items I need to make my meals. I go home with a plan for everything I purchased and I put the menu of 5 or 6 meals on a chalk board in my kitchen. It is a flexible menu so I cook based on what time I get home from work or by the food items that will spoil quicker in the refrigerator.
I think the kids love this. Chelsea (20 yrs old - no longer living at home) looks at the list and determines what meal is worthy enough for the drive home. I personally love when she comes home and, if I have time, I do everything possible to make sure the meal is great. You know lots of good sides, bread, and dessert! Lauren (18 yrs old and away at college) is fun when I try new recipes because she will eat anything. She totally makes me feel like my time and effort was worthy. Baylee (13 yrs old) is very picky and eats very little of what I make. She likes pizza, goldfish crackers, pizza, mac n cheese, pizza, and subs. Did I mention she likes pizza?!

This is my menu for January. I will be traveling 8 days this month so I am sure Baylee and daddy will enjoy pizza in my absence.

Pork and Sauerkraut

Spaghetti, Salad and Garlic Bread

Vegetable Soup and Rolls

Simple Pan-Fried Pork Chops (Pioneer Woman) and Bubble and Squeak

Subs, Chips and Salsa

Seasoned Chicken, Pierogis and Corn

Noodles, Sausage, and Potatoes (Mennonitegirlscancook)

Hamburgers, Fancy Mac and Cheese (Pioneer Woman)

Chicken Cordon Bleu bake (sisterscafe) and Veggies

Stromboli and Colcannon (sisterscafe)

Pasta Pizza Bake

Pasta Alla Vodka (Pioneer Woman) and Salad

Italian Wedding Soup and 3 Cheese Rolls

Chicken Casserole with Garlic and Onion Potatoes

Sliders, French Fries and Veggie

Salisbury Steak, Baked Potato, and Green Beans

Lettuce Wraps and Fried Rice

Roast with Carrot and Potatoes, Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

Bruschetta Chicken Panini with Individual Potato Augratins (sisterscafe)

Loaded Baked Potato soup

I will be posting a few of these recipes and once I learn how to make a clean and pretty links, I will add links but for now, I noted the site name.


  1. I understand about having all your kids around the table. We have two sons who are grown and in the military, and one who is still at home - and they were all home for Christmas. I LOVED IT!! :)

  2. You like sauerkraut? You are more german than me.
    Good luck with your blog...I will be checking in.
    Technology is making keeping in touch so much easier :) I love it!

  3. Your menu looks really good. Thanks for linking up. I will be back to get some recipes when you post them.