Monday, January 2, 2012

January Meal Plan

To learn why we decided to go to a monthly meal plan, go here and here.

Here's what's cookin' for January...

1. B~cereal
    D~Spicy Hoppin' John, Kim's cornbread

2. B~Simple Soaked Oatmeal w/ frozen berries
    D~Cubed steak w/ milk gravy, roasted potatoes, broccoli/cauliflower

3. B~Scrambled Hash (new), g.f. Peachy Millet Muffins (new)

4. B~Cinnamon Spice Granola over yogurt (new)
    D~Chicken Pot Pie with gf Cheddar Biscuits (new)

    D~Meatloaf, mashed potatoes & beef gravy (using homemade stock), green beans

6. B~Speltcakes (for family), gf Rice Flour Pancakes for mom 
    D~Chinese Pepper Steak, jasmine rice in beef stock

7. B~Kefir fruit smoothies, gf Banana Walnut Muffins
    D~Ham steaks, baked potatoes w/sour cream, steamed green peas

8. B~Almond Joy Granola w/ yogurt
    D~Chicken Tortilla Soup, homemade tortilla chips

9. B~Simple Soaked Oatmeal w/ frozen berries
    D~Pot roast, mashed potatoes & gravy, steamed peas

10. B~Scrambled eggs & deer sausage
      D~Korean Beef Bulgolgi, brown rice

11. B~gf Pumpkin Spiced Bread (new), Pumpkin Smoothies
      D~Chili, Kim's Kornbread, (gf Cheddar Biscuits for mom)

12. B~Baked Eggs (family), yogurt & frozen berries (mom)
      D~Salmon Patties w/ tartar sauce, baked fries, sweet corn

13. B~Simple Soaked Oatmeal w/ toasted almonds & dried cherries
      D~Broiled Parmesan Tilapia, Lemon Rice Pilaf, steamed broccoli

14. B~Sourdough Pancakes (family), gf Rice Flour Pancakes (mom)
      D~El Rancho Skillet Dinner, peas

15. B~Cinnamon Spice Granola, yogurt
      D~Spicy Split Pea Soup w/ ham, gf Southern Cornbread

16. B~Nancy's Nutmeg Coffee Cake (family), yogurt w/ frozen berries (mom)
      D~Farmer's Delight Casserole (new)

      D~Spaghetti (with brown rice noodles), steamed broccoli

      D~Thai Cashew Chicken, jasmine rice

19. B~Fried eggs in ghee, gf Carrot Raisin Buckwheat Muffins (new)
      D~Perfect Potato Patties, Meatloaf, green beans

20. B~Kefir fruit smoothies, Whole Wheat Raspberry Muffins (family)
      D~Clam Chowder, gf Cheddar Biscuits

21. B~Speltcakes (family), gf Rice Flour pancakes (mom)
      D~Sweet & Sour Meatballs, jasmine rice, peas

22. B~Almond Joy Granola w/ yogurt
      D~Beef Stew, Buttermilk biscuits (family), gf Cheddar Biscuits (mom)

23. B~Simple Soaked Oatmeal w/ frozen berries
      D~Polenta w/ marinara sauce, baked chicken, peas

24. B~Cheddar Bacon Breakfast Muffins (family), Fried eggs in ghee, gf Cheddar Biscuit (mom)

25. B~Cheese Omelette's
      D~Pulled Barbecued Beef (crockpot) over brown rice, green beans

26. B~gf Cranberry Apple Spice Muffins (new), Kefir fruit smoothies
      D~Meatless "Hamburger" Helper w/ brown rice pasta (new), corn

27. B~Pennsylvania Dutch Baked Oatmeal w/ canned peaches

28. B~Sourdough Pancakes (family), gf Rice Flour Pancakes (mom)

29. B~Cinnamon Spice Granola w/ yogurt
      D~Salsa Chicken over brown rice

1/30~Shopping Day
     D~tbd ☺

Even though each day is scheduled for a specific meal, we will be flexible on changing days around during the week. Sometimes real life happens and I forget to soak the beans, thaw the meat, or make the granola when I should. And sometimes another meal sounds better than the one planned for that day. As long as we stick to eating these meals during the week they are planned, there should be no waste.

At least, that's the plan.☺

This post is linked to Menu Mondays.


Homemade Alaska said...

Awesome, thanks for sharing! You have me really thinking about changing to monthly instead of every 2 week shopping.

hoosier girl said...

I could only dream of being as organized as you!

Candy C. said...

I am totally impressed!!

Carolyn Renee said...

You know, I think I may have to really get my butt going and do a meal planning thing like you do. Not sure I could do a monthly thing (yet), but just knowing that I KNEW what was going to be made for dinner would be SOOO much easier if I just got my butt in gear to plan ahead.

Thanks for the continuing inspiration!

DoleValleyGirl said...

Kim, I'm impressed! I would love to hear how you do with your plan; I love the flexibility you built in! ~Lisa :)