A brand new year and a plan filled with delicious dinner ideas to get us started. I designed this month's plan based on the items I already have in our freezer and pantry. I will shop a few times throughout the month for fresh produce and dairy to finish off and round out each meal.
|Lots of healthy salads|
As the budget allows I will plan to purchase loss leader items and take advantage of any good sales to further add to our supplies. Whenever possible I hope to pair coupons with those items too. My goal this year is to spend as little as I can on each item I buy.
|Is there anything better than a fresh loaf of homemade bread?|
This is what I plan to feed my family this month:
Chicken Tortilla Soup, Cornbread, Tossed Green Salad
Baked Ham, Baked Potatoes, Steamed Mixed Vegetables
Pork Fried Rice, Tossed Green Salad
Tomatoes & Basil Pasta, Tossed Green Salad
Ham & Cheese Quiche, Fruit Salad
Split Pea Soup, Whole Wheat Bread, Tossed Green Salad
Roasted Chicken & Vegetables, Pea Salad
Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Potato Chips, Veggies & Dip
French Toast, Sausage Patties, Fresh Fruit
Pepperoni Pizza, Caesar Salad
Italian Black Bean Soup, French Bread, Tossed Green Salad
Meat Loaf, Scalloped Potatoes, Buttered Carrots
Linguine & Meat Sauce, Spinach Salad
Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits& Gravy, Orange Slices
Vegetable Beef Soup, Buttermilk Biscuits, Tossed Green Salad
Vegetable Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Caesar Salad
Chicken Tacos, Lettuce, Cheese, Salsa
Cheese Omelets w/ Onions & Peppers, Fruit
Sausage Pizza, Tossed Green Salad
Broccoli Cheese Soup, WholeWheat Dinner Rolls, Tossed Green Salad
Pork Verde, Steamed Rice, Garden Salad, Olives
We love having breakfast for dinner.
There are a lot of salads on this plan and that is because we eat a lot of salad in this house. We use a variety of vegetables and different salad dressings to keep them interesting so we aren't eating the same salad day in and day out.
|For homemade pizza|
My meal plan also includes that I make pretty much everything from scratch. Knowing what ingredients are in our food is important to me. It also makes a huge difference in the cost of each meal.
|Split Pea Soup|
Are you a meal planner? Whether you are or not, what are some of your favorites dinners to prepare for your family?