Friday, March 25, 2016

My April Meal Plan

April is fast upon us and I made a meal plan that will keep us going throughout the month.  Lots of yummy meals await us and I can hardly wait.

Pork fried rice

This is what I plan to feed my lovely family this month:

Sloppy Joes, Tater Tots, Veggies & Dip
Ham & Bean Soup, Cornbread, Garden Salad
Chicken Caccitore, Pasta, Caesar Salad
Pork Fried Rice, Egg Rolls
Egg & Cheddar Sandwich, Sliced Peaches
Chicken Garlic Pizza, Spinach Salad
Vegetable Beef Soup, Biscuits, Tossed Green Salad
Pork Chops, Rice Pilaf, Steamed Broccoli
Spaghetti & Meat Sauce, Garden Salad
Blueberry Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs
Tuna Schooners, Tater Tots, Veggies & Dip
Chicken Tortillas Soup, Tossed Green Salad
Meat Loaf, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans
Chicken & Pasta Bake, Buttered Peas
Ham & Potato Hash, Fresh Fruit
Tortellini Soup, French Bread, Caesar Salad
Lemon Pepper Chicken, Pesto Orzo, Steamed Veggies
Beef Tacos, Lettuce & Tomatoes, Salsa
Veggie Quiche, Fruit Salad
Chili Dogs, Steak Fries, Veggies & Dip
Chicken Noodle Soup, Breadsticks, Garden Salad

Vegetable beef soup

My meal plan 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.  I try to make all of our baked goods so I save money over buying them at the store.  Occasionally I may grab a loaf of bread if I am short on time, but I try not to do that very often.  We prefer our homemade bread over store bought.

Tortellini soup

As the budget allows I will plan to purchase loss leader items and take advantage of any good sales to further add to our pantry and freezer.

Spinach salad

Any fellow meal planners out there?  Whether you are or not, what are some of your favorites dinners to prepare for your family?


  1. Replies
    1. You better believe it. All the time. We quite often juggle days and every once in awhile I'll go completely off the grid and fix something else entirely. You know how you aren't always in the mood for something? Flexibility is key to menu plan success.


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