Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January 2014 Family Menu Plan

Starting next Monday, I'll be headed back to college full time, still homeschooling 4 kids and working part-time. Needless to say, organization is a must around here. I simply can't do it all so I developed a working menu plan for myself and 3 of my daughters.

Yellow Recipes are for my 13 year old to prepare, blue is my 16 year old, pink is my 19 year old and I am teal. It is all based around availability and skill level. I will still shop once a week because I prefer fresh ingredients, but making a grocery list will be a breeze now that I have a plan.

I was even a bit adventurous and threw in a few new recipes such as Navy Bean Soup, Chicken Fried Rice and Ham and Cheese Frittatas. I am on the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan so a few of these meals I'll have to skip or modify for myself but overall I think it is a pretty healthy and balanced meal plan.

January
BREAKFAST
LUNCH
DINNER
M
6
Muffins & Milk
Mac & Cheese with Ham Chunks - Fruit
Chili – Cornbread - Applesauce
T
7
Dippy Eggs & Toast
Hot Dogs – Chips – Apples
Baked Parmesan Chicken – Broccoli - Rice
W
8
French Toast Sticks - Milk
Baked Potatoes & Fruit w/Whipped Cream
Tacos w/lettuce & tomato – Yellow Rice
TH
9
Waffles
Ham/Cheese Bagel Sandwich, Goldfish, Jello
*Navy Bean Soup – Crusty Bread
F
10
Chicken Quesadillas – Whipped Cream/Fruit
Pulled Pork Sand. - Applesauce - Chips
SA
11
Cereal
Ham/Broccoli Quiche – Grapes – Bread
Pizza Night
SU
12
Cereal
Enchiladas – Yellow Rice – Apple Slices
Leftovers
M
13
Hamburgers – Fries – Deviled Eggs– Apples
French Toast – Eggs – Oranges
T
14
Muffins & Milk
Taquitos – Refried Beans/Chips – Apples
Steak – Baked Potatoes - Salad
W
15
Scrambled Eggs & Toast
Club Sandwiches – Chips – Apples/Dip
Spaghetti – Garlic Bread - Salad
TH
16
Dagwood Sandwiches – Chips - Fruit
F
17
Waffles
Spahettio's & Meatballs, Apples
Ham and Cheese Potato Soup – Bread/Salad
SA
18
Cereal
Bean Burritos – Fruit Salad with Yogurt
Pizza Night
SU
19
Cereal
Meatloaf – Mashed Potatoes – Green Beans
Leftovers
M
20
Strawberry Banana Smoothie & Bacon
Chicken Soup, Biscuits, Yogurt w/Teddy Grahams
Cheeseburger Pie – Corn - Applesauce
T
21
Egg MoMuffins
Sloppy Joes, Chips & Veggies
*Chicken Fried Rice – Fruit w/Cream
W
22
Muffins & Milk
Grilled Cheese – Chips – Apples/Dip
Cool Taco Salad – Apples
TH
23
Scrambled Eggs & Toast
Paula Deen Mac & Cheese – Bread - Veggies
Pork Chops *Broccoli Casserole, Applesauce
F
24
Oatmeal, w/Fried Apples & Cinnamon
Dagwood Sandwiches – Chips - Fruit
Lasagna – Garlic Bread - Salad
SA
25
Cereal
Cheesy Ham & Potato Soup, Bread, Salad
Pizza Night
SU
26
Cereal
Roast/Potatoes/Carrots – Bread - Coleslaw
Leftovers
M
27
French Bread Pizza – Pears
Tacos – Refried Beans
T
28
Baked Potatoes / Fruit w/Whipped Cream
Porcupine Meatballs–Cornbread – Salad
W
29
*PB Banana Smoothie & Bacon
*Amish Casserole – Apples
Steak, Steak Fries, Veggie
TH
30
Muffins & Milk
Chicken Nuggets, Macaroni & Cheese, Fruit
*Chicken Burritos, Yellow Rice, Apples
F
31
Scrambled Eggs & Toast
Hot Pockets – Chips - Fruit
Turkey – Yams – Stuffing – Mashed Potatoes

The various colors indicate different cooks in the family. The stars indicate recipes online. 


3 comments:

NotMister said...

thanks for sharing. looks like you will be eating well. I always make extra so I can skip cooking the next day. I love to cook and love to eat but a women needs a break.

Michelle P said...

Yeah, I love leftovers but the kids not so much. For many years now, I have only made 1 meal on Sundays so that leftovers are required to be eaten for dinner. The other thing I like to do is cook up all my hamburger at once and freeze in portions for quick meal prep. The bean burritos are a freezer meal also.

Caris M. said...

Michelle, this is great! i will definately be using your meal plan. I only need to add a little me meat for John. Great work.