Happy New Year! I hope you all had a blessed holiday, ours was just great. The holidays are a great time to reflect on years gone by and look to the new year.
Have you set some goals for 2010? I have quite a few, one of them is to continue to meal plan. For many years, I have planned our meals for the whole month, while this may sound really crazy and overwhelming, it really isn’t. It does takes a little time in the beginning, but after you get a few months done, you can just repeat. I know many families, our family included, eat mostly the same food, we have our favorites that I always include and throw in a few new dishes here and there.
Many of my blogging friends are taking part in “Eating from the Pantry” Challenge in January. Although I don’t have a pantry or freezer that is bulging with extra food, I do have a few items that need to be used. I have planned our meals this week to use up those items.
Meals for January
3 ~ Lasagne, Parmesan Knots and Salad
4 ~ Chicken N’ Noodles (using stock & chicken in freezer), Mashed Potatoes, Corn (freezer)
5 ~ Tex Mex Chicken (can of Mexi-corn from Pantry)
7 ~ Taco Ring, Spanish Rice (box of rice from Pantry)
8 ~ BBQ Meatballs and Swedish Meatballs for Doug
9 ~ Baked Potato Bar and Appetizers
10 ~ Taco Soup (Tomato Juice in Pantry)
11 ~ Breakfast
12 ~ Mostacolli, Red Lobster Biscuits, Salad
13 ~ Soup & Sandwich
14 ~ Loaded Tostadas, Nacho Bar
15 ~ Hot Dogs, Macaroni & Cheese
16 ~ Pizza
17 ~ Whole Chicken (make 2), Mashed Potatoes and Veggie
18 ~ Tuna Casserole
19 ~ Chicken Pot Pie (use leftover chicken, make 2, 1 for freezer)
20 ~ Spaghetti and Alfredo Sauce, Parmesan Knots, Salad
21 ~ Ham and Potatoes
22 ~ Chicken Quesadillas, Nachos
23 ~ Honey BBQ Chicken Wings, Oven Fries
24 ~ Roast, Potatoes, Carrots
25 ~ Chicken Stir-Fry, Rice
26 ~ Beef N’ Noodles (leftover roast), Mashed Potatoes
27 ~ Breakfast
28 ~ Vegetable Soup, Corn Bread
29 ~ Enchilladas
30 ~ Corn Dogs, Onion Rings
31 ~ Shanghai Wings, Rice
And I will be baking from the freezer this month too. I have some cranberries and zucchini that need to be used.
Be sure to stop back tomorrow for Cupcake Tuesday. I’d love for you to link up your cupcake or muffin creations!
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