Menu Planning Archives - Hoosier Homemade

Menu Planning has moved

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It occurred to me one day last week while looking at the Menu Plan page, that I never told you that I was moving my Menu Planning posts. So, in case you are looking, Menu Planning including a Monthly Menu Plan as well as Weekly Plans will be over at Pocket Change Gourmet.

The August Menu Plan has some new favorites like Grilled Italian Chicken Sandwich {pictured above} and some old standbys too, like Taco Ring. I will be sharing the Weekly Menu Plan every Monday, just like I did here.

You can find all the menu plans under the Menu Planning tab at the bottom of the header and be sure to check out the New Recipe Index that Kohler’s Created! Watch for a new recipe index on Hoosier Homemade soon too!

We have a big week at our house, with school starting and the first football game. Oh, and Nick starts his dental work tomorrow to get ready for his Invisalign Braces, 4 teeth will need to be removed, I think I’ll be making lots of shakes and smoothies this week.

Don’t miss Cupcake Tuesday! I’ll be sharing some more fun Back to School Cupcakes! We also have some yummy desserts planned for you this week along with a bedroom make-over!

Until next time…

July Menu Plan 2011

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Happy July! I hope you are all having a great holiday weekend! We have enjoyed lots of baseball, and the beautiful weather!

We continue adding lots of grilling recipes to the Menu Plan this month. I also have 3 trips this month, so the guys are on their own a little bit. I’m excited to be attending the Evo Conference this year, thanks to Apartment Guide for their sponsorship! And the Savvyblogging Summit in Colorado as well. My third trip is to California, more on that later.

We are also working hard to get the new blog launched soon, so stay tuned for Pocket Change Gourmet…you will LOVE it!

July Menu Plan

4 ~ Happy 4th of July! Here are LOTS of yummy recipes to help you celebrate!

5 ~ Leftovers

6 ~ McGriddles, Smoothies

7 ~ Southwestern Salad

8 ~ Mini Meatloaves, Mashed Potato Casserole

9 ~ Mix & Match Burger Bar, Sweet Corn

10 ~ Chef Salad

11 ~ Chicken Phillies, Potato Salad

12~ Homemade Corn Dogs, Mac & Cheese

13~ Fettucini Alfredo, Garlic Bread and Salad

15~ Oriental Noodles & Egg Rolls

16 ~ Taco Ring, Taco Dip with Cream Cheese

17~ Homemade Pizza Rolls


18~ Shanghai Wings, Rice

19~ Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs, Pasta Salad

20~ Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast, Smoothies

21~ Chinese Chicken Salad

22~ Burgers, Roasted Corn Salsa

23~ Mostacolli, Parmesan Knots, Salad

24~ Sandwiches and Pasta Salad

25~ BBQ Meatballs, Oven Fries

26~ Chicken Stir-Fry, Rice

27~ Summer Salad

28~ Chicken Quesadillas, Chips & Salsa

29 ~ BBQ Ribs {recipe from Mommy’s Kitchen}, Potato Salad

30 ~ Sliders, Pasta Salad, Sweet Corn

31 ~ Southwest Chicken Wraps, Rice


What’s on your menu? Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow for Cupcake Tuesday! We are kicking off a fun month with Ice Cream Truck inspired Cupcakes!

Gratitude Journal: I’m thankful today for my beautiful home.

I’m linking to…Menu Plan Monday

February Menu Plan – 2011

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Ok, will someone please tell  me where January went?? Really, time is just flying by! I’m back home from Blissdom, and had an amazing trip!! If you were there, please be sure to give me a shout out in the comments.

But, now it’s back to reality, and feeding my family. Have I told you lately, that I really love menu planning, it just makes life so much easier. And Monthly Menu Planning is even better! Do it once {or have your husband do it like I did this month} and you are done! What I usually do is assign a different type of meal each day, like…Mondays are quick and easy, Tuesdays are make-ahead, Wednesdays are Mexican, Thursdays are Italian, Fridays are Kid-Friendly, Saturdays we make a new recipe and Sundays are family dinner days! Here is what we will have this month…

February Meal Plan

1 ~ Enchilidas, Dip and Homemade Tortilla chips

2 ~ Baked Chicken, Potatoes

3 ~ Chicken Pot Pie

4 ~ Kielbasa, Rice, Veggies

5 ~ Pizza

6 ~ Super Bowl Party

7 ~ Broiler Pork Chops, Home Fries

8 ~ Soup & Sandwich

9 ~ Stuffed Baked Potatoes,{from My Blessed Life} Appetizers

10 ~ Mostacolli, Salad

11 ~ Meatloaf, Cheesy Potatoes, Green Beans

12 ~ Taco Ring, Nacho Bar

13 ~ Doug, in search of the perfect Grilled Ham & Cheese

14 ~ Valentine’s Dinner

15 ~ Tuna Casserole, Salad

16 ~ Breakfast {Homemade McGriddles} and Smoothies

17 ~ Chicken Stir-Fry, Rice

18 ~ Beans & Weenies, Mac & Cheese

19 ~ Quesidillas

20 ~ BBQ Meatballs, Oven Fries

21 ~ Chili, Cornbread Muffins

22 ~ Asian Chicken Wraps,{from $5 Dinners} Rice

23 ~ SpaghettiMeatballs, Garlic Bread, Salad

24 ~ Chili Cheese Dogs, French Fries

25 ~ Chicken N’ Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Corn

26 ~ Pizza

27 ~ Tostadas, Spanish Rice

28 ~ Roasted Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Beans

Do you menu plan? What are you having this week?

I’m linking to…Menu Plan Monday and Mommy’s Kitchen

Come join us for the Valentine Party at It’s A Blog Party!

January Menu Plan – 2011

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Happy New Year! Did you enjoy your Holiday? We had a great Christmas and fun New Year’s Eve!

I’m looking forward to getting back on a schedule, planning some meals, and hopefully getting some meal prep done ahead of time. Several months ago, I planned a whole week of meals from the Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Cookbook, shared the grocery list and the recipes.

It was lots of work, but it was so nice to be able to just quickly heat up or finish the meals each night. I’m going to try real hard to get some meals prepped ahead of time.

January Menu Plan

2 – Taco Soup

3 – Chicken Stir-Fry and Rice

4 – BBQ Chicken Sliders, Cheese Fries, Green Beans

5 – Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad and Italian Biscuits

6 – Taco Ring, Spanish Rice

7 – Appetizers and Baked Potato Bar

8 – Doug cooking for new series

9 – Whole Chicken {cook 2}, Cheesy Mashed Potatoes {MomAdvice recipe}, Corn

10 – Breakfast; Homemade McGriddles and Fried Potatoes

11 – Chicken N’ Noodles, Mashed Potatoes

12 – Ravioli, Salad, Parmesan Knots

13 – Loaded Tostadas, Chips & Salsa

14 – Sweet & Sour Chicken Kabobs {Eat at Home recipe}, Rice 

15 – Shanghai Wings, Baked Potatoes

16 – Lasagne, Salad and Garlic Bread

17 – Soup {Italian Veggie & Pasta} and Sandwich

18 – Kung Pao Chicken {Barbara Bakes recipe}, Rice

19 – Baked Italian Chicken {$5 Dinners recipe}, Salad

20 – Cheesy Chicken Burritos {Add a Pinch recipe}

21 – Southwest Chipotle Burger Sliders {Barbara Bakes recipe}, Oven Fries

22 – Doug cooking for new series

23 – Chicken Marsala {GoodLife Eats recipe}, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Salad

24 – Chili, Cornbread

25 – Chicken Pot Pie

26 – Breakfast Casserole, Fruit

27 – Chicken Quesadillas, Chips & Salsa

28 – Pizza

29 – Polish Sausage, Mac & Cheese, Veggie

30 – Pepperoni Pizza Bake {Taste of Home recipe}, Salad

31 – Vegetable Soup {Wholesome Mommy’s recipe} & Grilled Cheese

If you are looking for a great deal on a Menu Planning service, Eversave is offering RelishRelish.com at 55% off! But HURRY, offer ends January 4th!

Do you love to serve wine and cheese? Do you often wonder which cheese goes well with a certain wine? Well, look no further than the new mobile app from Real California Cheese.

Here’s how it works: 
Download the Pair Savvy app to your mobile device, it’s FREE, and you can select by cheese, wine or beer. If you don’t have a compatible mobile device, you can still use the Pair Savvy site to find savvy pairings.

Some pairings even suggest fruit accompaniments, which is great when putting together a cheese plate, maybe for your upcoming Super Bowl Party!

Disclaimer: I am a member of the One2One Network, this is not a sponsored post, however I will be entered to win a gift card. The opinions are my own.

I’m linking to…Menu Plan Monday, Mommy’s Kitchen

December Menu Plan~2010 and a Giveaway

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Welcome to another great month of Menu Planning! Especially during this busy time of year, it is so helpful to have your meals planned ahead.

While I was doing some Christmas decorating today, I gave the December Menu Plan Calendar to Nick, my 17 year old, and he planned the menu this month.

Before we get started on the Menu Plan, I have a little giveaway for you! On Black Friday, I shared with you the Holiday Cooking eBook from Once a Month Mom. She has offered to give one lucky reader a copy of her eBook.

This eCookbook is a step-by-step resource for cooking Christmas dinner ahead and freezing it. Like all Once A Month Mom menus it contains grocery lists, instructions, recipe cards and labels. Since it is a holiday menu, there are resources for those serving a family of 8 and those serving a family of 16.

Giveaway Guidelines below, but first the December Menu Plan…

1 ~ Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Corn

2 ~ Turkey Pot Pie

3 ~ Chicken Stir-Fry, Rice

4 ~ Baked Potato Bar and Appetizers

5 ~ BBQ Meatballs and Oven Fries

6 ~ Tacos and Nachos

7 ~ Roast with Veggies

8 ~ Spaghetti and Meatballs

9 ~ Soup & Sandwiches

10~ Homemade Chicken Nuggets and Fries

11~ Bubble Pizza

12~ Taco Bake

13~ Mostacolli, Garlic Bread and Salad

14~ Baked Chicken and Twice Baked Potatoes

15 ~ Breakfast – Homemade McGriddles and Smoothies

16 ~ Chicken Fajitas and Rice

17 ~ Chicken N’ Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

18 ~ Tuna Casserole

19 ~ Chili and Cornbread

20 ~ Enchilidas

21 ~ Sloppy Joes and Oven Fries

22 ~Lasagne, Parmesan Knots and Salad

23 ~ Oriental Noodles and Egg Rolls

24 ~ Appetizers

25 ~ Merry Christmas! – Ham with all the fixins

26 ~ Leftovers

27 ~ Chicken Quesadillas

28 ~ Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

29 ~ Fettucini Alfredo, Garlic Bread and Salad

30 ~ Ham and Broccoli Quiche

31 ~ Happy New Year!!

Giveaway Guidelines: Please leave a seperate comment for each entry.

Giveaway ends Sunday, December 5th.at 10 p.m. CST. 

Required entry:

  • Visit Once A Month Mom, come back HERE and tell us what recipe you would like to try?

Extra entries: {leave a seperate comment for each}

Don’t forget to enter to win this awesome basket from Kraft and Cool Whip!

AND I have 10 copies of the Point of Grace Christmas CD to giveaway and 5 copies on Blog Party!

The winner of the Panko Giveaway is…

Anita A. says I want to try the Parmesan-Herb Crusted Turkey Scaloppine

I’m linking to…Menu Plan Monday

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