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Sunday, January 1

Week 258 Menu…and HAPPY NEW YEAR!…and a Resolution Suggestion for You!

Happy 2012, everyone! We rang in the new year by drinking copious amounts of Coke and Martinelli’s and watching Karate Kid (which may have been obvious by my Instagram feed last night…see hereΒ and hereΒ and here). It was a pretty rockin’ party. That’s how we roll around here.

Okay, so it’s time for me to do my annual spiel…you know the one telling you how AWESOME meal planning is and that you should make it your 2012 resolution? So, here we go…meal planning is AWESOME and I think you should make it your New Year’s Resolution, starting today! Okey dokey, spiel over…but if you need some reasons why you should do it, click here!Β And, yes, I am ‘spieling’ for purely selfish reasons…the more of you who jump on board, the more menus I get to read each week. πŸ˜‰

MONDAY:
–Β Pulled BBQ Chicken (in the freezer) sandwiches, topped with coleslaw

TUESDAY:
Chicken teriyaki and rice
– Stir fry veggies

WEDNESDAY:
Orange Chicken and rice
Roasted Cauliflower

THURSDAY:
– Leftovers

FRIDAY:
– Eating out with friends for a birthday celebration

SATURDAY:
– Lasagna (in the freezer)
– Crusty bread and veggie

SUNDAY:
Waffles, fruit and home fries

Your turn! Let’s see all of your menus! And for those of you who haven’t posted a menu before…give it a try, it’s January 1 after all!

Also…even though I’m bugging you about the meal planning resolution…I am going to have another one for you later this week that I’m super excited about, building on my resolution theme from the last few years. Can’t wait to share it with you!

Here’s to a delicious 2012!


78 Comments »

  1. Sunday – annual pork with sauerkraut at in-laws

    Monday – baked spaghetti, Italian bread, spinach salad

    Tuesday – ham egg casserole, waffles or pancakes

    Wednesday – veggie beef soup, rolls, left over salad

    Thursday – eat whatever you want night

    Friday – Thai pork and veggies over rice (with peanut sauce)

    Saturday – chicken scampi

  2. 2
    Nancy

    sunday – pork with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes
    monday – leftover mac and cheese casserole with salad
    tuesday – salmon with fries and broccoli
    wednesday – pork stirfry with rice
    thursday – soup? (not sure what kind)
    friday – pizza
    saturday – out

  3. 3
    Heidi

    Sunday – eating out
    Monday – leftovers from NYE. Ham, potato casserole, beans
    Tuesday – crockpot minestrone soup, salad
    Wednesday – stuffed shells
    Thursday – Meatloaf
    Friday – work party
    Saturday – out

  4. 4
    Lanissa

    Sunday- out to eat for my birthday
    Monday- Chili, crackers, cheese, cinnamon rolls
    Tuesday- Bierocks
    Wednesday- leftovers
    Thursday- Pork chops, rice and broccoli
    Friday- Family pizza night- everyone makes their own personal pizza
    Saturday- Mac and cheese casserole

  5. 5
    Kate

    Sun – Hoppin’ John (gotta have some blackeye peas for good luck in the new year) with cornbread, honey-butter & green salad
    Mon – carnitas tacos
    Tues – leftovers
    Wed – corn chowder & pancetta muffins
    Thurs – roast chicken, squash, salad
    Fri – pizza night
    Sat – out or leftovers

    Am jumping on the meal planning resolution bandwagon… week #1, check!
    Happy New Year!

  6. mon: pork chili
    tues: stuffed peppers (with leftover chili)
    weds: roasted shrimp and broccoli
    thurs: salad with salmon, avocado and egg (favorite dinner salad)
    fri: roasted burgers, salad
    sat: beef and broccoli
    sun: chicken thighs with apricots and cinnamon

  7. Happy New Year, everyone! Jane, you got me hooked on menu planning three years ago. You and all the readers help keep me accountable every week! I am starting my second annual Pantry/Freezer Challenge. Time for the creativity to come out!!

    Sunday: A nod to New Year’s tradition…..Black-eyed Pea Hummus with pita chips & Collard Green and Potato Salad (inspired by Just the Tip)
    Monday: Stuffed peppers from CSA basket
    Tuesday: Kale omelets and smoothies (egg whites and smoothie mix from freezer)
    Wednesday: Homemade mac & cheese with veggie puree (freezer)
    Thursday: Leftovers with roasted golden beet chips (CSA)
    Friday: Our 5-year anniversary! Big salads with chicken, dried cranberries, apple chips and balsamic vinaigrette
    Saturday: Out.

    • Jane Maynard

      I’m so glad you’re still with us three years later….yippee! love seeing your menus every week, bonnie!

  8. 8
    Ryder

    Happy New Years! My new years resolutions are to eat out no more than once per week (including lunch), and to read at least one book a month. Here’s our plan for the week.

    Saturday – Smoked turkey sausage, greenbeans, and tomatoes over egg noodles

    Sunday – ham, collard greens, black eyed peas, cornbread

    Monday – leftovers

    Tues – BFD: mini frittatas, leftover ham, sauted apples, grits

    Weds – leftovers

    Thurs – Out to eat (for a big celebration!)

    Friday – Sunday – TBD

    • Jane Maynard

      those are fabulous resolutions, ryder! the eating out one is great…one that most of us could probably adopt!

  9. 9
    TC

    In no real order:

    – mac and cheese, broc
    – grilled cheese, tom soup, asparagus
    – chicken kabobs, cous-cous
    – mojo chicken, rice, peas
    – gr bean pesto pasta
    – veggie chili, corbread

  10. 10
    Chelsea

    M-Out to eat (catching up with friends who’ve been gone for New Years)
    T-Cajun chicken, brown rice, broccoli
    W-Leftovers
    Tr-Leftovers
    F-Chicken and pasta with marinara
    Sat/Sun-BBQ Chicken, mac n’ cheese, peas

  11. Even though I definitely should make a resolution to do more meal planning, I’m not quite there yet. Instead, I’ve resolved to make more dinners for my little family during the week… which, really, I think will result in meal planning, won’t it? Sometime this week we’ll be having

    -Lasagna w/ bread and YOUR roasted garlic bulb recipe (Shawn’s grandma’s recipe)
    -Roasted pork loin, pears and apples with roasted thyme sweet potatoes and some other good stuff. (I’m testing for my next dinner party menu for the blog.) πŸ™‚
    -Buttermilk spice cake. This isn’t for dinner, though I can’t say I’d mind if it were. πŸ™‚

    • Jane Maynard

      making more dinners for your family each week is definitely all part of the same resolution family…achieving similar goals, love it! and enjoy those roasted garlic bulbs this week….sooooo yummy πŸ™‚

  12. That (Shawn’s Grandma’s recipe) part was supposed to be about the lasagna. πŸ™‚

  13. 13
    Lexa

    Happy new years! One of my resolutions is to have a well stocked fridge and pantry at all times. I also want to cook more, and therefore, have more meals on hand in the freezer/fridge. At some point during the week I plan on cooking/baking:

    Chicken Marsala
    Beef skewers with peanut sauce
    Mashed potatoes
    Rosemary and butter rolls
    Chocolate chip cookies

    • Jane Maynard

      I like the resolution of having a well-stocked fridge and pantry at all times…that is something I could definitely improve on, great idea!

  14. 14
    Erin

    S – Collard Greens and Hoppin’ John(since we live in the south we thought we’d try this out)
    M – Salmon, Mushroom Orzotto (based on this recipe), Salad
    T – Verde enchiladas (With whole wheat tortillas
    W – Penne Alla Betsy, Salad
    Th – Beef Stir Fry
    F – Chicken with Leek, Sun-dried tomato, Roasted cauliflower, salad
    S – Best friend and her husband are in town from Colorado so we’ll be going out to a fancy dinner! πŸ™‚

  15. 15
    Amy

    Sun: New Year Black-Eyed Peas
    Mon: Sweet and Sour Chicken w/ Rice
    Tues: Quesadillas w/ Black Beans
    Wed: Pork Chops w/ Baked Sweet Potatoes
    Thurs: Chicken Tacos
    Fri: Veggie Lo Mein

  16. 16
    Meg

    Sunday: Turkey Chili
    Monday: Ziti and meatballs and salad
    Tuesday: meatball subs w/leftover meatballs and salad
    Wednesday: I may try your crockpot teriyaki chicken
    Thursday: Lemony chicken w/beans and potatoes
    http://www.dinneralovestory.com/dinner-in-the-morning/
    Friday: chicken taco soup w/leftover lemon-y chicken
    Saturday: oven-baked “fried” chicken drumsticks and peas

  17. 17
    Amber

    Ok, ok I am going to start meal planning…I promise!

  18. 18
    jenny

    Sunday: Pork roast, acorn squash, carrots
    Monday: Turkey and black bean enchiladas, salad
    Tuesday: Greek chicken thighs, quinoa, vegies
    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Breakfast for dinner- TBD
    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread
    Friday: Pizza Night
    Saturday: Ham and Havarti potatoes, green beans, rolls

  19. 19
    Kebra

    Welcome 2012!

    Sun – Dinner from Q (http://chicagoqrestaurant.com/)
    Mon – Roasted tomato and garlic tart (new recipe) with a big salad
    Tues – Turkey meatloaf with roasted sweet potatoes
    Wed – Chicken Santa Fe (new recipe) with chips and guacamole
    Thurs – Skinny Crock Pot Ziti
    Fri – Out
    Sat – Mushroom and goat cheese panini

  20. 20
    Jodie

    Glad to be back on track with meal planning after a week off.
    S- Hamburgers, Baked Potatoes and 3 Bean Salad
    M- Beans, Rice and Tortillas
    T- Tacos
    W- 4 Cheese Pasta with Peas and Ham
    Th- Breakfast for Dinner: Sausage, Eggs and Toast
    F- Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
    S- Jambayla

  21. 21
    Stella

    We had a party today and I think, I hope, that between the leftovers and the few random things I picked up at the supermarket that I’ll be able to create AT least two weeks worth of menus!

    Sunday- Party foods!

    Monday- Meatball sandwiches with the mini cocktail meatballs from Sunday

    Tuesday- Chicken, broccoli and cheesy rice casserole. I don’t have a recipe for anything like this but I have all of these leftover and I want to combine for something easy!

    Wednesday- Grandma’s house!

    Thursday- Pizza

    Friday- Pasta

    Saturday- Grilled cheese sandwiches and soup

  22. 22
    Jenn

    ok i am doing this!!! It will help w my resolution to facilitate a family dinner at least 3 times a week(with teenagers 3 times a week is a pretty bold feat!!!)
    Sunday– BBQ Chicken,baked beans,rolls and corn
    Monday–Grilled Cheese and tomato soup
    Tuesday–Pancakes for dinner
    Wednesday–Family Pizza Night
    Thursday–Chicken enchiladas
    Friday–Lasagna,garlic bread,salad
    Saturday–Shrimp etoufee w rice

    • Jane Maynard

      glad you’re jumping on board…and you’re right, the older your kids get, the harder it is to get everyone together for dinner – it’s a great goal!

  23. 23
    Rynell

    Sunday-steak, steamed vegetables
    Monday-roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries, brussel sprouts, green salad
    Tuesday-bratwurst in crock pot, veggie tray
    Wednesday-turkey dinner leftovers
    Thursday- turkey vegetable soup
    Friday-quesadillas, smoothies
    Saturday-meaty marinara over pasta, salad
    Sunday-something cooked in crock pot

  24. Monday: Leftover Pasta el Pomodoro

    Tuesday: Salmon Oreganata with roasted red potatoes and broccoli

    Wednesday: Dinner with friends

    Thursday: Thin Crust Cheese Pizza with salad

    Friday: BBQ Chicken, salads, biscuits

    Saturday: Breakfast for dinner (more biscuits!)

    Sunday: Leftovers

  25. 25
    Megan Flowers

    My goal this year to complete a recipe binder including a templete for my weekly shopping list. In my binder I am putting all the recipes that we love and then as I get new ones that feel like keepers they will go into the binder as well. I have a separate binder for recipes I want to try. I have tried keeping it all the computer but there is just something about paper and me.

    this weeks menu
    Monday- Carnitas with avocado and pico de gallo
    Tuesday- Roast Chicken with acorn squash and kale
    Wednesday- Chicken Piccata
    Thursday- Spaghetti with meat sauce and a green salad
    Friday- Leftovers
    Saturday- Eat out

    Happy New Year!!

    • Jane Maynard

      that sounds so super organized – what a great goal! good luck pulling it together, I bet it will be awesome!

  26. 26
    Kim

    I love this blog! I started reading it in September when I googled “dinner menu plans”. I was looking for ideas and inspiration and found it! The sweet potato souffle featured before Thanksgiving was a big hit with my family…..I had specific requests to make it again for our Christmas family gathering.

    My resolution is to continue weekly menu planning, eat beans at least once a week and eat soup at least once a week. I will continue the suggested “Breakfast for Dinner” each week too.

    This week:

    Sunday: Dinner at parent’s house: Pork & saurkraut
    Monday: Baked cod, big tossed salad
    Tuesday: Chicken & Rice soup (freezer)
    Wednesday: Baked Ziti, ceasar salad
    Thursday: Black bean & spinach omelets, fruit
    Friday: Dinner at cousin’s house
    Saturday: Shrimp and garlic pizza, salad

    • Jane Maynard

      thanks so much, kim! so glad the blog has been helpful for you! keep the menus coming! πŸ™‚

  27. 27
    Sarah

    Monday: Southwest Turkey Burgers + Sweet Potato Fries
    Tuesday: Pineapple Chicken Fajitas
    Wednesday: Out of dinner with friends
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Beef Vegetable Soup

  28. 28
    Lynn BB

    Sunday: Pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, black-eyed pea dip and tortilla chips
    Monday: Leftover pork enchiladas
    Tuesday: Appetizer dinner for the Sugar Bowl-Go Blue!
    Wednesday: Something in the crockpot
    Thursday: Prime rib soup
    Friday: Shrimp w/feta
    Saturday: ???

  29. No menu yet. I may post something on my blog tomorrow. I’m trying to convince myself that I really do want to work hard to lose the baby weight. Tomorrow I’m cutting out the sugar. I’m too depressed to write a menu right now. P.S. I’m super jealous off all the things you keep pulling out of your freezer. Your freezer must be HUGE!

    • Jane Maynard

      we bought a freezer for the garage…I LOVE having the extra freezer space!

      and I love that you said you’re too depressed to write a menu because you’re cutting out sugar – I would be too! πŸ˜‰

  30. 30
    Beth

    Sticky Chicken, brown rice, broccoli
    Black bean-mango-rice salad on whole wheat tortillas
    Roasted vegetables and cous-cous
    Sweet potato lentil stew, quinoa
    Leftovers
    Out

  31. 31
    Mona

    Happy New Year!

    Monday – Philly Chicken Sandwiches with fries
    Tuesday – Pulled pork sandwiches with mac n cheese
    Wednesday – Chicken Tortellini Alfredo Soup
    Thursday -Baked spaghetti and salad
    Friday – Leftovers
    Saturday – High school sub with leftover soup

  32. 32
    Jenn

    Happy New Year! Infrequent poster, but always a meal planner, will try to be better about posting it here this year!

    M: Italian Beef Sandwich and homemade macaroni and cheese
    T: Tacos
    W: Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
    TH: Hubby’s bday- out to eat, will be making a carrot cake
    F: Coconut chicken and quinoa
    S: Make your own Pizza night
    S: Broncos are in the playoffs- party at our house with lots of snack food!

  33. 33
    mamaT

    ham, hashbrown casserole, pineapples, cauliflour, and rolls.
    chicken terriaki with fried rice and steamed veggies.
    lori’s mac’n’cheese with green beans on the side.
    homemade bean with bacon soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.
    beef enchiladas with rice and green beans
    chicken/broccoli/rice casserole.

    even WITH your reminder yesterday i didn’t get this done ’till this morning… i still need to post this with recipes to my blog (i’ll get that link) and then to grocery shopping…
    happy new year!

  34. 34
    Esther

    I’m going to post regularly too! Bandwagon here I come. For the past six months or so, I’ve been menu planning and it’s been a lifesaver for our busy family. I get so much inspiration from this site.
    Monday: Teriyaki salmon, mushroom orzo, steamed brussel sprouts, roasted sweet potatoes
    Tuesday: Gnocchi with turkey sausage, peas and pesto
    Wednesday: Eat out (Chipotle maybe?)
    Thursday: Penne alla Betsy (just saw the earlier post of this recipe and had to have it this week!)
    Friday: Crockpot potato beer cheese soup with garlic knockwurst and veggies
    Saturday: Potato and black olive burritos

    • Jane Maynard

      it’s a comfy bandwagon. πŸ˜‰ and I’m so glad you’ve gotten good inspiration from everyone!

  35. 35
    Amy

    As with so many others- my resolution is to stop being lazy and plan! Plus post regularly:)) This is the first step! Thanks for the accountability.

    Monday: Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Bake with Egg Noodles
    Tuesday: Meatloaf with Blackberry BBQ Sauce, Absurdly Addictive Asparagus (these are both from the newest member of my cookbook collection: Food52)
    Wednesday: Roast Beef Sandwiches (made with leftover pot roast from Sunday). Tater Tots (still so much fun).
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Strip Steaks with Balsamic Cream Sauce, Ranch Roasted Potatoes, Tangy Green Beans
    Saturday: MOPS Retreat at my house. Sorry Family:))

  36. 36
    Melissa

    I LOVE your blog! I look at it every week so I can get ideas for my own weekly menu plan. Here’s mine:
    Monday-Burgers, sweet potato fries and homemade applesauce
    Tuesday-BBQ chicken in the crock pot with oniony rice and corn
    Wednesday-Chili and french bread
    Thursday-Pesto pasta, with bread and asparagus
    Friday-Homemade pizza night
    Saturday-Eat out
    Sunday-Sloppy joes, chips and some veggie

  37. Better late than never, I’m hoping. I also have been planning for many months, after finding your blog. It has truly saved me time and money now that I always have the ingredients in the house to make a good, healthy dinner. With our busy schedule, the one thing I find helpful is to make lots of extra…this allows us to fall back on leftovers on nights when we have just too much going on to even think about cooking!

    Sunday: We had pizza
    Monday: Chicken quesadillas, homemade mexican rice, homemade salsa. (all from Mels Kitchen Cafe)
    Tuesday: BBQ Meatballs (PW) mashed potatoes
    Wednesday: Leftovers
    Thursday: Chicken Teryaki-crockpot, brown rice, veggies
    Friday: Leftovers or Grilled ham and cheese
    Saturday: BBQ pork sandwiches (Costco)

    • Jane Maynard

      yes, ALWAYS better late than never! and I agree wholeheartedly…I love how planning saves time and money, it’s AWESOME. and I love the leftover planning…I should do that more often (purposely make extra), b/c I LOVE leftover nights!

  38. 38
    Lisa

    Week 50 Menu!

    Sunday: Cheeseburger sliders & baked beans
    Monday: Grilled Chicken, risotto milanese, roasted broccoli
    Tuesday: Trader Joe’s Maui Ribs & rice
    Wednesday: BLTs & onion rings
    Thursday: Bahn Mi Wraps (Food Network)
    Friday: out

  39. 39
    Jen

    I did little meal planning in December. I’m back on the wagon!

    Sunday – Burnt Butter Risotto
    Monday – Shrimp Risotto
    Tuesday – Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken and Rice
    Wednesday – Chili
    Thursday – Penne Pasta
    Friday – Chicken Tortilla Soup

  40. 40
    Jane Maynard

    as always, loving every single one of your menus and comments! keep it coming!!! πŸ™‚

  41. 41
    Tamsin

    Happy New Year!

    This year we’re finally renovating our kitchen (on a very limited budget which means doing most of the work in our free time). The whole room needs to be gutted, windows and doors swapped, plaster replaced, floor relayed before we can even think about the fittings. My resolution is to try and be more patient and to learn to cook with only a hotplate and microwave oven! Thank goodness we’re not starting until Spring : )

    Mon: Homemade pizza
    Tue: Chicken stirfry
    Wed: Cottage pie and brocolli
    Thur: Pasta with tomato sauce and salad
    Fri: Fish and chips with peas
    Sat: Cous cous with roasted veg and feta
    Sun: Dinner at mum’s

  42. Love meal planning so if I can count it as my resolution that is great!!

    December 31 – January 6 Meal Plan

    Saturday New Years Eve – Guinness Braised Lamb Roast with Potato and Celeriac Mash

    Sunday – Leftovers and cookies!

    Monday – Greek Lasagna

    Tuesday – Chili con Carne with Rice

    Wednesday – Mr. H is working a long shift so I am guessing pizza

    Thursday – Thai Red Curry

    Friday – Fingers Crossed We Will Eat Out!!!

    http://hemborgwife.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/meals-on-monday-and-reither-goulash-on-sunday-consider-it-a-new-years-present/

  43. 43
    LaurenC

    Sun: crispy chicken fingers, fries, and veg
    Mon: shrimp stir fry
    Tues: Steak Tacos (new recipe)
    Wed: buffalo chicken sandwiches & veg
    Thurs: chicken enchiladas
    Fri: spaghetti & meatballs
    Saturday: breakfast for dinner

  44. 44
    Angie .

    With the new year, we are getting back to a healthier lifestyle – merging the benefits of the whole-grain South Beach diet with the points plus system of Weight Watchers. The first 2 weeks with no carbs is tough, but it kills all of those sugar cravings!

    Here is our week, with lots of veggies added in!
    Mon – 5-spice Grilled Chicken (6pp)
    Tue – Jalapeno Turkey Burgers (no bun – 5pp)
    Wed – Spicy Pork Skewers (8pp)
    Thu – Chicken Caesar Salad (6pp)
    Fri – Santa Fe Steak (8pp)
    Sat – leftovers

  45. 45
    Lindsay

    Sunday: Black-eyed peas with cornbread, salad.

    Monday:
    LUNCH: Leftover salad and tamales.
    DINNER: Eat out!

    Tuesday: Asian glazed balsamic and orange drumsticks, jasmine rice, roasted assorted veggies.

    Wednesday: Homemade pizza or calzone, more roasted veggies or salad, frozen or canned peaches.

    Thursday: Grilled cheese with avocado, homemade veggie soup with some hot italian chicken sausage.

    Friday: Leftovers or eat out.

    Saturday: Crockpot enchilada soup.

    Sunday: Dinner at my parents’ house!

  46. 46
    Alecia

    Ok..trying this for the first time.

    Sunday -ham, collards and black-eyed peas. You don’t mess with a tradition!

    Monday-whole grilled lemon chicken, roasted brussel sprouts

    Tuesday-crockpot chili

    Wednesday-breakfast dinner

    Thursday-grilled chicken breast, asparagus, and sweet potatoes

    Friday-dinner out

    Saturday- Tikka Masala.

  47. 47
    Connie Whitmarsh

    I have been reading your website each week and getting great ideas. I plan out meals for the week and put it on the side of the fridge as sweet hubby is a school teacher so he usually gets things started for me.
    Sunday Leftover from NYE
    Monday Tacos
    Tuesday Chicken nuggets & fries
    Wednesday Breakfast for dinner
    Thursday Spaghetti and meatballs (you will see this a lot on my menus)
    Friday Roasted chicken and a salad with Rolls.
    Saturday night Papa Murphys take n bake!
    Have a great week.

  48. 48
    Soybeanlover

    Our New year includes building a new house, so my menu plans are going to have us eating a lot of food storage so that we don’t have to move it into our most likely very small interim apartment. I’m excited to see your resolutions.

    Mon – still at in laws
    T – in laws
    W – black bean chili
    Th – Chinese meat dumplings(totally craving them, I’m going to give making them a shot)
    F – okonomiyaki, miso soup, gyoza and green bean salad.
    Sat – got some cilantro..making Mexican.
    Sun – breakfast. Hopefully waffles.

  49. 49
    Carrie

    This is my first time posting.
    Monday: Orzo risotto
    Tuesday:fajitas
    Wed: Chicken teriyaki
    Thursday: tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches
    Friday:breakfast for dinner
    Sat:holiday party

  50. 50
    Jessica

    Sat – out
    Sun – Roasted Duck, squash, broccoli
    Mon – out
    Tues – Veggie Chili (crock)
    Wed – Coconut Curry Chicken (crock)
    Thurs – Potage Bonne Femme (from my new “Wild Flavors” cookbook) w/ fresh bread
    Fri – Pizza

    just realized this is my 90th weekly menu. wow!

  51. 51
    Katelyn

    I am posting here for the first time! I found your site about a week ago and LOVE it! I’ve been looking for a meal planning site exactly like this!
    We just had our first baby this last Nov! (so excited that he came on 11-11-11) So I’ve been trying to stay on meal planning a little better than I have in the past due to eating out being a little tough and finding time to load him up and make it to the store!
    A little note for everyone, I have found that people enjoy looking at my recipe binder for the way I keep it! For every recipe I have side notes showing what ingredients that I usually keep on hand and the ones that I will probably need to get from the store! This makes it easy to just pull the recipe (just to put in my weekly/mthly planning binder) and basically already have my grocery list done!
    My New Year Resolution and starting to evolve! I’m shooting for eating much healtier to help lose baby weight, staying more organized, and to finally get our son and us into a set schedule (I NEED SLEEP!)
    We’re from the middle of Kansas so I cook a little more country and less fancy-smancy than alot of the menus on here and I LOVE my crock pot! So here is our first week of the year menu and my first step to more organization!:

    Sunday-Tamales(from David’s hometown so they are authentic!)

    Monday-Leftover chicken cordon bleu casserole (Chicken)

    Tuesday-Ham/Company Potatoes/Green Beans (Pork)

    Wednesday-Tuna Helper/Peas (Fish)

    Thursday-Pot Roast/Potatoes/Carrots (Crock pot) (Beef)

    Friday-Stuffed Manicotti/Garlic Pull aparts/salads (Pork)

    Saturday-Sloppy Joes/Fries/Corn (Beef)

    Sunday-Fried Chicken/Mashed taters and gravy/Corn (Chicken)

  52. 52
    anna

    Cool! Love this blog, I Stumbled on it while looking for meal planning tools! I’ve booked marked it and hopefully I’ll have time to come back and visit. A bit late on the new year’s resolution, but oh well. I’ll try and come up with something to post tomorrow!! The menus all look delicious!

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