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Offline Alice

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January Menu
« on: January 04, 2017, 08:25:14 AM »
How about some ideas for January?  I'm ready to copy some of your ideas!  Merilee, you always have good menus so did you get yours made for January yet? Who else menu plans? Looking for some good easy meals for the month and I probably will try to use what I have in my freezer.

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Offline pamgonzo

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Re: January Menu
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 11:32:21 AM »
Alice: When my kids were home, I did so much better with menu planning!  I usually did it a month at a time.

Now, with our life being so unpredictable with hubby's job responsibilities, I don't plan as well.  It is one thing I want to get better at.  We are going to be out of town all weekend, so I will work on pulling a menu together when we get back.

We usually do soup on Tuesdays this time of year (weigh in is Wed.).  So, that gives me a start on what direction to go in.
I will get back to you after I make a plan!!

Maybe Merilee will be better help to you sooner!!
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Offline 4kidsmom

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Re: January Menu
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017, 02:41:22 PM »
Well, thanks, Alice, what a compliment!   ;D

Here's what I've got.  Hope it inspires someone.  Often I'll browse Pinterest and that sparks an idea.  I've also gotten some great recipes from there.

salmon with dill sauce, noodle rice pilaf, roasted broccoli, fruit
chicken pot pie, green salad, fruit
country potato chowder, biscuits, fruit
teriyaki pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, sweet potato fries, fruit
lasagna, green salad, garlic bread
baked potato soup, breadsticks, green salad, fruit
stuffed shells, green salad, rosemary bread
pan fried pork chops, mushroom rice, dilly lime carrots, spinach salad, fruit
shredded BBQ beef sandwiches, potato salad, boston baked beans, fruit
chicken pepper stir fry, rice, green salad, fruit
red potato soup, breadsticks or biscuits, green salad, fruit
ravioli (from Costco), green salad, focaccia bread
parmesan chicken, oven rice pilaf, roasted brussels sprouts, fruit
teriyaki pork roast, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, fruit
tacos, spanish rice
cajun chicken rice bowl, fruit
sandwiches, chips, fruit
pot roast, baked potatoes, honey glazed carrots, garlic roasted broccoli, fruit
southwestern chicken tortilla soup, biscuits, fruit
fish taco bowls, fruit
sloppy joes, potato fingers, green salad, fruit
chicken stroganoff, green salad, fruit
Cafe Rio shredded pork, lime cilantro rice, black beans
hamburger minestrone soup, biscuits, fruit
chicken fajita rice bowls, green salad, fruit
jambalaya, green salad, fruit

A day or two of leftovers in there to use up anything that doesn't get eaten for lunches. :)


Offline Cheryl

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Re: January Menu
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 03:37:32 PM »
Mine isn't very exciting, since it seems I am always trying to use up what we have instead of grocery shopping.  Fridays are pizza nights and Saturdays are usually tacos or Mexican foods.

Smoked pork roast, squash dressing, collards, peas
Chicken pot pie
Lasagna, garlic rolls, salad
Leftover chili over baked potatoes
Pizza, salad
Chicken fajitas
Creamy chicken noodle soup
Crispy dill chicken sandwiches
Pinto beans, cornbread, cole slaw
Cube steak with gravy, biscuits, green beans
Spaghetti and meatballs, salad
Stromboli, salad
Hamburgers, oven fries
"Fried" chicken (made in my air fryer), mashed potatoes, rolls
Potato soup
Philly cheese steak wraps
Slow cooker roast beef with carrots, onions, potatoes
Pizza, salad
Taco salad
Turkey burgers or black bean burgers
Chicken tenders, oven fries
Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwich
Pulled pork bbq sandwiches, baked beans
Sloppy joes, salad
Bean & cheese quesadillas
Broccoli chicken casserole
Sweet and sour chicken, egg rolls
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Offline pamgonzo

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Re: January Menu
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2017, 11:12:25 AM »
I have a menu plan!!  It's just for this week, but at least I have a start, right??

Monday: Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Shrimp

Tuesday:  Crockpot Chicken and Rice Soup

Wednesday:  Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Roll-Ups

Thursday:  Leftovers

Friday:  Out to dinner with friends!!!

Saturday:  White Bean Soup

Sunday:  TBD (so I didn't get a plan for the WHOLE week, but I'm tryin'!!)  :D

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