Friday, January 1, 2010

Menu Plan for the month of January, 2010

To achieve my "Eating from the Pantry Challenge" goals, I have decided to do a Menu Plan for the entire month, based on what I have on hand.  Whew!!  This was harder than I thought, but, it feels so great to be planned for the month, weekends and all!!

Let the fun begin........

Jan 3 - Jan 31

Sunday 1/3:  Turkey (Chicken) Delight Casserole, Sweet Peas, Homemade Raspberry Muffins (freezer)

Monday 1/4:  BLT's, Chips, Pickles, Smoothies

Tuesday 1/5:  Potato Soup (freezer), Cheddar Bay Biscuits, Fruit

Wednesday 1/6:  Homemade Mac and Cheese, Smoked Sausage, Green Beans

Thursday 1/7:  Slow Cooker Pot Roast with roasted Potatoes and veggies, homemade Applesauce (freezer)

Friday 1/8:  Eat Out

Saturday 1/9:  Hot Dogs, Tater Tots, homemade Macaroni Salad

Sunday 1/10:  Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Tomato Soup, Crackers, Fruit

Monday 1/11:  Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Tuesday 1/12:  Spaghetti CarbonaraGarlic Bread Fantastique, Green Salad

Wednesday 1/13:  Turkey Enchilada Casserole (freezer),  Refried Beans, Tortilla Chips

Thursday 1/14:  Chicken Curry over steamed white rice, Broccoli

Friday 1/15:  Meatloaf (freezer), Cream Cheese smashed Potatoes, Corn

Saturday 1/16:  Homemade Turkey Dinner:  Turkey, Stuffing, Marbled Mashed Potatoes (freezer), Green Beans

Sunday 1/17:  Shepherd's Pie, Green Salad, Raspberry Muffins (Freezer)

Monday 1/18:  Shredded Beef Taco Salad, Fruit

Tuesday 1/19:  Honey Baked Chicken, White Rice (make extra), Veggie

Wednesday 1/20:  Crockpot Fried Rice with Chicken (Using last night's leftover Rice), Peanut Butter Noodles

Thursday 1/21:  Italian Beef Sandwiches, homemade Sweet Potato fries, Fruit Salad

Friday 1/22:  Beef and Bean Chimichangas with all the fixins'

Saturday 1/23:  Eat Out

Sunday 1/24:  Amish Baked Oatmeal, Fruit, Smoothies

Monday 1/25:  Baked Chicken Breasts, Spoon Bread, veggie (whatever's on sale!)

Tuesday 1/26:  Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, homemade Hash Browns, Bacon, Toast

Wednesday 1/27:  Grilled Rib Eye Steaks, Baked Potatoes, Corn

Thursday 1/28:  Tuna Noodle Casserole (Freezer), Garlic Toast, Jello with Mandarin Oranges

Friday 1/29:  Trader Joe's Carrot Ginger Soup, Garlic Cheese Bread, Mandarin Oranges

Saturday 1/30:  Crockpot BBQ Chicken, Rice-a-Roni, Green Salad

Sunday 1/31:  Eat out

If you're wondering....I don't plan "leftover nights" as part of my Menu Plan, because leftovers usually go to Mark in his lunches, or to the kids and me for our lunches.  But, if we do end up piling up on leftovers, I'll throw a leftover night in, here and there!

I'm so excited to see how this challenge pans out!  Here's to a great, hefty try!!!


  1. Wow - what great work! I hope to have my plan (for the first two weeks anyway) completed by the end of the day tomorrow! Good luck to you in the challenge!

  2. wow, great menu! I have been struggling to get a full month worth of menus. Also, thank you for the links to some of the recipes. I'm going to check them out.

    Good luck!