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
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
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
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!!!