Monthly Menu Planning

I started this in May. I thought I'd try to get organized with meal planning.  I decided to try planning for the entire month, instead of doing it week to week.  I loved it so much, that I've continued it.  Because let's be honest, with a family of 5 it just gets tiring to have to always be thinking "what's for dinner tonight?". 

So, I am going to share with you my June calender.  I must warn you, some of these recipes are new to me so if they aren't good, it's not may fault :).  I will also put an asterisk by our family favorites - my plan is to possibly plan and freeze for July we shall see. With the new job and working 2-3 days a week anything is helpful.

How do I plan?
- I allow for 2 nights of eating out per month
- I try to vary chicken, beef, and fish recipes
- we try to only eat one beef recipe a week and only one pasta dish a week 

Here is my June calender:

June dates:
1.  Taco Soup*
2. last minute we decided to go eat Chick Fil A
3.  leftovers or Chicken Salad
4.  Taco Stuffed Shells
5.  Goulash*
6.  Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry (Crock Pot and new one this month)
7.  Turkey Burgers
8.  out
9.  left open because it's Mimi's birthday. No telling what we're doing
10.  Chicken Tender Salads
11.  Roast (Crock Pot)*
12.  Jason's Birthday Surprise---kids with grandparents
13.  Roasted Chicken (crock Pot)*
14.  Cheesy Chicken Rolls
15.  Pork Chops (Grill)
16.  Pasta Bake
17.  Dinner at Mimi and Papa's (Father's Day)
18.  Jason's meal choice---HIS birthday
19.  Pinterest Pork (new this month)
20.  Chicken Lasagna*
21.  Stroganoff
22.  Eating Out
23.  Mexican Chicken (grill)
24.  Hamburgers/Hot Dogs--Morgan's choice---HER birthday
25.  Lemon Chicken* (crock pot)
26,  Papa's birthday---no telling what we will be doing
27.  Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake (new this month)
28,  Tilapia
29,  Spaghetti
30,  pork with oranges

This month has alot of open dates but with Birthday's and Father's day everything in our family is crazy

{most of these meals are from pinterest and other blogs I have found. I can send anyone a link or recipe if you want it)

And THAT'S how we do dinner/meal planning around here!  I must admit, it's terribly stressful and lots of work for the first few days of the month, but after that - I never have to think about "what's for dinner tonight?" and to me, that makes it all worth it!

1 comment:

  1. Love it. You are my hero. My plan is to work on something like this so I don't have the what's for dinner drama constantly.

    I would also love to do a mass freezer meal...just don't really know where to start. :)