A Menu Plan for January

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In an attempt to help David and I cook real food (and not fall back on packaged food), I made a dinner menu plan for the month. Of course, it is flexible. Tonight, for example, we are not having the Pasta and Bean Soup called for because David brought home literally buckets of soup yesterday, so we will freeze most of that and eat some of it for dinner tonight.

Here is the plan:
Week One
Curry and Rice; Pasta and Bean Soup; Homemade Pizza; Fritatta; Green Potato Soup; Tuna Noodle Casserole
Week Two
Baked Potatoes; Stir Fry with Rice; Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil; Fried Rice; Chicken Noodle Soup; Chicken/Tofu Pineapple Skillet
Week Three
Pasta with Tuna and Tomatoes; Macaroni and Cheese; Green Potato Soup; Chili or Stew with Rice; Homemade Pizza; Fritatta
Week Four
Beans and Rice; Pasta with Spinach and Almonds; Fried Rice; Taco Soup; Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil; Chicken Noodle Soup


The careful observer will notice that there are only six meals planned for each week. This gives us a little flexibility and allows us to have a fridge clean-out night if necessary. Also we repeat family favourites twice a month.

Comments (4)

This is a great idea! I think it could even be copied, unless you have a copyright on it?

No copyright. This is an opensource menu plan. Feel free to use it as it is, make changes to it, even use it to start your own business...

You, for example, would want to have beans and rice on your schedule more often...

Also, many of the recipes are found here on my blog...

Wow, and I think I'm doing well when I get my menu planned in advance for the week...