A Month of Meals

Plan a month’s worth of meals to save time and money this holiday season. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is.

December has begun. Unbelievably, we are in the final stretch of 2012. How did that happen?

It worked so well to have a month-long meal plan in November, I did it again this month. Last weekend I inventoried my freezer and plotted out December in meal plans. It helped that I did such an extensive freezer cooking session last month.

If you’re not sure how to tackle many weeks at a time in your meal planning, head here for the 411. And no, I haven’t forgotten Meal Planning 101. It will return soon. Pinky swear.

Here’s what our meal times will look like this month:

* indicates freezer meal

  1. Grilled Chicken, Rice, Seasonal Vegetables
  2. Pot Roast, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach Salad
  3. Chicken Enchiladas*, Beans, and Mexican Rice, Salad
  4. Chicken Noodle Soup, Crackers, and Cheese
  5. Shepherd’s Pie*, Seasonal Vegetables
  6. Mini Pizzas
  7. Meatloaf, Macaroni and Cheese, Seasonal Veg
  8. Baked Shrimp, Rice, Seasonal Veg
  9. Beef Tamales, Mexican Rice, Beans, Salad
  10. Pasta with Red Sauce*, Veg, Garlic Rolls
  11. Sauerkraut, Pork, Potatoes
  12. Jalapeno Chili, Cornbread, Veggie Dippers
  13. Chicken Enchilada Bake*, Mexican RiceBeans, Salad
  14. Pan Pizzas
  15. out of town
  16. out of town
  17. Meatloaf*, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Seasonal Veg
  18. Fancy Dinner out as a fam
  19. Pasta with Red Sauce, Seasonal Veg, Garlic Parmesan Swirl Biscuits
  20. Grilled Fish, Rice Pilaf, Seasonal Veg
  21. Pizza Night
  22. Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Veggie Dippers
  23. Chili, Cornbread
  24. Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Seasonal Veg
  25. Tamales, Mexican Rice, Beans, Salad
  26. Grilled Fish, Potatoes, Seasonal Veg
  27. Pasta with Red Sauce, Seasonal Veg, Garlic Bread
  28. Pizza
  29. Soup Night
  30. Rice Bowls
  31. New Year’s Eve Snacky Dinner

That’s my month. What are YOU having?

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Comments

  1. I enjoy reading your meal plans. They are yummy & give me ideas. Since having our baby last week I can feel my brain returning to normal. So meal planning is back on. LOL I have slacked off the last 9 months. plus I am looking forward to a pantry challenge!

  2. Katherine says:

    I have two weeks planned out, I don’t know why it is hard for me to do a whole month but two weeks is what is working right now. Our church has started to have a dinner every Wednesday night so that makes one night taken care of, I usually am asked to bring a dessert or bake rolls. Friday we always have pizza for sure so there is another easy one. I finally got your book and love it, I am trying several of the recipes this month, my husband cannot wait for me to fill up a freezer, he has picked out about twenty things he wants me to make this week, I doubt I will get to twenty of them but he really wants me to!

  3. I haven’t made it past a week, but I’m inspired to try two weeks. Starting to make freezer meals actually helps me a little since I know what I can draw from in the coming weeks.

  4. Christine says:

    I like your downloadable meal plans but also miss your month of meals post. It was nice seeing an entire list of entrees for a whole month.

    • Thanks for your feedback! I haven’t posted our meal plans as regularly since I’ve been doing SO MUCH recipe testing. I am not able to link to recipes that I plan on using, and inevitably someone will ask for the link that I can’t give. Would it still be interesting to see without the links?

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