January Meal Plan

This morning I posted on FB about doing a whole month worth of meal plans…and was surprised at how many people wanted to see it! I’ve never done this much at one time but I figured it wouldn’t take me that much longer to do a whole month vs. a week or two.

Here is what I think about when I plan our meals:

  • Our family favorites
  • A good assortment of chicken/beef
  • Easy meals
  • One Crock-pot meal a week (this is a goal but doesn’t always happen)
  • Making meals in mass quantity to freeze – spaghetti sauce, and chili both make huge batches so I free the extra. When I make lasagna and meatloaf I always make two so we eat one and freeze one.
  • It’s a guideline – you don’t have to do each meal on the specific day! If you buy all the ingredients you can switch it up based on what sounds good!
  • I meal plan, then shop for the ingredients for two weeks at a time (you may want to buy produce weekly though)


Click on the image to be linked to the Google Doc

I have included links to the recipes that are already online and will try to document/post the recipes for our other favorites in the next few months.

Printing Tips:

  • Check the box that says “no grid lines”
  • Layout – select “fit to width” and “landscape”

I color coded the calendar which is mostly for me but maybe it may help you as well!
Let me know if there is any additional info you want to know!

Happy cooking!

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