December Menu Plan: 2015

December just might be the busiest month of the year. If your schedule looks anything like mine, you have work events, potlucks, recitals, concerts, family gatherings, parties, and so many other wonderful reasons to your calendar is jam-packed. Our Monthly Menu Plan for December keeps that in mind. We’ve got your dinners planned for you so there’s one less thing you need to worry about.

Delicious meals to feed your family in the December Monthly Meal Plan! Budget friendly menu plan - Kid approved! Pin to your Recipe Board!

This month, when you are at your busiest, the slow cooker is going to be working overtime. Whether you are planning a dinner at home like Make Ahead Sloppy Joes, or you are feeding many for a family gathering (you’ll definitely want to serve them a Holiday Ham with all the fixins’), a stress-free meal is goal. And if there is any stress, I suggest dessert! I’m looking forward to Cherry Almond Bars this month!

We have many readers asking for all of the Monthly Menu Plans and the Printable pages to be in one location. So, we put them all together on a special page for everyone. Grab over 3 years worth of Budget Friendly Recipes and Menu Planning Tips too!

Delicious meals to feed your family in the Printable December Monthly Meal Plan! Budget friendly menu plan - Kid approved! Print out your FREE copy today!

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Homemade Meatballs | Recipe on

December Menu Plan

1 – Breakfast for Dinner – Cheesy Bacon Pull Apart Biscuits with Fruit

2 – Make Ahead Sloppy Joes and Oven Fries

3 –Barbecue Meatballs, Oven Fries

4 – Honey Hoisin Chicken Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker and Fresh Veggies

5- Homemade Pizza Pockets, Salad

6 – Healthy Slow Cooker Chili and Cornbread

Creamy Turkey Pot Pies | Perfect for Holiday Entertaining | Recipe on

7 – Beefy Noodle Casserole with Steamed Veggies

8 – BBQ Chicken and Rice

9 –  Classic Tuna Macaroni Casserole

10 –  Taco Bar with Homemade Taco Bowls and all the fixins’

11 – Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole and Salad

12 – Creamy Turkey (or Chicken) Pot Pies

13 – Pepperoni Pizza Ring

Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwich | Recipe on

14 – Slow Cooker Beef and Noodles, Salad

15 – Turkey Tetrazzini (from the freezer)

16 – Slow Cooker Enchiladas with Rice

17 – Blueberry Pancakes and Fried Eggs

18 – Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwiches and Fries

19 – Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken and Salad

20 – Spaghetti and Meatballs with Garlic Bread

Slow Cooker Ham ready to serve

21 – Crockpot Vegetable Soup

22 – Chicken Strips with White BBQ Sauce 

23 – Quick and Easy Chicken Enchiladas

24- Christmas Eve – Holiday Appetizer Buffet

25 – Christmas Day: Breakfast – Caramel Pecan French Toast, Dinner – Ham with all the fixins’

26 – Leftovers

27 – Ham & Egg Casserole

Easy Cheesy Pasta and Ham Casserole | Recipe on

28 – Open Face Ham, Apple and Cheddar Sandwiches, Cheesy Potato Casserole

29 – Easy Cheesy Pasta & Ham

30 – Vegetable Lasagna Roll Ups

31 – New Year’s Eve – Party Recipes


Desserts for the Month


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  1. I just found your website and am feeling so blessed! I am struggling with finding inexpensive nourishing meals to feed our family of 5. We are on a strict budget of $235 a month (no assistance) for food and household items (including diapers). Its been very difficult but challenging 🙂 I appriciate these menu ideas so much, thank you!

    • Hi Tawny, we are thrilled that we are able to help you with your menu plan and meals for your family!
      Happy Cooking!

  2. Wow! Your site is AMAZING! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing all you’ve learned! I’m currently trying to find ways to budget cut so that I can stay home with the kids and not go back to work, and this gives me hope! It must have taken you a lot of time to share this with us all, so please know that it is much appreciated. I can’t wait to dig into this more!

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