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Menu planning is one of those chores that I have done for a long time and actually love. It also considerably cuts down your grocery budget. Planning a whole month worth of meals can be overwhelming at first, but after just a few months, you will quickly get in the swing of it and realize how easy it is. If you already menu plan for a week, taking about 15 minutes extra  to add the rest of the weeks will cut your time down the rest of the month.

Do I always follow the exact meal I have planned for a specific day? No

Do I ever fall off and not follow my menu plan? Sure

But, in the long run…it’s a huge help to have the whole month planned. For instance, if you happen to see chicken at a really good price, and you know you have chicken on the menu 6 times this month, you know exactly how much to buy for the whole month. The other great thing I love about planning the whole month, I rarely repeat meals. There are a few meals that are our favorites, and I repeat those, but typically we have something different.

1.  BBQ Chicken Salad

2.  Homemade Mini Corn Dogs, Fries

3.  Taco Ring and Homemade Salsa

4.  Mostacolli, Salad and Parmesan Knots

5.  Homemade Pizza

6.  Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Fried Rice

7.  Burgers, Potato Salad and Sweet Corn

8.  Twice Baked Grilled Potatoes and Fried Zucchini

9.  Breakfast – Homemade McGriddles, Fried Potatoes and Smoothies

10.  Taco Roll-ups, Chips and Salsa

11.  Chicken Alfredo, Salad and Garlic Bread

12.  Brats, Grilled Potatoes and Mushrooms, Sweet Corn

13.  Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wraps and Rice

14.  Campfire Dogs with Chili and Cheese, Veggies and Dip

15.  Grilled Vegetable Medley and Homemade Bread

16.  Chicken n’ Noodles, Mashed Potatoes and Corn

17.  First of School! Special Dinner and Back to School Cupcakes

18.  Grilled Italian Chicken Sandwiches and Pasta Salad

19. Appetizers – First football game of the season

20.  Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs, Rice

21.  Roasted Chicken, Baked Potatoes and Salad

22.  Sloppy Joes and Oven Fries

23.  Breakfast – Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

24.  Cheesy Chicken Burritos and Homemade Salsa

25.  Goulash, Salad and Bread

26.  Pizza Rolls and chips

27.  Chicken ala King, Biscuits

28.  Meatballs on a stick, Potato Skins, Salad

29.  Mix & Match Burger Bar, Pasta Salad and chips

30.  Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and veggie

31.  Chicken Quesadillas, Cheese Queso Dip and chips


Until next time…Happy Cooking!

I’m linking to…Menu Plan Monday



  1. What do you have pictured between 7 and 8?? it doesnt look like either of those, but it looks phenomenal!!! I will be coming back to get more meal ideas for sure!!

    • The picture is of Fried Potatoes, the recipe is under #9. Thanks for stopping by!

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