Happy New Year friends!  How was your holiday? We had an awesome Christmas and a fun New Year’s Eve! We are excited to be back and sharing Budget Friendly Recipes with you, and speaking of budget friendly this month is all about saving money where you can yet putting a delicious meal on your table. We’ll be serving up some long time favorites and trying some totally new taste as well and just to mix it up a bit we’ll twist some recipes around and make something that will tempt the tastebuds. Let’s take a look at our January Menu Plan.

One thing that we always are throwing around here is how much we should spend per person on a meal and still have it be budget friendly, we’d love to hear what you think so leave us a comment, tweet or join us on facebook.

January Menu Plan


2 ~ Lasagna, Salad with Homemade Croutons and Red Lobster Biscuits

3 ~ Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Bake

4 ~ Stir-Fry and Pork Fried Rice

5 ~ Spaghetti and Spicy Meatballs, Stuffed Cheesy Garlic Bread

6 ~ Baked Potato Bar

7 ~ Beefy Chili with Chorizi Sausage

8 ~ Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken with Vegetables and Potatoes

9 ~ Loaded Macaroni and Cheese and Quick Chips

10 ~ Meatloaf with Garlicy Mashed Potatoes

11 ~ Chinese Chicken Salad

12 ~ Tacos and Mexican Rice

13 ~ Meatloaf Sandwiches with Fried Mashed Potatoes

14 ~ Fried Egg Sandwiches, Twisted

15 ~ Stew with Cornbread

16 ~ Chicken and Noodles

17 ~ Chicken Lo Mein

18 ~ Pizza Ring

19 ~ Breakfast Pie

20 ~ Appetizer Bar featuring Mozzarella Bites

21 ~ Shanghai Wings with Potato Skins

22 ~ Fettuccine Alfredo and a Dinner Salad

23 ~ Broccoli & Cheese Soup in a Bread Bowl

24 ~ Chopped Greek Panzanella Salad

25 ~ Fish Taco and Loaded Nachos

26 ~ Grilled Cheese Sandwich, 3 ways

27 ~ Pork Kabobs with Veggies and Rice

28 ~ Taco Soup

29 ~ Hearty Stuffed French Toast and Fried Potatoes

30 ~ Grill Burgers with Campfire Potatoes

31~ Mini Penne with Cherry Tomatoes, and Garlic Bread

Desserts for the Month:

What’s on your menu this month?

Linking to…Menu Plan Monday



  1. OMG! Your meal plan is awesome! I can’t believe you plan a whole month! I struggle just coming up with a week at a time for my family (I have picky kids… and they don’t like cheese!!!). I think I would love every meal on your list and wish they all came with recipes! Thanks so much for posting it. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks for stopping by! We are working our way through the meal plan and sharing the recipes that don’t have links. Feel free to subscribe and receive a daily or weekly newsletter.

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