After reaping the benefits of monthly menu planning for the first time in January, I’m excited to do it again. Even more exciting, though? Most of my March menu is already planned by the lovely Tricia over at Once a Month Mom! I’m partnering with her this month to celebrate her 1 year Blogiversary. You can read more about what we’re doing here. Be on the lookout for the February menu at OAMM. I’ll be purchasing ingredients for that menu all month in preparation for a big cooking day sometime early in March. Who’s with me? There will be prizes!
As for what we’ll actually be eating in February (lest we get too far ahead of ourselves)…
Breakfasts – a rotation of breakfast sandwiches, eggs (fried/scrambled/omelets) with toast or muffins, pancakes, waffles, french toast, lazy granola, oatmeal with raisins, and the occasional bowl of cereal with bananas
Lunch Rotation – sandwiches, quesadillas, fresh fruit and veggies, leftovers, snack lunch tray, smoothies
Suppers this week: I’m going to be leaving Thursday morning for Blissdom, arriving back home Sunday afternoon. Fortunately, I made more of a few things last month for my family to simply heat and eat while I’m gone.
- 1/31 – leftovers for me, family is at the farm
- 2/1 – chicken and black bean quesadillas, fruit
- 2/2 – black bean and ham soup, muffins
- 2/3 – baked spaghetti, french bread, corn
- 2/4-2/6 – Mexican lasagna, ziti, turkey pot pie (all in the freezer — they’ll figure it out)
- 2/7 – Super Bowl Food or chicken strips, fruit and veggies, snacks (whatever we can scrounge up after getting home)
As for the rest of the month, here are my thoughts. I’ll sort everything out weekly.
Beef - For those of you who remembered that I am out of beef until March? Well my aunt read that post and they sold us a 1/4 of their beef so we wouldn’t run out. Yay!
- brown bag burritos topped with lettuce and tomato
- chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans
- pizza braid
- roast beef, potatoes and carrots, gravy
- stuffed BBQ potatoes
- crock pot ribs, cheesy potatoes, veggies
- homemade pizza (sausage), fresh fruit
- spicy pork tostadas, mexican rice
With a few evenings of leftovers and family gatherings, that ought to do it.