02 January 2012

Menu Plan Monday {January 2nd}

The beginning of a new year always makes me want to organize, organize, organize!!  And I've been busy around here packing away the holiday decor, redecorating with the everyday decor, cleaning, organizing and, of course, meal planning.  

The month of January will be mostly an *Eat From the Pantry* kind of month.  It's time to buckle down and eat more simply after all of the rich foods of Christmas.  It's also a time to reign in extra spending and save a bit by eating up what's accumulated in the pantry.  I'll be purchasing fresh produce, dairy and some meat here and there (although I nearly choked at the price of beef this past week--won't be buying much of that!), but I'm going to do my best to clean out the pantry.  It's always good to do that periodically anyway, so that foods don't expire and go to waste.

This little plan should also be very helpful in the re-organization of my pantry, too!  

Here's what we're having for dinner this week:

Monday:  Black-eyed Peas with Fried Potatoes (& Spinach for me!)  I know I was supposed to fix this yesterday, but it just didn't work out that way.  So I'm having my black-eyed peas on Jan. 2nd instead:)

Tuesday:  Baked Potato Bar

Wednesday:  Chicken Soup Au Gratin

Saturday:  {leftovers/snacks}

What's on your menu plan for the week?

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.


1 comment:

Kelli said...

Ooh, your menu plan looks so good! How do you menu plan each week? If you have a post about menu planning tips, tricks, product reviews, please be sure to link it up to our monthly linky: http://3boysandadog.com/deals/2012/simple-dinner-ideas-setting-up-your-menu-plan-dinnerideas/