Thursday, January 7, 2016

January Meals.

I have meal-planned our ENTIRE month of January and I'm so excited about it. The worst part of cooking (in my humble opinion) is deciding WHAT to eat. And no one in our house is helpful when it comes to figuring that out, so I decided to sit down ONCE and plan for the WHOLE MONTH, list where I got the recipe, and each week make a grocery list from that.

We are NOT eating at home 7 nights. We have various things going on (I'm actually not going to share our calendar with you...I used to lay it all out week by week and write when we had other things going on and that caused some privacy problems) 7 nights of January so I left those off. But here are 24 meal plans - most with links for recipes - that I hope will help you. (Sidenote: Some are healthy, some are seriously just pick and choose what works for you! I also make my own seasonings pretty often. You can clean up a LOT of these original recipes by making your own, eliminating the cream of chicken soup, and avoiding the processed foods. If it calls for canned biscuits, make your own! If it calls for  Except cheese. Because I can't live without it.) We throw a veggie or two with each for a side (or none for James who we've been telling that Will is going to be bigger than him because he eats his veggies...James woofed down the spinach in the Italian Tortellini Soup because of this...). I realized as I was putting this together that I included so. many. pasta. dishes. My boys are big fans of pasta, but we don't normally have THIS many. I think next month I'm going to have designated days of the week - Soup Sundays, Taco Tuesday, etc. and I'm also going to pull from some of my cleaner cookbooks next month. I just wanted to get this kicked off this month.

Hoppin' John
Put the following in a crockpot on low for 3-4 hours: 1 can black eyed peas, 1 can mild Rotel, and link sausage. About 30 minutes before you serve, add in quick-cook rice.

I added a can of tomato sauce!

Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas
This recipe/blog has been removed. VERY sad. I think it was frozen chicken breasts + beans (whatever kind you want...don't drain them) + a packet of fajita seasoning.

BBQ Beef Ribs - Big Green Egg Cookbook

Burgers and Roasted Corn - Big Green Egg Cookbook

Taco Lasanga - I can't find the recipe for this. I'll post when I find it.

Steaks - Big Green Egg Cookbook

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