Happy New Year! Welcome to the home of Menu Plan Monday, your menu planning headquarters!
The start of a brand new year has many people wanting to get organized and one of the very best ways to start this journey, in my opinion, is by menu planning. The amount of head space and time it saves you is incredible. The many benefits of menu planning have been a lifesaver for me and my family. It’s definitely made for a much smoother running household that is for sure. If you are new here, welcome. Please feel free to browse the many different menu plans you see listed below, you’ll find a great variety of ideas and recipes to help you create your own menu.
I know there are so many stumbling blocks to menu planning and I definitely plan to address many of these issues over the next little while to try and help you through them. It is also something that gets easier with practice. So if you’ve never menu planned before and would like to start this week, you’ve come to the right place. Start with a menu planner template and start plugging in recipes that you think your family will like and that will be appropriate for the time you have available. I honestly think that this is where many people run into trouble sticking with their menu plan. They plan recipes that are completely unrealistic for the time they’ve got to cook them. Simplify, simplify, simplify. Please don’t worry you’ll find many people here to help you that believe in menu planning as much as I do.
For now please check out my list of Menu Planning Resources where you’ll find recipe site links and other menu planning tools to assist you. And of course if you’ve got any questions, please feel free to ask away in the comments.
Also I wanted to mention that if you don’t have a blog but still want to participate you are more than welcome to share you weekly menu plan in the comments section.
Want more choices in a menu planner? Check out many more options on my Pinterest.
So welcome everyone! Let’s get this menu planning party started :)
But first what’s a party without a giveaway? One participant from this week’s Linky list below will be selected at random to win a copy of the newest edition of Taste of Home’s Comfort Food Diet Cookbook magazine. All those who link up a menu plan below by Thursday, January 5th will be eligible.
My Weekly Menu:
Monday: Ham & Cheese Wraps
Tuesday: Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake
Wednesday: Spinach and Bacon Pasta Toss
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Friday: Taco Pork Chops
Saturday: Saturday Night Pizza
Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own…I’m nice like that :) )
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
Menu Plan Guidelines, banner selections and recipe helpers are here.
More family favorite recipes here.