Menu Plan Monday ~ January 8/18 Weekly Dinner Inspiration

Weekly Dinner Inspiration for the week of Jan 8/18 - get dinner on the table each night with less stress and chaos! at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

Hi friends! I hope you are feeling better than I am today. Not feeling so great and laid in bed all day. I was hoping to catch up on all my PVR’d cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies and then my PVR decided not to work today. So sad, I love a good Hallmark movie, don’t you? I also love some good comfort food and luckily I had potatoes in the house to make some yummy french fries that hit the spot. I’m so glad that I can still have potatoes even though they aren’t technically Paleo. Thankfully they don’t bother my joints although I do try to not over do it. Add a little hot sauce and I am a very happy girl :)

I don’t know how many of you reading this are all ready menu planners or how many of you want to be. But for those that aren’t, if there is anything else I can do to help you give it a try please let me know. Sometimes I think I’m talking to myself here but I really do want to help because I honestly believe menu planning can be life changing. It certainly was for me. So if you are still struggling with it, where do you most get stuck in the menu planning process? Also if it’s recipe you need I share quite a few over on my Menu Plan Monday Facebook page. Come check it out!

Here’s what we’ll be eating this week.

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday: Easy Baked Honey Garlic Chicken served with cauliflower rice

Tuesday: Meat and Veggie Paleo Chili (I love this recipe, I make it earlier in the day when I have more energy and throw it into the slow cooker)

Wednesday: Easy Butternut Squash Soup

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Pizza Party Friday Night with 5 minute homemade pizza dough and for me BLT Lettuce Wraps

Saturday: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own!)

Have a wonderful week everyone!!


Menu Plan Guidelines, banner selections and recipe helpers are here.

More great recipes on my Pinterest page.

Don’t forget to join our growing Menu Plan Monday Facebook Page!!

My favorite menu planning resource:

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

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6 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ January 8/18 Weekly Dinner Inspiration

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    Danielle says

    Hey Laura,
    You’re def not writing to yourself with these menu posts… I love reading them weekly! I’m also a meal planner, and I peruse various blogs and Pinterest boards to get recipe ideas, but I keep finding myself coming back to yours, because there’s always a new keto idea that sounds delicious! Whenever I try out your recommended recipes, they’re a hit. Thanks so much for these posts, and I hope you recover quickly and have a wonderful new year! Thanks!

    • 1.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      Danielle! You MADE my day girl with this awesome comment. Thank you for being so kind! I’m so glad you like the recipes you find here. I hate to cook which makes me pretty picky about the recipes I choose…they’ve got to be quick and easy! Thankfully that is totally possible even on a special diet, yay! Have a super day :)

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    Darlene says

    Hi Laura I enjoy looking at all your posts. I keep trying to meal plan but don’t seem to get it done. I am doing physical therapy 4 days a week so planning would be a benefit. I do make larger than needed amounts of meals, soups, roast dinners, chili etc. I nee to clean out my freezer that is on a unheated porch so need a better weather day. I am in MI. It is just my husband and I and we are trying to watch cholesterol for him and somewhat heart healthy. We both like to eat. I find that we are eating out a lot with this therapy but pray that when it is done meal planning is must. I want to get organized now. Hope you are feeling better. Freezer meals will be a big thing for us. I have bad arthritis and not always up to cooking long hours. Hope you can give me some inspiration.

    • 2.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      Hi Darlene, thanks for you saying hi! Do you use your slow cooker at all? I’m thinking that might be really helpful for you. I love mine so much because I can put dinner in around my schedule. Here’s my Pinterest Slow Cooker board to help you find recipes if you want. Most of these recipes I pick are quick and easy. Hopefully that can help you!!

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    Rachel says

    I also read your posts but often don’t say anything. They help me get ideas to stay out of a rut and keep my budget in mind!

    • 3.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      Oh thank you Rachel for your kind words. Keeping out of a rut is so key for sure! So glad I can help in this way!!


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