Whew! What a year! I started this blog almost one year ago and I have really loved every minute of it. Well, except for the few weeks in November and December when I was so incredibly nauseous I couldn't think of eating. I'm sorry the blog lacked posts during that time. But, I am pleased to report that there was a good reason for it. My family and I are expecting baby number 3 in June! And guess what? This time it's a girl! Yahoo! I don't really know if it's hit me yet that we are going to 1. have another baby or that 2. it's going to be a girl. Crazy, I know. So thanks for being with me through it all, I hope you didn't lose interest while I was eating nothing but Rice Krispies and Cheerios.
But now that I'm in the second trimester, I am hungry all the time and I'm ready to make some yummy meals. I've seen so many great things I want to make in the past couple of days, and I've added them all to my menu plan this month along with some old stand-bys. I can't make something new every night, I don't think my budget could handle that one!
I hope you all have a blessed 2011 and continue to cook yummy foods for yourself and your family. If you ever want or are looking for a recipe for something, just email me, comment on here or on facebook and I'll do my best to come up with one and test it out before sending it your way. Your suggestions help me to be a better blogger and cook! I'm also on the hunt for dishes that freeze well. With baby coming in June, it may be helpful to have some meals stocked up in the freezer. I may do a whole series on that, so please email me or comment with ideas for that. I don't have a full month listed because some nights I won't cook or I'll add something new.
Happy New Year from this mommy to you!
January 2011 Menu Plan
*italicized meals are meals that are new and the recipe will be posted as I make them.
Shrimp Po Boys with homemade french fries
The Best Chicken Parmesan with pasta, salad, and homemade breadsticks
Mongolian Beef in the crock pot, steamed broccoli, and brown rice
Teriyaki Chicken Stirfry with homemade white sauce
Pizza made with whole wheat pizza dough (Twice)
Chicken Enchiladas, yellow rice, salad, and tortilla chips
Chicken Noodle Soup
Spicy Lemon Garlic Shrimp served over angel hair pasta with salad or steamed broccoli
White Chicken Chili with fresh bread
Pinto Beans and Cornbread
PWs Chicken Pot Pie with whole wheat crust
Dirty Rice with Green Beans
Stovetop Chicken Casserole with Green Beans
Grilled Steaks with potatoes au gratin and asparagus or broccoli
Pecan Crusted Chicken with honey mustard dipping sauce, green beans, and macaroni and cheese
Ravioli Lasagna, salad, and homemade breadsticks
Homemade Spaghetti and bread
Fried Chicken Strip Salad
Beef and Bean Burritos, salad, tortilla chips and guacamole
Four Cheese Ravioli with salad and marinara sauce
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Zesty Italian Crescent Casserole
Beef Stew with potatoes and carrots served over brown rice with cornbread
Broccoli Cheese Soup with Sandwiches
Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Honey Wheat Dinner Rolls
Cupcakes (not sure what kind yet) to celebrate Wil's half birthday
Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast