Saturday, January 1, 2011

January 2011 Menu Plan

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
homemade granola
Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast


Molly Page said...

You blow me away! This all sounds so yummy .
I think it's pretty smart you don't have the dates indicating when you'd make each dish... Otherwise you might have found my hubby and I camped out at your door, forks in hand, a couple of nights!
Happy Happy New Year to your (growing) family!

Patricia Shepard said...

Long time reader, first time commenter! I love your blog and the recipes you try. Congratulations on your new arrival! My first is also due in June (the 27th) -- when is your due date? I will read with interest about frozen meals as we'll be preparing those, too, in advance of our new arrival.
Happy new year!!! And glad you are feeling better. (I'm with you!)

Tammy said...

HaHa Molly! I agree! I'd be at her house waiting for dinner too! These sound so good!

Rita said...

Wishing you only the best for 2011.
Great healthy meal plan. love it.

Avril said...

Congratulations Amber to you and your beautiful family!!!! - delighted to hear such HAPPY, HAPPY news! And June is such a great time to have a daughter was born in June. I'm now counting down the days until our little one arrives...any day now.

Wonderful menu for this month! :-)

Alison said...

Congratulations! Love your blog.

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Congratulations on your newest little one!


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