I love menu planning and seeing other’s dinner plans! I’m weird like that 😉 As I’ve shared before, being in the kitchen is my happy place so I love finding meals that are new but I also never forget our favorites! These will link to the author’s original recipe unless it’s my own recipe/creation that I don’t have a link for… yet.
If you need some inspiration for how to create menu plans you can read here where I go into detail about how I make a plan for our food week and here to read how I create our grocery list.
I don’t make specific plans for breakfast and lunch but these are the basics I rotate between while throwing in a few other things for special days or weeks when I have the right ingredients.
Breakfasts: Pancakes, Coffee Cake, Egg Sandwiches, Sausage Balls, Eggs (various ways), English Muffins, Banana Bread, Biscuits and Gravy, and various types of muffins.
Lunches: Leftovers, PB&J, Meat and Cheese Wraps, Cheese Quesadillas, and Mac ‘n’ Cheese.
Dinners, however, are always planned for since they tend to take the most ingredients and prep time. Here’s what’s on our menu this week:
Sunday: Tacos – I was originally thinking tacos for Christmas Day but went with the Steakhouse theme instead. I still really wanted tacos though so they because New Year’s Day food!
Monday: Stir Fry – We’ve got a bunch of veggies that need to be used up and this is the perfect way to do it! Plus it gives plenty of leftovers for Micah to take to work this week.
Tuesday: Brown Sugar Ham & Cheese Pockets – This will be a new rendition of a much loved meal around here. They started as sliders and then I made them into grilled cheese sandwiches. Now I’m going to brush pieces of dough with the sauce and fill it with the ham and cheese to create a handheld meal. I hope it works!
Wednesday: Nachos – Is there a better way to re-purpose taco fixins?
Friday: Homemade Pizza and Movie Night – you can find my pizza crust recipe here.
Saturday: Sweet & Sour Chicken with Fried Rice – This is a major favorite in our house but I haven’t made it in a while – too busy trying out other at home take out recipes!
What’s on your menu this week? Do you make any special meals for the New Year?
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