February 2015 Meal Plan
I’ve been meal planning on and off for a long time. But, every time I slip off the wagon and stop planning our menu, I find myself spending more and more money on groceries. This year, I’ve set a goal to stay on the wagon and continue planning our meals ahead of time. I save so much money at the grocery store when I meal plan and the “dinnertime blues” don’t set in quite as often.
For me, a monthly plan works best. I find that I’m more likely to stick to the menu if I have a lot of choices. Maybe you prefer a weekly plan or even a daily menu plan and that’s great. Use what works best for you and your family.
Here’s how I plan my family’s dinner meals:
At the end of each month, I jot down a list of meals, depending on how many days there are in the next month.
Each week I pick meals from the list (based on what I have available for ingredients) and write down those 7 meals on my meal planner.
Then, each day I pick a meal from my meal planner to make for dinner that night.
I don’t stress over what day I am preparing which meal. I’ve given up on daily meal planning. It just doesn’t work for me.
What if I don’t want to have pizza on Friday?
There’s no pressure!
You have to do what works for you!
Here is my list of 28 meals for February…I’ll be adding more of the recipes as the month goes on. I hope you enjoy them!
February Meal Plan
Special Lunch Idea: Chicken Melt
Whiskey Cheddar Burgers with Mac & Cheese
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Breakfast for Dinner: Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
Grilled Chicken with French Fries
Soup & BLT Wraps
Bacon Wrapped London Broil & Cheesy Bacon Fries
Bourbon Street Chicken with Veggie Mac & Cheese
Sloppy Chicken Parmesan
Hot Turkey Sandwiches with Mashed Potatoes and Cranberry Sauce
Pulled Pork with Baked Beans
Chicken and Biscuits
Pepper Steak with Parmesan Garlic Fries
BBQ Chicken with Mac & Cheese
Creamy Chicken & Dumpling Soup
Sloppy Joe Goulash
Cranberry Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Baked Bean Casserole
Roast Pork with Italian Roasted Potatoes
Spaghetti & Sausage Meatballs
Homemade Chicken & Stars Soup
Breakfast for Dinner: Bacon & Eggs
How do you plan your meals? Daily, Weekly or Monthly like me?
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Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design and VLHamlinDesign. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to write about easy recipes, making money, gardening, home remedies and everything else that a good life entails! When she’s not writing for Food Life Design or creating products for VLHamlinDesign, you’ll find Vanessa reading, drawing, gardening, cooking or spending time with her family.