Monthly Menu Musings #19

I hope you all had a great holiday season! Christmas and the New Year just fly by so quickly, I tell ya. And now we are finishing the first week of the new year!

I am thinking about posting a weekly menu plan. Any thoughts? Or is it nice to just get one menu once a month?

Here is my loose monthly meal planning for January 2014.  We are getting the year started off right with some healthy and tasty pickin’s. Look for the recipes in bold.

Monthly Meal Planning


Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie with Strawberries

Key Lime Pie Smoothie with Zest



Frugal Slow Cooker Broth

Crock-pot Christmas Ham

Slow Cooker Ham Soup

This Christmas in our crock-pot mashed potatoes I threw in roasted garlic and caramelized onions I had made on Christmas Eve.  What a wonderful blast of flavor the roasted garlic and caramelized onions gave to the mashed potatoes!

Crock-pot Roasted Garlic

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions


4 Ingredient Almond Butter Granola Bar Recipe 4 Ingredient, GF, DF

Healthier Dessert Ideas:

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars

3 Ing Peanut Butter Cups

What are you planning to eat this week?

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  1. D'Ann Martin says

    I would really love a weekly breakdown of a menu plan. One blog that I subscribe to, “Heavenly Homemakers” puts out a weekly menu plan on monday and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner and includes links to the recipes that she offers online. Some recipes are top secret in her recipe ebooks, but it still gives me loads of inspiration! Between your blog and hers, our lives and health have been transformed! Thank you so very much!!!

  2. Lisa says

    You are the only 1 i know w/ a monthly menu & I like it. It makes you stand out from the rest. :-)

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