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Does anyone mind posting their June Meal Plan and if you have July's made up that would be helpful too. I always seem to draw a blank when it's time to make one. Thanks.
 

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June
herbed parmesan sauce over pasta, veggie
steaks, baked potatoes, veggie
chicken casserole (chicken, rice, cheese, broccoli)
hamburgers, veggie
fend for yourself (ie, leftovers)
steaks, baked potatoes, veggie
hamburger rice casserole (hamb, rice, peas and carrots)
herbed parmesan sauce over pasta, veggie
chili cheese dip, tortilla chips
biscuits and gravy, veggie
tacos
hamburger rice casserole
sloppy joes, veggie
stir fry/bento

July
fend for yourself
hamburgers, veggie
steaks, baked potatoes, veggie
sloppy joes, veggie
eye of round roast (not for sure what we are doing with it yet)
grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, veggie
steaks, baked potatoes, veggie
chili rice casserole (chili, rice, cheese, black olives)
noodle casserole (not for sure what yet)
herbed parmesan sauce over pasta, veggie
fend for yourself
steaks, baked potatoes, veggie
stir fry/bento
tacos
sloppy joes, veggie
breakfast for dinner (bacon, fried potatoes, eggs)
steaks, baked potatoes, veggie
chicken, boiled potatoes, veggie
hamburger rice casserole
hamburgers, veggie
fend for yourself


I only plan dinners Monday through Friday. Lunches are leftovers or pb&j or tuna. Weekends are leftovers or pb&j or whatever you scrounge up for yourself. Sometimes, if a meal didn't work out through the week and the meat is thawed, we will do that on the weekend.

The herbed parmesan sauce is just a white sauce with parmesan and Italian seasonings in it. Sometimes, that becomes mac and cheese instead (add cheese to the white sauce). I always make extra. The leftover herbed parmesan sauce becomes "cream of" soup for a noodle casserole and the cheese sauce becomes sauce for a potato casserole.

Anything listed as "potato" as a side could be mashed, fried, or baked. I will list is as something, but my "kitchen slave" (ie, child) decides how he is cooking them for dinner (refuse to send boys out into the world who can't cook).

Oh yeah, most of these things are already in my pantry. I will need to buy potatoes, rice, and noodles eventually. And, things like milk, buns, and bread are bought weekly or so.
 

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That great to be that organized i can't even seem to be able to make one week menue without changing something.
 

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Thanks Zakity. Your meal plans look good. You must be really organized if you already have August and September's meal plans finished. If you don't mind posting August and September that would be great. I used to do a monthly meal plan and it was always very helpful. Now I've just been winging it and with the cost of groceries going up, I thought that I should get back to it. Thanks again for your help.
 

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Love to see menus for a month - I need to stick to a weekly one for now - based on sales of course!!
 

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August
chicken, mashed potatoes, veggie
breakfast (sausage, hashbrown patties, eggs)
tacos
hamburger rice casserole
hashbrown scramble
breakfast (sausage, fried potatoes, eggs)
chicken, mashed potatoes, veggie
herbed parmesan sauce over pasta, veggie
chicken casserole
fend for yourself
hashbrown scramble
sloppy joes, veggie
herbed parmesan sauce over pasta, veggie
chicken, mashed potatoes, veggie
pork chops, baked potatoes, veggie
hashbrown scramble
pork chops, baked potatoes, veggie
gravy casserole (leftover sausage gravy over noodles), veggie
biscuits and gravy, veggie
fend for yourself
hashbrown scramble
hot dogs, veggie
chicken, baked potatoes, veggie

September
pork chops, mashed potatoes, veggie
biscuits and gravy, veggie
ham casserole (ham, rice), veggie
biscuits and gravy, veggie
rice and beans, veggie
fend for yourself
hashbrown scramble
taco casserole, veggie
boxed mac and cheese, veggie
spaghetti, veggie
chicken, baked potatoes, veggie
sloppy joes, veggie
herbed parmesan sauce over pasta, veggie
pork chops, baked potatoes, veggie
hashbrown scramble
fend for yourself
hashbrown scramble
biscuits and gravy, veggie
sloppy joes, veggie
ham and beans
rice and beans casserole, veggie

October
breakfast (bacon, fried potatoes, eggs)
taco casserole
ham and beans
hashbrown scramble
fend for yourself
breakfast (bacon, hashbrown patties, eggs)
biscuits and gravy, veggie
tacos
frito pie
chili rice casserole, veggie
herbed parmesan sauce over pasta, veggie
taco casserole, veggie
breakfast (bacon, fried potatoes, eggs)
fend for yourself
breakfast (bacon, fried potatoes, eggs)
frito pie


And, this will change. We are getting a 80 lbs of chicken breasts on Thursday. We are also buying another cow and it will come in August.

I make the menu plan from what I have in the house. When I buy something at the store, I add those things to the end of the menu plan list. When I make a bulk meat purchase, I sprinkle those things in throughout the menu.

I use Outlook to schedule our lives and I use it for the menu plan also. About Wednesday or Thursday, I look at the next week's schedule and see if what is planned will still work. If the week's meals can just be shifted around, I do that. If not, I look at the next few weeks to see if something can be traded out.
 

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Oh yeah, usually, I do a huge inventory of the pantry and the freezers in January. Though, this last one was done on a December weekend and it was nice because it was warmer. Not freezing your butt off while your head was in a freezer was awfully nice. And, having my helper not whine about being so cold was really lovely also.

After I do the inventory, I go back through the menu plan and see if they match up. Sometimes, I just delete what is on the calendar and start over from my inventory sheet.
 

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I've got this week's
Sun-roast chicken, salad, rolls
Mon-Easy cheesy hamburger pasta, green beans, oranges
Tue-lasagna, salad, garlic bread
Wed-ham, hash browns, strawberries
Thu-chicken patty sandwiches, Hm baked fries, applesauce
Fri-pasta&beans, blueberry yogurt "parfaits"
Sat-pizza, fruit bowl
 
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