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Menu Plan Monday, January 11th

Menu plan with recipe links

This year I’m really trying to keep our food waste to a minimum. I’m going to try to plan at least one meal a week to use up our vegetables and not let any go to waste. I like to make soups and stir fry to do this and this week we’ll be having chicken stir fry to make sure to use the vegetables up.

We are also having soup this week because I love to make soup this time of year and it makes for an inexpensive meal. Plus soup goes well with the cold weather we’ve been having. We had snow on Sunday and I share the photo below of the birds at our fountain on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The birds at our fountain on a snowy day.

Here’s our menu plan for this week, 


When the weather gets warm, I love to make summer recipes that don’t heat up the kitchen. If you want to keep your kitchen cool and still have pizza pockets, try this skillet pizza pockets recipe. It’s easy to make and they turn out nice melty in the middle and a little crisp on the outside, just a diy perfect pizza pocket.

Southwest Chicken Skillet, Salad, and Fruit

Pizza Pockets and Salad

Bacon, Corn, and Potato Chowder, Butter Dips, and Fruit

Chicken Stir Fry and Rice

A great recipe for glazed pork chops

Glazed Pork Chops, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Vegetables

Burritos, Chips with Salsa, and Salad

Chicken Hawaiian Haystacks with Salad



Leftover Most Days

Soup and Sandwiches

Corn Dog Muffins, Veggie Sticks, and Chips



I know in the fall, when there’s newly picked apples to be had, I love to make apple recipes. There is just something about fall and apples. This mini apple muffin recipe is really delicious. I added a nut crumble topping to them to add a little crunch and extra flavor. This recipe can be made dairy and egg free too.

Toast and Eggs

Apple Mini Muffins, Eggs, and Sausage

Breakfast Sandwiches with Fruit

I would love to hear what’s cooking at your house this week! Please scroll down and leave me a comment with your menu plan below.


Need help planning your menu? Find my menu planning tips here with a free printable menu planner page and here for  my frugal menu planning tips.

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