When I sat down a few weeks ago and planned out the menu for the remainder of the year, I did so in an attempt to sketch out something useful for the remainder of 2015, knowing that once school started things were going to be busy.
Note that I said, “sketch.” This monthly plan is not intended to be the end all and be all. If I can’t manage to follow the weekly meal plan 100% of the time, I DEFINITELY can’t expect to do so for the monthly plan. Life and poop happens.
That being said, I think this advance planning will alleviate the meal plan monotony that hit a few months back. I’ve included new recipes with a mixture of old favorites hopefully leading to some level of comfort with the menu. I tried to be seasonally conscious. I tried not to heat up the kitchen too much in the planning for August and September.
And the kicker is, I’ve tried not to plan too much for weeks that I know will be busy.
There is a method to my madness, as the old bard once said. I hope there is no madness in the method.
1: Beef Nacho Pie from The Tidy Nest
2: Mini Bacon and Egg Toast Cups from Fifteen Spatulas
4: One Pot Pizza Pasta from Budget Savvy Diva
5: Happy Birthday, Mom! (Make S’mores Granola Bars from Recipe Girl)
6: Crock Pot Simple Chicken Spaghetti from Crock Pot Gourmet (This was planned for earlier this month, but we re-did the Houston trip.)
7: Red Beans and Rice (in the slow cooker!)
8: Chick-Fil-A calendar card meal
9: Bacon, Corn, and Cheddar Pancakes from Foxes Love Lemons
11: Pizza Rolls from Broke A** Gourmet
12: Crock Pot Pizza Meatball Subs (I will also make Chex Lemon Muddy Buddies from Six Sisters’ Stuff.)
13: Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken from Recipe Girl
14: Slow Cooker Easy Quiche from A Spicy Perspective
15: Chicken Street Tacos from Life in the Lofthouse
16: Grilled Margarita Chicken from The Slow Roasted Italian
18: Salmon/Tuna Patties from Deep South Dish
20: Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken from The Recipe Critic
21: Super Quick Spaghetti Carbonara from Budget Savvy Diva
22: Beef and Bean Burrito Skillet Dinner from Deep South Dish
25: Pizza Quesadillas from Macaroni and Cheesecake
28: Crock Pot Chicken Parmesan from Mom on a Mission
29: Wholly Guacamole Enchiladas from Mommy Hates Cooking
30: Huevos Rancheros from Fifteen Spatulas
I’m very excited about this month’s menu! I’ve always wanted to try huevos rancheros, and I never have. I’m also excited about the carbonara, the praline bacon, and the chicken cheesesteak sandwiches. Those are all out of my cooking comfy zone.
But the one dish I’m most hopeful about is the guacamole enchiladas. When we go to Dallas and go to Abuelo’s, I always order the avocado enchiladas. I hope these are just as yummy!
What’s your plan for September?