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Menu Plan Monday: Eating Frogs

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Last week, we talked about trying to get our routines and schedules back to normal after the hectic Holiday Season.  Now that we are in the first full week of the year, life is back to normal and it is time to tackle those to do list items that have gotten a bit backlogged – aka frogs!

One of the frogs I have is to get back to menu planning so that I can save money AND calories!  I have set myself a goal to post a new printable menu plan and shopping list every single week for this entire year.  Don’t want to wait?  You can get all of January’s (or weeks 1-5) in my shop right now!

I know you are wondering what I am talking about… no, we are not having frogs for dinner. 🙂  Have you ever heard the saying “what’s the best way to eat an elephant? One bite at a time!”

Well, “eating frogs” is the same concept.  I love the book Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy – read through it, I imagine it will reinvigorate you to tackle your tasks, too!

Week Two_ Menu Plan Printables

The complete menu plan for the second week of the year is below.  You can find links to recipes and more.  Scroll to the bottom to print out the menu plan and the shopping list.

Week 2 Breakfast:

Monday – French Toast Sticks (using frozen sticks from week 1), Sausage Links, Blueberries

Tuesday – Easy Strawberry Smoothie via 3 Boys and a Dog, and Brown Sugar Maple Muffins via Money Wise Moms

Wednesday – Sausage & Gravy Casserole via Written Reality

Thursday – Boiled Eggs with Toast (Make Extras for egg salad lunch)

Friday –  Berry Banana Breakfast Oat Bars via Natalie’s Food and Health

Saturday – Greek Yogurt with Strawberries and honey

Sunday – Ricotta Pancakes via Let the Baking Begin, Bacon, Berries

Week 2 Lunch

Monday – Waffle Sandwich Bento Lunch (using frozen waffles from week 1) via 3 Boys and a Dog

Tuesday – BBQ Pulled Pork sliders (use leftover pork from week 1) with, pineapple chunks and celery sticks

Wednesday – Lunch Box Kabobs via It is a with  berries

Thursday – Greek Chicken Bowls via Eazy Peazy Meals

Friday – Curried Egg Salad Sandwiches (use extra eggs from Thursday’s breakfast), Grapes, Walnuts (or favorite nut)

Saturday – Leftover Potato Soup, Fruit Salad, Crackers

Sunday – Leftover Potato Soup, Crackers

Week 2 Dinner

Monday – Slow Cooker Alfredo Chicken with Bacon!  via The Frugal Girls .com serve with a side of your favorite pasta, buttered.

Tuesday – Ultimate Creamy Beef Stroganoff via 3 Boys and a Dog, Dinner Rolls, Romaine Salad

Wednesday – Crunchy Honey Garlic Pork Chops  Just a Pinch served with Roasted Broccoli And Cauliflower via It is A Keeper

Thursday – Oh So Southern Potato Soup via 3 Boys and a Dog with Homemade Hawaiian Bread via Butter with a Side of Bread

Friday – Teriyaki Chicken Casserole via Life in the Lofthouse with Asian Cucumber Salad via Joyful Healthy Eats

Saturday – Chicken Ranch Pizza Recipe via 3 Boys and a Dog with Balsamic Glazed Mushrooms via Paleo Cupboard on the side

Sunday – Balsalmic Roast Beef via Just a Pinch with Garlic & Parmesan Steak Fries via 3 Boys and a Dog

Week Two Menu Plan Recipes and Shopping List

Get Your Printable Menu and Shopping List here.  OR get 5 weeks of planning and shopping printables in my shop.

My Favorite Meal Planning Resources:

The following affiliate links are things that I love!  I get so tired of planning, but having interesting, educational, and down-right fun goodies makes this chore so much easier to swallow. 🙂

How to Meal Plan

Menu Wipe Off Board

My Favorite Pens

What do you do to be sure you are using a great variety of your recipes? Do you menu plan?  Do you have a system of trying something new each week?  I would love to hear your menu planning details!

Weeks 1 through 5 January Meal Planning Printables

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Rebecca | Unexpectedly Domestic

Thursday 25th of January 2018

I love this post, Kelli! It is so inspiring to see what other people are cooking and eating. You have such a great variety. And the printables are especially helpful. Thanks for sharing!

Cherryl Ehlenburg

Thursday 18th of January 2018

I love having my meals planned for me! I printed off most of these recipes and will be trying them next week. Thank you for sharing!


Monday 25th of January 2010

Great post :)