Sunday, January 17, 2016

Menu Planning Sunday - January Menu Ideas Week Three

Back again for menu plan Sunday - January menu ideas week three. I have been making a lot of soups because winter calls for comfort foods and soups in your menu planning ideas. Soups are great frugal meal ideas. 

barbecue chicken, frugal meals, scratch cooking

This week we have comfort food and some outdoor barbecue due to some nicer weather. We never barbecued the chicken from last week's menu because we had lots of leftovers to eat one night and I never throw food away if it can make a frugal meal. Quite the variety for my menu plan for the week.

Weekly Menu Plan January Week 3

Sunday: Barbecue Chicken, Grandma's Baked Beans, Green Salad, Barbecue herb bread

Monday: Crock Pot pulled pork sandwiches, Best cole slaw ever

Tuesday: Creamy Pumpkin Soup, Easy French Bread

Wednesday: Dinner out with in-laws

Thursday: Bean Burritos, Simple Spanish rice

Friday: Calzones, Lemon vinaigrette salad of baby greens

Saturday: Turkey pot pies, sliced oranges from our trees, sauteed greens from the garden. 

I will make double the pot pies and freeze the other. I am trying to always make a freezer meal one night a week. One to eat and one to freeze. Freezer meals are great times and money savers. 

Breakfast: I will also be making a big batch of granola to fill the jar. I like making this often in our attempts at cooking more of our food from scratch.


  1. Love barbecue chicken and your menu for tonight sounds delicious. We are having sweet and sour chicken. Need to use up some red and green peppers. Thanks for the weekly menu ideas. I run out of ideas! Have a great Sunday (what's left of it).

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  2. Throughout the winter, we tend to eat soup about 3 times a week. Tonight it was Duck Soup and it was the second heating. I tend to like the third heating the best, especially with chili.