Wednesday, February 3, 2016

What We Ate This Month: A Month of Family Meal Ideas

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It is easy to get in a cooking rut, this last summer I don't think I hardly cooked anything; but I was determined to start the New Year right, planning meals each week.  Today I am sharing What We Ate in January.   These are family friendly, often quick to make meals, as this is real life!
I have to disclose, that we do go out to eat on Friday's, also Saturday after we spend the day cleaning the kitchen, we are not about to cook in it, so Saturday's are pizza and a movie night at our house.

I have added links to recipes when there are recipes, some are just things I make without a recipe.  If there is anything you have questions about or would like a recipe for in the future, please let me know.

Jan 1: Out To Dinner
Jan 2: Pizza
Jan 3: Tri-tip -my husband grilled, pre-seasoned kind from store
Jan 4: Hawaiian Ham And Cheese Sliders
Jan 5: Omelets
Jan 6: Sour Cream and Bacon Crockpot Chicken 

Jan 7: Taco Salad

Jan 8: Out to Dinner-Migel Jr's.
Jan 9: Pizza
Jan 10: Bacon wrapped Tri-Tip- Eric grilled
   ** If you grill a lot-my husband LOVES The iGrill Mini to help cook the meat just right
Jan 11: Tri-tip Cheese Burgers And Fries (from Costco, just heat and eat)
Jan 12: Loaded Baked Potato and Chicken Casserole (easy and yummy but time consuming recipe)
What to eat for a month

Jan 13: Pulled Pork Tacos-Slow Cooker
What to Eat for a Month

Jan 14: Lasagna
Jan 15: Out to Dinner-Five Guys
Jan 16: Pizza
Jan 17: Breakfast:  Cinnamon Roll French Toast Dish

    Dinner: Ribs
Jan 18: Grilled Chicken Sandwiches (from Costco)
Jan 19: Bacon Wrapped Cheese Dogs  (didn't use seasoning she did and only baked 30)

Jan 20: Baked Potato Bar
Jan 21: Quiche

Jan 22: Out to Eat- The Melt

Jan 23: Pizza
Jan 24: Pot Roast (will share this recipe next time I make it-a family favorite)
Jan 25: Tortellini
Jan 26: Shredded Beef Tacos (leftover meat from Sunday)
Jan 27: Hawaiian BBQ Chicken over Rice (Slow Cooker)
Slow Cooker Meal

Jan 28: Hash Brown Egg Nest with Avocado

Jan 29: Out to Eat- Rounds Burgers

Jan 30: Pizza
Jan 31: Pork Chops in Slow Cooker


Do you have a favorite recipe?  One your family loves?  Please leave a comment and even a link and I would love to make it next month!


  1. Our favorite is puled pork from the crock pot :) I have to try the bacon wrapped cheese dog.

    1. Yes, you definitely should, they are so good!

  2. Yum this looks great!! I would love totry some of these!

    1. Thankfully no bombs this month- all good recipes

  3. Mmmm! The sour cream and bacon crock pot chicken sounds delicious! I think I might try that this month!

    1. It is really good and so easy too! Have to love crock pot recipes

  4. I literally just scrolled through and said "I'm making that tonight" after every pic LMAO I have some decisions to make.

    1. That is the tricky part, what to make tonight :)

  5. The Hawaiian BBQ Chicken looks amazing, and so do the pulled pork tacos. YUM. I'm hungry now! ;)

    1. The Hawaiian BBQ was so good! The pulled pork is one I have actually made several times now, so a keeper.

  6. Wow, this post is making me so hungry! I love that your meals are varied, so there's always something new to try. We tend to get stuck eating the same things week after week, but you've given me lots of new ideas!

    1. I knew I was planning on sharing at the end of the month, so it definitely helped while I was picking recipes trying to find new and different things, as yes otherwise I totally get in cooking ruts making the same thing all of the time.

  7. Those Hash Brown Egg Nests look amazing! I just might have to try making those this coming weekend. :) Thank you for all of the wonderful recipe ideas.

    1. They were really good actually! I did over cook mine a bit, as I was worried the yolk was not done enough, so do stick with the time she recommends.

  8. All of these meals look amazing! Definitely gives me ideas for what to make for this month :) Thanks for sharing.

    1. No problem! I know actually planning has helped me make a lot more yummy dinners instead of the same things over and over.

  9. I totally made that cinnamon roll casserole for xmas morning and the kids destroyed it! I need to make it again soon.

  10. Thanks for sharing! Some of these recipes looks awesome, I'll definitely be checking some of them out more.