Hooray! The monthly meal planning is done--and the groceries were bought and paid for today!
Our local grocery stores offer 10% off the entire grocery bill the first Tuesday of the month. For years, now, I have been planning what we will eat for the month in order to be able to pick up our meat and pantry items and take advantage of it. After I shop, I bag the meat into meal-sized portions and freeze it.
Here is the menu plan for this month:
NB: I am the only one in the family of four (two teenagers, two adults) committed to eating a "paleo" diet. Any inclusion of honey, potatoes, rice and buns in the dinners below is for the other members of my family.
Nov 5: Roast chicken with parsnips, carrots, sweet potato and red potatoes (for the non cave members of the family). Recipe: Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables
Nov 6: Ground Beef Chili on spinach (or rice). Spaghetti squash. From It Starts with Food, p. 264
Nov 7: Pork Chops w/Apple Cider sauce, (p. 77 LC) broccoli, cauliflower rice, roasted root veggies.
Nov 8: Roast Chicken Thighs (stuffed with diced mild onion and minced garlic), mashed potatoes, spinach, squash.
Nov 9: Roasted Herb Salmon Filets, (p. 140 LC) sweet potato, rutabaga and potato oven fries, broccoli.
Nov 10: Roast Lemon Chicken, butternut squash, carrots, potatoes, spinach.
Nov 11: Ham, Roasted beet and onion salad, potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes
Nov 12: Chicken w/Honey Mustard Mayo, (p. 219 LC) mashed potatos, leftover squash, broccoli
Nov 13: Pork Carnitas, carrots, green beans, potatoes
Nov 14: Slow Cooker beef stew.
Nov 15: Chicken w/Apple Cider sauce, (p. 77 LC) broccoli, cauliflower rice, roasted root veggies.
Nov 16: Mark Bittman's Shrimp Stir-fry (modified).
Nov 17: Ground beef and sweet potato hash,
Nov 18: Pork Chops Diane, (p. 68 LC) roasted squash, potatoes, sauteed green beans and mushrooms, spinach salad
Nov 19: One Pot Chicken Drumsticks, broccoli
Nov 20: Cottage flower Pie, sweet potato fries.
Nov 21: Pork chops w/Apple Cider sauce, (p. 77 LC) broccoli, cauliflower rice, roasted root veggies.
Nov 22: Roasted Chicken Thighs with BBQ sauce, spaghetti squash, mashed potatoes, spinach.
Nov 23: Broiled Lemon-Pepper fish, rice, sauteed zucchini and portabella mushrooms, mashed sweet potato.
Nov 24: Roast Chicken and root vegetables
Nov 25: Pork Chops and Squash, (p. 202 LC) potatoes, steamed green beans
Nov 26: Super Simple Chicken Thighs, (A hot oven, about 400 will have to do instead of the grill!), roasted root fries, mayo-free coleslaw.
Nov 27: Salmon cakes, (ISWF) cauliflower rice, broccoli, buns.
Nov 28: Braised Pork Chops, (p. 169 LC) cauliflower rice, sauteed green beans
Nov 29: Chicken w/Honey Mustard Mayo, (p. 219 LC) potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots.
Nov 30: Roasted herbed salmon, (p. 140 LC) roast sweet potatoes and parsnps, rice, broccoli.
Dec 1: Sloppy Bob, rutabaga fries, spinach salad
Dec 2: Pork Chops Diane, roasted squash, broccoli, rice.
Dec 3: Chocolate Chili, cauliflower rice, fried or roasted zucchini sticks.
*LC is Saving Dinner the Low-Carb Way, by Leanne Ely, 2005.
*ISWF: It Starts with Food, by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, 2012