February 2013 Monthly Menu


I haven’t been doing much cooking during January because both my husband and I are on diets.  We ended up eating mostly salads in January.  The first part of February the diet will basically continue except for Super Bowl Sunday where I think the whole family will splurge a bit.   I think we both overdid it during the holidays and we need to cut back on our calories.  Breakfast has consisted of oatmeal every morning or yogurt, lunch has been soup and dinner has usually been a salad.  This month I will be planning only a week at a time and will post updates here.

1:  Lemon Horseradish Fish Cakes, peas
2:  Butternut Bisque, Sandwiches
3:  Super Bowl Sunday!!  Pico de Gallo and Guacamole,  Buffalo Wings with Carrot and Celery Sticks along side Ranch Dressing (I don’t add the blue cheese in like PW does), here is another version of Buffalo Wings that is baked (I think I am making this version this year.  Much healthier and sense we are trying to cut back on calories, I think this will be much better.  PW’s recipes are not diet friendly.), Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos, Brownies  OR I think I will make these blonde brownies since it is February and I am in a Valentine mood.  🙂
This is going to be a crazy week at our house so a lot of food I have planned is either take out or dinners I already have in the freezer.
4:  Sushi Monday!!  I go to the local grocery store where they make fresh sushi daily.  We LOVE sushi and it is fairly low in calories!!
5: Sloppy Joes (Filling is already frozen in freezer. I just use Manwich that comes in a can.), Chips
6: Leftovers
7: Tacos (either homemade or Taco Bell)
8: Homemade Pizza or pizza delivered (since I won a free pizza at Papa John’s I guess it will be pizza delivered!)
9: Easy Mulligatawny Soup and Crusty Bread
10: Sweet and Spicy Stir Fry with Chicken and Broccoli and rice

I know, I know.  I have been MIA for a while.  Truth of the matter is…..I have had surgery.  I am getting back on my feet again.  My family has been fending for themselves lately.  Good thing I had some dishes frozen in the freezer!  I did manage to make a slow cooker pork stew.  Tomorrow I will post the next week’s menu.

17: Simple Perfect Enchiladas-This can be assembled before church and refrigerated. Bake in oven when returning home. Make the Garlic Cilantro Lime Rice while the enchiladas are cooking. Make the Marshmallow Crispy Treats the day before.
18: Meatless Monday-Baked Ravioli, Salad, Garlic Bread
19: Pork Chops with Pineapple Fried Rice
20: Leftovers
21: Going out to eat and celebrating Valentines Day a little late but I couldn’t celebrate it on the 14th.
22: Movie Night: Pizza and Popcorn!!!
23:  (Changed my mind on this one.  Going to an oyster fry.  Might post pics later.)
24: Fajitas (Well since I have frozen fajita meat in the freezer, onions, green bell peppers I thought I may as well make some fajitas. I also bought a bunch of avocados that were on sale so I think guacamole will be good with that too. All I really need to buy are some flour tortillas.)
25: Chili and cornbread (thought this would be good since snow is in the forecast) OR make Wick Fowler Copycat Chili
26: Slow Cooker Roast with Carrots and Potatoes
27: Leftover Roast Beef Sandwiches and Chips
28: Chicken Fried Steak, potatoes, green beans, corn on the cob

The March menu can be seen HERE

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