Homemaking

January Angel Food Meal Plan & Recipes

Julie / January 26, 2011

It’s finally finished, almost two weeks earlier than last month’s! My goal is to have the February plan up before the ordering deadline, so you can order the boxes after you get a good look at the plan. But this is what it is, for January:

January Angel Food Meal Plan and Recipes (single page, much better formatting)

Ordering: This plan uses the 2 Bountiful Blessing boxes and 1 S3 (premium fresh fruit and veggies) box.  Total $105.  The only thing I’m using that’s not in the 2 BB boxes is some of the vegetables, so you could just buy the 2 BB boxes (total $82) and buy the produce at the grocery store for probably less than $10.

 

Comments:

  1. If you’re only going to the grocery store once, at the beginning of the plan, cook the recipes with celery, bananas, and/or fresh bread first.  
  2. I’m using some of the same recipes as last month, because I didn’t actually get to cook them thanks to the arrival of number 3.  I won’t usually repeat recipes that fast.  Exceptions are the Sausage & Potatoes recipe and the Blackeyed Pea Soup recipe, which are just really good (hearty, healthy, yummy, and inexpensive) recipes that we actually want to eat as often as I want to cook them!
  3. I divvied up some vegetables, but a couple meals still need the addition of a can of green beans or something.

 

Goal: As usual, to feed my family of five (including three little people) 30 meals, while buying little from the grocery store.  I’m not using the hot dogs, the fruit, or the meat box in the plan, and we’ll give away one of the bags of fries.  This also doesn’t use nearly all the breaded chicken–I’m still learning what to do with it.  This plan feeds 28 meals.  I’ve been trying to find somewhere to squeeze out the extra meals, but the truth is that we don’t eat that many meals a month at home, that there will be some leftovers anyway, and that I really don’t want to squeeze out the extra meals this month–I like the recipes I’ve picked!

 

Meal

from box

from pantry

from store

Spaghetti

1/2 Fully-Cooked Meatballs

Pasta

Pasta Sauce

parmesan cheese

bread

 

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

quick oatmeal

milk

eggs

butter

baking powder

salt

vanilla

peanut butter

 

Crockpot Black Eyed Pea Soup

*freeze half*

Sweet Italian Sausage

1 onion

1 cup diced carrots

6c chicken broth

italian seasoning

1 c diced celery

1lb dried black eyed peas

Stuffing-topped Pork Apple Skillet with Sweet Potatoes

Bone-In Pork Chops

onion

apple

sweet potatoes

Balsamic Vinaigrette

brown sugar

 

stuffing

Sausage and Potatoes

Breakfast Link Sausage

potatoes

onions

 

 

French Dip Sandwiches

and Fries

*reserve leftovers*

Choice Beef Netted Roast

Fries

soy sauce

bouillion cube

bay leaf

rosemary

thyme

garlic

french bread

Beef & Barley Soup

leftovers from French Dip

carrots

onion

butter

beef broth

1can diced tomatoes

basil

oregano

1c quick-cooking barley

celery

frozen peas

Meatball Orzo Soup

1/2 Fully Cooked Meatballs

½ bag yellow squash and zucchini

2 eggs

chicken broth

parsley

lemon juice

3/4c orzo pasta

Minestrone

Minestrone

 

 

Stir-Fry with Sauce and Rice

Breaded Chicken Breast Assorted Pieces

onion

carrots

cabbage

Beef-Flavored Rice & Vermicelli

assorted vegetables

stir-fry sauce (e.g. La Choi sweet & sour)

 

White Chili and Cornbread

1lb Lean Ground Beef

Northern Beans

Jiffy Cornbread Mix

 

1c medium salsa

1c frozen corn

8oz jalapeno pepper cheddar cheese

Spaghetti

1/2 Fully-Cooked Meatballs

Pasta

Pasta Sauce

Bread

Parmesan cheese

 

Italian Sausage Soup

Sweet Italian Sausage

carrots

northern beans

½ bag yellow squash and zucchini

garlic

beef broth

1 can stewed tomatoes

2c spinach

Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions

*save leftovers*

Choice Beef Netted Roast

onions

carrots

potatoes

 

 

Roast Beef Hash

eggs

oil

garlic

thyme

cayenne

nutmeg

heavy cream

Lasagna and Green Beans

Lasagna

Green Beans

 

 

Moist Cheddar Garlic Oven-Fried Chicken and Peas and Carrots

Split Chicken Breast

 

Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots

butter

garlic

seasoning salt

dry bread crumbs

cheddar cheese

parmesan cheese

Herbed Chicken and Tomatoes and Yellow Squash and Zucchini

Split Chicken Breast

 

Yellow Squash and Zucchini

2 cans italian diced tomatoes

pasta

sugar

1 envelope savory herb with garlic soup mix

parmesan cheese

Chicken Nuggets Parmesan and Green Beans

Breaded Chicken Breast Assorted Pieces

Green Beans

 

1 jar pasta sauce

parmesan cheese

mozzarella cheese

Pork Chops with a Maple-Mustard Glaze and Cornbread

Bone-In Pork Chops

Jiffy Cornmeal Mix

butter

chicken broth

maple syrup

dijon mustard

sage

thyme

2tsp heavy cream

Sausage and Eggs

Breakfast Link Sausage

Eggs

 

 

Meatloaf and Rice

1lb Ground Beef

Oatmeal

Onions

Egg

Beef-Flavored Rice & Vermicelli

Ketchup

 

Minestrone

Minestrone

 

 

Crockpot Black Eyed Pea Soup

*from freezer*

 

 

 

Hearty Harvest and Ham Stew

onion

cabbage

potatoes

carrots

olive oil

garlic

celery seed

caraway seed

paprika

1lb ham steak

3c greens

Lasagna and Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots

Lasagna

Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots

 

 

Baked Banana Oatmeal

Quick oats

2 eggs

milk

brown sugar

butter

baking powder

vanilla

chocolate chips

3 bananas

Meatball Subs and Fries

1/2 of Fully-Cooked Meatballs

Fries

pasta sauce

rolls

 

Grocery List:

  1. rolls
  2. french bread
  3. 3 bananas
  4. celery
  5. 1lb ham steak
  6. 1 jar pasta sauce
  7. 1 envelope savory herb with garlic soup mix
  8. 1pk chicken stuffing
  9. 1c medium salsa
  10. orzo pasta
  11. quick-cooking barley
  12. 1lb dried black-eyed peas
  13. pint heavy cream
  14. mozzarella cheese
  15. parmesan cheese
  16. cheddar cheese
  17. 8oz jalapeno pepper cheddar cheese
  18. frozen corn
  19. frozen peas
  20. 3c + 2c greens (spinach)

 

Cost-cutting tips:

  1. both the recipes that call for heavy cream could be substituted with milk
  2. making your own sandwich rolls and french bread is much cheaper than buying them
  3. you can find a recipe for the soup mix here
  4. I will probably substitute regular cheddar cheese for the jalapeno pepper cheese, since we buy cheddar in bulk
  5. the recipe comments have instructions for substituting regular barley for the quick-cooking kind

Happy eating!

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