January Dinners Making your meal planning so much easier

I have to share how stressed I was last week. I skipped sharing the January meal plan on Monday, thinking everyone would be able to easily find it because it’s always sliding by in the slider at the top of Julieverse.com’s home page. Whoa. Was I wrong! The slider on the webpage only holds the 5 most recent posts, so I can’t even begin to tell you the number of emails I received that asked what happened to the meal plan… it disappeared from Julieverse! I explained that readers can always type “January” into the search bar, but I understand that it’s no where near as easy as just listing the meal plan there. It was also genuinely appreciated that so many readers let me know that they missed the meal plan! Glad you’re using it.

Because of this snafu, I’m making a few changes in the coming weeks to always keep a link for the meal plan at the top of the Julieverse Home Page. Look for it this winter.

It's January so it's time to get in the game with meal planning. Here's a month of dinner ideas with a menu for each week. This makes planning so easy!!

January Meal Plan

It's January so it's time to get in the game with meal planning. Here's a month of dinner ideas with a menu for each week. This makes planning so easy!!

December/January Week 1

(This is a repeat of the last week from last month. You’ve probably already cooked all of this, right?)

Monday: Rigatoni with Sausage & Tomato Cream Sauce I also add chopped red or green peppers with the onions
Tuesday:Sweet & Sour Chicken with Soba Salad
Wednesday: Jambalaya for a crowd (this is actually the recipe I use for New Years Eve–so if you’re entertaining this week, move Jambalaya to whichever that night will be for you.)
Thursday: leftovers
Weekend: Cauliflower & Chickpea stewBeef & Vegetable Pot Pie

January Week 2

Monday:  Taco Salad with Pinto Beans and Avocado
Tuesday: Herb-Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Fennel
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Zucchini and Tomato Pasta Sauce over Spaghetti
Thursday: Leftovers
Weekend: Spiced Strip Steak with Carrots and Onions

January Week 3

Monday: Herbed Cheese Stuffed Salmon, Caesar Salad
Tuesday: leftovers
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken
Thursday: Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers
Weekend: Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup, Pizza night, leftovers

January week 4

Monday: Roasted Tilapia and Winter Vegetables
Tuesday: Parmesan Meatloaf with a Caesar Salad
Wednesday: leftovers
Thursday: Crock Pot Chicken la Criolla
Weekend: Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers (by popular demand flat out begging)

January week 5

Monday: Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad
Tuesday: Baked Salmon Stuffed with Mascarpone Spinach
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Lasagna
Thursday: Balsamic Roast Beef French Dip Sandwich and Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries
Weekend: leftovers and Shrimp Bisque

mom of 3 and wife living in the Philadelphia suburbs, Julie is a former elementary school teacher and a Public Relations manager. She is the owner/editor of Julieverse, a merchandiser with Chloe + Isabel (jewelryverse.com) and founder VlogMom and Splash Creative Media. A marketing strategist and freelance education and parenting writer by trade, Julie attempts to carve out time to enjoy playing with her kids, PTO, cooking and exercise.

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