Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Menu {Menu Plan Monthly}

For my March Dinner Menu I will be doing a pantry and freezer challenge. Our house is under contract so we will be moving next month. I am so excited that our new house is a larger one level home with a bigger kitchen. I can't wait to organize my kitchen and get everything back in order. I know I have a hard job ahead of me, but it will be so worth it when I'm done. This will be quite a move since this has been home for us for the last 12 years.

We don't want to be stuck moving a whole bunch of food, so we really need to eat our way down a bit. I thought from now until we move (end of March) that I will do a Pantry and Freezer Challenge. Anything dinner wise will be made from what I have on hand in my pantry and what's left in the freezer. We stock pile a lot of food so no worries we have plenty to eat around here. I am hoping to only go to the store to buy toiletries, fresh produce and dairy products until we move.

If I can get the freezer and pantry cleaned out then we should be good to go by the time moving day comes. I am actually looking forward to this little challenge because it's amazing at what you can come up with if you just set your mind to it. Once most of the food is gone it will be take out and sandwiches the actual week of the move. I will be glad when it is all over and we are back into a routine. Until then these are the meals I came up with using just the items I have on hand.



March Dinner Menu
(pantry/freezer challenge)

Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken with Rice)
Tuna Noodle Casserole
Bourbon Chicken & Rice
Beef & Bean Burritos (Homemade Refried Beans & Tortillas)
Bean & Cheese Tostadas (Leftover Re fried Beans), Spanish Rice
Beef Fajitas (Leftover Tortillas)
Bobby's Goulash
Breakfast for Dinner (Biscuits & Sausage/Milk Gravy)
Breakfast for Dinner (Perfect Pancakes, Eggs & Bacon)
Crescent Roll Pizza Pie
Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes & Vegetable
Ground Beef Stroganoff, Rice & Vegetable
Easy Peasy Chicken Legs & Mac & Cheese & Fruit
Ground Beef Taco's & Rice W/Black Beans
Homemade Pizza
Cheeseburger Helper, Vegetable & Fruit
Pasta Roni's "Garlic Chicken & Pasta" (Back of the Box Recipe)
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes W/Ham (Leftover Ham, Freezer)
Chili Cornbread Casserole
Pasta Carbonara, Fresh Green Beans
BBQ Chicken Thighs, BC Au gratin Potatoes & Steamed Veggies
Tuna Salad Sandwiches
Chicken Divan & Freezer Rolls
Soup & Sandwiches
Crock Pot Smoked Sausage over Rice
Taco Casserole


Treats & Desserts:
Easy King Cake (frozen bread dough)
Homemade Donuts
Shamrock Tea Cakes
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (frozen bananas)



Linked Recipes are recipes that are already listed on my site or somewhere else. Recipes not linked will be shared as I make them. If you notice any broken links please let me know so I can fix them.


I have also included Linky Tools for anyone who wants to link up their March Menu.





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9 comments:

Erin @ Art + Food + Life said... #

I am so impressed you are this organized. I don't think I could plan a whole month. I take it week by week.

Do you actually plan out each day?

Michele said... #

How exciting for your new house and to have a bigger kitchen. Good luck with your move. I totally need to do this challenge this month as my freezer needs to be cleaned out!

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

I only do my monthly menu for dinner meals. That always seems to be the meal of the day I was most challenged with. We always have breakfast and lunch items on hand. I do a list order for my dinner menu. That way I can pick and choose a meal instead of a designated meal on a specific day.

Jamie Cooks It Up! said... #

Hi Tina,
Thanks for reminding me about the link up..and for offering it! I'm so happy to hear about your new house. Good luck with your packing and planning! That is one big job. I'm so thrilled for you to have a bigger kitchen. That will be so nice for your whole family. Have a good day Tina!
~Jamie

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Thank you Jamie I am estatic about the kitchen!!!

Amanda said... #

Can you share your Bourban chicken recipe?

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

For the recipes that are not linkable, I share those as I make them.

Smita said... #

Nice and clean blog... i also love to organize things and plan menues too.good to be here :)

Amy @ A Little Nosh said... #

That's a LOT of recipes made just from the stuff you already have on hand! I'm impressed.