Winter 2016 Menu

Though we’re busy with Christmas festivities, I didn’t forget to plan my family’s winter menu.

What’s for dinner in my house during winter 2016? Menu items include sweet and savory maple-glazed sausage loaf and classic Salisbury steaks.

I won’t explain the whys and hows of my menu planning here because I’ve detailed these elsewhere (you can read all about it here). In short, I plan a new menu containing a month’s worth of meals at the beginning of each season (fall, winter, spring, and summer). We use each of these menus for the three months of that respective season and then move on to the next season’s menu. (Click here to see all of my menus from the last few years.)

You’ll see that I only plan dinners with our menus. This is because we generally eat leftovers with a side of fruit for lunch. I try to include one meatless dinner each week to save us a bit of money on groceries. For breakfasts, we typically eat oatmeal, scrambled eggs and toast, or items that I prepare and freeze over the weekends (e.g., honey wheat butterhorns, breakfast sandwiches).

Here are the yummy dinners we’ll be eating this winter.

Week 1

Week 2

  • Easy creamy beef noodle bake, carrots
  • Chicken breasts and cilantro lime rice, black beans
  • Maple-glazed sausage loaf, fried apples, biscuits Maple-Glazed Sausage Loaf - Winter 2016 Menu
  • Easy cheesy beef stroganoff Easy Cheesy Beef Stroganoff – Winter 2016 Menu
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato basil soup
  • Breakfast for dinner (sausage or bacon, pancakes or French toast, scrambled eggs, etc.)
  • Open

Week 3

  • Tortellini tomato soup, rolls Tortellini Tomato Soup - Winter 2016 Menu
  • Cheeseburger macaroni, green beans Cheeseburger Macaroni - Winter 2016 Menu
  • Layered burrito bake, corn
  • Baked spaghetti and marinara, green beans
  • Chicken and noodles, side salad
  • Sausage and tortellini in cheesy tomato sauce
  • Pizzadillas, green beans

Week 4

  • Easy cheesy chicken noodle bake, carrots
  • Salisbury steak over rice, pan fried lima beans
  • Veggie-rich turkey loaf, green beans, rolls
  • Beef stroganoff bake, corn
  • Nachos
  • Breakfast for dinner (sausage or bacon, pancakes or French toast, scrambled eggs, etc.)
  • Open

Over the coming weeks I will share recipes for a few of the new dishes on this menu. What will your family be eating for dinner this winter? Will you be trying some new recipes?

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