April Menu Plan


  April Menu:

Sunday: Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday:
1) 2) Date Night!
Chicken Pot Pie
Vegetable Stir Fry and rice
Creamy Italian Chicken w/ Broccoli
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Ziti w/
Green Chili Burros w/ Chips and Salsa
BBQ Chicken Salad
Veggie Pizza
16) Date Night!
w/ green
beans and garlic
Chicken Salad Sandwiches  w/ veggies
Navajo Tacos
BBQ Chicken w/ Baked Potato and Salad
Out of Town
Date Night!
24) Parmesan Ranch Chicken w/ Rice and Veggies 25)
Classic Spaghetti w/ Salad
Dressed up
Sloppy Joes
w/ Corn
Taco Soup
German Pancakes
w/ Fruit
Date Night!

Have I mentioned I LOVE meal planning?! I used a lot of the same meals as last month because it was faster lets face it we have our favorites we could eat every.single.week… so they have to go in the menu at least once a month. :)

Has anyone started meal planning?


If so, how’s it going? I want to see your menus! Maybe it will give me some new ideas for next month. ;) Oh and if you’d like me to feature one of your recipes.. send me an e-mail!

Happy Friday!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Sherri @ Design2Shine posted on April 1, 2011 at 5:16 am (#

    I love menu planning! It helps in both time, money and stress for me. I usually post my plan on Sunday evenings and even have a master plan of dinner meals (which I need to update) that are some of our fav 'go to' meals. That way when I am stumped for an idea, I can scan my list. :-) I'm impressed you plan the month!

  2. fancy nancy posted on April 1, 2011 at 5:25 am (#

    Ok you totally have me inspired….I think I am going to start off planning 2 weeks and then add from there!

  3. Becci Sundberg posted on April 1, 2011 at 6:07 am (#

    I have been meal planning for the better part of 15 years and I love it!
    I have recently started a domestic blog and my meal plans (fortnightly as that's how we get paid) on there.

  4. Chrissy @ Boerman Ramblings posted on April 1, 2011 at 6:11 am (#

    I started by doing 2 weeks at a time and I got most of my recipes from your menu! You are my life savor and the tortilla soup was to die for, the salsa is almost gone too! thanks for sharing al your hard work!

  5. Amy posted on April 1, 2011 at 6:34 am (#

    This morning while at work, I decided..ok, let's try a meal plan for most of April. So I whipped one up and posted it on my blog!


    Hope you check it out and thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Erica posted on April 1, 2011 at 6:37 am (#

    I love all you posts! Especially meal planning :) My husband thanks you too hehehe.

  7. Miso Glamorous posted on April 1, 2011 at 6:49 am (#

    Happy Friday!!! New follower from UBP'11. My name is Naomi and I have a beauty blog, Miso Glamorous Beauty Blog, please check it out when you get a chance. Also I'm hosting a Vedette Shapewear giveaway and would love for you to enter http://misoglamorous.blogspot.com/2011/03/vedette-shapewear-giveaway.html
    Thanks Naomi

  8. Jenn posted on April 1, 2011 at 7:08 am (#

    This is a great idea! I have been having a harder and harder time planning out what to make for dinner after work and this just might be what I need for our LARGE family of 10! Seems I am food shopping every day!

  9. Shrinking Mommy of 2 posted on April 1, 2011 at 7:50 am (#

    I love meal planning to! I would like to do a month a time, but right now I only do a week! I post mine on my blog every Monday. Can't wait to get to know you better

  10. Janet posted on April 1, 2011 at 9:33 am (#

    Stopping by from UBP! Nice to meet you. I look forward to reading more!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  11. Simplegirl posted on April 1, 2011 at 10:12 am (#

    Great idea! I'm dropping by from the UBparty. Already following your beautiful blog!

  12. Yvonne posted on April 1, 2011 at 10:39 am (#

    This is my 2nd month of monthly menu planning, and I am LOVING it! It makes my life so much easier!! I LOVE to cook and I love adding new recipes to my arsenal… the monthly planning helps me incorporate both new and tried-and-true favorites!

  13. Yvonne posted on April 1, 2011 at 10:39 am (#

    This is my 2nd month of monthly menu planning, and I am LOVING it! It makes my life so much easier!! I LOVE to cook and I love adding new recipes to my arsenal… the monthly planning helps me incorporate both new and tried-and-true favorites!

  14. Lisa posted on April 1, 2011 at 10:52 am (#

    wow, you are so with it! i think i'm doing well planning 2 weeks at a time! lol, i have to say though i've been a sloppy joe hater ALL my life. finally a few months ago i gave into my husbands request for the recipe you have linked, and wow i was in love! i could eat the filling almost every night!

  15. Susan posted on April 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm (#

    Hopped here from UBP. I'm meal planning, too! Live by it. I do it weekly, though – not sure monthly is quite my speed. I just started blogging my weekly menus with links to recipes. I'll be back here for more ideas! Hope you'll stop by http://learnedhappiness.tumblr.com on Sundays and we can swap ideas!

  16. Amy Lou posted on April 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm (#

    Hey Jamielyn I posted my menu on my blog over at becausemysistertoldmetoo.blogspot.com
    Go check it out and let me know what you think! If you'd let me I'd love to share my Quinoa with Black Beans recipe with you and your followers. Have a great weekend!

  17. Kara @ Nest Candy posted on April 1, 2011 at 1:46 pm (#

    Wow! I am so impressed with your planning skills. I am nowhere near this organized. I will work on it before I have kids. :)

  18. Nancy posted on April 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm (#

    I have started! Inspired by you, of course! See my blog post that credits you: http://thekellynewlyweds.blogspot.com/2011/03/organized-mama-gives-menu-planning.html

    I meant to write to you about the reference, but of course I forgot.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Hi! I'm Jessica... posted on April 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm (#

    Stopping by from UPB11 to say hi! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog! I WISH I was good at sitting down and planning meals-honestly I never take the time to do it. I'm going to have to try some of your recipes and give this meal planning a try ;) Please feel free to visit me at http://wayneandjessi.blogspot.com

  20. Jacqui posted on April 1, 2011 at 6:21 pm (#

    I should definitely start that! Hi! I'm following you from the UBP11! I look forward to reading more! I would love it if you would follow back at one or all three of my blogs :)


  21. Martha (MM) posted on April 1, 2011 at 8:20 pm (#

    Great menu and I love how you do your plan for the whole month! I'm a menu planner too but haven't done it the last two weeks, just using stuff up from the fridge, freezer and pantry. I'll be getting back to my plans this week. I have a link to my menu plans over on MM's Missions.

    Have a great weekend! :-)

  22. Emily @ RemarkableHome posted on April 1, 2011 at 9:39 pm (#

    (Hand raised high in the air) PICK ME!!!! PICK ME!!!! PICK ME!!!! I am emailing you a recipe!

  23. Everybody Love the Cheathams posted on April 2, 2011 at 6:45 am (#

    I only dream of actually meal planning. I try every month with no sucess. lol However, you have got me very motivated! :)

  24. Michele Hester posted on April 2, 2011 at 7:48 pm (#

    Love the meal plans – May I ask how you create your meal calendar within your blog posts?

  25. Tiffany posted on April 3, 2011 at 6:58 am (#

    LOVE your blog!

  26. Wilson Family posted on April 3, 2011 at 10:34 am (#

    I am almost done with my 1st menu for the whole month. Wow, my BP is up bc of it. I don't know how you do it. I am going to post it to my blog today.

  27. Larissa posted on April 4, 2011 at 12:45 pm (#

    I used to be so good at meal planning. This makes me want to do it again.

    Can't wait to look over some of your recipes.

    Just Another Day in Paradise

  28. Ridha posted on April 6, 2011 at 8:43 am (#

    Oh wow!! I just found your blog today from sweet sugar belle. This menu plan is awesome! I always hate making menu every week.

  29. September Roberts posted on April 11, 2011 at 7:56 pm (#

    I have been doing this for years, and I love your menu choices. Thank you for linking up somw of the recipes! I need to learn how to post a menu like that.

  30. jill posted on April 25, 2011 at 6:18 am (#

    i just saw a link to your page. love it and love the meal planning. i’ve been putting my weekly menu on the sidebar of my page but just started putting up my weekly menu with links to some recipes each monday. i like how i’m able to search for a recipe i know i’ve posted. i love getting knew ideas from others that post their weekly menu as well.