Meal Plan with Meal Planning Tips

For December, my meal plan is to prepare quick meals that are tasty and can provide leftovers for the next day. We are super busy and need meals to be available in between our busy schedules. Here are some of those holiday menu ideas and sweet treats. 
YES friends this is a repeat from last week! We didn't even get to half of our dinner plans do to all the Holiday Activities. Sorry it is still the same but Please link up all your recipes & menus. Check out that ebook on Menu planning, too!

Thanks so much!
Monday- Sliders, Salad and Spicy Fries and Gingerbread Chocolate Eclair Dessert

Wednesday- Egg Free Egg Nog and Thai Basil Fried Rice with Chicken, Beef or Shrimp

Friday- Melted Snowman Cake Pops and Leftovers

Weekend-Super Hero Sandwich and leftovers
Featured Menu from last week's linky up- Pary Moppins Menu Plan

BONUS PARTY- if you have any holiday crafts, recipes, giveaways, deals, etc stop over at my Holiday Hop of Goodies and link up there, too! It is growing and I would love to see your awesome ideas there, too! 

I've linked up at OrgJunkie's Menu Plan Monday link up and always check out 3 Boys and a Dog menus. I will pin some of the below post on Pinterest as I have time! If you do pin my post, please leave a comment and I will be sure to get yours pinned. Thanks!

One of my blogging friends, Crystal & Co just released her How To Meal Plan ebook. One of the reasons that she meals plans is to provide her family with low cost, healthy meals. If you plan, you will save money from eating out and of course time. In her ebook she explains why it is painless to meal plan! 

Here are her steps and she goes into a well laid out discussion on each one:

Step 1: Develop a Recipe Criteria-learn to get what works for your family.

Step 2: Find 21 Recipes-This would give you 3 weeks of no repeat meals. She also list 20 recipes websites (mine is included! Yay)

Step 3: Make Your Grocery List- She teaches you the importance of the list, tips to help you decide how to shop as provides wonderful grocery list tools.

Step 4: Display Your Menu- This is very important for many reasons. It makes a huge different in the success vs. failure of your prepared menu. The ebook list helpful tips on how to display the menu and why it is important.

Step 5: Putting Your Menu to Work- Crystal teaches you how to make the menu work for you! Ever have a meal plan hiccup? She gives tips on this, too! 

Meal Plan Struggles? The book is for beginners and seasoned menu plan users. It is quick and simple to follow. The book is jammed packed full of tips, recipes and resources. I loved all of the recipes, color photos of her recipes (I'm such a visual person) and full of printables! I give this ebook 2 thumbs up!

Crystal has a new How to Meal Plan Facebook Community. Check it out today!
Order the book for yourself and a friend! How to Meal Plan ebook 

Have a super weekend! Remember link up menus & recipes. I will pick to to try next week and feature you on my menu plan!


  1. Thanks for featuring my menu! Merry Christmas!

  2. You are so welcome!!! Love your blog! Susie

  3. Today is the last day to enter round 3 of Merry Merry Munchies at Dining With Debbie. I have a great giveaway going on that you won't want to miss: (1) $50 gift card to, my favorite jeweler and (2) a signed copy of Arkansas Pie: A Slice of the Natural State by author and fellow blogger, Kat Robinson. I hope your will come link up.

  4. I love the punchbowl with the snowman face drawn on it :) Happy MPM!


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