30 Meals in Day Menu Plan – March

It’s time to prepare for another 30 Meals in a Day cooking session. Last month’s session was such a success that I’m excited to do it again. I’ll be trying out a few new recipes this time.

If you’ve never cooked like this before, here are two big reasons why you should give it a try.

1. It Saves Money.

Every two week I pull out a set amount of cash to use for grocery and drug store purchases. I used up most of one week’s cash to buy all the ingredients for my 30 meal cooking session. But since that first week, I have consistently used less than half of my weekly cash allowance. Now, the only things I pick up on a weekly basis are milk, fresh fruit and veggies, bread, and the like. I also pick up the free or almost free items at the drugstore each week. The remaining cash goes into our savings account until we decide how best to use it.

2. It Saves Time.

My favorite time saver is that I only spend one Sunday a month meal planning. I used to dread having to come up with a menu each week. Now it’s all taken care of on one day for the entire month. The kids are thrilled that our weekly grocery shopping trips are much shorter :). And finally, I don’t have to spend time preparing a meal each and every day. All I do now is check the calendar and pull out the planned meal from the freezer to thaw and then pop it in the oven when it’s close to dinner time. It doesn’t get much better than that.

March Menu

Here are the meals I am preparing this weekend.

Hearty Beef Potato Stew – double recipe, enough for four meals

Tomato-Ricotta Spaghetti – quadruple recipe, enough for four meals

Taco Rice Salad – triple recipe, enough for four meals

Chicken Enchilada Casserole – triple recipe, enough for four meals

Breakfast for dinner – Muffins & Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chicken Breast with Orange Sauce – triple recipe, enough for four meals

Pizza Margherita – four pizzas, enough for four meals. I plan on following Biz’s post at My Bizzy Kitchen on how to make frozen pizza.

BBQ Pork Chops – enough for four meals


NOTE – If cooking 30 meals seems overwhelming why not double or triple just three recipes so you end up with 6-9 meals ready to go?

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