Month-Long Meal Plan: April

Month-long Menu Plan | Hardly A Goddess

Have you ever opened the freezer, go to grab something, and have something fall out at you?

“Oh! I didn’t know we had those!” It just fell into my hands…

This happened early this morning. I just keep buying groceries, and they keep getting pushed farther into the freezer-abyss. So, I decided that April is all about clearing out the freezer and the pantry. I think this will be an exercise in creative meal planning, so I have decided to meal plan for the first 2 weeks based on what I have, and then the 2nd half of April, just use the normal plan of attack in making easy, family friendly, and go-to options.

Meal planning from the freezer | Hardly A Goddess

Here’s what I have so far:

Meal Plan for April | Hardly A Goddess

GET the .pdf link from GoogleDocs. Your Welcome! This includes links to the recipes included, and is printable for the fridge. You can adjust it from there!

Here is the month broken into week-by-week plans:

April Meal Plan

Week 1:
We didn’t just “have” short ribs in the freezer, but I am due for some indulgences I think…so I adjusted a little for planned treats!

Week 2:

Week 3:
So this week is both the April break for my kids, the week my husband may or may not get hip surgery, and also the start of Passover, of which only I really observe/celebrate and my family gets to play-along and enjoy the benefits of awesome food.  If you have never celebrated a Seder, I will share that you could. My Christian friend actually celebrates a Catholic Seder, and if you have ever thought of doing it, there is a lot out there on this- totally a wonderful celebration and so interesting to share some of my own cultural norm with people who have no idea or experience with this.

So the food:

Week 4:

  • Potato Pancakes, Salad
  • Grilled Chicken Breasts, salad, veggies
  • Meatloaf, potatoes, veggie
  • Crustless Quiche
  • Oven-Baked Chicken Legs, from South Your Mouth
  • Boneless Buffalo Chicken Bites, veggies, fries
  • Pasta with Sauce & Meatballs

Have a wonderful week. I hope you get to share dinners with your family as much as possible in this crazy season of sports, family, celebrations or any other activity that makes it such a challenge to get dinner on the table and eating together nearly impossible! Planning to eat is half the challenge, so I hope this month long plan has given you either a base to start from or an idea or two for your own tables~

Linking with Organizing Junkie, Sugar & Spice, Mommy Run Fast, Southern Plate MPM


2 thoughts on “Month-Long Meal Plan: April

  1. Lucie P

    Man pleasing chicken… I’m going to have to look into that one due to curiosity. Great meal plan. I like meal planning. I skipped it this week because we were traveling but will get back to it next week.

    1. Post author

      The man-pleasing chicken is also a me-pleasing chicken…or I wouldn’t make it!LOL!It is a good one and super easy! I plan out the month, and honestly, I don’t always stick exactly to it, but as the week is set up ahead of time, I at least have an idea of shopping ahead and what I could make for dinner without a total blank slate! Thanks for stopping by!!

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