What in the world happened to 2016? Is anyone else wondering that? I think I have to start paying better attention to the days. Which seem long, but then BAM!! a whole year flies by!

But we’re ready to head into 2017 with gusto! Soooo…onto the task at hand which is feeding all of the troops for January 2017! Of course I couldn’t do it without some kind of meal plan, and I’m hoping it helps all of you as well.


Download the 2017 January Monthly Meal Plan:

If you haven’t already used this before, you can click on any of the underlined menu items to get to the recipe.

I like to shop once a week, so I just make a list off of my menu plan and head to the store. I find that I spend less when I shop off of a list, then flying by the seat of my pants. I also end up with ingredients that will actually go together instead of a bunch of random items that don’t amount to anything.

For more fun recipes, visit my Recipes Page!


Here are some of our favorite smoothie recipes, just click on the image below!

green smoothie recipe fruit smoothie recipe

kid friendly green smoothie recipe


Busy Mom’s Guide to Home-cooked Meals

Do you wish there was something that included monthly meal plans, recipes, grocery shopping lists, as well as a customizable meal plan to fit your families needs? Look no further! Check out my Busy Mom’s Guide to Home-cooked Meals!

Details: This book is available as an 8.5×11 PDF download that you can print and have spiral bound. As well as a Paperback full color hard copy on Amazon. This book has 99 pages. I suggest printing in color, then spiral binding it at a local office supply store.

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  1. Happy New Year, Erica!! I hope you, your hubby and kids had a great holiday. Thank you for all that you do.

    And yes, the year went by what seems to be abnormally fast. They weren’t kidding when they said the days were long and the years are short.


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