The Good Plate Monthly Menu Calendar

Mark your calendars! Here’s what we’re going to be cooking up at The Good Plate. The recipe planner is updated monthly. Get some ideas by looking at our menu for your own menu. Some of the entries have recipes so please help yourself.



MonthWeekDay
August 2020
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
July 26, 2020

Dinner: Pork Roast With Balsamic Mustard Rub

Dinner: Pork Roast With Balsamic Mustard Rub
July 27, 2020

Dinner: Teriyaki Burgers

Dinner: Teriyaki Burgers
July 28, 2020

Dinner: French Cuban Sandwiches

Dinner: French Cuban Sandwiches
July 29, 2020

Dinner: Cobb Salad

Dinner: Cobb Salad
July 30, 2020

Dinner: Machaca Potatoes

Dinner: Machaca Potatoes
July 31, 2020

Dinner: Grilled Shrimp Salad

Dinner: Grilled Shrimp Salad
August 1, 2020

Dinner: Kung Pao Chicken – Boswell Style

Dinner: Kung Pao Chicken – Boswell Style
August 2, 2020

Dinner: Pork Roast With Balsamic Mustard Rub

Dinner: Pork Roast With Balsamic Mustard Rub
August 3, 2020

Dinner: Teriyaki Burgers

Dinner: Teriyaki Burgers
August 4, 2020

Dinner: Cuban Sandwiches

Dinner: Cuban Sandwiches
August 5, 2020

Dinner: Crepes a la King

Dinner: Crepes a la King
August 6, 2020

Dinner: Breaded Italian Fennel Pork Chops

Dinner: Breaded Italian Fennel Pork Chops
August 7, 2020

Dinner: Ravioli

Dinner: Ravioli
August 8, 2020

Dinner: Air Fryer Chinese Lemon Chicken

Dinner: Air Fryer Chinese Lemon Chicken
August 9, 2020

Dinner: Turkey Tetrazzini

Dinner: Turkey Tetrazzini
August 10, 2020

Dinner: Lulah Kabob Burgers

Dinner: Lulah Kabob Burgers
August 11, 2020

Dinner: Turkey Tetrazzini

Dinner: Turkey Tetrazzini
August 12, 2020

Dinner: Penne Al’Arrabbiata with Sausage and Red Pepper

Dinner: Penne Al’Arrabbiata with Sausage and Red Pepper
August 13, 2020

Dinner: Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction

Dinner: Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction
August 14, 2020

Dinner: French Onion Grilled Cheese

Dinner: French Onion Grilled Cheese
August 15, 2020

Dinner: Honey and Soy-Glazed Chicken

Dinner: Honey and Soy-Glazed Chicken
August 16, 2020

Dinner: Swedish Meatballs

Dinner: Swedish Meatballs
August 17, 2020

Dinner: Cheese Burgers

Dinner: Cheese Burgers
August 18, 2020

Dinner: Swedish Meatballs

Dinner: Swedish Meatballs
August 19, 2020

Dinner: Out for Dinner

Dinner: Out for Dinner
August 20, 2020

Dinner: Out for Dinner

Dinner: Out for Dinner
August 21, 2020

Dinner: Fish Burgers

Dinner: Fish Burgers
August 22, 2020

Dinner: Rosemary Garlic Chicken Purses

Dinner: Rosemary Garlic Chicken Purses
August 23, 2020

Dinner: Meatball Lasagna

Dinner: Meatball Lasagna
August 24, 2020

Dinner: Lulah Kabob Burgers

Dinner: Lulah Kabob Burgers
August 25, 2020

Dinner: Meatball Lasagna

Dinner: Meatball Lasagna
August 26, 2020

Dinner: Curried Chicken Wings with Dipping Sauce

Dinner: Curried Chicken Wings with Dipping Sauce
August 27, 2020

Dinner: Fettuccine Fantasia

Dinner: Fettuccine Fantasia
August 28, 2020

Dinner: Ravioli Balls

Dinner: Ravioli Balls
August 29, 2020

Dinner: Ground Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Dinner: Ground Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry
August 30, 2020

Dinner: Sous Vide Rosemary Garlic Beef Roast

Dinner: Sous Vide Rosemary Garlic Beef Roast
August 31, 2020

18:00: Low Country Juicy Lucy

18:00: Low Country Juicy Lucy
September 1, 2020

Dinner: Sous Vide Rosemary Garlic Beef Roast

Dinner: Sous Vide Rosemary Garlic Beef Roast
September 2, 2020September 3, 2020September 4, 2020September 5, 2020

Recipe Planner

This is an entirely different way of thinking about food.recipe planner

The best low budget healthy recipes are the ones you like. I’ve been in a position where I had to be very, very careful on my food budget, and I’ve discovered some ways to keep myself on budget and still eat healthy foods.

The first thing to do is make a shopping list and stick to it. Seriously stick to it. Supermarkets love to entice you with things that are “on-sale” that you really don’t need. Just because it’s on sale doesn’t mean you have to buy it. For example, when you have to buy 10 of something to get 10% off, it’s not worth it. Sure, if the item on your list is on sale, or the store brand is less expensive, then get that.

Making Your List and Checking it Twice

About that shopping list… there are some things you need to do before you make it. First, go to your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer and figure out what you already have. I recommend using an app like Out of Milk that has a pantry function. You could also use a spreadsheet program or just plain paper. No matter how you do your inventory, just make sure you do it.

Now that you know what you have, you can think about what you like to eat and when you want to eat it. For example, on Sundays, I make something big enough to have leftovers for Wednesday. Monday is always hectic, so I like throwing a pattie in a skillet and having a burger and salad for dinner. Tuesday is a day off, so I experiment with new recipes. Wednesday is leftover night. Thursday might be leftovers, maybe something I froze, might be breakfast for dinner, or might be dinner out since I have a standing appointment every third Thursday. Friday is our meatless night – it can be vegetarian or pescatarian. Saturday night is International night, so Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, etc. You can figure out your schedule and what you like to eat. I make my schedule for a month, print it for the refrigerator and I also put it on my Google calendar.

Now that you know what things you want to make, you can look back at that inventory and figure out what you already have to make them. You also now know what you need and you can put those items on your shopping list.

One more thing to put on that shopping list is things you are low on. For example, if you are going to run out of olive oil before the next time you do a “big shop”, then put olive oil on your list, too.

Keeping your pantry stocked will save you money when you are using and sticking to a shopping list. When I started using this method, I was realizing about a $ 50.00-month savings.

For your recipe planner, I’m going to recommend Anylist for keeping track of recipes and menu planning. It also allows you to price items on your shopping list. I’m going to recommend Out of Milk for the pantry and shopping lists.

The Good Plate Monthly Menu Calendar

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