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Paleo February 2014 Menu

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For a detailed explanation of why we arrived at this menu please see our post explaining what we mean. If you are new and not sure how to get started we have a wonderful series starting with 5 easy steps to get you on your way to once a month cooking. Good luck! If you like this menu you might want to check out all our past Paleo menus or in-season menus such as February 2013 menu if you are looking for something different!

The links below are just so you can see which recipes are included in this month's menu. WE DO THE WORK FOR YOU! To see freezer instructions and adapt recipes to your family size see the DOCUMENTS below.

Breakfasts

Lunches

Dinners

**Indicates meals that require NO COOKING on your OAMC BIG DAY aka “throw and go” meals, perfect for the family who needs to adjust to just do the quick meals!

Document Update

As you can see we have a NEW way of getting and printing your monthly menu documents. As part of that change, we have also changed the type/size of labels we use. The above labels will print four to a page and line up with Avery 8168/5168 labels or equivalent.

Pinterest:

Are you a person that likes to see the menus visually? Perhaps you should check out the February 2014 Paleo Menu via Pinterest to see the yummy goodness you will be cooking up on this menu. Not sure what Pinterest is all about, check out what Once A Month Mom has to say about it.

Test Cooks

Each month we have some wonderful volunteers who “test” out the menu prior to publication. They do an amazing job of helping to eliminate confusion and mistakes. They may not catch everything but they sure do catch A LOT! If you are interested in test cook, feel free to volunteer. Here is a little bit about this month’s test cooks:

  • Jessica Wetherby – My name is Jessica and I live in VT. I enjoy my health, love exercising and teaching classes at the gym.. and love to cook! Do it morning and night. I follow a paleo diet so l do lots of prepping. Usually use your recipes on a day to day basis vs. prepping all in one day and freezing. No kids yet, just my husband and I.. (and two pups) for now :)
  • Stacy Whitaker – I am a military wife and mom to three precious little girls. In my free time I love trying new recipes, reading, and exploring Alaska with my family.
  • Candice Storm-  My name is Candice Storm. I work full time, with a long commute, have a hard working husband and two busy boys. With all the work, sports, and other activities, we really appreciate OAMM’s for their ability to help me feed my family quickly with our busy schedule and still eat well.

Get Started

Are you new to Once A Month Mom or once a month cooking (oamc) in general? If so, you might want to spend a few minutes (or hours) on the Get Started Series. If you are in a real hurry to catch on we have written some simple steps for getting started. Welcome!

32 Responses to “Paleo February 2014 Menu”

  1. Laurie says:

    Can’t see cost for monthly meals is the trail offer?

  2. Sarah says:

    I’ve added the Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Casserole and Grain and Garbage Free Nuggets recipes to a custom menu for this month. When I generated the shopping list, it said I needed 56 eggs! Those are the only two recipes using eggs and I think there was an issue in the way the recipes are generated. For the Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Casserole, my recipe says “12 cups beat Egg” while the original recipe says “12 large eggs, lightly beaten”. Same story with the Grain and Garbage Free Nuggets recipe.

    • Katie says:

      Hi Sarah! Sorry about that. There was an error with beat eggs this weekend but we have it corrected I believe. Can you pull up your shopping list again and see if it still says that many eggs? If it does, please email us at info at onceamonthmeals.com. Thanks!

  3. Erin Hatfield says:

    I was going to say something about the eggs… but you got it fixed!! now I have to figure out what to do with all these extra eggs! :) I feel some omelets in our future!

  4. 7busyeaters says:

    Swap Ready option is not working.

    • Katie says:

      Hi, I just checked and it took a minute but it is working on my side. Can you try again? If it still doesn’t work for you, please email me at info at onceamonthmeals.com so we can troubleshoot.

  5. Kris says:

    I’m having trouble with the Menu Builder as well. I just keep circling around. From the Menu Builder page I Browse Menus. I select Paleo February. I click on Create my own using this one button and I am back to the Menu Builder browse menus page again.

    • Katie says:

      Hi Kris, are you by chance using Safari as your browser? We have fixed some of the problems within Safari but it seems some older versions are still getting stuck. If you could try Chrome/Firefox or try to update your Safari, that should help you get out of the loop. If you continue to have trouble, please email me at info at onceamonthmeals.com. Thanks!

  6. Malynda Green says:

    I’m having the same issue as the ladies above me with just cycling around menu builder, I assume its because I’m on my iPad? However it worked perfectly with my iPad I’m December and January, so why not now?

    • Katie says:

      Hi Malynda, we have been having problems with certain versions of Safari. Can you try Chrome on your iPad and see if it works? If you continue to have trouble, email us at info at onceamonthmeals.com and we can troubleshoot with you. Sorry for the trouble!

  7. M says:

    I’m getting ready to cook my first freezer cooking this weekend, mostly based on this menu. I wanted to say thank you for being so well organized! I love it that I can used all your tools without feeling like I need to change anything! (And what does that say about me…). Being in my nature ambitious, I’m joining forces with 3 other households and we are cooking for 14…no kids will be in the house. Am I totally insane??

  8. Stacy says:

    This one also says for serving day that you need 48 bunches of lettuce, rather than 48 leaves.

    • Katie says:

      Hi Stacy, can you let me know how many servings you are cooking for so I can check on the lettuce? You can reply here or at info at onceamonthmeals.com. Thanks!

  9. M says:

    We did it! Finished at 11:30 with a clean kitchen sounds good to me :). There were some issues with amounts of weight vs volume, but we are all really happy with the food! Thanks for creating this great resource.

    • Katie says:

      Congrats!!! Yes, weight vs volume is always a struggle and when cooking 15 different meals at once, it can be even more confusing! Can’t wait to hear how you enjoy the recipes!

      • M says:

        What we tasted while cooking was very good. There were a few issues with amounts…I wonder if some of that has to do with using organic vegetables, which tend to be smaller. For example I cut up something like 5 extra onions but when using them in recipes (by the cup) we were very short. It would be very helpful if you add a column to the shopping list that tells you how much you need by volume when cooking to be able to compare without flipping between recipes. Also the eggs were a big problem…all together we needed an additional 2 dozen eggs. I wonder if this had to do with pan size? The sweet potato and beef stir fry did not make a large enough quantity to justify the work, but otherwise we were happy with the portioning because we didn’t want to end up with lots of left overs from stuff we pull out of the freezer.

        • Katie says:

          Hmmm, you definitely shouldn’t have needed more eggs. How many servings were you cooking for so I can double check? And do you remember which recipes needed more eggs?

        • M says:

          It was the sweet potatoes sausage breakfast casserole. I think what happened was we made a relatively small change of adding more spinach and using a deeper pan, but since we were cooking for 12, that change was magnified and we needed twice as much eggs.

          The onions were a much bigger problem! Knowing how many cups of onions on the shopping list would have been very helpful.

          I thought that your organization of the cooking day was fabulous, and the timing worked well even with cooking more portions. Everything took longer to cook – whether baking because we had to do batches, or on the stove because it was a large quantity. But I love it how you had us get the baking things out of the way first, then stove top, then cold assembly (I would love to see the algorithm for creating cooking day instructions!).

          Also, I couldn’t print the labels directly from fire fox. I had to copy and paste them into word. When I printed them from Firefox, I only got two labels per page not four. The label size was I think bigger than necessary for the information included on it.

  10. nurseb says:

    This will be my second month of cooking. I’ve upgraded to the menu builder because some of the paleo meals weren’t really appealing to the men of the house. The only trouble that I have run into is that my ziplock freezer bags are somehow getting small tears while they are in the chest freezer. Any suggestions as to how to combat this?

    • Katie says:

      Hi Nicole! Are you buying name brand freezer bags? That is the one area I no longer skimp on because the quality is usually higher. Another thought is what the bags are being stored next to. If you have boxes with corners in the same area being taken in and out, it’s possible they are catching and creating small tears? Also freezing your food flat when possible will help reduce the strain on the bags with some of the heavier meals like soups, stews, etc. Hope that helps!

  11. Stephanie says:

    Are we the only family that felt the Brussel sprout hash was more of a side dish? We only got about half a bowl (and the kids had even smaller bowls). When I did this the cup measurements for the Brussel sprout hash and sweet potato sausage casserole ended up only requiring 1 sweet potato total. I noticed on the original recipe for the hash it calls for 1 medium sweet potato, which you guys have as 2/3 cup, I get way more out of a potato then that… They don’t sell them very small here I guess. :)

  12. Victoria says:

    Hi – I’m having a small issue with the labels. When I go to print, I only get fifteen labels (one per recipe, not one per freezer container). Is there any way to fix this?
    Thank you!

    • Lisa says:

      Victoria – We are aware there’s a known issue. What browser and version are you using? If you can send a quick email to info at onceamonthmeals.com we can better trouble shoot your issues.

  13. Emma says:

    Hello, is there any way to convert the measurements to metric (grams/kilos)?

  14. Rene says:

    Hi. I am getting ready to do my first freezer cooking session this Saturday. I have noticed that all of the measurements are in ounces. Am I to weigh all of the ingredients or am I missing something? If everything needs to be weighed, does anyone have any recommendations for a good kitchen scale? Thanks so much!

    • Katie says:

      Hi Rene! We have you purchase items as they are in the grocery store (ie spices, flour, sugar in ounces) but on the recipe cards, it will give you the measurements in volume (Tablespoons, cups, etc.) If you have any trouble during your cooking day, feel free to email (info at onceamonthmeals.com) or stop by Facebook to ask questions!

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