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Traditional January 2014 Menu

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The Traditional menu is designed for the “traditional” or “average American family”. It is favorites you would find in a majority of kitchens across the country. If you aren’t the average american family you may wish to try out one of our specialty menus. 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 Traditional menus or in-season menus – January 2010′s, January  2011′s, January 2012′s or January 2013′s 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.

Cinnamon Toast Muffins




**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.


Are you a person that likes to see the menus visually? Perhaps you should check out the January 2014 Traditional 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:

  • Christina Niemeyer- I am a part-time from home working mother of 2 (ages 5, 1), volunteer and military wife.  I am a very busy person and LOVE that cooking once a month gives me sooo much extra time and $$ with/for my family!  My blog is Please Don’t Puke On Me: http://pleasedontpukeonme.blogspot.com/
  • Tess Morris- My name is Tessa Morris. I am a mom of 5 ages 7 and under. My husband works the evening shift and we homeschool during the day.
  • Stephanie Jordan- I am a Paramedic in Grand County, Colorado.  We enjoy anything outdoors…right now, it’s cross country skiing, downhill skiing and snowshoeing.

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!

19 Responses to “Traditional January 2014 Menu”

  1. Tracywilsonplus2@gmail.com says:

    I can’t get the recipe for Enchilada Pasta to open. It is telling me that the site is no longer available. Is any one else having this problem?

  2. Corinne says:

    How do you freeze the Buffalo Chicken Soup (Lunch)? Assuming it’s after it’s cooked, but there were no freezing instructions listed with the recipe (or I missed it).

    • Katie says:

      Hi Corinne, I do see the freezing directions listed on the recipe card. If you want to email me at info at onceamonthmeals.com I can send over the recipe card I’m looking at so you have it. :)

    • Kelly says:

      The freezing instructions are on the recipe cards themselves. But yes we have you cook the soup and freeze it so it’s just a reheat meal on serving day.

  3. Corinne says:

    Thanks Kelly! I was just looking at the recipe via the link. Can’t wait to try this one! I doubt I can get it to the freezer before eating it!

  4. Jennifer McClain says:

    I’m trying to swap out recipes but it just keeps brining me back to menu selections with no way to swap..

    • Kelly says:

      Jennifer can you email me at info at onceamonthmeals.com and let me know what internet browser, version and whether you’re on a mobile or laptop? We’re having issues with Safari right now and trying to get to the bottom of it. In the meantime you can try using Google Chrome or Firefox.

  5. Catherine Burns says:

    I’m wanting to try the cinnamon toast muffins but we don’t get pumpkin spice here – is there a make it yourself recipe or a substitute?


  6. Heather says:

    I did my cook day yesterday, but 1 thing didn’t go quite right…. 10 oz of crescent rolls on the shopping list, 20 oz on the Creamy Chicken Pockets recipe; but much more chicken that for either of those. Saved the chicken & I’m gonna get 4 more rolls of crescent rolls & see how many are enough.

    Otherwise, that Buffalo Chicken Soup is awesome, the Chicken a la king is decadent, and I can’t wait to eat those muffins!

  7. Catherine says:

    How do you flash freeze?

  8. JennaBlanchard says:

    Hi there,
    I have been wanting to sign up for two, yes TWO years! The only thing stopping me is that my Husband is the pickiest eater. He will only eat red meat, and hardly any vegetables. Out of the menus for the months posted I only see one or two things he would eat and that is a maybe…. Is there any menu offered monthly that he might enjoy? He likes to have steak and potatoes about 5/7 days a week.
    thank you,

    • Katie says:

      Hi Jenna! Yes, I have a few friends like that- meat and potatoes only! We don’t have a menu that will fit exactly but we do have swappable menus now and hundreds of recipes to swap in and out. So, maybe with all of the older recipes you might could create your own custom menu that would work for him? At the very least, we have LOTS of marinade like recipes so you could have the main meat ready and then do his potatoes on a nightly basis. http://onceamonthmeals.com/membership/join/

  9. Mcsp1512@gmail.com says:

    Hi. Just had my first cooking day yesterday. It was long and I learned a lot…mostly what NOT to do but it was fun and everything was delicious! I also had the same problem with the chicken pockets. I substituted Grands biscuits and they worked better than the crescents and held the chicken better too! Can’t wait for next month… Already planning with my mom!

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