Here's your FREE Weekly Meal Plan for Week 11, March 14-20. It's chaotic when dinnertime rolls around! Kids coming are hungry, hubby is getting home and everyone is hungry. That's why I highly suggest having a meal plan in place.
I hope these menus are helping you to stay on budget and save time in the kitchen! If you have any suggestions or need, let me know. I'd love your input. Together we can enjoy delicious affordable meals!
Meal planning and prepping tips
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Every week, I share a free meal plan for you to use the following week. You'll have seven main dish recipes, along with a few extras and of course dessert.
Typically the weekly meal plans are named by number of the week and date. For example, if the plan is for the first week of January, I'll name it Weekly Meal Plan 1 - Jan 3-9. Next year the plans will be updated for the corresponding dates and tasty new recipes!
Don't forget - if you have a busy day and plan on eating out, just drop a day off the menu and adjust the meal plan to fit YOUR busy life!
Here are some shortcuts and tips for this week's menu!
- Chicken Spaghetti lasts 3-4 days in the fridge and leftovers freeze great!.
- Leftovers of Taco's Al Pastor make a great topping for nachos or pulled pork sandwiches.
- Leftovers of Colcannon potatoes last up to three days. I've also stiffened up leftovers with flour and formed them into little pancakes. Frying them in butter makes for some tasty potato pancakes!
- Make the pizza dough on Sunday. Split it into three portions and freeze. Remove from the freezer Thursday night and leave it on the counter to thaw and warm completely. It will be perfect when you're ready to cook Friday night.
If you haven't tried my recipe for Chicken Spaghetti with Rotel now's the time! It's easy to make, cheesy and delicious, super creamy as well!
This makes a full casserole dish so if you have a small family, perfect! Freeze half for later.
Cucumber Tomato Salad
Grandma's Recipe for Cucumber Tomato Salad is a family favorite!
It's bright, crunchy and filled with flavor. It's also super easy to make and goes great with Chicken Spaghetti! Don't feel like making a salad? Be sure to grab a bag salad at the grocery store. That works too!
Crockpot Beef Stew with Dumplings
Slow Cooker Beef Stew and Dumplings is a hearty meal! Best part your crockpot does all the work!
What makes this especially yummy are those dumplings. Who would have thought it would be so easy to make this meal!
Tacos Al Pastor
That's right, it's taco Tuesday again!
This week we're making Slow Cooker Al Pastor Tacos!
What is Al Pastor tacos? That's pork roast cooked with spices and pineapple. It cooks all day until the meat is tender and sweet. Enjoy the tacos!!
Corned Beef and Cabbage Stew
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I'm saving one of my favorite meals, for one of my favorite holidays! Be sure and make some Corned Beef Stew to help celebrate!
I'm such a big fan of corned beef and making a stew?.... Delicious!
Peanut Butter Honey Sandwich
Big fan of simplicity when it comes to food and tonight's dinner is perfect!
Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwich - I like this especially with crunchy peanut butter and some of your local honey? I'm drooling just thinking about it!
Make this great greek coleslaw to serve along the sandwich.
All of your favorite ingredients for a Greek Salad get tossed in together with coleslaw for a big bowl of deliciousness. It's crunchy, fresh and delicious!
Vegetarian Lentil Soup
This soup is fantastic! It's light and easy to make. Filled with veggies and yummy!
It's a perfect way to lighten up our week and a terrific 30 minute vegetarian meal!
Now I know we've made bbq chicken pizza previously, but it's one of my favorite Friday night meals!
PLUS there's a whole bunch of great pizza toppings. This week it's pepperoni pizza.
Start by making this pizza crust. You may even have crust left in the freezer from last time. Top with your favorite toppings!
Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs
One word for this one.... YUM! I love Chicken skiers, but these Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs - fantastic!
Deviled Egg Potato Salad
Am I ushering in spring with kabobs and potato salad? Nah!!!
This is my mom's recipe for Deviled Egg Potato Salad - hands down the BEST.
Give it a try, I'm sure you'll agree with me!
Butter Cookies Recipe
Crispy, sweet, buttery cookies - this old fashioned recipe is Dan's Grandma's recipe and has been in the family for years!
Homemade Butter Cookie Recipe - all you need is a cup of coffee, tea or glass of milk. This will be the perfect ending for every meal and a great dessert!
Meal Planning Worksheet
Click on the link below to download a PDF of the meal planning worksheet so you can easily make notes and your grocery list for this weeks recipes!