Here’s your complete weekly Meal Plan for week 2 – Jan 10-16. You’ll find the links to the recipes below and a grocery list at the bottom. This week’s plan is great because who doesn’t love to cook once and eat twice?
I think you’re going to find some new recipes you’ll enjoy again and again!
Common steps to avoid when meal planning
- Before going to the grocery store be sure to take stock in the items you have on-hand. Don’t waste money purchasing things you already have! Copy off the list and make a quick check to be sure before shopping.
- Making multiple trips to the grocery store – If you’re like me, every time I walk in the store I spend anywhere from $25-$50 on stuff I didn’t even know I wanted or needed. Stick to the list and shop once!
- Choosing meals that work for your family. Incorporate the plan below and if it doesn’t work out to make Turkey Meatballs on Monday, switch it around. Allow yourself flexibility!
- Not using your leftovers. Each week we’ll make meals and use those leftovers.
Have questions? Don’t fret, just pop me an email and I’ll walk you through the process! You’ll can email me at [email protected]
Packed with flavor, these baked meatballs in a cast iron skillet are tasty! This is another recipe that freezes great as well. Broil the meatballs so they get nice and browned, then simmer them in your favorite red sauce.
If you’re looking for a more substantial meal, top spaghetti or linguine with the sauce and meatballs. Save half the meatballs for dinner Wednesday night.
Serve your homemade meatballs with a lovely side salad!
This fresh garden salad includes a lovely homemade vinaigrette. If you don’t want to make your own salad dressing, no problem, use your favorite. This is a complete, lovely meal, enjoy! That works too!
BBQ Shredded Chicken
Quesadillas are for dinner tonight using Pressure Cooker Shredded Chicken Recipe No pressure cooker? No problem! Add all of the ingredients to your crockpot, cook on low for 8 hours. It’s just as easy and delicious!
Add an extra chicken breast so so there will be plenty of leftovers for later this week. I always double this recipe and freeze leftovers in batches. It freezes great!
For the quesadillas, pile shredded Monterey Jack cheese on the tortilla, top with shredded chicken and more cheese. Add a tortilla to the top. Grill in a dry skillet over medium heat until golden brown, flip and grill on side two.
Cilantro Garlic Sauce
Serve with these yummy quesadillas with salsa, bbq sauce or pollo tropical cilantro garlic sauce for dipping – YUM! We love this meal.
Slow Cooker Pork Chops
I think you’ll love this meal. Pork chops in the slow cooker with mushroom soup is easy to make in the crockpot and what’s even better? It makes it’s own gravy!
Serve with steamed green beans and a fresh green salad for a complete meal. You’ll have plenty of leftover greens and salad fixin’s from Sundays meal.
Steamed Green Beans
I love steamed vegetables. They are always bright and crispy and only takes minutes to make! The perfect compliment to any meal.
If you’re looking for a more substantial meal add in baked potatoes. The gravy is delicious over them! You’ll need to add them to your grocery list as they are not included.
Now it’s time to make use of your leftover Turkey Meatballs! Sliders are for dinner tonight! They are easy to make fun and everyone loves them. Now if you don’t have leftovers, just pick up some frozen meatballs. Follow this recipe for step by step instructions for this meal!
I’ll include everything you need in the grocery list below!
BIG fan of homemade pizza. Mom used to make it when we were kids. (That was ahem… before the days of delivery…) Anyway it’s so good!
Now we’re going to use the leftovers from the shredded chicken from our meal on the 11th.
Make the pizza crust recipe – you’ll have enough for three crusts.
Freeze the other two to make later. No pizza crust – use garlic bread and make pizza bread instead!
After you’ve made the crust (best if made the day before), top the pizza with ¾ cup bbq sauce, then 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese, 2 cups of leftover shredded chicken and thinly sliced red onions. That’s it! Bake at 400 degrees until the pizza crust is golden brown and the cheese bubbly and melted.
This pizza is EXCELLENT and tastes like a pie from California Pizza Kitchen. Enjoy!
Sheet Pan Pork Tenderloin
I love this meal! It’s got great flavor and a complete meal all in one! Pork Tenderloin, sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts tossed with an easy brown sugar dry rub.
40 minutes in the oven and this is done!
I get excited for chili and make this meal at least once a month!
Tailgate Chili has big beefy flavor and it’s easy to make. It freezes great too, in fact be sure when this is done, scoop out a quart of chili for next week’s meal. I would encourage you to scoop it out before you even eat dinner. After it’s completely cooled, tuck it in the freezer, we’ll use it soon, I promise!
This family recipe for Lemon Bars is tried and true! The hardest thing is not to eat a whole slab! 😋
Make this on Sunday and you’ll enjoy snacking on these little gems all week long.
This makes a big sheet pan, so if you have a smaller family (like us!) just pop half in the freezer for another week.
Grocery list for Meal Plan Week 2
Copy and paste the grocery list for the Meal Plan Week 2. Don’t forget to check your pantry, refrigerator and spice cabinet first and cross off the items you don’t need!
Spices needed: salt, pepper, chili powder, cornstarch, dried basil, dried parsley, yeast, brown sugar, sugar, ground cinnamon, garlic powder, dry mustard and paprika
Condiments needed: BBQ Sauce, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil,
If you decide to make your own vinaigrette – add cashew or peanut butter butter, apple cider vinegar, honey and one shallot to your grocery list.
- parmesan cheese
- Monterey Jack cheese
- cream cheese
- bread crumbs
- marinara sauce
- Soft taco tortilla shells
- cream of mushroom soup
- chicken stock
- canned sliced mushrooms
- ranch dressing mix
- premade dinner rolls
- 4 cans of beans, use your favorite – pinto, white beans, kidney beans, black beans , etc.
- canned baked beans or pork & beans
- chopped jalapeños
- stewed tomatoes
- powdered sugar
- baking powder
- ground turkey
- ground turkey
- chicken thighs
- bone in pork chops
- pork tenderloin
Vegetables, Fruits and Nuts:
- frozen spinach
- salad greens
- red bell pepper
- green onion
- red onion
- cherry tomatoes
- pine nuts
- yellow onions
- green beans
- sweet potatoes
- brussels sprouts