Here's your FREE Weekly Meal Plan for Week 41 Oct 17-23. Don't let dinner time be a daily crazy event! It's hard, right? I hope these menus are helping you to stay on budget and save time in the kitchen!
If you have any suggestions or needs, 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!
- Leftovers of the lasagna soup freeze great!
- For the Nicoise Salad boil the potatoes and green beans on Sunday and refrigerate. That way they will be nice & cold on Monday night for dinner!
- Teriyaki Chicken makes a great sandwich for lunch - you may consider doubling that recipe!
- Goulash is always super yummy and another meal that even tastes better the next day! AND leftovers freeze great!
- Cupcakes surprisingly freeze well! Freeze individually first, then wrap well and freeze up to three months. Oh and yes, you can decorate them before freezing. The frosting freezes great. It's more about wrapping them well once they are frozen hard. That way they will keep well extendedly.
Weekly Meal Plan 41
Just like a serving of your favorite casserole this Lasagna Soup Recipe is meaty, cheesy and delicious!
Grab a bag of heat and serve garlic bread or garlic breadsticks and keep this meal simple.
This meal is rich and hearty, it's super simple to make.
If you want to skip a meal later in the week and have these leftovers that's great because this soup tastes even better on day two!
Leftovers freeze fantastic!
Shrimp Nicoise Salad
Shrimp Nicoise Salad is a salad that eats likes a meal! If you aren't a fan of shrimp, then substitute with rotisserie chicken or leftover teriyaki chicken. Super yummy!
Be sure to cook the potatoes, eggs and green beans ahead of time so the salad ingredients are chilled prior to assembling the salad.
Beef Tips and Gravy
Tender beef with a rich, delicious brown gravy! This is such a cinch to make in either your Instant Pot or Crockpot. You choose, there are directions for both!
I think you'll really enjoy this recipe for Beef Tips and Gravy!
Serve with buttered egg noodles or steamed rice.
Split Pea Soup Recipe
Creamy but chunky with texture from vegetables and beans, this is a hearty meal!
Fortified with ham, this stew is comforting and filling. For just pennies a serving, Split Pea Soup is a delicious meal your family will enjoy!
This is the BEST Recipe!
Grab store-bought rolls and keep dinner easy!
My Grandma used to make this for us all the time. It's easy, delicious and a great way to stretch a buck. Leftovers last 3-4 four days AND they freeze great!
Homemade Goulash is always a great, delicious meal!
What a yummy dinner!
Honey Sriracha Chicken
Slow Cooker Honey Sriracha Chicken - you're going to love this sweet, spicy and dish!
What a wonderful, easy meal!
Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
Homemade Pink Lemonade Cupcakes are moist, tender - sweet and lemony! Homemade from start to finish, these are a lovely treat!
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 Weekly Meal Plan 41.