Weekly Meal Planner – Week 5

A Meal Planner is a part of my weekly routine – and I am determined to make it part of yours. It will save your time and money by planning ahead for the week’s dinners. Welcome to Week 5 of the Weekly Meal Planner – scroll down to download the free printable!

Each week I will be sharing one Weekly Meal Planner each Sunday to help you get a jump start on your meal planning. I also want to provide you with the blank version of the Meal Planner so that you can make your own menu using other recipes (egads!) than those from my cookbook! Maybe even incorporate some of the free recipes I provide right here on this blog

Hopefully by now you have purchased your copy of the Homemade on a Weeknight Cookbook – if you haven’t you can get it as a Paperback or an eBook on Amazon! All of the full recipes for these meals are found in the cookbook. As mentioned in the cookbook, you can easily create weekly mean plans by simply selecting a recipe from each of the five categories in the book:

Here is the free printable Blank Homemade on a Weeknight Meal Planner (pdf):

Homemade on a Weeknight Blank Menu Planner

And here is this week’s Meal Plan!

This Week’s Meal Planner

Homemade on a Weeknight Meal Planner Week 5

Cheddar Bacon Pork Chops (get the full recipe here!)

Cheddar Bacon Pork Chops

Mushroom Chicken

Homemade on a Weeknight

Hawaiian Moco Loco

Hawaiian Moco Loco

Potato Leek Soup with Sausage (get the full recipe here!)

Potato Leek Soup with Sausage

Individual Chaffle Meat Lovers Pizza

Individual Chaffle Meat Lovers Pizza

Tips for Meal Planning

Some people shy away from meal planning because they think it makes things too scheduled. But here’s the deal – you have to eat every day! If you take the time to plan ahead what you will eat, you will actually eat healthier more complete meals. So here are some tips when picking out what you are going to put on your plan:

  • Ask for real opinions about the meals – if you family always tells you they love it, they might not be being truthful. And that could lead to you making a meal over and over that they just don’t actually like.
  • Try out some of the suggest variations on the recipes in cookbook
  • Remember to take a break from cooking every once in a while and plan for a night out or ordering in.

Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

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