I like to meal plan a week at a time – but every so often I get on a roll with recipes I want to try or the kids through out a lot requests and I go a few weeks into the future. Sometimes it is an amazing deal on proteins that drives my recipe selections. The important thing is to get it done – using a weekly meal planner is one of the best ways to take the stress out of cooking homemade meals every night of the week!
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.
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):
And here is this week’s Meal Plan!
This Week’s Meal Planner
Ooey Gooey Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Orzo
Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
Steak Tacos – with fresh made Salsa!
Turkey Meatball Farro Salad (get the full recipe here!)
Sweet Potato Skillet
Side Dish Inspiration
If you need some side dish ideas – check out my recent post – 5 Side Dish Ideas – with full recipes!