Weekly Meal Planner – Week 8

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):

Homemade on a Weeknight Blank Menu Planner

And here is this week’s Meal Plan!

This Week’s Meal Planner

Meal Planner Week 8 Printable

Ooey Gooey Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Orzo

Ooey Gooey Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Orzo

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

Steak Tacos – with fresh made Salsa!

Steak Tacos

Turkey Meatball Farro Salad (get the full recipe here!)

Sweet Potato Skillet

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!

https://homemadeonaweeknight.com/2020/08/11/5-side-dish-ideas-with-recipes/5 Side Dishes

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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