Weekly Meal Planner – Week 11

Some people call it meal planning, while others call in menu planning. But it’s really the same thing. It’s an effort to make the daily dinner meal less stressful. It also helps you to do more efficient grocery shopping by getting the bulk of it done early in the week. For me, that also helps me spend less on groceries because I have less chances to impulse by.

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:

And here is this week’s Menu planning!

This Week’s Meal Planner

Meal Planner Week 11 Printable

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

Homemade on a Weeknight Blank Menu Planner

Caesar Salad Burger (get the full recipe here!)

Caesar Salad Burger

Pork Scallopini over Creamy Pasta

Pork Scallopini over Creamy Pasta

Huevos Ranchers

Huevos Rancheros

Grilled Salad

Homemade on a Weeknight

Green Chili Chicken Lasagna

Green Chili Chicken Lasagna

Green Salad on the Side

I try to always have the makings for a simple green salad in my refrigerator because it is a super simple way to complete a meal. I like to have shredded carrots, cucumber, romaine hearts, tomatoes and croutons or whisps available so that I can toss it together quickly.

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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