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
Here is the free printable Blank Homemade on a Weeknight Meal Planner (pdf):
Caesar Salad Burger (get the full recipe here!)
Pork Scallopini over Creamy Pasta
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.