Weekly Meal Planner – Week 12

In our neck of the woods it is starting to cooler and cooler out and getting darker earlier. This always makes me feel like I have less hours in the day for some reason. And it makes stick even closer to my meal planning – one less thing to fret over. I hope you like what I picked out for the weekly meal planner – enjoy a couple of videos my youngest son and I made for them!

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 Meal Plan!

This Week’s Meal Planner

Meal Planner Week 12 Printable

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

Homemade on a Weeknight Blank Menu Planner

Stuffed Meatball Pasta (get the full recipe here!)

Stuffed Meatball Pasta

Turkey Meatballs with Sundried Tomato Sauce

Turkey Meatballs with Sun-dried Tomato Sauce

Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops

Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops

Greek Nachos (get the full recipe here!)

Salsa Chicken (get the full recipe here!)

Meal Planning 101

There are lots of different methods to Meal Planning. Some people like to plan out a whole month – some people want to repeat their meals over and over again. Some people take it a week at a time – some people just pick 7 dishes for a week and then eat them as they decide that’s what they want. None of these methods are wrong. The only way to go wrong with meal planning…is to not do it!

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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