Meal Planning Ideas * What's For Dinner November

07 November 2018


Hello! I was talking with my sisters (do you use Marco Polo??) and one of the topics we frequently discuss is: what’s for dinner?? Some share beautiful, gourmet recipes and another time a sister shared that Walmart french toast sticks are the best things ever. Love my sisters! I realized I love to see what people are having for dinner to get new ideas because we definitely get stuck in a rut around here.  So, I thought I’d share my 2 week meal plan with links to the recipes and perhaps that would be helpful to you?

I make a plan but rarely stick exactly to it. Because sometimes I don’t feel like enchiladas or the night ends up being crazy busy and cereal it is!  But it’s nice to have the ingredients on hand and ideas right there.

I love the Food Nanny method (it’s free and she has great recipes and ideas too!) as a place to begin – where you have a theme each night to help you plan. We usually go with:

Monday: Meatless/leftovers

Tuesday: Mexican

Wednesday: Soup

Thursday: Italian

Friday--Date Night: Easy Peasy for the kids like Costco freezer what’s on rebate this month

Saturday: Pizza!

Sunday: Family Favorites

dinner plan

I used to scribble it down on a ruled sheet of school paper (totally works!) but have recently moved to keeping it on a Google Doc to easily copy, save, and move.

Monday: Alfredo / Caesar Salad / Bread  – For the alfredo I just use: 1 cup cream, 1 stick butter, 1 cup parmesan – easy to remember and to whisk together and add garlic to taste.

Tuesday: Pepperoncini Sandwiches (I use pork roast, the ones that come in a 4 pack at Costco) and Favorite Salad

Wednesday: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (I need to post my recipe, this is an easy alternative) and Blueberry Muffins

Thursday: Instant Pot Tikka Masala 

Friday: Date Night! Chicken Tenders

Saturday: Pizza

Sunday: Favorite Pot Roast


Monday: Italian Shells

Tuesday: White Chicken Enchiladas

Wednesday: Tortellini Soup

Thursday: Upside Down Pizza and Green Beans

Friday: Pizza

Saturday: Date Night: Grilled Cheese

Sunday: Lemon Chicken

Happy Meal Planning – I hope this helps -- if you have some links to your favorites, let us know in the comments!


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