Meal Plans {Week of 8/29}

Hey everyone!! I hope this meal plan will help you gain some ideas for some easy and different meals for your family this week.  I write tips on cooking certain items under each meal but, if you ever want an exact recipe just ask in the comment section below. Many of the recipes I cook come from my Pinterest page, so feel free to check them out on my boards for more details!

Monday

Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry

basil chicken curry

**This is an easy Crockpot meal.  This meal consists of : garlic, coconut milk, ginger, cilantro, onion, curry powder and chili powder all mixed together and cooked on low all day.  Serve over rice.  I also get some Naan bread to eat with this meal which just takes it over the top!

Crockpots make meal planning so easy! Every week I use it for at least one meal.

Tuesday

Turkey meatballs & Spaghetti

turkey meatballs and spaghetti

**These meatballs were simply delicious.  They are made of: bread crumbs, garlic, italian seasoning and egg.  They bake in the oven at 350° for 20 minutes and, then I simmer them in spaghetti sauce for 15 minutes before serving.  Served over angel hair pasta with a side salad.

Wednesday

This night was an easy frozen pizza night.  Always leave room in your meal plans to have an easy night that you do chicken nuggets & french fries or frozen pizza or whatever other easy ideas you have!

Thursday

Pulled Pork

pulled pork and coleslaw

** Pulled Pork is seriously the best in the Crockpot because, the flavors can cook for a long time and the meat becomes incredibly tender.  Add cumin, garlic, brown sugar, salt, pepper, chili powder, a little chicken broth and a hint of cinnamon to the crockpot with a pork butt or shoulder and watch the magic happen! Top with coleslaw for extra deliciousness! This meal was served with rice pilaf.

Friday

Grilled hot dogs & homemade french fries

grilled hot dogs       homemade french fries with sea salt

**In the summer, at least once a week we use our grille to make a quick & easy meal with hot dogs, hamburgers, steak or chicken.  I made homemade french fries (fried in vegetable oil and sprinkled with sea salt) to go with the meal and cut up some apples on the side.

Saturday

Create-my-own dish ( kielbasa, zucchini, squash, onions)

kielbasa, zuchinni dish

**I love to experiment so tonight I made a dish where I threw a bunch of things in a saucepan that I didn’t want to go to waste from the farmers market.  This included: Kielbasa, zucchini, squash, onions, garlic, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder.  It was great! I served this with biscuits.

Sunday

My day off!! We hit up Moe’s Southwest grille for $1.00 tacos!!

 

I hope you enjoyed these meals and you can incorporate them into your plans this week to make your grocery shopping easier!  For more ideas for meal plans check out another post here.  Have a fantastic week and thanks for following!!!

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Comments

What do you think?

168 Comments:
September 5, 2016

Great meal ideas! I love that these are ones even I can make 😉 The crockpot and pressure cooker are my go to for weeknight suppers. I’m pinning these to add to my collection!

September 5, 2016

We love kielbasa around here and mixed with the zucchini and squash, it looks delicious. I will be trying that soon. Thanks for sharing!

September 5, 2016

Great! Super easy for a quick meal!

September 5, 2016

The chicken curry looks so good!!!

September 5, 2016

It was!! Give it a try!

September 5, 2016

Thank you. I need to be organized like this with my meals. It’s hard being single, I lose the motivation to prep. I need to do better.

September 5, 2016

Yes, I totally get it but, you can do it!

September 5, 2016

Yes! I need new ideas. That pork looks like a winner for us this week.

September 5, 2016

Awesome! I’m glad!!

September 5, 2016

I think Sunday is my favorite Neil! I love tacos. I probably could eat those every day.

September 5, 2016

LOL.

September 5, 2016

I can’t decide which of these would be my favorite. Even the simple hot dogs and french fries are amazing because ANY time you can make your own homemade fries they are great! We try to match McDonald’s seasoning salt blend on our fries to so the kid eats them lol.

September 5, 2016

Thanks so much! lol love it! Plus making your own is a little healthier!

September 5, 2016

I think my fave is Thursday.The pulled pork looks yummy.

September 5, 2016

Awesome! Give it a try!

September 5, 2016

All of these meals are so tempting.It looks like meal planning works!

September 5, 2016

Yes, it’s so much cheaper than wandering isle to isle.

September 6, 2016

Yum the coconut curry look delicious. I should do a meal plan. xx

September 6, 2016

Yes! Feel free to use some of mine!

September 6, 2016

basil coconut curry sounds divine.

September 6, 2016

It was! Super simple!

September 6, 2016

I have a “Freebie” dinner once a week. We all make our own thing and it’s usually something super simple like salad and sandwiches or a frozen pizza.

September 6, 2016

Great idea!!

September 6, 2016

Crockpot season is right around the corner in my home, so will give these a whirl.

September 6, 2016

Awesome!! Thanks 🙂

September 6, 2016

Yum! Great menus. Now I am hungry!

September 6, 2016

Thanks! You will have to try them!

September 6, 2016

They all look so good! I really want the curry dish!

Love,
Ivelisse | CarnationDreams.com

September 6, 2016

It’s super easy! Try it!

September 6, 2016

They all look really yummy. It’s so much pressure off when you can do a meal plan.

September 7, 2016

Yes, really lessens weekly stress!

September 7, 2016

Yes it really does!

September 7, 2016

I always like to read meal plans like yours to get some other ideas. My husband is a coach and not home much during the week for dinner so I need some ideas that work ok for just myself and young kids. I have a pulled pork recipe too!

September 7, 2016

Awesome! Yes, some of my previous meal plans on my site have even more “kid-friendly” options too!

September 7, 2016

Thanks for the meal plan, lol! I’ve been having a brain freeze on meals!!

September 7, 2016

No problem! Hope they are a blessing to you!

September 7, 2016

Loved this. I don’t meal plan because I hate cooking but maybe I should for that reason lol.

September 7, 2016

LOL yea it may be a good idea!

September 7, 2016

Great meal plans ideas. I love pulled pork. I could eat that every night.

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September 7, 2016

Thanks! I know!

September 7, 2016

Awesome meal plan! I’ve been dying to create one but haven’t been successful just yet. This is definitely inspirational in trying to get me to follow through. I’m down with the crockpot cooking for a good pull pork meal. I also like the sauteed vegetables. Thanks for sharing!

September 7, 2016

Awesome! I’m so glad! Give them a try!

September 7, 2016

I really need to plan our meals. This was awesome!

September 7, 2016

Thanks!!

September 7, 2016

oh that coconut curry looks good! I might have to look into making something like that soon!

Kirsten – http://thewanderingbrunette.com

September 7, 2016

It was so different and delicious!

September 7, 2016

Meal planning is a lifesaver for my family! The pulled pork with slaw looks delicious, and my husband loves curry chicken!

September 8, 2016

Oh great! Hope you can try them out!

September 7, 2016

Everything looks delicious. I have been thinking about making more crockpot meals. It seems so convenient.

September 8, 2016

Yes it is!

September 8, 2016

Everything looks so good. I have to get my life together and start meal planning

September 8, 2016

LOL you totally can! Feel free to use my site for ideas!

September 8, 2016

I really need to meal plan. These look like yummy choices. Thanks for the reminder.