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7 Nights of Dinners – Food Planning for the Week – Week 3


I’ve been horrible at keeping up with this, but hopefully I’ll remember to keep doing this weekly! I know you guys get a lot of great ideas from it!
I try to keep up with food planning myself for the week. I don’t stick to a certain meal for each day, I just have a list and make sure I have the ingredients for it, and then make it!

1 – Grilled cheeseburgers with all the fixings (lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, ketchup, mustard, pickle), baked tater tots, and fruit salad.

2- Baked Potato Bar – Bake some potatoes and let everyone fix their own how they like them!
Some great toppings are butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon, green onions, chili, jalapenos, guacamole, broccoli & cheese, or even french onion dip. I love a potato with butter and french onion dip! Don’t forget the salt and pepper!

3- Marinated grilled chicken breasts (put some chicken in a ziploc with your favorite marinade, we like Italian dressing! Grill some extra chicken for another meal.) topped with sauteed mushrooms, onions, and green peppers, then cheese melted over that. We like cheddar, colby jack, or pepper jack! Serve with yellow rice and oven roasted asparagus.

4- Grilled chicken salads (use your marinated grilled chicken from the other dinner!). We like loaded salads here. My kids love chicken, romaine, cheddar, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, and dressing. I like chicken, romaine, dried cranberries, bacon, onion, bleu cheese, with a vinaigrette.

5- Pepper Steak over white rice with a side salad. SUPER easy to make, we usually double the recipe. I linked the recipe I use from McCormick.

6- Pan fried pork chops, oven roasted vegetables, and mac n cheese. I just pat dry my pork chops and season with seasoned salt and pepper, seer in a hot skillet with olive oil and butter, cook until no longer pink. Serve with bbq to dip if needed.

7- BLT’s, hashbrowns, and fruit salad. (We’re loving strawberries and cantaloupe in our house right now!)

Which one sounds good to you???
Are you going to make any of these this week?

Linda Manns Linneman

Monday 29th of June 2015

It can really make life alot easier to plan ahead. I appreciate you sharing this suggestions. It will be great for my family


Tuesday 19th of May 2015

great planning


Monday 18th of May 2015

These are great food planning ideas.

Ronald Gagnon

Monday 18th of May 2015

Love the easy way you suggest to make dinners for the whole week..takes less time and stress I love the extra grilled chicken for chicken salads particularly

Apryl Potter

Saturday 16th of May 2015

I seriously need to start doing this. I know it would save my family money. Also I need to stop taking my kids to the store with me because they are always asking for stuff that's not on my list and it's throwing me off my grocery store game, lol! Thanks for the tips!