easy menu plan: bowl of pad thai

Menu Plan: November 23-27

You are probably going to be cooking a lot the week of Thanksgiving, so the rest of your meals need an easy menu plan. Each of the dinners this week (except on Thanksgiving Day) require 15 minutes or less of prep time! Delicious meals, in no time flat!

Bowl of cheesy rigatoni with Italian sausage.

Menu Plan: November 16-20

Flavor abounds in this week’s menu plan! We kick off the week with an easy stovetop pasta. It is my son Levi’s new favorite meal! We have an easy Mexican dish for Taco Tuesday and the best biscuits you’ll ever eat on Wednesday! By Thursday,

Bowl of Mexican rice with cilantro and tomato in the background.

Menu Plan: November 9-13

We are traveling the world this week, from Mexico, to Greece and China! This week offers up a diverse mix of flavors that will leave you feeling like you have been on the best adventure! Monday, November 9 Sage & Browned Butter Ravioli Perfect Winter

Mexican stuffed quinoa peppers.

Menu Plan: November 2-6

It’s getting dark early now, and with the time change, I think that a week of comfort food is in order! On the menu this week we have simple recipes that are rich and flavorful! Monday, November 2 Lemon Garlic Butter Flank Steak with Mushrooms

Brushing melted butter onto crab cakes.

Menu Plan: October 26-30

Whole30 may be over, but we are still working to eat fueling foods. This week serves up a meatless Monday meal, lightened-up pasta, and several easy dinners. Lots of fruits and veggies round out these delicious dinners! Monday, October 26 Mediterranean Orzo and Chickpea Stuffed

Whole30 Menu Plan Week 2: Bowl of thai basil beef with brown rice.

Whole30 Menu Plan Week 2

Here is our Whole30 Menu Plan Week 2! This mini reset has been so good! In just these two short weeks I am sleeping better and feel more focused. It really is incredible the impact that food has on our well-being. While we will continue

Whole 30 menu plan week 1 includes this pot of red curry.

Whole30 Menu Plan Week 1

If you have followed me for any length of time you know that I love to indulge. Our weekly state dinners always have a dessert and are filled with decadence. But too much of that and you are left feeling sluggish and miserable. That’s where

One pan chicken fajitas on a plate with cauliflower Mexican rice and jicama tortillas

Menu Plan: October 5-9

This week we are celebrating the season with a salad that is a perfect welcome to fall! Plus some ultra-comforting flautas and a couple of healthy and easy one-pan recipes. And our week wraps with a rich and hearty gumbo! Monday, October 5 Kale Caeser

Two steaks in a cast iron skillet, bathing in butter with rosemary across the top.

Menu Plan: September 28 – October 2

I am in full-on fall mode! This week we have comfort food, autumn vegetables, and a pulled pork that is perfect for enjoying during the Thursday night football game! Our week rounds off with a flavorful garlic-rosemary steak. Perfection! Monday, September 28 Kentucky Hot Brown

Two bowls of Thai cashew chicken with small bowl of cashews

Menu Plan: September 21-25

Easy, cozy, and fun! That sums up this week’s menu! Monday, September 21 Loose Meat Sandwich Recipe Kettle Chips Plums Tuesday, September 22 Sheetpan Jerk Pork Nachos Apples Wednesday, September 23 Skillet Chicken Piccata Angel Hair Pasta Asparagus Nectarines Thursday, September 24 Oven Pot Roast

bowl of enchilada soup topped with fried tortilla strips, cheese and sour cream

Menu Plan: September 14-18

I get a whole new energy for meal planning when the weather changes. Fall dishes are exciting and cozy! But with the temps still pretty moderate, we are combining light and summery with warm and hearty for this week’s menu. Monday, September 14 Whole Roasted

peanut thai curry on a plate with fork

Menu Plan: September 7-11

One of the very first recipes on the blog was Peanut Thai Chicken, and it is the first recipe to get a makeover! I have added some additional ingredient guidance and new photos and added it to the Thursday night menu. It is a great

Simple Steak Tacos on plate with a bowl of chips

Menu Plan: August 31-September 4

Our week starts off with a delicious spatchcocked grilled chicken recipe. This is an easy way to cook a whole chicken on the grill. It makes it so juicy, crispy, and flavorful! We are making the most of our grill with simple steak tacos on

easy dinner recipe chimuchurri steak

Easy Dinner Menu Plan: August 24-28

You know I love an easy meal that is big on flavor, and this week’s menu has several recipes that fit that bill. Plus, save calories early in the week with a healthy version of a crunchwrap supreme so that you can indulge on the

chick fil a salad

Menu Plan: August 17-21

This week’s menu plan includes a make once, serve twice option with our leftovers reinvented feature! Leftovers aren’t boring anymore! Plus a copycat Chick Fil A Nuggets recipe that my kids devoured! So good! Monday, August 17 Smoked Brisket Potato Salad Baked Beans Watermelon Tuesday,

peach whiskey chicken on a plate

Menu Plan: August 10-14

This week’s menu includes recipes that are full of flavor, but pretty simple to make. My favorite this week is Thursday’s Thai Cashew Chicken. It’s the perfect weeknight meal, taking under 30 minutes from start to finish! Monday, August 10 Peach Whiskey Smoked Chicken Potato

Hawaiian Chicken for Menu Plan

Menu Plan: August 3-7

Monday, August 3 Thai Steak Salad Peaches Tuesday, August 4 Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas Mexcian Potatoes Clementine Oranges Wednesday, August 5 Garlic Chicken Rigatoni Green Beans Italian Garden Salad Strawberries Thursday, August 6 Hawaiian Chicken Pineapple Quinoa “Fried Rice” Sliced mango Friday, August 7

Eating fried chicken

Menu Plan: July 27-31

Monday, July 27 Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes Green Beans Peaches Tuesday, July 28 Philly Cheesesteak Tacos Garlic Herb Cauliflower Rice Strawberries Wednesday, July 29 Italian Sheet Pan Supper Nectarines Thursday, July 30 Air Fryer Honey Sriracha Salmon Savory Coconut Rice Asparagus Pears Friday, July 31

Pork Carnitas

Menu Plan: July 13-17

Monday, July 13 Tequila Chicken Burgers Seasoned Potato Chips Watermelon Tuesday, July 14 Crispy Pork Carnitas Mexican Rice Strawberries Wednesday, July 15 One Pot Pasta with Ricotta Clouds Italian Garden Salad Garlic Bread Grapes Thursday, July 16 Summer Vegetable Curry Jasmine Rice Pears Friday, July

Street tacos

Menu Plan: July 6-10

Monday, July 6 Air fryer chicken breast Baked potatoes Asparagus Watermelon Tuesday, July 7 Street Tacos with Fresh Pico De Gallo Mexican Salad Honeydew Melon Wednesday, July 8 Yummy Pasta Broccoli Strawberries Thursday, July 9 Chicken Tikka Masala Jasmine Rice Green Beans Raspberries Friday, July

Pork chops

Menu Plan: June 29-July 3

Monday, June 29 Pork Chops (I make without the apples, since we do fried apples as well) Mashed Potatoes Broccoli Fried Apples Tuesday, June 30 Chipotle-Lime Shrimp Tacos Cauliflower Fried Rice Mandarin Oranges Wednesday, July 1 Egg Scramble Sausage Bagels Cantaloupe Thursday, July 2 Sweet

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

Menu Plan: June 22-26

Our meal plan for June 22-26 starts with a spicy shrimp boil, but this one has no mess! It’s all done in your oven on one pan! There are two nights of Mexican food, which is a win in my book! Creamy Parmesan rice that

Rosemary Ranch Chicken

Menu Plan: June 15-19

We are making the most of seasonal fruits and vegetables this week! The strawberries and cherries have been great this year! Enjoy this week of colorful meals! Monday, June 15 Rosemary Ranch Kebabs Grilled Vegetables Brown Rice Black Cherries Tuesday, June 16 Taco Salad Grapes

korean beef bowl

Menu Plan: June 8-13

This week’s menu plan includes several kid friendly meals, and a couple of more adventurous ones, just to keep them trying new things. Plus each one can be made without turning on your oven! Perfect for hot summer nights! Monday, June 8 Coconut chicken strips

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Menu Plan: June 1-5

Monday, June 1 House chicken Corn on the Cob Asparagus Garden Salad Watermelon Tuesday, June 2 Chicken tacos  Yellow Rice Mexican salad Blueberries Wednesday, June 3 Blueberry muffins Chicken sausage Scrambled eggs Sliced bananas Thursday, June 4 Fish & chips Coleslaw Buffalo cauliflower Watermelon Friday,

Menu Plan: May 25-29

Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day Brats Chips Watermelon Brownies Tuesday, May 26 Mexican quinoa (P.S. – Don’t skimp on the toppings – they make the dish!) Tortilla chips Strawberries Salad: Romaine, tomatoes, red bell peppers, corn, cumin-cilantro dressing Wednesday, May 27 Peanut Thai curry