Easy Weekly Dinner Menu 48: Light on ingredients, big on taste.

3 minutes
June 3, 2016
Andi Gleeson

Thinking about dinner? I’ve done the meal planning for you in this easy weekly dinner menu!

This easy weekly dinner menu includes Simple Baked Meatballs, Spicy Chicken Sliders, Easy Mexican Pasta, Chicken with Pumpkin Rice, and lots more! #mealplanning

Hello! I am once again wondering where the week has gone, but here it is, Saturday already. I remember a time in my life when weeks went by slowly and I couldn’t wait for the weekend. That time was before I was a stay-at-home-mom. Now the weekends are all about two kids wondering “What’s next?” and wearing me out. Since it’s winter break, the boys and I have 16 days of togetherness ahead of us, not that I’m counting.

What better time to be together than CHRISTMAS time? I’m so, so excited for Christmas morning. I’m starting to feel a bit panicked because I’m sure I forgot lots of gifts for lots of people, and I don’t want to set foot in a mall this weekend. I will probably be hitting some local stores for last minute items, which is better anyway.

With all the holiday hustle and bustle, my meal planning has gotten a bit derailed. Instead of planning my menu dinner a week ahead of time, I’ve been getting “creative” each day, which is a nice way to say scrounging and scrambling. The baked meatballs and Mexican pasta were this week’s improvisations, but they sure did turn out to be tasty. Let’s get to those and the rest of your easy weekly dinner menu!

  1. Baked Meatballs with Rice and GravyBaked Meatballs with Rice and Gravy
  2. Tuna Melt TostadasTuna Melt Tostada - Add some crunch to a classic sandwich!
  3. Spicy (or not) Chicken Sliders (written for TodaysMama)Spicy (or not) Chicken Sliders #easydinner
  4. Mexican Chicken Pasta5-Ingredient Mexican Chicken Pasta
  5. Baked Chicken with Pumpkin RiceBaked Chicken with Pumpkin Rice: A delicious, easy fall #dinner!
  6. Chinese Chicken Coleslaw Stir FryChinese Chicken Coleslaw Stir Fry
  7. Homemade Pizza with Chewy Yogurt CrustHomemade Pizza with Yogurt Crust - Fresh, delicious #pizza right from your oven! by @wearychef

Next week is CHRISTMAS! I know everyone will be partying, traveling, eating candy for meals, etc. Instead of my regular menu with three new dishes, I’m going to do a fun holiday-themed menu. Be sure to come back to check it out, and have a wonderful holiday!

Andi Gleeson


10 years ago

I really need to get going on one of your pizzas :-) Always looks good here, Andi. And I love that I can spin my “fly by the seat of my pants” meal planning as “creative.” Merry Christmas to you and yours.

10 years ago

I just made that pizza recipe again last night to try it out again. I do indeed like it! Hopefully new photo coming soon :) Merry Christmas, Liz!

Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron
10 years ago

I love this meal plan! Those meatballs with rice and gravy sounds so good right now! I will have to try those out :) Thanks Andi!

10 years ago

Thank you, Chelsea! I had those meatballs a couple time as leftovers this week, and I will make them again for sure. Thanks for stopping by :)

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