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Monday, January 9, 2017

Easy Family Meal Plan Week 1

     I don't know about you, but I actually like making dinner.  Or at least I like making dinner as long as I have an idea.  Figuring out what to make and having everything ready is the hard part.  Making it is the easy part.  So, a few friends and I thought we would band together and do the hard part for you.  We'll be bringing you fun dinner ideas and a dessert for fun.  All you have to do is make the grocery list!

 I think you are going to love this week's menu, it is a perfect way to warm up.  If it is half as cold where you are as here, you know that a little warmth is much needed!  So let's get started!

I highly recommend this Turkey Tamale Pie.  It is super easy, full of flavor and a great way to change up your dinner routine!

     While you have that skillet out, go ahead and whip up this Easy Skillet Lasagna from New South Charm.  All of the flavor without all of the work!

     By now you all know I am in a soup kind of mood lately, so this Fast and Easy Chicken Soup from Joyful Homemaking is right up my alley!

     This Apple Stuffed Pork Loin looks fancy enough to serve to dinner guests, but it really comes together in no time.  It would make a perfect Sunday dinner.

     If your family is like mine, anything with noodles is bound to be a hit!  This Sausage and Veggie Spaghetti from Jonesin' for Taste looks like my kind of dinner!

      Of course after a week of delicious dinners, you need a little something sweet.  These Vegan Banana Chocolate Cupcakes from a Day in Candiland fill the bill without breaking too many resolutions!


  1. I LOVE making dinner too but some nights want the guessing work out of it. Meal planning makes me happy and these recipes make me eager to try them and very hungry, lol!!

    1. I definitely like to at least have a few ideas in my head going into the week.... I don't always make what I intended, but at least it gives me a backup plan!

  2. Hi Carlee, have you bought a recipe book out yet. I know these aren't your recipes, but you could have a guest section at the back! Again this sounds like another fine selection of meals to get through the week.


    1. Don't these look great? And it would be so much fun to make a cook book. Maybe one of these years ;-) Thanks as always, Debbie!

  3. I'm with you, it's the planning that's hard! Especially when no one can seem to come up with a single idea. At my house, my Dad is ever helpful. Steak. It's always his answer, lol!! There's some great inspiration, here. I'm loving the idea of the tamale pie!


    1. My husband is along the lines of your dad. He only suggests steak, burgers, tacos and spaghetti. All fine, but we need some variety! I love the tamale pie. I think I need to make a different variation on it soon!


Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I love reading your ideas!