Meal Planner: One Week of Meals

I don’t create brand new dishes every day.  I wish I had that many creative ideas inside my head, but I don’t!  So, yes, we repeat meals.  We have some menu items that are tried and true family favorites, then there are recipes that I made once or twice and forgot about – not because they weren’t good, but they just don’t make a regular appearance in the meal rotation.

I thought it would be a good idea to re-visit some of the recipes I haven’t made in awhile and create a meal planner.  For the first week, I chose a fish entree, two chicken, and a beef dish as well as one crockpot recipe.  I also try to rotate between rice, potatoes, and rice noodles for our starch so we aren’t just eating rice every day (boring).  Most of my recipes serve 2-3 people, since I primarily just cook for my husband and me.  Some serve more and those that don’t can be easily increased to yeild more.  These are all gluten-free and dairy-free recipes, however if you don’t subscribe to those diets, you can use the “real” stuff!

Week 1 Meal Planner


Monday – Crockpot Chicken Marsala  Serve with garlic mashed potatoes

TuesdayBetter Than Takeout Beef and Broccoli with Rice

Wednesday – Salmon Patties with Old Bay Potatoes

ThursdayDeconstructed Chicken Noodle Bowls

Friday – I don’t cook on Fridays!  Treat yourself and GO OUT!

SaturdayLemon Risotto with Shrimp

Sunday – Fire up the grill!  Steaks and baked potatoes with San Marzano Tomato Salad, or a Caprese Salad


One comment

  1. My basil died already as of last week but my tomatoes keep coming, I’m so sad about my basil but I guess it’s a seasonal thing.
    Do you follow What’s Gaby Cooking? Lots of good Mexican food and good travel pieces, especially on food. 🙂


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