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Sharing our Weekly Meal Plan with make-ahead tips, freezer instructions, and ways make supper even easier!
Saturday: Family Night Out
Sunday: Shrimp Creole + Rice + Skillet Zucchini + Best Chocolate Cake (60 minutes, Make Ahead)
Monday: Instant Pot Spaghetti + Stone House Salad with Homemade Croutons + Parmesan Garlic Bread Bites (Instant Pot, Make Ahead)
Tuesday: Rib Eye Fajitas + Cilantro Lime Rice (30 minutes)
Wednesday: Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops + Parmesan Zucchini and Eggplant + Roasted Potatoes (Slow Cooker, 30 minutes)
Friday: One Pan Pesto Chicken + Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie (30 minutes, Make Ahead)
Meal Plan Tips:
Shrimp Creole: My Mama’s recipe for this delicious shrimp creole is such a favorite – for good reason! It’s delicious and so easy to make! If you wish, you can prep the onions, celery, garlic and peppers ahead and refrigerate.
Skillet Zucchini: This easy favorite side dish comes together quickly, so I will cook this as the shrimp creole is simmering.
Best Chocolate Cake: I’ve just got a craving for this amazing, all time favorite chocolate cake! I will make it a little earlier in the day, if not the day the before.
Instant Pot Spaghetti: Spaghetti is a favorite around our house and this version is a go-to lately! It all cooks in one pot and is ready in less than 30 minutes. But if you want to make it ahead, it’s great for that too! Just prepare according to the recipe instructions (don’t add the Parmesan yet) and let it cool completely before adding to an airtight container. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
House Salad with Homemade Croutons: I always have as much of this salad as possible prepped ahead and waiting in my fridge as we eat it nearly every day with meals or lunches. The Homemade Croutons are a tasty and easy make-ahead addition to this delicious salad. You can make them ahead, let them cool completely and store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Parmesan Garlic Bread Bites: These scrumptious little bites of deliciousness go wonderfully with this spaghetti! They are made from my super easy, homemade pizza dough. I will mix up a batch of pizza dough on Sunday and refrigerate. Then I’ll proceed with the recipe at time for supper tonight so they are hot and fresh!
Rib Eye Fajitas: The flavor in these fajitas is incredible – and they are so quick and easy to make! As the slices of steak are marinating, I will prep the vegetables for the fajitas.
Cilantro Lime Rice: I will let the rice cook as the steak is marinating. I do plan to blend the fresh cilantro lime mixture right before I begin making the rest of supper and place it in the fridge in an airtight container. But a bit of fresh chopped cilantro and the lime zest is best on this rice when added fresh, so I’ll add right before serving.
Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops: I will use my Homemade BBQ Sauce and have it made and in my refrigerator ahead of time. The prep time for these savory pork chops is only a few minutes, so I’ll do that in the morning before I turn on the slow cooker. If you are rushed in the mornings, you can add the ingredients as instructed in the recipe to the slow cooker insert and refrigerate overnight. Just put the insert back into your slow cooker in the morning and cook as directed.
Parmesan Zucchini and Eggplant: This comes together in less than 20 minutes so I will cook this fresh. I will have some grated Parmesan in the fridge that I’ve prepped earlier in the week for other dishes.
Roasted Potatoes: These are as simple as can be! I will have them roasting in the oven while I cook the zucchini and eggplant.
One Pan Pesto Chicken: Easy as can be, this favorite dish comes together all in one pan and cooks in less than 30 minutes! To prep ahead, I’ll make my pesto earlier and have in the fridge. I will cut up the chicken ahead of time too.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie: This favorite – and oh so easy – pie is such a perfect dessert! I’ll make it ahead and hope no body slices into it before supper tonight!
Have a great week!