Sharing our Weekly Meal Plan with make-ahead tips, freezer instructions, and ways to make supper even easier!

Weekly Meal Plan #57 - Sharing our Weekly Meal Plan with make-ahead tips, freezer instructions, and ways to make supper even easier! //

Saturday: Chicken Cacciatore + Rice + House Salad + Best Chocolate Cake Ever (One Dish Meal, Make Ahead)   It’s My Birthday! 🙂

Sunday: Creole Shrimp and Grits (30 Minutes,  Slow Cooker) (from the Add a Pinch Cookbook)

Monday: Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup + Parmesan Garlic Bread Bites (Slow Cooker,  Make Ahead)

Tuesday: Leftovers

Wednesday: Homemade Three Cheese White Pizza + House Salad + Chocolate Sugar Cookies (Make Ahead, 30 Minutes)

Thursday: Zuppa Toscana  + Skillet Brownie S’mores (30 Minutes)

Friday: Eat Out

Meal Plan Tips:

Chicken Cacciatore: This cooks all in one skillet and is comfort food at it’s best! It’s simple to make, but you can chop the herbs and other ingredients ahead of time if you wish.

My Best Chocolate Cake is one of our family favorites for celebrations! I’m looking forward to enjoying a slice for my birthday!

Creole Shrimp and Grits: A recipe from the cookbook that we love! I’ll use the slow cooker version for my grits so that I only have to whip up the creole shrimp when ready for supper!

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup Recipe - Loaded with seasonal vegetables, this minestrone soup is made even easier in this slow cooker recipe! A definite family favorite! //

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup: This delicious soup is made super easy in the slow cooker! It can be made ahead and refrigerated for a few days or it can be frozen. If you wish to make this even easier, add all the ingredients except the zucchini and pasta to the slow cooker insert and refrigerate overnight. Then just start the slow cooker in the morning before leaving for the day. So easy and delicious!

Parmesan Garlic Bread Bites: These little buttery bites of deliciousness are so easy to make! They are made from my Homemade Pizza Dough, which you will use later in the week too! I usually keep the pizza dough in the freezer. But this pizza dough is really simple to make if you want to make it today ahead of making this recipe.

If you want to keep this meal vegan, the minestrone is delicious by itself if you choose to forgo the Parmesan Garlic Bread bites (and serve the soup without the parmesan I sprinkle on top).

Three Cheese White Pizza: I love to keep homemade pizza dough in the freezer for busy weeknights. Then, I just let the dough thaw in the refrigerator overnight so that by suppertime, it is ready for making our homemade pizzas! This makes supper even easier!


Zuppa Toscana: I have loved this Olive Garden favorite for years and just had to make it at home…and am I so glad I did! It is super quick and simple to make – and ready in 30  minutes. I keep my homemade chicken stock made ahead for recipes like this, but you can certainly use pre-made stock. Even though this is super quick, you can also make a big pot of this on the weekend, keep in the fridge and just reheat for supper!

Have a great week!
Robyn xo

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      1. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes and nice comment, BJ! I’m so happy you watched (and that maybe I hid my nerves pretty well! )!!!
        I’m glad you enjoy the blog! 🙂

  1. Saw you on The Kitchen today and the casserole looked terrific
    and not too difficult. At 84 yrs, I am looking for easy but tasty.
    Always enjoy your blog.

    1. Thank you so much, Phyllis! That is definitely one of the casserole recipes that I turn to time and again! I hope you enjoy it! xo

  2. You were beautiful on The Kitchen! Your Southern accent was most welcome, as was your food! I loved the way the hosts reacted to your food. . .you’re the real deal, and they could tell!

    Happy birthday to you. Hope you’ve ad a wonderful day!

  3. Saw you on the KITCHEN this morning, who would of thought one of my food bloggers was a celebrity. You looked good, not nervous at all.

    1. Hi Cynthia!
      Thank you so much for watching and for your sweet comment. I’m definitely, definitely, definitely not a celebrity!!! 🙂 I do have to say I was much more nervous watching this morning than I was when we filmed. I really appreciate you!!! xo

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