I’m doing something a little different around here because my life is about to get a tad bit more hectic!
I start culinary school this week (ahhhhh!) and am going to have a lot less time than I am used to to plan and cook dinners. I will be going to school nearly full time, cooking for 6 hours a day! Bri is all worried that I am going to be cooking so much at school that I am not going to want to come home and cook dinner- fear not, my friend. There is no such thing as too much cooking (I’m sure MANY people would disagree lol).
This past year with living abroad and since moving to Charlotte, I have had alllll the time in the world. Which has been both good and bad. Good because I have been able to do anything and everything that I want without being pressed for time. And bad because I LOVE being busy! So I am super pumped to be starting classes and get in the groove of a routine.
Anywaysssss, that is all to say that I know so many of you are super busy and don’t have the luxury of time, and planning what to make for dinner every night can be quite the time burden. So I want to help ease that for you (we’re all in this together) and so I created an entire week’s meal plan for you AND a grocery list to go with it! And everyone took a sigh of relief, because the grocery list is the worst part of the whole cooking thing.
A few notes about the meal plan:
1- depending on how many people you are feeding for dinner, you may potentially have leftovers. Meaning your lunch for the week is taken care of! Let’s take a family of 2, for example- you will most definitely have left overs of the soup, the foil dinner and the veggie burgers. So you will DEF have lunch for the next day, as long as you don’t mind eating the same thing twice!
2- This plan is a great assortment of chicken meals, a few vegetarian meals and a sausage meal. Gotta have some variety, ya know what I’m sayin.
3- All the recipes on this plan are my very own recipes, but in future meal plans you will be seeing recipes from other bloggers too!
Now for the recipes:
Monday- One Pan Herb Lemon Chicken
This meal has everything all in one pan- chicken, broccoli and potatoes. This makes several servings so there’s a good chance you’ll have leftovers with this one.
Tuesday- Vegetarian Roasted Vegetable Soup
I love soups in the fall and winter after a long day to warm you up! Again, this one will definitely have leftovers for lunch.
Wednesday- Foil Chicken Sausage Dinner
Wednesday deserves an easy clean up dinner! Enter: the foil dinner.
Thursday- Honey Soy Shrimp Zucchini Boats
This is one of my forever favorite meals. So much flava flav!
Friday- Tex Mex Veggie Burger
I have a friend that makes a double batch of these veggie burgers every sunday night to have on hand for the week! Feel free to make these before friday- they stay in the freezer really well, and come friday when you are ready to eat them and don’t feel like cooking, just pop one (or a few) of these in the microwave for a few minutes and you have yourself some “Fast Food”!
Download the grocery list here to make your life even more easy!
Let me know in the comments if this is helpful for you!!