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Easy Weekly Meal Plan for Families Recipes Week #44
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Welcome back, friends! We hope that you have a happy Thanksgiving this week! You can be sure to have a happy holiday with this smooth sailing weekly meal plan for families because we have the WHOLE MEAL covered for you. No need to stress over what to make or where to find the recipes because we have them ALL right here. So let’s go!
Monday- Philly Cheese Steak Pizza
Pizza is my middle name! At least it should be considering how much pizza I eat. I’m always looking for new recipes to spice up the classics and this Philly Cheese Steak Pizza from Little Spice Jar does just that. It perfectly combines the best flavors of a Philly cheese steak and pizza for a dinner that will knock your socks off!
Tuesday- Butternut Squash Carbonara
Pasta is pretty much the only food my kids will eat. That is why I love this Butternut Squash Carbonara from Damn Delicious! It sneaks in veggies without them even knowing it so you can still give them the food they love while knowing that they are eating their vegetables. It’s a win for everyone!
Wednesday- African Peanut Soup
I’m always looking for more soup recipes because there is nothing better than coming home from a cold day to a nice hot bowl of soup. African Peanut Soup from Gimme Some Oven gives you that and more! Packed with flavor this soup is one the whole family will enjoy.
Thursday- How to Cook an Amazing Turkey
Happy Thanksgiving! You don’t need to worry about a burnt bird this year because we’ve got you covered. How to Cook an Amazing Turkey from Favorite Family Recipes gives you step by step instructions for all different sizes of birds! You no longer have to do the conversions in your head, just follow the guide for a perfect turkey!
*Side Dish- Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Is Thanksgiving even Thanksgiving if you don’t have mashed potatoes? These Perfect Mashed Potatoes from Favorite Family Recipes got its name for a reason–because they are perfect! Perfectly light, perfectly fluffy, perfectly buttery, and perfectly perfect in every way.
*Side Dish- Turkey Gravy
This Turkey Gravy from Favorite Family Recipes gives you the gravy your mother used to make! Rich and tasty from turkey drippings this gravy is going to be the star of the show.
*Side Dish- Homemade Cranberry Sauce
No more cranberry sauce from a can. Make it at home with this Homemade Cranberry Sauce from A Night Owl! With only 3 simple ingredients you’ll have delicious cranberry sauce in just 20 minutes.
*Side Dish- Stuffing
Try this Stuffing from Six Sisters’ Stuff! No need to stuff it in the bird with this tasty recipe. Just bake it and have tasty stuffing in no time at all! Who knew the secret to amazing stuffing was to use a little help from a box mix?!
*Side Dish- Easy Green Bean Casserole
We can’t forget the green bean casserole–it is Thanksgiving after all! Damn Delicious has this Easy Green Bean Casserole that is super easy, creamy, and just plain delicious. Everyone is going to be wanting seconds!
*Dessert- Easy Pumpkin Pie
You can’t forget pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving! It’s another staple that you just have to have. But there is so much to cook on Thanksgiving that you don’t want to spend forever cooking dessert. So try this Easy Pumpkin Pie recipe from Cake Whiz. It only uses FIVE ingredients! You can’t get much easier than that.
Friday- General Tso’s Chicken Meatballs
No need to go out when you want take-out. Try this General Tso’s Chicken Meatballs from Little Spice Jar! From start to finish it only takes 45 minutes and you get the best chicken meatballs!
*Side Dish- Creamy Coconut Rice
Serve General Tso’s Chicken Meatballs over this Creamy Coconut Rice from Delicious Little Bites for a yummy and complete meal. It’s creamy and has the perfect amount of coconut that you’ll love just eating the rice plain!
Saturday- Creamy Pesto Chicken
I love meals that are only one pot because it means fewer dishes for me to clean up. Hallelujah! This Creamy Pesto Chicken from Cake Whiz is a one pot meal that is ready in just 30 minutes. It also has this creamy pesto sauce that is just divine!
Sunday- Honey Lime Salmon
Want a deliciously citrusy meal that is ready in just 15 minutes?! Me too! Try this Honey Lime Salmon from A Saucy Kitchen for a tasty dinner that leaves you with the perfect salmon in just 15 minutes.
*Dessert- Southern Pecan Pie
Let’s go down south for this tasty Southern Pecan Pie from The Country Cook. Sweet, savory, and heavenly in every bite this pie will have you wanting thirds and fourths!
Need helping keeping all your Thanksgiving ingredients organized? Try our Weekly Meal Planner to help you make sure you don’t forget anything! Don’t forget to take a picture and use the hashtag #busymommealplan here so we can see all your yummy and creative takes on these meals! See you next week!
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Michele is a Family Life Educator. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!