Meal Plan

Next Week’s Meal Plan: Five Simple Dinners for a Week of Travel — Next Week’s Meal Plan

This weekend, two moving containers were delivered to our driveway and slowly but surely filled with everything in our Georgia home. Left are a few kitchen staples and enough clothing for each of us to "camp out in our house" and on the road for the next two weeks. It would be incredibly easy to give up meal planning for the next couple of days or weeks while we move, but — and this is a testament to meal planning as a tool for improving our home lives — having a meal plan and feeding my family simple, nutritious meals during a hectic time makes me feel steady and confident in a time of total chaos.

This week I'm planning meals that can be made from the small bin of cookware I packed for traveling: knives, a cast iron skillet, a sheet pan, a few measuring devices, tongs, etc. Here are the five incredibly simple meals that I'm planning for our first week of travel.

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Next Week’s Meal Plan: Five Simple Dinners for a Week of Travel — Next Week’s Meal Plan

This weekend, two moving containers were delivered to our driveway and slowly but surely filled with everything in our Georgia home. Left are a few kitchen staples and enough clothing for each of us to "camp out in our house" and on the road for the next two weeks. It would be incredibly easy to give up meal planning for the next couple of days or weeks while we move, but — and this is a testament to meal planning as a tool for improving our home lives — having a meal plan and feeding my family simple, nutritious meals during a hectic time makes me feel steady and confident in a time of total chaos.

This week I'm planning meals that can be made from the small bin of cookware I packed for traveling: knives, a cast iron skillet, a sheet pan, a few measuring devices, tongs, etc. Here are the five incredibly simple meals that I'm planning for our first week of travel.

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Next Week’s Meal Plan: 5 Miracle Meals for a Really Busy Week — Next Week’s Meal Plan

Home life right now is a little bit bananas. Just a few weeks ago we sold our home in Georgia and we are currently packing and planning a cross-country move and my husband is gone all week working and house hunting in our new city.

So this week's meal plan is all about miracle meals — recipes I can cook with my eyes closed, or that whittle down pantry ingredients, or that my children requested and I know they will devour without fuss. There are some seasonal vegetables helping out this carb-heavy week, so this week's menu is still fun and summery but also super easy.

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Next Week’s Meal Plan: 5 Budget-Saving Summer Suppers — Next Week’s Meal Plan

It's that time when my monthly grocery budget and my zeal for overbuying must work in unison. To put it more plainly, I've got a bunch of produce to use up and I'm going to pull from my pantry and freezer to spend less on groceries this week.

Don't worry — it's not a week full of ramen and peanut butter and jelly for dinner. Instead most of this week's dinners are budget-friendly to start, using ingredients like frozen ravioli and ground turkey, while still being incredibly delicious and full of summer produce, which makes them cheaper too. Here are the five budget-saving summer dinners I'm cooking next week.

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20 Ideas for Tacos, Quesadillas, Nachos & More — Recipes from The Kitchn

There is one thing you can always find in my meal plan: a Mexican-inspired dinner in honor of Taco Tuesday. Of course, tacos are a given, but I like to go beyond the basics. Burrito bowls, nachos, quesadillas — these all make a regular appearance. Tasty, filling, and easy to throw together on a weeknight, they check all the right boxes.

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Next Week’s Meal Plan: The 5 Recipes I’ve Been Dreaming About All Summer — Next Week’s Meal Plan

Every once in a while, I get a week free from obligations — calendar or budget — and can just choose recipes that are new, enticing, or have just been on my to-try list for too long. This is one of those rare weeks, and how it fell in the middle of summer when produce is at its peak I'll never know, but I'm thanking my lucky stars.

This week's meal plan features a bunch of seasonal suppers that have had me drooling. The meals are still relatively quick and easy, and almost every dinner uses one or more peak-season vegetable — making the most of our farmers market haul and overrun from our neighbor's garden.

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