Want some easy dinner ideas? Here’s our plan for the week. It’s a mix of freezer meals and on-the-spot quick mixes to make meals easy and delicious.
This weekend I filled the freezer. I mean filled. It was already halfway there thanks to my dad giving us 200 lemons. Containers of juice take up 50% of our frozen assets? The other 50% are meals for the coming month or two.
I realized while I was cooking on Friday afternoon that freezer cooking gives me a HUGE sense of satisfaction. Of course, it solves some practical issues, but filling a mental/emotional need gets points, too. I can head into the coming weeks and know that we’ll enjoy great easy dinners without a lot of hassle.
Here’s what’s on the menu for this week:
This breakfast plan is based on my breakfast rotation pattern. Having a pattern for meal planning helps me make things simple while still ensuring variety.
- Breakfast Bar
- Buttermilk Corn Waffles
- Easy Homemade Crepes
- Coconut Lime Muffins with Chocolate Chips
- Not Mushy Oatmeal
- Coconut Mango Banana Smoothie
- Petit Dejeuner
My husband is gone during the day but the other seven of us are home at most mealtimes, so I have to have a plan for lunch. These are simple meals that the kids can help make easily.
- Turkey Sandwiches
- Almond Butter and Honey Sandwiches
- Burritos or Tacos
- Pasta Salad
- Chili or Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- Hamburgers or Hot Dogs and Brats
Freezer meals make many dinners quick and easy. I’ve got a few of those in the mix this week as well as simple pancakes and a couple grilled meals. Beans and rice comes together in a flash and everyone loves it.
- Lawnmower Taco
- Pancakes for Supper
- Grilled Salsa Verde Chicken
- Stone Soup
- Spice-Rubbed, Grilled Fish
- Beans and Rice