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Weekly Menu Plan – 24.0

Hi MincedReviewers!

Below is my weekly meal plan for next week.  It really helps to have your meals planned out in advance for several reasons.  It’s a money saver, a time saver and definitely a calorie saver.  The hard part is figuring out what to make so hopefully I am taking the stress out of that for you.  There are two templates at the bottom of this blog for you to use as well.  A weekly menu chart that you can print out and stick on your fridge and a grocery store template that you can print and check off what you need.  **please note that I have three boys in baseball so there are few crockpot days in a row. 🙂

Sunday – Asian Sesame Grilled Tuna Steak.  I just came across the recipe again.  I used to make this quite a bit but grew a little tired of it. Its time to bring it back.  A tuna steak is such a wonderful alternative to salmon. Serve with Garlic Mushroom Quinoa – another delicious AND healthy recipe.  This is definitely a day of a little more cooking complexity.  No rushing today.

Monday– CrockPot night- Bolognese Sauce.  Serve over noodles and with garlic bread.   This is an excellent recipe. I do use a 1 1/2 lbs, of organic, lean beef instead of the veal and pork. I’m sure that it is wonderful either way.  As a side note: Your house will smell fantastic when you get home.  This is also a great recipe to make ahead and freeze. 

Tuesday– CrockPot night-Cashew Chicken.  This recipe by a fellow blogger is a wonderful crock pot recipe that the whole family will love.  Serve over rice. Done and done.   **note-If you aren’t a huge cashew fan, you can substitute another nut (almonds or peanuts would work well too).

WednesdayCheesy Taco Casserole – Oh man, this is really good.  Really.  Really good.  A fairly quick weeknight meal from a great site ( that everyone will love.  I don’t change a thing.

Thursday– Breakfast for dinner!  The whole family loves this.  Make it whatever you feel like you have time to do.  Eggs? French Toast? Cereal? Waffles?  Whatever you want to make.  

FridayCrab Spaghetti with Lemon Gremolata. Crab spaghetti with Lemon what??

a dressing or garnish made with chopped parsley, garlic, and grated lemon zest, served as an accompaniment to meat or fish.
So, now you know. 🙂  This is such a wonderful recipe.  I found it on and am obsessed with the crumbly topping.  Yum!
Saturday– Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks. We are headed to a professional baseball game so no cooking for me.  I think you need a break too! 

Grocery List Template

and as always, here is your menu planning template to print out, write your menu and stick on your fridge.  It is super cute!!

Menu Planning Template

Menu Plan 18.0

 Menu 18:

Sunday –  Salmon w/Herb Mustard Glaze.  This dish, by Giada de Laurentiis, is incredibly healthy for you and tastes great.  Sometimes a difficult combo to find.  This does call for fresh herbs but I use whatever I have in the spice cabinet.  Love fresh herbs but sometimes it’s just easier to go with dry spices.  The punch of the mustard with the salmon is fantastic!  Serve with rice and a leafy salad for a great Sunday dinner. 

Monday– Melt in Your Mouth Chicken Breasts.  With only 6 ingredients, ingredients you typically keep on hand at any given moment, this recipe, by is a definite mid-week meal winner!  How’s that for a run-on sentence.  🙂  Serve with noodles coated in olive oil and garlic salt and a veggie and you’re all set.  This is even kid-friendly!

Tuesday– Slow Cooker BBQ Pork.  This recipe from AllRecipes has only three ingredients!  Serve on wheat rolls and sweet potato fries on the side for the ultimate in comfort food night!!

Wednesday–  Breakfast for Dinner night!!

Thursday– Szechwan Shrimp. This is such an easy mid-week meal that tastes like you spent hours.  Serve with rice and edamame.  Yum!

Friday – Chicken Tortilla Pie.  Love this recipe from!  A few notes on this recipe:  For a mid-week time saver, buy a rotisserie chicken already cooked and I always buy jarred salsa (the recipe calls for fresh…maybe in the Summer that makes sense).  It also calls for a spring-form pan.  I do have one but if you don’t, don’t sweat it, just layer in a glass baking dish.  It won’t look as pretty and will be a bit harder to get out of the pan, but really… who cares?  It all tastes the same.  Delicious!  Serve with Zatarains Spanish Rice.

Saturday–   Bolognese Sauce.  (Slow Cooker Recipe by!) This takes a bit of prep work, but then you can sit back and let it cook all day in the slow cooker.  You will feel like a culinary genius when you sit down to eat this over your favorite pasta.  It tastes fresh, authentic and makes your house smell amazing all day.  

Don’t forget to click on the link below to use the printable grocery list!  This will help keep you on track as you shop.  Hope this helps streamline your grocery store trips! The goal is for you to go to the store ONCE this week. Save time. Save $$.

Grocery List Template

and as always, here is your menu planning template to print out, write your menu and stick on your fridge.  It is super cute!!

Menu Planning Template

Happy cooking and have a great week!