Easy Dinner Ideas Meal Plan

It’s Monday again and time to plan our menus. If you don’t have your meal plan ready yet, I hope ours can help you come up with a few easy dinner ideas.

Menu plan with recipe links

This week’s menu plan is mainly skillet or grilling dinners. We’ve been having a few warmer days and that makes me plan less oven meals and more skillet or grilling dinners.

We are trying a new to us recipe for honey garlic shrimp. My son spotted it when we were surfing Pinterest. He loves shrimp and asked if we could give it a try. Shrimp isn’t something we eat very often since it’s a little spendy but every once in a while won’t hurt.

I’m hoping to be able to grill the pizza this week but if it’s not warm enough, we’ll settle for cooking it in the oven. When we make pizza in the wood fired grill it has a nice smokey flavor to it. So very good!

What’s cooking at your house this week?

Here’s our Meals for this Week,


Delicious Grilled Pizza | Frugal Family Home

Pizza and Salad

Grilled Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, and Salad

Spaghetti with Garlic Pasta Sauce, French Bread, and Salad

Tuna Patties, Tartar Sauce, Rice, and Steamed Broccoli

Sesame Chicken, Rice, and Stir Fry Vegetables

Honey Garlic Shrimp, Rice, and Steamed Broccoli

Southwest Chicken Skillet, Salad, and Fruit


Leftovers most days

Pizza Cups with Salad

Grilled Ham Sandwiches, Chips, and Fruit


I don’t think you can ever have too many breakfast recipes. This chocolate chip scone recipe is one of our favorites. These chocolate chip sones have no heavy cream, in fact they are dairy free scones. Another plus is you can make them in the skillet, so you don’t have to heat up the house on warmer days to bake them.

Toast with Eggs

Pancakes, Eggs, and Sausage

Chocolate Chip Scones, Eggs, and Sausage

Where to find more menu plan ideas for this week.

Do you need help planning your menu? Find my menu planning tips here with a free printable menu planner page and here for  my frugal menu planning tips.

4 thoughts on “Easy Dinner Ideas Meal Plan”

  1. I followed you here from I’m an Organizing Junkie. Sometimes we really need easy dinners, right? This is one of those weeks for me. In fact, that’s going to be the case for the next couple of weeks because we have a LOT going on. This week I’ll only be cooking the first three days of the week because we have other dinner plans Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Theoretically I could cook Sunday but I have a feeling I’ll be wiped out by then – ha!

    Here is my menu for the week (albeit, fairly short): http://lifewithdee.com/menu-monday-may-15-2017/

    Have a beautiful week!

  2. My family loves shrimp too, but I don’t buy it too often because of the price. I was able to get some for $5.99/lb. this past weekend, so we’re having shrimp fajitas one night this week.

    Hope you have a great week!

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