Weekly Meal Plan, Batch Cook Side Dishes

For this week’s meal plan I chose to make our dinner sides easier to be prepared. How do I do that you ask?

Menu plan with recipe links

I batch cook our sides. I make extra of each side dish for the dinners for the whole week at one time. It makes it easier to get dinner done and less clean up and prep too.

This week we’ll be having homemade biscuits twice. I’ll make a double batch the first night and hide the extra away for later in the week.

We’ll have mashed potatoes as a side a few nights. The first night I’ll make a large batch. When I need the potatoes fo dinner later in the week, I pull out enough for that night’s dinner and heat the potatoes.

Salad is another side I make ahead. This week we will be having salad 3 nights later in the week. I’ll prepare the lettuce the first night along with toppings we want. Since the lettuce and the topping are ready and waiting I only have to assemble the salad each night, super easy!

What’s cooking at your house this week?

Here’s what’s on our Meal Plan for this Week,


Easy Crock Pot Beef Roast

Slow Cooker Roast Beef, Potatoes and Carrots with Biscuits

Italian Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

Stir Fry with Chicken over Rice

Omelets, Hash Browns, and Homemade Biscuits

World’s Best Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Salad

Pizza and Salad

BBQ Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Salad


Leftovers most days

Beef Biscuit Cups, Salad, and Fruit

Pizza Pockets prepared in the Waffle Iron with Salad


Baked Maple Bars Recipe

Toast with Eggs

Jam Danish, Eggs and Sausage

Baked Maple Bars, 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.

Find more menu plan ideas at Org Junkie too.


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2 thoughts on “Weekly Meal Plan, Batch Cook Side Dishes”

  1. Your idea to prep salad ingredients just once is a good one…I hate rinsing lettuce, so I should just do it all at once and get it done. I bet we would eat more salad that way too.

    Your menu looks delicious, as usual! Hope you have a great week 🙂

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