Meal Plan and Simplifying Side Dishes

Monday is here and it’s time to plan our meals for this week. I’m hoping to grill this week but if it’s too cold I prepare the London Broil under the broiler instead.

We’ve had a few warmer days which has motivated me to get out to barbecue.

Menu plan with recipe links

This week I’m making a few side dishes to stretch over two or three meals. I love it when I can prepare extra of our side dishes and then eat them over the next few meals.

Our side dishes for this week will be garlic and chives potatoes and salad a few nights. I’ll make a double batch of the potatoes early in the week.

For the salads, I’ll wash a package of romaine hearts, spin them dry and then store them in a zipper bag and take out what I need to make the salad each night.

It makes getting dinner done so much easier.

What’s cooking at your house this week?

Here’s our Meals for this Week,


London Broil Ready to Serve

London Broil, Garlic and Chive Potatoes, and Salad

World’s Best Chicken, Garlic and Chive Potatoes, and Salad

Cheesy Ham and Potatoes with Salad

Waffles, Eggs, and Sausage

Salmon Patties, Rice, Tartar Sauce, and Steamed Broccoli

Beef and Bean Burritos, Chips and Salsa, with a Salad

Pizza Pockets with Salad


Leftovers most days

Grilled Sandwiches, Fruit, and Chips

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Chips, and Apple Slices


Vegan Pancake Recipe

Toast with Eggs

Strawberry Muffins, Eggs, and Sausage

Pancakes, 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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3 thoughts on “Meal Plan and Simplifying Side Dishes”

  1. My menu plan went out the window this week because we had so many unexpected things going on around dinner time, and we ended up eating take out a few times 🙁 I’m hoping to plan better this coming week!

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