meal planning monday

What’s For Dinner This Week

Meal Planning for Busy Families

The last Thanksgiving dish has been washed, dried and put away for next year, and the last of the leftover Thanksgiving turkey is finally gone.

It’s time to start a new week and a new Weekly Meal Plan from The Organized Cook.  This week we’re catering to our “Picky Eaters” with a dinner menu this week that includes fun and simple recipes sure to win even the pickiest of eaters over.

Meal Planning Monday

Meal Planning Monday

Monday: Crunchy Ranch Chicken Tenders with Baked Mac & Cheese and Carrots & Celery Ranch Crayons



meal planning

Tuesday: Mini-Me Turkey Burgers with Cheesy Broccoli Rice


meal planning monday

Wednesday: Chicken Parmesan and Spaghetti with Butter Sauce


meal planning monday

Thursday: Beef Soft Tacos with Tomato Fried Rice


meal planning monday

Friday: Turkey Meatballs & Spaghetti with Mini Thin-Crust Pizzas

Meal Planning for Picky Eaters

Cooking tips for “picky eaters” is a common question I get as discussed in my post Meal Planning for Picky Eaters.  What’s great about our Picky Eaters Weekly Meal Plan is that adults enjoy these simple recipes as well.

Reincarnating The Leftover and Reusing Time

This menu includes recipes that use a cooking method I like to call “Reincarnating The Leftover”.  Our Monday night’s Crunchy Ranch Chicken Tenders later are reincarnated into our Chicken Parmesan.  Remaining tortillas from Thursday’s Beef Soft Tacos become the crust for Friday’s Mini-Thin Crust Pizzas.

Our cooking time has double its value this week when we steam rice to use half in Tuesday’s Cheesy Broccoli Rice and the other half on Thursday for Tomato Fried Rice.

By using ground turkey on Tuesday to make both Mini-Me Turkey Burgers and meatballs, Friday night dinner is a cinch when we used cooked meatballs in our Turkey Meatballs & Spaghetti.

I can use all the extra time I can get preparing for the holidays and this menu will help keep me on track by cutting my dinner preparation time down to just minutes later on in the week.

Weekly Meal Plan

click here to get The Organized Cook

Subscribe to The Organized Cook

It’s not too late to get this week’s Picky Eaters Weekly Meal Plan; subscribers have already received their menu, grocery shopping list, recipes and cooking instructions in one meal plan by email.  Not a subscriber to The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan SystemSubscribe now:

meal planning

click here to subscribe

Test Drive

Want to test drive The Organized Cook?  Simply leave a comment below and tell me about your “dinnertime rut” challenges and we’ll send you the Picky Eaters Weekly Meal Plan for free!

picky eaters



Email this to a Friend Email this to a Friend

About Toni

Family meals are important. Iʼll show you easy ways to spend less time and money at the grocery store, less time in the kitchen and more time with your family.


Sign up for our FREE email newsletter!

, , , , , , , ,

2 Responses to What’s For Dinner This Week

  1. Tamra December 5, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    When I pull up your weekly menus (which I LOVE!) I can’t find where I can go to print the recipes. Am I just not looking well enough? :{

    • Toni December 5, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

      Hi Tamra; I just signed you up for our free test drive of The Organized Cook. We would love to hear from you again so please check back and let us know how it worked for you! Happy Holidays! Toni

Leave a Reply