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What’s For Dinner This Week

Meal Planning For Busy Families

What’s on your family dinner menu this week?  If you’re a subscriber to The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System, here’s what’s cooking this week.


Herb Marinated Flank Steak

Day 1: Herb-Marinated Flank Steak with Garlic Herbed Potatoes & Baked Asparagus



Italian Baked Chicken Recipe

Day 2: Italian Baked Chicken & Penne Pomodoro



Steak Mushroom Casserole Recipe

Day 3: Steak Mushroom Casserole & Garden Ranch Salad



Turkey Burger Recipe

Day 4: Turkey Burgers & Potato Broccoli Cheese Chowder



Chicken Asparagus Wrap Recipe

Day 5: Chicken AsparagusWraps & Spinach Feta Pasta


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Italian Sunday Gravy

Italian Sunday Gravy

Italian Sunday Gravy


  • ground beef or sirloin- 1 lb
  • boneless pork loin chops- 1 lb
  • italian mild sausage- 1 lb
  • onion- 1, minced
  • parmesan cheese- 16 oz.
  • breadcrumbs- 1 cup
  • egg- 1
  • milk- 1/2 cup
  • garlic- 3-4 cloves, minced
  • olive oil
  • crushed tomatoes- 56 oz. (2 28oz. cans)
  • fresh basil and/or Italian parsley- a handful, chopped
  • pasta- 1-2 lbs


  1. in mixing bowl, combine ground beef, half of minced onion, half of parmesan (grated), breadcrumbs, egg and milk; mix well
  2. hand-roll meat into 2-inch balls
  3. heat olive oil and garlic in large non-stick skillet
  4. cook meatball in oil until brown (no need to cook thoroughly), while turning gently with a spoon to make sure all sides are browned
  5. remove cooked meatballs to plate
  6. brown pork chops and remove to plate (again, no need to cook thoroughly)
  7. brown Italian sausage and remove to plate
  8. transfer juices from skillet to large Dutch oven or pot along with tomatoes and browned meat
  9. add chopped basil and/or parsley
  10. simmer 2-3 hours over low heat
  11. served with pasta boiled in salted water until tender and then drained; to prevent pasta from drying before serving, reserve a cup of the cooking water to add back to pasta


Italian Sunday Gravy is a traditional meal of meat simmered in tomatoes for hours and served with pasta.  Read about my friend Kelli who left behind her recipe, husband and me in a story about this traditional Italian recipe in: The Godfather Meal

Italian Sunday Dinner
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