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Friday Family Meal Plan # 2

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Each Friday, I will share one of my family’s meal plans. I like to plan the meals weekly, and do my grocery shopping weekly or biweekly. You can check out my post about how I meal plan here. It helps take the guess work out of dinners and other meals throughout the week.

Not knowing what to cook can be one hiccup that makes people not want to cook and/or eat out instead. I tend to cook about 5-6 days each week, and we eat leftovers for lunch or for dinner another day that same week. Here’s last week’s meal plan, consisting of 5 dinners and a few ideas for easy breakfasts/lunches, from my family to yours!

Breakfast

French Toast– We love to eat french toast sticks that you can purchase in the frozen food section OR homemade. When I make french toast at home, I like to use Texas toast bread, or yummy leftover sourdough bread. We serve it with scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, and fresh fruit! I love this recipe from Recipe Tin Eats. Nagi can do no wrong in my eyes!!

Blueberry Muffins– I don’t make fresh muffins often, but when I do, they go FAST! I’ve made them with fresh blueberries and frozen blueberries. We’ve even gone blueberry picking and used them in muffins, pancakes, and blueberry lemonade. I serve this with eggs and fresh fruit. Here’s a family favorite recipe!

Dinner Ideas

Ramen Bowl with Chicken– We visited a local ramen restaurant in metro Atlanta some years ago, and I’ve been hooked. From Vietnamese pho to traditional ramen, i love it all. And I always like to try and recreate things at home. We’ve enjoyed this recipe from time to time. I’ve tried creating a cilantro flavor bomb, similar to something I had at a pho restaurant. I haven’t mastered it yet, but I’m working on it.

Margarita Grilled Shrimp Rice Bowl– Listen! The marinade on the shrimp in this recipe is AH-MAZING! We grilled it and my husband was immediately motivated to grill every meat, that we may use for hispanic dishes, in the future. I made a rice bowl consisting of cilantro lime rice, shrimp, corn, pico de gallo, romaine lettuce, and grilled bell peppers and onions.

Quiche with Grits– We love to have breakfast for dinner. A simple quiche and creamy grits can go a long way. It also makes a nice meal for someone in need. Here’s a recipe that has lots of options for mixing it up.

Fried Chicken Sandwich with PBJ and A Fries– My husband and I love to eat at a small restaurant/bar called Tin Plate, in Conyers, Ga. They serve delicious burgers, sandwiches, and FRIES! They have loaded fries!!! On our last visit there, I tried a chicken sandwich that had drizzled honey and Oaxaca Cheese on it (insert drool). I had the PBJ + A fries, which consisted of Pimento Cheese, Bacon, Jalapeno, and Alabama White Sauce. It was the best thing I’ve had in a LONG time. So, I found a recipe for a yummy chicken sandwich, and recreated a version of the fries. Yum!

I hope this inspires your next meal plan. What are your go-to meals?

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