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Emily Wyckoff

Your Weekly Family Meal Planner

Welcome to the Weekly Meal Planner! Halloween is this week, which means the week is probably just a tad hectic. Let’s keep it simple when it comes to dinners, with a special Halloween-themed meal on Thursday that you can make ahead to enjoy post-trick or treating, plus a snack to tide you over before you head out with the rest of the ghouls and goblins.

Monday

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Lunch: Eggplant Parm Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup. Enjoy a fantastic veggie lunch with an easy homemade creamy tomato soup and a deluxe grilled cheese sammie.

Dinner: Brown Macaroni with Four Cheeses and Cauliflower hits the spot for Meatless Monday – put this together on Sunday and bake on Monday for an easy make-ahead meal.

Tuesday

Lunch: Spring Chicken and Vegetable Soup is warm and satisfying, and the perfect remedy if you’re fighting a fall cold!

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Dinner: Grilled Chicken Cutlets with Zucchini, Corn and Cherry Tomato Sauce. You can enjoy this nutritious, quick and easy summery meal all year round.

Dessert: S’more Bars Part Deux  are a blast from the past treat – rice crispie treat meets s’more. Perfect to pack in everyone’s lunch the next day.

Wednesday

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Lunch: Grilled Greens Wrapped in Speck with Eggs. Whip up this healthy lunch with romaine and ham for a healthy mid-week lunch.

Dinner: Teriyaki Chicken With Brown Whole-Grain Rice is a kid-pleasing homemade version of a takeout favorite.

Snack: Smoked Eggplant Hummus 

Thursday

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Lunch: Halloween Treats: Spook Up Your Soup! Start celebrating the holiday at lunch with this festive soup presentation.

Dinner: Devilish Sloppy Chicken Mini Sammies. Make the chicken filling earlier in the day and reheat when you are ready for dinner.

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Snack: Salsa Cheddar Dip with Witches Hats. Enjoy this snack before you head out for trick or treating.

Friday

Lunch: Spinach Artichoke Ricotta Pie is an impressive and festive lunch. You can make it ahead and serve hot, room temperature or cold.

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Dinner: BLAST Burgers Bacon Lettuce Avocado Salmon and Tomato burgers with a Sriracha aioli pack a punch.

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Dessert: Mini Cookie Cups with Ice Cream are adorable and couldn’t be easier – you use a tube of refrigerated cookie dough!

Saturday

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Brunch: Whip up Bacon and Eggs Rachael’s way – with the bacon in the eggs, not along side. Yum!

Dinner: Quick Coq au Vin is perfect for entertaining.

Dessert: Individual Pear Tarte Tatins are the perfect ending to a dinner party. Plus, puff pastry makes it easy but still impressive.

Sunday

Brunch: Make this surprisingly easy Crumb Cake with some fruit on the side for a sweet brunch.

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Dinner: Spicy Ziti with Sausage is a warm and comforting Sunday supper.

Dessert: Chewy Brownies are fool proof – chewy and chocolatey!


3 Responses to “Your Weekly Family Meal Planner”

  1. Lucille Richmond says:

    These meals look to be fabulous!

  2. Donna B. says:

    The weekly meal planner really helps out with what to make for supper and also give you some new meal ideas.

  3. Kandis says:

    These recipes look great. Was wondering if you did any weekly planning with picky eaters.

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