Kalli suggested that more people post meal plans and add links if possible and then we all get great ideas. Honestly, I don't know how people can efficiently run their household and feed their families nutritiously without a meal plan. Maybe you do and you are good on the fly. Me? Not at all.
Tuesday: Oven-fried chicken and rotini pasta salad with red wine vinaigrette and summer veggies.
Wednesday: Black beans and rice and some steamed broccoli
Thursday: Grilled cheese and baked potato wedges. (food for the road while we are on our way to Grandma Sue's Spooky Halloween Party)
Friday: Sweet Pea's slow-cooker chicken taco soup (You can replace the beer for chicken stock if you don't drink or keep beer in your fridge) and some cornbread muffins.
Saturday: Sourdough pizzas. Happiest, easiest dinner. Get some good sourdough bread (like from Kneaders) and then pizza sauce, shredded cheese and pepperoni. Everyone makes their own pizzas and makes a big mess and has a grand time. Tip: Line the baking sheet with foil and then you can write on it to know who's pizza is who's and it's easy clean up.
Sunday: Creamy chicken and rice soup- again. Ethan felt like he didn't get his fill when I made it last Sunday. This soup is his favorite meal I make. And I use it to woo him. With this, I might try my hand at my mom's delicious, pillowy whole wheat dinner rolls.
Monday: Refried beans and rice and chicken quesadillas. I put the whole grocery store staff in a tizzy when I asked for lard and they didn't know where it was. It isn't often enough that I ask for an ingredient that they can't find or don't know what it is. So when that does happen, I smile inside. They ended up special ordering it for me, so back to the store I shall go.