This Week’s Meal Plan: Easy Family Favorites


    This week, please welcome Rachel Knecht and her meal plans! Rachel is a recipe tester here on Simply Recipes and the blogger behind Baking with Rachel.

    My youngest is turning 10 years old this week and it’s amazing to think back and remember what life was like with a newborn.

    The birthday boy adores Slow Cooker Meatballs in Tomato Sauce and has specifically requested it for his birthday dinner so of course, I had to add them to the meal plan. It makes a big batch which is nice because I know I can quickly reheat it for weekday lunches now that everyone is working and schooling at home. I’m also making these chocolate cupcakes, you can’t have a birthday without chocolate.

    This week’s recipes focus on my favorite types of homemade meals: stir fry (especially with chicken thighs!), pasta with simple scratch sauce, oven-baked dishes, meaty family favorites, and a quick-cooking stovetop fish. I hope you find this week’s meals enjoyable to make again and again.

    Each recipe lends itself to simple swaps. If you don’t have one fish, try another. If you don’t have turkey sausage for the meatballs use all hamburger. No chicken thighs, use chicken breast. Use what you have on hand and do the best you can.

    One last thing: We wanted to highlight the ultimate way to save time in your week: having your groceries delivered right to your door. Click on the red “Add to Shopping List” button at the bottom of any recipe (or meal plan) and check it out! We call this feature “Relish” and we’re into it because, really, dinner can be simpler.

    • New to Meal Planning? Start here! 10 Things to Know If You’re a First-Time Meal Planner
    • Looking for Last Weeks Meal Plan? Here you go! (Plus, all past meal plans!)

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