At the end of every week I take an hour or so and plan out our dinners for the following week. I try and get the weekly meal plans done by Friday night so we can do the shopping in one big trip on Saturday. I’m sharing some of the dinners we have on the menu each week so you can use them in your weekly meal planning.
Why use weekly meal plans?
Most people don’t plan their dinners for the week because it’s a pretty time-consuming process. But I promise it pays off in the long run because you save money by not eating out. It also saves time during the week if you’ve already done the grocery shopping and don’t need to make a trip to the store before you can make dinner.
I’m sharing our dinner ideas in a series of family-friendly weekly meal plans. If you’re feeding a crowd like we are (we have 2 adults, a teenager, two preschoolers and a toddler with a tremendous appetite), you should be able to find something that works for your family in these recipes.
Hopefully by sharing with you what we’re eating this week, I can save you some time in hunting for good dinner ideas.
When putting together your weekly meal plans, keep in mind your own family size and what they will and will not eat. If a recipe calls for green onions but your children don’t like them, then leave them out. Most (if not all) of our family dinners are mild because none of my kids can handle spicy food.
Family-Friendly Weekly Meal Plans | Dinner Ideas for December