Monday meal plan to help organize family dinner

Old man winter arrived this week so the dinner plans include lots of comforting and hearty meals. I’m excited to test out a couple of new recipes, including a fast way to roast a whole chicken. Last week’s meal plan highlights were the pork ragu (so yummy!) and the impromptu Autumn Chopped Salad we threw together when friends joined us for dinner on a CORN night.

“CORN” night is my night off from cooking and our chance to use up leftovers. We started this at least a year ago and it stands for Clean Out Refrigerator Night. Do you do this in your house? Is it just leftover night, or do you call it “must-gos” as my friend Lori does in her house. Whatever you call it, it’s a great way to use up the extras in your fridge and limit the food waste that can easily happen.

Superbowl dessert idea.

From my Instagram this week. Go Pats! Get those fun cupcake helmets here.

On deck this week…

Sunday: Roasted tomato white bean chili is simmering away. Love having dinner all ready to go and enjoy Sunday dinner with family.

Monday: Swordfish, spinach and rice

Tuesday: Roast chicken from The Kitchn Cookbook. I’ve never done a skillet roasted whole chicken but I’m imagining it will taste amazing. I have lots of leftover thyme and oregano from Saturday’s dinner so I plan to stuff the bird with them and make the kitchen smell delicious! Sweet potatoes on the side and salad.

Wednesday: Waldorf Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Thursday: C.O.R.N.

Friday: Pizza Night!

Saturday: Eye of the Round Roast, asparagus, polenta

Sunday: Chicken Chili and cornbread  {Patriots game day!}


Monday meal plan to help organize family dinner

For more inspiration, see three years of past menus here, my Pinterest board here, or OrgJunkie for a link-up of meal plans.

4 replies
  1. Lori Popkewitz Alper says:

    Once again, I love seeing your menus. Do you have a recipe for the white corn chili? That sounds amazing. Can’t wait to hear about the skillet roasted chicken. I’m imagining that it will be delicious.

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