Soup makes a great freezer meal. Cook in bulk

Are you ready to commit to meal planning in 2015? If it’s one of your resolutions, I wish you luck and welcome any questions you have. This is the third year of meal planning here on the blog. Writing out the plans every Sunday and sharing it has held me accountable, but also better organized heading into the week ahead.

Soup makes a great freezer meal. Cook in bulk


One new resolution I have is planning further out in our week ahead. I love spending time on Sunday dinners, but sometimes it’s hard to come up with a good recipe, and the ingredients, on a busy Saturday. The second resolution I have is to stay on top of what we already have on hand to create a meal. You will see two freezer meals on this week’s menu after taking inventory this week.

On the menu…

Sunday: Chicken Pad Thai. so, so yummy to start the week off with one of our favorites and also have enough left over for lunch.

Monday: Grilled Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa, sautéed kale and pasta shells

Tuesday: Turkey Soup (freezer meal) and popovers

Wednesday: Lazy Bolognese (freezer meal) with spaghetti and roasted cauliflower

Thursday: C.O.R.N. {Clean Out Refrigerator Night}

Friday: Family pizza night with homemade pizza dough from the bread maker

Saturday: Patriots Game Night with friends. I may make the amazing pork ragu from Dinner A Love Story again. Last time we made it for friends it was a winner for both the kids and adults.

Sunday: White Bean and Roasted Tomato Chili: new recipe I’m trying from the delightful The Kitchn Cookbook. This has been my bedside reading and there is a ton of information in it for both novice and advanced cooks.


If you are an avid meal planner, what would be your ONE tip to share with someone just starting out?

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.

6 replies
  1. Pria says:

    Emily, I love freezer meals! It’s so convenient and it keeps me organized in the kitchen. Your meal planning has influenced and helped me a lot. I’ll include Chicken Pad Thai for next week.

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