Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with beef ragu, burritos, enchiladas, burgers, and pizza.
Don’t you just love it when your kids get excited about what’s for dinner? It doesn’t always happen around here, but when it does, I’m pleased as punch, whatever that means. Historically, my kids hum while they eat, when it’s a dinner they like. If everyone is humming, I know that was a homerun.
This week’s meal plan is full of hum-worthy recipes. All of them are things that my people gobble down. Some of the kids aren’t super crazy about the tomatoes on the pizza, but it’s a parent favorite around here, so at least we’re humming!
(There’s a note in the meal plan to help you plan for alternate toppings if classic cheese and tomato isn’t a favorite choice at your house. However, I highly recommend you try it. It’s pretty darn awesome.)
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Here are the recipes featured in this week’s meal plan to print and cook. You’ll need to print each one out as well as print the meal plan and grocery list. After that, you’re good to go.
- Slow Cooker Meal: Beef Ragu with Mushrooms and Peppers over pasta
- Freezer Meal: Chicken, Bean, and Cheese Burritos for the Freezer (freeze extras)
- Mexican-style Meal: Creamy Turkey Enchiladas
- Beef Meal: Popeye Burgers
- Pizza Meal: Pizza Margherita
- Side Dish: Mexican Rice
- Side Salad: ChiChi’s Italian Salad
- Bread: Easy Make-Ahead Garlic Bread
- Dessert: Apple Cider Floats
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