Meal Planning & Quick Fix Dinners

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. We participate in other affiliate programs as well. For more details, please see our disclosure policy.

As you know, I like having meals ready to go in my freezer. In fact, I am a little infatuated with my deep freeze. Yeah, I’m weird that way.

For the past few weeks I’ve been cooking up a storm testing recipes for my cookbook manuscript due in early summer. What that means is that I’m cooking and cooking and cooking — and stashing lots of meals in the freezer. What that also means is that on nights when I’m writing or on days when I’ve spent several hours at the stove already, the last thing I want to do is cook!

Yes, there’s irony in there…. writing a cookbook and your husband runs out for Costco pizza.

(Just keeping it real, folks.)

But, since I limit my Costco pizza to once a week — a girl must draw the line somewhere — we’re discovering some great quick fix dinners.

Here’s what we’re including in this week’s menu plan for lunches and dinners:

What are YOU cooking up this week?

Don’t forget to visit Menu Planning Monday for more inspiration!

About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

Read Newer Post
Read Older Post


  1. I have borrowed a crockpot from my mom and I am going to try some recipes for the first time this week and next. That is correct, I have never used a crockpot for dinner as of yet but I have a feeling it is going to be love at first meal!! I am very excited to conduct the recipe research!

  2. I’m just like you, cooking and freezing for sanity.

  3. @Kelly you will love the crock pot. Promise!

    We (heart) CostCo pizza and hot dogs! So glad you keep it real!

    Here’s our menu and recipes for this week:

Thanks so much for participating in this conversation about "a mom's life."

This is a place where moms can be themselves. Remember that each mother's path looks a little different. Please keep your comments respectful and kind. Reasonable minds will disagree in a nice way.

So let's talk about it, using "our big girl words."

Share Your Thoughts