Dinner for Two Recipes are featured in our Weekly Meal Plan #12 this week. Sometimes we need a little extra inspiration when we’re not cooking for a large family any longer. Add one of these easy recipes to your weekly meal plan to help you get dinner on the table.
For some of us, now that the kids are older, cooking dinner just for two can be a bit of a challenge. There’s some adjusting to do with downsizing the portions and the amount of food to prepare for dinner every night.
Sometimes we need a little extra inspiration when we’re not cooking for a large family any longer. Make sure you check out 10 Essentials Pantry Items and Freezer Meal Planning Tips to further help you customize your family’s dinner. Let’s talk about this week’s meal plan!
Together with printable menus available for you to customize for your family’s dinner, you can use these recipes to inspire your meal planning this week.
Meal Planning Categories
This is just an example of how I like to meal plan. You could also incorporate a “leftover meal” or even “clean out the refrigerator” night. This is something we do at least once a week or every 10 days.
Assign each day of the week a different category and then plan a meal according to that category.
- Monday – Meatless, Vegetarian or even Leftovers from the weekend.
- Tuesday – Taco Tuesday or Mexican Recipe
- Wednesday – Chicken, Beef or Fish
- Thursday – Pasta or Italian Night
- Friday – Sandwiches and Soup
- Saturday – Pizza or Eat Out, Order In
- Sunday – Comfort Food Meal
- Monday – Creamy Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese
- Tuesday – Steak Fajitas
- Wednesday – Terriyaki Shrimp Salad
- Thursday – Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo
- Friday – Steak Sandwich with Potato Corn Chowder
- Saturday – Taco Pizza
- Sunday – Crock Pot Turkey Breast – with plenty of leftovers for sandwiches!
Now, pick a side dish to serve with the recipes listed above. Side dishes should include potatoes or rice along with one or two veggies. A tossed salad with homemade ranch salad dressing is always nice too.
More Meal Planning Ideas
There are quite a few printables to help you get dinner on the table for your family. The Weekly Meal Plan Printable, Pantry List Essentials, even the Keto Friendly Food Lists are all available once you sign up for my weekly newsletter, you’ll be able to download and print them out.
If you’re already a subscriber, check your email for this week’s newsletter. I included the password to enter the WOS Printable Library. Or just leave me a comment below and I’ll send the link directly to your email.
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