To help ease the task of cooking everyday, I’ve included a 7 day meal plan in this blog post which you may have seen in the April 2020 Recipes To The Rescue Newsletter

This meal plan starts off on Sunday with a pot roast, a meal that oozes comfort–something that we could use more of, right? 


Other recipes include Greek Chicken, Curried Veggies with Garbanzo Beans, Tuna and Pasta Casserole, Pizza, and Pasta Primavera.


I hope you find the meal plan helpful.


Enjoy & Happy Cooking!

7 day meal plan for the everyday home cook
7 Day Meal Plan


Day one

This meal plan starts with a pot roast. I can’t remember the last time I cooked a pot roast, but I’m definitely going to cook them more often. 


Pot roasts are filled with flavour and super easy to cook. What you do is simply brown the beef first in a big pot. Remove the beef and add the veggies. Sauté the veggies in the pot and then throw everything back into the pot, cover with a lid and cook for 3 hours in the oven. 


The only down side is your house smells mouth-wateringly delicious for 3 hours….which may drive you crazy! I served the beef with mashed potatoes and some frozen veggies. 


The best part of this meal was that I bought a roast big enough for two meals which meant no cooking the next day. I suggest you do the same.


Grab the pot roast recipe here

Day two

Day two was left-over pot roast. I find that some people love leftovers and others think leftovers are only good for the dog. I’m sure the dog would agree! I served this night’s meal with leftover mashed potatoes and frozen veggies (again), plus I made a salad. I also started marinating the chicken for tomorrow night’s dinner.


Day three



We had a Greek themed dinner on day three. It was marinated chicken served with a Tzatziki (super easy to make), Greek salad and brown rice. I doubled the amount of rice because I knew I was serving rice the next day with a veggie curry. 


This was an easy dinner, colourful and tasty. If you have left overs they’re fantastic for lunch the next day.


Grab the greek chicken with tzatziki recipe here.


Day four



Tonight was an easy curried vegetarian dish. You’ll want to try this recipe because it is lovely. I served it with brown rice. I didn’t have the cauliflower which the recipe called for so I added in other veggies that were in my refrigerator. It worked just fine. This is a recipe that you can always add more veggies to.


Grab the curried veggies with garbanzo beans recipe here.


Day five



On day five I made a dish from my past, a tuna casserole. Tuna casserole has all the components of comfort food: hard boiled eggs, noodles, cheesy white sauce….plus potato chips on top. Everyone will want seconds so there won’t be left overs tomorrow!


Grab tuna and pasta casserole recipe here


Day six



Day six was pizza night, a staple in our household. If you’ve never made pizza dough now is the time to try it. Add whatever toppings you’d like to your pizza such as tomatoes, olives, onions and topped with mozzarella cheese.

Grab The pizza dough recipe here


Day seven

Day seven was Saturday night and I made a pasta primavera. This pasta primavera is a tasty dish loaded with roasted veggies.

Grab the recipe for pasta primavera here.

Dessert



Of course, I love my sweets…so I added this lemon upside down cake to my weekly recipe plan. This cake is a nice blend of tart and sweet. Make it once and I’m sure you’ll make it again!


Grab the recipe for lemon upside down cake.

Conclusion

I hope this has inspired you to cook and make your own meal plan! You’ll find It makes meal prep easier.  


You can buy the meal planner notepad here.  This colourful 50 page weekly meal planner will help you to decide all your weekly meal prep decisions: recipes, side dishes and shopping list. It’s a game changer for the everyday home cook.


And to help make your life even simpler maybe you’ll be able to convince your partner or flat mate to cook a meal or two too?

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