This 10-Day Meal Plan includes a grocery list and tips and tricks to make dinnertime flawless and spend less time in the kitchen! The 10-Day Meal Plan below is a A SNEAK PEEK of November’s Meal Plan!
Originally, I was going to share the 1st through 10th, but because I didn’t get this post shared in time, the menu is from Wednesday, November 3 – Friday, November 12. Unlike in previous months, the sneak peek below also includes a grocery list, and a short breakdown about how to plan and prep to make dinnertime flawless! Click on the links below for the recipes!
What’s For Dinner This Week?
- Sneak veggies into your Sloppy Joes by pureeing ½ onion, ½ peeled zucchini and ½ green pepper in a food processor until a paste. Add to ground beef when cooking. The veggies will cook down into the sauce, and your kiddos won’t even know that they are there!
- If you’re making oven baked french fries, soak the potatoes for 30 minutes for the crispiest fries.
Thursday, November 4
- Heat and eat Sloppy Joes for leftovers tonight.
- Orange Chicken can be made into a freezer meal for dinner another time. To make Orange Chicken into a freezer meal, cook chicken according to recipe directions. DO NOT add sauce to chicken. Freeze cooked chicken in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Freeze sauce in a sandwich size ziplock bag. Transfer chicken to a ziplock bag and add frozen sauce bag inside. To reheat, cook chicken in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, or until warmed through. To reheat in air-fryer, cook at 385 degrees for 6-7 minutes. Toss chicken with warmed sauce.
Saturday, November 6 – National Nacho Day
- Make a Nacho Bar for National Nacho Day!
- Nacho Topping Ideas: ground beef/taco meat, chicken breast, pinto beans, black beans, salsa, tomato, guacamole, sour cream, cheddar cheese, Mexican cheese blend, queso fresco, red onions, cilantro, lime, green chili sauce, avocado, queso sauce, pico de Gallo, lettuce, corn.
- Ingredients on grocery list to top Nachos include: shredded cheddar. Add your favorite toppings to grocery list.
- To cook Nachos, spread tortilla chips in a single layer on a baking sheet and top with cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese blend and favorite toppings. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven. Bake for 5-8 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Freeze leftover Spaghetti Sauce for dinners later in the month or to use as pizza sauce.
- Prep tomorrows Loaded Baked Potato Soup tonight so that tomorrow morning all you have to do is place the slow cooker in the base and turn it on.
- Make extra bacon at breakfast today for topping Loaded Baked Potato Soup.
Monday, November 8
Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup
- Ingredients to top soup include: bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, green onions and sour cream.
- Prepare tomorrows Chili tonight so that tomorrow morning all you have to do is place the slow cooker in the base and turn it on.
Tuesday, November 9
Slow Cooker Chili
- Ingredients to top Chili include: shredded cheddar cheese and fritos. Add your favorite toppings to grocery list.
Wednesday, November 10
- Leftover Pasta and Meatballs can be turned into:
Lasagna – Add lasagna noodles and extra mozzarella cheese to grocery list. Follow recipe on momsbistro.net to prepare lasagna.
Baked Ziti – Add extra mozzarella cheese to grocery list. Follow recipe on momsbistro.net to prepare Baked Ziti.
Meatball Subs – Add rolls and mozzarella cheese to grocery list. Reheat meatballs in sauce, and place in the center of a roll. Top with shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 5 minutes, or un5l cheese is melted and bun is toasty.
- Leftover rice can be turned into Fried Rice. Add: 1 onion, 12 oz bag frozen peas and carrots, and eggs (if you don’t have any) to grocery list. Lightly scramble 2 eggs in 1 tbsp olive oil and remove from pan and set aside. Add another 1 tbsp oil to pan and add onion. Cook until softened and translucent – about 5 minutes. Add 1 tbsp minced garlic and cook 30 seconds. Stir in 2-3 tbsp soy sauce, any leftover veggies if you want and 1 cup of frozen peas and carrots. Add cold rice to pan and stir to combine. Push rice down in pan, allowing it to crisp. Let cook 2 minutes, undisturbed. Stir in eggs and cook 1 minute to warm eggs. Serve with extra soy sauce.
- Leftover Nacho toppings can be turned into:
Quesadillas – Add flour tortillas to grocery list. Heat up 1 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick skillet, and place a tortilla down. Top with cheese, and leftover meat, and top with another tortilla. Carefully flip, and cook on other side until crispy and cheese is melted. Serve with salsa or guacamole
Burritos – Add flour tortillas, beans and rice to grocery list. Fill warmed tortillas with cooked rice, beans, and other fillings. Serve with leftover salsa or guacamole.
Bowls – Cook rice according to package directions. Reheat leftover beans, and serve on top of rice with shredded cheese and green chili sauce.
Salad – Add romaine lettuce to list. Warm taco meat and serve over romaine lettuce with favorite toppings.
Thursday, November 11
Korean Beef & Rice / Broccoli
- Prepare everything but the noodles for tomorrows Chicken Noodle Soup tonight so that in the morning all you have to do is put the base in the slow cooker and turn it on.
Friday, November 12 – Chicken Soup Day
Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
- Cook egg noodles right before serving and serve soup over top of cooked noodles. This keeps the noodles from getting mushy, and allows for more leftovers as the noodles do not absorb all of the broth. When storing extras, be sure to keep the noodles separate.
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