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Monday – Jazzed Up Mac & Cheese
Tuesday – Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Wednesday – Cheesy Twice Baked Potato with Hamburger
Thursday – Grilled Chicken, Rice & Veggies
Friday – Sausage Potato Soup

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Jazzed Up Mac & Cheese

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  • Macaroni & Cheese (boxed or homemade)
  • Hamburger Meat (Ground Turkey Optional)
  • Tomatoes (optional)
  • Breadcrumbs


  1. Cook Mac & Cheese on stove
  2. While Mac & Cheese is cooking, cook hamburger meat in skillet. (save a bowl for Wed’s meal)
  3. Stir in hamburger to Mac & Cheese
  4. Divide macaroni mixture into small bowls or put all in one large glass baking dish.
  5. Top with a tomato slices and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  6. Bake at 350° until bubbling, about 10-15 minutes.

Serve with Broccoli

Sneaky Chef Idea: Add pureed white beans for a healthier meal.




Barbecue Chicken Pizza


  1. Saute or grill chicken. ( I like to buy chicken already cooked at the grocery store’s deli.)
  2. Top your favorite pizza crust with BBQ sauce, chicken, cilantro and gouda and mozzarella cheese.
  3. Cook as directed for your crust.

Picky kids get their own cheese pizza!

Recipe by: This Week For Dinner



Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes with Hamburger

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  • 2-4 Large Russet Potatoes
  • Hamburger Meat (Saved from Monday’s Meal)
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Butter & Milk
  • Sour Cream & Chives (Optional)


  1. Turn oven to broil
  2. Slice potatoes in half long wise and cook in microwave 6-7 minutes or until fully cooked.
  3. Scrape the inside out of the potato
  4. Mix in a bowl: potato, meat, cheese, a small amount of butter, milk and sour cream, chives, salt & pepper.
  5. Place mixture back into the potato shells.
  6. Bake in oven until crispy and brown on top about 10 minutes.

Serve with Salad or Vegetable of Choice

Photo credit: Cellach via Flickr


Grilled Chicken, Rice & Veggies

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No special recipe needed. Use your favorite marinade. I plan to use my grill pan. After I grill the chicken I lightly coat zucchini and squash with olive oil, salt and pepper and grill in the chicken pan.


Sausage Potato Soup

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Recipe by: Cafe Johnsonia Found via This Week For Dinner

  • 5-6 medium sized potatoes, cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 lb pork sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring chicken stock to a boil in a large pan. Add potatoes and onions. Cook until potatoes are tender.
  2. Brown sausage in a separate pan. Add the cooked sausage to the potatoes and stock.
  3. Add the cream and butter. Stir until butter is melted.
  4. Add the vanilla and balsamic vinegar right before serving.
This recipe is so good! You’ll be munching on it for a few days:-)

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  1. I just wanted to say that the meal plan for week one I did last week and not only did it work in my house (everyone liked everything) but I was able to save so much $$ and time. I used to go to the store every day at some point to get dinner. It was an everyday question that took up a lot of my time and thoughts. Thank you for giving my family a meal with out tears and me some mommy time back. YES!!!

  2. Great meal plan and awesome printable shopping list You know people charge a monthly fee for this– maybe something you should think about!

    Thanks for the recipes and meal plan for the week. You just saved me a hour on making my own!

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  3. Hey Amy!
    I love the mac and cheese thing; kinda like what i make except i brown my ground meat; drain it; and throw a jar of ragu in; simmer while i am making the mac and cheese dinner; combine and simmer about 10 minutes! have also put a can of ranch style beans in and someone tried a can of corn. tops of about 30 minutes to prepare this!
    Hope you are having a great week!
    I want to try those baked taters! mmmmm good!

  4. Great ideas! I love recipes.. I’m a sucker for them. 🙂
    I’ve been craving some potato soup, and that looks delicious! Can’t wait to try a few of these out.

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  5. That all sounds sooo good. I make a barbeque chicken pizza as well…but I am lazy and use the Tyson Southwest Chicken that is already precooked and sliced : )

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