FREE Weekly Meal Plan (Week 31) – What’s For Dinner!

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FREE Weekly Meal Plan (Week 31) - Easy Recipes & Yummy Dinner Ideas

Welcome to week 31 of Melanie’s FREE weekly meal plans – where you’ll never run out of dinner inspiration!  Make all five recipes, or pick a couple of your favorites, double the portions and enjoy the leftovers the next day!  Here are this week’s recipes:

  • Grilled Chicken Marinated In Italian Dressing
  • Crab Salad Sandwiches
  • Veggie Brown Rice Pilaf
  • Italian Sausage With Onions And Peppers
  • Baked Chicken And Potatoes

And this week’s dessert is Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake – it’s like a one amazing chocolate chip cookie, but in cake form – you’ll love it!

Monday Dinner Idea: Grilled Chicken Kebabs Marinated In Italian Dressing

Italian Dressing Chicken

Did you know that Italian Dressing makes a delicious chicken marinade?  Yes, it’s that simple – just marinate the chicken in Italian dressing, then grill!  It tastes so good!

Recipe link: Grilled Chicken Recipe Marinated In Italian Dressing

Tuesday Dinner Idea: Crab Salad Sandwiches

How To Make Crab Salad Sandwich

This yummy crab salad is really easy to make – just mix the crab, onion, hard-boiled egg and mayo – yum!  You can use real or imitation crab meat, either way it tastes delicious!  Serve on the burger buns to make yummy sandwiches!

Recipe link: Crab Salad Sandwich Recipe

Wednesday Dinner Idea: Vegan Brown Rice Pilaf

how to make vegan brown rice pilaf

This veggie pilaf is so delicious and nutritious!  With a variety of vegetables, chickpeas and almonds, this one-dish meal has an amazing combinations of flavors and textures!  Super-filling – you’ll definitely won’t miss the meat!

Recipe link: Vegan Brown Rice Pilaf Recipe

Thursday Dinner Idea: Italian Sausage With Onions And Peppers

Roasted Italian Sausage With Onions And Peppers

This recipe makes a very easy way to enjoy Italian sausage – just bake it in the oven alongside sliced onions and green peppers!  Just put it in the oven and when it’s done baking enjoy a delicious dinner!

Recipe link: Italian Sausage Recipe With Onions And Peppers

Friday Dinner Idea: Baked Chicken And Potatoes Sheet Pan Dinner

Chicken And Potatoes Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe

Here’s another oven dinner – baked chicken and potatoes!  Everything is baked together on one baking sheet, so the chicken juices flavor the potatoes – yum!  Sprinkle the chicken liberally with any chicken seasoning for deep flavor!

Recipe link: Baked Chicken And Potatoes Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe

Weekly Dessert Idea: Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

How To Make A Cookie Cake

Is it a cookie? Is it a cake?  It’s a cookie cake!  It’s like a giant chocolate chip cookie, but even better!  Chocolate chip cookie cake is extremely easy to make, and it looks so good and tastes so delicious!

Recipe link: Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe

Weekly Meal Plan Shopping List

Grilled Chicken Kebabs Marinated In Italian Dressing

  • 2 lbs chicken thighs
  • 1 bottle (8 oz) Italian dressing

Crab Salad Sandwiches

  • 8 oz imitation crab meat or canned crab meat
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 onion
  • ½ cup mayo

Vegan Brown Rice Pilaf

  • 1 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 package (8 oz) mushrooms
  • ½ bunch parsley
  • ¼ cups slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Italian Sausage With Onions And Peppers

  • 1 lb Italian sausage links
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 onion

Baked Chicken And Potatoes Sheet Pan Dinner

  • 2 lbs cut-up chicken
  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • 2 tbsp chicken seasoning mix

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ cup chocolate chips

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