Let’s Make a Meal – weekly meal plan

Planning meals can sometimes be difficult in my house with a variety of eaters. To solve this dilemma I have my family help me in planning our weekly meals during our family planning time.

Fortunately they like simple meals which makes my chef role easier. Here is this weeks Novotny meal plan.

Monday Night –

BBQ Beef Sandwiches ( crock pot meal)
Spinach Salad
Potato chips

BBQ Beef Sandwiches


3 pounds lean boneless chuck roast
1/4 cup tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
10 French rolls or sandwich buns


Place beef in slow cooker. Combine remaining ingredients, except rolls. Pour over meat. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 9 hours. Refrigerate or prepare sandwiches now. Shred beef by pulling it apart with 2 forks. Add one cup sauce. Reheat mixture in microwave or on stove top. Spoon on warm, open-face rolls or buns. Top with additional warm sauce if desired.

This recipe from CDKitchen for BBQ Beef Sandwiches serves/makes 10

Tuesday Night St. Patrick’s Dinner at the Novotny’s

Corned Beef with cabbage, carrots and potatoes cooked in the crock pot
Sauerkraut ( out of the jar)
Green Salad
Green grapes and green Granny Smith apples
Green Milk
Pistachio pudding ( sugar free for the Dad)
Green chocolate chip mint ice cream pie ( for mom/ kids) with hot fudge and whip cream.

Wednesday Night –

Garlic and Basil Chicken ( McCormick Grill Mates marinade packet)
Sauteed bow tie pasta/vegetables – carrots, onion, broccoli, zucchini in olive oil with McCormick California style garlic salt garlic seasoning)
Green salad

Thursday Night

Pasta in Marinara sauce made from vine ripe tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, fresh basil, onions and a jar of Barilla tomato and basil sauce)
Italian sausage added in for those that eat it.
French baguette
Green Salad

Friday Night –

Spanish rice -Rice-a-Roni ( my kids favorite)
Re fried beans

Saturday Night –

Date night with hubby – So kids get Pizza

Sunday Night –

Celebrating Shelbis Birthday with Big brother who is home from college

Terriyaki Tri -tip steak marinated in Yoshidas
Baked potatoes
Broccoli Steamed
Green Salad
French Baguette and butter
Blackberry Cobbler with vanilla ice cream.
Sparkling cider

How do you handle the variety of eaters in your house?

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One Response

  1. Thanks for all the yummy dinner ideas! My week is definitely less stressfull when I plan my meals ahead of time.


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