I’ve wanted to do weekly meal planning for awhile now. I’ve done it in the past off and on but now that we just bought a house, I wanted to officially kick it into high gear! I’m completely amazed by the supermoms that meal plan months, even years in advance!

I had my husband make me a Weekly Menu Board for my kitchen, similar to one I found on Pinterest. And now everyone can easily see what were having for dinner!

DIY Chalkboard Menu
Sooo, I decided to create (and share) a master list of recipes that I can refer back to and get inspiration from! Below is a marvelous, somewhat organized, list of dinner ideas.

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  1. Lasagna  (or turkey)
  2. Easy Peasy Skillet Lasagna (lower fat)
  3. Bacon Double Cheese Stuffed Burgers
  4. Meatloaf (mini meatloaf)
  5. Homemade pizzas or calzones
  6. Shepherds pie
  7. Doritos Taco Salad
  8. Soft Beef Tacos
  9. Breakfast for dinner
  10. Beef & Bean Chile Verde
  11. Meatball Bubble Biscuits
  12. Meatballs the classic way: on top of spaghetti.
  13. Meatballs as entree
  14. Meatball sub sandwiches
  15. Meatball sliders
  16. Meatball pizza
  17. Baked meatball & pasta casserole
  18. Meatball soup
  19. dinner ideas


  20. Crunchy Parmesan Chicken Tenders
  21. Chicken salad
  22. Paula Deen Chicken and Dumplings
  23. Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
  24. Chicken Parmesan
  25. Chicken pot pie
  26. Mini Chicken Pot Pies
  27. BBQ Chicken Sandwich
  28. Sesame chicken
  29. Three Cheese & Chicken Stuffed Shells
  30. Baked Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken
  31. Chicken Enchiladas
  32. Layered Enchilada Casserole (Freezer Meal)
  33. Chicken Enchilada Casserole
  34. Olive Garden Stuffed Chicken Marsala
  35. Chicken Quesadillas (or steak)
  36. Stuffed Chicken Breasts 
  37. Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce
  38. Chicken and Cheese Lasagna Roll-Ups
  39. Picante Chicken Rice Burritos
  40. Chicken Parmesan Baked Pasta
  41. Kelly’s Overnight Chicken
  42. One-Dish Chicken and Potatoes
  43. Chicken and Rice
  44. Chicken-Fried Chicken
  45. meal planning ideas


  46. Slow Cooker Nacho Chicken
  47. Crockpot Chili
  48. Crockpot Orange Chicken
  49. Slow Cooker Lasagna
  50. Crock Pot Beef & Veggie Roast
  51. Slow Cooker Tomatillo Chicken Tacos
  52. Slow-Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos
  53. Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan
  54. Creamy Baked Ziti
  55. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
  56. dinner menu ideas

    Other Ideas:

  57. Turkey Spinach Burger
  58. Vegetable and Turkey Meatloaf
  59. Turkey Bagel Burger
  60. Turkey Pot Pie
  61. Grilled Pork Tenderloin
  62. Pan-Fried Pork Chops
  63. Spicy Red Pepper Pasta
  64. Potato Soup (Freezer Meal)
  65. Chicken Quesadilla Pinwheels
  66. Crispy Homemade Fries
  67. Big Steak Salad
  68. Chicken Potpies with Ham
  69. dinner sides


  70. Broccoli Casserole
  71. Heavenly Hashbrown Casserole
  72. Perfect Macaroni and Cheese
  73. Mexican Rice
  74. Cheesy Potato Fries
  75. Baked Cheddar-Broccoli Rice Cups
  76. Creamed Corn
  77. Tater  Tot Casserole
  78. Spinach & Artichoke Bites
  79. Homemade Texas Roadhouse Rolls
  80. Boston Baked Beans
  81. Quick Southern-Style Baked Beans
  82. Loaded Baked Potato Dip