Weekly Dinner Meal Plan // Week 18

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Weekly Dinner Meal Plan: April 30 – May 4

A 5 night Weekly Dinner Meal Plan that’s easy, seasonal, and healthy. Plus, a weekly treat you won’t want to miss. And some ideas for Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby, both on Saturday!

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It’s week 18 and we’re moving into the month of May this week. Can you believe it? Time flies.

Weeknight meals can sometimes be hectic. Especially in the spring. The seasons have changed and with the longer days, schedules become busier. It’s easy for meal planning to take a backseat.

With these busier days, I’m often asked by friends, family, and readers what I’m cooking for dinner. So here’s a peek at how I’m feeding my family this week.

This is an exciting week. On Saturday, many of us will be celebrating two occasions, Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby. Oh my! What a day!

In addition to the Monday through Friday Weekly Meal Plan ideas, I’ve included some links to help you plan both events on Saturday.

It’s going to be a great week!

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At the bottom of this post is a link to download the Weekly Dinner Plan with links to the recipes for easy access.

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Week at a Glance

Monday: Tagliarini with Asparagus and Herbs
Tuesday: Honey Teriyaki Salmon with Cauliflower Rice
Wednesday: So Simple Stir Fry with Steamed Rice
Thursday: Creamy Lemon Chicken with Thyme
Friday: Taco Pizza
Treat: Mexican Chocolate Cookies and/or Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pecan Pie

Monday: Tagliarini with Asparagus and Herbs

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A one-pot meal with few ingredients, that’s simply perfect for this season. From the newly published cookbook, “River Cafe London,” (Amazon affiliate link) author Ruthie Rogers says, “We cook this pasta when asparagus is in season and we cut them almost as thin as the tagliarini.” Serve simply with a tossed salad and perhaps a crusty loaf of French bread. And if you’re fortunate, they’ll be leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch!

Get the recipe >


Tuesday: Honey Teriyaki Salmon with Cauliflower Rice

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“Baked Honey-Teriyaki Salmon and Asparagus with Cauliflower Rice, this 15-minute dinner is not just tasty, it’s also good for you!” The salmon can be marinated for 10 minutes up to 8 hours depending on your time.

Get the recipe >


Wednesday: So Simple Stirfry

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This is one of my weeknight heroes. Its quick, healthy, and always a family favorite. Add your favorite veggies and meat and serve over steamed rice. Simple and tasty.

Get the recipe >


Thursday: Creamy Lemon Chicken with Thyme

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“This simple recipe uses a small list of ingredients – chicken, olive oil, butter, garlic, thyme, lemon, flour, and milk. I usually have most of these in my pantry and don’t worry if you don’t have fresh thyme, although I really love the flavor. Dried thyme works in a jiffy!” Serve with steamed broccoli and mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower.

Get the recipe >


Friday: Taco Pizza

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“Two classic family favorites, pizza and tacos, come together in this easy weeknight meal that is destined to become a favorite in your home.” Serve with a green salad. And a treat, of course. It’s Friday!

Get the recipe >


Weekly Treat: Mexican Chocolate Cookies

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Get the recipe >

Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pecan Pie

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Get the recipe >


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Saturday: Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby

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What a day to make some memories, have some fun, and eat some amazing foods! I’m thinking about serving tacos on my beautiful southern china pattern, with a mint julep and Kentucky Derby Pie. But here some ideas for your party!

Kentucky Derby Recipes and Ideas >>

Cinco de Mayo Recipes and Ideas >>

Weekly Dinner Meal Plan // Week 18 | 31Daily.com
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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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