It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From a Ritz cracker-topped casserole (yum!) to an easy foil packed chicken dinner, we’ve got five weeknight meals that will get you through the week. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up before the weekend’s over.

Top: Ginger Pork Meatballs with Coconut Broth at Shutterbean

Related: Meal plan: 5 easy recipes, from a twist on baked chicken to a favorite one-pan shrimp dinner.


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Roasted Vegetable Winter Crumble topped with crushed Panko and Ritz crackers, a perfect #MeatlessMonday meal at Joy the Baker

Joy the Baker may be best known for her sweets, but she’s a great savory cook as well. I love how she borrows from her baking expertise calling this delicious recipe Roasted Vegetable Winter Crumble, but don’t worry — this isn’t a dessert. In fact, the “crumble” is made of salty Ritz crackers combined with Panko breadcrumbs. I love this as is for a #MeatlessMonday meal, but you can always add chicken if that’ll hook the kids.


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Shrimp Capellini Pomodoro makes a super fast, homey dinner that everyone will love | Pinch of Yum

You know how much we love a good, super fast shrimp dinner and shrimp is even better when combined with pasta like in this Garlic Butter Capellini Pomodoro with Shrimp at Pinch of Yum. The name of this recipe might be long and fancy, but the recipe is exactly the opposite: quick and homey. The shrimp cooks in minutes, the sauce is made with a small handful of perfectly paired pantry ingredients, and then pasta. Yum.


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Ginger Pork Meatballs in Coconut Broth brings all the coziness of soup in a filling meal that has something for everyone | Shutterbean

I love a cozy soup, but to be honest, serving just soup never seems to fill my family up, even with lots of crusty bread on the side. This Ginger Pork Meatballs with Coconut Broth at Shutterbean is the perfect solution: a warming broth served with hearty baked meatballs and a pile of rice. My family will surely gobble this up — and be full at the end of dinner too.

Related: Meal plan: 5 easy dinners from a crispy Fish Taco Bowl to slow cooker BBQ Pork Sliders.


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Mediterranean Chicken Packets make a super fast, super flavorful meal that practically cooks itself | Real Food by Dad

We all love sheet pan dinners and one-pot meals. You know what else you have to add to that list? Foil packet dinners. They are just as easy and, with the right recipe, like these Mediterranean Chicken Packets at Real Food by Dad, just as delicious too. Wrap up all the easy-to-find Mediterranean ingredients, bake, and dinner is done. If you’re like me, crumble some Feta cheese on top too. Just saying.


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Ditch pizza this week and make these Rueben Grilled Cheese sandwiches in your waffle iron instead! So easy, so fun. | Damn Delicious

We’re skipping pizza this Friday, but the kids won’t mind since I’ll be making dinner with a waffle iron! How fun is this recipe for Reuben Grilled Cheese at Damn Delicious? And so easy too. Just the way I need it to be since I’ll be up wrapping holiday gifts long after the kids go to bed.