It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From corn and pasta — together! — to grilled pizza, we’ve got five weeknight dinners that will get you through the week ahead. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up before the weekend’s over. And if it’s easier for you to do that from your inbox, be sure to sign up for our weekly meal plan emails.

Top: Seared Salmon with Fresh Cherry and Charred Poblano Chopped Salad | An Edible Mosaic

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On this week's Cool Mom Eats meal plan: Sweet and Spicy Corn Pasta with Ricotta and Chives at Feed Me Phoebe for #MeatlessMonday

Now that I’m starting to see corn at the farmer’s market, I’m bringing this Sweet and Spicy Corn Pasta With Ricotta and Chives at Feed Me Phoebe back into rotation. It’s perfect for this time of year and, of course, you can reduce the cayenne to keep it from being too spicy if neccessary.


Joy the Baker calls this her best weeknight chicken dinner, so it has to go on this week's Cool Mom Eats meal plan, right?

Joy the Baker calls this recipe her best weeknight chicken dinner and we’re fans. While I’ve been grilling up a storm, there’s just something too perfect about a sheet pan meal like this on a busy summer weeknight. Peas are always easy, but if you have a few extra minutes, quick sauté zucchini or some other in-season veggie to give this a summery twist.


The Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan isn't complete this time around without this recipe for the perfect steak from Nom Nom Paleo

 Perfect Steak | Nom Nom Paleo

Is it just me, or do you eat more red meat in the summer too? I think it has something to do with burgers and grilled steak (you think?). Check out our tutorial on how to cook restaurant-style steak at home, then hit the butcher shop. All your steak will need on the side is a salad with my favorite simple vinaigrette and perfectly cooked corn on the cob.

Related: 6 no-sweat, no-cook dinner recipes to keep you cool all summer long.


How could we not include this Seared Salmon with Cherry and Charred Poblano Salad from An Edible Mosaic on the Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan. So perfect—and Whole30 and paleo friendly too!

Cherries will fall out of season before you know it, so be sure to make this Seared Salmon with Fresh Cherry and Charred Poblano Chopped Salad at An Edible Mosaic while you have the chance. Serve it with a side of fluffy, mild-tasting quinoa and a glass of rose sangria for a perfect summer meal.


How to grill pizza. Learn it. Love it. Add it to the weekly meal plan. | Cool Mom Eats

During most of the year, Fridays are pizza night at my house. I tend to change things up in the summer, mostly because I like to grill and eat outside. This week, I’m bringing the two together with grilled pizza, which is one of my family’s favorites. If you’ve never grilled pizza before, our guide on how to grill pizza has you covered. It includes recipes for both dough and simple pizza sauce if you need it.