It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From a warming curry to a one-pan cheesy spaghetti pie, we’ve got five dinners that will get you through the busy 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.

Related: A few simple condiments and sauces that can save dinner.


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Start the week with this #MeatlessMonday Green Curry recipe at Dagmar's Kitchen

Now that the weather is officially, consistently cold, #MeatlessMonday is all about warming soups, stews, and curries like this Green Coconut Curry with Chickpeas and Bean at Dagmar’s Kitchen (above & top). If you’re nervous that green curry is too much for your little one, don’t worry: Sonja has tips for how to serve this to picky eaters. So helpful!


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Put a twist on #TacoTuesday with these Beef Fajitas made with a cilantro lime marinade at What's Gaby Cooking

I’m taking some leeway with #TacoTuesday and going with these Beef Fajitas (with a cilantro lime marinade) at What’s Gaby Cooking. I mention the marinade specifically because that’s the secret to these — and really, any — great fajitas. So make sure to plan ahead. I know that planning ahead is not ideal, but if you get these going the night before, the pay off is that they cook in no time and the flavor is out of this world.


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Saucy Curry Shrimp Chow Mein at What to Cook Today

I’m loving my new food blog discovery, What to Cook Today, and this recipe for Saucy Curry Shrimp Chow Mein is a perfect example of why. The quick, one bowl meal, which has shrimp, veggies, and noodles, comes with directions on how you can make this in an Instant Pot, skillet, or wok. In other words, it’s weeknight gold.

Related: 15 (truly) 30-minute meals to save dinner on hectic holiday season nights.


I recently started a new series on YouTube called Dinner in Five with my fastest, freshest recipes yet, using only five ingredients not including fat, salt, and pepper. This week, I served up Sticky Sheet Pan Chicken made with a Sriracha, a power ingredient that lends big flavor with little else needed. Watch how I whip up this fast weeknight dinner and get the full recipe in the description under the video. Oh, and don’t be scared by Sriracha: this isn’t spicy. That is, unless you want it to be, in which case up the amount by double or maybe even triple! Yum.


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Cheesy Spaghetti Pie at Half Baked Harvest

If this One-Pan Cheesy Spaghetti Pie at Half Baked Harvest doesn’t scream Friday night, I don’t know what does. I don’t know what makes me love this recipes more: that it cooks in one pan, that it’s pasta, all that cheese. Let’s just say that I’m in love and I know that my kids will be too.