It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From an Instant Pot Korean Braised Brisket to a One-Pot Lasagna, 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.

Top: Korean Chile-Braised Brisket | Photo by Christopher Testani for Dinner in an Instant by Melissa Clark

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Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Peanut Noodles with Sesame Tofu | Chocolate for Basil

I love this recipe for Peanut Noodles with Sesame Tofu at Chocolate for Basil not just because it’s perfect for #MeatlessMonday, but also because Jerrelle will teach you an indispensable way to prep tofu that you’ll use far beyond just this recipe. Eat something delicious and learn too? This meal is a win-win.


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup | Jane Sweeney for Cool Mom Eats

If you haven’t read Jane’s secret to always having four family dinner recipes in her back pocket, even when she hasn’t had time to meal plan, you need to ASAP. In the meantime, this Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Stew offers a sneak peek. Make a big pot once, and you’ll always have a quick and easy dinner you can pull out, especially on freezing cold days when this warming stew is perfection (and leaves plenty of leftovers).


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Pasta with Lemon Butter, Sage, and Parmesan Sauce with Chicken | Whisk it Real Gud

This tasty Sage Pasta with Parmesan Sauce and Chicken at Whisk it Real Gud hits all the marks: cozy, flavorful, quick, and easy. With protein and carbs covered, all you need to do is roast or steam a big mess of broccoli and dinner’s on. I have a feeling that this one could become a new favorite with the kids!

Related: The one store-bought item that makes four family dinners, no meal planning required.


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Korean Chile-Braised Brisket in an Instant Pot or Slow Cooker from Dinner in an Instant by Melissa Clark | Photo by Christopher Testani

Photo by Christopher Testani for Dinner in an Instant by Melissa Clark, published by Clarkson Potter

This Korean Chile-Braised Brisket at NPR is from one of our favorite family cookbooks of 2017Dinner in an Instant by Melissa Clark. The recipe is designed for an Instant Pot — so other than the marinade time, it cooks fairly quickly and with very little hands-on effort — but there are also slow cooker directions. Either way, serve this with her Kimchi Coleslaw (recipe also provided) or just a big side salad.


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: One Pot Lasagna at Oh Sweet Basil

 One Pot Lasagna Pasta | Oh Sweet Basil 

I know, I know. We’ve already had pasta this week, and while I wouldn’t normally plan for two pasta meals in one week, it is officially the DEAD OF WINTER. So I say go for it. I, for one, have my eye on the One Pot Lasagna Pasta at Oh Sweet Basil, but if that’s not your speed, choose one of the other fantastic dinners in our round up of one-pot pasta recipes. So much goodness.