It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week! From a sweet and savory Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich to a kid-favorite breakfast-for-dinner theme, we’ve got five dinners that will get you through the week ahead. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up on ingredients before the weekend’s over to make your weeknights that much easier.

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At top: Cornbread Waffles with Bacon and Cheddar | My Gorgeous Recipes; Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches | Saving Dessert

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Weekly meal plan: Pork Schnitzel at Your Ultimate Menu

Kids want chicken tenders, but grown-ups want…something slightly more sophisticated. Enter this tasty Pork Schnitzel with Avocado Slaw recipe from Your Ultimate Menu. Yeah, frying it up does make a little bit of a mess but it’s worth it. And hey, it’s a chance for the kids to pitch in and help with the dishes.


Weekly meal plan: Cornbread waffles with bacon and cheddar at My Gorgeous Recipes

We love breakfast for dinner, and these yummy Cornbread Waffles with Bacon and Cheddar at My Gorgeous Recipes take it up a notch. All you have to do is scramble some eggs and slice some fruit to go with it. Or, go southern, and serve with some fried chicken. The hotter the better in my book.

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Weekly meal plan: Meatball Pasta Bake at Sugar Salt Magic

On a busy weeknight — anyone else back to school yet? — we thrive on a good one-pot meal. Because, who has time (or energy) for cleanup after a busy day of school and practices? This Meatball Pasta Bake recipe at Sugar Salt Magic ticks off all our requirements — cheesy, hearty, and easy. Click over for all the details!


Weekly meal plan: Grilled Naan White Pizzas at The Pretend Baker

Our kids love DIY pizzas, because they can add whatever ingredients they want on top. I’d start with this Easy Grilled Naan White Pizzas at The Pretend Baker, and add pepperoni, chicken, fresh veggies, or whatever your family is craving. Or, just leave it as is. Because it’s pretty perfect just as she photographed it.

Weekly meal plan: Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches at Saving Dessert

The weekend gets me excited to have friends over, take advantage of the good weather while I can, and grill out. These Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches at Saving Dessert would be a crowd pleaser. Of course, my picky eaters might prefer the chicken diced up and the Hawaiian sauce on the side for dipping — but most of us will take it just as she created this clever recipe.