Another weekend is here, which means it’s the time we’re starting thinking about what to feed our families next week. So as we do every Friday, we’re sharing some delicious meals that will make your dinnertime easy and your family happy.

Grab your pen and make your grocery list, because our weekly meal plan is ready for you. Enjoy!

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Related: A weekly meal plan from  6 amazing Black food bloggers you should be following

Weekly meal plan: A delicious ramen stir fry at Damn Delicious

I love how kid-friendly this ramen stir fry at Damn Delicious is for my pickier eaters. You can’t go wrong with just beef and noodles. That said, you could totally add some of your favorite stir-fry veggies to this too, or switch it up and use veggie broth and meatless crumbles for a #MeatlessMonday option. Either way, I think this recipe will be joining our weekly rotation.

 

Weekly meal plan: Easy make-ahead enchiladas at Isabel Eats

These chicken enchiladas from Isabel Eats are so easy, they’ll be your new #TacoTuesday favorite for feeding the whole family. The recipe calls for pulled chicken, and picking up a rotisserie from the grocery is our favorite time-saving hack. Plus, this recipe is so easy to whip up early in the afternoon when you’re not exhausted…or even over the weekend so you can freeze them to enjoy later. In fact, go ahead and make a few batches to freeze. I promise you’ll finish them all.

 

Weekly meal plan: Simple and tasty salmon cakes in just 10 minutes at Butter Be Ready

We get that kids may be a little ambivalent about salmon cakes for dinner, but if you can get them to just try the outstanding salmon cake recipe at Butter Be Ready they’re likely to be hooked by the first book. Best of all, this recipe takes just 10 minutes to prep. That’s it! To save time at night, shape all the cakes early in the day then refrigerate them until dinner time, for the quickest, easiest dinner ever. She even offers tips for using canned salmon for the cakes, if you’re on a budget or fresh salmon is in short supply near you.

Related: 5 no-cook dinners for the week ahead

 

Weekly meal plan: Date night at home with this chicken piccata recipe at Kevin is Cooking

This chicken piccata dish at Kevin is Cooking feels like a perfect “kids are in bed already, date night at home” dinner to me. It’s fancy enough to make you feel like you’re eating out, but only takes 30 minutes from start to finish. It’s satisfying comfort food for the warmer weather that doesn’t feel too heavy at all. That said, I’d serve it over some orzo tossed with lemon juice, butter, and basil leaves rather than mashed potatoes, for an even lighter option.

 

Weekly meal plan: Take Burger Night up a notch with these French Onion Burgers at A Seasoned Greeting

For me, burgers are a must in our summer dinner rotation. You too? These french onion burgers at A Seasoned Greeting are a really tasty upgrade to bring some extra flavor into your typical burgers. Even if you use your favorite veggie burger or turkey burger recipe, you can still top yours with her delicious caramelized onions and cheese for a really satisfying dinner.

 

Weekly meal plan: These beautiful vegan & gluten free brownies at Chocolate for Basil are a must.

This week, I feel especially motivated to make a batch of flourless chocolate-swirl brownies from Chocolate for Basil. First of all, they are vegan and gluten-free. (Which means we can eat the whole tray, right?)  Beyond that, I was really moved reading Jerrelle’s thoughts about the symbolism right now of the different shades of nut butters blending together to create this stunning dessert that to her, represents
the beautiful blending and intermingling “and all that love, support, power and fearlessness experienced and shared between us women and POC (especially those who love brownies).”  They look even more beautiful to me now, too.

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