What Are Some Ideas for Weekly Dinner Menus?


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Loaded nachos, easy chicken pot pie, pancakes with bacon and fruit, barbecue pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw, and English muffin pizzas are some ideas for a weekly dinner menu. Another weekly menu may include baked ziti, grilled salmon with cucumber-yogurt salad, warm spinach salad with red onions and nectarines, turkey sliders with fries, and chicken nugget tacos with chips and veggies.

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There are no rules for planning a weekly menu. Many individuals select dishes based on ingredients, costs or cooking times, and others create menus according to dietary restrictions. Some people use a weekly template for a routine, but versatile menu. Meatless Monday, Pasta Thursday and "Souper" Sunday are some template possibilities. Nights reserved for take-out and leftover nights are also commonly noted on weekly menus.

Ideas for a weekly dinner menu following this format might feature refried bean poblano peppers with cheese, shredded chicken tacos with tomatoes and grilled corn, pecan-crusted trout with steamed broccoli, creamy zucchini fettuccine, and leftovers, followed by pizza delivery night and beefy corn and black bean chili. Butternut squash gnocchi, honey-glazed chicken with root vegetables, bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwiches with chips and fresh fruit, penne in vodka sauce and dinner out, followed by leftovers and chicken tortilla soup with chips and salsa, are other menu ideas for the same weekly template.

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