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Dinnertime just got a whole lot easier! Let our premade weekly meal plan take all the stress out of meal time. A plan will save you time and money- there’s no more figuring out what to make each week!

A meal plan frees up time for what’s important- gathering the family around the table to connect, catch up, and create lasting memories.

This week, we’ve got some exciting meals lined up: Beef Tips with Gravy, Ground Beef Mexican Skillet, 1905 Salad, Asian Chicken Tostadas, Italian Artichoke Medley, and a Chantilly Sheet Cake for dessert.

Deck your cake all out in red, white, and blue for your Memorial Day Menu!

Weekly meal plan for May 20, 2024 including Beef tips with gravy, ground beef Mexican skillet, 1905 salad, Asian chicken tostadas, Italian artichoke medley, and a red, white, and blue Chantilly cake for dessert.

We share a new meal plan weekly, so check back each week. I will post the plan each Thursday before the following week’s menu which starts on Monday. This will give you plenty of time to shop and prep.

What’s on the menu

I love to add fruit and veggies to each dinner. Add whatever you have on hand, and you know your family will eat.

Why not stick the plan on the fridge? That way, everyone knows what delicious dishes are coming up!

Spoon full of beef tips and gravy.
Beef Tips and Gravy
Upclose image of a scoop of ground beef and rice with cheese, avocado, black olives and tomatoes on top.
Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet
A large wooden serving bowl of this Columbia Restaurant's 1905 salad recipe
Columbia Restaurant’s 1905 Salad
Asian Crunch Chicken Salad on a egg roll wrapper base set on a white plate on top of a blue and white placemat.
Asian Crunch Chicken Salad on Crispy Egg Roll Base
A plate of pasta with Italian artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, and spinach.
Easy Skillet Italian Artichoke Medley with Pasta
A close-up of a decorated cake with berries on top.
Chantilly Sheet Cake
Soulfully Made weekly meal plan template.

This week’s tips for success

  • 1905 Salad: We just celebrated Mother’s Day at the Columbia restaurant in Ybor City, Tampa, where this recipe originates. They toss everything together tableside. I like to make my dressing the night before or the morning of and get it in the fridge so the flavors intensify and develop. Then, use it on individual salads to enjoy leftovers. You don’t want a soggy salad. This salad has ham and cheese, so it’s a full meal in itself. Serve it with Cuban bread or, if you don’t have that in your area, a nice crusty bread. If you are really hungry, enjoy leftovers with it or make Spanish bean soup to go with it.
  • Asian Tostadas: This recipe is pictured with fried chicken tenders, but you can use rotisserie, grilled, or any leftover chicken you have on hand. Also, you could use salmon, shrimp, or even tuna. These all have Asian food vibes and are delicious.
  • Italian Artichoke Medley is a meatless dish, but add any protein you like. It is really delicious with shrimp or chicken. Use a rotisserie chicken to keep it easy. I even enjoy this as a cold pasta salad the next day (you can toss in pepperoni or salami, too).

How to use the meal plans

Keep in mind the following tips when using these meal plans. 

Each meal plan includes a printable guide complete with a place for jotting down a shopping list. I also offer a way to generate a shopping list via my recipe cards.

Print a hard copy

  • Print the meal plan to hang on your fridge (For those who love a hard copy)
  • You can print each recipe to prepare dinner and make a manual grocery list! Clicking on the name of each recipe on the meal plan will take you directly to that recipe!
  • Right-click each link and hit open in a new tab so you have all the recipes open at once. Then, hit the “jump to recipe” button and print off the recipes. There is a check box to check off ingredients you already have. This will make shopping a bit easier.
  • OR generate a shopping list from the recipe card– see the instructions below for Adding to Shopping Cart.

Use your device

(for those who would rather not print the list)

  • Save the PDF or bookmark this page for handy reference.
  • Then use your mobile device or tablet to open each recipe while in the kitchen. Click on each recipe you would like to use to open the post. Scroll or jump to the recipe card. (Use the Cook Mode on the recipe card to keep the device screen from going dark)
  • To generate a shopping list from the recipe card. Click on the “Add to Shopping Cart” button for each recipe to which you want items added. Once finished adding all recipes, click the “Go to shopping cart button” on the last recipe you would like to add. There, you will see all the recipes listed. Next, click the shopping cart or buggy icon at the top right of the page. From here, you can edit and customize your shopping list. Then you can print or email the list.
  • Keep in mind this list is saved in your browser and may not work in a private browser. When you return, the previous items may still be there, so you can clear your browser or remove old recipes from previous visits.

If you make one of these recipes, we’d love to hear from you. I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review on the recipe blog post.

If you are looking for blank meal planners, you can find them in our subscriber’s library.

Don’t miss our past weekly meal plans, as well. You’ll find lots more inspiration for what to add to your menu in our recipe index as well!

Happy Cooking!


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