Weekly Family Meal Plan – Beef Chow Mein and more

Struggling to know what to cook for dinner?  Each Monday I will share my weekly family meal plan and other recipes to help inspire you.  I use easy family friendly recipes that the kids will enjoy.  I do try my best to keep our meal plan healthy, however we may have something every now that may not be.  See my previous weekly meal plans here.

Meal planning tips:  How to meal plan & meal planning printables.

This Weekly Family Meal Plan 


Beef Strogonoff served on pasta

Beef stroganoff is delicious meal, with tender strips of beef, sautéed mushrooms, a creamy sour cream based sauce and can be served with pasta, rice or mashed potato.

beef stroganoff


Fish in a bag with steamed vegetables

A classic French style en papilotte dish that basically means “cooked in a bag”.  This method allows the food to hold in moisture and flavour as it steams inside it’s little pouch and it’s a clean and healthy way of cooking fish. Cook by simply topping the fish with a little olive oil, a hint of sea salt, slice of lemon and a little thyme.  Serve with a fresh leaf salad, oven roasted sweet potato chunky chips or steamed green vegetables and squeeze of lemon.

Fish-in-a-bag kids recipe


Healthy Bruschetta Chicken with vegetables

This tomato bruschetta mix on top of the oven baked chicken was a deliciously fresh combination.


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Meal Planner2015 - A4 Meal Planner - Design 1

Meal (menu) planning can not only save you money and time it will save you from opening the fridge door at 5pm and wonder what to cook for dinner.  Write your meals onto this chart so all the family can easily see what’s for dinner!


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Beef Chow Mein with noodles

This recipe is so versatile, you can use up any vegetables you have in your fridge, ie, brocoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, peas etc.


Dinner out with friends.


Tuna Mornay on toast

Traditionally Tuna Mornay ist not served with potato chips, but to me it just isn’t the same without them, I know it’s not a healthy options…. but I do continue to serve them with crushed BBQ chips on top.  I also like to add in small spiral pasta, makes the dish go further, my recipe usually makes enough so I can have left overs the next day for lunch!



Curried sausages with rice

This is a childhood favourite of mine.  My nan used to add whole boiled eggs to this recipe and it was so fun to find it amongst the sausages.  Omit the boiled egg if you prefer.

curry sausages


Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookies are crunchy on the outside, the merest hint of chewy in the middle, the raisins are plump and kind of caramelised on the outer edges, and the whole thing has a subtle spice flavour.

Zucchini Chocolate Brownies

I’ve made these several times now, they are so so good.  It uses 2 zucchini, however I only had one in the fridge this week so I used 1 zucchini and 1 apple, still tasted really good.

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What are you having for dinner this week?

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Louise July 20, 2015 - 9:49 AM

Yum, this meal plan sounds delicious. I haven’t made chow mein in quite awhile, I forget about the good dinner ideas like this, it’s a great way to sneak in some vegetables to the kids too! Love your plans, thanks Kat.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 20, 2015 - 10:57 AM

It’s great being able to sneak extra veggies in especially those veggies that they aren’t too fussd on.

Jen July 20, 2015 - 9:49 AM

I made your zucchini brownies on the weekend, the whole family loved them, so moist, definately a keeper recipe.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 20, 2015 - 10:58 AM

They are so good aren’t they Jen! We just love them.:)

Julie July 20, 2015 - 8:50 PM

I make my tuna mornay with crushed plain salted chips. Mmmm, the kids and hubby love it ( and me too!). I am going to try that chocolate brownie with zucchini, looks delicious!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 22, 2015 - 8:40 AM

Too funny, that’s exactly how i make my Tuna Mornay, so so yummy.:)

Julia K June 13, 2016 - 5:25 PM

This week’s menu…

mon 13 june swedish meatballs w/ fettucine

tues 14 june crumbed chicken tenderloins w/ gravy mash & veggies

wed 15 june battered fish w/ chips & salad

thurs 16 june vanilla braised beef cheeks, creamy mash & seasonal greens

fri 17 june mongolian lamb & snow pea stir fry w/ jasmine rice

sat 18 june meat pies & chips

sun 19 june dad’s special (I will be in NSW so DH makes his special beef stir fry w/ noodles)

baking irish apple cake
lemon delicious slice

Going to put the Tuna Mornay with Chippy topping on my plan in a couple of weeks – I’m sure the kids will love that !

Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 16, 2016 - 2:19 PM

always love reading your meal plans Julia 🙂

Karen Mackenzie June 6, 2018 - 6:56 AM

Omg What a hit ? I made your cheats lasagne last night it was delicious ok I may have stuffed up a fraction I put too much Carbornara on first layer so not enough for 3rd layer of lasagne sheet but the lasagne slip lol was so yummy ? thank you

Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 7, 2018 - 8:52 AM

So glad everyone loved it Karen 🙂


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