The Late Night Quilter & Quilter’s Planner Free Weekly Meal Plans

November 13, 2016

In my personal quest to become a more organized person, I have warmed to the idea of taking a few minutes on Saturday or Sunday to plan meals for the whole week.

As a busy mom, a business owner, and a quilter, the truth is that I have to stay organized with meals or else my family of seven gets, well…let’s just say they all suffer from Hungry Human Syndrome, and they get quite cranky if dinner is late due to a lack of a plan.  And I have to admit, I hate having to do more than one large trip to the grocery store each week.  So planning is the lesser of two evils for me.

I figure that if I’m going to bother selecting meal plans for the week, and pinning the recipes to my Quilter’s Planner Pinterest Board, I might as well share them with you!  What good is a blogger who doesn’t share?


My Quick and Easy Meal Planning Method

First, let me tell you how I accomplish my meal planning for the week in about 20 minutes each Saturday.


  • Firstly, I zoom through my pinterest board, selecting and pinning meals my family might like (there’s no way I can please everyone in my family… so I usually try to pick things the majority will consider trying).
  • Then I jot down meal selections on the Weekly Calendar top bulleted points (see photo above).
  • Finally, I take out my cute little QP Mini planner (available now with purchase of the original Quilter’s Planner), and I make a note in the shopping list section of ingredients I’ll need to pick up from the grocery store.

Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms by Danelle at Lets Dish

Meal Plan for This Week:

Here are my meals for this week:

Monday: Grilled Flank Steak and Balsamic Garlic Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms

Tuesday: Lazy Crock Pot Lasagna 

Wednesday: Whole 30 Sloppy Joe Bowls

Thursday: Sausage and Peppers in the Slow Cooker

Friday: Easy Stromboli from Southern Bite

I hope these meal plans are helpful to you and end up giving you more time to do what makes you sparkle -{QUILT}!

Signature Stephanie at Late Night Quilter


  • Reply Leslie November 13, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for these tips. I’m the worst meal planner, so being encouraged to add this to my QP makes life much simpler. I was wondering, could some of these recipes convert for the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker?

  • Reply Jen Shaffer November 13, 2016 at 8:19 am

    After I have my meal plan I put it up on the refrigerator, that way my husband and/or older children can make it as well, if I’m busy. Running an in home family child care as well as a pattern business, I need all the help I can get. 😉 I am definitely trying that lasagna!! Yum!

  • Reply Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl November 13, 2016 at 10:08 am

    I’ll be meal planning with my husband tonight, otherwise my trip to the grocery store in the morning will just lead to me wandering the aisles and leaving in frustration. 🙂 Great tips!

  • Reply Diana @ Red Delicious Life November 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    What a great idea! I’m awful about planning meals because unlike me who will try and eat anything, both my husband and son are picky eaters (beyond picky, actually). I’m excitedly waiting for my planner to arrive. I hope it arrives soon!

  • Reply Shauna November 13, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Is there a way to get the mini if you already have the QP?

  • Reply Pat Seager November 13, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    OH No. I’m trying to diet but going to try some of these recipes

  • Reply Tish November 14, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    This is a great idea, Stephanie! I know if I do not plan ahead, with our busy schedules, cooking can be a major flop in our house.

  • Reply Abigail November 29, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Hmmm you have some lovely dishes on your board – the stromboli pictures created quite a stir in my household this afternoon!!

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