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A 7-Day Meal Plan with Theme Nights

Make one day of the week a theme night every week. Whether that's Taco Tuesday or trying a new recipe for What's New Wednesday, theme nights make it easy to decide what to make. Here are some fun ideas to get you started.

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Sunday Dinner: Chicken Potpie Galette

This gorgeous galette takes traditional chicken potpie and gives it a fun open-faced spin. The rich filling and flaky cheddar-flecked crust make it taste so homey. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Meatless Monday: Italian Herb-Lentil Patties

Meatless Monday: Italian Herb-Lentil Patties

My family has requested this meatless recipe over and over again. It is simple to prepare and even meat lovers like it. —Geri Lucas, Oldsmar, Florida

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Taco Tuesday: Lime Chicken TacosTaste of Home

Taco Tuesday: Lime Chicken Tacos

Our fun, simple chicken taco recipe is perfect for a relaxing dinner with friends. If we have any leftover filling, I toss it into a garden-fresh taco salad. —Tracy Gunter, Boise, Idaho

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What's New Wednesday: Paella

Turmeric lends flavor and a pretty golden color to this Spanish-style entree. Haven’t tried arborio rice? You’ll love its creamy texture.

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Breakfast-for-Dinner: Breakfast In a PanTaste of Home

Breakfast-for-Dinner: Breakfast In a Pan

Try this tasty one-pan dish for an easy low-mess breakfast or brunch. This recipe also works well with bacon or sausage instead of ham. I sometimes saute chopped peppers and onions until tender and whisk them in with the eggs for added flavor and color. —Andrea Bolden, Unionville, Tennessee

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Friday Fish Fry: Oven-Fried Fish & Chips

My baked fish is a shoo-in when you want fish and chips without the frying mess. Dare I say, they're a little upgrade from the English pub classic. Get more of my recipe at cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com. —Reeni Pisano, Wappingers Falls, New York

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Pizza Night: The Best Sausage Pizzas

What makes this recipe unique is the slow overnight fermentation of the dough. The flour has time to hydrate and relax, which makes the dough so much easier to roll out! —Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist

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Emily Racette Parulski
Emily Racette Parulski is a Senior Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in email newsletters. When she’s not writing about food, she’s baking something sweet to feed her chocolate obsession.

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