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What To Eat Every Night For The Entire Month

If "What are we having for dinner?" is a question that fills you with dread every night, maybe it's time to stop asking it. Our brilliant solution: meal templates. Simply assign a different theme to each night of the month. Then cook something in that category. No guesswork. Lots of creativity.
11/03/2015 08:52am ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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If "What are we having for dinner?" is a question that fills you with dread every single night, maybe it's time to stop asking it.

Our brilliant solution: meal templates. Simply assign a different theme (say, "pizza" or "casserole") to each night of the month and then cook something that falls into that category. No guesswork. Plenty of creativity.

Here, 30 templates (and even more recipe ideas) to get you started.

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DAY 1: PIZZA NIGHT

15 minutes: Pita Pizza

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DAY 2: CHICKEN NIGHT

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DAY 3: SALAD NIGHT

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DAY 4: PASTA NIGHT

15 minutes: Cacio e Pepe

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DAY 5: BREAKFAST FOR DINNER NIGHT

15 minutes: Amaranth Pancakes

30 minutes: Breakfast Burrito

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DAY 6: VEGETARIAN NIGHT

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DAY 7: RICE NIGHT

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DAY 8: STIR-FRY NIGHT

30 minutes: Steak Stir-Fry

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DAY 9: SANDWICH NIGHT

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DAY 10: SLOW COOKER NIGHT

60 minutes prep: Lemongrass Baby Back Ribs

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DAY 11: GAME FOOD NIGHT

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DAY 12: SOUP NIGHT

60 minutes: Potato Leek Soup

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DAY 13: STEAK NIGHT

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DAY 14: SEAFOOD NIGHT

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DAY 15: CASSEROLE NIGHT

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DAY 16: BURGER NIGHT

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DAY 17: CHEESE NIGHT

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DAY 18: FRENCH NIGHT

15 minutes: Easy Cheese Fondue

60 minutes: Ratatouille

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DAY 19: CHILI NIGHT

15 minutes: 5-Ingredient Chili

60 minutes: Seafood Chili

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DAY 20: TAPAS NIGHT

15 minutes: Tortilla Espanola

30 minutes: Tapas Feast

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DAY 21: ITALIAN NIGHT

15 minutes: Tuna Bucatini

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DAY 22: BBQ NIGHT

30 minutes: Shrimp Skewers

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DAY 23: POTATO NIGHT

60 minutes: Baked Potato Soup

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DAY 24: COMFORT FOOD NIGHT

30 minutes: Fried Chicken

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DAY 25: FLATBREAD NIGHT

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DAY 26: WAFFLE NIGHT

15 minutes: Cheddar Waffle BLT

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DAY 27: CURRY NIGHT

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DAY 28: GLUTEN-FREE NIGHT

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DAY 29: Taco Night

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30: LEFTOVERS NIGHT

Your fridge is stocked after 29 days. Mangia!

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