Menu Planning Monday: easy recipe ideas!

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I hate wasting time cooking (and it’s too hot for that anyway) during the summer months, so here are some tried and true quick fix ideas to get you through the month!

Looking for Advocare 24 Day Challenge recipes?  Check them out here:

See my menu plans from previous weeks here–> Menu Planning Monday

You can also view hundreds of meal plans each week at Orgjunkie.com

Do you like what you see here?  Make sure you also check out my favorite recipes board on Pinterest–> Melissa’s Bargains favorite recipes on Pinterest
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SUNDAY:  Country Style Macaroni & Cheese –  This is ALWAYS, always a family favorite!  I hadn’t planned on making it last night, but when I asked my family what they wanted, the choice was unanimous!

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MONDAY:  Slow Cooker Black Bean & Chicken Burritos  - Both of my kids have swimming tonight, and we have a busy day, so this is a perfect “dump and go” quick fix recipe and it tastes so yummy!

TUESDAY:  Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice - I have yet to blog this one, but it’s quick and easy and hopefully I will get around to blogging it THIS time around!

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WEDNESDAY:  Slow Cooker Hobo Stew - This is definitely not a “traditional” summer recipe, but it’s very easy to throw together and I KNOW that my kids will eat it, so it works for us!

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THURSDAY:  Bubble Crust Pizza I love giving my kids the chance to help in the kitchen and this recipe is totally kid friendly!

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FRIDAY:  Bourbon Chicken - Kid friendly and YUMMY!  Dinner in 30 minutes!

SATURDAY:  Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches - My most popular recipe this month and SO easy to throw together!

Menu Planning Monday: Quick Fix Summer Casseroles!

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My summer vacation has FINALLY started!  I don’t want to waste time cooking (and it’s too hot for that anyway), and we are at the end of the month (which means the end of our grocery money, too), so here are some quick fix and budget friendly casserole ideas to get you through the month!

Looking for Advocare 24 Day Challenge recipes?  Check them out here:

See my menu plans from previous weeks here–> Menu Planning Monday

You can also view hundreds of meal plans each week at Orgjunkie.com

Do you like what you see here?  Make sure you also check out my favorite recipes board on Pinterest–> Melissa’s Bargains favorite recipes on Pinterest

SUNDAY:  Slow Cooker Coke MeatballsThese were so easy to throw together and my husband and son both commented that they wishes there had been more of them!  Point taken for next time!   I used Coke Zero for mine.  I will share all of my variations in a post this week!

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MONDAY:  Slow Cooker Melt in Your Mouth MeatloafThis is always a favorite, even with my picky eaters.  We never have anything left over!

TUESDAY:  Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta - This is a new recipe for us, but I figure it’s all of my children’s favorite things in one dish, so how could I go wrong?

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WEDNESDAY:  Chicken Enchilada CasseroleI’ve got to get a Mexican food “fix” at least once a week and this is a quick and easy way to do it!

THURSDAY:  Tator Tot Casserole - I’m trying to keep it simple (and cheap this week since we’re at the end of the month).  I haven’t made this in years and I’m combining things from a few different recipes.  I’ll let you know how it turns out!

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FRIDAY: Lemon Chicken SauteIn my house, we refer to this as “Grandma’s Chicken” because it’s a recipe my husband’s grandmother makes.  It’s yummy and easy for summer!

Cheesy-Baked-Ravioli

SATURDAY:  Cheesy Baked RavioliSo easy and so yummy!  We never have any leftovers when I make this, either!

Menu Planning Monday: Quick Fix Summer Recipes!

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My summer vacation has FINALLY started!  I don’t want to waste time cooking (and it’s too hot for that anyway), so here are some of my slow cooker and quick fix summer recipe ideas!

Looking for Advocare 24 Day Challenge recipes?  Check them out here:

See my menu plans from previous weeks here–> Menu Planning Monday

You can also view hundreds of meal plans each week at Orgjunkie.com

Do you like what you see here?  Make sure you also check out my favorite recipes board on Pinterest–> Melissa’s Bargains favorite recipes on Pinterest

SUNDAY:  Spaghetti - I asked my husband and dad what they wanted for their Father’s Day dinner and they chose spaghetti!  I’m not complaining.  Sometimes it’s nice to keep things simple.

MONDAY:  Slow Cooker Turkey Chili - Even though I’m done with work now, sometimes it’s nice to have dinner ready for you at the end of the day without putting a whole lot of effort into it (or having much to clean up)

TUESDAY: Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken - Yes, you read that right.  CREAM CHEESE.  How could you go wrong?  Plus, it’s a slow cooker recipe, so it’s an added bonus!  This recipe is a family favorite and it’s been a LONG time since I made it.  People have been known to lick their plate clean..it’s that good.

WEDNESDAY:  Slow Cooker Coke MeatballsI have figured out that my family loves pretty much anything involving meatballs. When I find something that I can feed to everyone without any complaints, I go with it! This is a new recipe we’re trying out this week.

THURSDAY:  Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Tomato Soup – keeping it simple!

FRIDAY:  Taco Salad - This is a recipe my mom always used to make growing up that’s perfect for those hot summer months.  I realized that I hadn’t made it in years.  Recipe to come!

stacked-green-chicken-enchiladas

SATURDAY:  Stacked Green Chicken Enchiladas - Perfect when you need an enchilada “fix” but you don’t have a lot of time!

Menu Planning Monday: more slow cooker ideas!

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I have THREE more days of work before my summer vacation starts!  We are all very excited around here!  The next few days are going to be hectic, so I’m relying on more slow cooker favorites to carry us through!

Looking for Advocare 24 Day Challenge recipes?  Check them out here:

See my menu plans from previous weeks here–> Menu Planning Monday

You can also view hundreds of meal plans each week at Orgjunkie.com

Do you like what you see here?  Make sure you also check out my favorite recipes board on Pinterest–> Melissa’s Bargains favorite recipes on Pinterest

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MONDAY:  Slow Cooker French Dip SandwichesThis recipe is PERFECT for summer because your slow cooker does all the work and you just have to shred the meat and eat!

 

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TUESDAY:  Slow Cooker Chicken Lickin’ Pork Chops - This is seriously one of the easiest recipes EVER to throw together!  The meat is zoo tender, too!

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WEDNESDAY:  Stacked Green Enchiladas - If you’re craving enchiladas, but you don’t have a lot of time to make them, this is a great way to get your enchilada fix!

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THURSDAY:  Cheesy Baked Ravioli - This is another favorite.  Really how can you go wrong with ravioli and cheese?

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FRIDAY:  Chicken Chimichangas - My son requests this recipe ALL THE TIME!

SATURDAY:  Oven Baked Meatball Sandwiches

 

 

Menu Planning Monday: lots of slow cooker ideas!

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My kids have ONE week of school left!  We are ALL excited!  This is a busy, busy week for me, so I’m relying on some of our slow cooker favorites to get us through!

Looking for Advocare 24 Day Challenge recipes?  Check them out here:

See my menu plans from previous weeks here–> Menu Planning Monday

You can also view hundreds of meal plans each week at Orgjunkie.com

Do you like what you see here?  Make sure you also check out my favorite recipes board on Pinterest–> Melissa’s Bargains favorite recipes on Pinterest

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SUNDAY:  Slow Cooker Steak StroganoffIt had been awhile since we had this family favorite!  The sauce is zoo yummy that you’ll want to lick your plate clean!

MONDAY:  Slow Cooker Chile Colorado BurritosIt doesn’t get any easy than this!  Dump the ingredients in the slow cooker for the day and it does all the hard work for you!  This is another family favorite!

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TUESDAY:  Sweet & Sour Pork - This was on our menu plan last week, too, but it got bumped because I didn’t have time to make the rice!  If you’ve got about 30 minutes to cook, this is a quick and easy meal!

chicken-licking-pork-chops

WEDNESDAY:  Slow Cooker Chicken Lickin’ Pork ChopsThis is seriously one of the easiest recipes EVER to throw together!  The meat is zoo tender, too!

stacked-green-chicken-enchiladas

THURSDAY:  Stacked Green EnchiladasIf you’re craving enchiladas, but you don’t have a lot of time to make them, this is a great way to get your enchilada fix!

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FRIDAY:  Tasty Baked Tacos – Do you see a Mexican trend this week?  This recipe is PERFECT for a Friday night!

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SATURDAY:  Baked Spaghetti