Menu Planning Monday: quick recipe ideas!

menu plan monday

Last week was super crazy with sick kids, and a busy week at work.  Menu planning didn’t work out very well.  I’m hoping for a MUCH better week this week!

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

tasty-baked-tacos

SUNDAY:  Tasty Baked TacosWhen I’m looking for a quick recipe idea, this is my go to!  It’s kid friendly, too!

slow-cooker-steak-stroganoff

MONDAY:  Slow Cooker Steak StroganoffThis is a family favorite and everyone has been begging for it!  It’s super easy to throw together and your slow cooker does all the work!

Chicken-ranch-tacos

TUESDAY:  Slow Cooker Chicken Ranch TacosYummy and easy chicken ranch tacos recipe!  We use the leftovers to make quesadillas later in the week!

country-style-macaroni-and-cheese

WEDNESDAY: Country Style Macaroni & Cheese - My kids would choose this for dinner EVERY night if I would let them!

THURSDAY:  Swiss SteakMy mom used to make this when I was a kid and even though this isn’t my mom’s recipe, I haven’t had it in years and can’t wait to try it out!

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FRIDAY:  Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup - We alternate between tortilla soup, fondue, and jack-o-lantern pizza on Halloween.  This year, everyone picked tortilla soup!

SATURDAY:  Turkey Chili

Menu Planning Monday: Busy family recipe ideas!

menu plan monday

We’ve got another busy week ahead filled with school activities plus football and swimming.  This is my round up of slow cooker and quick fix 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

Cheesy-Baked-Ravioli

SUNDAY:  Cheesy Baked Ravioli If you’re looking for a SUPER EASY meal idea, this is it!  It takes only a few minutes to prep and we NEVER have leftovers!  I bet your kids will love it, too!

chicken-tortilla-soup

MONDAY:  Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup - My family LOVES this recipe and I love it, too because I basically just dump the ingredients in and let it cook all day!

TUESDAY:  Turkey meatballs - This was on our menu last week, and I didn’t get a chance to make it, so we will try again this week!

black-bean-chicken-burritos

WEDNESDAY:  Black Bean & Chicken Burritos - This one is SO easy!  Dump all the ingredients and go!

italian-green-bean-and-chicken-bake

THURSDAY:  Italian Green Beans & Chicken Bake - This is another “go to” recipe for busy nights!

FRIDAY:  My husband and kids will have to fend for themselves!  I’ll be at a blogging conference!

tasty-baked-tacos

SATURDAY:  Tasty Baked Tacos - It only takes about 30 minutes to pull together this family favorite!

Menu Plan Monday: slow cooker and quick fix ideas!

menu plan monday

We’ve got another busy week ahead filled with school activities plus football and swimming.  This is my round up of slow cooker and quick fix 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

slow-cooker-chicken-noodle-soup

SUNDAY:  Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle soup - We have all been battling nasty sinus infections this week and were in need of some good comfort food.  This did the trick!

MONDAY:  Honey Lime Chicken - A friend shared this recipe last week and it looks AMAZING!  Plus, it’s cheap and preparation time is about 30 minutes!  Win win in my book!

TUESDAY:  Quesadillas - We’ll use leftover meat from chicken ranch tacos!  These are so easy to throw together and everyone loves them!

italian-green-bean-and-chicken-bake

WEDNESDAY:  Italian Green Beans & Chicken BakeThis is SO easy and kid friendly, too!  We make some modifications (using fat free Zesty Italian ranch dressing instead of a Ranch dressing packet and butter)

THURSDAY: Turkey MeatballsI found this Taste of Home recipe several years ago.  It’s YUMMY and easy to throw together on a busy night!

tasty-baked-tacos

FRIDAY: Tasty Baked Tacos - This is one of my Friday night “go to” recipes because it’s so easy to throw together!  Everyone loves them, too!

easy-slow-cooker-lemon-chicken

SATURDAY: Easy Slow Cooker Lemon chicken You couldn’t ask for an easier recipe!

Menu Planning Monday: More Advocare 24 Day Challenge recipes!

menu plan monday

I’ve decided to start another Advocare 24 Day Challenge.  The challenge is going to be finding recipes that the rest of my family will eat (my husband is probably the hardest one to please when I do this) while sticking to the challenge as best I can.  I work full time and my kids have 3 hours of sports pretty much every night, so there’s no time to cook multiple meals, either!  My 24 Day Challenge starts TODAY!

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

fabulous-baked-chicken-chimichangas

SUNDAY:  Baked Chicken Chimichangas - I asked my kids what meal they wanted before I started my 24 Day Challenge and this is what they picked!

MONDAY:  Slow Cooker Chicken ‘N Zucchini - This is a new recipe for me and I plan to change it up slightly.

chicken-licking-pork-chops

TUESDAY:  Slow Cooker Chicken Lickin’ Good Pork ChopsI’m going to try this without the breading and just use salt and pepper and the chicken & rice soup to cook.

WEDNESDAY:  Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Chicken-ranch-tacos

THURSDAY:  Slow Cooker Chicken Ranch TacosThis slow cooker chicken ranch tacos recipes is SO easy and everyone loves it! I’m going to be using the Mrs. Dash ranch and taco seasoning packets for this one!  Use leftover meat for quesadillas, salads and more!

FRIDAY:  Braised Pork Chops and vegetables - This is a recipe I got from my mother in law several years ago!

sweet-potato-foil-pack-tacos

SATURDAY:  Sweet Potato Foil Pack Tacos - Even your kids will love these!

Menu Plan Monday: first week of school menu!

menu plan monday

My kids head back to school this week!  Football season has also  started for us, which means that my son has football price for almost 2 hours three nights a week.  My daughter also has swimming practice 4 nights a week for an hour, so it’s some crazy times around our house! Since it’s 100 degrees outside, we don’t want “heavy” dinners, and I don’t want to wait until after practice and feed my kids at 9 pm either, so here are some quick fixes for busy nights!

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:  Lasagne - The night before school starts, our tradition is to have a “Back to School Dinner”  The kids pick out a favorite meal and we talk about goals for the upcoming school year.  This week it was lasagne!

MONDAY:  Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken - I love this recipe because I can dump all of the ingredients in the crockpot and it does all the work.  Plus, the sauce is SOO yummy that you’ll want to lick your plate clean!

TUESDAY:  Chicken Quesadillas - My son has football for 2 hours on Tuesday nights and my daughter has swimming for an hour.  I try to plan quick and easy recipes that will get them fed, but won’t weigh them down.  This is a great way to use up leftover chicken meat, too!

WEDNESDAY:  Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Burritos - One of these days, I will actually get this recipe written up, but it’s seriously SO EASY!  I throw a pork roast in the crockpot with a can of red enchilada sauce (the smaller size) and some taco seasoning!  I cook on low for 6-8 hours, shred the meat, and add beans and other taco “fixings”

country-style-macaroni-and-cheese

THURSDAY:  Country Style Macaroni & Cheese - Almost as easy as making it from a box and my kids LOVE it!

tasty-baked-tacos

FRIDAY:  Tasty Baked Tacos This is one of my favorite Friday “go to” recipes because it requires minimal effort!

Cheesy-Baked-Ravioli

SATURDAY: Cheesy Baked Ravioli Another easy, budget friendly recipe!