Menu Planning Monday: recipe ideas for a busy week!

menu plan monday

My kids have activities EVERY single week night (including Fridays), which means I have limited time at home to cook before we start running around for the night!  For our menu plan, I’ve picked some favorites and some recipes that are perfect for throwing together on busy days.

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-tortilla-soup

SUNDAY:  Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup – Even though it was almost 100 degrees outside, I still made this family favorite because we love it!  And that’s what AC is for, right?

MONDAY:  My parents are taking me out for an early birthday dinner tonight!

tasty-baked-tacos

TUESDAY:  Tasty Baked Tacos – This is always a favorite and you can throw it together really quickly!

slow-cooker-cream-cheese-chicken

WEDNESDAY:  Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken – We NEVER have leftovers when I make this one!

THURSDAY:  Quesadillas – I will be using canned chicken for these to make it quick and easy!

fabulous-baked-chicken-chimichangas

FRIDAY:  Baked Chicken Chimichangas – This is one of those recipes my kids BEG for…a perfect way to round out a busy week!

french-dip-sandwiches

SATURDAY:  Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches – Another family favorite and you just throw all of the ingredients in the crock pot and go!

Menu Planning Monday: quick fix comfort foods!

menu plan monday

I can’t believe that my son starts football practice already this week!  For our menu plan, I’ve picked some favorites and some recipes that are perfect for throwing together on busy days.

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

easy-pepper-steak

SUNDAY:  Easy Pepper Steak – This pepper steak recipe is so easy that even my 11 year old daughter can make it!  We never have leftovers because it’s so good!

stacked-green-chicken-enchiladas

MONDAY:  Stacked Green Chicken Enchiladas – This is a great recipe when you want enchiladas, but don’t have a lot of time to make them!!

TUESDAY:  Football team meeting – eat out

slow-cooker-cream-cheese-chicken

WEDNESDAY:  Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken – This is one of those lick your plate clean recipes. It’s SO SO good!!

THURSDAY:  Chicken Fajita Tacos – My son has football practice tonight, so I buy the pre-grilled chicken fajitas and we make tacos.  So easy!

country-style-macaroni-and-cheese

FRIDAY:  Country Style Macaroni and cheese – If I were to ask my kids right now what their favorite recipe is, this would be it!!

Cheesy-Baked-Ravioli

SATURDAY:  Baked Ravioli – here’s another recipe that’s a favorite and we never have leftovers of this one either!

Menu Plan Monday: busy night recipe ideas!

menu plan monday

I can’t believe that my son starts football practice already this week!  For our menu plan, I’ve picked some favorites and some recipes that are perfect for throwing together on busy days.

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
Chicken-ranch-tacos

MONDAY:  Slow Cooker Chicken Ranch Tacos – I LOVE this slow cooker chicken ranch tacos recipe!  I can throw all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and it’s done!  Plus, I can use the leftovers for quesadillas the next day!

TUESDAY:  Sub Sandwiches – My son has football practice tonight, so we will make sub sandwiches, which is quick and easy and perfect for warm weather!

slow-cooker-steak-stroganoff

WEDNESDAY:  Slow Cooker Steak Stroganoff – My daughter has been telling me for 2 weeks now that she’s “in the mood” for stroganoff, so this recipe is fulfilling her request!

chicken-taco-rice

THURSDAY:  Chicken Taco Rice – another easy recipe to throw together and the best part is I can freeze some for another night!

Friday and Saturday we’ll be on vacation, so I get those days off from cooking!

Menu Plan Monday: quick & easy recipe ideas!

menu plan monday

School’s out for SUMMER but I’ll be spending the week at Cub Scout day camp with my son, so I need quick and easy recipes to get me through!  Here are some of our favorites!

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

italian-green-bean-and-chicken-bake

SUNDAY:  Italian Green Bean & Chicken Bake – When you’ve got a busy night and you don’t have a lot of time to throw together a meal, this one is super easy and my picky eaters love it!

Chicken-ranch-tacos

MONDAY:  Slow Cooker Chicken Ranch Tacos – This is another quick and easy favorite!  You can use the leftover chicken for quesadillas for lunch or dinner, too!

TUESDAY:  Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

WEDNESDAY:  Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken - This is one of those “lick your plate clean” recipes around my house!

chicken-taco-rice

THURSDAY:  Taco Rice – I got this recipe from a freezer swap I attended several years ago.  It’s easy to throw together, it’s yummy and kid friendly and it makes a TON so that you can freeze the leftovers for another day!!

FRIDAY:  Pizza – My daughter asked for a girls night in, so we’ll be having pizza and other fun stuff!

tasty-baked-tacos

SATURDAY:  Tasty Baked Tacos – Do you see a theme here?  Apparently I’m craving Mexican food this week!  This Tasty Baked Tacos recipe is a favorite and quick to throw together!

Menu Plan Monday: recipes for on the go families!

menu plan monday

We’ve got state testing this week plus Scouts, football and swimming, too!  Here are some quick and easy recipe ideas for your on the go family!

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

MONDAY:  Cheesy Baked Ravioli – This is such an easy recipe to throw together on busy nights!  We’ll be having it with a side of grilled asparagus – yummy!

melt-in-your-mouth-meatloaf

TUESDAY:  Slow Cooker Melt in Your Mouth Meatloaf  – This is a quick and easy recipe everyone loves which is perfect because we’ve got so many different things going on tonight!

WEDNESDAY:  Tuna Casserole – I haven’t had this in years.  I will be experimenting with some recipes I found on Pinterest and my mom’s recipe!  I’ll be sure to share what I come up with!

stacked-green-chicken-enchiladas

THURSDAY:  Stacked Green Chicken Enchiladas – I make most of this in my slow cooker, so it’s easy to throw together when I get home!

FRIDAY:  Pasta salad and sandwiches – We are hoping the weather holds out for our two 7 on 7 football games tonight!  If it does, we’ll need something quick for dinner!

fabulous-baked-chicken-chimichangas

SATURDAY:  Baked Chicken Chimichangas – This is a family favorite and we were actually supposed to have it last week, but our power was out most of the day Saturday AND Sunday, so it didn’t happen!