Menu Plan Monday: first week of school menu!

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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!

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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”


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


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


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

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