Menu Planning Monday: My Menu Plan for the week of 10/7

I was at a blogging conference in Atlanta for four days last week.  I learned lots of great stuff, but I’m ready to get back to my family and to meal planning!  I’m trying several new recipes this week and most of the recipes can be made in your slow cooker!

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SUNDAYSlow cooker chili  – It doesn’t get any easier than this dump and go recipe!

1 lb ground beef (brown in skillet and then place in crockpot)
1 can dark kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can Ranch style beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 packet chili spices

Mix all ingredients in crockpot and cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours. Sprinkle cheese on top.

MONDAY – Slow Cooker London Broil – I found this recipe on Allrecipes.  I plan on changing it up some by using Golden Mushroom soup instead of Cream of Mushroom soup and adding some additional seasonings.  I will let you know how it goes!

TUESDAY:  Slow Cooker Chile Colorado burritos – I discovered this recipe on Pinterest and it has become a family favorite.  I could make it once a week and no one would complain!

WEDNESDAY:  Ranch House Crock Pot Pork Chops with Parmesan Mashed potatoes – My kids have really been loving pork chops lately, so I’ve been looking for new recipes to try!  This one comes from Picky Palate.  As an added bonus, you can make it in the crock pot!

THURSDAY:  Hobo Stew (slow cooker) – This is another new recipe for us. I ‘m always on the hunt for new recipes I can make in the slow cooker.  I plan on using frozen meatballs for this one to save time and I have a few other variations in mind that I’ll share when I do my recipe review!

FRIDAY:  BBQ chicken

SATURDAY:  Avocado Cilantro Lime enchiladas – I am a sucker for enchiladas and love trying new recipes.  I can’t wait to try the avocado sauce on this one!  I plan on making my own “filling”

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  1. Stopping by for a blog visit from Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday today!
    Everything for this week’s menu plan sounds so wonderful.
    I love this time of year when the temps have cooled down to something liveable in Las Vegas!
    When I opened our coat closet I didn’t get hit with a blast of heat today. Now that’s much better.
    I’ll be on the lookout for soup recipes to add to my recipe file box.

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