Menu Plan Monday: slow cooker and quick fix ideas!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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

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!

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”

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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!

Menu Planning Monday: Quick fixes for busy nights!

menu plan monday

Football season has 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: Spaghetti - Sometimes easy is best, but sometimes I forget that!  My family devoured the spaghetti last night, and as an added bonus, my husband cooked :)

black-bean-chicken-burritos

MONDAY:  Slow Cooker Black Bean & Chicken Burritos A SUPER EASY Dump & Go Slow Cooker Recipe your family will LOVE!

TUESDAY:  Pasta Salad - Perfect for a busy night.  It’s got veggies, protein, and more!  Plus, it’s easy to throw together!  Recipe to come!

WEDNESDAY:  Chicken Wraps - I grab some Spinach wrap size tortillas plus the pre-grilled chicken and a bag of Caesar salad mix.  I mix the chicken and Caesar salad mix together and fill the tortillas.  Super easy, not overly filling (it’s a football night) and the kids love it!

Chicken-ranch-tacos

THURSDAY:  Slow Cooker Chicken Ranch Tacos - In case you haven’t noticed, I’m all about keeping it simple!  This is another “dump and go” slow cooker recipe!  We always have leftover chicken that I can use for taco salads or other things throughout the week, too!

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FRIDAY:  Easy Cashew Chicken We haven’t had this one in awhile, but it’s a great way to save some cash when you’re craving take-out!

SATURDAY:  Date Night - My mother in law is in town, which means my husband and I actually get a rare date night!  We will probably order kids for her and the kids!

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
country-style-macaroni-and-cheese

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!

black-bean-chicken-burritos

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!

slow-cooker-hobo-stew

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!

menu plan monday

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!

melt-in-your-mouth-meatloaf

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?

easy-chicken-enchilada-casserole

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!

lemon-chicken-saute

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!