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: simple meal ideas!

menu plan monday

I am SOO ready for summer to be here already!  Homework, school events, extracurricular – it’s all getting the best of me!  This week I’m hoping to stay on track with menu planning and hoping to have the kids help me cook, too!

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

sweet-sour-pork

MONDAY:  Easy Sweet & Sour Pork  – I got this recipe from my mother in law shortly after I was married and it’s another kid friendly recipe that’s easy to throw together!  You can also use your leftover ham to make yummy ham fried rice!

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:  Slow Cooker Turkey Chili – This is one of my favorite “dump and go” crockpot recipes for busy nights and one of these days I will get around to blogging it!

chicken-licking-pork-chops

THURSDAY:  Slow Cooker Chicken Lickin’ Pork Chops – This pork chops recipe is SO easy to throw together and my family loves it!  It’s lick your plate good!

FRIDAY:  Pasta salad and sandwiches – my son has TWO football games tonight, so we need to eat quick!

easy-slow-cooker-lemon-chicken

SATURDAY:  Easy Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken - only 3 ingredients needed and so yummy!

Menu Plan Monday: Comfort Food and family favorites!

menu plan monday

We’ve got a busy week ahead!  Here are some of my family’s favorite recipes!

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-chicken-enchilada-casserole

MONDAY:  Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole – This is a super easy recipe for busy nights!

TUESDAY:  Dinner out – it’s m husband’s birthday, and we will be eating out to celebrate!

Cheesy-Baked-Ravioli

WEDNESDAY: Cheesy Baked Ravioli – This is a family favorite and SO easy to throw together!

THURSDAY:  Sweet & Sour Slow Cooker Chicken – this is a new recipe for us and I can’t wait to try it!  Only 3 ingredients!

italian-green-bean-and-chicken-bake

FRIDAY:  Italian Green Beans & Chicken Bake – SO easy and everyone loves it, which makes it even better!

fabulous-baked-chicken-chimichangas

SATURDAY: Baked Chicken Chimichangas – This is a FAVORITE with my family!!