Meal Plan Monday is a day late this week, but yesterday was just one of those days! Hopefully today’s menu ideas will make up for my tardiness! Here we go!
Monday: Skirt Steak and Veggies over Rice – Just saute your meat and veggies up in some canola oil, and add in your favorite teriyaki sauce. Serve up over a bed of your favorite rice. (If you want to make this extra easy, just pick up a bag of the frozen asian style vegetable blends at the store. It works to saute them right out of the freezer.)
Tuesday: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches – This is one of my very favorite crockpot recipes. It also works really well with pork. You can check out the recipe from an earlier post here: BBQ Sandwich Recipe
Wednesday: Taco Night!
Thursday: Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole – There is a commercial on tv that advertises this recipe, and one night, it got stuck in my head, and I made it for dinner…and we loved it. With nearly all of the recipes found on the Campbell’s website, you WILL need to season it up a bit. (Their recipes tend to be very bland.) However, you can use just about any soup and veggies you have on hand, or that your family enjoys. This is one of my go-to meals if I haven’t thought dinner through, or if I just want something simple and crowd-pleasing.
Friday: Beef Stroganoff – You can make this classic dish with either ground beef or steak. I make a simplified version of this sometimes by adding a can of cream of mushroom soup and some sour cream to the pan that my beef has cooked in. You can add in some beef broth as well. My husband doesn’t care for mushrooms or onions, but if he did, I would saute those with the beef.
Saturday: Tuna Melts – Try them on an English muffin for a new twist on this old favorite. I mix my tuna up with mayo (not in mine however), mustard, (ketchup in mine), and pickle. Sometimes I will add a little celery salt.
Sunday: Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti – Again, another classic of mine, but I love it and it is so easy! I like to add a can of tomato paste right before serving it when I want a thicker sauce. You can also change up my original recipe by adding in some chopped onion, mushrooms, and peppers.
Happy Meal Planning!!
These sound good, Bekki–love using the crockpot!
Thanks for the ideas Bekki. I have started doing twice a month cooking with my own recipe’s and it is a HUGE time saver!!! I just make triple batches of everything and place it in the freezer or the sauces in the freezer and pull them out the night before and it makes the assembly so stinkin easy! Healthier meals for the fam and no stress for a busy mommy of four. I always love getting new ideas that I can make and add to for this growing family. Loves to you and your fam.