Meal Plan Monday

Hello!  We have been busy adjusting to our new school year routine, but I am back today with our meal plan for the week.  It’s interesting how my meal plans change from summer to fall, not just the ingredients and what sounds good on a hot summer night versus a chilly fall evening, but how I prefer much easier and convenient meals during the fall and winter because we are so busy and I’d rather not be cooking all afternoon!  Especially now that cheerleading is occupying two nights a week, quick and easy meal prep is a must.  So, with all that in mind, here’s what we’ll be eating this week!

California Chicken Flatbread

There was a great deal on chicken this week, so we grabbed up tons of it to use for dinners this week (and hopefully have more to freeze!).  I thought this California Chicken Flatbread looked really good for an easy meal on one of our busy nights.  Scott went ahead and grilled most of our chicken yesterday, so it’ll all ready to go in the fridge for several different preparations later this week.  All I’ll have to do for this flatbread is heat up the chicken and add it to the naan with a few other ingredients, and boom!  Dinner will be ready.

Ham Steak, Macaroni and Cheese, and Green Beans

This has become a favorite with the kids, and Brantley even asked me last week if we could “have it every night??!!”  My mom used to make ham steaks for dinner when I was growing up, and it was always a favorite with us too.  Not to mention it’s three items to grab from the store, cooks up in about 15 minutes, and costs an extremely affordable $7 for a family of five.  I am not one for weekly repeats, but during the school year, I will make an exception.  Especially when it’s an all around hit.  Clean Plate Club for everyone!

Chicken Tortilla Soup 

Another great dinner to add our pre-cooked chicken to will be Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Tortilla Soup.  Yummmm.  By the way, if you ever want some good ole, stick to your ribs, traditional comfort food, Pioneer Woman’s recipes never miss.  I love Tortilla Soup, and all the yummy toppings that you can add to it, and it will only take about 30 minutes to throw this one together.

Kung Pao Spaghetti

When we order Chinese takeout, the kids always want “Chinese noodles,” or Chicken Lo Mein.  THey gobble it up every time, and so I’m hoping this CPK copycat Kung Pao Spaghetti might be a good substitute!  Again, another good dish to add our pre-cooked chicken to!

Loaded Potato and Cajun Chicken Skillet

This recipe has been on two meal plans of mine in the past, but we never got around to eating it for one reason or another.  I hope to try it this week, because I think it looks really yummy!  Plus, skillets are usually easy, one pan/pan meals and shouldn’t take long to pull together.

So that’s it for our meals for the week!  What’s on your menu for the week?  Please share!

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