October 22nd- Weekly Meal Plan

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One of my most frustrating tasks is determining what to have for dinner! I have heard from many of my readers that this is a common frustration for them as well. We all know that meal planning is a great way to save both time AND money, but it would be so much easier if we had someone to do it for us, right?! Yes, I hear you!

In an effort to help both myself and you, I’m starting a new weekly feature on the blog where each Monday, I will share with you our dinner meal plan for the week. It will include links to each of our dinner recipes along with a few breakfast, lunch, side dish, and dessert options. Each recipe that I choose is one that is a tried and true favorite. Each dinner recipe has met my three most important criteria: they are all quick, easy to make, and kid approved! The Crock Pot and Instant Pots are my kitchen life savers, so you’ll see those used quite frequently in my meal plans!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my youngest daughter {just turned 13} LOVES to cook! She takes classes at the International Culinary Institute and some weeks our meal plans will feature Kids in the Kitchen recipes. These recipes are perfect opportunities for your budding chefs to offer you some assistance in the kitchen!

Without further ado, here is your meal plan for the week of 10/22! Enjoy!

Quick, easy, kid-approved meal plan! Includes recipe links, dinner menus, breakfast, lunch, side dish, and dessert suggestions!

Monday – Oven Beef Stew  – Fall has officially made it’s appearance in southeastern NC and I am so excited to add this recipe back into our dinner rotation! It warms you from the inside out!

Tuesday – Crock Pot Chicken Tacos  Taco Tuesday! The slow cooker is the perfect way to cook chicken for your tacos!

Wednesday – One Pan Smothered Beef Burrito Skillet   YUM! If your family likes burritos and enchiladas, they will love this recipe. It’s the perfect marriage of a burrito and enchilada…and it’s super easy to make!

Thursday – Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe Chicken We like our sloppy joes with chicken rather than ground beef! Once you try this recipe, you might agree!

Friday – Creole Shrimp Tacos Can you tell we love tacos? These creole shrimp tacos are a family favorite! They are bursting with flavor!

Saturday – The Best Instant Pot Roast What isn’t to love about pot roast? You’ll love it even more when you fix it in less than an hour in the Instant Pot. It’s so much more flavorful when you make it this way!

Sunday – Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken You’ll be transported to Hawaii with this recipe! We love to serve it over white rice.

This week’s breakfast​ ​suggestions:

Carrot Cake Waffles– Oh my YUM!! This is a must-try recipe!

Baked Ham and Pimento Cheese Egg Cups – These are SO southern and so delicious!

This week’s lunch suggestion: 

Cheesy Turkey Sliders Are you stuck in a lunch rut? These cheese turkey sliders are the cure! They’ll be an instant hit with the entire family!

Looking for some new side dishes? Here are this week’s side suggestions:

Instant Pot White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots

And last, but certainly not least, how about a delicious new dessert recipe? This cherry dump cake is SO easy to make, we serve it with vanilla ice cream and it is amazing!

Cherry Dump Cake

If you’re looking for a fall dessert, definitely try out my Pumpkin Spice Snowball Cookies!





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  1. Thank you so much!! I was checking my email this morning, wondering what to put in the crock pot before we left for co-op, so this was PERFECT timing. Thanks again!

    1. Awesome!! I’m so glad that it was helpful to you! Knowing what we will have for dinner makes my day much more productive!

  2. Thank you. All of these sound wonderful. Very helpful.

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