Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with pasta with red sauce, chili, broccoli & cauliflower soup, chicken enchilada casserole, and chicken with mashed potatoes.
This past week our family kinda played “pick-up” when it came time for supper. Since I threw my back out early in the week, I got thrown off my game. I hadn’t anticipated the issue of limited mobility. But, we survived, thanks to a well-stocked pantry and some back-up meal ideas.
We didn’t eat out once we got home from vacation. This is a minor miracle. Most weeks without a meal plan would not go over so well.
This week’s meal plan is ready to go. It features slow cooked red sauce, chili, broccoli & cauliflower soup, chicken enchilada casserole, and chicken with mashed potatoes — all filling and comforting foods, perfect for fall. Be sure to read the notes on the meal plan to get tips on making prep easier and reducing your time spent in the kitchen.
Printable meal plans
Did you know that there are now over 25 FREE printable meal plans plus a printable school lunch plan archived here at Life as MOM? Check them out and download a few so you can work your way to great food and peaceful evenings.
Each meal plan is designed to be kid- and budget-friendly, as well as be doable for novices as well as experienced cooks. And, of course each includes a shopping list and some make-ahead tips to make your week even easier.
Check out the meal plan archives if you haven’t already.
Here are the recipes featured in this week’s meal plan to print and cook. You’ll need to print each one out as well as print the meal plan and grocery list. After that, you’re good to go.
- Slow Cooker Meal: Pasta with Easy Crockpot Red Sauce
- Freezer Meal: Chihuahua Chili
- Soup Meal: Aunt Sandy’s Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup
- Mexican Meal: Chicken Enchilada Casserole
- “Chicken & Potatoes” Meal: Chicken Smothered in Onions (serve with mashed potatoes)
- Side Dish: Mashed Potatoes
- Bread: Buttermilk Cornbread
- Dessert: Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles
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