Busy Week Meal Plan – Home Cooked Meals for Busy Days!

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Fall is one of the busiest times of year for me and it leads into THE busiest time of year for many people. So today I thought I’d share with you one of my busy week meal plans. The following recipes can be made in a flash as they are either slow cooker meals or one dish meals. With a little advance planning so I have the ingredients on hand, I can put a home cooked supper on the table no matter how crazy my day gets.

Click on each title or photograph to go to that recipe. Once there, scroll down to the bottom and hit “Print” in the top right of the recipe card. After you have all 7 printed out, make out your shopping list and the planning is done!

Hint: If you have freezer and pantry space, and your budget allows, buy enough to make each recipe twice and then keep the printed recipes handy to remind you of what you have on hand on those days when supper sneaks up on ya!

Monday: Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Of course, Sunday is the first day of the week but since I am posting this on a Sunday I’m gonna assume it’s too late to offer any suggestions there.


Start your week by making things easy right out of the gate! Cheesy Chicken and Rice is everybody’s favorite and all you have to do is toss the ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning, then cook the rice when you get home and stir that in along with a can of corn and some shredded cheese. BOOM! Supper is ready.

Tuesday – Lasagna Skillet


Tuesday is another simple one with this meal in one that is made in under thirty minutes. This one is also budget friendly!

Wednesday – Angel Chicken


Wednesday is a busier night at our house and we often need supper a little early. This is easy when Angel Chicken has been cooking all day just waiting for you to arrive! Boil some pasta to go along with it and supper is done!

Thursday – Creamy Chicken Skillet


Use whatever vegetables you have on hand to make his thirty minute skillet meal. The sauce is delicious spooned over pasta!

Friday Feast – Linda’s old Fashioned Spaghetti


Celebrate the end of a week well lived with an Italian feast that doesn’t require all the work! Linda’s Old Fashioned Spaghetti cooks in your  slow cooker while you are taking care of other things. Add some crusty bread and sit down to comfort.

Simple Saturday – Taco Soup


Keep your Saturday free for fun by planning Taco Soup for supper! All you have to do is open a few cans and let it simmer for fifteen minutes to make this incredibly flavorful supper.

Note: A can of drained and rinsed black beans make an excellent substitute for ground beef if you want to make this even easier.

Sunday – Greek Chicken


A big meal can still be done in one dish! This flavorful and filling Greek Chicken is an excellent Sunday dinner with only one pan to clean!

Have a great week and remember, life is sweet but you won’t know that unless you take time to savor it whenever possible! 

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  1. I have made almost all of these recipes on this list except the creamy chicken skillet. I need to try that one– smiley face. Love this. Oh, wait– I haven’t made the spaghetti either but everything else I have made and they’ve all been big hits.

  2. Thanks for this post, Christy. I’ve made four of the seven recipes several times and we love them. Now, I have to try the other three. I don’t know what I would do without you and your website!

  3. hi Christy I am doing a living history project for a year trying to as best I can in modern times, to live like it is 1943. It has been bringing up some interesting things like cheese was not commonly consumed and things like mayonnaise did not exist, meals were meat and veg provided you had the ration points for them. I am looking forward to seeing your new book please remind me when does it come out? Hope you and your family are all well god bless from Judi

  4. Just love your website and recipes! We always start with your site and recipes! My husband saw your banana pudding recipe and we tried it. LOVED it! Thanks for your ideas AND sense of humor.

  5. I am still having the same problem with the light ink on your site when printing a recipe .It is not my computer or printer as printing from other sites turns out fine. You asked me to let you know if the problem persists. As it stands now I have to rewrite the recipes from your site. 🙁 This is too time consuming as I just love your postings and would like to remain a faithful reader.!

    Thank you!

    1. Hey Marcia! I’m sorry you’ve been having trouble and I appreciate you getting back with me. I hired my graphic designer over the weekend to correct the problem and the recipes should print out in black now 🙂

  6. Thank you for all of the great recipes….whenever I am looking for something new to try, I usually start with your website! I have non-chicken eaters at my house so I would love to see a quick and easy meal plan featuring just beef & pork. I would also love some more slow cooker ideas for beef & pork….

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