Meal Plan for Week 28 2019: July 8-12

Free Weekly Meal Plan for Week 27, 2019: Easy Mexican-style Crockpot Chicken, Chili Cheese Dogs, Cobb Salad, Creamy Cheese Ravioli with Summer Squash, Crockpot Cube Steak with Gravy

Week 28

Freezer options for this week:

  • The hot dog chili freezes well if you’d like to make extra.

Dinner Meal Plan Archive

Day 1

  • Easy Mexican-Style Crockpot Chicken
  • Orange Slices

Day 2

  • Chili Cheese Dogs
  • French Fries
  • Sliced Raw Veggies

Day 3

  • Cobb Salad
  • French Bread

Day 4

  • Creamy Cheese Ravioli with Summer Squash
  • Grapes

Day 5

  • Crockpot Cube Steak and Gravy
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Sautéed Greens

Day 1 Dinner Menu

  • Easy Mexican-Style Crockpot Chicken
  • Orange Slices
Shredded chicken with corn and black beans in a cream sauce served over rice

Easy Mexican-Style Slow Cooker Chicken

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Servings: 10 servings
Calories per Serving: 589
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 6 hrs
This easy crockpot meal is creamy and delicious. Just dump everything in the crockpot and stir occasionally, then serve over hot rice for a yummy meal.

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lbs. boneless chicken
  • 8 oz. light cream cheese
  • 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz. can corn, drained
  • 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies with juice
  • Seasonings as desired, cilantro, garlic salt, adobo, etc.
  • 5 cups rice

Instructions

  • Place chicken in slow cooker. Add cream cheese, black beans, corn, and Rotel. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, depending on how hot your slow cooker cooks. Every couple of hours, stir gently. When the chicken is thoroughly cooked, season to taste with desired herbs and spices. The longer you cook it, the more tender the chicken is, so if you would like to shred the chicken, keep cooking until the chicken shreds easily with a fork. If you prefer large pieces of chicken, cook for less time and serve before chicken begins falling apart. Serve over rice.

Notes

Vegetarian option: Omit the chicken and use 3-4 cans of beans in place of the meat.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley
Easy Mexican-Style Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe Page

Day 2 Dinner Menu

  • Chili Cheese Dogs
  • French Fries
  • Sliced Raw Veggies

White bowl full of chili with a spoon sticking out. In the background is a hot dog in a bun, covered with chili and shredded cheddar cheese, and a small clear glass bowl with shredded cheddar cheese. All are on top of a square wooden cutting board on a white counter.

Hot Dog Chili

Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories per Serving: 130
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 10 mins
This homemade Hot Dog Chili recipe makes the perfect topping for summer hot dogs.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. cooked ground beef, from freezer, thawed
  • 3 onions, diced/chopped
  • 4 Tbsp mustard, yellow
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Break hamburger meat into small pieces. You can use a meat grinder if you have one to make it a very fine consistency.
  • Place meat into a medium saucepan and add enough hot water to make a thick mixture as it cooks, stirring until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and cook over low heat for 1 hour.
  • If you need to thin the sauce you may use small amounts of water or beer as the mixture cooks.

Notes

This recipe freezes well.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley
Hot Dog Chili Recipe Page

Hot dog in a bun, covered with chili and shredded cheddar cheese, with a green background.

Chili Cheese Hot Dogs

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories per Serving: 392
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Homemade hot dog chili makes this summer favorite special. Serve with other finger foods for easy cleanup.

Ingredients

  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 buns
  • 2/3 recipe homemade hot dog chili, or purchase chili
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped

Instructions

  • Grill or boil hot dogs according to your preference until cooked through. Serve with chili, cheese, chopped onions, and other toppings as desired.

Notes

Nutrition calculated using beef hot dogs and our Homemade Hot Dog Chili recipe.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley
Chili Cheese Hot Dogs Recipe Page

Day 3 Dinner Menu

  • Cobb Salad
  • French Bread
Cobb salad on a white square plate on a yellow tablecloth. Cobb salad ingredients are lettuce, grape tomatoes, sliced boiled eggs, diced avocado, diced chicken, shredded carrots, and blue cheese dressing.

Cobb Salad with Chicken and Avocado

Course: Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories per Serving: 463
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Prep Time: 30 mins
Cobb Salad is a refreshing summer meal that takes advantage of the availability of delicious fresh grape tomatoes and avocados.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. bag salad greens, washed
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cubed
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup carrots, grated
  • 1 cup avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 4 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
  • 4 Tbsp Blue Cheese dressing

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, or on a large serving platter, place salad greens in bottom of bowl and layer remaining ingredients. Serve with Blue Cheese Dressing.

Notes

If you bulk cook chicken, use your chicken from the freezer for this salad.
Blue Cheese Dressing is the traditional salad dressing for a Cobb Salad, but feel free to use a dressing of your choice.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley
Cobb Salad with Chicken and Avocado Recipe Page

Day 4 Dinner Menu

  • Creamy Cheese Ravioli with Summer Squash
  • Grapes
A yellow plate with cheese ravioli and slices of yellow squash covered with cheese sauce. There is a fork on top of the ravioli.

Creamy Cheese Ravioli with Summer Squash

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 5 sesrvings
Calories per Serving: 439
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Sweet sautéed onion and yellow squash complement the creamy cheese sauce in this easy stovetop ravioli dish.

Ingredients

  • 25 oz. bag frozen cheese ravioli, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 yellow squash, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

  • Prepare ravioli according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil and add onion. Cook until onion is tender.
  • Add squash. Sauté, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes until squash becomes tender.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, combine milk, flour, and butter; mix until well blended. Pour milk mixture and lemon juice into squash pan and cook over medium heat about 3-5 minutes until slightly thickened.
  • In a large bowl or in the pan the ravioli was cooked in, mix together the cooked, drained ravioli with the squash mixture. Add grated parmesan cheese and stir until cheese has melted.
  • Serve warm with additional cheese if desired.

Notes

Tortellini or gnocchi can be substituted for the ravioli for variety.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley
Creamy Cheese Ravioli with Summer Squash Recipe Page

Day 5 Dinner Menu

  • Crockpot Cube Steak and Gravy
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Sautéed Greens
Cube steak over mashed potatoes covered with gravy, all on a blue plate and garnised with parsley

Crockpot Cube Steak and Gravy

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories per Serving: 331
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 8 hrs
With a pound of cube steak, an envelope of onion soup mix, and 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup, you can put a delicious home cooked meal on the table with almost no effort.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. cube steak
  • 2 cans (10.75 oz. each) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • ¾ cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a crock pot. Cook on low 6-8 hours or until tender. Serve over rice, noodles, mashed potatoes, or with your favorite side dishes.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley
Crockpot Cube Steak and Gravy Recipe Page

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About Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

Mary Ann loves cooking and she loves planning/organizing, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. She believes her mission for the meal plans is being fulfilled when visitors let her know that she has helped them save time and money by teaching them to plan ahead and become more efficient in the kitchen.

When Mary Ann is not cooking, she enjoys reading, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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