Easy Dinners for When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking

Do you ever have those week’s when you just don’t feel like cooking? We are in the middle of summer now and cooking isn’t high on my list of things to do but we still need to eat. When I don’t feel like cooking I try to plan easy to make meals.

Menu plan with recipe links

I try to keep my easy summer dinner oven free. I hate to run the oven when the air conditioner is running too. It seems really wrong to me. The dinners on this week’s menu are all oven free.

We haven’t been having too warm of weather the last week or so but I know at this time of year it could change quickly, so I keep my menu plan full of oven free dinners.

This week we are having mainly dinner prepared in the skillet and one that is made in the slow cooker. I love using my slow cooker. It’s so nice to put everything in the slow cooker in the morning and not have to think about it until it’s time to eat.

We’ll also be making homemade hoagie rolls sandwiches. These are always popular at our house and I don’t know why I don’t include them on our menu more often.

What’s cooking at your house this week?

Here’s what’s on our Menu Plan this week,

Easy Dinners

Easy to make slow cooker beef and bean enchiladas, frugal family home

Italian Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Salad

Pan Fried Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, and Salad

Hoagie Roll Sandwiches, Fruit, and Cucumber Salad

Ground Beef Stroganoff,  Salad, and Garlic Bread

Waffles, Eggs, and Sausage

Salmon Patties,  Rice, Tartar Sauce, and Vegetables

Beef and Bean Enchiladas, Fruit and Salad


Leftover most days

Snack Lunch, veggies sticks, crackers and cheese, fruit, and lunchmeat slices

Turkey Sandwiches, Chips, and Fruit Salad


Crisp air, crisp apples and yummy comfort food is what fall is all about. I love making yummy fall recipes this time of year and this apple fritter recipe is a great breakfast recipe to make. It’s easy to make and only takes 5 ingredients you probably already have on hand.

Toast and Eggs

Cinnamon Twist Scones, Eggs, and Sausage

Apple Fritters, Eggs, and Sausage

I would love to hear what’s cooking at your house this week! Please scroll down and leave me a comment with your menu plan below.

Where to find more menu plan ideas for this week.

Do you need help planning your menu? Find my menu planning tips here with a free printable menu planner page and here for  my frugal menu planning tips.

2 thoughts on “Easy Dinners for When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking”

  1. I’m trying your suggestion to make a lasagna in the crock pot this week, as we are having a bit of a heat wave and using the oven will be too hot 🙂

    Hope you have a great week eating all your yummy dishes!

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