Menu Plan Monday, Quick and Easy Dinners

It’s Monday again and time to get ready for the new week. Having a plan for dinner can help you avoid the stress of what to cook for dinner at 4 pm, when the kids are grumpy and hungry.

Menu plan with recipe links

This week on our meal plan, a few skillet dinners, eating from the freezer and using the slow cooker too.

I’m using up leftover ham from Easter in the cheesy ham and potatoes dish that is quick and easy to make in the slow cooker.

I have a few stovetop or skillet dishes for this week too. The pan-fried pork chops are quick and easy to make. Flour the pork chops and fry in a pan. I only use a little oil so they don’t get greasy.

The mushroom chicken is so good. A creamy sauce with mushrooms and chicken over egg noodles. So good. If you like a cheesy taste, add a sharp cheese to the sauce too.

In the oven, we’ll be making a quick dinner on the sheet pan with sausage and vegetables. It’s a one-dish meal and so easy to prepare.

Also in the oven is our mini meatloaves. If your family doesn’t like regular meatloaf, give the mini meatloaves a try. My kids gobble them up

The Full Meal Plan for this Week,


A super easy sausage and vegetable sheet pan dinner. Make your own combination of onions, Brussels sprouts, and potatoes roasted in the oven for a quick dinner. That’s easy to clean up too since it’s made in one pan.

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes and Ham, Salad, and Fruit

Island Chicken, Rice and Vegetables

Pan Fried Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables

Chicken Egg Noodles, Salad and Fruit

Mini Meatloaves, Mashed Potatoes and Salad

Mushroom Chicken Noodles, Salad and Fruit

Kielbasa Sausage Skillet with Salad


Leftovers most days

Sandwich and Chips

Salad with Cheese and Lunchmeat with Grilled Bread


This whole wheat pancake recipe is easy to make and healthy too. It doesn’t contain eggs or oil. You can make it dairy free by using almond milk or another non dairy milk. It’s a great weekend breakfast but fast enough to be made on a weekday too. Even though these pancakes are made with whole wheat, they are light and fluffy. Come see what the secret is to making them fluffy instead of heavy and dense.

Toast and Eggs

Pancakes, Eggs and Sausage

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins with Strudel topping, Eggs and Sausage

What’s cooking at your house this week?

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.

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6 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday, Quick and Easy Dinners”

  1. Your menu looks delicious, Shelly. 🙂 We’re trying out a new way of eating so almost all of our meals are meatless this week. The exception is when we’ll have lunch out on Friday when we have to drive to Chicago for David’s clinic appointment. David’s getting an infusion, so it’ll be a long appointment.

    I hope you have a great week, and a Happy Easter, Shelly!

    1. I was just working on our menu plan for next month and I’m going to be making a few meatless meals for us too. I have some recipes I really like but I haven’t made them in a while, so it will be a nice change.

      I hope David’s appointment goes well for him. We will be praying. Hope you all have a great week and a Happy Easter too!

  2. I’m making mostly family favorites this week…we have a couple nights where we either have to have dinner quickly because there is church that evening, or an afternoon when we’ll be out and I have to get dinner ready fast when I get home, otherwise I’ll have a group of hungry people on my hands! Breakfast for dinner usually works well on those nights 🙂

    Your menu sounds great, as usual!

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