Below is my menu plan for this week. I will warn you, it is not very exciting. I could do better, but I am still dealing with the last of this cold and a very busy schedule including trying to find a house to live in! So, this is the best I can do, I am afraid--
Monday) Chef Boyardee pizza (my car is in the shop being inspected and getting a windshield wiper fixed, so I had to go with a stand-by in the pantry because I couldn't get to the grocery store)
Tuesday) sloppy joes, tater tots, baby carrots dipped with ranch dressing for dipping
Wednesday) popcorn chicken (the Tyson bag of frozen ones) served over a salad
Thursday) beef tips over rice, green beans
Friday) barbecue chicken, wild rice, leftover salad from Wednesday
Saturday) chicken tacos
Note: to make the barbecue chicken, I just lay thawed chicken breasts in a greased 9X13 pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper and garlic salt, and pour a bottle of barbecue sauce over the chicken. Bake at 350 for one hour. Make some five minute wild rice and serve with a salad or just warm up some frozen corn or a couple of cans of baby peas and you have a delicious meal. This is a good one to start your daughter out with and she can say she knows how to make a whole meal. I will be including my daughter in the preparations for this meal this week!
To make the chicken tacos, just lay 1 pound thawed chicken breasts in your crockpot, mix a packet of taco seasoning with a can of chicken broth and pour over chicken. (I double this recipe for my crowd.) Cook all day and just before serving, shred chicken with two forks. Makes a delicious filling with soft or hard taco shells. Top with shredded cheese, taco sauce, shredded lettuce (I buy it already shredded), chopped tomatoes-- whatever you like. This makes a fun and easy weekend meal!