Menu Planning For Busy Families:Busy School Night Meals

With a little extra preparation menu planning for busy families on those less hectic days, you can have meals for your family all week long.

Menu Planning For Busy Families

Sometimes after getting home from the office or taking care of the kids all day, you just want to be able to prepare a quick and easy meal for your family. Don’t think you have the time?

Try roasting an extra chicken, it takes little effort. Serve one and dice or shred the other and freeze for future meals. In my previous posts on this site and on today’s Eccentric WAHM post where I am a Resident Guest Blogger I discuss Make Ahead Meals Part 2: Shopping and Cooking Tips to help guide you along.

Busy School Night Meals

As I’ve mentioned before, Chicken is the most popular dish in America. It’s very easy to cook and inexpensive. Today I’m sharing with you a Honey BBQ Chicken Quesadillas with a green salad topped with a zesty Mexican Salad Dressing. (Recipe for Mexican Salad Dressing to post soon.)

Honey BBQ Chicken Quesadillas


2 packages crescent rolls

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and thinly sliced or shredded

1/2 cup barbecue sauce

2 Tablespoons honey

1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped

1/4 cup scallions, chopped

1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a baking sheet or bar pan with oil. Place one package of crescent rolls on pan and close seams with your fingertips. Set aside. Mix barbecue sauce and honey together in a bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat evenly. Chop green bell pepper and scallions. Grate cheese. (These two steps can also be done on your meal prepping day and stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to use them.)

Spread barbecue chicken mixture over crescent roll dough. Top with green pepper, scallions, and shredded cheese. Top with second crescent dough, pinching seams and bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until lightly brown and cheese has melted. Serve with sour cream, salsa, and a salad.

You may substitute flour tortillas in place of crescent rolls.

As always, my quick and easy recipes for Busy Moms can be found in my recipe book.

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