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A 7-Day Meal Plan Using Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Start the week by preparing a delicious (and easy!) slow cooker pot roast. Then, turn the leftovers into multiple weeknight dinners, like chimichangas and a nacho pizza.

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Sunday: Easy Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

I love this easy pot roast Crock-Pot recipe for a couple of reasons. First, it’s delicious. Second, it’s easy! I can’t describe the feeling of walking into my house after work and smelling this dish that’s been simmering in the slow cooker all day. There’s nothing better. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
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Monday: Chimichangas

Though still debated, Tucson is generally credited as the original home of the chimichanga (fried “burro”, as we call them, stuffed with meat, onions and chiles). I’ve combined several recipes into this one, and it’s fairly authentic. —Laura Towns, Glendale, Arizona
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Tuesday: Game-Night Nacho Pizza

Some like it hot with jalapenos; others like it cool with a dollop of sour cream. But one thing’s for sure: This is “nacho” ordinary pizza night. —Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia
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Wednesday: Salmon Loaf

During the Depression, Mom’s tasty salmon loaf was a welcome change from the usual meat loaf everyone made to stretch a meal. I still like a lot of the make-do meals of those days, but this loaf is one of my favorites. —Dorothy Bateman, Carver, Massachusetts
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Thursday: Plum Pork Spicy Meatballs with Bok Choy and Zucchini

I am a huge fan of sweet, salty and spicy, and with the new year in full swing, I’m trying to make healthier choices. This recipe is so satisfying and delicious, you won’t miss any pasta or rice. If you don’t want spiralized zucchini, any thin noodles will work, too. —Susan Mason, Puyallup, Washington
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Friday: Lemon Chicken Bake

This lovely lemon chicken bake is moist, tender and lemony with a nice crunch. It’s a delicious picnic entree as well as a wonderful meal with scalloped or baked potatoes and a fresh green salad on the side. —Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon
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Saturday: Creamy Avocado Manicotti

I am always looking for creative ways to make vegetarian dinners a little different. I grow my own basil, and avocados are a versatile favorite, so this recipe is a fantastic way to make manicotti that’s a little unusual. —Jennifer Coduto, Kent, Ohio

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Rashanda Cobbins
When Rashanda’s not tasting and perfecting Taste of Home’s recipes, you’ll find this food editor sifting through our recipe collection, curating digital content or tracking the latest culinary trends. While studying for her bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, Rashanda interned in Southern Living’s test kitchen and later spent nearly a decade developing recipes and food content at ConAgra Brands. In her spare time, she loves scoping out local farmers markets and having picnics in the park.

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