Menu Plan Monday

The new year has arrived, and this week the normal schedule resumes. We have so many after-school activities this year that dinners really do need to be planned. Here’s an idea of our busyness, along with the week’s recipes for menu plan Monday:

Monday: I am at dance with two of the girls from 4 – 6 p.m.


16 oz. refried beans

14.5 oz. chicken broth

5 oz. chunk chicken (I usually just cook 1 chicken breast)

15.5 oz. black beans, rinsed

3/4 cup salsa

Combine all ingredients.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 10 min.

Crumble a few tortilla chips in the bottom of each bowl.

Ladle soup over chips and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

Tuesday: The “slow” day.

Baked Spaghetti – This looks similar to the spaghetti pie that I make.

Wednesday: Two of the girls have Awana at 6:45; the other has a flute lesson at 4.

Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie – because I have some Velveeta (reduced fat!) and crescent rolls I need to use up.

Thursday: I give 4 piano lessons after school – I wish I could do them during the day! 🙁

Homemade pizza:  I make the dough and then everyone puts on the toppings they like.  Honestly, I am so sick of these, but everyone else in the family loves them.  Ought to be a good chance to lose some calories, huh?  🙂

Friday: I give two more piano lessons, plus 2 to my own children.

Stir Fry:  I will stir fry a chicken breast, cut it up, then add beans sprouts, soy sauce, carrots, etc. and serve with rice. I think I have one serving of snap peas left in the freezer from our garden. I recommend growing snap peas as they are simple to grow and they’re fairly expensive to buy.


One thought on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. Come join me for Crock Pot Wednesday whenever you can. You are one busy, busy lady! Have a great week.

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