Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday has arrived — at this busy, busy week during a busy month of the year. Since I keep taking on more and more piano students, and since they usually take lessons right around dinner time, I am being moved into easier and quicker meals, and also when I have an “easier” day I often try to make double batches of things to freeze.

Here’s this week’s plan:

Monday: Daughter #2’s birthday: her choice is Poppyseed Chicken (and thankfully there is one in the freezer!).

Incidentally, I made these to bring to school for her birthday treat. I also made them 2 weeks ago for another daughter’s birthday, and they were a hit. Very cute, and not too much of a pain to make.

Tuesday: Daughter #1’s birthday (actually it was Sunday); her choice is Cheeseburger Buns.

Wednesday: Baked tilapia (I just put some breadcrumbs and other spices on it and bake till done) along with rice, a vegetable of some type and bread from the bread machine.

Thursday: Hamburger Helper. Yeah, I know. However, my husband is traveling that night, and I have to give 4 piano lessons, get a child to dance practice, and sit on the board for our annual association meeting. I’m already stressing over the day, so I don’t need dinnertime stress as well!

Friday: Savory Bean and Spinach Soup

A few weeks ago, I was eating lunch with commenter Leona and some other women I used to teach with. We commented about the soup of the day being good, and one lady jokingly asked for the recipe. We were surprised when the waitress actually gave it to us!

2 qt. chicken broth

1 #10 can diced tomatoes

1 #10 can northern beans

1/2 box long grain wild rice

1 large onion, diced

garlic powder



1/2 bag of fresh spinach

parmesan cheese

I may have to adjust amounts, but that’s the idea. Hopefully mine will be good as well!


5 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. Yep! You’ll like the Savory Bean and Spinach soup. I made it last week and it was enough for 3 different meals for us. I loved it with wheat bread cheese toasties made with baby Swiss cheese (instead of the usual Colby variety). We had the last batch of soup for Mother’s Day Sunday night supper, since Joe and I had taken Scott and Julie to Sweet Cinnsations Sunday Brunch around noon. This time I added a bit of California Blend left-overs with cheese, and that really tasted pretty good, too. Oh yes, by the way, I had added a little bit of chicken breast to the original batch of soup. That gave it even more substance and flavor than the original recipe. I will definitely be making this recipe again…so easy…so versatile…and so good!

  2. I should give the soup a try since right now spinach is growing in our garden. I would not open a can of beans. I would soak dry ones and cook them. It’s cheaper and not difficult. My main beef with soup is this – I eat one MAIN meal per day and if I eat soup for my MAIN meal, it kinda leaves me hungry.

  3. That soup sounds delicious! How cool that the waitress gave you the recipe that doesn’t happen very often. How sweet of you to share it!! I can’t wait to try it out!!

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