Menu Plan Monday

It looks like another week where we’ll struggle to reach freezing even once, so how about some warm and cozy menu foods? Here goes for Menu Plan Monday:

Monday: Lasagna Soup – I had this at a friend’s the other day, and it was so good. Then, as I looked at the nutritional information, I surmised the reason why:  look at all that fat! So, I’ll use 1 sausage rather than a pound (we very rarely eat sausage anyway, so I prefer it more as a condiment than a main meal feature).

Probably bread  machine bread as well.

Tuesday: Spicy Potato Casserole – from an Amish Cook column in our newspaper; my daughter loves it.

1.5 lb browned ground beef

1 pkg taco seasoning

1 small onion, diced

8 medium potatoes, boiled and shredded (or use a bag of hashbrowns)

4 T butter, melted

2 cups shredded cheese

1 t. salt

1 pint sour cream

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 soup can milk

2.5 cups crushed corn chips

Combine ground beef, taco seasoning and onion.  Put mixture in bottom of 9 x 13 dish.  Mix potatoes with butter, cheese, salt, sour cream and soup.  Mix with milk.  Spoon over hamburger mixture.  Top with remaining chips.  Bake 45 minutes at 350.

Wednesday: Foil Packet Chicken – the kids love this, and I like the way each packet can be individualized according to what that person likes.

Thursday: Roasted Chicken and Vegetables – a family favorite. The house smells great when this is baking!

Cut up a couple of chicken breasts, a couple of carrots, a couple of potatoes – put in a roasting pan, then top with 1/3 c. olive oil and a packet (actually I use 1/2 packet) of dry onion soup mix.  Bake 45 minutes at 450.

Friday: Bean Bag Soup – I just buy a bag of this in the store (by dried beans). It’s easy and good, especially with homemade bread.


4 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. A little Indiana bragging along the food line. Yesterday I fixed a bacon and tomato sandwich for lunch using a tomato I’ve saved from last summer’s garden. I have one more I’m saving to eat February 1, partly to break a record! Can anybody top this?

  2. We love lasagna soup! I generally use lean ground beef and then just throw in a little sausage for flavor. Yum! I’m definitely going to have to try that potato casserole, thanks for posting the recipe!

  3. Just wanted to let you know that I made your homemade noodles recipe (from your post way back in October!) and we just loved them. It’s the best and easiest recipe I’ve ever tried for these. In fact, I’m going to have some homemade chicken noodle soup for lunch today. I actually made it last week, but it improves with age!
    I also love your previous post about the little animals. I remember those “Table Walkers” (I think that is what they were called) with the strings. Sometimes, you’d get them in cereal boxes!

  4. Your foil packet chicken and your menu look very good. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week!

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