Menu Plan Monday


What’s on your cooking horizons this week? I think I’ll make a bag of chicken in the crockpot (something I’ve enjoyed lately; more on that Wednesday), and then make a birthday request dinner Friday for my youngest daughter, who will turn 11!

Monday: 3 Cheese Ziti – planned this for last week, but a change of plans bumps it to this week.

Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan – a family favorite, and EASY!

1 jar marinara sauce

4 chicken breast halves

2/3 c. shredded mozzarella

1/4 c. bread crumbs

2 T. olive oil


Pour marinara sauce in bottom of ungreased 12 x 8 dish.

Place chicken over sauce.

In small bowl, mix cheeses, bread crumbs and oil. Sprinkle evenly over chicken.

Bake at 350 30-35 min.

Serve over noodles.

Wednesday: 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.

Thursday: Crunchy Salsa Chicken Bake — this was in the coupon section of a recent newspaper. I get lots of recipes that way; they just the way I like them: quick and easy.

Friday: Birthday meal: Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf. It’s from the April Better Homes and Gardens — I made it a couple of weeks ago and my youngest daughter enjoyed it so much that it’s her birthday dinner request.

For dessert, giant cookie.

If you need a good dessert recipe, I made these fruit crumb bars last week and they were delish with vanilla ice cream. I used 1/2 rhubarb and 1/2 strawberries.


2 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. You have several inviting recipes here, today. I’d love to fix them, but for me to fix a whole recipe is just a waste. I end up throwing most of it away. Alas, the problems of cooking for one person.

  2. I sometimes make huge recipes. If it lasts two weeks, I eat it for 2 weeks. I spend very little money on groceries.

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