School hasn’t even started yet, but this is a busy week: evening activities include a band meeting, band uniform fittings, and a Sunday School party. That makes it a challenge to cook, but it’s an additional reason I like planning menus ahead of time. If I know what we’re eating each night, there’s less stress. Here’s the keep-it-simple plan:
Monday: 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.
Tuesday: Make your own pizza: I make the dough and each person makes their own pizza with toppings they like. Youngest daughter needs to make an individual pizza to freeze and bring the next morning for the state fair. Wish her luck!
Wednesday: Grilled Tex Mex Nacho Packets – new. We like packet meals because, again, you can individualize. This is important in a family where there are several different “tastes” represented.
Thursday: Pierogies – I stock up on these whenever they’re on sale (which is often). They’re a quick and easy meal to throw together.
Friday: Sunday School party for some; for others, probably a bag of Bird’s Eye Voila.
This week’s yummy dessert: Peanut Butter Swirl Bars from our newspaper’s Amish Cook column. I’ve made them before and they’re delish.