Menu Plan Monday

Another Monday, and this week it feels more like Monday than usual. Dark. Raining outside. And although I’m holding it together, I can’t shake the feeling of falling into a bottomless pit from Tuesday’s election. Anybody see a bright side to it? Because for the life of me, I can’t.

But I am beginning to formulate plans. Nothing too radical, but mainly just more of what I already am doing: growing as much of our own food as I can in the garden. Planning meals around what I already have, and on what’s on sale and on what has coupons. Trying to “live small,” basically.

Here’s the week’s plan:

Monday: Chicken Pot Pie — I’d like to eat this every week

Tuesday: mystery shop at a local Italian restaurant. Yummy, and fun not to cook — although filling out the report will take at least an hour. This one is a doozy …

Wednesday: Leftover buffet — lately, leftovers mean that I have made something that the family didn’t like. Oh well — it will be making an encore appearance.

Thursday: 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.

Friday: Cheese-Stuffed Breadsticks — these are really good.



4 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. It sounds like you’ll be working for your Italian food. Enjoy the reward!

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