Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fun Thanksgiving and enjoyed all the delicious foods that go with it. We had a good time at my mom’s house. Now it’s time to decorate for Christmas and plan some yummy items for the menu. Although the older I get the less I like the cold (I’ve always been cold much of the time), I do love December because of Christmas.
Here’s what I’m planning to cook this week:
Monday: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole — I made this a year ago and marked that it was good, although I don’t really remember it. I’ll probably omit the ham since most of the family doesn’t eat ham, although then it won’t be cordon bleu, now will it?? Decisions, decisions …
Tuesday: Tortilla Soup (an easy family favorite)
16 oz. refried beans
14.5 oz. chicken broth
5 oz. chunk chicken (I usually just cook 1 chicken breast)
15.5 oz. black beans, rinsed
3/4 cup salsa
Combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 10 min.
Crumble a few tortilla chips in the bottom of each bowl.
Ladle soup over chips and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
It’s excellent with tortilla chips.
I usually double this, with 3 teens/tweens in the family.
Wednesday: Pancakes and applesauce. I have some new flavored syrups I’m reviewing and I will try them with the pancakes — more on this later.
Thursday: Slow Cooker Chili — I love chili, but I’m usually not happy with how mine turns out. I’m inevitably not pleased with the spices. I think I really prefer more of a tomato soup than a true chili. Anyway, this one looks good, so here goes …
Friday: Corn and Cheese Enchiladas — I’ve made these before, and they’re good.
Sometime during the week, I also plan to make one of our favorite easy desserts, chocolate peanut butter pie.
Maybe also these homemade chewy granola bars. One of my piano student’s moms made them and brought us some recently and they were really de-lish. They take coconut oil, which is a little scary to me, but I know it’s kind of an in-thing that is thought to be healthy. Anybody bake with it or have an opinion on it one way or the other?
More menu inspiration at OrgJunkie‘s.