Menu Plan Monday

Happy Monday to you all! Christmas is coming, and these weeks are always busy — with cooking and baking as well as with special Christmas programs. This week is the Nutcracker and a stage production of “Oliver,” as well as a piano recital/party. Busy, but really fun things.

The other night, I saw a posting on facebook: what do you do on nights when you just don’t have it in you to cook dinner? I had to laugh. I replied, cook anyway. Seriously — we all have many excuses on why we can’t do this or that, but much of the time, a bit of planning can get us over the hump to where we can do some menu planning — or pay the bills — exercise — study — whatever. In the end, we’ll save money, be healthier, and ultimately, be glad we made ourselves do it.

Here is what dinners will involve:

Monday: Beef Stroganoff

Tuesday: Oven Roasted Chicken and Veggies — easy and smells/tastes great!

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.

Wednesday: frozen pizza — way too many piano lessons and child pick-ups/drop-offs to do more

Thursday: Lasagna Soup

Friday: Southwest Turkey Meatloaf — my youngest daughter requested this for her birthday and really enjoyed it.

Saturday morning I’ll be making cookies and candy for the Christmas piano recital and party. Have a good week of cooking, everyone!

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. Your menus sound good. It sounds like you’re having a very busy week.

  2. I was JUST YESTERDAY thinking that it’s been ages since we’ve had beef stroganoff! Now I think it’s got to go up for next week. . . 🙂

  3. You have inspired me to make beef stroganoff for Joe. He really loves it!
    I’ve never been fond of noodles, but creamy mushroom sauce can fix just about anything. Today I made creamy cauliflower soup for lunch, because
    I hadn’t made it in awhile and Kroger had a head of cauliflower on sale for only $1.19. It even made enough for 2 meals, so what a bargain deal that was!

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