It is a busy week here, leading up to the State Marching Band Finals. If you think about Homestead’s band on Saturday night, send them good wishes. They’ll be competing at Lucas Oil Stadium, and based on previous years, it will no doubt be really exciting.
But meanwhile, we need to eat all week. Here is the plan:
Monday: keeping it easy (and using up things in the pantry), Chicken and Noodle Chicken Helper (my daughter actually requested this)
Tuesday: Three Cheese Manicotti — using the recipe from the box. Because, why reinvent the wheel?
Wednesday: Enchiladas from Ann Romney’s “The Romney Family Table” cookbook, which I reviewed last week. Due to copyright issues, I can’t print it here, but it looks yummy. You may want to buy (or check out) this cookbook; I think it’s a real treat.
Thursday: Loaded Baked Potatoes — suggested last week in comments, and they look yummy and easy.
Friday: Tortilla Soup — a 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.
(actually, with 3 teens/tweens in the family now, I usually double the recipe)
I also hope to make more apple butter/applesauce this week.
That’s it! What is on your menu plan Monday for the week?
More ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.