Menu Plan Monday

menuplanmondayMenu Plan Monday feels a bit odd coming the week of Thanksgiving. And, thankfully, due to travel I get a light cooking week. Here’s the plan, for the part of the week we will be eating as normal:

Monday: Chicken Parmesan – planned for last week, but a substitution moved it to this week.

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.

I also want to try this, which I saw on Facebook. Have you ever made it? Looks so good!

Cauliflower Breadsticks

•1 large head of cauliflower
•2 cloves garlic, grated or minced
•2 large eggs, lightly beaten
•4 oz low fat mozzarella cheese
•1/2 teaspoon onion powder

•Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
•Chop the cauliflower into chunks and place into microwave for about 5 minutes or until soft
•Place the cauliflower into a food processor and blend until it’s a mashed potato texture
•In a medium bowl, stir together cauliflower, eggs,cheese, and seasonings
•Lightly spray a baking pan with spray oil and coat with the mixture (about 1/2 inch thick)
•Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the top starts to brown
•Add additional cheese to the top and enjoy!

Tuesday: Calico Beans


TORTILLA SOUP (I double the recipe now to have enough)

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.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

4 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. Savor the days when you get a break from your kitchen. Happy Thanksgiving. Anybody who lives in America has VERY much to be thankful for!

  2. Now that you’ve had dinner, how were the cauliflower breadsticks? I’m interested.

  3. Well, Elaine (and anyone else interested), the cauliflower was okay, but it didn’t look as lovely as the picture. Part of the problem was most likely that my blender was not successful in getting it to a mashed potato-like consistency. I probably will not try it again. It was an interesting experiment, though 🙂

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