Menu Plan Monday

menuplanmondayHappy menu plan Monday! Here, it is another cold, snowy, icy, and freezing cold week. This winter has been much harsher than any year we’ve had for a while. I’m not a fan of cold weather, but I’m hoping that this will result in less garden pests this spring and summer. Is this winter severe where you live as well?

It was easy to plan this week’s dinners, because as ideas came to me during this week, I jotted them onto my menu planner. This afternoon, every spot except one was filled. I like that idea. How do you plan dinners — all on one day, or throughout the week?

Monday: Southwestern Chicken Lasagna — this looks similar to my recipe, although mine takes a can of chili. Maybe that’s in place of the spaghetti sauce in this recipe?

Tuesday: baked tilapia — I like to buy frozen fish when it’s on sale. I’ll also make rice and veggies with this.

Wednesday: Oven Roasted Chicken and Veggies — easy and 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 425.

Thursday: Indian Chick Pea and Vegetable Stew — carried over from last week, when it didn’t happen. Toy Lady speculated last week that this wouldn’t go over at her place due to the cauliflower. That’s a distinct possibility here as well, so I think I’ll just add extra potatoes and leave out the cauliflower — although I hate to because I like cauliflower. Oh well …

Friday: Crock Pot Chicken Parmesan — I have a chicken parmesan recipe I already make and enjoy, but one of my daughters sent me the “pin” of this recipe. I like that it’s done in the crockpot. I will try it.

More menu plan Monday ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.

4 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. I had a food adventure yesterday. I got the idea from a Facebook friend from Holland Indiana. I went to our Save A Lot and bought a 9 1/2 lb. fresh bone-in-pork sirloin roast at 98 cents/lb. I cut off the fat and tossed that. Then I cut off the good pork in small pieces and froze that in small baggies because I live alone. That left me with 2 large soup bones and lots of scrappy meat, too. Yesterday I began soaking a variety of dried beans. After I leave the computer this morning, I will make up bean soup in my crock pot and leave it simmering all day. I should say my Holland friend bought not only the pork roast but some beef as well and Saturday she canned 17 pints of the pork and beef! She will also cook some of the pork with kraut and potatoes. If anybody out there in Girls in White Dresses land tries this, let Susan know, please!

  2. The stew still sounds fantastic – even without the cauliflower! BTW, we did a roasted tomato & veg soup last week with cauliflower in it, and not only was it DELICIOUS, but we BOTH loved it! 🙂

  3. How do I plan meals, you ask. Ha! I don’t! I have some beef I need to use, so I’m going to make beef stroganoff this afternoon. I hope it’s good because it looks like a lot of work.

  4. Lucky me! I’m out of the meal planning business for at least 2 1/2 weeks because we will be on vacation. First we will enjoy sunny FL, then we stop by home one night overnight on our way to WI for Carter’s baptism. Can’t wait to see our baby granddaughter again.

    One thing that I have done during the past couple of weeks is to clean out my refrigerator of all leftovers, etc. Our small freezer in the garage is almost empty, too. The Schwan man will be happy to see us when we get home to stay in mid-February. (:

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