Menu Plan Monday

menuplanmondayMenu Plan Monday again; I hope it’s a good week so far wherever you are. Here in the Midwest, it is looking like another cold week will take us into March. Does that count for him coming in like a lion? I’d say so. This week, I filled in my paper menu plan without really looking for any recipes. I had in mind a few things that needed to be eaten, and a few ingredients that needed to be used up. That’s good, because it means a light shopping week.  Here’s the plan:

Monday: 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.

I make this recipe a lot, and you can feel free to tweak it: add different vegetables, add more or less oil, adjust the temperature based on your oven, etc.

Tuesday: Leftover buffet

Wednesday: Chicken Helper — Sweet and Sour — I had pretty much gotten away from buying “Helper” type meals, but last summer I reviewed them and tried the sweet and sour chicken one. It’s really good! I do usually make a bunch more rice than comes in the box, and I use brown rice rather than white to make it healthier.

Thursday: Southwest Turkey Meatloaf – youngest daughter’s favorite. I got ground turkey on sale last week. And maybe mashed potatoes too, because …

Friday: … Baked Potatoes — potatoes were on sale, $1.98 for a 10-lb bag. Can’t pass that up …

What are you cooking this week?

5 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. I made potato soup yesterday before leaving for church and it yielded a lot of soup for little ole me so I’ll be eating soup a lot this week. Instead of crackers I greatly prefer Fritos. I said that to someone recently and they said, “Oh you just add them to chiii!” That’s the beauty of steering my own ship. I can make up my own rules and I do!

  2. Chicken soup today…made from the leftovers of a rotisserie chicken. I found that the ‘plainest’ chicken soup is the best. Just carrots, celery onion sauteed in butter, add chicken stock and leftover chicken, let her simmer for a short while, then add some egg noodles.

  3. Susan, that recipe for turkey meatloaf looks delicious. My soup that I fixed over the weekend is wonderful! You should try it.

  4. The oven roasted chicken and veggies sounds great. I will have to add it to my menu plan!

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