Menu Plan Monday

menuplanmondayMenu Plan Monday time again. My mom is visiting here this week during her spring break, so hopefully she will help some with cooking and even with menu inspiration. Our own spring break is next week, and I am in a bit of a menu rut. It has probably been a long winter most places, but it has been here for sure!

I have a bit of a dilemma. I am totally out of chicken breasts, which is one of the main meats I cook with. I always buy them when they are $2/lb or less, which they often have been at Meijer —  until recently. Meijer must be raising their prices, because they haven’t been at that price in quite some time. I saw that they are at a good price at Gordon Food Service this week, so I think I’ll stop in there. Any tips you’ve found for buying chicken cheaply? And no, I don’t like to buy whole chickens — too much work!

Monday: Duggars’ Taco Soup  — Mom requested this after seeing it previously on the menu. It is good.

Tuesday: Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Crockpot Casserole — requested frequently, and no wonder because it’s delicious (and I love that it’s easy). I skip the bacon.

Wednesday: Ginger Chicken Stir Fry with Asparagus and Shiitake Mushroom — tore this out of a magazine lately; it looks good. I’ll be leaving out the mushrooms because I hope others will eat it (I’m already taking a chance there with the asparagus … pray for me …)

Thursday: Quesadillas — middle daughter requested them, “just tortillas and cheese.” I’ll probably also have salsa, some chicken — hmmm, any more ideas?

Friday: I have half a bag of Bob’s Red Mill black bean soup mix left — I think I’ll make that along with a loaf of bread in the the bread machine. Spring break begins for us today! How about you?

What’s making up your menu plan Monday this week?

5 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. Well, as usual, your menu looks inviting, except that I’m probably with most of your family on the asparagus thing. Have a good time with your mom. If I didn’t have so many irons in the fire, I might drive down for a day or so.

  2. I’m making a quiche today. Mostly because I have an unused pie crust and some leftover ham in my fridge. Tomorrow will be miniature meatloaves. I also have beef stew on tap for later in the week. This is all based off of the meat in my freezer right now.

  3. Take it from me, Susan does a great job running her home!

  4. I buy my chicken from Walmart in the big family packs. I get about 5 meals out of the breasts in the package for around $11. I split them up as soon as I get home.

    As for quesadillas, we do pepper/onion blend in ours and sometimes I will make pizza quesadillas with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese just for something different.

    Your menu looks great. Enjoy spring break. Ours is coming up next week too but we are moving into our new house this weekend so our spring break will be devoted to lots of unpacking.

  5. Asparagus is one of my most favorite vegetables of all time! We had fresh asparagus tonight for supper along with pork cutlets and cheesy hash browns and cole slaw. Joe love it, too, but peas are tops for him.
    We have those pretty often, but since asparagus is rather expensive. we have it less often. Now is a good time to buy it, as it is just coming in to season (not here yet) but somewhere.

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