Menu Plan Monday

menuplanmondayMenu Plan Monday has arrived again. Anything special going on for Memorial Day at your place? It’s looking like a fairly quiet day here. Here’s the menu plan:

Monday: I found this recipe for Black Bean Edamame Salad that I’d like to try. I think it would be great with tortilla chips. It looks a little exotic for other family members, so I think I’ll take advantage of Kroger’s $1 hotdog sale too.

Tuesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken — this was on last week’s menu plan, but didn’t happen. I shared my usual recipe, which is: Chicken Helper. In the comments, readers recommended this recipe and this one, so I may branch out a bit …

Wednesday: Lasagna: we ate at Fazoli’s Sunday and one of the kids asked why I never made “regular lasagna” anymore (I’ve been making skillet lasagna instead because it’s easier). Looks like it’s time to make a big 9 x 13 pan again … I like making two of these so I can put one into the freezer — if I currently have room there.

Thursday: make-your-own pizza — I had a request for this lately; I haven’t made it in a while. Basically, I make pizza dough into individual pizzas and then each person can add their toppings of choice. Great for picky eaters!

Friday: Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Crockpot Casserole — requested frequently, we skip the bacon …

cheesy chicken tater tot crock pot casserole

Rhubarb is ready in the garden, and my picked her large strawberry patch when I visited last weekend and sent me home with a BUNCH of berries. I think I will make this — I have a copy of this recipe in my “recipe drawer.”

Rhubarb Shortcake

3 cups rhubarb, finely chopped

1/2 cup shortening (I’ll probably use olive oil)

1 1/2 cup sugar

1 cup milk

2 1/2 cups flour

1/2 t salt

1/2 t baking soda

1 1/2 t baking powder

Cover rhubarb with boiling water. Let stand 4 minutes. Drain. Cream oil and sugar; add eggs and beat well. Stir dry ingredients and add alternately with milk. Fold in rhubarb/. Bake in 9 x 13 greased pan at 350 for about 40 minutes …

I will then serve them with strawberries over the top — yum.

What are you cooking this week? More menu ideas at OrgJunkie’s.

3 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. A coworker who has since resigned gave me a bag of edamame, most of which I have not eaten, but will. I hardly even know what the product is. As to what will I eat on Memorial Day – I will just eat leftovers. I have kraut salad and salmon loaf that I made weeks ago. Until they are gone, I will eat them. So even though I love to eat, today I will not run to my table.

  2. Skipping the bacon is un-American! lol The Gipper would NOT skip the bacon! Skillet lasagna might be a good choice for us soon! Great idea!

  3. Well, I had a huge comment typed, then left the page to look up a spelling, and lost my entire comment. So, I’ll try again. I went to a picnic with friends last evening. (This is Tuesday.) We had brats, hotdogs, cheesy potatoes, slaw, watermelon, chips, and birthday cake. Probably had a few other things, too, but I’ve forgotten them if we did. The food was delicious. I took brocciflower salad. It was good, too. I avoided the birthday cake and all the good pop, due to my giving up sugar. I still had a very good meal, and a good time with friends, some of whom I hadn’t seen for a couple of years.

    My little puppy went with me. She was so good! There were other bigger dogs around, one of them barking up a storm. Snookums never made a sound. I was proud of her.

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