Menu Plan Monday

Thanks to Meijer for a gift card and promotional items in exchange for promoting their Produce for Kids program. All opinions my own.
menuplanmondayMenu Plan Monday is here again. This is the girls’ final week of school (done Wednesday), so they are excited about that. Remember the last day of school when you were a kid? It was exciting! My mom always talked about how she cried on the last day of school because she liked it so much. While I always enjoyed school — more or less — I can’t say I was ever moved to tears at the prospect of some free time 🙂 And as a teacher, the last day of school was always exciting as well. I remember the last day of school during my first year teaching. I was teaching with another first-year teacher, and one who was finishing her second year. After the final bus pulled out, we all linked arms and skipped through the hallways. It was so much fun to know we’d survived a year with a bunch of sixth graders!

Monday: One Pot Sausage Veggie Cassoulet — new recipe. I have now purchased a new product to me: turkey kielbasa sausage. Daughter #3 loves sausage and has already eaten part of the package as a component in last week’s Memorial Day shisk kebabs.

The recipe is part of Meijer’s Produce for Kids campaign that encourages families to cook and eat healthily, using the fresh produce that is so bountiful this time of year. When you purchase produce at Meijer from May 25 – June 21, participating fruit and vegetable supplies will make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Since 2002, Meijer has raised nearly $950,000 for local children’s organizations. Meijer is one of nine retailers participating in the national campaign, which is expected to pass $5 million in overall contributions in 2014!

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Tuesday: Baked Potato Salad — which I tore out of a magazine lately; looks good and a bit different. Since I can’t veer too far from normal though, maybe I’ll also have hot dogs …

Wednesday: Chicken quesadillas — one night recently, we made these in our little Foreman grill. They were easy to make and each person could personalize their own: on an open tortilla, put shredded chicken, cheese, olives, salsa — whatever. Fold the tortilla in half and put it into the grill for about 30 seconds. Yum!

Thursday: Cheesy Lentil Loaf – thanks, Toy Lady 🙂 I like using lentils for dinner every now and then — they’re filling without being heavy and fattening.

Friday: Chicken Frito Pie


5 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. Most days here includes some strawberries. I’d be eating them much more but I have a fresh pineapple which I cut up that REALLY needs to be finished off. It is so old it has that bitey taste that I strongly do not like but I will not throw it away!

  2. I was just thinking about doing some form of quesadillas, too – they’re so quick and easy! Maybe next week. . .

    And as to pineapple, A.G., when I have a bunch of pineapple around that’s past its prime, sometimes I’ll freeze it on a sheep pan, then scoop it into a bag in the freezer. Then I often use it in a smoothie with other fruit. I love frozen fruit in my smoothies anyway. 🙂

  3. Burgers on the grill tonight! It’s going be lovely and warm out this afternoon. Not sure what else I will pair with it. Maybe some oven fries that got raves a month or so ago.

  4. The chicken Frito pie looks good, as does the cheesy lentil loaf. I might try one of them.

  5. Well the strawberries snuck up on me. I should have not bought that fresh pineapple. But I finished the pineapple tonight. For a teacher I work for I made the recipe for Kissin’ Kate Barlow’s Spiced Peaches. All I can say is, “They are pretty awful,” but I don’t waste food so I’ll eat ’em. I hope I get them down before they ferment, too. Of course in Holes, I am sure Kissin’ Kate’s were fermented.

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