Menu Plan Monday

menuplanmondayMenu Plan Monday arrives on what’s a steamy hot week here in the midwest. It’s been a delightfully cool-ish summer for us up to about a week ago, so I shouldn’t complain (and especially not after the winter we experienced). But sitting at the first football game Friday night really felt like being in a sauna.

Last week went fairly well using the crockpot several times. We didn’t really feel any of the recipes I tried were “keepers,” but sometimes that happens. I’ll keep experimenting. But in the meantime, I feel like I should make some things people like “for sure” this week, since last week wasn’t so great. Look out for some family favorites.

Here’s this week’s plan:

Monday: Football Fiesta Casserole — one of the girls’ favorites, and requested for the week.

Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan – an easy family favorite

1 jar marinara sauce

4 chicken breast halves

2/3 c. shredded mozzarella

1/4 c. bread crumbs

2 T. olive oil


Pour marinara sauce in bottom of ungreased 12 x 8 dish.

Place chicken over sauce.

In small bowl, mix cheeses, bread crumbs and oil. Sprinkle evenly over chicken.

Bake at 350 30-35 min.

Serve over noodles.

chicken parmesan

Wednesday: Vegan Crockpot White Chili — left from last week, and no longer vegan as some chicken was added. Probably French bread in the bread machine too.

Thursday: Make your own pizza — I make the dough; each person adds toppings of choice to their own personal pizza.

Friday: Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks — these are really good!

IMG_5122Oh, and a quick note of thanks to daughter #2, who decided she’d make pancakes for our dinner last Friday (my husband was on his final day of a work trip, and he doesn’t like pancakes). Always a treat to get a break from cooking!

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

2 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. How cool is that, that Daughter #2 did the creative pancake dinner. Cheers! I love her presentation!

  2. Good for you, having Daughter #2 cook for you. Now if you could just get each of the girls to take their turns. Sorry none of your new recipes were a hit.

    BTW, I love your new picture at the top of your blog. It looks so refreshing. Is it Lake Michigan?

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