Menu Plan Monday


Menu Plan Monday time again! What’s the weather like where you live? My youngest daughter and I helped at a marching band event Saturday, and it was so cold here. Temps in the 40s, but with strong winds, and at times sleet and some even said a bit of snow. Not what I would hope to see in early October, that’s for sure. This week looks a little better.  I would like to hold on to the 70-degree days as long as I can.

This week is extra busy cooking-wise, with dinner guests here Friday for the high school football game (we go to watch the band), and on Saturday morning I am hosting the ~25 marching band flutes for breakfast. I did this last year too, and it was fun. The girls are all nice and polite.

Here are the plans:

Monday:  Wendy’s chili — the weather is certainly cold enough to start making chili again. I wish I had more garden tomatoes to use in it.

Tuesday: 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.

Wednesday: My husband is gone on a work trip, so — pancakes for dinner! Woo hoo!

Thursday: Poppyseed chicken –– one of the girls’ favorites, and I haven’t made it in a while.

Friday:  Cheeseburger Buns

Saturday: Flute Breakfast —

Cinnamon Roll Cake

Cheesy Potatoes

Bacon (I never cook or eat bacon, but it’s a band breakfast tradition. I’ve heard that it’s easiest to bake it. I tried this last year and didn’t think it turned out too great. Oh well, we’ll see how it goes …)

Grands Biscuits

Fruit Salad

Chocolate Milk, OJ

Fall M&M’s, Candy Corn and Peanuts.

What is going on in your kitchen this week? More ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.


5 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. We’re having Wendy’s chili on Monday, too! :). It’s my favorite!

    I cook bacon almost every week, and I almost always bake it. I always line my jelly roll pan with parchment paper to cut down on the mess.

    My nephew is on high school marching band (tuba!) for the first year this year, so I know how busy you are.

    I joined MPM this week thanks to your posts. 🙂

  2. I attended my first ever soccer game yesterday at Plainfield. I listened while people around me were talking. One mother who had a daughter on the team said the daughter has two older brothers. She said one is into sports and the other one wanted no part of it. She described the second son as a musician. All God’s children got a place in the choir! Isn’t it interesting how differently people are wired – even in the same family?

  3. Your band breakfast sounds delicious. If this month weren’t so busy, I’d be tempted to drive down. How many pounds of bacon will you be cooking?

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