Menu Plan Monday


Menu Plan Monday time again — how was your week? I hope it was great. It was a busy fall week here, but full of good things. Fall makes me appreciate nice weather more than usual, with its reminders that winter will be knocking on our doors all too quickly.

My birthday was nice; thanks to each one who sent good wishes πŸ™‚ We did get to eat out, and I made a delicious dessert for afterwards. The next day a friend treated me to a special lunch too, so a good day.



Daughter #1 had a busy weekend with her marching band, which got to perform not once but twice in the huge Lucas Oil Stadium, which has been home to a Super Bowl game. I didn’t get to see the band in person, but hopefully I will when they return in a few weeks. There was a live blog set up with play-by-play and photos for those of us at home. So exciting!

Here’s the week’s menu offerings:


Savory Bean and Spinach Soup β€” it’s good :) Also bread from the bread machine.

2 qt. chicken broth

1 #10 can diced tomatoes

1 #10 can northern beans

1/2 box long grain wild rice

1 large onion, diced

garlic powder



1/2 bag of fresh spinach

Parmesan cheese

Tuesday: 15-Minute Pasta Combo — This is from an old Kraft recipe booklet. How old? Coupons in the back expired in 1992! I have made it for years, and it is good:

8 oz. spaghetti, broken in half

1/2 cup Italian dressing

2 large tomatoes, seeded, chopped

2 cups turkey cubes (or any meat)

1 cup grated Parmesan


Cook spaghetti — in same pan, heat dressing over medium heat. Add pasta; toss until coated.

Add tomatoes, meat, and cheese, toss lightly.

Wednesday: Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole – a family favorite

Cheesy Tater Tot casserole crockpot

Thursday: Nacho Casserole – I have made it before and it’s good.

Friday: Wendy’s Chili — it does taste pretty similar.

More menu planning ideas at OrgJunkie‘s. Have a good week, everyone!

3 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. You are looking nice and trim!
    Each new day is a gift. Enjoy today!

  2. Good week! And, if I somehow missed your birthday [I’ve missed my own Mother’s before so that shouldn’t be taken personally] then belated Happy Birthday! i am so glad we are friends!!!

  3. Glad you got to eat out on your birthday and that you had some good chocolate dessert afterwards. Your menu plans look interesting. Visit my FB page to learn what I prepared today.

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