Menu Plan Monday


November has arrived for this Menu Plan Monday, and a chilly weekend it was here in the midwest. I spent Saturday outside at marching band semi state finals, where 40-degree temps paired with 20 mph winds made it feel very wintery.

marching bandThis week is looking a little better, and I’m taking solace from recent reports that this winter will be more “normal” than the mess we experienced last year. How is the weather where you live?

Here’s the week’s menu plan:


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

Tuesday: fish (out of a box … I know) and mashed potatoes (those, at least, will be homemade).

Wednesday:  Wendy’s Chili –  (left over from last week — the recipe makes a lot and is even better later).

Thursday:  Skillet Lasagna –– this is so much easier than “regular” lasagna that it has pretty much replaced it for me.

Friday: Chicken Noodle Soup — with this weather, soup sounds better and better. No real recipe, but I’ll make homemade noodles and add chicken, carrots, celery, broth, etc

Sunday is the end-of-season band potluck (didn’t I just post about the season kick-off potluck a week or so ago? It went by so quickly!), and I think I will make these.  Yum.

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

3 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. I went to a delicious fall meal at the Sauers Lutheran Church yesterday evening. I sat across from a 90 year old woman with her two sons. She said she makes noodles. All she told me about her recipe was she uses 4 eggs and rolls them out into two sheets of noodle dough. She said she cuts them and lets them dry (covered with a towel). Finally she puts them in the freezer until needed. She prepares hers with beef and beef broth. I’ll bet hers are delicious! You can learn a lot from older people.

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