Menu Plan Monday

Welcome to another Menu Plan Monday! It’s March, but it doesn’t look like it here when I look out the window to several new inches of snow from the weekend. Still, the forecast shows that we will reach 30 and possibly even 40 this week, so winter’s days are numbered …

I hope you all had a nice week. It was good here. Saturday, my oldest daughter participated in a flute choir at state ISSMA contest. I also got to play for two soloists, which is always enjoyable. And the weather cooperated for the trip down and back, which is an added benefit! We even worked in a stop to Trader Joe’s on the way home — fun.

flute choir

My daughter on the left, piano student on the right. Can you spot the piccolo and the alto flute?

So,the week ahead looks quiet, which is welcome. Here is the menu plan:

Monday: Quick and Easy Balsamic Salmon — another new recipe, although there’s not really a lot to it — just some seasoning for baked salmon. I was spoiled at Disney by having salmon available pretty much every day. My husband also keeps mentioning that his health coach (part of the employer’s I-assume-Obamacare-mandated/encouraged-health-coaching-don’t-get-me-started) keeps saying he should eat more fish. I know it’s healthy, but I just find fish a pain to cook/bake. But, about a week ago salmon was on sale at Kroger and I bought a bag. We will see how it goes. Also, a friend told me she bakes salmon in parchment. So I may try that.
Tuesday: Chicken stir-fry: I just cook a chicken breast or two, a bag of alfalfa sprouts, a chopped carrot or two and snap peas (in the freezer from last summer’s garden) in soy sauce, and serve with rice
Wednesday: Wendy’s Chili — with a package of naan bread from Trader Joe’s
Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie — one of my favorites
Friday: Oven Roasted Chicken and Veggies — so easy; I make this a lot.
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 450.
What is on your menu plan this week? More menu plan Monday ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.

6 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. It is interesting you are serving salmon. I always thought you did not like it. You ARE supposed to eat salmon/tuna 2x each week for your meat. I take it by spells. Right now I am doing it because recently I made tuna casserole using 2 cans of tuna and I fried salmon patties, which I like a lot. I see we have another 2 hour delay. This winter’s not turning loose!

  2. Can I come to your house this week?!!!! I remember those ISMAA days with my children and also myself. Congratulations are in order. Glad the weather cooperated. We decided not to go to Lapel for a grandchild birthday party Sat night. They got 7″

  3. MMM I love Wendy’s chili! It’s getting too warm down here though, so it may have to be put off until another cold spell comes through!

  4. This is my first time to hear of an alto flute. Is your daughter playing your piccolo? You played one, didn’t you?

    I wish you well in your endeavors with adding more fish. The only way I like fish is if it doesn’t taste like fish. I do enjoy tuna patties, but just don’t think of preparing them very often.

  5. Rena (and anyone else), come on over! Elaine, I played only oboe in band — never flute or piccolo. But yes, Caroline did play piccolo for this group. I have never really liked tuna casserole or salmon patties. But, I do enjoy a nice baked piece of fish or salmon. We’ll see if mine tastes as good as Disney’s (doubtful).

  6. I only remember salmon patties as a kid and have bits since then. My husband won’t touch it. At a restaurant in Mexico earlier last month and it was delicious. The place was all-inclusive, so I had nothing to lose! So ventured out the next night to order at another place; not as good, but enjoyed. I may be more willing to order off a menu now.

    I often wished I had played a smaller instrument. A marimba wasn’t the easiest thing to cart around! I was always the last one to leave!

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