Happy Labor Day, everyone! I’m not totally sure what we’re celebrating — unions? People who work? Well, I’m no fan of unions, but I can’t help but get behind hard work. So hopefully everyone can enjoy the day and take a little break from your labors 🙂
It is so hot here. I see that Sunday, they’re showing we reached 100 degrees. That is very unusual for September! I feel bad for my daughter who has marching band practice outside each day. Thankfully, it looks like things should improve quite a bit here beginning Wednesday.
Here is my menu plan for the week:
Monday: one of the girls wanted my husband to grill. He has done this maybe 3 times. So hopefully that will go well …
Tuesday: frozen pizza. I am sure I am not inspiring anybody yet. But, I have 6 piano students this day, plus one daughter begins dance class and needs to be transported, so it’s a really busy day.
Wednesday: Tuscan Tomato Zuppa —
2 14.5 oz. cans beef broth
18 oz. tomato juice
3 14.5 oz cans tomatoes
10 oz. frozen chopped spinach
9 oz package cheese tortellini
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 tsp pepper
Combine all — cook 1 hour to combine flavors. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.
Thursday: Fiesta Chili Bake — I have made this for years and we like it — got the recipe from a Del Monte tomato label.
Friday: Pasta Alla Genovese: torn from a magazine a few months back. I can’t find it online, but basically, it’s pasta mixed with French-cut green beans and basil pesto sauce. Very tasty, and a favorite of vegan daughter #2.
What is new in your world this week? Are you trying any new recipes? You can find more menu planning ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.