Welcome to the final Menu Plan Monday of 2015. I hope you each had a wonderful Christmas!
It was a warm one here — the top photo shows my girls and their cousins playing at a school playground on Christmas Eve. It was highly unusual to have this type of weather in December, but I loved it.
So this is one of the year’s quieter weeks — no school for the girls, no piano students for me. I’m looking forward to it!
Here’s the menu plan:
Monday: Football Fiesta Casserole — one of my oldest daughter’s favorites (have I mentioned how nice it is having her home from college?!)
TORTILLA SOUP (one of the easiest and most-enjoyed items I make)
16 oz. refried beans
14.5 oz. chicken broth
5 oz. chunk chicken (I usually just cook 1 chicken breast)
15.5 oz. black beans, rinsed
3/4 cup salsa
Combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 10 min.
Crumble a few tortilla chips in the bottom of each bowl.
Ladle soup over chips and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
Wednesday: Capunti Pasta with tomato, olive, and caper puttanesca seasoning — over Christmas I visited an Aldi at my mom’s hometown and bought some new things. They had several pasta/seasonings packs, and this is one. Looked like a fun, different, inexpensive meal.
Thursday: Sweet and Sour Chicken and rice
Friday: Make Your Own Pizza — I make dough crust; everyone makes their own individual pizzas with toppings of choice. My latest favorite: Basil pesto. I have a basil plant in the window that I use, along with pine nuts, parmesan, olive oil — yum.
What was your Christmas like? Any special plans for this week? I always enjoy hearing from you in the comments 🙂
More menu planning ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.