Menu Plan Monday 2/1/2016

Pasta e Fagioli Soup


Welcome to the first February edition of menu plan Monday for the year! I hope you all had a good week. Here, the highlight for me was accompanying four students in ISSMA instrumental contest Saturday. This was way fewer kids than I normally play for, but it was a relaxed day and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s always a feel-good time, with kids (hopefully) playing their best, earning medals, and families being there, all happy to support the kids. I enjoyed it, and the weather was so moderate that I didn’t even have to wear a coat. So that was a treat for sure!

Disney Epcot China

It was a little sad to remember back to ISSMA day last year — I hurried off from the competition to the airport for a trip at Disney World in Florida with my sister. What a treat to see all the greenery and feel the warm temperatures! But anyway, we’re having a mild winter so I can’t complain too much.

So, the week ahead was a fairly easy one to plan menus for. Here goes —

Monday: Skinny Chicken and Spinach Alfredo — my husband gave me a set of recipes he located that he would like me to make. He is very into healthy eating, and so this entry kind of surprised me. With 2 jars of alfredo sauce, I’m not quite seeing how it’s too “healthy” (maybe it’s just the spinach?), and he’s also not a fan of white sauces. I guess we’ll see …

skinny chicken spinach alfredo

Tuesday: Tex Mex Nacho Foil Packets — a favorite, and I think I’ve mentioned before how much I like “packet” type meals, since they make individual meals so easy.

Wednesday: Pasta e Fagioli Soup —ย  (see photo at top) — leftover from last week. This made a lot of soup, and I thought it was really delicious. If you need a delicious winter soup recipe, I recommend it.

Thursday: fish night — some type of fish (I usually make some breaded and some baked, so there’s something everyone will eat. Well, not the vegetarian, but that’s another topic …

Friday: I mentioned a few weeks ago some pasta dinner kits I bought at Aldi over Christmas. I’ll make another of these then. Last time, I added some chicken to the pasta and seasonings included in the kit. It was an easy and tasty dinner.

Whatโ€™s new in your life or your kitchen this week? I enjoy the camaraderie in the comments, so chime in ๐Ÿ™‚

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6 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday 2/1/2016

  1. After my 3 mile walk this a.m. I have been scurrying around to assemble a February showcase at school. It’s eclectic. I have a can of cherry pie filling, a valentine plate, a George Washington plate, a Martha Washington plate, some red & white fabric that is neat, Dad’s valentines from school, some of Mother’s old February items to staple up, etc. I already have up a white background with a red border, thank goodness. So when I get to school I will take the January items down and add February’s. It is a gratifying thing to do. It makes me happy each time I pass.

  2. All of these meals sound very good to me! The one with 2 jars of Alfredo sauce sounds the best, of course, and the richest! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also the soup pictured in the top photo looks chuck full of many things I like, such as beans and carrots. Fortunately, I have a couple of left-overs to warm up today, before I start scrambling for food ideas again. Being the only person in this house being able to eat, preparing meals is not so fun anymore. My husband will likely remain on his feeding tube for a very long time, and perhaps for the rest of his life. Sad.

  3. I plan to cook two entrees this week, which is pretty amazing. I can relate to what Leona wrote. Cooking for one is not too much fun. But my two entrees are: 1) green beans with ham and red onion Yum! Yum! and 2) potato soup. I love potato soup, and although I’m supposed to be on a low carb diet, I’m going to make the potato soup anyway! BTW, the diet must be working. Yesterday evening at church one of the women told me I looked like I must be losing weight. Hip! Hip! Hooray!

  4. The soup looks and sounds delicious. How would I go about getting the recipe? The rest of the meals sound great also.

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