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!
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 …
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 — (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.
What’s new in your life or your kitchen this week? I enjoy the camaraderie in the comments, so chime in 🙂
More menu plan Monday ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.