Menu Plan Monday 4/3/2016

Nessie Soup Ladle


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It’s spring break here, but you wouldn’t know it by the weather. I took this photo Saturday night, when there were high winds, and sleetish snow blowing all around — blizzard conditions, if there had been more snow. Not ideal for April, when I’d like to be breaking out my bike and getting things started in the garden. Oh well.

So, since this is break (I’ll just leave off the “spring” part), I’ll take a bit of a more relaxed format today and just share some cooking things. At the top, see the Nessie Soup Ladles I bought for the girls for Easter (I got myself one too; so cute!). I love them — the idea is that, when they’re in a pot of soup, it looks like Nessie the Loch Nest Monster is swimming through. I say that that’s the idea, because when I tried to pose Nessie that way, she kept tipping over. Oh well. She looks cute standing in the bonsai plant too 🙂

I don’t plan to have a hard-and-fast menu plan this week (moms need breaks too), but here’s a recipe I have been looking at that I will try.

Cheesy Baked Orzo with Bacon and Peas (of course, ours will be minus the bacon). I don’t think I’ve used orzo pasta before — have you? I bought a box at the store last week.

I started looking for recipes for daughter #3’s 4-H projects. She is making rolls using a “whole grain flour mixture.” I’m not sure if one whole grain ingredient counts for this??? Anyway, here

Oatmeal Dinner Rolls (thanks to Lisa for sharing)

Very Best Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

For microwave, it’s microwave candy — but not fudge. I looked a bit, but daughter #3 loved the look of these, so unless they just don’t turn out, this is probably the recipe:

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

If you have any great microwave candy or whole grain roll recipes, I’d love for you to share links in the comments.

More menu plan Monday ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.

What are your spring break plans? Is it spring-like where you live? Have a good week, everyone!


3 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday 4/3/2016

  1. Your Nessie soup ladle is so cute. On another topic, I saw on Facebook all Trader Joe Stores will be closing. Was that an April Fool’s joke or is it true?
    Since I have had your oldest daughter spend time with me over the weekend, I can attest to the fact you have taught her very well in many areas, cooking being one of them! She quietly gets it done right!

  2. I just checked the Trader Joe website and saw no mention of closing all their stores but maybe someone on Facebook has insider information. Love the soup ladle! Cutest thing ever.

  3. Hope you all have a good spring break. We’re having snow squalls again today, but so far, nothing is sticking. So, to answer your questions, no it’s not very spring-like here either.

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