Menu Plan Monday 5/23/2016

Happy Menu Plan Monday! Do you plan your menus for the week? If you don’t, give it a try. For me at least, it has made dinnertime much less stressful. Sure, it takes me an hour or so on Sunday afternoon to get the dinners planned and ingredients either gathered or put onto the grocery list, but throughout the week I really appreciate not having to wonder “what’s for dinner tonight?” each afternoon.

It was a really busy week here. Piano lessons ended …

music thank you cookie

Daughter #3 and I took in the local bonsai show this weekend.

Fort Wayne bonsai show

And daughter #2 did a great job in her end-of-year dance recital!

black swan ballet

This week looks quieter here. We have a brief getaway later in the week (I’ll tell you about it next week). Summer is fast approaching!

Here are the menu plans for the week:

Monday: Chicken Curry (I’ve made this several times, and it is good)

Tuesday: Cheeseburger Buns — a favorite of the girls; they take a bit of time but are worth it. Basically, hamburger and cheese baked into bread dough.

Wednesday: Poppyseed chicken has been requested. No wonder — it’s good (and I like that it’s easy).

Thursday: Pasta Alla Genovese: Basically, it’s pasta mixed with French-cut green beans and basil pesto sauce. Very tasty, and a favorite of vegetarian daughter #2.

pasta ala genovese

On one of these nights, daughter #3 will try another whole grain roll recipe in her quest for a good one to make for this summer’s 4-H exhibit. This is the second recipe she will try so far …

What does the week look like for you? Any new recipes? You can find more menu plan Monday ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.

5 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday 5/23/2016

  1. I will spend today at Muscatutuck Wildlife Refuge with the Super Stars. My lunch is packed in an old McDonald’s sack. I am sure most parents will spend gobs of money on their student’s lunch. I cut up some celery, brought hummus in a little container, cut up a pineapple yesterday and brought the core, plus a piece of candy from a bag Ellen gave me. Wah-lah – This cost me about nothing. I thought it would be good for kids I eat around to see that not everybody buys the prepacked lunches in the little boxes. They are an unhealthy rip off, in my opinion.

  2. Everything sounds good! Love the pictures that you posted, too. That was a great shot showing Isabel in the dance recital.

  3. Wow! Daughter #2’s dance looks AWESOME!!! Great job with the bonsai, as well. I can’t see them anywhere without thinking of you and your daughter!

  4. The cookie you showed at the top is beautiful! I assume that is Daughter #2 who is in the foreground of the picture. Nice pose, or whatever one says about ballet (I’m woefully ignorant about ballet vocabulary). Some of your upcoming means sound delicious. I’m a bit concerned that there seems to be no protein in the meal for Daughter #2.

  5. Loved the menu ideas and the pictures, especially the cookie. I also think of you when I see a bonsai! The pose and costume of your ballet daughter are so pretty. What a talented bunch of people you are.

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