Menu plan Monday again — this time on the 4th of July! Happy holiday to everyone!
It’s a quiet holiday here. The neighbors we often celebrate with are in China. I’m okay with not doing anything, though — we are recently back from a big vacation, had a trip to a theme park, and there will be other small travels still to come this summer, so some downtime actually sounds lovely. We have the good fortune to see a great fireworks display from our house, so there’s not even the need to travel for that.
Here’s the plan for this week:
Monday: Walking Tacos. Have you had these? We served them at my daughter’s graduation last spring. Then, Saturday the girls and I went to a nearby shop that was hosting a lunch for its customers. They served — walking tacos. We all enjoyed them and the girls said that I should make them. Basically, I’ll buy corn chips. You put some on a plate, then add Mexican-seasoned chicken or beef, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, cheese, etc. I think the “walking” comes from the fact that often these are served in individual-sized bags of Fritos. They’re good and easy.
Individual Rhubarb Crisps too — with ice cream — our nod to July 4th, and I love having rhubarb out in the garden!
Tuesday: Veggie Skillet Lasagna — torn from a magazine. I should be able to get a zucchini from the garden this week! My tomatoes are still green though, so I guess I will have to buy those …
Wednesday: fish night. You know the drill — some baked types of salmon or whatever; also some breaded types for the kids. Daughter #3 will try making yeast rolls again. 4-H baking judging is just a week away …
Thursday: 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.
Friday: Chicken and dumplings — no real recipe; I just cook chicken breasts, celery, carrots, onion, and broth and make homemade noodles. On the advice of my sister-in-law, a few months ago I bought a spaetzle maker and have tried that in place of noodles. I have to say the results were tasty, and it was easy.
Here’s the spaetzle maker in action, in case it’s new to you:
That will do it for the week here! What is new in your kitchen or world this week? Any exciting July 4th plans? Share in the comments.
More menu plan Monday ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.