Menu Plan Monday 10/17/16

skinny chicken alfredo

Hello, internet friends! I was trying to think of something to post a photo of from this past week, and wasn’t coming up with a lot. It was a busy week, as most are — lunches with friends, piano lessons, this and that — but nothing too photo-worthy. Well, there was this —

forget me not flower

The week we returned from Alaska, I planted some forget-me-not seeds (they are Alaska’s state flower). That was the last week of June. I was despairing that they would have a chance to bloom before frost hit, but this last week, if you look really closely, maybe you’ll see what I did: the teeniest view of blue flowers, on the left. I love it!

Here are the menu plan recipes for the week:

Monday: Roasted Chicken and Vegetables – planned for last week, but an unplanned leftovers night has moved it to here. The house smells great when this is baking! Cut up a couple of chicken breasts, a couple of carrots, a couple of potatoes – put in a roasting pan, then top with 1/3 c. olive oil and a packet of dry onion soup mix.  Bake 45 minutes at 400.

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: Skinny Chicken and Spinach Alfredo — I’m not sure how “skinny” it is, but it’s good (see top photo).

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

Friday: Savory Bean and Spinach Soup — it’s good :) Also bread from the bread machine.

2 qt. chicken broth

1 #10 can diced tomatoes

1 #10 can northern beans

1/2 box long grain wild rice

1 large onion, diced

garlic powder



1/2 bag of fresh spinach

Parmesan cheese


You can find more menu plan Monday ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.

What is new with you this week? Chime in in the comments 🙂





4 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday 10/17/16

  1. That is sweet that you planted forget me not seeds! I didn’t know you did. You know I am making this stitching project reflecting our time in Alaska. I am embroidering nine blocks related to things we saw there. The first of the nine I did was forget me nots.

  2. I love flowers and food so your blog made me very happy this morning. I am once again getting your blog in my inbox so thanks for that.

  3. Glad you flowers are beginning to bloom. Are they perennials?

    I’m concerned that your pasta that Daughter #2 likes has zero protein in it. A teenager needs protein. Can you put something else in that has protein that she wouldn’t recognize?

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