Happy Monday to all you readers out there! I hope you had a nice week. Fall has definitely arrived here, but we’re still enjoying some nice days overall. Most days, I can still work in a bike ride. I enjoy those a lot. They’re a good way to clear one’s head and get in a good dose of solitude and sunshine.
Daughter #3’s marching band competed at semi state and advanced to finals, held this coming Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. I really enjoy attending that; it’s one of my favorite events of the years. I’ll pick up daughter #1 from college on Friday because she wants to attend as well (she was in band too). Here’s her photo — if you’re not on Pinterest, you may not be able to see it. Sorry!
I’ll have just a bit less busy-ness this week due to three of my 14 piano students being gone for one reason or another. That will be helpful at dinnertime for sure!
Here’s the plan:
Monday: Savory Bean and Spinach Soup — it’s good Also bread from the bread machine. (yes, you saw this last week. It was bumped from the menu then by a surprise support-the-band-at-Wendy’s night. And by the way, I had the Power Mediterranean Salad, which was new to me, really delicious, and filling too. Recommended).
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
1/2 bag of fresh spinach
Tuesday: Spaghetti and meat sauce — and I’ll probably make a type of “cheese bread” that one of the girls makes often — basically make a bread dough, put provolone cheese and spices on the dough, then wrap the sides of the dough over the top in strips and braid … kind of. It’s good.
Wednesday: Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole — an easy crockpot recipe
Thursday: fish (baked tilapia, or salmon if I have some left), and roasted veggies. I was talking to a friend this week about the difficulty in finding healthy foods to make. Fat — not good. Sugar — not good. What to make? She mentioned that she likes making big pans of roasted vegetables. Cut up the veggies, toss with olive oil and spices (she likes Herbes de Provence, which I’ve never bought — although I will this week). Then bake.
Friday: White Chicken Lasagna — very popular here, and a nice change from “regular” lasagna. Daughter #1 likes it, so I’m hoping I will have time to make it after getting home from picking her up at school.
What’s new in your world this week? I always enjoy hearing from you in the comments.
You can find more menu plan Monday ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.