Menu Plan Monday 11-14-16

squirrel in flower pot

Happy Menu Plan Monday! We had our first frost this week, so I gathered all the ripe and non-ripe tomatoes and peppers from the garden and pulled up the foliage. Brought in/froze some herbs; pulled up the tomato cages, even brought in the forget-me-not flower and a geranium. Speaking of which, we seem to have a squirrel as a “pet.” Here you can see him playing in the dirt (burying a nut?) near a geranium. He’s wreaked a bit of havoc around the yard, but I have to admit he’s kind of fun to watch.

Daughter #3’s band season finally ended Saturday night (well, actually Sunday morning around 4 a.m.) when she returned home from Bands of America Grand National competition. The band made it to finals, which was a huge accomplishment this year. The excitement of the day was marred this morning when we learned that a member of another finalist band from Indiana had been killed (along with other family members) in a car accident on the way home. Life — it is so unpredictable and so precious!

It’s hard to believe that this is the final week before Thanksgiving week. Daughter #1 will be home from college late in the week, yay! It is always so much fun having all three girls home together.

Here’s the menu plan 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.
I make this a lot, and it’s great for a night like tonight when I have 5 piano students. I can chop everything up in the afternoon, and then just pop it into the oven so it will be ready at dinnertime.

Tuesday: Make your own pizza — I make crusts, each person puts on toppings of choice.

homemade pizza

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

Thursday: Calico Beans with naan bread purchased at a weekend stop at Trader Joe’s.

Friday: fish night — also roasted vegetables. I made them a few weeks ago, and really liked them!

grilled vegetables

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

What is new in your world this week? In your kitchen?






5 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday 11-14-16

  1. Visiting from MPM! I’d take a slice of homemade pizza! Yes, please! My family would love to make these! New in the kitchen….I’m excited for fall comfort foods, beef stew, sweet potatoes, shepard’s pie! Thank you for the inspiration! Have a great week!

  2. The picture of the squirrel is soooo cute! Sorry he/she is wreaking havoc around your home.

    The news about the family from Newburgh is so very, very sad. I’ve read several places that she might have been the reason the band won, since she had a beautiful singing voice and also played an impressive flute duet. My heart aches for the remainder of the family.

  3. I have no idea what we are having for dinner tonight nor any evening this week! I need to get busy. I have so much admiration for you and the way you have your delicious meals planned. You always make me so hungry!

  4. It will be a very good week for delicious meals at the Braun’s! They all sound very inviting to me, once I get over this very bad toothache tomorrow. Wish me luck!

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