Menu Plan Monday 11/28/16

Thanksgiving table food

Happy Menu Plan Monday, everyone. I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday! Here is a photo of the spread at my mom’s house. We all enjoyed lots of good food over the week!

It was great with daughter #1 home from school, having everyone in the same house again. And in just three weeks, she’ll be back again. Yay!

The week ahead looks pretty quiet, which will be a welcome change. We did Christmas with part of the family over Thanksgiving, and it was nice to move those gifts out and have part of the “Christmas obligations” behind me. Here are the plans so far:

Monday:  I have a carryout mystery shop — no cooking for me! Yay! I will still have to work for dinner, though — it will just involve writing rather than cooking.

Tuesday: Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole — great for busy nights because it uses the crockpot.

Cheesy Tater Tot casserole crockpot

Wednesday: Tuscan Tomato Zuppa — this is on a Red Gold recipe card I picked up somewhere. I’ve made it before and it is good.

2 14.5 oz. cans beef broth

18 oz. tomato juice

3 14.5 oz cans tomatoes

10 oz. frozen chopped spinach

9 oz package cheese tortellini

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 tsp pepper


Combine all — cook 1 hour to combine flavors. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.


Chicken Parmesan — easy, and always a favorite

1 jar marinara sauce

4 chicken breast halves

2/3 c. shredded mozzarella

1/4 c. bread crumbs

2 T. olive oil


Pour marinara sauce in bottom of ungreased 12 x 8 dish.

Place chicken over sauce.

In small bowl, mix cheeses, bread crumbs and oil. Sprinkle evenly over chicken.

Bake at 350 30-35 min.

Serve over noodles.

Friday: Crusted Tilapia Florentine — another recipe from a notecard in the recipe cabinet.

How was your Thanksgiving? Are you trying any new recipes? You can find more menu planning ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.



7 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday 11/28/16

  1. My Thanksgiving is a good memory. I continue eating leftovers, which is a good thing. I can remember years when I had far more leftover. The main leftovers are turkey and slaw. Maybe I can make a song out of Turkey in the Slaw!

  2. We had a wonderful holiday enjoying family and food. The Florida weather was perfect! I was afraid to get on the scale this morning so will wait a few days to weigh. The only meal that I have planned is barbecued pork for dinner this evening.

  3. Your entrees for this week all sound very good! I haven’t tried any new recipes lately, but I am rediscovering some old ones. Daughter Julie asked me for some recipes from her grandmother Vera Rupert Robbins that are in her handwriting. Julie was only 3 when her maternal grandmother passed on to her heavenly reward, and I did find at least a dozen or so of the requested recipes. Lots of good cookie recipes that we will likely enjoy very soon. I am so happy that at age 54 my Julie is finally taking a great interest in family history! She also wants me to write down interesting stories concerning the Rupert and McLaughlin family histories. This will be fun for me, because I like to write. I must endeavor to get this important project started for her shortly after Christmas.

  4. That Thanksgiving meal looks like it would have been delicious. Those huge green olives look like they would have been wonderful. I’m trying to figure out what that is on the left side of the table in a 13X9 pan. It looks like very dark baby carrots.

  5. It’s fun to see your Mom’s wonderful Thanksgiving dinner! I have great memories of eating with you all at that table. Your picture makes my mouth water!

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