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.
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.