Welcome to Menu Plan Monday! How does this week look for you? Here it’s busy (of course). Today is a no-school day for the kids, but I’ll still have my five Monday piano students, and four kids will come to go over their instrumental solos with me. Last Friday, I went along with a violinist I play for, to play for her at her lesson. Her teacher plays with the local Philharmonic and was from Russia. So, that was a little intimidating, but interesting too. Reminded me a little of playing for voice lessons with those quirky and eccentric music professors at IU during my college days. I am always struck by how … relaxing? it must be to be perceived as such an authority that you can pretty much sit in your chair and give out pronouncements to kids, seemingly without really worrying about the effects of anything you say. When I give piano lessons, I almost feel that they’re an aerobic activity: reaching in to help kids get their fingers right, moving quickly from one activity to another to keep Junior’s attention from straying, etc. It honestly can be a little exhausting!
La La Land
Last weekend daughter #3 and I also went to the movies (I don’t do this often, but I had tickets I had won in an online contest). We saw “La La Land,” a modern day musical. She had heard from a friend who liked it, and I knew that it had recently won several Golden Globe awards. We both liked it overall. It had definite musical themes, and while it would be hard in my mind for any current cinematic offering to compete with the “greats” like Sound of Music or Camelot, it was refreshing to see something at least mostly wholesome coming out of Hollywood. Have you seen it? What did you think?
Here are the menu plans for the week ahead:
Monday: frozen pizza — busy day!!
Tuesday: Beef and Bean Casserole — kind of like nachos, which can only be a good thing 🙂 (carried over from last week — didn’t happen then).
Wednesday: Lasagna Soup — a favorite. Like lasagna, but soup!
Friday: Mexican Tamale Pies — these are easy and good, and I make them a lot. I use Jiffy cornbread mix for the cornbread part.
More menu ideas at OrgJunkie’s.
What are you cooking, or otherwise doing, this week?