Did you enjoy those beautiful, colorful flowers? I hope so! It’s been a good week here. I enjoyed watching all the Inauguration day coverage Friday and had the TV on all day. Then, on Saturday, daughter #3 and I went to the January bonsai club meeting, which is always held at a large downtown greenhouse. It’s not really a place to buy plants, but it’s where large plants from the zoo are stored off-season, and where plants are grown for various city functions. It’s always therapeutic to spend a January day amidst so much green and colorful life (even though it reached over 60 degrees Saturday — wow).
One more plant photo — we were intrigued by these succulents, just growing out of the wall! I could show you more fun finds like this, but since it *is* Menu Plan Monday …
Okay, so one more thing, and then I promise it’s on to cooking talk. I may have mentioned our fourth “pet,” this slightly fat squirrel who loves to knock down the suet feeder, lives on the roof, and is pretty tame. This week I saw him climbing up for a snack and noticed a large patch of fur missing on his back! I have to say I’m a little worried about him. I wonder if he was attacked by something? Or maybe has some type of mange or infection? Whatever is going on, I hope he is okay. While I don’t like him scaring off the birds, I do kind of like him 🙂
So, as to cooking this week:
Monday: Southwest Bean & Corn Soup — I tore this out of a magazine recently, and it looks good. Sorry, I can’t find the recipe online. If it turns out great and anyone wants it, I can type it out.
Tuesday: fish night. When daughter #1 was here over Christmas, she mentioned liking to make fish with pesto sauce on top. I still have some of the pesto left that she used when she made it here, so I can use that.
Wednesday: Skinny Chicken and Spinach Alfredo — I’m not sure how “skinny” it is, but it’s good 😉
Thursday: Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks — these are really good! Haven’t made them in a while.
Friday: This will be a busy week, so I think I’ll end with a box of good ol’ Chicken Helper. We like the sweet and sour chicken type, and I buy it when it’s $1 or less per box. I always make more rice than the provided packet (and use brown rice instead of white), so I don’t feel like it’s too unhealthy, even though it’s packaged.
What are you cooking this week? More menu ideas at OrgJunkie’s.