Menu Plan Monday 2/20/17

What a great weekend of weather we have had — it was in the mid 60s! I walked our entire neighborhood each day of the weekend. I couldn’t believe it. It felt like May or June instead of February. My only worry is that a week of this (as is expected) may trick flowers and trees into starting to bloom. That happened a few years ago (although not this early), and later frost killed various blooms. Fingers crossed …

repotting plants

Daughter #3 and I had bonsai club meeting on Saturday. Each person brought a tree to work on. #3 got all motivated to go home and re-pot a bunch of her plants. So it was busy and earthy here in the kitchen. It also got me itching to get out into the garden. Hey, it was 68 degrees! And sunny!

This coming Thursday she is participating in an event at school where kids in foreign language classes prepare and take in dishes from different countries. She is making her 4-H soft pretzels recipe from a few years ago for Germany. They are tasty.

Something different this week: Daughter #2 wants to try making dinner each night. So, that will definitely be a treat for me. Here are the recipes she wants to make:

Monday:  Calico Beans and Apple Pie

Tuesday: Amish Country Brunch Casserole and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wednesday: Baked Potato Soup and Crusty Artisan Bread

Thursday: Cheeseburger Wraps (I planned these for last week but they didn’t happen) and Peanut Butter Snack Cake

Friday: Spicy BBQ Chickpea Burgers with homemade buns and Scalloped Potatoes

Wow! It sounds more involved than any week I plan, that’s for sure. I will really enjoy a week away from cooking. I hope your week is great, whether in the kitchen or out. More menu planning ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.

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6 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday 2/20/17

  1. So while one daughter is enjoying digging in the dirt with plants a second daughter will be your chef for the week. How green is your valley! Wonderful week ahead for you!

  2. I”m glad you’re going to have time off from cooking. Even if she doesn’t make it throughout the week, if she follows through most of the nights, it will be a blessing. Good for you!

    It was a lovely weekend here, too.

  3. BBQ Chickpea burgers sound really good. I love to find good, easy vegetarian stuff. I’m still trying to get to that no-knead bread–year 8 or so now… Have a great week!

  4. I tried an easy crock pot recipe that turned out great: chicken, pineapple chunks, yellow peppers, carrots, snow peas, brown sugar, a little garlic and cornstarch added a half hour before eating. Next time I’m adding some honey! But you don’t want to leave it on after it’s done. I’m still soaking the crock pot.

  5. Your daughter sounds like quite a chef! And it will give you a nice break. Her planned meals sound delicious. Tonight we are having left-over Yellow Split-Pea with Ham soup and a tossed salad. Tomorrow will be carry-in BBQ from a fabulous near-by BBQ place and cole slaw. Wednesday will be chicken quesadillas and probably a salad. We eat a small tossed salad nearly every evening with our dinner. Or slaw. I will be baking during the week because we are having company for dessert on Friday evening. The left-over baked goods will go to our church’s spaghetti dinner on Saturday.

  6. Hooray for helpful daughters! Enjoy them as often as possible for the next couple of years, because after that you only get to see them on home visits from college. You will be way too young to be an “empty nester”, but it will happen. So glad that your girls are interested in cooking from time to time for two reasons: they learn to cook (even if from trial and error) and you get a break after more than 20 years of cooking. 🙂 The Amish casserole from your list, and Margaret’s crock pot chicken recipe both sound good to me. I love chicken and pineapple on pizza also. Love those snow peas in her recipe!

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I enjoy hearing your thoughts.