Happy Monday to all you readers. It was a good week here, with a weekend visit to a ballet where my sister lives. The inside of the theatre is interesting:
It was built in 1929 and looks like a Spanish village. This coming weekend, another ballet with daughter #2. This one is local, Swan Lake. I love the Swan Lake ballet and the music! It has been years since I’ve seen it, though.
Today we are expecting a late-season snowfall of 2-4 inches. Oh well, it will look pretty, and it doesn’t look like it will last long either. Are you getting snow still?
Menu Plan for the week:
Monday: 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.
I probably will have green beans too. Note that I love the 24 oz. bags of frozen green beans from Trader Joe’s. I make them in a pot with a little ham and onions like fresh green beans, but for the “off season” these are almost as good. And just $1.99!
Tuesday: Mexican Tamale Pies (for “pi day”) — also a pie for dessert, probably this one. On the tamale pies, I just buy a Jiffy corn muffin mix and use that for the topping.
Wednesday: Tortilla Soup (a perennial, easy favorite)
16 oz. refried beans
14.5 oz. chicken broth
5 oz. chunk chicken (I usually just cook 1 chicken breast)
15.5 oz. black beans, rinsed
3/4 cup salsa
Combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 10 min.
Crumble a few tortilla chips in the bottom of each bowl.
Ladle soup over chips and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
Thursday: Cheeseburger and Fries Pie — more “pie”! 🙂
Friday: Roasted Chicken and Vegetables – Cut up a couple of chicken breasts, a couple of carrots, a couple of potatoes – put in a roasting pan, then top with 1/3 c. olive oil and a packet of dry onion soup mix. Bake 45 minutes at 400.
What are your plans for the week? I’d love to read them in the comments. You can find more menu planning ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.