Menu Plan Monday 3/13/17

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:

Paramount Theatre, Anderson

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:
chicken parmesan

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.








5 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday 3/13/17

  1. We had snow this morning, and it was slick! I had a doctor’s appointment and decided I wasn’t courageous enough to drive, so I called a friend who is younger than I, and she drove.

    I’m going to try a new recipe, perhaps this evening. It is called seven can soup. It’s mostly beans, so I think it will be good for me. I hope to be able to freeze part of it to use after my upcoming surgery.

  2. Two things: #1: Is that the Fox Theater in Atlanta? I remember visiting when we lived there and just loved how it feels like you’re in a courtyard and can see the stars above. Too cool! #2: LOVE the easy chicken parm recipe. So much simpler than breading and frying the chicken before baking.

  3. Your meals for this week sound delicious, as always. We treated some friends to a delicious barbeque place on Saturday. We ate outside (perfect weather here in Florida) at a picnic table. Could smell the smoker while we ate! We ordered extra chicken, beef brisket, and pulled pork so we’ll have one of each for dinner the next three evenings. I envy you going to the ballet. It has been years since I’ve been to one. I, too, love the music to Swan Lake. Oh, my, just thinking about it!

  4. Only a very small trace of snow here in Roanoke, IN at 3pm. It won’t last long either way with snow or without, although there was a big blizzard in March of 1945 the week that my little brother was born. His birth date is March 23! Also I once attended a St. Patrick’s Day wedding here in Roanoke many years ago (maybe 30+) that only a few people arrived due tp a blizzard with 7 inches of snow. Maybe we are not out of the woods quite yet, but I am remaining optimistic, especially since this has been the mildest winter ever around here.
    Thanks for the picturesque picture taken in Anderson, IN! That is a small historic theater that is a treat to see for sure.

  5. Saturday I made a new recipe that I will be eating this week. I cut up a head of cauliflower into florets. Then I put that in a casserole and cooked it in the microwave until it was fairly done. To the cooked cauliflower I added 1/2 c. breadcrumbs, 1/4 c. Parmesan cheese, 2 eggs, 2 T. parsley, 1/4 t. garlic powder, and 1/4 t. pepper. I put this in a greased 9 x 13 pan and baked it at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

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