Welcome to Menu Plan Monday! Here, spring break has just wrapped up. The weather wasn’t very springlike, unfortunately, until yesterday when things improved. Youngest daughter visited Washington DC with her band and enjoyed that. We also visited a few sites close to home on Saturday, one being the Sunken Gardens shown above, in an old quarry. It’s a really pretty place.
Daughter #2 had also read online about a place nearby where the owner has collected old outhouses. So we drove by there as well (and walked around a little, although it was pretty muddy).
I guess our day had kind of a quarry theme, as we ended the day by stopping by another quarry a few miles from our house. I learned about this place years ago, when I read about it in the newspaper. A mom had mentioned it as a good place to show to young kids, and it is kind of amazing to look into. It’s one of those places where you feel very small, seeing the vastness of everything out there.
So, there are now just six weeks remaining of piano lessons for me, and seven weeks of school. It will go quickly, no doubt. Here is the menu plan for the week:
Monday: White Chicken Chili — a nice alternative to “regular” chili, and a good choice for Monday — always a busy day.
Tuesday: Lentil Loaf — a good meatless entree.
Wednesday: State Fair Subs — I made these a month or so ago, and they were really good!
Thursday: BBQ Chicken Ranch Casserole — another recipe I’ve made a few times over the past year or so. Really good.
Friday: tortellini — I found a bag in the pantry. I’ll boil them and serve with tomato sauce, and probably make some green beans too. They are on sale for .99/lb this week at the grocery. Green beans are one vegetable I really have to have fresh. I really don’t like canned vegetables of almost any kind, and I don’t like frozen green beans. They squeak in my teeth in a strange way.
More menu plan ideas at OrgJunkie‘s. Happy Easter, everyone! What are your plans for the week?