Welcome to another summer Menu Plan Monday! It’s been a hot week here; around 90 every day. It looks like temps this week should be about ten degrees cooler, which I’m grateful for.
This past week the girls and I were busy helping with our church’s garage sale. It is huge. Really huge! This is its tenth year. It originally was just in the gym, and even then, there was a ton of stuff. But now it has grown to other rooms and hallways in the church. It’s really well done, with clothes sorted on tables by size, etc. The church took in $22,000 this year from it, which all goes to missions projects. So that was our fun this week. The girls (me too!) also love shopping at the sale. Really great deals to be had.
As for the photo at the top — the asiatic lily in my front garden bloomed! It was new last year, but it’s blooming even better this year. I love it!
…and ignore the grass here (I’m working on getting it out, but it gets a little … prickly), but I was so excited when daughter #3 discovered that the cactus behind the house is blooming! That has never happened before!
This is really going to be an easy cooking week for me (which I love!). Here goes —
Monday: Spicy Potato Casserole – from an Amish Cook column in our newspaper, and daughter #1’s favorite.
1.5 lb browned ground beef
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 small onion, diced
8 medium potatoes, boiled and shredded (or use a bag of hash browns)
4 T butter, melted
2 cups shredded cheese
1 t. salt
1 pint sour cream
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 soup can milk
2.5 cups crushed corn chips
Combine ground beef, taco seasoning and onion. Put mixture in bottom of 9 x 13 dish. Mix potatoes with butter, cheese, salt, sour cream and soup. Mix with milk. Spoon over hamburger mixture. Top with remaining chips. Bake 45 minutes at 350.
Tuesday: Daughter #2 has a restaurant she wants to go to. So, I think we will all head there for lunch (my husband is still out of town for work this week) and just eat cereal or whatever for dinner.
Wednesday: Broccoli Lasagna — left over from last week
Thursday: Papa John’s pizza — that’s our favorite pizza place, and what great deals are listed here.
Friday: dinner at church — celebration for the garage sale 🙂
You can find more menu plan Monday ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.
What’s new with you this week?