Happy Menu Plan Monday! I hope the week has started well for each of you. It was a typical summer week here: the girls working on 4-H (records and books are due to the leader today), me working in the garden and riding my bike (since I have “graduated” to an ankle wrap from the air boot, I have been riding my bike, which seems to work fine). The highlight of the week was a friend’s Tea Party on Saturday, in honor of the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee. Yes, I really do have a friend who threw such a soiree! And it was wonderful, let me tell you. Actually, I will tell you — complete with photos so you too can attend — later this week. You won’t want to miss it!
My husband is back from his work trip to France, so I’m back to normal cooking. Here goes:
Monday: leftover buffet (actually, daughter #2 and I will eat at the annual 4-H pizza party/final meeting). Lots of leftovers built up when my husband was gone. He is by far the biggest eater of the bunch.
Tuesday: Chicken with Pineapple Salsa — okay, this is a recipe my sister gave me from her friend, who sells Pampered Chef. Basically, you bake chicken (adding seasoning by Pampered Chef), and then serve it with this Pineapple Salsa. Sounds good — we’ll see.
Wednesday: Fiesta Chili Bake — I have made this for years and we like it — got the recipe from a Del Monte tomato label.
Thursday: Tortilla Soup (a perennial, easy favorite — suggested by daughter #3, who said that she likes soup even when it’s hot outside …)
16 oz. can 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.
Friday: Pasta Alla Genovese: Basically, it’s pasta mixed with French-cut green beans and basil pesto sauce. Very tasty (sorry, my recipe is torn from a magazine. One of these days I’ll type it up). It’s shown in the top photo, and I remember it was a recipe that Michael J. Fox’s wife made and submitted.
You can find more menu plan Monday ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.
What is new with you this week? Chime in in the comments 🙂