Happy final-day-of-July Menu Plan Monday! I hope you’ve all had a good week. Here, the highlight was marching band camp beginning for daughter #3. Here you can see a picture. They’re just starting to find their locations for the various places in the show that they learn. The weather has been pretty good so far (not too hot, and with just a little rain). I always particularly dislike rain since I can imagine how hard it is for someone with glasses, like my daughter, to play and march with rain running down her glasses, and also rain is very destructive to her flute. But the band keeps marching.
I’m grateful that my poison ivy is almost all cleared up now! I’m not sure if the twice-a-day zyrtec I’ve taken for the past week is mostly to credit, or whether it’s just finally gone on its own. Either way: yay!
Here’s the week’s menu plan:
Monday: Chicken in a Crumb Basket — I’m reading an Amish fiction book now about an Amish lady who has a cooking club. This is one of the recipes in the book which sounded good, so I thought I would try it — sounds a lot like chicken pot pie, don’t you think?
Tuesday: leftover buffet (the fridge is getting full)
Wednesday: chicken tacos — I will just cook chicken breasts in the crockpot and season them, then cut them up (my sister gave me a Pampered Chef scissors-type thing that cuts it up great), and serve them with other taco toppings on tortillas.
Thursday: Tuscan Beans and Vegetables — from one of our homemade “family favorites” books —
3 19-oz cans cannellini or other white beans, rinsed
1.5 lb squash, cut in 1″ pieces (I will use zucchini as that’s what we currently have a lot of)
medium chopped onion
10 oz spinach
1 T. grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon each sage and salt
1 cup chicken broth
3 oz. mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan.
Mix beans, squash, onion, spinach, lemon peel, thyme, sage, and salt in 9 x 13 baking dish. Add broth; cover tightly with foil.
Bake 55 minutes at 350 degrees until squash is tender. Sprinkle with cheese; bake uncovered 5-10 min. until cheese melts.
Friday: Chicken Fried Rice — no recipe, because it’s Chicken Helper 🙂 (they’ve had those on sale quite a bit recently)
I’ll probably make zucchini bread too, since we have zucchini now and the girls (and I!) love it 🙂
More menu plan ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.
What’s new with you this week? I’d love to read about it in the comments.