Hi Menu Plan Monday friends! How was your week? It was a nice one here; busy, but nothing too crazy. I have to tell you about a graduation/farewell party we went to Saturday night. It was for a girl I’d given piano lessons to. It was the most amazing event I’ve been to in years — maybe ever. The mom is a former wedding planner, so maybe that isn’t a surprise. The photo at the top shows the cake. This girl has traveled to Europe and loves to travel and have adventures in general (she’s going to college several states away). There was a food truck (which I’d never experienced before), a popsicle stand, photo booth, open bar (I don’t drink, but hey — wow), a s’mores station, tables outdoors with tablecloths and each with lovely different travel-themed centerpieces, a bouncy castle, and I’m sure I’m forgetting several things. It was just so amazing, and our whole family had fun there (well, daughter #3 was at a flute sleepover, but that sounds fun too, so …). I woke up a few times that night after getting home from it, and kept feeling like I’d been in a dream.
This week, daughter #1 prepares to return to college. I always miss her, but am happy she’s doing so well. Band camp ends Friday for daughter #3. Daughter #2 still has a couple of weeks before she heads to college, but since she’s going locally, it’s nice that I won’t really have to say goodbye to her 🙂
Here’s the menu plan for the week:
Monday: Skillet Lasagna – easier than “regular” lasagna, and good. Plus, I have tomatoes ripe in the garden now!!
Tuesday: Hearty Chicken & Noodle Casserole — here’s the recipe:
This week I was looking through recipe cards in an old file I had. I threw away several things that seemed dated (don’t think I need my hand-written recipe for the banana sticky buns made in 7th grade), but pulled out a few things to make that I hadn’t thought of in a while. This was one. I’ll probably make homemade noodles.
Wednesday: Calico Beans
Thursday: two of the girls and I are headed about 40 minutes away to see “Into the Night” at a theater we love. I also got a mystery shop at a Mexican restaurant nearby. Yay for theater plus no cooking!
Friday: Chicken Salsa Verde – I’ve made this before and it’s good.
More menu plan Monday ideas and recipes at OrgJunkie‘s. Wishing you all a great week!