Happy Menu Plan Monday, friends! It’s been a good week here. Above, you see the set for “Into the Woods,” a musical I took the girls to see in a nearby town. I’ve been going to productions there for years, and they do a really great job. I’d never seen “Into the Woods” before. The characters are all from fairy tales, and it moved so fast that I really had to pay attention. I was amazed at how the troupe was able to put it together in just nine days of rehearsals.
Yesterday daughter #1 left for college, to return at Thanksgiving. It never gets easier saying goodbye to your kids 🙁
This week, school begins again for daughter #3, who will be a junior. Her marching band camp ended Friday for another year. It is always fun to see the band show come together throughout the season. This year’s production has a very different sound from previous shows.
Menu plan for the week ahead —
Monday: Savory Bean and Spinach Soup — got the recipe a few years ago when I requested it in a restaurant where we liked it. Also naan bread which is on sale for $1 at Meijer this week.
2 qt. chicken broth
1 #10 can diced tomatoes
1 #10 can northern beans
1/2 box long grain wild rice
1 large onion, diced
1/2 bag of fresh spinach
Tuesday: : Cheeseburger Buns — a favorite of the girls; they take a bit of time but are worth it. Basically, hamburger and cheese baked into bread dough.
Wednesday: Band night at Moe’s — eating out. Yay! Also, since this is daughter #3’s first day of school, a special dessert is in order. One of my favorites:
Chocolate Lover’s Delight
Bake a box of brownie mix. Let cool and cut into small pieces.
In a trifle bowl or 9 x 13 dish, layer brownie pieces, a container of Cool Whip, and a prepared box of chocolate pudding. Top with a chopped favorite candy bar.
Thursday: Roasted Chicken and Vegetables – Cut up a couple of chicken breasts, a couple of carrots, a couple of potatoes – put in a roasting pan, then top with 1/3 c. olive oil and a packet of dry onion soup mix. Bake 45 minutes at 400.
Friday: I’ll be at a dinner theater performance with my sister 🙂 — daughter #2 cooks!
More menu plan Monday ideas and recipes at OrgJunkie‘s. What are your plans for the week?