Happy Menu Plan Monday! Here’s a photo of chocolate lover’s delight, which I made to celebrate daughter #3’s first day of her junior year of high school. It’s been a long-time favorite; basically, just prepare a pan of brownies, cut them into pieces, and then layer them with a carton of Cool Whip and one prepared box of pudding. Then top with a chopped candy bar of your own choice. YUM.
Along with my daughter starting a school year, I was able to go to the State Fair on Saturday. Maybe I’ll post about that later. It was a nice day, clear although a bit hotter than I like. This week daughter #1 begins college classes, and next week daughter #2 does. My piano students start returning today, which is always fun.
Here are the plans for the week’s menus:
Monday: leftover buffet — the fridge is filling up
Tuesday: I plan to make one of those “one pan” meals where I put tilapia fillets and various vegetables on a pan, then drizzle with olive oil and seasoning, and bake.
Wednesday: : State Fair Subs — really tasty.
Thursday: Savory Bean and Spinach Soup — I just made this a week or so ago, but we really liked it and it disappeared fast —
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
Friday: Hamburger Straganoff — this was my dad’s favorite recipe when I was growing up, and we always called it straganoff rather than the more-often-heard stroganoff. He and my sister are coming tonight to watch daughter #3’s first marching band performance of the season.
l lb. gr. beef
l/2 c chopped onion
2 T. flour
l t. salt
l/8 t. garlic salt
3/4 t. pepper
l/4 c. mayonnaise
l/2 c. sour cream
l can Cr. of Chicken Soup
l small can mushrooms (optional)
Brown beef and onions and add remaining ingredients in order given. Serve over rice or noodles.
What are you cooking this week? More menu ideas at OrgJunkie’s.