Happy 90-degree autumn Menu Plan Monday to all you friends out there. What crazy weather we’ve been having here in the Midwest. Daughter #3 survived her 22-hour day in Toledo over the weekend with the band performing twice in an outdoor stadium with full uniforms on. At the Indiana competition where the band usually spends this Saturday, I read that 18 ambulances arrived to take kids away in the heat. Finally the police intervened and said the competition had to be moved inside. Marching band: it can be pretty intense! My daughter’s band won their competition and it sounded like a great, if extremely long, day for them.
It looks like our intense heat will stick around for the first part of this week. Then, thankfully, things will improve. Here is the menu plan for the last week of September around here:
Monday: Skillet Lasagna – easier than “regular” lasagna, and good. Plus, I still have garden tomatoes to use 🙂
Tuesday: Chicken and Corn Enchiladas — torn from a magazine recently. I don’t think this is quite the same as the recipe I tore out — mine doesn’t contain kale or feta cheese — but otherwise it’s close. One nice thing is that it contains cilantro, which I just had to buy last week for another recipes. That’s one of those items that can be hard to use up before it goes bad.
Wednesday: Curried Lentil and Chickpea Stew — it should be cooler today, plus soup/stew is an easy thing to prepare on busy piano lesson days.
Thursday: chicken stir fry — basically just a chicken breast shredded and stir fried in a skillet with carrot, alfalfa sprouts, snap peas (frozen from the garden), and served with rice.
Friday: White Chicken Chili — lately I’ve been making this easy recipe, which was on the Bush’s White Chili Beans label. Really quick, and tasty too. If you live near a Meijer — when they have the 10/$10 sales, check out the Stonefire Mini Naan breads, which are always on sale for $1 at my store. They are delicious, and go great with soup.
More menu plan Monday ideas and recipes at OrgJunkie‘s. What is new in your world this week?