Menu Plan Monday 10/30/17

cake rolls in freezer

Yes, there are some of the cake rolls residing in one of the freezers (see last week if you missed out on this). Some have already been distributed, and more will make their way to new homes this week. We bought a couple and they are really delicious!

It was a busy week, as usual. I went to a nearby elementary school to hear a piano student play.

student playing piano


Each grade at this school does their own musical during the year. Before a grade’s musical begins, the teacher lets each student who would like to play a piano (or violin or whatever) piece, kind of like a little recital. I think it’s a nice opportunity for the kids.

Charley Creek Inn Wabash

And on another day, friend and frequent commenter Leona and I revisited Charley Creek Inn (maybe you remember me telling you about it last year) for a fun lunch. I liked the way the tables had old sheet music with Indiana connections. We also made another stop. More on that later this week …

Oh, and I think I mentioned a while back that my “organ church” was remodeling. Yesterday was the first Sunday in the renovated sanctuary, with new carpeting, paint, and white rather than yellow lights in the lanterns. Even Jesus got a fresh coat of paint. It looked nice!

This week things have turned cold here! Daughter #3’s band qualified for state finals last Saturday in weather that was windy and in the 40s all day. Brrr! Imagine being out in that all day, and playing a cold metal flute part of the time! Thankfully, finals this coming Saturday will be held inside. Wish the Homestead Spartans luck! This is their 31st consecutive year at state finals. I figured out that the first year of that, I was a senior at IU. Wow.

Menu Plan

Monday: 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.

Tuesday: Calico Beans  — I’ve kind of gotten tired of this, but my husband loves it. So I pull it out every now and then.

Wednesday: BBQ Chicken Ranch Casserole — really tasty. Good for a cold day!

Thursday: Cheeseburger Pie — one of the kids’ favorites when they were little. It uses Bisquick, and the good news is that recently I learned that Meijer carries its own brand of Bisquick baking mix. Much cheaper and works just the same!

chicken parmesan

Friday: Chicken Parmesan — easy, and always a favorite

1 jar marinara sauce

4 chicken breast halves

2/3 c. shredded mozzarella

1/4 c. bread crumbs

2 T. olive oil


Pour marinara sauce in bottom of ungreased 12 x 8 dish.

Place chicken over sauce.

In small bowl, mix cheeses, bread crumbs and oil. Sprinkle evenly over chicken.

Bake at 350 30-35 min.

Serve over noodles.

Also green beans, which I bought at the store this week.

You can find more menu plan Monday ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.

What are you up to this week?

8 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday 10/30/17

  1. Friday when you make the chicken recipe, take your meat pounder (whatever they are officially called) and beat the tar out of each piece of chicken. Be careful where you do it as it can be messy. I saw one cook say to put the piece in a plastic bag to prevent a mess. I made a similar recipe recently and that’s how I made the chicken breast very thin. It came out delicious when prepared.

  2. I wish I lived close enough to take a couple of cake rolls off your hands! 🙂 Can’t imagine being out in the cold all day like that – glad your daughter’s next competition will be inside. It’s amazing what a new coat of paint can accomplish.

    Thanks for the roasted chicken idea. I was looking for something like that recently – needed to use up some potatoes and wanted a “throw in the oven” meal. I will keep it in mind for next time!

  3. Another busy week in the life of the Braun family! Every meal sounds very appealing to me. 🙂
    Charley Creek Inn in Wabash never disappoints us. We will keep it on our at least once a year list for sure. The food was ample and amazing for only $7. The idea was partly to view the trees all the way down west U.S. 24 to Wabash as another good reason for going there in the fall. Between the gloomy weather day and the fact that northern IN trees are not up to par this season, the trees are less colorful than normal. Good Luck, Sophie! I wish for the Homestead Spartans to get a first at the State Band Contest on Saturday. Leona

  4. Congratulations to the band! I saw on FB that the little band from my hometown will also be going to the finals! I remember battling all kinds of weather when I was in the band but when it comes time to perform, the weather is the last thing on your mind!! The church looks very nice. My guess is Lutheran? Your meals for the week sound delicious, as always. We’ll be having Picadillo over brown rice (it makes enough for 2 dinners), baked fish, and some kind of chicken. We’ll eat out one evening. I wish I had a cake roll for dessert!!

  5. Your upcoming meals sound good. And those onion rings … I would have loved them!

  6. I love Charley Creek Inn! We need to make a point to visit again. The food we had there was wonderful! Happy Week!

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