Happy Menu Plan Monday to you all! I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. It always seems like there is such a lead-up to the more major holidays, and then they are over so quickly. Such was the case with Thanksgiving, and probably will be with Christmas as well. We visited out of state for a few days and now are back, and I am hustling to get up Christmas decor. It’s a lot of work, but I do enjoy the festive look. My oldest daughter was home for college and did a big project: she put all my many CD’s onto the computer and now I can listen to them through a speaker. It’s really pretty neat. She said now I am free to get rid of all the CD’s, which still feels a bit … wrong. Anybody want some? 🙂
I read this morning that Prince Harry is engaged now to girlfriend Meghan Markle. I’ve never been a fan of this match (honestly, I haven’t cared for any of Harry’s girlfriends), but I wish them well. I have enough royal fixations that honestly I guess it’s kind of nice to have one who I don’t have to care about following.
So, it’s back to cooking as usual this week. Here is the plan —
Monday: Skinny Chicken and Spinach Alfredo — I’m not sure how “skinny” it is, but it’s good.
Tuesday: Gnocchi Soup — we had some delicious gnocchi soup at Fazoli’s yesterday and this looks similar, hopefully?
Wednesday: Chicken Noodle Soup (no real recipe, just chicken, carrots, onion, seasoning, etc.) In place of the noodles I may make spaetzle. My sister-in-law told me about it, and we were discussing it over Thanksgiving … My mom also gave me a scone mix for my birthday; may make those as well.
Thursday: baked fish and some of the grain/couscous blend I bought recently at Trader Joe’s.
Friday: Lasagna Soup — a favorite. Like lasagna, but soup! And it’s definitely soup weather by now.
Have a good week! You can find more menu plan Monday ideas and recipes at OrgJunkie‘s.