Hello friends and welcome to another Menu Plan Monday! I hope you all had a good week and are getting into the Christmas spirit. I had a really fun Saturday; one of the most fun days I can remember lately. First, my two girls at home and I went to the animal shelter for their annual open house. I love this, but I also hate it because it’s so sad seeing all the animals that are waiting for homes. One little dog, 9 years old, was so cute. He kept crying out to us, and loved being petted and licking us. Every time we walked away, he would start yipping for us to return. I hope he finds a great home soon —
Then, I met a friend at a local university where we toured “Christmas in the Castle,” an early 20th-century mansion on the grounds.
More about that later this week, but here’s just a hint to entice you.
Then that evening, daughter #2 and I went on a Christmas tour of homes with another friend and her daughter. Again, I’ll show you more later. But it was a really neat day. So many wonderful things going on around town during this season.
This is yet another busy week. On Tuesday, I’m going to daughter #1’s college town to hear her play in a concert that night. Thankfully daughter #2 has offered to cook that night. And the annual piano Christmas recital/party is Saturday, so I’ll be baking and gearing up for that. How much good stuff can happen in a week? I guess I’ll be finding out. Here’s the plan:
Monday: I’m going to cook a 5-lb package of chicken in the crockpot, and then use that and other toppings for a taco night. Then I’ll freeze the rest of the chicken.
Wednesday: I visited our town’s new-and-improved Aldi last week and picked up several fun things, including a package of tortellini. I’ll be making that tonight.
Thursday: I have half a package of Bob’s Red Mill bean soup; I’ll make the bean chili recipe on the package.
Friday: I recently bought another new product at the store: Campbell’s “Freezer to Plate” southwest mix. Looks like I add chicken and then this will provide seasoning and rice. Hopefully it will be good.
You can find more menu plan Monday ideas and recipes at OrgJunkie‘s. Wishing you all a wonderful week of enjoying the season —