Happy Christmasy menu plan Monday to you all! This last week involved trying to get over some type of virus which went into bronchitis for me. I had bronchitis once, 21 years ago, and I haven’t forgotten it. Thankfully this is a lighter case. I was also busy preparing for my annual Christmas piano recital and party.
As usual, it was a really fun morning of music, games, and food. I prepared the food mostly on Friday. Thanks to my girls for help with food prep and photography!
The little chocolate reindeer and sleigh were from Trader Joe’s. Cute! Another thing I’ve done recently and liked is this grapes-and-cheese Christmas tree. It looks neat, and is really easy to put together (these are two things I look for in food items!):
For the first time, I wore my Nutcracker leggings from Redbubble (affiliate link). I liked them! Redbubble does have tons of REALLY unique leggings (and other items); I recommend them for that quirky person on your gifting list.
In other, sadder, news, our pet rabbit Fred died Saturday. He has been the sweetest rabbit! We had him since 2009 since my oldest daughter got him at the fair from a 4-Her. He was not deemed good enough to be a show rabbit due to a defect in his coat (he always looked fine to me, but we’ve never ventured into the world of rabbit showing). He had the best personality, and we will miss him. Each morning when I come down to the kitchen, it feels strange now not to greet him.
Here’s the week’s menu plan so far:
Monday: Chicken Parmesan — Daughter #3’s request (photo at the top)
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.
Tuesday: Make Your Own Pizza — I make the crust, everyone makes their own individual pizzas with toppings of choice. My choice lately? Pesto sauce with onions and garlic 🙂
Wednesday: Southwestern Three Bean Barley Soup — my husband is always wanting beans. Here’s a new bean recipe I found.
Thursday: Sweet and Sour Chicken — I admit, it’s Chicken Helper I’m using 🙂
Friday: Football Fiesta Casserole — Daughter #1’s favorite; hopefully she’ll be home from college by now.
You can find more menu plan Monday ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.
What are you up to this week?