My first week back to menu planning went well! I followed it nearly to a T and tried a few new recipes along the way…
Monday’s Baked Ziti and salad. Not a new recipe, but always a hit.
Tuesday’s Pasta Salad we had with rotisserie chicken. This one was new. I was not a fan of the raw zucchini, however it did get better after it sat overnight, but I LOVED the homemade Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette! I added chopped mozzarella which turned out to be really good.
Thursday’s leftover night :) Perfect planning because James ended up working late that night. I put the extra sauce from my Baked Ziti over penne pasta - Spaghetti!
Friday' - Mini Chicken Pot Pies. I really liked these, and they were so easy, but I bet I could make them better by using a more traditional Chicken Pot Pie filling. I changed the recipe up a little bit by peeling 1/4 off of each biscuit (the Flaky Layers kind) and using it to top the pies. The Zucchini Tots were also a new one. Very good and easy. The only thing I’d do different is use regular bread crumbs and salt and pepper, instead of the Italian bread crumbs. They were a little *too* flavorful.
Now for this week’s menu…
MONDAY: Fish Tacos. (Not really a recipe, but I kind of explain how we do them in this post.) Brown rice, black, beans, and all the normal taco sides - lettuce, salsa, avocado, sour cream, cheese…
TUESDAY: Grilled Chicken Piccata and salad. I made this recipe once before and it was SO good.
WEDNESDAY: Turkey Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and green beans. For this I follow the recipe on the back of the Lipton Onion Soup mix box, except I halve it (for 1lb of meat instead of 2), use turkey instead of beef, and substitute 1 bag of cooked Success brown rice (2 cups, I believe) for the breadcrumbs. This is one of James’ favorites and it’s pretty healthy too.
THURSDAY: Leftover Night!
FRIDAY: Personal Pan Pizzas and Caesar salad on the side.
SUNDAY: Taco Soup.
No new recipes this week, but all are favorites :)