Menu Plan Monday

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Monday

Bacon & Gruyere Biscuits & Fried Eggs

The Bacon & Gruyere Biscuits were this week’s recipe attempt from the Magnolia Table cookbook.

We had leftover bacon, so it was a perfect time to make them because half of the work for the recipe had already been done.

THEY ARE DELICIOUS.

And why wouldn’t they be? They’re loaded with butter and salty, melty, gruyere cheese.

Fried eggs were an easy and quick side and a green smoothie loaded with veggies made me feel better about eating my son’s body weight in biscuits.

Tuesday

Cheese Tortellini & Parmesan Chicken Tenders

This dinner is all thanks to the Aldi prepared section. The tortellini needed to be boiled for 4 minutes & was ready to eat. I heated up some jarred marinara sauce.

The Parmesan Chicken tenders were not the homemade ones I told you about last week. These came from the freezer section at Aldi, and they were delicious. And oh, so convenient when you need to throw something in the oven and have no time to prep anything more than putting foil on a pan.

I would say that I make our meals from scratch 60-70% of the time. And the the rest of time, I rely on easy, convenient, yummy meals like this.

And no one dies.

Wednesday

Sausage & Kale Soup with Bread

This is another recipe from the Magnolia Table cookbook, but this is the second time that I’ve made it.

We had somewhere we needed to be right before supper, so I made it in the afternoon and let it simmer while we were out. I added the kale when we got home and supper was ready less than ten minutes after walking in the door.

Thursday

Salmon & Parmesan Cauliflower Rice w/ Zucchini & Sweet Corn

Let me reassure you, while salmon sounds “fancy”, it is one of the easiest and most delicious meals.

I always have frozen salmon filets in our freezer and the only other two ingredients are butter & lemons, both of which we always have on hand.

Baked Salmon

  • Salmon filets
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Lemon Slices
  • Butter
  • Salt & Pepper
  1. Heat oven to 300
  2. Spread foil on a pan, & line salmon filets on foil
  3. Place pad of butter on each salmon filet
  4. Cover each filet with lemon slices
  5. Sprinkle with salt & pepper
  6. Wrap up filets tightly in aluminum foil & bake for 25 minutes

As I mentioned last week, the Parmesan Cauliflower Rice with Zucchini & Sweet Corn is one of our favorites and a weekly staple around here.

Let me say this for, like, the three-millionth time – TRY THIS RECIPE!!!

Friday

Pizza & Smoothies

30 degree below zero windchill meant that I had planned on doing frozen pizza because it’s too cold to bundle two children and drive 8 blocks to pick up pizza. And I’m too cheap to pay for delivery.

But $5.99 two-topping large pizzas changed my mind. And my husband picked it up on his way home from work, so that helped.

Saturday

Frozen Pizza

It’s a good thing that we didn’t eat frozen pizza the night before, because our plans changed at the last minute, and I needed something in a pinch. Even though we had eaten pizza the night before, 3 of the 4 of us voted for pizza again, so majority wins.

Sunday

Snacky Supper

I added chocolate chip cookies to this tradition this week. Because it wasn’t unhealthy enough already.

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