Ok, so I'm a bit late with this, but with the way this week's going, I feel good to have a meal plan at all!
Monday) My Version of Chicken and Pasta (like you get at restaurants!)
(How I did this: marinate chicken breasts in Italian dressing all day-- I am using a basil vinaigrette I had-- slice breasts into strips and cook in a bit of vegetable oil. Meanwhile, cook pasta-- I am using the twirl kind (16 oz. rotini). Remove cooked chicken breasts from pot, put in chicken broth (1 cup), EVOO (1/4 cup), Italian seasoning (2 tsp.), minced garlic (2 tsp.), diced tomatoes (2.5 cups) and simmer for two minutes. Then throw your chicken and pasta into the pot with the simple sauce you've made and toss to coat with the sauce. Sprinkle with some sea salt and coarse ground pepper. This is delicious, easy, and a favorite at our house! I double it and it usually makes enough for another meal or lunch the next day.)
Tuesday) Take out Chinese
Wednesday) Garlic Lime Chicken over Rice, Side Salad
Thursday) Traditional Southern New Year's Menu: pork roast, cornbread dressing, greens (none of us like this, so I am making green beans instead), black-eyed peas. I will make a selection of desserts on Wednesday to have with it (the things I didn't feel like making b/c I got sick right before Christmas, so I already have all the ingredients and might as well): candy cane puffs, pumpkin cookies with white chocolate chips, chocolate mint cookies.
Friday) leftovers (mom and dad's date night!)
Saturday) Tortilla Soup, Crescent Rolls
Sunday) Homemade Chicken Pot Pie, Cooked Apples
Monday) Beef Burgundy over egg noodles, Peas
Tuesday) Chicken Nuggets, Frozen French Fries, Canned Fruit Cocktail
I also plan to do some baking next weekend, as my supplies I had built up in the freezer have been depleted while I was busy writing! I hope to make pumpkin bread, eggnog bread (my husband's favorite, so I want to make some while it's still on the shelves!), and Raisin Bran Muffins.
(For more Menu Plan Monday Ideas, go to www.orgjunkie.com)