Menu Plan Monday: October 31st


10/29/16 – 11/06/16


Saturday – Lasagna Roll Ups , Green Beans, Salad (Fresh 20 GF October 9, 2015 ), Garlic Bread


· spaghetti sauce (your choice)

· 1 lb mozzarella cheese

· 15 ounces ricotta cheese

· parmesan cheese

· 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen spinach, rinsed and squeezed out

· 1 egg

· lasagna noodle

  1. cook lasagna noodles about 2-5 min shorter than the time it says (they are easier to handle then) mix all together in a bowl.
  2. Grated mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, frozen spinach, and the egg.
  3. Add some Parmesan cheese.
  4. lay out lasagna noodles, spread the cheese mixture.
  5. then add sauce.
  6. roll lasagna noodle, place in a 13 x 9 in pan (this will hold about 12 roll ups) keep doing this until your pan is full.
  7. then spread more sauce and Parmesan cheese on top.
  8. When it is time to bake take out the sauce and the roll ups as many as you need.
  9. Bake 350 oven for 40 min (if thawed) or until cheese is melted

Sunday –  Tommy’s Birthday Meal – Panera Broccoli and Cheese SoupTurkey Focaccia Club Sandwiches (Simple & Delicious: Oct/Nov 2013 – pg 21) and Oreo Fudge Ice Cream Cake


Monday – Squirmy Wormy Sandwiches and Chips

Tuesday – Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry  x 2

Wednesday –  Chicken and Rice Soup (crockpot)

Thursday – Beef Enchiladas and Spanish Rice

EASY BEEF ENCHILADAS (What’s For Dinner Site)

2 cups cooked, ground beef
2 10 oz cans Enchilada Sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I use Kraft 2% milk cheddar)
1 12 ct. pkg. flour tortillas
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Heat chicken, 3/4 cup enchilada sauce, and 1 cup cheese in skillet until warmed through and cheese is melted.
2. Spoon enchilada filling onto tortillas; roll up and place seam-side down in lightly greased 13x9x2 baking dish.
3. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over top; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.

Friday – Black Bean Quesadillas:

  • Onions, red – 3/4, diced
  • Bell peppers, any color – 1 1/2, diced
  • Cilantro, fresh (opt) – 1 1/2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Beans, black (14 oz / 397 g) – 1 1/2 cans, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking – 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Chili powder – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin, ground – 3/4 tsp
  • Salsa, store-bought (choose your fave) – 1 1/8 cups
  • Tortillas, flour and taco-sized – 18
  • Cheese, cheddar or Mexican blend – 9 oz, shredded
  • Sour cream, for serving – 3/8 cup
  1. Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add oil and when hot, add onions and bell peppers and saute until tender, ~3 minutes. Add chili powder and cumin and saute until fragrant, ~1 minute. Add black beans and salsa and simmer until any extra moisture is cooked off, 2 to 3 minutes. Take pan off the heat and stir in cilantro (the portion for the quesadillas). Season with some salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Place a tortilla in the pan, top it with a heaping spoonful of filling, cheese and then another tortilla. When the tortilla on the bottom is golden brown and crisp, flip the quesadilla and cook on the other side until golden brown and crisp. Continue with the remaining tortillas and filling. (Note: As written, the recipe makes 1.5 quesadillas per person.)
  3. Slice quesadillas into wedges and serve with guacamole, sour cream and extra salsa. Enjoy!

Saturday- Baked Teriyaki Chicken,  Mom’s Mac and Cheese


1-1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
5 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups milk
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
2 ounces process American cheese, cubed
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.  Place in greased

1-1/2 qt. baking dish; set aside.  In a saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons of

butter over medium heat.  Stir in flour until smooth.  Gradually add

milk; bring to a boil.  Cook and stir for 2 minutes; reduce heat.  Stir

in cheese, salt and pepper until cheese is melted.  Pour over macaroni;

mix well.  Melt the remaining butter; add the breadcrumbs.  Sprinkle

over casserole.  Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. 

Yield : 6 Servings

Sunday – Chili and Corn Bread


Makes 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 hours

1 lb. ground beef or turkey
2 – 15-oz. cans tomato sauce
2 – 15-oz. cans kidney bens or black beans, drained
1 envelope dry chili seasoning
15-oz can of water, or more or less 

  1. Brown ground beef or turkey in a non-stick skillet. Drain
  2. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours.

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Work Lunch for Week:      Panera Copycat Autumn Soup and Salad

Snack:   Snap Peas  and Hummus

Breakfast:   Broccoli and Cheddar Egg Bake


The Fresh 20 is a 5 day meal plan. They offer the following menus: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Classic, Vegetarian, For One, Kosher and Lunch


For more Menu Planning inspiration stop by and visit Laura at Organizing Junkie and participate in Menu Plan Monday. 

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Wishing you a wonderful week!!

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