Menu Monday 6

menu Monday
A new week, a new menu plan and a new schedule around here! I’m linking up with Mary Ellen’s Menu Mondays feature.

On Friday I was asked to take a long-term substitute assignment for one of the second-grade teachers at Little Brother’s school. I’ll probably be working full time through Thanksgiving. This is the first time I’ve worked full time since I’ve had kids, and it is going to mess with the household schedule for sure!

spaghetti 5
When I make spaghetti sauce and meatballs, I make enough to fill this 12-qt. turkey roaster. BONUS: I don’t have to be home to stir it every 20 minutes and it doesn’t splatter all over the stove.

SUNDAY:  I made a big batch of spaghetti sauce with meatballs for the freezer, and served Chicken Parmesan made from some of the sauce.

MONDAY:  Leftover pot roast, noodles, mixed vegetables.

TUESDAY:  Chicken piccata bites, asparagus, mashed potatoes.

WEDNESDAY:  Spaghetti and meatballs, salad.

THURSDAY:  Chicken enchiladas, rice (doubled so we’ll have enough to make Friday’s dinner) and salad. Here’s the recipe I use for enchilada sauce. Little Brother will probably just have chicken tacos. That’s the beauty of dishes like this–it’s easy to adjust for people who don’t like delicious things like enchilada sauce.

Last-Minute Shrimp Fried Rice
Last-Minute Shrimp Fried Rice

FRIDAY:  Last-Minute Shrimp Fried Rice with steamed snow peas.

SATURDAY:  the folk group is assigned the 5:00 Mass this weekend instead of our usual noon on Sunday. I invited everyone back here after Mass (I live closest to the church) for a potluck dinner. I’ll be serving Vodka Pasta.

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