Menu Plan Monday 3/11/18



Hello everybody! I hope you are having a great week. We have been enjoying lots of time outdoors lately, mainly working in the yard doing some landscaping and getting my garden set up. I am so excited to start growing my own vegetables and herbs again!! Here’s what’s on our menu for this week:

Monday: Chicken Tortilla Soup

Tuesday: Spaghetti

Wednesday: Chili Corn Casserole

Thursday: Chicken and Black Bean enchiladas

Friday: Beef Roast with Mashed cauliflower

Thanks for stopping by for Menu Plan Monday! Have a great week.


Chicken Tortilla Soup

chicken tortilla

I love a good chicken soup, and I’ve made a ton of variations. This is my favorite.

2 lbs. boneless chicken thighs
1 small onion
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow squash
4 oz. green beans
1 can diced tomatoes
8 oz. tomato sauce
4 oz chopped green chiles
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
1 tbsp lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro
2 cups chicken stock

1. Chop the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Heat some oil in a pan and cook vegetables for 2-3 minutes until soft.
3. Combine the chicken, cooked vegetables, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chiles and chicken stock in a crock pot.
4. Stir in the cumin, oregano, lime juice and cilantro.
5. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours.
6. Serve garnished with chopped green onion, jalepeno, crushed tortilla chips, and sour cream as desired.

Menu Plan Monday: 2/26/18



Is it spring yet? It sure feels like it should be! I am looking forward to getting my garden going and cooking with all those fresh veggies! Here’s our menu for this week:

Monday: Taco Stuffed Shells

Tuesday: Grilled chicken and veggies

Wednesday: Sloppy Joes and Parmesan Potato Fries

Thursday: Stuffed Peppers

Friday: dinner out

Thanks for stopping by for Menu Plan Monday! Have a great week.


Stuffed Acorn Squash

acorn squash 2


So my husband recently told me that he ate some acorn squash at work and really liked it, and I decided to capitalize on that and try making this stuffed squash. It came out really well!


2-3 medium acorn squash, cut in half

1 lb. chicken sausage

1 onion

1 red bell pepper

1 tomato

shredded Italian cheese


  1. Halve the squash and scoop out the seeds.
  2. Heat oven to 400 degrees
  3. Chop the onion, bell pepper, and tomato.
  4. Rub the inside of the squash with a little olive oil and bake, face down, for about 20 minutes.
  5. While squash is cooking, brown the sausage and drain.
  6. Return the sausage to the pan and add the chopped onion, tomato, and bell pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender.
  7. Season with salt/pepper to taste (I also added some garlic powder and Italian seasoning).
  8. Add the sausage mixture to the center of the squash and top with some shredded cheese.
  9. Bake an additional 15 minutes until cheese is melted.

We had leftovers and these were still good the next day when I had one for lunch! Enjoy!


Menu Plan Monday 1/15/18



How’s your New Year going? Honestly, 2018 seems to be off to a better start than 2017 was at this point, so I guess that’s a good thing. Florida is moving into the second week of actual winter this year (in case you didn’t know, there was actual snow the first week of the year!) which is unusual, but I am actually enjoying the change in temperature. It allows me to cook all my soups/casseroles/comfort foods that go with cold weather. So, with that in mind, here is my menu for the week:

Monday: Corn Chowder

Tuesday: Tomato and Red Pepper soup with baked grilled cheese

Wednesday: Stewed Pork with Beans

Thursday: Mushroom Soup with a side salad

Friday: Kielbasa Winter Stew

Thanks for stopping by for Menu Plan Monday! Have a great week.


Menu Plan Monday 1/8/18

Do you know that when I was writing the title for this post I put the date as 2017 instead of 2018?? I wonder how long it’s going to take me to start getting that right!! I hope your new year is off to a great start. I am trying to settle back into a normal, post-holiday routine again. So, here is our menu for the week:

Monday: Spaghetti

Tuesday: Pork Tacos

Wednesday: Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Thursday: Shepherd’s Pie

Friday: Jumbalaya

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!


Menu Plan Monday 10/16/17



Welcome back to Menu Plan Monday! Here’s what’s on our menu this week:

Monday: Chicken and Steak Fajitas

Tuesday: Grilled chicken with roasted sweet potatoes

Wednesday: Spanish Meatloaf

Thursday: Mexican Pizza

Friday: Chicken Quesadillas

thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!