Sunday, March 23, 2014

Menu Plan March 24-30

I'm back in the saddle again, home from South Carolina where I cooked for 8 more people than I'm used to. My sister-in-law's surgery went well and she's recovering nicely. I'm so glad I live close enough to my brother's family that I can help out in situations like this.

While I was away, I celebrated my 44th birthday. My brother's family made sure I had birthday cake.
And when I got home, I found that my husband had installed a fantastic new kitchen faucet. The faucet that we had was probably original to the house, built in 1975. It was awful! But this, this is a work of art! And I love it. I can pull the nozzle out to use as a vegetable sprayer. It's wonderful!
Well, it's the last full week of March, and it appears to be going out like a lion just like it came in. We had some beautiful days at the end of the week, but now we're back to cold and possibly freezing temps to start off the week. Spring is a little slow this year, isn't it?

I've got a few new recipes I'm going to try this week. I'll post them as I make them.

So here's the menu for the week:

Homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese

Baked chicken and rice, broccoli

Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes

Loaded baked potato soup, crusty bread in a cast iron pot

Chicken teriyaki with veggies, rice

Steak and cheese calzones, fries

Italian sausage sandwiches

For more meal planning inspiration, visit Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.


  1. Your menu looks great! Swedish meatballs..mmm. Finns try to claim it but nope, we have kalakukko...which no one will ever eat LOL. :D Happy Belated Birthday and glad you're back! :)

    1. Thanks! It's good to be home and back in our routine.

  2. What a wonderful thing you did to help your brother & his family! From one who's been on the receiving end of that kind of grace, it's a huge blessing. Happy Belated Birthday to you!

  3. I love the new faucet. It's height advantage allows for those tall stockpots to be filled with water too.

    Great news about your sister-in-law.

    Happy Birthday Marsha!

  4. Thank you! I love, love, love the new faucet. Hubby did a great job picking it out and installing it!