Menu Plan Monday

Southern California is going to get 8 inches of rain! To this gal who has been experiencing high 70’s sunshine weather this is a lot of water to be dumped in one week.To offset being drowned this week, I am planning on cooking up some comfort food (hopefully the comfort won’t be put on the hips – lol).

You know, the thought of rain makes me want to bake. Maybe I will whip up some Zucchini-Pineapple Muffins (store nicely in the freezer). They will go great with my morning coffee.

Well, enjoy this week’s Menu Plan Monday. BTW, MPM is hosted by I’m an Organizing Junkie. Head on over there to find many other blogger’s MPMs.

Baked Spaghetti Recipe – This recipe is found on Taste of Home. Heard it is one to try and I love it for being a casserole! Easy Peasy! Taste of Home

Vegetarian Chili and Cornbread – We’re suppose to get 8 inches of rain all in one week! For a So. Cal girl this is a BIG Deal! To help sooth the jitters from driving home in the rain, I’m gonna cook me up some comfort lovin’! Honest Fare

Easy Lemon Pasta with Chicken – I have to admit I love the Neelys recipes on Food Network. I think it is the Southern + Food = Home Comfort. The Food Network

Cauliflower,Potato & Pea Curry with White Rice – I’m all about the comfort food this week and with an Indian Flare… all the better! Plus, I’ve been craving going completely vegetarian again. International Vegetarian Union

Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad with Toasted Garlic Bread – Something Simple, Something Yummy, and Something Healthy! Mm-mm! Need I say more? Dr. Gourmet

18 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. jpkittie

    YUMMY!!! Too bad you are across the country from me! I would be inviting myself for dinner a few nights a week (or even just for coffee & muffins in the morning!)

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    1. money funk

      Hey JPKittie,

      Perhaps I should come hang out at your place since you have snow and you can teach me to ski. I’ll bring the hot chocolate and marshmallows for after. πŸ˜‰

      Mmmm… coffee & muffins… yum. Maybe I should make some scones again. Orangette has a great scone recipe. Perhaps raspberry or blueberry?

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    1. money funk

      Hi Frugal Trenches, I hope all is well and you are having a fabulous New Year! Thank you. I really cannot wait to try the vegetable curry. Mm-mm. πŸ™‚

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  2. Sharon

    Um, YUM! Everything sounds delicious, especially the lemon pasta and chicken. I love when you post the pictures! Makes you want to make it right away! πŸ™‚ Hope the rain stops soon!

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    1. money funk

      I wanted to change the menu up. So, I look forward to trying the pasta. Especially because I love lemon! I don’t normally put two pastas in one week, but I couldn’t help it this time. πŸ˜‰

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  3. rtc

    Thanks for the ideas! I’m trying the lemon pasta chicken! I love pasta and this one is just a little different.

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    1. money funk

      Love you site!

      I have some Garam Marsala in my cupboard. I may trying adding that or a small amount of serrano chilis in the recipe to kick it up a notch. Can’t wait to try it!

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  4. Derek

    Just went grocery shopping this weekend and the receipt reminded how much I need to shop with a menu/list. I’m going to use a lot of your posts to help me out. The chili sounds awesome, I can’t get enough chili during winter. Thanks!

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    1. money funk

      At one time we were spending $1200 on food alone! Ouch. And food is always one of the top culprits to missing money. It’s good to keep a budget for this reason. πŸ˜‰

      I love chili. Especially if you have time to simmer for hours and let the flavors meld together. Mm-mm.

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  5. Little House

    I hear ya! At least we won’t have to water our lawns for a week or two :). I think I’ll try the chili and cornbread recipe. I love cornbread, yum!

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    1. money funk

      Actually I heard we may experience up to 20″ by the week’s end! Hate driving in it. Luckily do to the holiday, traffic was much lighter than usual and I didn’t hit any accidents. I hope the way back will prove to be the same. πŸ™‚

      I need to find a recipe my aunt gave me for skillet cornbread with jalapenos – it is SOOOOO good. Let me see if I can dig it up.

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  6. Ryan @ Planting Dollars

    Well, it’s official… I’m going to have to avoid your blog on Mondays from now on. That salmon Caesar sounds amazing… definitely kicks the crap out of my chicken and rice with veggies everyday diet!

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    1. money funk

      LOL. You should have some nice tuna where you’re at. Seared Ahi Tuna on a bed of greens with a Wasabi dressing. Mm-mm.

      Ya, I would get tired of the chicken, rice and veggies after awhile. Hence, this is not my norm menu but I was ready for a change up. I’ll let you know how the Salad turns out. πŸ˜‰

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