Menu Plan Monday

Did you know there are over 600 varieties of heirloom tomatoes? Geesh.

Two years ago, I took a trip to San Diego for work (happy to oblige on company’s expense). During the last evening of my trip, I took a trip with a group of coworkers to a restaurant whose name escapes me. But what I do remember is the vegetarian pasta dish I ordered adorned with yellow pear tomatoes. Let me tell you, they were delicious! Slightly softened from cooking but burst with flavor in your mouth.

So, it is to no avail that I can’t wait to try the Steak, Potato and Portabello Kebabs from GoodLife’s Eats on this weeks menu. Maybe I should try to recreate the Warm Apple Cobbler with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream for dessert. πŸ˜‰

This Week’s Menu:

Mexican Tacos – No recipe here. Simmer a can of black beans in taco seasoning. Prepared fried taco shells in oil. Fill with black beans, tomatoes, cilantro, onions, cheese, and a dollup of sour cream.

Soups & Sandwiches – Would of made soup but didn’t have the time. Couldn’t decide the kind so I bought Tomato & Basil and Split Pea. Will be accompanied by Sourdough Sandwiches filled with sprouts, tomatoes, cheese, and meat.

Chili Cheese Dogs, Spiral Mac & Cheese, and Fries – Its a kid’s night. All prepackaged (and yes, totally unhealthy).

Tuna Noodle Casserole & green salad – Normally I make the same old Good HouseKeeping Tuna Noodle Casserole with the cream of mushroom, egg noddles, etc… But I am tres excited to find this recipe. Same ole’ ho-hum recipe but add cream of celery, French’s Fried Onions, and a Corn Flake topping. Can’t wait to try this one! Recipe Tips

Steak, Potato, and Portabello Kebabs – Paired with Yellow Pear Tomatoes. Mm-mm. This recipes looks so good! The balsamic vinegar, garlic, and rosemary… these gals know how to fuse flavors together nicely. πŸ˜‰ Goodlife Eats

Chicken Tamale Casserole & green salad – Danger: will find delicous recipes in Cooking Light Magazine (this is the only magazine where I actually make their recipes instead of just drooling). Took the chicken out of the freezer to cook and shred. I am actually quite excited to try this one. Tip: 1/4C of egg substitute is equal to one egg.Cooking Light via

There some great stuff on this week’s menu! Now I am off to make a batch of curry for this week’s lunches.

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10 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

    1. money funk

      Thank you for the recipe. My husband will surely thank you. πŸ™‚ It is going to be a useful soup in that it will help me use up the Ham in the freezer from the holidays.

    1. money funk

      You’re welcome. I enjoy finding new blogs to read. πŸ™‚ I have some new stuff I am cooking up and am quite looking forward to it. Let’s hope my family thinks it is yummy. lol.

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  2. Yvonne@StoneGable

    Good Morning! Thanks for visiting me. I love the great layout and photos for your menu plan! I have a can of tuna in my pantry and I will make they yummy tuna noodle casserole a week from Tuesday. I will post a link to this menu!

    1. money funk

      Well, you are welcome. Love your blog!

      I know the recipe (above) for the tuna noodle casserole isn’t exactly frugal, as French’s fried onions can be expensive, but it sounds so Yummy! Let me know if you liked the recipe, should you try it.

  3. alsters

    I really like your photos along with the menu plan,Thank you for the recipe.

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