Sunday, March 09, 2008

Monday Menu Plan

Since I successfully only cooked one meal last week (yes, only one), I decided it was time to get back into the menu planning mode.

This is the tentative plan for this week...

Maple glazed salmon with pineapple* with brown rice and broccoli
Nacho Potatoes* (for the kids while we are on date night)
Mustard Glazed Chicken* over Couscous with cauliflower
*New recipes - I'll post them if they are any good!

Friday evening we were all feeling a bit under the weather (we even decided not to go skiing this weekend), so I made our favorite chicken noodle soup. It is perfect for days when you aren't feeling all that great. Plus it is easy! The recipe is adapted from the Jenny Craig cookbook Simple Pleasures.

Spinach-Chicken Noodle Soup
4 14oz cans of broth
1 chopped onion
1 cup (or more) of sliced carrot
2 cans cream of celery soup
1 10oz package of frozen chopped spinach
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 cups whole wheat egg noodles, uncooked
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper

Combine first 3 ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 min. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 15 min.


Penny said...

new recipes sounds yum :)

Dawn said...

Yum, that soup sounds delicious and healthy.

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

i'm lovin' your menu for this week. tasty meals.

i am trying to do a lot better about menu planning this week too. last week i slacked off bad.

Colorado Knitter said...

I have been on such a soup kick. That sounds really yummy and easy.

Anna said...

YUM!! I'm stealing a couple recipes! Thanks. ;)

GinaLaughed said...

There's nothing like chicken noodle soup when you are feeling under the weather but to add spinach to it...I never thought of that! I'm snagging this recipe! :D Thanks!

Sorry you had to miss skiing. I hope you feel better soon!