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Menu Plan Monday

I hope everyone is having a great start to the holiday week!  My menu plan is a little slim this week, since I will be at my parents house for Thanksgiving (I am hoping it will snow!).

Sunday – Black Pepper Crusted Prime Rib with baked yams (very yummy!)

Monday – Winter Minestrone Soup (with leftover prime rib)

Tuesday – Leftovers

Wednesday – Traveling all day.  Whatever Mom is making 🙂  I love the holidays

Thursday – Thanksgiving

Friday and Saturday – Leftovers

Sunday – Traveling all day.

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Monday Menu Plan


Autumn’s Monday Menu Plan:

Monday: Spinach, Chicken, and Feta Salad

Tuesday: Leftover Taco Soup (See last week for the recipe)

Wednesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken

Thursday: Dinner with Friends

Friday: Chicken Tacos

See other great Monday Menu Plans here.

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Menu Plan Monday


Thanks to Menu Plan Monday for helping me save time and money every week for meals!  Here is my list of meals planned this week:

Monday: Caramelized Onion Chicken with green beans (I used pureed blueberries instead of the raspberry jam)

Tuesday: Leftover Soup

Wednesday: Breakfast Scramble (use up the left over veggies from this weekend)

Thursday: Taco Soup (see recipe below)

Friday: Mushroom-Herb Chicken with mashed yams

Saturday: Dinner with Friends

Taco Soup

This is a great quick and easy meal to make.  I have seen many different varieties of this meal, which makes it great for everyone.  I put out the toppings and let everyone choose.  Here is how I make this meal:

Cook 1 lb Ground Turkey or Ground Beef

Combine in one pot:

Cooked Meat

2 cans of beans (your choice) I use kidney beans and pinto beans

1 can of corn

1 16 oz jar of salsa (your choice) or you can season the meat with taco seasoning if you prefer



Green Onions

Sour Cream


Black Olives

Anything else you might have on hand

 Additional idea: serve over Fritos/chips for an additional crunch.

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Autumn’s First Weekly Meal List

Here is this weeks meal plan…a little late but the recipes are worth it!

Sunday – Tri Tip sandwiches

Monday – Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meatballs and pasta sauce

Tuesday – Spinach tortellini with the rest of the pasta sauce

Wednesday – Butternut Squash and Shallot Soup with grilled cheese sandwich

Thursday – Dinner with Friends

Friday – Sauteed Chicken with Zucchini Ribbons