Sunday, January 9, 2011

Menu Plan Monday #2 and a Great Soup Recipe

It's my second week of menu planning and grocery shopping with a list of ingredients and I've got to say that it's much less stressful when you actually have a plan. I used to go to the store with a list of things we were out of and only a vague idea of what I could make for dinner during the week. It's so freeing to know that I have everything I need to make a week's worth of great dinners and not have to worry about what's for dinner when I come home from work. Here's my plan for this week, along with a couple of links for recipes. Also, I'm linking up at Menu Plan Monday.
MondaySausage & Tortellini w/Pesto
TuesdayChicken Chili
WednesdayWeekly play date
ThursdaySkillet Lasagna
FridayBeef with Snow Peas
Now for the great soup recipe. Tonight I made this big pot of total yumminess...













It's Spicy Tuscan Soup from a Tasty Kitchen contributor. It's a copy cat of the Olive Garden's sausage/potato soup and it's wonderful! If you like the Olive Garden soup, you will love this. Serve with a crusty loaf of bread and you'll be in heaven.

4 comments:

Julie said...

Great minds think alike. I have this soup on the menu for tonight, I am using a similar copycat recipe from Two Peas and their Pod blog.

http://twopeasandtheirpod.com/olive-gardens-zuppa-toscana-soup-recipe/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+twopeasandtheirpod%2FrNNF+%28Two+Peas+and+Their+Pod%29&utm_content=Bloglines

Kim said...

YUMMY...
I sooo need to get organized like this..
Hugz..

Polar Bear said...

I love the Tasty Kitchen site! The soup looks really good. I looked at the Chicken Chili recipe and that may have to go on my list.

I do have my menu, but I didn't get it posted this week. It has made life easier. I need to start thinking about next week. I'll try and get that posted to my blog.

Thanks for the tips!

3D said...

THANK YOU for sharing this! This is exactly what we are attempting to implement at home. Great resource at the right time.

Keep smilin!