I had a much-needed slow and lazy weekend! It involved sleeping in, getting a massage, starting a new book, and watching six episodes of The Vampire Diaries. We’ve got some socializing planned for this week, but otherwise a nice, normal menu plan.

Sunday vegetable pot pie (I didn’t make it last week as planned. I had a rough day at work and we got takeout one night, so I was left with an “extra” meal from last week’s plan. I deviated from the recipe and used a frozen pie crust on the top because a) I was feeling lazy, b) I wasn’t sure we had enough milk and c) I didn’t know what else I was going to do with the pie crust. It was really tasty, but I think the fluffy biscuit would have made it even more delicious and filling!) kale-apple salad

Monday dinner out with friends - woo hoo!

Tuesday spicy sausage skillet (with bowtie pasta because that’s what I have) frozen mixed vegetables

Wednesday Asian beef strips frozen dumplings frozen “Asian blend” steamfresh veggies

Thursday book club! I’m planning to make these “easy Thai-style green beans,” if I can find some green beans that don’t look bleh like the ones at Kroger did today. Andy will be home and can eat gumbo from the freezer over rice.

Friday mushroom grilled cheese potato-leek soup (storebought)

Saturday We’re having some people over for what I’ve dubbed, “It’s Fall, Y’all,” which is really my excuse to break out the pumpkin and drink pumpkin beer!

On the menu - roasted pumpkin seeds; cheese and crackers; crockpot turkey white bean pumpkin chili; pumpkin cornbread; pumpkin ice cream from Whole Foods, and whatever our guests decide to bring! What’s on your plate this week?

I’m linking up with Organizing Junkie’s Monday Menu Plan!

Laura Lindeman

Laura Lindeman