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Menu Monday

Hey everyone – hope you had a great weekend.  Mine was fun on Friday but went downhill from there: sore throat, runny nose, cough, bloodshot eyes… the works.  I slept cradling a Kleenex box instead of my husband, and each morning, the floor looked like it had snowed 2 ply lotion tissues.  Yuck.  I loaded up on decongestant, cough/sore throat lozenges, hot cocoa, and Chai tea.  That helped, but I’m still not completely cured.  I ended up calling in sick for work Monday night, which of course made me feel badly.  I would rather call off than expose everyone to my germs while getting even more run down and more sick, though, so I know that it was a good decision.

Anyway, enough about illness!  You can expect some fun posts from me this week – books, music, photos!

But it wouldn’t be a proper start to the week without a menu, now would it?  Of course not.  Here’s what we’ve got cooking over the next couple of days…


Homemade Makeover Macaroni + Cheese Casserole – made in advance on Sunday because, at that time, I thought that I’d be working Monday night.  I modified this version, using 2% shredded cheddar in place of Velveeta {none of that in New Zealand}, 1 1/2 tsp of prepared Dijon mustard instead of the ground mustard, and 2 cups of shredded, reduced-fat Mozzarella in place of the 2 cups of cheddar.   Turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself 🙂


Pasta + salad/veggies


Falafel + Veggies


Chicken Spaghetti Casserole from the Pioneer Woman – remember how I said that last week, I doubled the batch and put one in the freezer?  Time to use it up!


I’ve scheduled homemade pizza for this day, but in all honesty, we’ll probably just nosh on the leftover chicken casserole.  It’s so good!

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