Menu Plan Monday–It’s Soup & Chili Week!


It’s a new week and I’ve got some new recipes I’m going to be trying this week. It’s supposed to be cold here in southeast Texas so as my mom would say “it’s soup kind of weather!”

Local Cauliflower @heb @mealplanmom
I couldn’t help myself at the grocery store this week when I saw this display of locally grown cauliflower at my local H-E-B grocery store. I  love how they are trying to source foods from Texas growers and producers. That makes it easier for shoppers to “buy local” and also helps me with #5 on my list of Culinary New Year’s Resolutions for 2013. Now my family is divided when it comes to cauliflower but I love it so I’m hoping to try out some recipes (like maybe some of these) that might help them come around. Or at least I’ll be enjoying a whole lot of cauliflower this week!

Here’s what’s on the menu this week:

Monday: Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup–one of our favorites! and a garden salad
Tuesday: Slowcooker Cinncinati Chili and garden salad; this is a recipe I’ve had for years but will be trying it in the slowcooker for the first time. Hope to share with you all if it works out!
Wednesday: Soy Ginger Flank Steak (from the freezer), Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes and Double Broccoli-Quinoa
Thursday: leftovers
Friday: leftovers
Saturday: out to eat
Sunday: Homemade Tomato Basil Soup and grilled cheese paninis

What’s on your menu this week? For more great ideas check out OrgJunkie!


  1. the plan this week looks divine! I could definitely use some Rustic Italian soup. With some garlic bread. Yum! You are right, perfect soup weather! Thanks for sharing:)

    • Meal Plan Mom (Brenda) says:

      Nicki, you must try the soup! It is SO easy and my family loves it. Garlic bread would be perfect with it.

  2. oh I totally get the soup weather, those are the days you just want to make something in your crock pot and hold it tight so you stay warm;p

  3. The tomato basil soup sounds delicious! I have a white bean spinach tomato soup I will be trying out this weekend.

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