Monday, March 27, 2023

Menu Plan Monday 03/27/23

Oh boy. I 'overslept' this morning. I woke up when the alarm went off & fell back asleep again and woke up 40 minutes later. Kinda my own fault. I inadvertently knocked myself out for the night, because I haven't been sleeping well for almost a week. I was so worn out on Saturday, I took a 4 hour nap. I don't even know if you can call it a nap, because it was so long. Thankfully, I wake up way earlier than I need to get up, so I wasn't exactly late. I was only slightly off schedule.  Then the bus arrived 10 minutes early, but we were ready. I have always stressed to DS that we should always be ready early in case the bus arrives earlier. We set everything ready the night before (clothes, pack lunch etc) and I have that extra time built in. I don't like to keep anyone waiting. 

Here's what we're eating this week:

Monday : Lasagna, big salad 

Tuesday : Pesto chicken casserole with veggies and/or salad

Wednesday : Same as Monday

Thursday : Same as Tuesday

Friday : Something from the freezer with salad

There's always a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables & salad fixings available

Dessert : Peppermint fridge tart (icebox cake). I'm blaming Lori for Monday's I love Italian food, so when I read about it, I just had to make lasagna. I wanted to make tiramisu (my absolute favorite dessert in the whole wide world), but the ingredients list made me change my mind. I didn't want to go spend a bunch of money just for dessert, when I only needed whipping cream for the fridge tart (another favorite of ours).  I'm trying to build meals around what we already have in our freezer & pantry.

Here's the simple version for USA folks (I normally use a 13" rectangular dish)

Graham crackers

Heavy whipping cream

1 Can Dulce de leche caramel (or any other caramel brand)

Any kind of mint chocolate

Crush chocolate in blender. Whip cream until stiff. Add caramel and 3/4 crushed chocolate and mix. Layer graham crackers in a square or rectangular dish. Top with caramel mix. Rinse & repeat. It's like building lasagna. Top layer should be caramel mix. Top that with leftover chocolate and refrigerate overnight. Many moons ago, I added sliced banana (I still don't know why I did as a layer. I still do it and it helps cut some of the richness of the caramel. 

Tip : If you ever overwhip your cream, add a bit more fresh whipping cream to it and fold in gently. 

Breakfast : Banana oatmeal muffins, french toast (I caved & bought chocolate brioche again), eggs, toast, cereal. Pick your own breakfast.

Lunches : Leftovers or something from the freezer & salad

Have a wonderful week peeps!


  1. Enjoy your lasagna tonight!! I'm sure it is going to be delicious. I would have opted for a simpler dessert also. Tiramisu is a bit time consuming. Your alternative sounds just as delicious. I hope you're all caught up on sleep and enjoy a peaceful week!

    1. Thank you Lori! It was good. I ate way too much.I'm blaming you for any weight I make an easy no bake tiramisu (no eggs involved). I'm having an early night tonight. Hope you have a wonderful week too!

  2. Oh my, that dessert sounds amazing!!

    1. I'm going to pay the price on the scale tomorrow, because DS had a 2nd helping, so I decided to have one too :) You have to try it sometime.

  3. That dessert sounds absolutely decadent. I may just have to see how many of the ingredients I have on hand and give it a try.

    God bless.

    1. It's definitely worth a try Jackie. I use about 750 ml whipping cream to make such a large one. You can use about 500 ml for a smaller one.


My blog has moved

Hi everyone I have decided to move my blog. I tried to sign up for ads several years ago, only to to discover that the ex already owned an a...