Menu Plan Monday

Spending a few minutes making a plan organizes the week and helps you save time and money. Menu Plan Monday is hosted by I’m an Organizing Junkie. Visit her site for lots of great organizing ideas. If you would like to blog about your weekly menu go here.

  • Monday: Spaghetti and garlic bread
  • Tuesday: Fast food (riding lessons, Bible study)
  • Wednesday: Salmon, rice, kale, salad
  • Thursday: Turkey ham, macaroni and cheese, lima beans, corn bread
  • Friday: Pasta Fagilo (below) Challa Bread
  • Saturday: Chili
  • Sunday: London Broil, scalloped potatoes, green beans.

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Pasta Fagiolo

1 lg. onion, finely chopped
6 c. chicken broth
2 oz. white wine
1/4 tsp. salt or to taste
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper or to taste
1/2 tsp. basil
1 tsp. parsley
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 c. grated Romano cheese
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 (29 oz.) can peeled plum tomatoes, crushed
1 (14 oz.) can northern white beans, drained
8 oz. ditalini (pasta shaped like a short tube)
8 strips turkey bacon, each cut in half (optional)

In large pot, saute turkey bacon strips and onions in olive oil. Just before they brown, add chopped garlic. Let brown, then turn heat off and add wine, seasonings, chicken broth and tomatoes.

Turn heat back on and bring mixture to a boil, then lower heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Add white beans and Romano cheese and let simmer 3 more minutes.

Cook pasta separately, according to directions on box until al dente. Drain and add to soup. Stir and serve. Makes 8 servings.


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  1. Renee' says:

    Your menu sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipes! My MPM is up on my food blog: http://rmboys.wordpress.com/

    Have a great week,

    Renee”s last blog post..Menu Plan Monday ~ 2/25/2008

  2. Andrea says:

    Sounds wonderful! I’m going to have to try your past fagiolo recipe.


  3. Susan says:

    Didn’t see any bacon on the ingredient list. How much should we use?

  4. I love the smell and taste of Oregano when added in some recipes.-,’

  5. oven cleaing nottingham says:

    mmmm tried it on a thursday. yum yum

  6. i always use Oregano and other herbs on my soup and homecooked meals”*;

  7. i have a strong smell and i love the smell of Oregano. i always use it as a food additive”~:

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