Menu plan Monday – In-laws are visiting!

by Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

I am so thrilled to have my husband’s parents visit us, starting this week and for the next three weeks. They’ll be traveling nearly 7,000 miles, and it’ll be their first time to fly overseas since they lived in Japan in the 70s. I have a feeling this week will be quite the whirlwind, full of jet lag, cross-cultural surprises, fun with the grandkids, and perhaps some sightseeing.

That said, I don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen.

Here’s this week’s menu plan, held loosely in case we go out to eat. It will probably happen.


Photo by Sarah Lillian

  • Monday: Dirty Risotto – We still haven’t tried this one, and I keep meaning to. Hope to do so tonight.
  • Tuesday: Roast Chicken & Veggies – This is the best and easiest roast chicken recipe I’ve found. It uses a dutch oven effect to lock in moisture.
  • Wednesday: Stir Fry – My husband’s cooking night. This is his regular.
  • Thursday: Chicken Broccoli Soup – This uses chicken broth that I’ll make using the juices from Tuesday’s chicken.
  • Friday: Homemade Pizza – Our Friday night favorite.
  • Saturday: Red Beans & Rice – An inexpensive vegetarian Crock Pot dish. So easy.
  • Sunday: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Tomato Soup. Can’t get much easier than this.

What is your family eating this week? For more menu plans, head over to Organizing Junkie.

Join the Conversation

Like This? Subscribe for free and have it delivered to your inbox.

Prefer to subscribe via RSS?


  1. Yummy menu! Have a great week!

  2. Wow! That risotto recipe looks yummy. I hope it comes out well!

  3. Great menu. I am interrested to try the roast chicken.

    Thanks for the link!

  4. Sure thing! The roast chicken is amazing. I can’t believe how easy it is. We have it at least every other week.

Add Your Thoughts