Meal Plan Monday for August 29 thru September 4

Time for a new month! I love September. The heat lets up a little (at least towards the end of the month) and with the new school year, it feels like a new beginning.

Just an update. Our area got hit pretty hard by Irene. But it could have been a lot worse. We were without power for 2 days but when Isabel came through awhile back, we were without power for over a week. A tree fell through the roof of my daughter’s apartment but fortunately she was here with me when it happened. It will take about a week to repair her place. The only damage to my house was a few missing roof tiles and a large tree that lost a lot of branches.

I am very grateful that my family friends all made it through safely.

Here’s my menu plan for this week:

Beef Roast

Bean Enchiladas (recipe below)

Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Pasta Salad

Pepper Steak

Fast Food Friday

Grilled Steak
Grilled Onions and Green Peppers

Barbecued Chicken Breasts
Corn on the Cob



Bean Enchiladas
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained
1 can (11 oz) Mexicorn (whole kernel corn, red and green peppers), undrained
1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles, undrained
2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
1 can (10 oz) Enchilada sauce
8 flour tortillas (6 to 7 inch)*
Shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado, sour cream and salsa, if desired


  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In medium bowl, mix black beans, corn, green chiles, 1 cup of the cheese and 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce.
  •  Spread 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce over bottom of baking dish.
  • Spoon 1/2 cup bean mixture down center of each tortilla.
  • Roll up tortillas; place seam sides down in baking dish.
  • Spoon remaining enchilada sauce over enchiladas.
  • Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray.
  • Cover baking dish with foil, sprayed side down.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  • Serve topped with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, sour cream and salsa.

Okay, happy cooking!



2 thoughts on “Meal Plan Monday for August 29 thru September 4

  1. I’m totally snagging that enchilada recipe. What a great idea for a hearty meatless meal!

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. I hope you like it Shari! I could totally go vegetarian but my family loves meat too much so we compromise by having one meatless meal a week.

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