Posted on 03-29-2010
Filed Under (Menu Plan Monday, Recipes &Cooking) by Charla

I’m totally new to doing Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday, but I’m determined to start today.  I actually know what we’re having today and tomorrow so that will be easy.  We were in Walmart yesterday and I noticed this cute pasta.  Yes, pasta can be cute!  I have grown to love using Farfalle Pasta in soups because if I let it cook longer in the soup, it enlarges and is kinda like dumplings.  Well, I saw MINI Farfalle in Walmart and thought they were adorable.  My husband picked out a new pasta sauce that sounds very yummy.  And I stopped at Albertson’s to get chicken tenders on sale in the meat market section.   So…here’s my first “Menu Monday”:

Monday:  Barilla’s MINI Farfalle (bowtie) Pasta with Bertolli’s Portobello Mushroom Sauce, bite-sized chicken breast tenders cooked in EVOO to top the pasta & sauce, &  salad

Tuesday:  Left-overs from last night

Wednesday:  Mediterranean Tuna and Spinach with Green Olives :


  • 16 ounces frozen chopped spinach
  • 1-2 cans Albacore Tuna
  • 1 cup cooked pasta  (Barilla Plus Multigrain Pasta is great)
  • 1 tablespoon Evoo
  • 1-2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • Green olives
  • Dill weed
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Salt

Cook the spinach according to directions.  Add the remaining ingredients.  Add dill weed, peppper and salt to taste.

Thursday:  I just realized I can’t complete the rest of this because our son is coming home from college for a long weekend, and I want to ask him what he has a taste for.

(4) Comments   


1 - Christine on 29 March, 2010 at 10:46 pm #

We love the picolini pasta from barilla. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

2 - Charla on 30 March, 2010 at 5:11 am #

Christine, thanks for stopping by my blog, too. I’ll have to try some different varieties of the picolini pasta.

3 - Christi on 30 March, 2010 at 9:43 am #

I love the mini bowties! Our son likes them too, and will eat them with no sauce or anything if we let him. 🙂
.-= Christi´s last blog ..Menu Plan Monday =-.

4 - Charla on 30 March, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

Christi, that’s neat. I wonder if Barilla created these with kids in mind. Probably! 🙂

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