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Sunday, March 16

Week 60 Menu & Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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I usually go crazy on St. Patrick’s Day…all of our food is greengreen french fries, green salad, green fruit dip, green mashed potatoes, green rice krispie treats, green punch…you name it, I’ve turned it green…although, I’ve yet to figure out green corned beef!


This year, however, St. Patrick’s Day is also graduation! Tomorrow, Nate will have the luck o’ the Irish on his side as he defends his PhD Thesis, “Allele-specific Gene Regulation in Humans.” What? I’m sure it will be fascinating and I am so excited for him! We’re going to have a little dessert party tomorrow night with friends…where I’ll pull out the green desserts, of course. Go Nate!

I can’t even think about menus right now. Which is why this week’s menu is LAME. I need to start packing since we’re moving so soon…maybe I should pack my kitchen first so I CAN’T cook. Last night, Nate was saying that me having a food blog is like him (the scientist) having a painting blog. Ha ha ha ha…

MONDAY:
- Going out to a restaurant to celebrate!

TUESDAY:
- Lentil Soup (click on the link and scroll almost to the bottom…a delicious and easy recipe)

WEDNESDAY:
- Leftovers (which means, more soup.)

THURSDAY:
- Pizza

FRIDAY:
- Pasta

SATURDAY:
- Eat out

SUNDAY:
- Easter Sunday…I’ll post the Easter dinner menu later this week!

PLEASE share menus the next few weeks. I need you to inspire each other since I’m a loser.

Okay, one more time…Go Nate!! :)

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12 Comments »

  1. 1
    kristen

    GO NATE!

    Sunday: We made our traditional (by traditional I mean we started a tradition this year!) St. Patrick’s Day cabbage and bread pudding. So yummy.

    Monday: I have a friend defending his dissertation tomorrow as well (weird!) and we’re hosting his celebratory dinner here. Big menu of meatballs, noodles, cornbread and some appetizers.

    Tuesday: Spinach and ravioli in olive oil with homemade cheese bread

    Wednesday: Sloppy Joes

    Thursday: Hubby on his own. I’m doing dinner with a friend

    Friday: Chicken parm pizza

    Saturday: Eat out or TBD

  2. 2
    Jessica

    I also say Go Nate!

    Sunday:
    -Ham & Mozzarella Griddle Sandwiches
    -Chips

    Monday:
    -Grilled Cheese
    -Roasted Asparagus
    -Chocolate Guinness Cake (hopefully)

    Tuesday:
    -Pasta w/ Chicken, Tomatoes & Feta

    Wednesday:
    -Rotisserie Chicken
    -Potato Salad w/ Sour Cream & Scallions
    -Broccoli

    Thursday
    -Shrimp & Corn Tacos
    -Black Beans w/ Lime

  3. 3
    maren bosley

    Darn…I was going to be original and say GO NATE! So instead, CONGRATS!!! I’m so impressed by both of you!!!

    Monday:
    garlic lime chicken, green mashed potatoes, green beans, something green for dessert

    Tuesday:
    southwestern casserole, salad

    Wednesday(Hyde’s 4th birthday! His dinner pick):
    hot dogs, french fries, fruit, carrots, cake and ice cream!

    Thursday:
    left-overs

    Friday:
    pizza

    Saturday:
    bbq and easter egg hunt at my sisters

    Sunday:
    ham, potatoes, salad, rolls, etc….pretty typical Easter dinner

  4. 4
    Rynell

    Yea for Nate!

    Monday: Chicken & wild rice soup, baguette, salad

    Tuesday: Chicken soft tacos

    Wednesday: Spaghetti, salad

    Thursday: Beef & Broccoli, rice & vegetarian spring rolls from the freezer (never made it last week)

    Friday: Calzones (I keep forgetting to thaw the dough in the freezer)

    Saturday: leftovers

    Sunday: Eating at my folks’ for Easter dinner

  5. 5
    kim & co.

    Way to go, Nate! That is awesome!

    We’ll have the traditional Irish meal for you on Monday–

    Mon–Corned Beef, potatoes, cabbage

    Tuesday–salad with lots of stuff on it and french bread

    Wednesday–Sweet Pea and Tuna Pasta

    Thursday–rueben sandwiches, veges and dip

    Friday–talent show dinner at school

    Sat–eat out–our 5th anniversary :)

    Sun–Easter dinner–not sure where or what our part of the food will be yet.

  6. 6
    ellen

    Enjoy tomorrow, O’Maynards!!

  7. 7
    Aaron

    congrats to nate from lindsay and i. sorry we can’t be there to sample your green delicacies…

  8. 8
    brit.brit.brit

    so my menu ALWAYS changes mid week or even the night of..sometimes to completely new dishes..or just something planned for the next week..cause i cant wait…so i’ll just post my last weeks menu.

    m. sausage.peppers and carmelized onion sandwiches.yum!

    t.cpk’s bbq chicken salad-jicima.black beans.corn.pepper jack

    w.pesto-sundried tomatoe.pine nut pizza

    th. tomatoe basil bisque w/ yummy pepper-flat bread crisps

    f.??can’t remember. i think we did take out.

    s.yummo salad. carmelized onion.gorgonzola.tomatoe.pine nut w/ balsamic viniagrette..
    fresh tomato pasta.mmm cant wait for summer.

  9. 9
    Stella

    Good Luck Nate!!

    Sunday: First birthday party for our daughter
    Ham, Lasagna, roasted veggies, salad, tons of appetizers and of course the flower pot shaped cake!

    Monday
    I think we’re doing Tacos….I’m in the mood! With some yellow Spanish rice, yum!

    Tuesday
    Leftovers probably…Lasagna

    Wednesday
    Hmmm….not sure…I’m going to say a Chicken dish of some sort. I’m thinking Chicken with garlic sauce, egg noodles and roasted asparagus

    Thursday
    Our daughter’s birthday AND we’re celebrating St. Patty’s with Corned Beef and Cabbage and mashed potatoes

    Friday
    Grilled cheese and tomato soup or possibly tuna noodle casserole. I’ve never made that before, anyone have a good recipe? I figure it’s our best bet what with it being Good Friday and all!

    Saturday
    Homemade calzones

    Sunday
    EASTER!
    Homemade ravioli and gravy, possibly a cheesecake to go along with it!

    I’m hungry just thinking about it!

  10. 10
    Aaron Tunell

    Congratulations!

    Monday:
    Copy Cat Mandarin Chicken, Fried Rice, some sort of veggie

    Tuesday:
    Herbed Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese (Martha Stewart Soup Recipe)

    Wednesday:
    Chicken Pomodoro and Zucchini

    Thursday:
    Greek Chicken with Cheese and Salad

    Friday:
    Beef Stroganoff and Green Beans

    Saturday:
    Breakfast for Dinner

    Sunday:
    Left Overs/Mac and Cheese

  11. 11
    alice

    Sunday: Chili and cornbread

    Monday: Grilled Chicken, Brown Rice, and Asparagus

    Tuesday: Frittata (mushrooms, swiss cheese, tomatoes, asparagus)

    Wednesday: Grilled burritos and homemade guacamole

    Thursday: Meatloaf or my favorite meatballs that taste like Christmas and mashed potatoes

    Friday: Stuffed Shells

    Saturday: TBD

    Sunday – food is everything to me and especially so on holidays, so I’m listing what we’re having for breakfast too :)
    -Breakfast: Lemon-Mascarpone filled Ebelskivers (German pancake that is round) with bacon
    -Dinner: Opera’s favorite slow cooked boneless ribs with peppers and onions. Served with mashed potatoes.

  12. 12
    Jen Schulte

    Hi, I am home this week so finally able to post a menu again!

    Monday: we did corned beef & cabbage with little mini potatoes, yum

    Tuesday: Broiled chicken that I’m marinating in orange juice & sage .. new attempt, will see what happens! Plus rice and steamed artichokes on side.

    Wednesday: Pizza / out with the inlaws

    Thursday: Reubens from the leftover corned beef

    Friday: my family comes to visit! I’m thinking broiled fish of some sort.

    Saturday: our ‘Easter’ traditional dinner, baked ham with gravy (yes gravy, not a glaze), mashed potatoes, baked beans, corn

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