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Monday, May 12

Week 68 Menu & HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mamas out there! I hope your day was filled with flowers, chocolate, clean dishes and, most importantly, necklaces made out of plastic wrap and Starburst candy!


I’ve got lots and lots of carry-over from last week’s menu. Honestly, what are we eating around here? All I know is I didn’t have to cook tonight because of this great holiday (I can’t change that diaper, it’s Mother’s Day! I can’t do dishes, it’s Mother’s Day!), so that’s one carry-over item. There’s no way I’m cooking on Mother’s Day!

ANYHOW…SHARE YOUR MENUS! Seriously, it does NOT need to be fancy!!!! Of course it CAN be, but I like ’em when they’re not, too! 🙂

MONDAY:
Orange Chicken (great recipe – click through!)
– Rice
Carrots (click & scroll to the bottom for a “recipe”)

TUESDAY:
– Hawaiian Pizza on Trader Joe’s pizza crust (you can find it in the reefer section, yeah you heard right. I overheard the TJ’s guys talking about the “reefer” over and over one day…it was so funny. They realized I heard them and explained it was the “refrigerated” section, which is not nearly as interesting)

WEDNESDAY:
Chicken Tostadas (see Chicken Tostada Goop recipe)

THURSDAY:
– Leftovers

FRIDAY:
– Grill night…hamburgers? chicken? we shall see…

SATURDAY:
– Eat out

SUNDAY:
– no idea…give me a break, it’s mother’s day…I’ll do some planning later. 🙂


14 Comments »

  1. 1
    Jessica H

    Happy Mothers Day to one of the best mothers I know!

    No menu yet. Just wanted to wish you a Happy Mothers Day.

  2. 2
    kristen

    I feel the exact same way about my menu last week. How did we not eat what was planned?! What did we eat?!

    Monday: Eating at an end of the school year BBQ. I’m bringing an appetizer.

    Tuesday: Cheesy Mex Rigatoni

    Wednesday: Pretzel Crusted Chicken and Mac and Cheese from the freezer

    Thursday: Leafy Green Lasagna Bake

    Friday: TBD but maybe meatballs and noodles

    Saturday: Eat out for a friend’s going away party

  3. 3
    stacey

    Hi all,
    I am new to this blog and so excited- menu planning is one of my least favorite things to do- I am not a cook and struggle, struggle, struggle to keep yummy and healthy food on the table- this is going to be my motivation. My menu this week has a few things that I found when browsing this blog- yeah!!

    Monday- Kitchen Sink Quesadillas

    Tuesday- Grill night- chicken for us and the hot dogs the girls have been begging for :), salad

    Wednesday- Trader Joe’s Pizza

    Thursday- Left overs (I’m out!)

    Friday- Trader Joe’s Caccitore sauce with chicken over pasta

    Saturday- out

    Sunday- I don’t know!

  4. 4
    TexasGirl

    Hi there! I’m new to this blog also but love the ideas!

    Here’s what I’m cooking this week…I added links to a couple of the recipes.

    Monday
    Chicken Enchiladas

    http://www.bhg.com/recipes/recipedetail.jsp?recipeId=R087157

    Tuesday
    Chicken Parmesan Bundles

    http://kraftfoods.com/kf/recipes/RecipeDetail.htm?recipe_id=107338

    Wednesday
    leftovers

    Thursday
    Stove Top Classic One Dish Bake with Veggies

    http://kraftfoods.com/kf/recipes/RecipeDetail.htm?recipe_id=94500

    Friday
    Grill steak
    asparagus and salad

    Saturday
    eat out

    Sunday
    no clue

  5. 5
    Desiree

    Have you ever used Tader Joe’s pineapple salsa (which is amazing with their veggie chips) as the sauce for your hawaiian pizza? It is delicious!

  6. 6
    ellen

    I saw a few of those necklaces yesterday!

  7. 7
    The Bouldins

    MONDAY:
    Chicken Parmesan Meatball Subs
    salad

    TUESDAY:
    beefy cheese cups
    roasted carrots w/honey

    WEDNESDAY:
    fish w/orange sauce
    artichokes
    potatoes

    THURSDAY:
    lasagna
    salad
    bread

    FRIDAY:
    steaks
    roasted sweet potatoes
    broccoli

    SATURDAY:
    Roasted Garlic & Eggplant Marinara
    pasta

    SUNDAY:
    leftovers

  8. 8
    Jane Maynard

    welcome to the newbies! love it!

    love the links to the recipes…so helpful!!!

    I have not tried that TJs salsa…sounds delish and I will definitely try it on hawaiian pizza…

    I wore my stunning necklace all over san francisco yesterday – it was awesome. 🙂

    as always, love the menus…you guys are the best – keep it coming!

  9. 9
    Jessica

    Monday:
    -Tomato Sauce w/ Onion and Butter over Spaghetti
    -Salad
    -Garlic Bread

    Tuesday:
    -Black Bean & Corn Stew
    -Salad
    -Cornbread

    Wednesday:
    -Balsamic Tuna Salad
    -Potato Skillet Salad

    Thursday:
    -Minestrone w/ White Beans and Collard Greens
    -Salad
    -Toast? Grilled Cheese? Hmmm.

    Friday:
    -Friends over (rescheduled from last week) for chips, queso, guacamole, salsa, taquitos and sweets.

    Saturday:
    -Homemade Pizza? Hot dogs? Eat out at Grapefest after Rock school show? Who knows…

  10. 10
    Jenny

    I have been so delinquent the past few weeks in meal planning and my eating habits and grocery bill have seriously reflected in it.

    Mon: Steak fajitas
    Tuesday: eat out
    Wed: spaghetti
    Thurs: stovetop mac n cheese, salad
    Friday: taco salad (leftovers)
    Sat: chicken tikka, mango lassi
    Sun: picnic day (subs, potato salad, etc)

  11. 11
    kim & co.

    So, we’re in the final stages of moving out of our house, so menu is basically use-up-the-freezer-foods

    Monday–Cheese Ravioli w/ red sauce and frozen veges and salad

    Tuesday–pizza from The Pie (our favorite in SLC)

    Wed–eat out

    Thurs–Salad with steak, beans, corn, whatever else I can find

    Fri–Maybe taco salad (too many salads, but I bought a thing of lettuce from Costco, so need to use it up)

    Sat–eat out

    Sun–whatever is left in the house

  12. 12
    Mike & Jill

    Hi Jane
    I’m new to your blog too and I love it! Great ideas!
    M: Scrambled eggs, toast, veggies (I know how boring! And my toddlers threw most of the veggies on the floor)

    T: Chicken breasts-I haven’t figured out how I’m preparing yet/Salad

    W: Meatloaf/Steamed broccoli & carrots

    Th: Ravioli with cream sauce/salad

    F: I hope it’s a pizza nite!

    Jill

  13. 13
    Matt and Kelly Woodland

    I am a bit belated with my menu for this week, but i guess it’s better late than never, right??

    Monday:
    ~BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Fruit

    Tuesday:
    ~Black Bean and Tuna Burritos
    ~Chips and Salsa

    Wednesday:
    ~Strawberry-Citrus Chicken Salad
    ~Cornbread muffins

    Thursday:
    ~Lemon and Dill Salmon
    ~Salad and Biscuits

    Friday:
    ~Southwestern Salsa Chicken Bake
    ~Strawberries (cause they are soooo delicious and in season right now!)

    Saturday:
    ~Dinner at church
    I am bringing a dessert :o)

    Sunday:
    ~whatever we find in the house!

  14. 14
    Lindsay

    late planner too, but part of me feels like i get more credit if i put the things i make up on your blog. aaron get’s credit too.

    sunday: aaron made me citrus bagna cauda tilapia with couscous (and did the dishes), cuz i’m a mom

    monday: leftovers

    tuesday: malayasian coconut braised beef, rice

    wednesday: pad thai

    thursday: burritos (with braised pork if i have the time)

    friday/saturday: chicken skewers with peanut sauce
    (big asian food week–i went a little nuts at ranch 99)

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