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Sunday, August 24

Week 83 Menu

I know it’s still summer, but I have a real hankering for some bread pudding right now. Mmmmmmm. Of course, my bread pudding will never be THIS good…

Pictured: Yet another delight from Tartine in San Francisco. They are famous for their bread pudding…with good reason, my friends.

Okay, enough dreaming about bread pudding. Focus, Jane. Menu time.

– English Muffin Pizzas

– Chicken Masala & Rice (I’m using jarred simmer sauce from TJ’s)
– Naan bread from Trader Joe’s

Easy Apricot Chicken

– Leftovers

– Grill night – hamburgers or hot dogs
– Watermelon (I’m bound and determined to find a good one this week)
– Corn on the cob

– Eat out

Orange chicken
– Rice
– Spinach Salad with something yummy mixed in

Time for YOUR menus!


  1. 1

    I made your spinach artichoke dip today and it was yummy, everyone loved it! I even doubled the recipe cause it was a larger group and split it into 2 crocks. I was wondering if you recommend chopping the spinach before/after sauteing? I just used the baby spinach in the bag. Thanks, menu to come.

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    Mon: Orange ginger chicken, brown rice, steamed vegetables

    Tues: Pancakes, fruit–probably yummy ripe peaches, bacon
    (as requested by the birthday boy)

    Wed: Taco Salad

    Thurs: Zucchini Parmesan pasta, shrimp, fruit salad

    Fri: Chicken Wraps, oven fries and green salad

    Sat: Leftovers (or sandwiches)

    Sun: Hawaiian Haystacks

  3. 3
    Jane Maynard

    cori – I have to say, I think chopping the spinach before sautéing it is a good idea. I never think of it until AFTER I’ve sautéed, but even the baby spinach can be a bit unruly and stringy in the dip. EXCELLENT POINT! I’m going to go add that into the recipe on the blog. thanks! and I’m so glad it was a hit – yea!

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    -Baked Potatoes

    -Southwestern Black Bean Chili

    -Turkey & Smoked Mozzarella Panini
    -Chili-roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

    -Eggplant Bolognese over Egg Noodles

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    Jessica H

    Mon: Lentil Soup
    Tue: Chicken Salad Sandwiches
    Wed: Stuffed Shells
    Thu: Waffles
    Fri: Spicy Chicken Kabobs
    Sat: BBQ chicken

    PS- I planned this whole menu from recipes here on TWFD! Thanks Jane for the inspiration and excellent recipes.

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    Cale and Kate

    Monday: Carmelized Onion and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta, Salad
    Tuesday: Ham and Swiss Stromboli, sauteed squash
    Wednesday: Roast Chicken with thyme, mashed potatoes, green beans
    Thursday: Crockpot BBQ chicken with veggies and cornbread topping
    Friday: Pasta with feta, sundried tomatoes and spinach, salad
    Saturday: leftovers

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    Mon: Bacon Avocado Tomato Wraps, fruit
    Tues: Chicken Enchiladas, Mexican Rice
    Wed: Chese & Turkey Sausage Pizza, green salad
    Thurs: Italian Chicken with rice in the slow cooker, broccoli, rolls
    Fri: Baseball game-hotdogs & ballpark food
    Sat: Fajitas, leftover Mexican rice
    Sun: Sweet & Sour Chicken, rice, green salad

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    rookie cookie

    Monday: BBQ Chicken, spinach salad and potato oven fries.

    Tuesday: Black bean and veggie burritos with guacamole.

    Wednesday: Mahogany chicken wings with pizza pasta salad.

    Thursday: Moraccan chicken kababs with hummus and garlic naan.

    Friday: Left-overs for Son One. Date night for me and my honey.

    Saturday: More left-overs? Pizza? Dunno.

    Sunday: Curry chicken and rice and an attempt at chocolate souffle.

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    rookie cookie

    Dang. I just realized that it a TON of chicken. Oh well. It’s all tasty.

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    Jen Schulte

    We just got back from vacation at Cape May, NJ …(Jane I loved your travel stories this summer!)

    This is the plan.

    Grilled chicken wings with hot sauce for dipping; celery and blue cheese dressing on side

    Chicken Marsala, salad, some kind of pasta on side

    BLT's (still have fresh garden tomatoes, yum)

    Penne pasta with vodka sauce & our fresh tomatoes & basil

    either eating out … or tacos

    repeat Friday 🙂

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    Thanks for this blog! I was stuck menu-planning today and found inspiration after just browsing your latest entry. Thank you! Wish I had a Trader Joe’s nearby…tell Adrianne I said “hi”. -Valarie in ND

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    I am late a day and have a short week because we will be gone LD weekend!

    mon: shrimp quesadillas (hubby made them!)
    tues: shroom&swiss burgers, red potatoes and squash
    wed: Apricot chicken and rice (gonna give this a try too:)
    thurs: roasted red pepper soup, crusty bread or grilled cheese and poppyseed noodles
    Fri-Tues: in Big Sky Montana visiting family!


    Jane thanks for getting back to me about the spinach dip, I do think chopping it will make it just perfect! Also, what temp do you use? I baked at 350 but it didnt say on recipe?

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    I just love your blog! I get great ideas and it helps me plan for the week and grocery lists… thank you thank you!

    Mon – Flank stake, grilled peppers and onion, tomato/basil salad and key lime pie
    Tues – Vegetarian Burritos
    Wed – Turkey Lasagna, Rosemary Peasant bread
    Thurs – Left over
    Fri – Apricot Chicken and veggies
    Sat – Margarita Pizza and salad

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    Ok, I’m a day late but, I just finished my menu. Here goes…

    Monday…Chicken Enchiladas, Cooked Carrots with butter and cumin.
    Tuesday…Rotisserie Chicken, Corn on the Cob
    Wednesday…date night for me and the hubby- hot dogs, oven fries and veggies for the kiddos
    Thursday…Chicken, black bean and corn wraps, crudite’ and dip 🙂
    Friday…Broccoli Stir-Fry with Brown Rice
    Saturday…Blueberry Pancakes, sausage links, fruit salad
    Sunday…Chicken Shortcakes (aka.chicken and biscuits)

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    Jane Maynard

    cori…thanks to you I now have a real-live, useable recipe. 🙂 yeah, 350 is perfect.

    love everyone’s menus! and thank you for the positive feedback…love it when the blog is doing it’s job and helping people! 🙂

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    Friends and family night bbq at Qwest Field (Seahawks)

    Salmon (caught in Canada by our friend just a few days ago!)
    Brown rice
    Zucchini with roasted garlic and peppers

    Real Simple Ravioli (Your recipe, but I add a layer of fresh sliced zucchini and a layer of baby spinach in between the ravioli.)

    Greek pitas — whole wheat pitas from TJ’s filled with grilled chicken, TJ’s tzatziki (my favorite) and greek salad.

    On the road for a Labor Day getaway …

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