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Sunday, July 11

Week 181 Menu

I love summer.

The light is always just right.

And drinking fountains abound.

Too bad we still have to eat and I still have to plan a menu every week! 😉 Actually, this week is kind of nice…no traveling of any kind. A little break before more travel madness ensues next week! Sorry for the multiple carry-overs from last week’s menu…things were bananas.

MONDAY:
Easy Peasy Bean Tacos
– Guacamole and chips

TUESDAY:
– Crêpes (surprise, surprise…Nate didn’t make these while I was out of town. what? he didn’t jump at a chance to cook?)

WEDNESDAY:
Stuffed Peppers

THURSDAY:
– Leftovers

FRIDAY:
– Eat out

SATURDAY:
– Homemade pizza (going to top with carmelized onions, tomatoes and honey goat cheese from Trader Joe’s)

SUNDAY:
Spaghetti Pomodoro
– Salad and bread

Time to share your menu for the week! The holiday is over folks, back to planning! (Do you like it when I boss you around? I thought so.)


27 Comments »

  1. 1
    Fran

    ummmmm, firstly, I wish I was coming to your house on Saturday because that sounds awesome!!
    Friday–we had grilled cheese sandwiches (mine and hubby’s had tomatoes from our garden in them)
    Saturday–we had panko-breaded catfish fillets
    Sunday–I am going to FINALLY make the “Stupid Chicken”
    (http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Entrees/Stupid-Chicken#) that has been on my menu for about a month!
    Monday–Pork Loin and rice
    Tuesday–Breakfast
    Wednesday–Chicken Enchiladas
    Thursday–Poached Catfish and pasta

  2. Monday: Grilled Veggie Tacos with Sweet Corn Salad: http://twopeasandtheirpod.com/sweet-corn-salad/

    Tuesday: Dinner for work

    Wed: Grilled Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini with Salad:
    http://twopeasandtheirpod.com/grilled-pear-brie-and-honey-crostini-recipe/

    Thursday: Breakfast of some sort, maybe whole wheat waffles with berries or cereal:)

    Friday: Grilled Pizza: http://twopeasandtheirpod.com/grilled-pizza/

    Saturday: OUT

  3. Love that your menu is a very real menu! I have not planned ours out yet, little behind this week…but thinking something like,

    Monday: Homemade Maui Pizzas (w/ easyBridgford Dough)
    Tuesday: Chicken kebabs w/ our garden veggies
    Wednesday: Oven Tri Tip w/ a caesar salad & fruit
    http://www.myfavoriteeverything.com/2010/recipes/tri-tip-in-the-oven/
    Thursday: Steak bowls w/ leftovers
    (http://www.myfavoriteeverything.com/2010/recipes/crock-pot-chicken-bowls/)
    Friday: out of town – Palo Alto – loads of fun places to go!
    Saturday: out of town
    Sunday: out of town

    Great meeting you last week!

  4. 4
    Erika B.

    Your pizza sounds amazing!

    Sun-Pita with Herb Yogurt and Veggies, Blueberries
    Mon-Gingerbread Crepes with Caramelized Apples, Green Salad
    Tues-Leftover Crepes or Frozen TJ Pizza, Green Salad
    Wed-Big Salad and Appetizers TBD
    Thurs-Veggie Burgers, Roasted Potatoes and Baby Broccoli
    Fri-Rehearsal Dinner Food
    Sat-Wedding Food

  5. 5
    Kim D.

    Monday: Italian Roast Beef sandwiches, chips
    Tuesday: Ground Turkey tacos, spanish rice
    Wednesday: Teriyaki chicken, brown rice, broccoli
    Thursday: Pasta of dh’s chioce (he’ll be cooking), salad
    Friday: Crockpot Pork Chops, mashed potatoes, veg
    Saturday: We’re going to a potluck, and I think we’re going to bring zucchini-tomato casserole

  6. Are you heading “down the Cape”?!

  7. Sunday: ravioli with salad and garlic bread
    Monday: BLATs
    Tuesday: Quesadillas
    Wednesday: Clam pasta with salad and garlic bread
    Thursday: Chicken panzanella
    Friday: Turkey burgers
    Saturday: ?

  8. 8
    Amy

    Sunday: Chicken Tortilla Soup
    Monday: Spaghetti with Meatballs
    Tuesday: Dinner Out with Friends
    Wednesday: Meatball Subs
    Thursday: Breakfast for Dinner = Eggs, Hashbrowns & Bacon
    Friday: Sweet & Sour Chicken with Crab Rangoon
    Saturday: Amelia Earheart Festival

  9. 9
    Monica

    Sunday: Steak, Squash, and Red Onion Kabobs, Rice
    Monday: Quesadillas, Pico de Gallo and Chips
    Tuesday: Meatballs and Egg Noodles
    Wednesday: Out to eat with Girls from work. Hubby is on own!
    Thursday: Chicken and Prosciutto Club, Chips, Melon Slices
    Friday: Martini Night – Some kind of appetizers
    Saturday: Beef Sandwiches and Roasted Potatoes

  10. 10
    Lisa B.

    Sunday: Chicken Salad Croissants with fresh fruit
    Monday: Creamy Orzo (A Giada recipe) Salad, Crusty Bread
    Tuesday: Pork Satay w/peanut sauce, rice, spicy cucumber relish
    Wednesday: Tuna Pasta Salad
    Thursday: leftovers
    Friday: Pepperoni Pizza Puffs w/marinara sauce
    Saturday: Meatball Sandwiches

  11. Sun – New York Style Chili (with Chorizo!)
    Mon – Pasta Salad with corn on the cob
    Tue – Creole Rice with sausage and corn on the cob
    Wed – Chimichangas
    Thur – leftovers
    Fri – Skillet Fajitas
    Sat – out

  12. 12
    Tom

    Su: Chicken parm, grilled garlic bread, grill zucchini
    Mo: mac and cheese, broc
    Tu: pork chops, rice, corn on the cob
    We: farmstand fritatta
    Th: Chicken wings, celery

  13. Su: Manicotti/Cannelloni – It’s kind of a cross between both
    M: Dinner at ILs for MILs birthday
    T: Spicy Chicken Sandwiches
    W: Sloppy Joes
    R: Burrito Bowls
    F: Dinner with friends
    S: Graduation Party

  14. 14
    Sanj

    Anyone else out there with a toddler to feed? I’m working on streamlining menus and would love to get some ideas!

    Sunday: Soba Noodles with spinach and edamame

    Monday: Black beans, crispy potatoes, salsa and chips

    Tuesday: Pizza (with TJ whole wheat dough)with zucchini and goat cheese (I might have to do the caramelized onions/ tomato/ cheese too!)

    Wednesday: Leftovers

    Thursday: Brown rice and lentils + mixed veggies

    Friday: Veggie Pasta (roast all leftover veggies, toss with tomato sauce and throw over whole wheat pasta)

    Saturday: Take out

  15. Fattoush

    Eric bought tortillas at Costco while I was out of town and they are taking over the fridge! Either soft tacos or quesadillas.

    Beef Kebabs with Israeli couscous and watermelon salad

    Orzo Pasta salad (from Chef Kyle)

    Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Feta Salad

    Flatbread pizza with italian sausage, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, and marinaded mozzarella balls

  16. It’s a pretty lame menu this week. We’re out of town most of the week. I’ll be doing my stock-up-cooking-extravaganza this week, but not much on the what’s-for-dinner-tonight-cooking front this week.

    Sunday: Pizza
    Monday: Stuffed Peppers and veggies
    Tuesday: Whole, roasted chicken with homemade, crispy tortilla chips

    Wednesday – Friday: Vacation in Cleveland (AKA Cooking with Uncle Mike!)
    Saturday: Wedding Food in Cleveland

  17. Monday: Veggie bugers made from quinoa, veggies, and egg
    Beet and radish salad with mustard vinaigrette

    Tuesday: Moroccan Bison with Apricots over Couscous
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/robin-miller/slow-cooker-moroccan-brisket-with-red-onions-and-apricot-couscous-recipe/index.html

    Wednesday: Summer Vegetable Fried Rice

    Thursday: Dinner out

    Friday: Blackened Chicken with veggies and salad

    Saturday: Liver and onions with veggies

  18. 18
    collette

    Here is my first attempt at a menu since before baseball season and the move…
    Sun: Grill burgers, cauliflower, cantelope
    Mon: Buttermilk blueberry pancakes, fruit
    Tues: Teriyaki chicken
    Wed: husband’s birthday so who knows
    Thu: Spagetti with grilled artisan bread
    Fri: some kind of summer salad
    Sat: BBQ chicken wraps

  19. 19
    collette

    Oh and plenty of fresh corn on the cob from a local farm…several times a week.

  20. 20
    Jessica

    Sunday – Meatball Kabobs, corn on the cob, veggies

    Monday – BBQ ribs in crockpot, pasta salad, corn on the cob

    Tuesday – Broccoli & ricotta pasta

    Wednesday – Honey Lime Grilled Chicken, Butter Bean salad

    Thursday – Sicilian Eggplant Marinara over pasta

    Friday – BBQ chicken pieces, grilled summer squash & zucchini

    Saturday – if it’s not 100 degrees… homemade pizza

  21. Monday:
    -Veggie Tacos
    -Spicy Black Beans

    Tuesday:
    -Whole Wheat Spaghetti w/ Arrabiata Sauce
    -Salad

    Wednesday:
    -Quinoa Patties
    -Greek Salad
    -Pitas

    Thursday:
    -Fish & Chips
    -Salad

    Friday:
    -Out for Josh’s show

  22. 22
    Jenn E.

    Monday- Breakfast for Dinner (french toast, eggs, sausage)
    Tuesday- Ground Beef Hard Tacos
    Wednesday- potluck
    Thursday- Chicken parm w/ Pasta, Garlic Bread, salad
    Friday- Pizza
    Saturday- church event
    Sunday- Out

  23. 23
    dina

    Okay – so I’m a little behind – it’s been a crazy busy week, and well – I’m tired! (That comes after having spent the past year pretty seriously ill – it’s appalling how long it really takes to get over it all!)

    Monday – Spaghetti and if I get the strawberry syrup done, and the beans canned, then I might also make garlic breadsticks… just depends on the whole energy level thing…

    Tuesday – Tacos (yes, the boys chose!)

    Wednesday – the parents have a dinner meeting, the kids are probably going to DIY (it’s great having teenagers!)

    Thursday – Fish on the grill and some pasta side dish

    Friday – Teriyaki chicken on the grill (this is an experiment – I’m hoping it turns our fabulous!)

    Saturday – Fajitas

    Sunday – Pork chops – probably on the grill – just because we can!

    I’ll probably make potatoes on the grill about a bazillion times this week because I’m in love with them in a big way… gosh, they’re fabulous!

  24. 24
    Vanessa

    Monday – Grilled chicken breasts, italian potatoes, corn on the cob
    Tuesday – Chicken and grilled pineapple quesadillas
    Wednesday – Leftovers
    Thursday – Chicken Fried Steaks w the works… pots, cornbread, veggies, cream gravy
    Friday – Sockaroni with linguine, veggies
    Saturday – Leftovers
    Sunday – Steak and potatoes

  25. 25
    Wifey

    OK, can’t I just use your’s? LOL! I was thinking about stuffed peppers!

    Monday – Steak, broccoli and sweet potatoes
    Tuesday – Turkey burgers or leftovers
    Wednesday – Salmon and salad
    Thursday – Chicken and penne
    Friday – leftovers or eat out
    Saturday – Make your own pizza’s
    Sunday – Tacos and/or taco salad

  26. Monday: Pork Tacos and Guacamole
    Tuesday: Tilapia with Lemon Shallot Butter and Rolls and Peas
    Wednesday: Crock Pot Pork Roast with Cranberry Sauce, Twice Baked Potatoes and Corn
    Thursday: Chicken Parmesan and Broccoli
    Friday: Penne a la Betsy (the Pioneer Woman) and Salad
    Saturday: Black Bean Soup and Cheese Crisps
    Sunday: Chicken Spaghetti (the Pioneer Woman) and Green Beans

  27. 27
    Tanya

    Thanks for the inspiration to actually do a menu plan this week – a little late albeit. It’s here: Weekly Healthy Meal & Menu Plan: Sweating Through Summer.

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