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Sunday, August 16

Week 447 Menu

This week is a special week at our house when when it comes to meal planning. My 10-year-old daughter Cate is going to be making dinner for us every night! I’m writing a piece for Babble about having Cate take charge of the dinner plans and this is the big week! Cate and I have been brainstorming her menu for the last month or so, thinking of delicious food that she can also make on her own (or at least mostly on her own). We just finished finalizing the menu. She’s feeling excited about it and says she’s sure she’ll be able to cook it all! I’m impressed (and surprised) with her confidence! Can’t wait to report on how it goes!

week 447 weekly menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable dinner meal plan and shopping list!

MONDAY:
– Chicken tenders (from Trader Joe’s freezer section)
– Strawberry Spinach Salad

TUESDAY:
– Spaghetti
– Garlic bread (from store) and steamed cauliflower and broccoli

WEDNESDAY:
– Out to dinner with a friend!

THURSDAY:
Naan pizzas

FRIDAY:
Caprese Salad

SATURDAY:
– Leftovers

SUNDAY:
– Grilled cheese and Tuscan tomato soup

Click here for the free printable of this week’s menu plus the shopping list!

As usual, please share your own menus, too!


20 Comments »

  1. 1
    Nancy

    Go Cate! That’s wonderful! for a bit when i had a few adult children home – we all took night to make dinner each week – but I like this idea a whole week !
    This is my first menu in a long while ! I’ve had an amazing summer of travel! 3 weeks in Germany, chaperoning a high school group (so much fun), 2weeks traveling the UK with my husband! then a week at in Cape May NJ with my brothers and sister and our families – the week with my grandson was amazing! but back to real life!
    Sunday – Crab and corn chowder, salad, and german fleischkasse
    Monday – rice, salad and leftover fleischkasse
    Tuesday – crockpot cilantro lime chicken with rice and salad
    Wednesday – Salmon, fries and zucchini
    Thursday – out to dinner for our 32(!) wedding anniversary
    Friday – babysitting my nephew and niece of the weekend – I think out for tacos
    Saturday – making pizzas!

    • I was wondering how your three weeks of chaperoning went – glad it was wonderful! I can’t believe all the traveling you did, a wee bit jealous! glad it all went well and you are safe at home!

      your adult children could totally handle dinner for a week – next summer put ’em to work! 😉

    • oh, and happy 32nd anniversary!!!

  2. 2
    carolina

    Awwww, thats so sweet and cute about Cate. Good luck to her! Can she come to my house next? 😉

    Meals so far this week, in no order:

    Tonight – I am shamefully making my family eat microwave frozen dinners (by Marie Callendars in the freezer section). It’s over 100 here today and I knew it would be based on watching the news so I grabbed these meals a couple days ago. No way am I cooking or even grilling tonight! And since I have all boys, they are usually kind of excited to have something “junky” once in awhile.

    Grilled ham and turkey sandwiches on Torta rolls with cucumbers
    Pancakes and Bacon
    A new chicken casserole that I found online
    Flautas
    Pasta
    Eat out or leftovers (if there are any)

    And my current favorite snack is cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls. Eaten like a kabob. So good, especially when it’s hot!

  3. 3
    Kim from PA

    Go Chef Cate!!!

    Sun Leftovers
    Mon Roast chicken, stuffing, gravy, green beans
    Tue Grilled halibut, mixed veggies, coleslaw
    Wed Orange chicken, rice, green beans
    Thu Salmon and fries salad
    Fri Pasta, garlic bread and salad
    Sat Leftovers

  4. So cool about your daughter!

    Monday: Crockpot Beef Borgignon and Parmesan Polenta
    Tuesday: Nacho Cheese Mac N Cheese and Fresh Veggies
    Wednesday: Roasted Pork Loin, Spaetzle, and Green Beans
    Thursday: Bean Dip, Chips, and Fresh Veggies
    Friday: Date Night–Pozole for us, Pizza for the kids 🙂
    Saturday: Popcorn Shrimp and Salad and Homemade French Fries
    Sunday: PW’s Chicken Avocado Pizza

  5. Very cute. Cate is going to be so proud of herself by the end of the week. What a confidence builder. I’m back from 2 weeks of travel – which means back to home-cooked meals. Hooray!

    Sunday: Out with friends
    Monday: Salmon foil packets on the grill with asparagus
    Tuesday: Noodles
    Wednesday: French toast casserole
    Thursday: Pumpkin pancake muffins
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out

  6. I look forward to hearing about Dinner with Cate this week! Hope you get some pictures of her dishes!

    Sunday-Kalua Pork Sliders with Coleslaw

    Monday-First Day of School! Chicken Gyros, Sauteed Veggies, Rice

    Tuesday and Wednesday-Slow Cooker Lasagna, Bread, Broccoli

    Thursday-Chili and Baked Potatoes, Broccoli

    Friday-Black Bean Burritos, Chips and Salsa

    Saturday-Cousin’s Bday party

  7. 8
    Erin

    Sunday: Pot Roast
    Monday: Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti
    Tuesday: Enchiladas of some kind (chicken or pheasant)
    Wednesday: Ladies League Golf so the hubs is on his own.
    Thursday: Chicken/Shrimp Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad (Nordstrom Recipe)
    Friday: Salmon, Lentil Salad, Grilled Veggie
    Saturday: Out

  8. 9
    Emily

    Go Cate go!

    Monday: Bulghur and Lentil salad (from the original Moosewood Cookbook)
    Tuesday: Farro salad with goat cheese and dried cranberries
    Wed: sloppy toms in the crockpot (ground turkey instead of ground beef)
    Thurs: on your own
    Fri: Leftovers or if none, then veggie burgers
    Sat: chicken tikka masala in the crockpot

  9. 10
    Sarah

    Sunday: Lasagna with garden tomatoes
    Monday: Sooo hot…hard boiled eggs, fruit, etc.
    Tuesday: Mango-shrimp on rice
    Wednesday: Hubby and I are having a beer-pairing meal
    Thursday: My night class – family fends
    Friday: Lemon pepper chicken thighs with orzo
    Saturday: Garlic-shrimp spaghetti

  10. 11
    Kelly

    I’m a terrible meal planner, but this one looks pretty tasty. Way to go, Cate!

  11. 13
    tara

    That sounds awesome !!!!! Good for her. Here is my GF menu for the week
    Sun – Beef Tacos & Margaritas
    Mon – Taco Salad
    Tue – OUT to dinner after an appt
    Wed – Bunless Mushroom Swiss Burgers & Roasted Sweet Pots
    Thu – Portabello Mushroom Lasagnas & Salad
    Fri – OUT to dinner before a concert
    Sat – Steak and Grilled or Roasted Veggies

  12. I’m awful at planning our menus! I always get on a menu kick and plan out like a week and then I slack! mmm But Caprese Salad on Friday sounds perfect!

  13. thanks for all the awesome menus, everyone! and the well wishes for cate…it’s been going great! 🙂

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