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Sunday, January 31

Week 158 Menu…and Happy Birthday, Blog!

Happy 3rd Birthday, This Week for Dinner! In honor of your big day, I’m going to bake a special treat full of butter, chocolate and macadamia nuts. That seems the best way to celebrate, don’t you think?

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Really? Three years? Where does the time go? Thanks to all of you who read and contribute to this here blog. You keep it alive and fresh and I couldn’t do it without you and you and you and YOU!

Corn Chowder (I’ll be using Adrianne’s mom’s recipe at the top)

– Baked potato night (I’m craving baked potatoes for some reason)

– Enchiladas

– Leftovers

– Leek & Potato Soup

– Eat out

– Super Bowl! We’re having friends over…I’ll plan the menu later this week!

If you’re still trying trying to find the perfect birthday gift for This Week for Dinner, I have a great idea. Share your menu! Let’s see how many we can get up here…the blog will love it! πŸ˜‰


  1. Happy Three Years. Can’t wait to see your treat:)

    Monday-Black bean/roasted pepper quesidillas

    Tuesday-Spinach Tortellini Salad with Dried Cranberries, Apples, Almonds, and Feta-recipe below.

    Wed.-Whole wheat pasta with napa cabbage, mushrooms, and other veggies

    Thursday-Roasted sweet potato salad

    Friday-MY BIRTHDAY:) Hubs is taking me out to sushi:)

    Sat-still celebrating my bday so who knows

    Sunday-Super Bowl Party!

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    Love this site!
    M- Chili and Cornbread
    T- Sloppy Joe’s
    W- Eat at a friend’s
    Th- Leftovers
    F- Fajitas and Guacamole
    S- Spaghetti, Salad, and Breadsticks
    Su- Roast and Mashed Potatoes

  3. Sunday – Veal with tomato/mushroom sauce
    Monday – Shrimp scampi
    Tuesday – Pork chops & apples (holdover from last week)
    Wednesday – Homemade French onion soup with crusty bread
    Thursday – Leftovers
    Friday – Pasta with leftover bread
    Saturday – Out with friends

  4. I’m committed to making this a weekly habit – planned this yesterday, went to the store, and I’m ready to make this happen.

    Sunday – Taco Salads

    Monday – Flank Steak, Egg Noodles, Steamed Carrots

    Tuesday – Breakfast for dinner – egg scrambles

    Wednesday – Orange Chicken with brocolli, carrots, green onion

    Thursday – Chicken Marsala with linguini

    Friday – Mother/Son dance – taking Colin out to dinner (pizza for Dad/Holden)

    Saturday – Cheeseburgers, French Fries, Salad

  5. Happy birthday!

    M: Ethiopian (tibs (stewed beef), collards, red lentils)
    Tues: leftover lentil soup and cheese panini, applesauce
    Wed: pasta, w/grated squash (grown ups) tomato sauce (kids)
    Thurs: Grilled chicken sausages, mashed potatoes, carrot sticks
    Fri: homemade pizza and whatever veggies are still around
    Sat: ??

  6. Sun – enchiladas
    Mon – jerk chicken and rice
    Tue – BLTs
    Wed – pork chops with glazed apples
    Thur – leftovers
    Fri – TWFD tuscan tomato soup
    Sat – honey bbq chicken wings

  7. Sun-Homemade Fish Sticks, tater tots, garlic noodles
    Mon-Spaghetti Bolognese, garlic toast, green beans
    Wed-Potato Soup, blueberry muffins
    Thur-Stir Fry
    Fri-Fish Fry at Church
    Sat-??Don’t know yet!

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    Just thinking yet again today….what a difference meal planning makes in our CRAZY life!

    Sunday – Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Veggies

    Monday – Hamburger Soup and Biscuits (care of the Smitten Kitchen)

    Tuesday – Pasta and Salad

    Wednesday – Vietnamese Steak Sandwiches (Everyday Foods)

    Thursday – BBQ Hamburgers (thanks to my husband cooking outside in the snow)

    Friday – Homemade Pizza Night

    Saturday – Out

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    OK…so I have to think::
    Monday:: SOUP.Kale and parma ham
    Tuesday::Chicken and Veg stir-fry
    Wednesday::Talapia and salad
    Thursday::Meatballs and grilled veg
    Friday::SUSHI takeout…yum
    Sunday:: Superbowl Party

    Have a great week.

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    Happy 3rd!
    m – peanutsesame sauce noodles, veg and tofu.
    tu – honey/mustard chickenbreasts, ovenroasted pot wedges, sallad.
    w – fish in oven smt…
    th – soup and swedish pannkakor.
    f – pizza.
    s – pasta in vegetable sauce, meatballs.
    su – tbd. superbowl food maybe…

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    Here’s my plan, though I haven’t figured out what day I’m making each of these.

    ”’ chicken soft tacos
    ”’ vegetable chicken soup (tomato based)
    ”’ broccoli chicken rice casserole
    ”’ quesadillas with tomatillo salsa, fruit
    ”’ tuna burgers, side salads
    ”’ orange chicken (a la Costco) and stir fried vegetables
    ”’ breakfast for dinner

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    Mon: Chicken pot pie, homemade rolls, green salad
    Tue: Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs over brown rice and veggies
    Wed: Baked Ziti and ceasar salad
    Th: Bacon wrapped Pork chops over apples and onions and whole wheat apple cous cous
    Fri: Balsalmic chicken over orzo and salad
    Sat: Movie night with a girlfriend
    Sun: Superbowl party at friends, I have to bring my chicken green chile pinwheels

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    Happy Birthday. Just added a notebook by the front door for everyone to put their dinner ideas in, won’t hold my breath πŸ™‚

    Sunday – by request mini burgers, making fingerling roast potatoes, goat cheese brie stuffed mushrooms and broccoli
    Monday – chicken stir fry
    Tuesday – cauliflower souffle
    Wednesday – can someone else decide?
    Thursday – homemade mac n cheese
    Friday – leftovers
    Sat – date night, so cereal πŸ™‚
    Sun – someone please invite me to a SB party πŸ™‚

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    Sunday-Sticky chicken, mashed potatoes, salad
    Monday-Chicken & Mushroom fettucini alfredo, salad
    Tuesday-Hamburgers & chips
    Wednesday-Crockpot pot roast and veggies
    Friday-Taco pie w/ lettuce, tomato, cheese, avacado
    Saturday-Red beans and rice

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    Erika B.

    Happy Birthday! Your blog is so fun and inspiring!
    This is my first week of CSA veggie delivery. Yeah!

    Sun-Leftover Thai Take Out
    Mon- Bean Tacos and Blueberries
    Tues- Leftover Bean Tacos and Grapefruit
    Wed-Veggie Split Pea Soup, Apple Slices, and Rainbow Carrots
    Thurs-Leftover Soup, Kiwi Slices and Baby Broccoli
    Fri-Out with a Friend
    Sat-TBD or Out

  16. Yeah 3 yrs!! I met your blog probably around year 2.
    and it’s been an inspiration. so thank you
    menu…hmmm was in la all wknd and now fridge is empty, but need to plan…this is my intent:

    m: shrimp salad/bread
    t: squash soup (it’s just so easy and good!)
    w: Chicken tacos
    th: turkey pasta bake
    f: leftovers
    Sa: salmon/capers w/ sauteed spinach and bread
    S: Superbowl mayhem

  17. Happy birthday, I’m so glad I joined in on the fun!
    Mon- tofu w/ soba noodles and steamed veggies (from Cookus Interruptus)
    Tues- French onion soup (from Steamy Kitchen)
    Wed- My dad cooks!
    Thurs- Pan seared salmon with wilted spinach and wild rice
    Fri- homemade pizza with the salad on top
    Sat- Smothered pork chops w/ mashed potatoes and steamed carrots (from Tasty Kitchen)
    Sun- I’m waiting to be invited to a super bowl party and let someone else cook.
    Happy week everyone!

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    Happy Birthday. Always you serve as a source of inspiration and variety for my meal planning!
    Mon – Pizza night
    Tues – Spaghetti w/salad & bread
    Wed – Almond crusted Tilapia w rice pilaf & veggie
    Thurs- Chik Fil A
    Fri – Dinner out
    Sat- Out of town – day trip to Austin
    Sun – Superbowl Chili

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    Happy Birthday!
    Working on lots of casseroles and other freezables this week to prep for the craziness after the baby is born. So for most dinners I am making its mirror image for freezer stocking.

    S: Butternut squash lasagna
    M: Sausage and endive Casserole
    T: Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
    W: Corn Chowder (I found some corn I froze in the summer)
    T: Enchiladas
    F: Leftover night
    S: Quick 3 bean Chili

  20. Yay! Happy Blog Birthday! Mine’s coming up, 3 years too!!

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    3 years wow impressive! Was sick last week so the menu went a bit astray all is now back on track.

    Sunday – Sitcky honey chiilis pork spare ribs, rice and asian greens
    Tuesday – Salamon cakes and green salad
    Wednesday – Meat pies with mash, peas, carrots and gravty
    Thursday – BLT’s, salad and sweet potato chips
    Friday – Spag Bol
    Saturday – Chicken Burrito’s
    Sunday – hopefully the husband cooks πŸ™‚

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    Congrats on the Bday, Jane!

    We’re keeping it simple (hubby out of town a few nights) and re-doing some stuff that didn’t happen last week. Still glad I plan, though!

    Sun: (Frozen Leftover roast) Beef Stroganoff, noodles, peas
    Mon: (Costco) Chicken Tikka Masala & zucchini bake
    Tues: Bow tie pasta, chicken meatballs, salad
    Weds: Leftovers ?
    Thurs: Out/take out
    Fri: PW Chicken and Noodles
    Sat: Squash soup, Sausage, Bread
    Sun: Maybe I’ll jump on that chili band wagon! (We’re not big on footballs around here, though….;)

  23. Happy Blogaversary, Jane! And guess what I bought today? Leeks and potatoes! I began reading Julie&Julia and I was inspired to make leek & potato soup sometime this week. Please share the recipe!!

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    Happy Birthday! I’ve just recently discovered your blog and am now a loyal reader! Thank you for being such an inspiration!

    M – Chorizo and Chickpea Stew
    T – Spaghetti Bolognese and salad
    W – Southern Fried Chicken with Green Beans and Butternut Squash
    Th – Bread and Cheese with Fruit and Veg
    F – Fish
    Sat – Steak and Ale Pie
    Sun – Roasted Chicken Dinner

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    Sunday – chicken noodle soup and sandwiches
    Monday – chicken breasts, artichokes and feta
    Tuesday – shrimp stirfry with brown rice
    Wednesday – turkey keilbasi with peppers and onions
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – Chicken curry with rice
    saturday – out

    happy blog birthday Jane!

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    Happy bloggy birthday!

    M – beans & rice(went over really well with canned corned beef in it, good way to use some of my emergency storage)

    T – by request gyoza w/ rice and miso soup w/ spinach

    W – taco rice

    Th – salad and rolls

    F – homemade pasta w/ cream sauce

    S & Sun – something from our Saturday Costco run.

  27. Basil Chicken Stir Fry (didn’t make this last week)
    Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers from Vegetarian Times
    BBQ Chicken Pizza (the one you posted last week)
    ….and I don’t know what else

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    Peg C

    Three years wow, I’m on my third month and wonder if I’ll run out of ideas!
    M. lasagna
    T. oven fried chicken
    W.lentil soup
    Th. out
    F leftovers
    S Something in the crockpot this weekend

  29. sun – white chicken chili with avocado
    mon – steak pita pizza / salad
    tues – bistro chicken (can’t wait to try this!) / roasted carrots and mushrooms
    weds – salmon with agave nectar glaze / couscous with spinach
    thurs – whole wheat pumpkin pasta with sage and gimme lean sausage
    fri – burger night / sage and orange-scented butternut squash

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    Happy Birthday! I LOVE this site!!

    My menu is pretty weak this week because I have no creativity left right now!!

    M-Pasta- basic with simple sauce and maybe some peas thrown in!

    T- Chicken Parisienne (Didn’t make this last week…am still DYING to try it!) With whole wheat egg noodles

    W- Left over Fajitas with Spanish rice

    Th- Probably out

    F- Something in the Crockpot…need ideas!

    S- Sandwiches

    Su- At a Friend’s house for the Superbowl!!

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    Sarah L

    Happy Birthday…I’ve only just discovered you and I’m in love already!

    M- Chicken Stroganoff/green beans
    T-Eat out (Mongolian BBQ…YUMM)
    W-Corn Chowder
    Th-Something in the crock pot…
    S-Shrimp Scampi

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    Happy Birthday! I have been reading for several months now…love it!

    My menu this week….

    Sun – Jambalaya (chicken and sausage)
    Mon – Chili and cheesey muffins
    Tues – Ravioli with a Tomato, onion and butter sauce (from smitten kitchen)
    Wed – Chicken tortilla soup (crock pot)
    Thurs – Moroccan Couscous
    Fri – Left overs or homemade PIzza
    Sat. – Salmon or what ever fish happen to be on sale next week.

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    Mon- Spaghetti squash with feta and tomatoes, salad
    Tues-Potato and corn chowder, fresh bread
    Wed-Salsa chicken in the crock pot, brown rice
    Thu-Chicken lettuce wraps, fried rice
    Fri-Vegetable enchiladas
    Sat-Chicken tikka masala, sesame green beans
    Sun-Superbowl Party!

    Happy Third Birthday!

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    James 4:6 – “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
    Mon – Beef Burritos and Beans
    Tues – Tortellini with pesto/marinara
    Wed – BBQ Pork chops/Baked Potatoes
    Thurs – Salmon/Cous cous
    Fri – Chili

  35. Oh goodness-3 years! COngratulations!

    I’m SOOOOOO late with this-and a few repeats from last week. I was bad and ate out a few times. Oh well, it’s Monday and a clean slate is never a bad thing!

    Monday-Chicken Francese and Australian Parmesan Potatoes
    Tuesday-Biscuit & Beef Casserole
    Wednesday-Biscuit and Beef Casserole
    Thursday-Pork chops, rice side
    Friday-scrambled eggs, jalapeno cheddar scones, bacon
    Saturday-Steak & Pioneer woman’s potato bundles
    I haven’t decided on specific veggies for each night.

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    I’ve had to revamp my entire diet due to that fact my daughter and I must do a low glycemic diet now. So I’m starting all over with my Menu Monday. Here’s my first week…


    * Broiled wild salmon with butter
    * Baked sweet potato with cinnamon sprinkled on top
    * Leafy tossed green salad red and green peppers topped with an apple cider and extra virgin olive oil dressing


    * Broiled chicken breast
    * Brown rice
    * Steamed broccoli


    * Grilled Pork Chops
    * Stir fry veggies
    * Brown Rice


    * Roast
    * Baked Apples
    * roasted asparagus


    Pizza (with whole-grain pizza crust)

    I’ve posted the recipe for the whole-grain pizza crust on my blog πŸ™‚

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    Happy birthday, dear “This Week for Dinner…”

    M — Pot roast with carrots and potatoes
    T — Leftover chili
    W — Chicken parmigiana (froxen entree from Sam’s)
    TH — Pork chops with mushrooms in the crockpot
    F — Parmesan-crusted tilapia
    SA — BBQ pork sandwiches
    SU — Super Bowl Subs, courtesy of our church’s youth group.

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    S: Steak, garlic mashed & salad
    M: Leftover Steak & chicken enchiladas & salad
    T: Grilled Hot dogs & pierogi’s
    W: Chicken canneloni’s, garlic bread & ceaser salad
    T: Roast turkey breast, stuffing, cranberry sauce & peas
    F: Grilled Naan pizza’s
    S: Out

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    M – Baked Chicken with Stove Top and corn
    T – Parmesan Fettucine
    W – Rib Eye steak with roasted red potatoes and green beans
    T – Chicken Noodle Casserole and peas
    F – Party Cola Ham with cheesy potatoes and baked beans
    Sa- Meatloaf with baked potatoes and corn
    Su- Take Out

    Happy 3rd Birthday!!

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    Jenn E.

    Happy Birthday, This Week for Dinner! I really enjoy reading and posting each week, so here’s to many more years of blog fun!

    Sunday- Pork Chops, Roasted Potatoes
    Monday- Bruschetta, Pasta w/ Pesto, Salad
    Tuesday- Chicken Enchiladas
    Wednesday- BLTs
    Thursday- Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese Pot Pie w/ Biscuit Crust
    Friday- Pizza
    Saturday- Out
    Sunday- Super Bowl Party!

  41. Hello! I am new to the site. πŸ™‚

    I don’t usually identify particular meals for particular days, I just plan for 3-4 meals a week, and the other nights are for leftovers and a date night.

    Here is this week:

    Mushroom and Leek Soup with Parsley Dumplings(

    Super Bean Burritos

    Black Bean Wraps

    Red Lentil and Carrot Soup

    I am trying to squeeze in as many new soups as possible before the weather warms!

    Oh, and I also plan to try this:

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    Happy Birthday!!!

    Mon – Make your own dinner/leftovers
    Tues – Chicken lo mein & egg rolls
    Wed – Chili
    Thurs – Grilled hamburgers
    Fri – Pizza

  43. Happy birthday, Jane’s blog! So glad we met! You are an amazing addition in my life, even though I’ve yet to start actually cooking. A girl can have a great time drooling over others’ food and menu ideas though, right?

    So, you don’t really want to know my menu for this week, although it will include some tasty vittles from the Opryland Hotel as I attend Blissdom and most likely some cheese, but who can go a whole week without cheese. Other than that, I’m HORRIBLE!!!! I think I’ve forgotten how to cook.

    Inspire me, Jane. Or, come cook for me. I would seriously love that :). I’ll even watch your two amazingly cute kiddos! LOL!

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    Sun – chicken Tetrazzini
    Mon – Barbecue crockpot chicken
    Tues. – lasagna
    Wed. – out for chinese
    Thurs. – baked chicken
    Fri – pizza
    Sat – burgers

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    Sun- Omlettes
    Mon- Lemon basil linguini w/shrimp
    Tue- MY BIRTHDAY- no cooking!!!
    Wed- Mexican chicken bake w/rice
    Thur- Steak fajitas
    Fri- Trader Joe’s potstickers w/sesame dipping sauce (actually sesame dressing from TJ)
    Sat- Chicken Cutlets
    Sun- Roast chicken w/2 lemons (so easy and so good!)

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    Sun – poached eggs, sauteed greens, toast
    Mon – Roasted turkey breast, mixed vegetables, stuffing, rice pilaf
    Tues – split pea soup, bread and salad
    Wed – turkey leftovers
    Thurs – turkey and wild rice soup, salad, bread
    Fri – Fishy Friday – undecided
    Sat – International Night – undecided but probably a curry or fried rice

  47. Monday – Pork Tamale Pie
    Tuesday – Cranberry Pineapple Chicken over rice
    Wednesday – Soup???
    Thursday – Chicken Pot Pie
    Friday – Pizza
    Saturday – eat out
    Sunday – meatloaf

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    Happy birthday TWFD!!

    Sunday – Chicken & White beans and artichokes w/ leftover mashed potatoes
    Monday – Veggie Tikka Masala (from the Cooking with All Things Trader Joe’s cookbook)
    Tuesday – Spicy Szechuan Tofu (also from the Cooking w/All Things TJ’s Cookbook)
    Wednesday – Leftovers
    Thursday – Pasta w/Meatballs
    Friday – leftovers or go out
    Saturday – leftover or go out

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    Mon – Veggie soup made with coconut milk and chicken broth, garlic bread
    Tue – Teriyaki chicken, Thai Rice, broccoli
    Wed – Breakfast for dinner: sourdough pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and hashbrowns
    Thur – hubby cooking
    Fri – friends cooking
    Sat – taco bar (fish, carne asada & ground beef + all the fixings)
    Sun – pulled pork sliders for super bowl

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    HCG Diet New Haven

    Ah, This is awesome! Dispells
    many misnomers I’ve read

  51. Mon – Nasi Lemak
    Tue – Steamboat
    Wed – Fish N Chips
    Thu – Mom’s cooking
    Fri – Restaurant Chinese Food
    Sat – Western Grilled Chicken With Pepper Sauce
    Sun – Pizzas with Mushroom soup and chicken wings

    Love them! Btw, Happy Birthday!

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