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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Week 188 Menu

This peach jam is taunting me this morning. Begging to be eaten. But I can’t. It’s not ready. Word of advice: when you make jam that needs to sit for 24 hours before eating, make it in the MORNING so that the next morning you can actually eat it…in the MORNING. Mmmmm….doesn’t it look good? It’s got to be ready, right? Walk away, Jane. Just walk away.

I’m going to do a little post tomorrow about jam. Make sure to check in. Until then…let’s plan a menu, shall we?

– Spaghetti

Red beans and rice (I KNOW. It’s been on the menu for 3 weeks. I haven’t been to a normal grocery store in those 3 weeks to get the ingredients I need…but I WILL be making it this week!)
Cornbread (so many of you planned cornbread type foods last week, now I’m craving it)

– Homemade pizza (this is what Cate requests every week!)

– Leftovers

– Eat out

– I feel like grilling hot dogs and hamburgers…it is Labor Day weekend, seems like a fitting end to the summer
– Corn on the cob and baked beans

– Tacos

Bring it on! Show us what your menu’s got!


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    Friday– Shrimp Po Boys and chips
    Saturday–We had leftovers
    Sunday–Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Fried Steak
    Monday– Chicken Enchiladas (Happy 13th Anniversary to us)
    Tuesday–????? Mystery Anniversary dinner since Jayme was at work on Monday night
    Wednesday– Salmon Patties and Mac & Cheese (Happy 3rd Birthday to Princess Pattie of the Pants)
    Thursday–Breakfast (I bought some wheat pancake mix I am DYING to try out!!)

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    PS–I can’t wait for your jam post. I am about to try freezer jam for the first time and I could use all the help I can get!!

  3. I love homemade peach jam! Yum!

    Monday: Black Bean and Mango Tostadas:

    Tuesday: Garden Tomato Sandwiches with Watermelon

    Wed: Corn on the Cob, Green Salad, and Melon Salad w/ Mint, Lime, and Sea Salt:

    Thursday: Easy Pasta Salad:

    Friday: Probably Cafe Rio:)

    Saturday: BBQ-Brauts, Chicken, Burgers with lots of sides-grilled veggies, corn, watermelon, salads, etc. Plum Nectarine Buttermilk Cake for Dessert:

  4. Those strawberry milkshakes you made last week look delicious…here is this week’s menu – hoping to try your Adobo Chicken recipe on Thursday.

    Sunday: Leftover Chicken Enchiladas
    Monday: Turkey Meatloaf with roasted vegetables
    Tuesday: Flank steak with roasted green beans
    Wednesday: Chicken Mushroom Quesadillas
    Thursday: Adobo Chicken
    Friday: Out to dinner with friends
    Saturday: Leftovers or out to dinner for football game

    Have a great week – looking forward to seeing everyone else’s menus for the week!

  5. Sunday: Dinner at a friend’s house
    Monday: Roasted chicken and veggies with white beans in a viniagrette
    Tuesday: Spinach lasagna (from the freezer)
    Wednesday: Open house at Shelby’s school
    Thursday: Coq au Vin
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: out.

  6. that JAM looks soo yummy!

    Sunday: Leftover Pizza and Salad

    Monday: (my girls 10th bday)here menu she asked for: Baked Mac n Cheese, Burgers (for the meat eaters nothing for me), Salad and Hershey Pie

    Tuesday: Black Bean Tacos (w/ taco meat for the meat eaters) homemade Salsa and Spanish Rice

    Wednesday: Spaghetti, Roasted Green Beans, Homemade Bread Sticks

    Thursday: Red Beans and Rice and Cornbread (yes I think we have this almost weekly)

    Friday: Not Sure Yet maybe Subway and Nature Trail Hiking πŸ™‚

    Saturday: Veggie Stir Fry, and Egg Rolls

    Sunday: Garlic Butter Pierogies, Salad, and Homemade Breadsticks

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    Hi Jane! Guess what? I have a menu already finished–and I have even done the shopping already! πŸ™‚

    Sat: Steak fajitas
    Sun: Unsure of schedule–either out or a Costco entree
    Mon: Oven fried chicken, roasted potatoes, veg
    Tues: Pizza
    Weds: Spaghetti
    Thurs: Chicken marsala, noodles, salad
    Fri: Leftovers or a fish dish
    Sat: We may be gone for the weekend.

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    Sunday – Out at Grandma and Grandpa’s
    Monday – Taco Salad
    Tuesday – BBQ Chicken and Farmer’s Market Corn on the Cob
    Wednesday – Cobb Salad
    Thursday – Shrimp Thai Curry [adults] Costo Pizza and Veggies [kids]
    Friday – BBQ Hamburgers by The PW

    First full week of school….

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    Mon: bolognese & a mocha lava cake
    Tues: Gordon Ramsey’s Lemon/Honey Chicken with a blueberry crumble
    Wed: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes & something green
    Thurs: Lasagna with homemade meat sauce
    Fri: Beef and Broccoli with peach cobbler for dessert
    Sat: Chicken with Garlic and Tomatoes (Pioneer Woman)
    Sun: Grill something with a raspberry crisp

    I’m making milk chocolate chip cookies for care packages for my college sons.

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    Nancy Deininger

    Sunday – burgers on the grill
    Monday (Grace) – spaghetti carbonara
    Tuesday (Tom) ?
    Wednesday – (Nancy) – shrimp and sausage with peppers
    Thursday (Neil) – orange chicken with broccoli
    friday – (Nancy & Grace) turkey dinner
    Saturday – out
    continuing everyone getting a cooking night – week one was a success!

  11. Eric just left to go out of town for work for the next couple of days. I always hate cooking when he’s gone it just isn’t as fun without someone to share it with (or rather, someone who actually appreciates). I’m going to take things pretty easy for the next couple days.

    Garden Vegetable Omelet for me, muffins or pancakes with fruit and yogurt for the kids.

    A big gigantic green salad with grilled chicken, possibly a “Mexican” grilled chicken salad if I remember to buy some tortilla chips which I previously forgot when I bought all the ingredients to make green salsa. DUH.

    Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Balsamic Onions and Mushrooms

    And after 3 days of being alone with the kids, I think a date night is definitely deserved.


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    FRI- Eat Out
    SAT- Turkey Focaccia Sandwiches w/ Garlic Herb spread + Kettle Chips + Peach Slices
    SUN- your Asian Spinach Salad (+ Peach Crumb Bars for dessert)
    MON- Garden Veggie Minestrone + Rosemary Focaccia Bread
    TUES- Leftovers
    WED- Hot Dogs (Turkey) + Kettle Chips + Tomato Salad
    THUR- Omelets + Toast + Smoothies

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    Back to school – time to get organized with the menus…

    Sun – Chicken Kabobs/grilled corn/salad/nectarine berry crisp
    Mon – Homemade pesto pasta/tomatoes/garlic bread
    Tues – BBQ Ribs/corn bread/green beans
    Wed – Grilled Cheese and fruit salad
    Thurs – Banana Pancakes/mini chick apple sausages/smoothies
    Fri – Shrimp Stir Fry
    Sat – Sliders/Chips
    Sun – Turkey Meatballs or Ital Wedding Soup?

  14. Those are some darn good looking menus!!!
    I am only worrying about 3 meals this week, and I plan on making enough to have a good stock of leftovers! Busy work week ahead. Here’s my plan:

    Vegetable Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Apricots
    Mexican Chicken Tortilla “Lasagna”
    Light Fettucine Alfredo with Shrimp

    Have a great week!

  15. S: at a friends house – not sure what the menu is
    M: italian sausage, caramelized onion and spinach pizza
    T: whole roasted chicken, rice a roni
    W: turkey burgers, potatoes
    Th:roasted tomato, shrimp, ricotta pasta salad
    F: football game – sandwiches to go or hot dogs at the game
    S: chicken thighs, isreali couscous, zucchini

  16. M – Panzenella
    T – Asian Wraps (peanuts sauce, slaw, tofu, cucumber, tortilla)
    W – No Bake Macaroni and Cheese (w. Gruyere yum)
    Th – Leftovers and a Chopped Salad
    F- Hot Dogs / Black Bean burgers on the beach
    Sat- BLTA (avacado)
    Sun – SHRIMP BOIL! Peel shrimp, corn, potatoes, spicy cajun seasoning!

  17. sun: arugula and ricotta calzones
    mon: burgers with baba ganouj / green bean salad
    tues: chicken sausages / salad
    weds: tomato pie with onions, anchovy, and fennel
    thurs: cheesy zucchini pizza
    fri: out
    sat: roast chicken & root veg

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    Sunday – Butterfly Roast Chicken with Potatoes
    Monday – leftover chicken in Asian style soup
    Tuesday – eat out – half price sushi!
    Wednesday – Vietnamese steak salad
    Thursday – Antipasti plate
    Friday – omelettes

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    Need to get back to menu planning – so many great ideas this week!

    M – steaks w/baked potatoes
    T – crispy black bean tacos w/feta and cabbage slaw (
    W – bbq chicken sandwiches w/slaw & corn on the cob
    R – sesame noodles (PW)
    F – sandwiches (turkey or egg salad)
    S – breakfast (pancakes/eggs/hashbrowns)
    S – red beans and rice (

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    Mon – Lemon and soy chicken with brown rice and salad
    Tues – Moroccan beef salad
    Wed – Tuna salad with crackers
    Thurs – Chicken, green bean, mushroom and tomato pasta bake possibly with salad
    Fri – Out πŸ™‚ or Thai green curry with egg noodles
    Sat – Pap, tomato gravy, wors and spinach
    Sun – Out or Thai green curry with noodles

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    Sunday: Corn, Crab and Chipotle chowder, bread
    Monday: Crock pot roast, potatoes, carrots
    Tuesday: Chicken lettuce wraps, Stir-fry CSA vegies and rice
    Wednesday: Open house at School. Out?
    Thursday: Chicken with garlic, wine and herb marinade, rice, CSA vegies
    Friday: Spaghetti with homemade marinara, salad, garlic bread
    Saturday: Saturday Night Steak Night, salad, CSA vegies

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    Jenn E.

    Monday- Tuna Melts
    Tuesday- Baked Turkey Chimichangas w/ Avocado
    Wednesday- On the run, meeting for church
    Thursday- London Broil on the Grill, Hasselback Potatoes, Veggie
    Friday- Pizza
    Saturday- ummm… don’t know yet. It’s Labor Day weekend.

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    1st week of school for my kids, so we’ll keep it simple & hopefully full of kid favorites:

    M- rotisserie chicken + garden beans
    T- cheese ravioli with homemade pesto
    W- bean & cheese burritos + garden pico & chips
    Th- leftovers(or maybe breakfast for dinner)
    F- Out!

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    Monday: Beans and Rice

    Tueday: Lasagna made with Freezer Pasta Sauce and Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

    Wednesday: Church dinner

    Thursday: Chicken casserole with a vegetable side

    Friday: Pork Barbecue and Stuffed Banana Peppers

    Saturday: Chicken Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa

    Sunday: Steak and Potatoes

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    Jane Maynard

    you people are amazing. I love you and your menus to pieces, I tell ya.

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    Sunday – Tilapia & Summer Vegetable Packets
    (This was delicious. I did need to add a little more salt, though, and a splash of balsamic vinegar over the top.)

    Monday – Black Bean Soup w/ Mozzarella & Tomato Sandwiches

    Tuesday – Southwest Chicken Soup

    Wednesday – MIL’s Bean & Beef Burritos

    Thursday – Chicken Stir Fry

    Friday – Grilled Pizza (flavor TBD)

    Saturday – Chicken w/ Mushroom Cream Sauce and side of rice & Weight Watchers’ creamed corn.

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    Sun – chicken enchiladas (from Simply Recipes)
    Mon – Hubby BBQs! Steaks, corn on the cob, etc.
    Tue – Mushroom pasta with ricotta
    Wed – Stromboli
    Thu – chicken tingas

    That’s as far as I got this week and now I’m all distracted by freezer jam!

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    Monday- Out at Grandma’s for dinner

    Tuesday- I have leftover pork chili, I just have to figure out what to make with it!

    Wednesday- Salad for me, Pasta for everyone else! Heading out to Karaoke!

    Thursday- Chicken salsa stew

    Friday- Chicken with Garlic sauce

    Saturday- Leftovers

    Sunday- Leftovers or back to Grandma’s!

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    T-Chicken enchilada casserole
    S-Cube steak or PW’s chicken fried steak and onion strings

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    Jen Schulte

    I’m back after a long hiatus – involved a new computer among other things – glad to be once again inspired by your menus!

    Even though the week already started so it’s a little cheating, here goes.

    Monday – sushi for the adults, leftover mac & cheese and green beans for kiddos
    Tuesday – grilled chicken breasts tossed in buffalo sauce (it’s my ‘light’ way of doing wings), celery, blue cheese
    Wednesday – bbq ribs, baked beans, oven fries
    Thursday – leftovers or takeout
    Friday – Monday – traveling for Labor Day weekend!

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    Sunday – corn chowder with flatbread rosemary, grape & romano personal pizzas
    Monday – mexican salad stack: chips, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, salsa, sour cream, guac all layered atop
    Tuesday – tomato fresh mozz basil marinade with fresh pasta, salad, sour dough artisan bread
    Wednesday – baked potato bar, corn on the cob, grilled tofu and onions, quinoa and salad
    Thursday – yellow curry over rice with fresh toppings
    Friday – vegetable enchiladas, salad, fresh green beans, mexican rice
    Saturday – ?

  32. We are moving this week and plan on packing and moving stuff all week so my menu will have to wait I love all the menus this week though and wanted to say that I do.
    So my menu is eat out most of the day and if not we will probably have mac and cheese or ramen or spaghetti or something cold from the store like subs or something. Healthy right? I know!

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    I will have to try that Adobo chicken, it looks great!

    Monday – Lasanga

    Tuesday – Crispy and Sticky Chicken Thighs with Squashed New Potatoes and Tomatoes (Jamie Oliver)

    Wednesday – Tortellini veggie salad w/poppyseed dressing

    Thursday – Beef Stir-fry with orange sauce

    Friday – Hot dogs, baked beans, corn on the cob (we are camping in the backyard)

    Saturday – Out for Pizza

    Sunday – Breakfast for dinner(banana pancakes!)

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    Sorry I’m late, I keep falling asleep with my kids.

    M – Tom yun kun, miso with clams for the kids
    T – bean soup
    W- homemade pasta for Obaachan
    Th – as yet undecided Japanese dish, will consult with obaachan
    F – soft tacos
    S – dinner with grandpa
    Su – breakfast a la daddy. Hope he makes his awesome waffles

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