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Category: Meal Planning

  1. Monday, September 17, 2018

    Week 592 Weekly Menu

    How is it the start of another week already? Was about to make lunch and realized I needed to get my menu act together, so here we are.

    Week 592 Weekly Dinner Menu from This Week for Dinner: Monday, Chili; Tuesday, Carnitas; Wednesday, Kebabs; Friday, Rachel Sandwiches, Sunday, Grammy's Orange Chicken. Leftovers and eat out the other nights!

    MONDAY:
    Chili

    TUESDAY:
    Pork Carnitas Tacos

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Chicken Kebabs
    – Rice and Roasted Vegetables

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Rachel Sandwiches

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night (It’s my 40th Birthday Celebration that night!)

    SUNDAY:
    Grammy’s Orange Chicken
    – Rice and Carrots

    Your turn! Share those menus, simple or fancy, it’s all helpful! Have a great week!


  2. Monday, September 10, 2018

    Week 591 Weekly Menu

    Happy Monday! I’m finally sitting down to get this week’s plan together. I’m really loving being back into a regular routine, and it’s the first year my kids are all in school all day…which is decidedly bittersweet, but I am loving all the time to get my work done.

    Week 591 Weekly Menu from This Week for Dinner including Pressure Cooker Pot Roast, Jerk Chicken and More

    MONDAY:
    – Pressure Cooker Pot Roast
    – Mashed Potatoes + Another Side Veggie

    TUESDAY:
    – Leftovers (Pot Roast or Chicken Kai Pa Lo)

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Hamburgers
    – Corn on the cob and fresh fruit

    THURSDAY:
    Jerkish Chicken
    – Salad and Rice

    FRIDAY:
    – Pancakes (Anna cooking!)

    SATURDAY:
    – English Muffin Pizzas (Cate cooking!)

    SUNDAY:
    – Eat out night

    I love that as the school year is getting into gear more menus are appearing each week…keep it coming! Your meal plans are incredibly helpful for the rest of us. Thank you for sharing and have a great week!


  3. Monday, September 3, 2018

    Week 590 Weekly Menu

    Hello meal planning friends! I’ve been a bit remiss at meal planning the last week or so. The start of school and then a camping trip to the very remote yet very magical Coon Creek Cabin campground basically threw life into high gear. We are now home, showered, unpacked and ready to get back into the normal school-year routine!

    Dinner Plans from This Week for Dinner for the week of 9/3/18 (Burritos, Hamburgers, Chicken Kai Pa Lo & Pressure Cooker Pot Roast)

    MONDAY:
    – Whatever-you-can-find-in-the-kitchen-the-parents-are-too-tired-from-camping Night

    TUESDAY:
    – Rice and bean burritos
    – Chips and guacamole

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Homemade Hamburgers

    THURSDAY:
    Chicken Kai Pa Lo

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    Pressure Cooker Pot Roast
    Mashed Potatoes + Another Side Veggie

    Phew. Menu plan done! Just hoping back-to-school nights don’t totally throw me off! Please post your own weekly meal plans in the comments below! They are so helpful to me and so many others week after week. Thank you!


  4. Monday, August 20, 2018

    Week 589 Weekly Menu

    It’s the last full week of summer for our little family. I can’t believe it! Thank you to those of you who shared your menus last week. They were incredibly helpful as I planned and I stole ideas from each of you for my menu this week!

    Weekly Dinner Menu for week of 8/20/19: Salmon, Tortilla Casserole, Stir Fry, Chicken Tenders & Frittatas

    MONDAY:
    – Salmon
    – Rice & Side Vegetable

    TUESDAY:
    – Layered Tortilla Bake Casserole (first time trying this, thanks for the idea, So Hungry!)

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Stir Fry Chicken and Veggies with Rice

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – Chicken Tenders
    – Side vegetable or salad

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Breakfast for Dinner – Frittatas
    – Roasted Potatoes

    Thank you once again for posting your menus each week, they are so helpful for me (and so many others) when we sit down to plan dinner! As usual, please share your weekly meal plan below!


  5. Sunday, August 12, 2018

    Week 588 Weekly Menu

    Hey folks, I totally disappeared last week. Whoops! We were busy celebrating our cousin’s wedding and eating in a famous diner in Maine and driving to New Hampshire. It was a pretty awesome weekend. We’re now in New Jersey, I have quiet time and we’re going home this week, so it’s time to sit down and do some meal planning.

    Weekly Dinner Menu for the week of August 12, 2017

    SUNDAY:
    – Smoked pork butt, compliments of my brother!
    – Cole slaw, corn on the cob

    MONDAY:
    Cora’s Mexican Ground Beef Tacos

    TUESDAY:
    – Travel Day

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Caprese Salad

    THURSDAY:
    – Hamburgers (I’ve started eating my hamburger on a bed of lettuce with all the fixings and I can’t believe how much I don’t miss the bun, so tasty!)
    – Salad and watermelon

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Pesto Chicken Pasta

    Can’t wait to see what you all have cooking! Please share in the comments below. Your menus each week are so helpful!


  6. Monday, July 30, 2018

    Week 587 Weekly Menu

    Greetings from Cape Cod!

    Sunset in Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod, Maynard family vacation 2018

    It’s Cape week. We planned our menu as an extended family and I am sharing it below. When we got here Saturday we had Sweet Tomatoes pizza, as per tradition. I limited myself to one slice (since I’m not eating much wheat or any dairy lately)…and it was worth every bite. Man, that pizza is good.

    Week 587 Weekly Dinner Menu for week of 7/29/2018

    SUNDAY:
    7-Layer Mexican Dip,
    Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

    MONDAY:
    Seafood Sam’s (another Maynard Cape tradition)

    TUESDAY:
    – Jane: Lentil Rice Bowls with Lime-Tahini Dressing

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Jessica: BBQ Night (Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Potato Salad, etc.)

    THURSDAY:
    – Jake & Mary: TBD, something vegetarian!

    FRIDAY:
    – Eat out night and/or eat up the leftovers!

    SATURDAY:
    – Cousin Sara’s Wedding in Maine!

    It’s going to be a fun and delicious week! As usual we would love to see your menu for the week, please share in the comments!


  7. Sunday, July 22, 2018

    Week 586 Weekly Menu

    Reports are starting to come in…my friend Mindy made fresh masa tortillas the day after I published my post and my eye doctor made them yesterday, using masa from the same market where I buy masa. Both Mindy and Dr. Hom are converted. I promise I’m not exaggerating about how delicious fresh masa tortillas are…if you haven’t read my fresh masa post, here’s a link!

    Weekly dinner menu for the week of July 23, 2018: BBQ Chicken, Pesto Pasta, BLTs and then traveling to Boston and Cape Cod

    Enough tortilla talk, time for this week’s menu…which is a bit shorter for us because we leave Thursday for our east coast trip! A Toyota Highlander will be waiting for us when we land in Boston and this time we’ll hang out for a day in Boston before heading to Cape Cod. I can’t wait to show my kids our college town!

    Everything on this week’s menu was on last week’s menu…I didn’t cook as much as I thought I would last week, and I really stretched out the carnitas for a few meals.

    MONDAY:
    – Grilled BBQ Chicken
    – Salad

    TUESDAY:
    – Pesto Pasta
    – Salad

    WEDNESDAY:
    – BLTs

    THURSDAY:
    – Airport food

    FRIDAY:
    – Dinner in Boston somewhere

    SATURDAY:
    Sweet Tomatoes Pizza on Cape Cod

    SUNDAY:
    – Don’t know yet!

    Please share your own menus in the comments below, we need your inspiration since I’m entering travel mode!


  8. Monday, July 16, 2018

    Week 585 Weekly Menu

    It’s Monday, which means the start of another week, which means time for another weekly dinner menu!

    Weekly Dinner Menu for the week of July 16, 2018

    MONDAY:
    Chili

    TUESDAY:
    Carnitas Tacos

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Pesto Pasta
    – Salad

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – Grilled BBQ Chicken
    – Side veggie (whatever I find at the farmer’s market!)

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    – BLTs

    You all know the drill…please post your own meal plans in the comments below! Have a great week!


  9. Sunday, July 8, 2018

    Week 584 Weekly Menu

    Hello meal planning and food friends. I wish I could say I missed you the last two weeks, but our trip to Sweden was pretty darn spectacular and I didn’t miss meal planning and cooking one bit! But alas it is back to normal this week, which is definitely not a bad thing, actually. Since it’s going to be pretty warm this week and we’re all craving wholesome food, we’re going heavy on salads and summer-friendly meals for the weekly menu.

    Weekly dinner plans, Week 584 Weekly Menu from This Week for Dinner

    MONDAY:
    Chicken Caesar Wraps

    TUESDAY:
    Pat’s Asian Chicken Salad

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Grilled Salmon
    – Salad

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Sausage, Peppers & Onions Sandwiches

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    Rachel Sandwiches

    Please share your weekly menus in the comments below! Looking forward to seeing what you all have cooking and getting back into the cooking groove!

    If you want to check out the trip to Sweden, click here to follow along on Instagram. I have already posted a few things and will be posting more throughout the week!


  10. Monday, June 18, 2018

    Week 583 Weekly Menu

    Hello meal planning friends! SO….this week Nate and I are heading to Sweden to spend some time with my parents, siblings and sister-in-law. My dad was born in Stockholm and none of his children have been to Sweden, so now we are all finally going together…without kids! I keep joking that the plane ride with Nate will feel like an extended date. 😉

    My in-laws are coming to watch the kids and for the first few days it’s just my (angelic) father-in-law holding down the fort, so we’re picking simple and easy meals for them to prepare together this week.

    Weekly dinner plans - Week 583 Weekly Menu from This Week for Dinner

    MONDAY:
    – Pesto Chicken Pasta

    TUESDAY:
    – Eat out

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Spaghetti
    Salad

    THURSDAY:
    – English Muffin Pizzas

    FRIDAY:
    – Hot dogs
    – Watermelon

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out

    SUNDAY:
    – Trader Joe’s Frozen Mac & Cheese
    – Salad

    I’m going to buy a few other prepared dinner items from Trader Joe’s and I think that should keep everyone covered on the home front. Everyone wish Grampa Herms good luck!

    You all know the drill, please post your menu in the comments below! And if I disappear for the next two weeks know it’s because we are thoroughly enjoying Midsummer in Sweden!