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Category: weekly menus

  1. Sunday, April 14, 2019

    Week 620 Weekly Menu

    Hey, everybody. Time for some weekly meal planning!

    Week 620 weekly dinner menu: sweet potato burritos, shepherd's pie, pesto gnocchi, chili and breakfast for dinner

    MONDAY:
    – Sweet Potato & Black Been Burritos or Rice Bowls

    TUESDAY:
    – Shepherd’s Pie

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Pesto Gnocchi

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – Chili

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out

    SUNDAY:
    – Easter Sunday! Ham, crispy rosemary roast potatoes, and spinach strawberry salad. Homemade rolls, too!

    Please pretty please share your own meal plans in the comments below! They are such a help every week for me and I know for others, too! Thank you and have a great week!


  2. Sunday, April 7, 2019

    Week 619 Weekly Menu

    Spring break is over and it’s back to the normal routine of life. Our oldest Cate went to visit her aunt in Singapore last week and came home with a stomach bug, as often happens after an international trip. I suppose the fates wanted her to get the full experience. So this week I’m trying to make lighter, vegetarian meals to soothe her belly back to normalcy.

    Week 619 Weekly Dinner Menu: Caprese Salad, Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burritos, Lentil Rice Bowls, and Breakfast for Dinner

    MONDAY:
    – Caprese Salad
    – Baguette

    TUESDAY:
    Sweet Potato & Black Been Burritos or Rice Bowls

    WEDNESDAY:
    Lentil Rice Bowls with Lime Tahini Dressing

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – Potluck Party

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out after cello recital

    SUNDAY:
    – Breakfast for Dinner: Waffles, Eggs & Fruit (Birch Benders Paleo Pancake & Waffle Mix for me, normal waffles for everyone else)

    Your turn! Share those menus in the comments, plain or fancy!


  3. Monday, April 1, 2019

    Week 618 Weekly Menu

    Hey, all! It’s Spring Break for us and I apparently have entered vacation mode because I haven’t done the weekly menu yet! This menu may go straight in the garbage depending on how our staycation goes, but may as well throw something together!

    Week 618 Weekly Dinner Menu: Asian Chicken Salad, Turkey Burgers, Roast Chicken, Indian Pork Roast

    MONDAY:
    – Pat’s Asian Chicken Salad

    TUESDAY:
    – Homemade Turkey Burgers

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Eat out (mini trip to the desert)

    THURSDAY:
    – Eat out (mini trip to the desert)

    FRIDAY:
    – Eat out (mini trip to LA)

    SATURDAY:
    Roasted Chicken
    – Roasted Potatoes and Salad

    SUNDAY:
    – Indian Pork Roast 
    – Rice and Roasted Vegetables

    Please share your menus below! (I am so grateful week after week to have your ideas to inspired me!)


  4. Sunday, March 17, 2019

    Week 616 Weekly Menu

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We had a super fun and busy day, so just now sitting down to do the weekly menu.

    Week 616 Weekly Dinner Menu: Pesto Pasta, Mexican Rice Bowls, Egg Scrambles, Turkey Boursin Baguettes and Asian Chicken Salad

    MONDAY:
    – Chicken Pesto Pasta

    TUESDAY:
    – Mexican Rice Bowls

    WEDNESDAY:
    Roasted Vegetable Egg Scrambles

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SATURDAY:
    Turkey Boursin Baguettes

    SUNDAY:
    Pat’s Asian Chicken Salad

    Your turn! Share your food plans for the week in the comments below. Thank you SO much and have a great week!


  5. Sunday, March 10, 2019

    Week 615 Weekly Menu

    I’ve been doing a really good job the last few weeks of following my weekly menu to a “t,” which means every Sunday I sit down and have to come up with a completely new menu. No stealing from the week before! I know this is a good thing, but it feels lame. Stop being so responsible, Self. Anyway, I am so grateful for your menus every week to help come up with new ideas!

    Week 615 Weekly Dinner Menu, including turkey chili, pasta with cream sauce, island pork, vegetable quiche and green feast for st. patrick's day

    MONDAY:

    Chili (with ground turkey, cutting down on beef!)

    TUESDAY:

    Pasta and Broccoli with Simple Cream Sauce

    WEDNESDAY:

    Island Pork with Sticky Coconut Rice (going to re-vamp this recipe to really reduce the amount of sugar, I’ll keep you posted on any changes!)
    – Salad

    THURSDAY:

    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:

    – Vegetable Quiche (going to try a GF crust)

    SATURDAY:

    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:

    – St Patrick’s Day! We’ll either cook something Irish (corned beef?) or eat a super green meal, plans TBD!

    Can’t wait to see all your menus! Seriously, they are so helpful each week when I sit down to plan. Thank you for sharing and have a great week!


  6. Sunday, March 3, 2019

    Week 614 Weekly Dinner Menu

    Hey everybody. Another week, another menu…here goes!

    Week 614 Weekly Dinner Menu

    MONDAY:
    Indian Tacos with Masala Salsa

    TUESDAY:
    Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks (GF)
    – Salad

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Vegetable Soup
    – Bread from Prager Brothers

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – Homemade Hamburgers

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    Chicken Gumbo with Tasso & Andouille Sausage (GF)
    – Salad

    Come on everybody, share your menus with us! Let’s see what you’ve got cooking! Thanks for sharing and have a great week!


  7. Sunday, February 24, 2019

    Week 613 Weekly Dinner Menu

    Hello! In case you missed it, the podcast is starting up again. Click here for the latest episode! And now down to the business of planning this week’s menu.

    Week 613 Weekly Dinner Menu

    MONDAY:
    Spaghetti Bolognese (going to try with ground turkey and see if anyone notices…all part of my new year’s resolution, which includes cutting back on beef)
    – Salad

    TUESDAY:
    Lentil Rice Bowls with Lime Tahini Dressing

    WEDNESDAY:
    Grilled Jerk Chicken
    – Rice and green beans

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – Movie night at the school, which includes pizza for the kids!

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out

    SUNDAY:
    Homemade Pizza – Margherita and Honey Goat Cheese w/Caramelized Onions

    Please share your own meal plans in the comments below! Your menus from last week were so incredibly helpful this morning. I know I’m not the only one who loves seeing what you’re cooking, it’s such great inspiration! Thank you and have a great week!


  8. Sunday, February 17, 2019

    Week 612 Weekly Menu

    Happy Sunday! Before we jump into this week’s menu, just wanted you to know that I have finally created a separate Instagram account for This Week for Dinner, where I will share the blog and podcast content (including the weekly menu), delicious food and more. If you are on Instagram, I would love for you to come follow along! Click here or search thisweekfordinner on Instagram. Thank you! And now this week’s dinner plans:

    Week 612 weekly dinner menu list

    MONDAY:
    – Eat out night (we’re going to the SD Zoo Safari Park all day!)

    TUESDAY:
    Carnitas Tacos

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Leftovers

    THURSDAY:
    Stuffed Peppers (going to use ground turkey instead of beef)

    FRIDAY:
    Tuscan Tomato Soup
    Prager Brothers Bread grilled cheese sandwiches

    SATURDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SUNDAY:
    Homemade Pizza – Margherita and Honey Goat Cheese w/Caramelized Onions

    The biggest reason this weekly menu is awesome is because of all your comments each week. Please share your menus below! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got on the docket in the kitchen this week!


  9. Sunday, February 10, 2019

    Week 611 Weekly Menu

    So, last week. I totally did not follow my menu at all. I did in fact cook but ended up making totally different stuff for some reason. So, I’m just cutting and pasting last week’s menu. Probably the easiest planning session I’ve ever had!

    Week 610 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - leftovers; Tuesday - chicken tikka masala; Wednesday black bean burgers; Thursday - Stuffed shells; Friday - leftovers; Saturday - eat out; Sunday - chicken soup with rice

    MONDAY:
    – Leftovers

    TUESDAY:
    – Chicken Tikka Masala
    – Rice and Salad

    WEDNESDAY:
    Black Bean Mushroom Burgers (thanks for the idea and link, Kim in PA!)

    THURSDAY:
    Stuffed Shells

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out

    SUNDAY:
    Chicken Soup with Rice

    Your turn! Please share your meal plans in the comments below. Have a great week!


  10. Monday, February 4, 2019

    Week 610 Weekly Dinner Menu

    Oh man, we had symphony tickets with the kids yesterday and the Super Bowl (yay, Patriots!) and I totally spaced on my menu. A day late but still getting it done!

    Week 610 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - leftovers; Tuesday - chicken tikka masala; Wednesday black bean burgers; Thursday - Stuffed shells; Friday - leftovers; Saturday - eat out; Sunday - chicken soup with rice

    MONDAY:
    – Leftovers

    TUESDAY:
    – Chicken Tikka Masala
    – Rice and Salad

    WEDNESDAY:
    Black Bean Mushroom Burgers (thanks for the idea and link, Kim in PA!)

    THURSDAY:
    Stuffed Shells

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out

    SUNDAY:
    Chicken Soup with Rice

    Your turn! Please share your menus below in the comments! They are SO INCREDIBLY HELPFUL for me and so many others. Thank you!