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  1. Sunday, April 19, 2020

    Week 671 Weekly Menu

    Hello again. Here we still are, at home. Hope you are doing well and you and your loved ones are safe!

    Week 671 Weekly Menu: Monday - Chicken Kai Pa Lo; Tuesday - Chicken Tostadas; Wednesday - Turkey Sandwiches; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Homemade Pizza; Saturday - Local Takeout; Sunday - Grill Night

    MONDAY:
    Chicken Kai Pa Lo

    TUESDAY:
    Chicken Tostadas

    WEDNESDAY:
    Cranberry Cream Cheese Turkey Sandwiches

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Homemade Pizza

    SATURDAY:
    – Takeout night (local!)

    SUNDAY:
    – Grill night + Salad

     I say this all the time, but I am SO grateful to everyone who posts menus each week. It truly is so helpful and inspiring. Let’s keep it going…share your menus in the comments below! Thank you!


  2. Sunday, April 12, 2020

    Week 670 Weekly Menu

    Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Spring! I hope whatever you are celebrating during this time of quarantine it is filled with joy and food.

    I actually totally forgot to plan for Easter on my menu last week. This Goundhog Day life is messing with me! So today we are having ham, funeral potatoes, kale salad,orange rolls, fresh fruit and yogurt. The bread is rising now!

    Week 670 Weekly Menu: Monday - Leftovers; Tuesday - Island Pork; Wednesday: Pesto Pasta; Thursday - Stuffed Peppers; Friday - Leftovers; Saturday - Takeout local!; Sunday - BLTs

    Not sure what’s going on…I know I cooked last week, but apparently I didn’t cook anything on last week’s menu! Oh, wait, there were two nights where kids ate leftovers and Nate and I did takeout because I was SO TIRED OF THE KITCHEN. πŸ˜‰

    MONDAY:
    – Leftovers!

    TUESDAY:
    – Island Pork with Sticky Coconut Rice

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Pesto Pasta

    THURSDAY:
    – Stuffed Peppers

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Local Takeout Night

    SUNDAY:
    – BLTs

    Thank you in advance for sharing your own menus in the comments below! I love reading them and I know they are helpful not only to me but to so many others!


  3. Saturday, April 11, 2020

    Modified Funeral Potatoes (That Won’t Necessitate Your Own Funeral Quite So Quickly)

    Ah, funeral potatoes. The classic potato casserole served by the Church Ladies at funerals for generations. The classic potato casserole that may have unwittingly caused a few funerals in the process. Not today, Funeral Potatoes. Not today.

    Funeral Potatoes on a plate with salad and ham

    Last year when I pulled out the ol’ funeral potato recipe for our Easter dinner (hint: funeral potatoes are really good with ham), I decided to live dangerously and CHANGE THE RECIPE. I used the recipe that my grandma always used and, while delicious, is more fat than potato and, while delicious, makes you feel awful after eating.

    Top view of a plate of food with potato casserole, ham and salad

    I didn’t change any of the ingredients, I just changed the proportions. And guess what? Just as delicious. I’m using the modified-still-not-healthy-but-at-least-not-a-murder-weapon version from now on!

    Funeral Potatoes, cheesy potato casserole, on a plate

    Modified Funeral Potatoes
     
    Same recipe as my grandma used to make, just not quite so deadly.
    Author:
    Ingredients
    • 2 pounds frozen hashbrowns
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1 can cream of chicken soup
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 3 chopped green onions
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper
    • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
    • 1 cup corn flakes, crushed
    • ¼ cup butter
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350ΒΊ F and thaw the frozen hashbrowns.
    2. Mix all ingredients except butter and cornflakes in a large bowl. Pour into a 9x13 casserole dish.
    3. Sprinkle top of casserole with corn flakes. Drizzle melted butter evenly over the corn flakes.
    4. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the casserole is bubbling and the top is nice and toasty!

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  4. Sunday, April 5, 2020

    Week 669 Weekly Menu

    Hey there, friends. Thank you once again for posting menus week after week. They truly are so helpful. And we get little glimpses into your quarantine lives, including Nancy celebrating her son’s wedding from afar with such a positive attitude (click here and read comment #7). 

    Week 669 Weekly Menu: Monday - Leftovers; Tuesday - Island Pork; Wednesday: Pesto Pasta; Thursday - Stuffed Peppers; Friday - BLTs; Saturday - Takeout local!; Sunday - Grill Night

    MONDAY:
    – Leftovers (we have so many from last week!)

    TUESDAY:
    Island Pork with Sticky Coconut Rice

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Pesto Pasta

    THURSDAY:
    Stuffed Peppers

    FRIDAY:
    – BLTs

    SATURDAY:
    – Takeout night (support local!)

    SUNDAY:
    – Grill night with salad

    Can’t wait to see what you’ve all got cooking this week – share your menu in the comments! As always, sending out lots of love!


  5. Sunday, March 29, 2020

    Week 668 Weekly Menu

    Hi everyone. How’s it going? I hope well, wherever you are and whoever you are with. Sending lots of love!

    Week 668 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Orange Chicken; Tuesday - Thai Basil Beef; Wednesday - Tacos; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Pasta Bolognese; Saturday - Take out; Sunday - Grill Night

    MONDAY:
    Grammy’s Orange Chicken
    – Rice and Salad

    TUESDAY:
    Thai Basil Beef with Carrots (but with ground turkey!)
    – Rice

    WEDNESDAY:
    Cora’s Mexican Ground Beef (Turkey) Tacos

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Pasta Bolognese

    SATURDAY:
    – Take out from local restaurant!

    SUNDAY:
    – Grill night with salad

    Your turn! Share those wonderful menus! Thank you in advance for your awesomeness. πŸ™‚


  6. Saturday, March 21, 2020

    Week 667 Weekly Menu

    We ended up doing takeout a few nights last week to support local restaurants. Praying they can all hang on through these locked down times. Here we go with another week with everyone home!

    Week 667 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Spaghetti & Meatballs; Tuesday - Salmon; Wednesday - Chicken Tortilla Soup; Thursday - Chicken Pot Pie; Friday - Leftovers; Saturday - Take out (support local restaurants!); Sunday - Grill Night & Salad

    MONDAY:
    – Spaghetti and Meatballs

    TUESDAY:
    – Zesty Salmon
    – Roasted Potatoes and Side Veg

    WEDNESDAY:
    Chicken Tortilla Soup

    THURSDAY:
    Chicken Pot Pie

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Take out (support local restaurants!)

    SUNDAY:
    – Grill Night
    – Salad

    Please share your menu in the comments! Thank you!


  7. Sunday, March 15, 2020

    Week 666 Weekly Menu

    Well, this has been a quite a week, hasn’t it? I look back on this past Tuesday and can’t believe how different things were: my conversations, our family’s plans plans for the upcoming weeks, I had my choice of parking spots at Costco. Fast forward two days: conversations changed dramatically, everything for the next 3-4 weeks is cancelled, there is a traffic jam just to get into the Costco parking lot. I have to say I’m grateful to be married to a person who studied viruses and can explain everything so clearly. And our family is 100% happy to do our part to flatten the curve. We are not panicked, and we are grateful for all the scientists and healthcare workers working tirelessly to guide and care for all the humans on this beautiful planet.

    I’m still planning my menu. I’m hitting Frazier Farms right when it opens, hoping there is food on the shelves. If not, we’ll go back in a few days. From here on out it’s all about breathing, kindness and going with the flow!

    Week 666 Weekly Menu: Monday - Spaghetti; Tuesday - Quesadillas; Wednesday - Pot Roast; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Salmon; Saturday - Eat out, support local!; Sunday - Grill Night

    Also, um, kinda funny(?) the weekly menu number for this week is 666. Calm down, weekly menu. πŸ˜‰

    MONDAY:
    Spaghetti and Meatballs

    TUESDAY:
    Kitchen Sink Quesadillas

    WEDNESDAY:
    Slow Cooker Pot Roast
    – Mashed potatoes and salad

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Zesty Salmon
    – Roasted Potatoes and Side Veg

    SATURDAY:
    – Take out (supporting a local restaurant!)

    SUNDAY:
    – Grill night
    – Salad

    Please share your own meal plans in the comments below! And let us know how you are doing!


  8. Sunday, March 8, 2020

    Week 665 Weekly Menu

    Hi food friends! I really have been following my menus each week, so every week I’m having to come up with new ideas. Thank goodness you all share each week, it helps so much! So let’s do this…

    Week 665 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Orange Chicken; Tuesday - Pesto Pasta; Wednesday - Red beans & rice; Thursday - Chicken Caesar Wraps; Friday - Leftovers; Saturday - Eat out; Sunday - Grill night

    MONDAY:
    – Grammy’s Orange Chicken
    – Rice and Salad

    TUESDAY:
    – Pesto Pasta
    – Salad

    WEDNESDAY:
    Red Beans and Rice
    – Salad

    THURSDAY:
    Chicken Caesar Wraps
    – Chips and Fruit

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Grill night with salad

    Your turn! Share your menus in the comments, no matter how simple or fancy!


  9. Sunday, March 1, 2020

    Week 664 Weekly Menu

    Hello menu planners and aspiring menu planners. Let’s get a meal plan pulled together, shall we?

    Week 664 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Crockpot Sausage & Peppers; Tuesday - Carnitas Tacos; Wednesday - Pizza Night; Thursday - Grammy's Orange Chicken; Friday - Leftovers; Saturday - Eat out; Sunday - Grill Night with Salad

    MONDAY:
    Rana’s Crockpot Sausage and Peppers

    TUESDAY:
    Carnitas Tacos

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Baseball Team Dinner – Pizza!

    THURSDAY:
    Grammy’s Orange Chicken
    – Rice and Salad

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Grill Night with Salad

    Your turn! Share your meal plans and dinner ideas in the comments below! They are so incredibly helpful to all of us every week!


  10. Sunday, February 23, 2020

    Week 663 Weekly Menu

    Hello! I just want to take a minute and say THANK YOU for sharing menus every week! They are always so helpful and this week inspired every dinner I am planning to make this week. 

    Week 663 Weekly Menu: Asian Chicken Salad; Tuesday - Teriyaki Chicken Bowls; Wednesday - Naan Pizzas; Thursday - Enchiladas; Friday - Leftovers; Saturday - Eat out; Sunday - Grill Night

    MONDAY:
    – Pat’s Asian Chicken Salad

    TUESDAY:
    Teriyaki Chicken Bowls (good idea, Tracey!)

    WEDNESDAY:
    Naan Pizzas (in toaster oven instead of on the grill)

    THURSDAY:
    – Green Chile Enchiladas (my kids love this sauce by HATCH Chile Company

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out

    SUNDAY:
    – Grill night (whatever looks good at the butcher)
    – Salad

    Thank you in advance for sharing your own meal plans in the comments below! Have a great week!