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  1. Sunday, January 26, 2020

    Week 660 Weekly Menu

    Time to plan this week’s menu! I have a few carry-overs from last week’s menu, but I did actually cook, so don’t know why! I am traveling this week a few times, so the menu may have to be flexible. Wish me luck! 

    Week 660 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Salmon; Tuesday - Sausage Hoagies; Wednesday - Tacos; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - English Muffin Pizzas; Saturday - Eat out; Sunday - Super Bowl Snacks

    MONDAY:
    – Salmon (roasted in oven, using the rub from this recipe)
    – Rice and salad

    TUESDAY:
    – Italian Sausage Hoagies

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Pollo Adobado Tacos (masa and meat from El Nopalito Market) on Fresh Masa Tortillas

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – English Muffin Pizzas

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out

    SUNDAY:
    – Super Bowl Feast! Food mostly TBD but for sure I have to make Sweet Chex Mix or I will have a family mutiny on my hands

    You know the drill! Share those weekly menus in the comments below!


  2. Sunday, January 19, 2020

    Week 659 Weekly Menu

    Happy Sunday! (Or whatever day you happen to come share your menu!) Let’s just get down to business…

    Week 659 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Shepherd's Pie; Tuesday - Corn Chowder; Wednesday - Pollo Adobado Tacos; Thursday - Sausage Hoagies; Friday - Eat out; Saturday - Leftovers; Sunday - Thai Basil Beef

    MONDAY:
    Shepherd’s Pie

    TUESDAY:
    Corn Chowder
    Grilled Cheese

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Pollo Adobado Tacos (masa and meat from El Nopalito Market) on Fresh Masa Tortillas

    THURSDAY:
    Italian Sausage Hoagies

    FRIDAY:
    – Eat out

    SATURDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SUNDAY:
    Thai Basil Beef

    Can’t wait to see what you all have planned for the week…please share in the comments below! As always, thank you…your menus are so helpful every week when I sit down to plan!


  3. Sunday, January 12, 2020

    Week 658 Weekly Menu

    Hello everyone! Menu time!

    Week 658 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Orange chicken; Tuesday - Baked Potatoes; Wednesday - Island Pork Loin; Thursday - Indian Butter Chicken; Friday - Leftovers; Saturday - Eat out; Sunday - Grill Night

    MONDAY:
    Grammy’s Orange Chicken
    – Rice and salad

    TUESDAY:
    – Baked Potato Bar

    WEDNESDAY:
    Island Pork with Coconut Rice
    – Salad

    THURSDAY:
    Indian Butter Chicken
    – Rice and Roasted Vegetables

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Grill Night with Salad

    Okay, awesome people, share your menus in the comments below. Ready, set, GO!


  4. Sunday, January 5, 2020

    Week 657 Weekly Menu

    Happy New Year! Might I suggest meal planning as an awesome resolution, including posting your meal plan here every week to keep yourself accountable? Sounds like a great idea to me! 😉 Here’s my menu for the week. Comment section below is begging for you to share yours, too!

    Week 657 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Chicken Gumbo; Tuesday - Blackened Fish; Wednesday - Tacos; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Sausage Hoagies; Saturday - Eat out; Sunday - Grill Night

    MONDAY:
    Chicken Gumbo with Tasso and Andouille Sausage

    TUESDAY:
    – Blackened Fish (whatever’s on sale and looks good at the butcher counter)
    – Long Grain & Wild Rice and Salad

    WEDNESDAY:
    Cora’s Mexican Ground Turkey Tacos

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Sausage, Peppers & Onions Sandwiches

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Grill Night with Salad

    Thank you for sharing your menus and have a great week!


  5. Sunday, December 29, 2019

    Week 656 Weekly Menu

    Happy holidays! I hope you are all having as nice of a week with your favorite people as I am. Let’s get to this week’s menu, shall we?

    Week 656 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Nigiri; Tuesday - New Year's Eve Snacks; Wednesday - Chili; Thursday - Carne Asada Salad; Friday - Leftovers; Saturday - Eat out; Sunday - Grill Night with Salad

    MONDAY:
    – Nigiri Night (we have bluefin and yellowtail a friend gave us, going to sear it up and serve with sushi rice…the kids love it!)

    TUESDAY:
    – New Year’s Eve Snacky Feast (Salad, chicken tenders, etc.)

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Chili and Cornbread

    THURSDAY:
    – Carne Asada Salad

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Grill night with salad

    Please share your own meal plans in the comments below! And Happy New Year!


  6. Sunday, December 22, 2019

    Week 655 Weekly Menu

    Happy Holidays! We are celebrating Christmas this week and I’m getting ready to cook a few of our traditional recipes. Can’t wait to see all your meal plans for the week, too!

    Week 655 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Homemade Pizza; Tuesday - Christmas Eve Traditional Chinese Takeout; Wednesday - Swedish Meatballs; Thursday and Friday - Leftovers; Saturday - Eat out; Sunday - Grill night with salad

    MONDAY:
    Homemade Honey Goat Cheese Pizza

    TUESDAY:
    – Chinese Food Takeout (Maynard Family Christmas Eve Tradition)

    WEDNESDAY:
    Swedish Meatballs with boiled red potatoes and lingonberry jam (Wallin Family Christmas Eve Tradition, but on Christmas Day!): I will be using GF panko bread crumbs for a small batch for myself…last year I used GF breadcrumbs and the meatballs were definitely not as good as the original made with real bread crumbs, so I’m going to try a different brand for this year’s GF batch. Hoping they will be better than last year, crossing fingers!
    – Swedish Cardamom Bread (both in bun form and braided loaves…I’m also going to try to create a Gluten Free version of the buns, wish me luck!)

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Grill night with salad

    Please share your food plans for the week in the comments below! Can’t wait to see what everyone’s different holiday traditions are!


  7. Sunday, December 15, 2019

    Week 654 Weekly Menu

    We have two birthdays this week in our family, which means getting up early to make pancakes and eating out a couple of nights. It’s going to be a fun week!

    Week 654 Weekly Menu: Monday - In N Out: Tuesday - Eat out; Wednesday - Grilled Salmon; Thursday - Chili; Friday - Honey Goat Cheese Pizza; Saturday - Leftovers; Sunday - Grill Night with Salad

    MONDAY:
    – In N Out (birthday dinner request from one of the birthday kids)

    TUESDAY:
    – Restaurant of choice (TBD) for the other birthday kid!

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Grilled Salmon (using the rub recipe from Zesty Salmon Tacos)
    – Salad and rice

    THURSDAY:
    Chili

    FRIDAY:
    Honey Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onion Pizza

    SATURDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SUNDAY:
    – Grill night
    – Salad (Cruciferous Crunch from Trader Joe’s with goat cheese, dried cranberries and Girard’s Light Champagne Dressing)

    Your turn! Share your menus below! Thank you!


  8. Sunday, December 8, 2019

    Week 653 Weekly Menu

    Hello everyone! Menu time!

    Week 653 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Orange Chicken; Tuesday - Salmon; Wednesday - Lentil Rice Bowls; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Rachel Sandwiches; Saturday - Eat out; Sunday - Pizza

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

    TUESDAY:
    – Grilled Salmon (using the rub recipe from Zesty Salmon Tacos)
    – Salad and rice

    WEDNESDAY:
    Lentil Rice Bowls with Lime Tahini Dressing

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Rachel Sandwiches

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Pizza night for a birthday party
    – Salad

    Can’t wait to see your menus for the week! Please share below! Thank you!


  9. Sunday, December 1, 2019

    Week 652 Weekly Menu

    Happy post-Thanksgiving weekend! I hope you are all still wallowing in leftovers and taking a break from cooking!

    Week 652 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Turkey a la King; Tuesday - Lasagna Baked Ziti; Wednesday - Taco Night; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Eat out; Saturday - Orange Chicken; Sunday - Grill night with salad

    MONDAY:
    Turkey a la King on Rice
    – Salad

    TUESDAY:
    Lasagna Baked Ziti

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Taco Night

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – Eat out

    SATURDAY:
    Grammy’s Orange Chicken
    – Rice and salad

    SUNDAY:
    – Grill Night (main dish TBD)
    – Salad

    You know the drill….share your weekly meal plans in the comments below! Thank you! Have a great week!


  10. Sunday, November 24, 2019

    2019 Thanksgiving Menu + Week 651 Weekly Menu

    Happy Thanksgiving Week! Below you will find out plan for the whole week as well as our Thanksgiving menu. Please share your regular weekly dinner menu, your Thanksgiving menu or both in the comments!

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    MONDAY:
    Safari Park

    TUESDAY:
    Moroccan Chicken Skewers

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Leftovers

    THURSDAY: Thanksgiving 2018!

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SUNDAY:
    Turkey Soup with Rice
    – Homemade Bread (my Grandma’s recipe that is not published anywhere…saving that for the book I may never write ;))

    Can’t wait to see what you all have cooking this week! Thank you in advance for sharing, either weekly menus, Thanksgiving plans or both!