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  1. Tuesday, March 26, 2024

    Week 787 Weekly Menu

    So, apparently I’m a 7-year-old because I got strep. I’m a little late getting this week up and running, but the antibiotics are kicking in and working miracles! Cate is home for spring break and made us dinner the last two nights. It was awesome!

    Week 787 weekly meal plan from This Week for Dinner food blog

    MONDAY:

    • Indian food night, thanks to Maya Kaimal (chicken, paneer, peas, lentils…all the good stuff!)

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    • Breakfast for dinner: Potato and bacon egg scrambles

    FRIDAY:

    • Takeout night

    SATURDAY:

    SUNDAY:

    • Easter brunching! Menu TBD

    Your turn! Share your meal plans in the comments below. Thank you!


  2. Monday, March 18, 2024

    Week 786 Weekly Dinner Menu

    Happy Belated St. Patrick’s Day! I tried cooking corned beef in the slow cooker for the first time and…after 8 hours on low it was still nowhere near done. Apparently for corned beef you should cook it on HIGH for 8 hours. That is a resilient cut of meat. Anyway, I think I’ll just go back to boiling it in the future. As for las night, we ended up with two hour delay for dinner but filled our time with games, fun and Guinness. It was great! 

    Week 786 weekly dinner menu

    MONDAY:

    • Roasted chicken and root vegetables

    TUESDAY:

    • Bistro chicken with mashed potatoes (making double for Tuesday and Wednesday dinners)

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    • Eat out after Owen’s middle school orchestra concert

    FRIDAY:

    SATURDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SUNDAY:

    • Homemade hamburgers (didn’t get to this one last week)

    Okey doke, your turn. Drop your meal plan in the comments below…and thank you in advance!


  3. Monday, March 11, 2024

    Week 785 Weekly Dinner Menu

    Hi all! I’m so spotty with cooking this month, failing miserably on my new year’s resolution to cook more…so just gonna reset this week! I have to stop letting crazy weeks stop me from cooking, especially since taking the time to cook has been quite meditative and welcome lately. 

    Week 785 weekly dinner plan

    MONDAY:

    • Lemon chicken pasta

    TUESDAY:

    • Roasted salmon, rice and salad

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Pesto chicken salad sandwiches

    THURSDAY:

    • Leftovers

    FRIDAY:

    SATURDAY:

    • Takeout night

    SUNDAY:

    • St. Patrick’s Day Feast! Corned beef, potatoes, salad, and green lemon bars

    Your turn! Share your own menu in the comments below. Thank you!!


  4. Monday, February 26, 2024

    Week 784 Weekly Dinner Menu

    Hello, all! I blew it last week big time. Holiday weekend, sick kid, all the fun things that change up the schedule. But we gotta get back to business this week!

    Week 784 weekly dinner menu from This Week for Dinner

    MONDAY:

    • Takeout (starting the week out strong hahahahaha)

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    • Homemade hamburgers

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftoversd

    SATURDAY:

    • Date night! Domino’s delivery for the kids, Domino’s in-restaurant for us (just kidding) 

    SUNDAY:

    Your turn! Share your own menus below! I just want to say thank you because it has been so nice being back at this and being able to read through your menus every week for inspiration. It is the best!


  5. Tuesday, February 13, 2024

    Week 783 Weekly Dinner Menu

    Hello! I had my menu all ready to go and then forgot to hit publish. So, here we are, Tuesday morning. Oh well!

    Weekly dinner plan 783

    We have a ton of leftovers, so it’s a nice easy start to the week for me! 

    MONDAY:

    • Leftovers from Super Bowl

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Valentine’s Day dinner with friends

    THURSDAY:

    • Gnocchi (flavor tbd!)

    FRIDAY:

    SATURDAY:

    • Takeout night

    SUNDAY:

    • Grilled chicken and vegetables

    Your turn! Can’t wait to see your menus, there have been so many great ideas lately!


  6. Monday, February 5, 2024

    Week 782 Weekly Menu + Happy 17th Birthday, Blog!

    Happy birthday, This Week for Dinner! The blog is officially 17 years old! Thank you to each and every one of you who keeps reading, sharing, meal planning, all of it. Some of you have been here for most (if not all) of that time…our kids were little and now they are big! There have been so many changes and life phases in these past 17 years, but apparently one thing that hasn’t changed is this blog still chugging along. Who’d have thought?? Anyway, thank you all for being a part of the journey. 

    Week 782 weekly dinner menu plus recipes for Super Bowl

    MONDAY:

    • Chicken stir fry

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    • Leftovers

    FRIDAY:

    • Eat out

    SATURDAY:

    SUNDAY:

    You all know the drill! Share your menu in the comments below. Thank you and have a great week!


  7. Monday, January 29, 2024

    Week 781 Weekly Menu

    Before I jump into this week’s menu, a quick plug for this recipe: Crispy Rosemary Roast Potatoes. I hadn’t made them in years but we whipped up a batch last night. I remembered that they were good, but every time we eat them we’re like, “Oh yeah, these are SO good.” Okay, on to this week…

    week 781 weekly dinner menu plan from this week for dinner

    MONDAY:

    TUESDAY:

    • Carnitas Nachos (going to pick up carnitas from Primo Market in Oceanside)

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Eat out

    SUNDAY:

    • Going to ask Nate to smoke us something delicious!

    You know the drill…please share your meal plans in the comments below! Looking forward to getting back in this groove with you all. Have a great week!


  8. Tuesday, November 7, 2023

    Week 780 Dinner Menu

    Hello! We’re a little late this week, but better late than never!

    Week 780 weekly dinner menu from This Week for Dinner

    MONDAY:

    • $9 burger night at Barrel Republic (used to be $5 not too long ago…alas!)

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Lemony Italian chicken pasta

    THURSDAY:

    • Santa Maria tri-tip with mashed potatoes and salad

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Takeout night

    SUNDAY:

    • Smoked short rib, roasted potatoes and salad (we ended up going to Universal Studios last Sunday, so moving this to this week!)

    You know the drill…share your own meal plan in the comments below! Have a great week!


  9. Sunday, October 29, 2023

    Week 779 Dinner Menu

    Hello! Not only is Owen, my 12-year-old, excited to cook with me now, he actually popped right out of his room when I asked if he wanted to come plan a menu. He is such a great motivator for me these days!

    Week 779 weekly dinner menu plan

    MONDAY:

    • Hamburgers

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Eat out night

    SUNDAY:

    • Smoked short rib, roasted potatoes and salad

    Looking forward to seeing your menus!


  10. Sunday, October 22, 2023

    Week 778 Weekly Menu…and Hello Again!

    Hello everyone! It’s been a while. Probably the longest while of me disappearing from the blog, meal planning, cooking…all of it! It has been a crazy couple of months, with Cate heading off to college in the midst of it all. I truly have been barely cooking dinner at all, let alone planning ahead. I’m okay with that. We all go through seasons. And I’ve gotten more disciplined in other parts of my life, so just chalking it all up to balance and figuring out what that balance is.

    Week 778 weekly dinner menu from This Week for Dinner

    Owen, who is now in sixth grade, has been really cute cooking with me when we have gotten around to making dinner. So I’m going to get him a little more involved with the planning and cooking. So, here’s our first menu in a long while! And here’s to keeping it up going forward!

    MONDAY:

    • Breakfast for dinner: Pancakes and eggs

    TUESDAY:

    • Chicken Enchiladas Verde

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    • Eat out after Owen’s first middle school orchestra concert!

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Eat out

    SUNDAY:

    Can’t wait to see your weekly meal plan in the comments below! It’s been so long, excited to see your names and ideas again!