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  1. Sunday, October 18, 2020

    Week 697 Weekly Menu

    Well. Our family is figuring out how to dinner now that I am out of commission. I had hand surgery earlier this week and began physical therapy, which will be very intense. I highly recommend not severing any tendons in your hand if you can at all help it.

    I don’t have access at this moment to my artwork files, which I can update tomorrow. But here is what dinner is looking like this week with Nate and the kids in charge after a visit to Costco.

    MONDAY:

    • Salmon with lemon-basil butter (Costco!)

    TUESDAY:

    • Grilled Tri-Tip with salad

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Chicken Tikka Masala 

    THURSDAY:

    • Stuffed Roast Turkey 

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Takeout night

    SUNDAY:

    • Grill Night

    Your turn! Please share your menus below!!


  2. Sunday, October 11, 2020

    Week 696 Weekly Menu

    Well, life took an interesting turn. I cut my hand on a flower vase and now have to see a hand surgeon to repair my thumb’s flexon tendon. My dominant hand is down for the count for the time being and I can’t cook. SOOOO…as our family adjusts for the next little while, I’m planning meals that my girls can easily pull together with little to no coaching. Also, it just took 20 hours to type that, the first thing I’ve typed since the injury. Who knew switching thumbs on the keyboard would throw my speedy typing off SO much?! Send lots of luck to the Maynards this week! 😉 I am also foregoing the cute menu graphic this week…at least I got this far!

    MONDAY:

    • Chicken Enchiladas

    TUESDAY:

    • English Muffin Pizzas

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Pancakes

    THURSDAY:

    • Spaghetti

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Takeout

    SUNDAY:

    • Grill Night

     Your turn! Share your meal plans below! Thank you and have a delicious week!


  3. Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Week 695 Weekly Menu

    Hi everyone! Let’s get down to business!

    Week 695 Weekly Dinner Menus: Monday - Hot dogs & brats; Tuesday - Carne Asada Salad; Wednesday - Pollo Guisado; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Rachel Sandwiches; Saturday - Local Takeout; Sunday - Grill Night

    MONDAY:

    • Hot Dogs & Brats

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    • Leftovers

    FRIDAY:

    SATURDAY:

    • Takeout Night

    SUNDAY:

    • Grill Night (whatever looks good at the butcher!)

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  4. Monday, September 28, 2020

    Week 694 Weekly Menu

    I completely forgot to plan my menu yesterday! Happy birthday to me! 😉 This week I probably need a menu more than most weeks and yet I’m least prepared! My company Velodyne Lidar is set to go public and I’m on the communications team, so I honestly feel like if we get cereal on the table it will be considered a win!  

    Week 694 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Leftovers; Tuesday - local takeout; Wednesday - Chicken Pesto Pasta; Thursday - Brats and Hot dogs; Friday - Caprese Salad; Saturday - Local Takeout; Sunday - Grill Night

    MONDAY:

    • Leftovers

    TUESDAY:

    • Takeout (I know this will be a busy work night)

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Chicken Pesto Pasta (using store bought pesto & rotisserie chicken!)

    THURSDAY:

    • Brats and Hot Dogs

    FRIDAY:

    • Caprese Salad with baguette and fresh fruit

    SATURDAY:

    • Takeout

    SUNDAY:

    • Grill night

    Your turn! Share your meal plans below!


  5. Sunday, September 20, 2020

    Week 693 Weekly Menu

    I truly cannot believe another week has passed and it’s time for planning again! We have two birthdays this week (mine and Owen’s…my baby is turning 9!). It’s a family celebration year for Owen and he requested Cheesecake Factory. It’s going to be a fun weekend and I plan to not cook! 😉

    Week 693 Weekly Men: Monday - Enchiladas; Tuesday - Chicken Marsala; Wednesday - Baked Ziti; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Eat out; Saturday - Eat out; Sunday - Grill Night

    MONDAY:

    • Enchiladas (using up the rest of our leftover carnitas!)

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    • Leftovers

    FRIDAY:

    • Dinner at Cheesecake Factory (my little birthday boy’s request!)

    SATURDAY:

    • Eat out to celebrate my birthday!

    SUNDAY:

    • Grill Night with Salad

    Please share your own meal plan in the comments below. Thank you and have a delicious week!


  6. Sunday, September 13, 2020

    Week 692 Weekly Menu

    Well, last week was a week. I did get to the store last weekend, but then didn’t do anything that was on the menu. Lots of random cooking, eating out and whatnot to survive a really draining week. The biggest casualty was the bag of bean sprouts we never used, so I consider life won.Thank goodness for non-perishable foods and the freezer. All of this to say there is a reason why this week’s menu looks a lot like last week’s. 😉 

    Week 692 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Naan pizzas; Tuesday - Asian Spinach Pasta Salad; Wednesday - Carnitas Tacos; Thursday - BLATs; Friday - Leftovers; Saturday - Local Takeout; Sunday - Grill Night

    MONDAY:

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Carnitas Tacos (slow cooker will be in the garage all day)

    THURSDAY:

    • BLATs

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Local Takeout

    SUNDAY:

    • Grill Night (whatever we find that looks good at the store that day)
    • Salad

    Please share your own menu below! Thank you, you guys are the best!


  7. Sunday, September 6, 2020

    Week 691 Weekly Menu

    Hello! Let’s get this meal planning done, shall we?

    Week 691 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Naan pizzas; Tuesday - Asian Spinach Pasta Salad; Wednesday - Carnitas Tacos; Thursday - BLATs; Friday - Leftovers; Saturday - Local Takeout; Sunday - Grill Night

    MONDAY:

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Carnitas Tacos (slow cooker will be in the garage all day)

    THURSDAY:

    • BLATs

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Local Takeout

    SUNDAY:

    • Grill Night (whatever we find that looks good at the store that day)
    • Salad

    Your turn, share those menus in the comments below! Thanks everyone! I hope you are all surviving crazy back-to-school, heat waves, fires, etc, etc…here’s to at least eating well through the crazy!


  8. Sunday, August 30, 2020

    Week 690 Weekly Menu

    I followed the menu last week and it was awesome. Planning and shopping ahead makes such a difference! Okay, on to this week…

    Week 690 Weekly Dinner Plan: Monday - Chopped Salad; Tuesday - Grilled Salmon; Wednesday - Chicken Wraps; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Naan Pizzas; Saturday - Local Takeout; Sunday - Grill Night

    MONDAY:

    • Chopped Grilled Chicken Salad

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    • Leftovers

    FRIDAY:

    SATURDAY:

    • Local Takeout Night

    SUNDAY:

    • Grill Night…whatever looks good at the butcher next weekend!

    Share your own menu below in the comments! For real your menus are such a lifesaver every week when coming up with ideas and I stole heavily from your menus posted last week, so thank you!


  9. Sunday, August 23, 2020

    Week 689 Weekly Menu

    The heat is ON and there is no way I’m standing over a stove this week, especially with school starting. So we are going with all kinds of non-cooking dinners and cheats this week!

    Week 689 Weekly Menu - Monday: korean bbq tacos; Tuesday - asian chicken salad; Wednesday - hot dogs & brats; Thursday - BLTs; Friday - Leftovers; Saturday - Local Takeout; Sunday - Chicken Salad Sandwiches

    MONDAY:

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Hot Dogs & Brats in the grill

    THURSDAY:

    • BLTs (planning to bake the bacon early in the morning)

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Local Takeout Night

    SUNDAY:

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  10. Sunday, April 26, 2020

    Week 672 Weekly Menu

    You guys. I sat down to do my menu THREE HOURS AGO. I decided to write a quick post about my new favorite pectin and ended up going down a very deep freezer jam rabbit hole, writing the new post and updating old ones. My back kind of hurts and now I have to do my grocery shopping tonight instead of this morning, but it was worth it. Click here for my new freezer jam post, that turned out to be a true labor of love! And now finally on to my meal plan for the week!

    Week 672 Weekly Dinner Plan: Monday - Enchiladas; Tuesday - Homemade Pizza; Wednesday - Salmon; Thursday - Cheeseburgers; Friday - Local Takeout; Saturday - Grill Night; Sunday - Buffalo Wings

    Please note that my consistent weekly meal planning is not a sign of bliss…I am 100% sick of my kitchen, but am trying to maintain that sometimes elusive “attitude of gratitude” to get me through the meal-planning-and-cooking quarantine grind. It’s mostly working. 😉

    MONDAY:

    – Enchiladas

    TUESDAY:

    Homemade Pizza

    WEDNESDAY:

    Zesty Grilled Salmon
    – Wild Rice and Salad

    THURSDAY:

    – Homemade Cheeseburgers

    FRIDAY:

    – Local Takeout

    SATURDAY:

    – Grill Night + Salad

    SUNDAY:

    Buffalo Wings
    – Salad and Fries (gonna pick up in the freezer section!)

    You guys were amazing last week, so many menus to inspire me as I planned today. Thank you! Keep the menus coming! Share your weekly (daily? monthly? whateverly!) menu in the comments below!