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  1. Monday, September 26, 2022

    Week 752 Weekly Menu

    Well, week one back on the meal planning train went great. In fact, at one point last week Anna said, “What is this magical book that means home-cooked meals every night?” It was so cute! So far I am completely loving The Ultimate Meal Prep Cookbook. (Thank you, Bonnie!) Although this week it’s a mix up of their recipes and my own – looking to minimize time standing at the stove thanks to another warm week of weather!

    Week 752 Weekly Dinner Menu

    MONDAY:

    • Skillet Tortellini with Sausage and Tomatoes

    TUESDAY:

    • Homemade hamburgers

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Chicken Caesar Salad

    THURSDAY:

    • Spaghetti and meatballs (I have some meatballs in the freezer)

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Takeout night

    SUNDAY:

    • Smoked pork butt with grilled veggies

    Your turn! Share your own meal plans, recipes, whatever in the comments below! Have a great week!


  2. Sunday, September 18, 2022

    Week 751 Weekly Menu…and we’re back!

    Hello everyone! I hope you had a great summer! School started a few weeks ago, which was when I was planning to get back to meal planning. But then we tore out all our cabinet doors and painted the kitchen (still working on the cabinets) and then that heat wave hit. But my excuses are expiring, so it’s time to get serious again. I’ll be honest, I don’t really feel like planning menus, but I definitely need them back in my life. So, here we go!

    Thank you to long-time menu contributor Bonnie Lawrence for telling us about America Test Kitchen’s The Ultimate Meal Prep CookbookThis is my first week of using one of their weekly plans to a T. I’m excited!

    Week 751 weekly menu from this week for dinner

    MONDAY:

    • Parmesan Chicken with Cherry Tomato Salad

    TUESDAY:

    • Chicken and Rice with Chorizo and Artichokes

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork with Lemony Broccolini

    THURSDAY:

    • Skillet Tortellini with Sausage and Tomatoes

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Takeout

    SUNDAY:

    • Outdoor Grill Night! (I’ll buy the food for this dinner when I do next week’s shopping)

    Please share your weekly menu in the comments below! I’m excited to be re-connected and see what you are all up to in the kitchen!

     


  3. Thursday, July 7, 2022

    Summer Break! Drop Menus Here!

    Hello foodie friends! I am crying “Uncle!” and going to take a summer break from meal planning (since I basically am already). We aren’t eating out a ton or anything, but we are taking a very relaxed approach to dinner each night. I haven’t ever officially taken a summer blog break from planning my weekly menu…it feels weird but also a bit refreshing. I think by the time school gets started, the break will have me ready to get planning weekly again. 

    Until then, please feel free to drop your menus on this post all summer long. It can be our summer resource weekly menu spot.

    Happy summer! Happy eating fresh produce!

    Pictured: Sunset in our beautiful Carlsbad last week, photo by my daughter Anna 🙂


  4. Sunday, June 12, 2022

    Week 750 Weekly Dinner Menu

    Week 750. That feels like a number to celebrate for some reason. It’s like the third quarter quell times 100. (That’s a lot of Hunger Games.) It’s three-quarters of the way to 1000. It’s a lot of years, that is for sure. Anyway…happy 750 menus, Blog!

    Week 750 Weekly Menu from This Week for Dinner

    MONDAY:

    • Smoked turkey breast with salad and rice

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    • Ancho bbq sloppy joes (still need to make this! recipe to come…)

    FRIDAY:

    SATURDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SUNDAY:

    • Father’s Day! Whatever Nate wants! 🙂

    Your turn, share your menu for the week below! Have a great week!


  5. Monday, June 6, 2022

    Week 749 Weekly Menu

    Hello! How has another week passed? It’s last day of school on Thursday, so I am anticipating a bit of “crazy,” but should be fun!

    Week 749 Weekly Dinner Menu from This Week for Dinner

    MONDAY:

    • Leftovers (after a weekend of delicious home meals!)

    TUESDAY:

    • Ancho BBQ sloppy joes (planning to modify from a Hello Fresh recipe we liked)

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    • Last day of school beach party!

    FRIDAY:

    • Night at the Padres

    SATURDAY:

    SUNDAY:

    • Smoked whole chicken with salad and corn

    You know what to do…share your own menu in the comments, steal our ideas, eat good food! 


  6. Monday, May 30, 2022

    Week 748 Weekly Menu

    Our Memorial Day is done and we are completely stuffed with the most wonderful food. It’s actually a little hard to plan a menu right now because the last thing I want to think about is food. No, but seriously. This is hard…can we just have water and fruit for all the meals because that is all I can think about right now.

    Week 748 Weekly Dinner Menu from This Week for Dinner

    MONDAY:

    • Memorial Day BBQ Feast

    TUESDAY:

    • Caprese salad and fruit

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Indian food (will grab some simmer sauces to make paneer and chicken dishes)

    THURSDAY:

    • Breakfast for dinner: Omelettes and fruit

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Takeout night

    SUNDAY:

    Your turn! Share your menus in the comments below! Have a great week, everyone!


  7. Monday, May 23, 2022

    Week 747 Weekly Menu

    Long time no talk! I took a break on Mother’s Day, and then last week I just inadvertently took a break from meal planning…and cooking for that matter. I must admit, making dinner has been a real struggle lately, and it is only going to get worse these last weeks of school. I’m going to go ahead and make this plan and then be kind to myself should things go off the rails, again. Wish me luck!

    Week 747 Weekly Dinner Menu  from This Week for Dinner

    MONDAY:

    • Panda Village (this is our local plaza with a Panda Express, Rubio’s and Jersey Mikes affectionately known to my kids as Panda Village – choose your own adventure!)

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Eat out

    SUNDAY:

    • Smoked Meats and Fixins

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  8. Sunday, May 1, 2022

    Week 746 Weekly Menu

    And we’re back! Spring break ended with a lot of driving on my part after leaving my wallet and keys in a national park many, many miles away from my home. Completely threw off the week, but I got my stuff and on life goes! Back to normal finally…

    Week 746 Weekly Dinner Menu from This Week for Dinner

    MONDAY:

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    • Hamburgers

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Takeout

    SUNDAY:

    • Breakfast for dinner: Omelettes

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


  9. Sunday, April 17, 2022

    It’s a (spring) break from meal planning!

    Hello intrepid meal planners. It’s Spring Break this week and we are hitting the road…Park City, here we come! I have no idea what we will be eating where and when. Can’t wait! 

    I figured I would pop in and put a post up for those of you who do have your weekly menu in order. Go ahead and share them in the comments like usual! And I’ll see you all next week!


  10. Monday, April 11, 2022

    Week 745 Weekly Menu

    I am sick (again) and for real have no idea what we should have for dinner this week. 🤦🏽‍♀️ Here goes nothin!

    Week 745 Weekly Dinner Menu

    MONDAY:

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Ramen bowls with soft boiled egg

    THURSDAY:

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Takeout night

    SUNDAY:

    • Easter Brunch with family

    As usual, your shared menus are the best! Keep it coming and put your own meal plan in the comments below. Thank you!