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  1. 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!


  2. 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!


  3. 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!


  4. 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!


  5. 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!


  6. 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!


  7. Tuesday, August 15, 2023

    Week 777 Weekly Menu

    Hey everyone! I’m a little late this week. But better late than never! 

    week 777 weekly dinner menu plan

    MONDAY:

    • Eat out at Panera Bread

    TUESDAY:

    • Pancakes (because I’m just now planning the menu and it’s Tuesday at 3:30 pm and clearly I’m not getting to the store today!)

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Chicken Enchiladas Verde

    THURSDAY:

    FRIDAY:

    SATURDAY:

    • Family BBQ and swim party

    SUNDAY:

    • Leftovers

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  8. Sunday, August 6, 2023

    Week 776 Weekly Menu

    I hope all of you are having a wonderful summer! Our summer travel is now officially done (and it was wonderful!) and we are all so ready to not eat out. Our family is in desperate need of the weekly menu and home cooked meals. Oh…and we saw Taylor Swift at SoFi in LA this week and I have to jump on the “WOW, THAT CONCERT!” bandwagon! Believe the hype. My goodness.

    Week 776 weekly dinner plan from This Week for Dinner

    MONDAY:

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    • Leftovers

    FRIDAY:

    SATURDAY:

    • Eat out night

    SUNDAY:

    • Smoked chicken with salad and corn on the cob

    Your turn to share your meal plans! I cannot WAIT to see your names and menus again!


  9. Sunday, July 2, 2023

    Week 775 Weekly menu

    Hello again! Unsurprisingly, the end of this school year got very busy and we have barely cooked at all over the last month. We officially have a high school graduate! It is hard to believe that Cate was only 2 years old when I started this blog. The time has felt both fast and slow. 

    Our whole family is tired of eating out and squeaking by in the dinner department, so we’re excited to get back into the planning and cooking groove. 

    Week 775 weekly dinner menu from This Week for Dinner

    MONDAY:

    • Leftover smoked brisket – maybe some delicious sandwiches?

    TUESDAY:

    • Cookout food!

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    FRIDAY:

    SATURDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SUNDAY:

    • Smoked turkey breasts + fixings

    Your turn! Share those menus in the comments! 


  10. Monday, May 29, 2023

    Week 774 Weekly Menu

    Happy Memorial Day! Hope you all have some delicious food on the grill right now! This week is the quiet before the storm of graduation week, so going to really try to get some good cooking in!

    Week 774 weekly dinner menu from This Week for Dinner food blog

    MONDAY:

    • Memorial Day BBQ: Brisket + Fixings

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    • Enchiladas

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Eat out night

    SUNDAY:

    • Indian food night (whatever I have in the cupboard to support the cause)

    Your turn! Throw those dinner plans in the comments below!