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  1. Monday, November 21, 2022

    Week 759 Menu + Thanksgiving!

    You know what is amazing about having family live nearby, something we’ve never had until two years ago? Thanksgiving cooking help! Not only do I not have to cook everything, but we get even more food. It’s a dream.

    Top view of sliced roasted turkey using spatchcock method

    MONDAY – WEDNESDAY:

    • NO IDEA. We are painting our kitchen, which has to get done before our floors start getting ripped out on Saturday, plus, you know, Thanksgiving. Our cupboards are currently bare and I have no idea when we’ll get to the store. Good luck, Maynard children!

    2022 THANKSGIVING FEAST

    THURSDAY – SUNDAY:

    • Leftovers + floors getting ripped out kicking off a week of pure insanity…but no more cream-colored carpet! Woohoo!

    Share your menus for the week! And definitely share your Thanksgiving plans along with links to recipes if you have them. Can’t wait to see what everyone has cooking!


  2. Tuesday, November 1, 2022

    Week 757 Weekly Menu

    Happy November! My first menu of the month is coming a day late because we were just too busy with Halloween festivities Sunday and Monday. Here we go! 

    Week 757 weekly dinner menu from This Week for Dinner food blog

    MONDAY:

    • Candy. No, really. Candy and random food people scrounged.

    TUESDAY:

    • Leftovers (smoked pork butt! the best!)

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    FRIDAY:

    SATURDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SUNDAY:

    • Eat out

    Your turn to throw a menu in the comments below! And thanks for all the well wishes last week…still recovering, it was a doozy of a flu/cold/whatever-it-was-just-know-it-wasn’t-covid-phew. 


  3. Tuesday, October 25, 2022

    Week 756 is a bust for me…

    It was bound to happen…I’m sick. Our high school of 2,000 students had 700 students absent last week. Fun times! Anyway, I’m out of it and definitely not planning or cooking or shopping. I kept thinking I’d feel better and get a menu whipped up, but I’m just gonna cry uncle, go to bed and late Nate and kids figure it out.

    I am certain several of you are still on the ball this week, so please share your menu in the comments below! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got cooking!


  4. Monday, October 17, 2022

    Week 755 Weekly Menu

    This week I’m pulling out a bunch of old recipes I haven’t used in a while. Here we go!

    Week 755 weekly dinner menu

    MONDAY:

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Takeout night

    SUNDAY:

    • Bistro chicken with mashed potatoes and steamed veggie (whatever looks good when I go to the store!)

    Please share your own menu in the comments below! I am so grateful for your help and inspiration week after week!

     


  5. Monday, October 10, 2022

    Week 754 Weekly Menu

    You know what is crazy? I started this blog right before I became pregnant with our second child, Anna…who is now a freshman in high school. This fact is kind of blowing my mind. Anyway, late start to planning this week after a very event-filled Homecoming weekend with the kids and my niece! Back to real life…

    Week 754 Weekly Dinner Menu from This Week for Dinner

    MONDAY:

    TUESDAY:

    • Chicken Tikka Masala and Goan Coconut Paneer (I love the Maya Kaimal Indian food grocery products. I use their simmer sauces and everyday dal packs and every one we’ve tried has been fantastic.)

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Ancho BBQ Sloppy Joe, salad, chips

    THURSDAY:

    • Burrito Rice Bowls

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Takeout night

    SUNDAY:

    • Smoked chicken (did I mention that this is our new favorite thing to smoke? Wow.)

    Your turn! Share your menus in the comments below and have a great week!


  6. Monday, October 3, 2022

    Week 753 Weekly Menu

    I’m here, I’m here! Finally getting a minute to sit down and figure out dinner this week. It’s a wild and crazy week…let’s so if I can bring some order to it!

    Week 753 Weekly Dinner Menu Plan

    MONDAY:

    • Takeout (starting out the week strong! 😉 )

    TUESDAY:

    • Ancho BBQ Sloppy Joe, salad, chips

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Ordering out pizza! (Homecoming dance night!)

    SUNDAY:

    • Smoked pork butt (this didn’t happen last weekend…I’m going to beg for it this weekend!)

    It is so fun to be back at this meal planning and seeing your menus come in. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got cooking this week – please share in the comments! 


  7. 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!


  8. 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!

     


  9. 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 🙂


  10. 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!