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  1. Sunday, December 13, 2020

    Week 703 Weekly Dinner Menu

    It’s a big birthday week around here! Two birthdays, so the birthday girls get to pick dinner. Plus we’re still leveraging Hello Fresh heavily. πŸ˜‰

    MONDAY:

    • Firecracker Meatballs with Rice and Green Beans 

    TUESDAY:

    • Spicy Maple Chicken

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Cheesecake Factory Takeout (birthday dinner #1!)

    THURSDAY:

    • Thai Takeout (birthday dinner #2)

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Ancho BBQ Sloppy Joe’s

    SUNDAY:

    • Honey Sriracha Pork Tenderloin

    Please share your own menu plan in the comments below! Have a great week and Happy Hanukkah to those of your celebrating!


  2. Sunday, December 6, 2020

    Week 702 Weekly Menu

    Hello again! I hope you all had a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving! Apologies for missing the menu last week, I just plain forgot to plan because we had a major backup of meal kits thanks to our Thanksgiving food. I am still relying on meal kits for the next few weeks, but around Christmastime I am going to get back into cooking my own recipes again! The Hello Fresh meal kits have been so wonderful during this time where my cooking abilities were limited.

    Week 702 Weekly Dinner Menu

    MONDAY:

    • Pecan-Crusted Trout (a friend gave me a Green Chef box to try…Green Chef was good, but I like Hello Fresh better, for what it’s worth!)

    TUESDAY:

    • Tex Mex Beef & Poblano Enchiladas (Hello Fresh)

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Firecracker Meatballs (Hello Fresh)

    THURSDAY:

    • Hot Honey Chicken (Hello Fresh)

    FRIDAY:

    • NYC Street Cart Steak Bowls (Hello Fresh)

    SATURDAY:

    • Local Takeout (San Diego is back on lockdown…gotta make sure to keep on supporting local restaurants!)

    SUNDAY:

    Your turn! Share your weekly menu in the comments below. Have a great week, everyone!


  3. Sunday, November 22, 2020

    Week 701 Weekly Menu

    This Week for Dinner Thanksgiving Bouquet

    THANKSGIVING IS THIS WEEK HOW IS THIS SO?!?!? Miraculously I graduated from the hard splint from my hand surgery, so while my thumb doesn’t work yet and I still have to be careful, I will be able to help cook Thanksgiving dinner! The girls and Nate are ready to help with the cooking this year. While I’m sad we won’t be with extended family (COVID!), I think it will be a special year, all of us cooking together in the kitchen. I did make a few store-bought modifications to our menu to simplify cooking, but for the most part we are still cooking up our usual feast!

    Week 701 Weekly Dinner Menu including Thanksgiving Dinner Plans

    MONDAY:

    • Beef Bulgogi Meatballs (HelloFresh)

    TUESDAY:

    • Pork Tostadas Supremo (HelloFresh)

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Pineapple Pork Meatballs (HelloFresh)

    THURSDAY | Thanksgiving 2020!

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SUNDAY:

    • Leftovers

    Please share your weekly menu in the comments, including your Thanksgiving menu plans! Have a happy and delicious Thanksgiving and please stay safe!!!


  4. Sunday, November 15, 2020

    Week 700 Weekly Menu

    Wow. SEVEN HUNDRED weekly menus! Thank you to everyone who posts and for keeping me on the ball week after week. I am so grateful for our community!

    Week 700 Weekly Dinner Menu Plan from This Week for Dinner

    Given my hand surgery situation, this week I’m going to start planning Thanksgiving to try to figure out how to do our food traditions but without the amount of cooking I normally do. Any suggestions are appreciated!

    MONDAY:

    TUESDAY:

    • Chicken Tikka Masala (Costco)

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Takeout Night

    SUNDAY:

    Your turn! Share your menus in the comments below! And Happy 700th Menu Week to all!


  5. Sunday, November 8, 2020

    Week 699 Weekly Menu

    Hello everyone! With the help of Hello Fresh (which we are loving, by the way!) and Costco, our family is figuring out dinner as I recover from hand surgery.. Just a few more weeks (hopefully!) with me out of commission.

    Week 699 weekly dinner plans

    MONDAY:

    • Cheesy Smothered Mushroom Chicken (Hello Fresh)

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Ancho BBQ Sloppy Joes (Hello Fresh)

    THURSDAY:

    • Italian Chicken over Lemony Spaghetti (Hello Fresh)

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Sweet Chili Pork Bowls (Hello Fresh)

    SUNDAY:

    • Stuffed Turkey Breasts (Costco)

    Your turn! Share your menus in the comments below! Have a delicious week!


  6. Sunday, November 1, 2020

    Week 698 Weekly Menu

    WOW. I completely spaced planning and posting a menu last week. I didn’t even realize until Wednesday or Thursday! This probably is a good indication of where our family is with dinner these days…flying by the seat of our pants! I am still unable to cook, so we’re utilizing Costco and Trader Joe’s meals to at least make it feel a little like eating dinner at home instead of just takeout all the time. Here’s a go at a menu…

    Week 698 Weekly Dinner Menu

    MONDAY:

    • Pesto Chicken Pasta

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Homemade Hamburgers

    THURSDAY:

    FRIDAY:

    SATURDAY:

    • Local Takeout Night

    SUNDAY:

    PLEASE share your menus below! We need your dinner ideas to inspire while I’m in this strange cooking time! Thank you!

    Also, I signed up for Hello Fresh to see if it can help during this crazy time for our family. I’ll keep you posted! If you want to try it out, click here to check Hello Fresh out via my referral link, which gives you $70 off and me a $10 credit.

     


  7. 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!!


  8. 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! πŸ˜‰ 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!


  9. 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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  10. Monday, September 28, 2020

    Week 694 Weekly Menu

    I completely forgot to plan my menu yesterday! Happy birthday to me! πŸ˜‰ 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!