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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Week 128 Menu…and Happy Fourth of July!

Hope your Fourth was filled with flags, food and fun! Ours was filled with all three, especially food.

Nate and I cooked up quite a feast! Potato salad, fruit salad, corn on the cob and RIBS. Ah, the ribs. Nate spent hours manning the grill and the result was amazing! Click here for the BBQ sauce recipe.

I’m not going to be very gourmet the next few weeks…the Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge is almost here and we are BUSY getting ready!

Rachel sandwiches

– Spaghetti
– Salad

– Chicken Cordon Bleu (from grocery freezer section)
– Rice & Veggie

– Lasagna (with Barilla no-bake noodles)

– Leftovers

– Eat out

– Quesadillas

Please share your menus for the week, can’t wait to see your ideas!

One more thing – Keurig is giving away a Platinum coffee maker on the SocialLuxe Lounge website. And there are only 31 comments, so your chances of winning are good!  Winner will be announced Wednesday, July 8, so get over there and make a comment with your favorite flavor!


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    This week is unusual because I don’t really have a set menu. I bought quite a bit of produce at the greenmarket this weekend — from that, I’ll figure out what to make as the days progress. This week’s haul: fromage blanc, eggs, ricotta, cavolo nero (aka black cabbage), herbs, potatoes, radishes, Japanese turnips, cod, tomatoes, summer squash, a levain boule, butter and fava beans. In addition I have some leftover shrimp from Friday and a head of sucrine.

    Sunday (tonight): pan-roasted cod, tomato and cucumber salad

    Monday (July 6): shrimp with garlic and parsley (w/ bread to soak up the sauce); radish and cucumber salad, with fromage blanc and croutons

    Tuesday (July 7): I was thinking I might do fava bean risotto. Alternately stew the beans and stir in some prosciutto and chopped sucrine.

    Wednesday (July 8): Depending on what happens Tuesday, it might be a tomato and squash gratin, and a three-egg omelette. Or maybe greens with pancetta, tossed with pasta.

    Thursday (July 9): Could very well be leftovers.

    Friday (July 10): Probably soup and salad. I have a feeling it’ll be some kind of summer minestrone, using leftover vegetables in the fridge, dried beans and pasta.

    Saturday (July 11): Depends on what looks good at the market.

    This is all subject to change. I stick to my menus about 75% of the time but it also depends on the phase of the moon. 🙂

  2. Looking forward to the ribs recipe!

    Monday: Breakfast for dinner (Waffles
    w/ pecans, apples & apple cider syrup & scrambled eggs)
    Tuesday: Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas & Black Bean Corn Salad
    Wednesday: Cucumber & Cream Cheese Sandwiches, fruit & chips
    Thursday: leftovers
    Friday: Homemade Margherita Pizza
    Saturday: ??

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    Monday: yellow squash casserole, salad, fresh bread with herb butter
    Tuesday: Sausage and pepper calzones
    Wednesday: nacho chicken bake, rice, veggies
    Thursday: Roasted vegetables with couscous, feta and fresh herbs
    Friday: Leftovers or out
    Saturday: Taco salad
    Sunday: Something on the grill!

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    S: Whole wheat pasta w/ Turkey Meatballs & salad
    M: Honey Mustard grilled Chicken breasts, green beans & griled garlic thyme potatoes
    T: Grilled Ham steaks, tomato basil salad & corn
    W: Taco Salads
    R: Pulled Pork sandwiches, coleslaw & oven fries
    F: Naan pizzas with leftover toppings from the week
    S: Wedding to go to – maybe quinoa mac & cheese for kids

    Have a nice week!

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    Sa: BBQ ribs, corn on the cob, baked sw. potato
    Su: homemade pizza and sauce (1 Hawaiian, 1 green peper and basil)

    M: Stuffed pepper
    Tu: Dumplings, peas, rice
    W: Vegetarian chili with cornbread
    Th: roasted vegetable and pasta bake
    F: pork chops, potatoes gratin, green beans

  6. Monday:
    -Whole Wheat Spaghetti & Tomato Sauce

    -BLT’s with Avocado
    -Roasted Corn

    -Honey Mustard Chicken
    -Whole Wheat Couscous w/ Mixed Veggies

    -Cornbread Pie

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    Kim M

    Sunday–Roasted Chicken, Baked Potatoes, brocolli
    Monday–Chicken stirfry (made with leftover chicken and brocolli), Rice
    Tuesday–Sandwiches, potato chips, fruit
    Wed–leftovers–Clean out the fridge night
    Thurs–Vacation for the next 10 days!!!!! Yay for no menu to plan 🙂

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    Sun: sweet and sour shrimp & beef with brocolli with rice
    Mon: chicken ravioli
    Tue: shredded pork tacos with fresh tomato salsa
    Wed: BBQ chicken
    Thur: grilled cheese sandwiches
    Fri: leftovers
    Sat: out with friends
    Happy belated 4th of July to all!!!

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    S: BLTAs (bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado)
    M: Margherita Pizza
    T: Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper Panini
    W: Farfalle with Creamy Tomato Sauce
    R: Tomato, Mozzarella and Pesto Panini
    F: Caprese Salad Pasta
    S: Leftovers

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    Mon-BLTs w/ avocado, smoothie
    Tues-vegetable omelettes, fruit
    Wed-salmon, wild rice, green beans
    Thurs-summer vegetable minestrone, bread
    Fri-spaghetti carbonara, green salad
    Sat-grilled chicken & vegetable kebobs
    Sun-tacos or taco salad

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    Monday: Leftover pizza or sandwiches on fresh bread

    Tuesday: Smoked sausage with Spanish rice

    Wednesday: Pasta with peppers & sausage (in marinara sauce)

    Thursday: Leftovers?

    Friday: Calzones

  12. Monday: Basil Cream Chicken and Broccoli
    Tuesday: Out To Dinner
    Wednesday: Chicken and Biscuits and Zucchini
    Thursday: Steak Fajitas
    Friday: Baked Snapper with Ratatouille
    Saturday: Garlic Rosemary Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Salad
    Sunday: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Left Overs

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    Monday: 4th of July leftovers
    Tuesday: Chicken tetrazzini with salad or broccoli
    Wednesday: Pork chops with rice/potatoes, broccoli or frozen veggies
    Thursday: Spaghetti
    Friday: Pizza
    Saturday: Quiche (frozen pie crust), with Farmer’s market veggies and cheese
    Sunday: Crepes (zucchini, chevre, shallot) and plain cheese for kids

    my key lately is to have one or two meals be recipes that I know by heart, such as Chic. Tetrazzini & Quiche.

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    hey jane. your 4th of july feast looks delicious. here’s what i think i’m making this week:
    –fish tacos
    –braised chicken, polenta, caprese salad
    –chiang mai style curry noodles
    –lamb madras, naan, mango lassi

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    S Breakfast for dinner
    M 6 cheese pizza
    T Hawaiian haystacks
    W Red beans and rice with smoked sausage
    T grilled cheese and chilli
    F Out for dinner
    S sushi?

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    A late addition:
    Wednesday- Grilled steak tacos, jalepeno poppers, jello salad and fresh pico
    Thursday- Brats, oven fries and fruit
    Friday- spaghetti with meat sauce, French bread
    Saturday- Pesto Fettucine w/ chicken, fresh bread and garden salad
    Sunday- BBQ chicken Pizza, green salad and fruit
    Monday- BLT’s with avocado fruit and fruit dip
    Tuesday- Breakfast- maybe waffles or omelets

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    Fri: Grilled Cheese
    Sat: Taco Salad
    Sun: Marsala chicken and Jasmine rice
    Mon: Pulled pork sandwiches with cole slaw
    Tues: Spicy honey chicken with fries (have fries)
    Wed: Left overs
    Thurs: Pasta with honey chicken

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