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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Week 139 Menu

Before I moved to San Diego 8 years ago, I hated cilantro. After living 20 miles from Mexico for over 6 years, well…now I love cilantro. I am currently experiencing a similar metamorphosis with sourdough bread. Before we moved to the Bay Area…blech. But it is really starting to grow on me. What’s more, there are so many different kinds of sourdough here, it’s really fun trying them all out! Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

colombo sourdough bread

On to the menu!

– Baked Stuffed Winter Squash (more on this recipe another day!)

Tortilla Soup

– Barbeque Pulled Pork (more on this recipe another day, too!)

– Leftovers

– My Birthday! AND…I get to go to a dinner in Napa Valley with Rocco DiSpirito…Rocco heard it was my birthday and wanted to do something special. Just kidding. It’s a pre-BlogHer Food dinner I was invited to that should be pretty darn fun!

BlogHer Food conference – can’t wait!

– Paninis

Please post your own menu for the week! Can’t wait to see what you’re having…and to browse your ideas for next week’s planning!


  1. I haven’t figured out my menu yet because I’ve been too busy with last minute travel plans since I was able to aquire a BlogHer Food ticket. I had no idea you were going to be there, but I hope we get to meet up! I’ll come back with my menu later. πŸ™‚

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    So I managed to break my ankle(badly, surgery and all that fun) and am out of cooking for the next 6 weeks. Anyone have menu ideas that can be made with VERY limited mobility and probably no stove top (unless I can figure out some neat acrobatics) Until I can stand again no menu from me.

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    Sunday – Chicken Salad, Fruit, Warm Homemade Bread.
    Monday – Chilaquiles (Make on Sunday) and Veggies
    Tuesday – Pasta with Red Sauce, Spinach and Chicken Sausage + Salad
    Wednesday – Leftover Chilaquiles
    Thursday – Leftover Pasta
    Friday – Tilapia, Corn, Beans and leftover bread
    Saturday – Take Out

  4. So glad to find your blog! I have trouble with menu planning too. Trying to get back at it; cause it really saves this working mom time and thinking!
    Here’s my this week menu:
    Sunday – salmon patties, creamed potatoes, biscuits and english peas (just ate! Yummy)
    Monday – Cheese Quesadillas, yellow rice and black beans
    Tuesday – Baked loaded potatoes and baked apples
    Wed – Panini sandwiches with chips and pickle slices
    Thursday – Chicken and Dumplings
    Friday – toss up? Dinner out or leftovers
    Saturday – Veggie Soup and sandwiches

  5. I love sourdough bread. Growing up we always went to a restaurant in Malibu called the Sea Lion. We would get coleslaw and sourdough bread. Yum!

  6. Monday – BBQ Chicken Pizza that I linked to last week because I never made it. We ordered pizza instead, but I have the cheese and the sauce made for it so I better make it!
    Tuesday – I’m craving soup – either an apple squash soup or the tortilla soup you’re planning on.
    Wednesday – leftovers!
    Thursday – Sundried Tomato and Spinach Lasagna because hubby can eat leftovers while I’m gone and a big salad
    Friday – Eating in SF with Kristen from Dine&Dish
    Saturday – BlogHer Food
    Sunday – flight home leaves at 12:30 pm, so probably something on the go, like a sandwich, because I don’t get home till after dinner.

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    mon- stove top fried chicken and mashed potatoes
    Tues- Fajitas
    Wed- lasagna
    Thurs- work…?
    Fri- spaghetti
    Sat- LO or out
    Sun- Spinach Strawberry Salad, BBQ chicken

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    F – rice noodles with veggies, broth and egg
    S – chicken pad thai
    S – Italian beef stew
    M – pasta w/ eggplant & blue cheese
    T – portobello burgers & bean salad
    W – homemade pizza
    T – leftovers or nachos

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    Monday-Wednesday: GONE
    Thursday: beef and green chile enchiladas
    Friday: homemade macaroni & cheese and venison sausage

    Not many ideas from me this week!

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    Sunday–buffalo chicken, sweet potato fries
    Monday–rice lasagna
    Tuesday–southwestern corn and black bean salad w/ chicken
    Wednesday–slow cooker pork chops
    Friday–headed to my moms so not sure what we’ll eat for the weekend.

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    Monday – Sub Night
    Tuesday – Sloppy Joes
    Wednesday – Kids (Hot Dogs) Adults (Lemon Pasta/Scallops)
    Thursday – Pork Kebobs
    Friday – Make your own Pizza Night (third week in a row and everyone loves it)

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    Sunday–Tuna Noodle Casserole, celery & dip
    Tuesday–Jambalaya (leftovers in freezer!, andouille, coleslaw
    Wednesday–pistachio-crusted pork loin, zucchini torta, salad, dessert (banana bread?)
    Thursday–an entree from Costco, salad or raw veggies
    Friday–“pizza” fish, tomato salad
    Saturday–soup from freezer or out

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    Just recently found your blog. My birthday is Friday too! My 39th. I’ve decided to celebrate every month of my 39th year. Maybe I will get used to it by the time I turn 40. Happy Birthday!

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    Nancy Deininger

    monday- pork with pineapple stir fry
    tuesday- potato soup, salad and rolls
    wednesday – chicken and sweet potatoes
    thursday- spaghetti and eggplant parmesan
    friday- pizza
    saturday – leftovers

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    Monday – Grilled chicken
    Tuesday – Breakfast for dinner
    Wednesday – Mac & Cheese
    Thursday – Saucey Chicken
    Friday – Make your own pizza

  16. Monday: Pizza
    green salad

    Tuesday: Open-Face Burgers, with Cheddar & Bacon
    Sweet Potato Fries

    Wednesday: Shredded Pork Tacos
    black bean salsa
    spicy cole slaw

    Thursday: Lasagna
    garlic bread

    Friday: Chicken Chilaquiles
    black beans
    spanish rice

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    Jenn E.

    Sunday- Dinner at Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant in Staunton Virginia- AMAZING down home cooking! (we were on a road trip)
    Monday- Chicken Pot Pie
    Tuesday- Pasta w/ Meat Sauce and Garlic Bread, salad?
    Wednesday- BLTs
    Thursday- Baked Mac n Cheese and chicken fingers
    Friday- Pizza
    Saturday- Out or Leftovers

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    Sun- Honey Mustard Chicken with Apples
    Mon- Pork Tenderloin in Pepsi Reduction sauce and Mashed Potatoes
    Tues- Meatloaf and Butternut Squash soup
    Wed- Leftovers
    Thurs- Tuna Pasta (so easy- pasta, butter, tuna, peppter, parmesan cheese)
    Fri- Arroz con Pollo

    Have a great week!

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    S: Out
    M: Chicken tenders, leftover potato salad, sliced cucumbers
    T: Southwestern Corn Chowder & salad
    W: Hot Dogs & leftover freezer mac & cheese
    Thurs – Mon: Out of town

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    I made your tortilla soup recipe last night… it was a HIT. awesome meal, thanks! Here is my menu:
    Sun – chicken torilla soup (from TWFD)
    Mon – stirfry veggies with rice
    Tue – baked salmon with steamed brocolli
    Wed – spaghetti
    Thu – leftovers (huby is on his own)
    Fri – date night
    Sat – I’m thinking chicken fajitas

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    Sunday – Fresh Tomato, Sausage, and Pecorino Pasta (CL), salads
    Monday – Shrimp Etouffe w/Rice (CL), fruit
    Tuesday – grilled chicken quesadillas (chorus night)
    Wednesday – Ancho Rubbed Flank Steak (CL), mashed sweet potatoes, something green
    Thursday – Chicken and Cashews (CL), rice, egg rolls
    Friday – Breakfast! We’ll have pancakes, eggs, and bacon! YUM!

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    That Tortilla Soup looks yummy. I’ve always loved cilantro even though I live nowhere near Mexico (I’m in Boston). I’m totally jealous you’re having dinner with Rocco. Have fun! Wish I could go to BlogHer Food!!

  23. I don’t have a menu this week, but I have been in search of acorn squash to make the Eating Well Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash that became a staple in our house last fall / winter. I haven’t seen any yet, though, and it is making me antsy. The cooler weather we’ve been having in Seattle is giving me some serious cravings. Anyway, can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve for stuffed squash!!

  24. as always, love all the menus!

    katie – can’t wait to see you this weekend!
    matt – so sorry to hear about your ankle! that is AWFUL! sending positive vibes your way…
    deltha – happy birthday to you, too! so fun! I like your 39th year plan. πŸ™‚
    lana – SO happy the tortilla soup was a hit! I’m seriously addicted to it right now!
    hillary – they had acorn squashes at my safeway today here in the bay area…keep your eyes peeled! if i have them, yours must not be far behind!

    everyone – thank you for your comments!!!

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    Portia Westesen

    Monday: BLT’s and home grown apples
    Tuesday: Left overs from last week
    Wednesday: Sauted potatoes, carrots and Kielbasa
    Thursday: Soup and Rolls
    Friday: eat out
    Saturday: BBQ in the canyon
    Sunday: Lasagna, rolls, and rhubarb pie πŸ™‚

  26. Monday: Crockpot Pizza Soup
    Tuesday: Crockpot Gyros (both meals from
    Wednesday: Mac and Cheese and Apples
    Thursday: Garlic Rosemary Tilapia with Potatoes and Salad
    Friday: Chicken Tikka Masala and Peas
    Saturday: Hanger Steak with Shallots (from and Corn on the Cob
    Sunday: Basil Cream Chicken and Salad

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    I just found your website and am loving it, esp. the way it is so UNPRETENTIOUS!
    Sunday – Pigs in Blankets and Veggie Platter with Ranch for dipping (watching football)
    Monday – Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans
    Tuesday-Friday – The next four days are tough, kids have football practice (although usually not on Wed.) and don’t get home til late – I never know what to fix. They are not hungry beforehand, so they end up staying up too late to eat if we have a real meal or they get fast food on the way home…not good! anybody have any ideas? Maybe just sandwiches, but it’s several nights a week…
    Saturday – out to dinner
    Sunday – chili and cornbread

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