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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Week 141 Menu

Yeah, yeah. This week’s picture isn’t of food. But you can’t tell me you’re not eating up those perfectly adorable pigtails.


Orange Chicken and rice
– Veggie

– Some kind of vegetable-based soup, creamy and warm

– Baked loaded potatoes
– Salad

– Leftovers

– Homemade pizza

– Eat out

– Pork chops…and this time I’m going to NOT massacre them like last time, so disappointing when you screw up!
– Veggie
– Brown and/or wild rice

Your turn! Please share your menu for the week! Organized, unorganized. Fancy, simple. I don’t care what kind of menu it is, I just want to know what you’re eating!


  1. Just finished planning this afternoon!

    M – Chicken salad croissant sandwiches & garden salad

    T – Black bean soup with brown rice

    W – lasagne(I’m going to experiment with making ricotta…wish me luck!)

    Th – Chili

    F – Baked potatoes with broccoli or chili

    Weekend – TV Conference weekend…so finger foods, snacks, and 7 layer dip( a new family tradition). My husband gets off easy.

    Oh and there is an awesome recipe for spinach yogurt soup on allrecipes. If you want an idea for a veggie soup. We are big fans. Maybe I should do that instead of salad with the sandwiches tomorrow.

  2. Did you have the risotto last week? I hope you liked it! I have a friend coming in town this week, I’ve planned for a few meals but we love to cook together so I’ve left a couple days open for us to figure something fun out together and see what she’s in the mood fo.

    Sunday – Apple Cider Roasted Acorn Squash and this Salad

    Monday – Homemade Minestrone and buttery dinner rolls

    Tuesday – leftovers

    Wednesday – Vietnamese Spring Rolls from Steamy Kitchen’s Cookbook and Coconut Mango Sticky Rice

    Thursday – ??

    Friday – ??

    Saturday – hopefully going out!

  3. And the pigtails are adorable! I love doing Madeline’s hair in pigtails. It’s the cutest thing on little girls.

  4. I’m impressed… how did you get her to sit still for perfect pigtails?! So cute.

  5. 5

    Monday: Butternut squash risotto- sounded good when mentioned last week so we’re having it tomorrow!
    Tuesday: Stuffed shells, salad
    Wednesday: Sausage and pepper calzones
    Thursday: Angel chicken with pasta and some veg
    Friday:Chicken corn chowder, salad and fresh bread
    Saturday: Chili, cornbread

  6. 6

    Monday – leftovers from the weekend
    Tuesday – chili
    Wednesday – OUT
    Thursday – beef stroganoff
    Friday – maybe out?

  7. Monday – my father-in-law is taking us to dinner
    Tuesday – crockpot farmhouse chicken soup
    Wednesday – church potluck
    Thursday – pizza night
    Friday – probably leftovers (there are tons in our fridge/freezer)

  8. 8

    F – teriyaki chicken w/ green beans and rice
    S – dinner at a friend’s house
    S – bowl of noodles w/ veggies and broth
    M – homemade pizza
    T – chicken korma
    W – minestrone with cheesy garlic toast
    T – squash galette

    It’s finally starting to feel like fall!

  9. 9

    Sunday – Red Beans and Rice, green beans
    Monday – Shrimp Alfredo, broccoli w/ cheese
    Tuesday – Out
    Wednesday – Cassoulet w/ Veggies, biscuits
    Thursday – Pecan Chicken
    Friday – Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole

  10. 10

    Monday: Adobo Marinated Chicken Quesadilla
    Black Beans
    Spanish Rice

    Tuesday: Andouille Sausage Soup
    Brown Rice

    Wednesday: Zuni’s Roasted Chicken
    Mashed Potatoes

    Thursday: Boneless Pork Chops & Roasted Yam Fries

    Friday: Jerk Chicken
    Cilantro-Pineapple Rice

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    Monday: Whole wheat pasta w/slow roasted tomatoes, artichokes, and zucchini.

    Tuesday: Garden Burgers w/baked sweet potato fries.

    Wed: Tortellini Spinach salad

    Thurs: Veggie Hummus Sandwich:

    Friday: Butternut Squash Soup:

    Sat-hopefully eating out-maybe Cafe Rio? It’s been awhile:)

    Love the piggy tails!

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    Mon–soup from freezer, cornbread or biscuits
    Tues–Chicken Tikka Masala (pre-made), brown rice, veg
    Weds–Black Bean and chicken Chilaquiles, tomato salad
    Thurs–spaghetti and meatballs, salad
    Fri–out (kids–pizza)
    Sat–Italian meatloaf, roasted potatoes, green beans

  13. 14

    Sun = cod with fennel and potatoes and mini chocolate cakes
    Mon = roast beef with roasted potatoes and shallots plus salad with beets
    Tues = chicken fajitas
    Wed = burgers w/mushrooms, onions and cheese
    Thur = green beans and port, chinese style
    Fri = sausage, lentil and spinach stew
    Sat = ????

    Leftovers eaten for lunch plus pasta salad with lots of veggies. Our goal is to use our CSA veggies up.

  14. Monday: Spaghetti and Salad
    Tuesday: Steak Fajitas with fresh salsa and guacamole
    Wendesday: Mac and Cheese and Apples
    Thursday: Fettuccine with Italian Sausage and Tomato Cream Sauce (from and Green Beans
    Friday: Shrimp Scampi and Salad
    Saturday: Saffron Yogurt Chicken and Peas
    Sunday: Left Overs

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    Nancy Deininger

    monday – pork roast with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes
    tuesday- salmon with french fries and veggies
    wednesday – chicken with broccoli
    thursday – pizza
    friday – monday – away celebrating Canadian thanksgiving

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    Jenn E.

    Mon- Baked, Stuffed Bell Peppers
    Tues- Mexican Dip w/ veggies and chips (every once in a while we’ll have an app for dinner, it’s great!)
    Wed- Leftover Chicken Tortilla Soup (from Sunday, it’s even better left over)w/ cheese, avocado, chips and sour cream
    Thurs- Fish and Chips
    Fri- Pizza
    Sat- Out
    Sun- Chili

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    Peg C

    Mon.-fish chowder
    Tue.-Roast pork
    Wed.-spaghetti squash,marinara
    Thursday-pork fried rice,chicken stir fry
    Fri.-lentil soup
    Sun.-stuffed peppers

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    Jen Schulte

    I am getting good ideas from these menus, so thank you – in a bit of a rut! The Butternut Squash soup recipe looks delicious … already printed that one.

    Our plans this week:
    Monday: Thai style ribs (a new recipe from my Slow Cooker cookbook, will share if good!), basmati rice & broccoli
    Tuesday: Tomato or Chicken Soup & grilled cheeses
    Wednesday: Onion crusted chicken breasts (yes the French’s can recipe!), cauliflower with cheese
    Thursday: steak on the grill, roasted acorn squash with brown sugar (yum)
    Friday: to friends’ for pizza
    Saturday / Sunday: at some point, either a pork roast or meat loaf, and mashed potatoes!

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    Mon: Grilled Chicken, potatoes & corn
    Tues: Country Chicken patties & salad
    Wed: Homemade sausage manicotti’s, eggplant manicotti’s, salad
    Thurs: Turkey Tacos & refried beans
    Fri: Ribs, coleslaw & corn muffins
    Don’t have a plan yet for the long weekend.

  20. 21

    Love those pigtails! So cute!

    Sun-out with the brother-in-law
    Mon-salmon baked in pesto butter
    Tue-Greek pita sandiches
    Wed-Three cheese & sage ravioli
    Thu-Korean bbq beef
    Sat-date night

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    M: Turkey Chili
    T: Mushroom, Pea and Brown Rice Risotto
    W: Bolognese w/Polenta
    T: Leftovers
    F: Spinach Enchiladas
    S: Turkey
    Dessert for the Week: Upside-down Pear Cake.

  22. I have no recipes to post, that’s why I have you in my life.

    Regarding those pigtails: you’ve got to be kidding me. Is she really that big already?! So adorable.

  23. 24

    Another short week for us!

    Mon- Roasted Chicken with Parmesan Sauce
    Tues- Hot Curry Beef
    Wed- Endive and Ham Gratin
    Thurs- Leftovers
    Fri-Sun- Off to wedding #2 of the month

    Have a great week!

  24. 25

    Let’s be realistic. I have 4 kids that are young, I work full time, and the only way I stay sane, we stay fed, and keep on a budget is a menu. But everything has to be done in under an hour, or be able to throw in the crockpot.
    M- spaghetti
    T- Bean Burritos
    W- Potato Soup and Rhodes Rolls (heaven sent gift these are)
    Th- Chicken Enchiladas (I cook my chicken all at once and then seperate it out into freezer bags so I can have it ready to use._
    F- Sloppy Joes (in the crockpot)
    S- Sandwiches and baked chips
    Su- Pancakes and Buttermilk Syrup

  25. 26
    Jane Maynard

    amen, melissa! 🙂

    thanks for all the great menus, everyone! and the cute pigtail comments. 🙂

  26. Monday: Turkey burgers, roasted zucchini and potatoes
    Tuesday: Chicken pesto pasta with fresh tomatoes
    Wednesday: Mexican Lasagna
    Thursday: Stir Fry
    Friday: Steamed Clams and French Bread

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    Monday – Tacos
    Tuesday – Chicken Sandwiches
    Wednesday – NY Strip Steak, roasted rosemary red potatoes and asparagus
    Thursday – Soup and Salad (Mom’s goin’ out – gotta make it simple)
    Friday – Sunday – Vacation weekend with the kids – lots of eating out 🙂

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    monday: potato and corn chowder with homemade bread
    tuesday: veggie wraps with fruit and chips
    wednesday: roasted red potatoes and zucchini with baked chicken and homemade bread
    thursday: chicken with zucchini orzo salad
    friday: leftovers
    saturday: family party
    sunday: spinach lasagna

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