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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Week 144 Menu

This morning I threw some pancakes together. After breakfast Nate said, “Wow, those were perfectly fluffy pancakes!” I couldn’t believe he said that because it was the first time I had ever used Bisquick instead of making them from scratch. So much for homemade! Just kidding, I’ll make my pancakes again…however, Nate’s comment did give me something to think about. Hmmmm…


Speaking of pancakes, I’ll have a great pumpkin pancake recipe for you later this week. And a giveaway!

– Quiche

Orange Chicken and rice
– Veggie

– Mini burgers and couscous salad

– Leftovers

– Rotisserie Chicken (from Costco) with mashed potatoes and veggie

– Eat out

– Bean tacos (a friend was telling me about a recipe that sounded great that I’m going to get from her!)

I am loving all the menus we’re getting every week! They really are so helpful to read through as I plan, and there are so many great ideas. Please keep the menus coming!


  1. 1

    Monday: Crock Pot Meatloaf with some kind of root and green vegetable
    Tuesday: Tuna Noodle Casserole
    Wednesday: Heidi’s Red Curry Chicken
    Thursday: Leftovers from Monday or Tuesday
    Friday: Out
    Saturday: Goulash
    Sunday: ?

  2. 2

    Here is my rough plan for the week
    Sa: Roasted Veggie bake
    Su: Fajita marinated chicken, peppers,rice
    Mo: Homemade Hawaiian pizza on the stone, sald
    Tu: Pork chops, acorn squash, maybe bisquits
    We: Homemade Pastas mac and cheese, broc
    Th: Chicken and dumpling soup
    Fr: Omelets

  3. 3
    Bonnie Lawrence

    Su – Stuffed peppers
    Mo – BLTs, potatoes
    Tu – Enchiladas (leftover stuffing from the peppers)
    We – Beef stroganoff, roasted asparagus
    Th – Pumpkin pancakes (in anticipation of the recipe!), roasted squash
    Fr – Chicken/broccoli/cheese/pear turnovers, minty couscous
    Sa – Out with family

  4. 4

    We’ve been out of the loop- so here’s my plan to get back into it…
    Monday-Double chicken dumpling soup, salad, rolls
    Tuesday-shredded beef tacos, spanish rice
    Wednesday-chicken braid with broccoli, waldorf salad
    Thursday-Pumpkin penne, salad
    Friday-crockpot salsa chicken in tortillas
    Saturday-something fun!
    Sunday-tex mex bbq beef, twice baked potatoes, cole slaw

  5. 5

    S: Chicken and Dumplings
    M: Black Bean Tacos with Homemade Guacamole
    T:Penne with Eggplant
    W: Pork Chops with Apple Chutney
    R: Grilled Veggie Quesadillas
    F: Manly Venison and Beer Chili
    Saturday: Candy, candy candy! Happy Halloween!

  6. Monday: Roast Beef with Carrots & Cauliflower
    Crusty Bread

    Tuesday: Tilapia with Warm Green Bean & Corn Salad

    Wednesday: Sausage, Mozzarella, & Broccoli Rabe with Shells
    Garlic Bread

    Thursday: Seared Steak with Balsamic Baked Potatoes

    Friday: Camping

  7. 7

    Sunday – italian sausage & rigatoni bake
    Monday – pork ribs with BBQ sauce, corn, dinner rolls
    Tuesday – leftovers
    Wednesday – OUT
    Thursday – salmon, rice, veggie
    Friday – leftovers

  8. I don’t know…I came down with the stomach flu yesterday. I hope it is just a one day thing because I actually have a lot of kitchen work to do and a turkey thawing in the fridge for my Thanksgiving post. This is the worst timing!

  9. 9

    I’m doing a whole week of quick and easy dinners. Yay!

    F – pasta w/ tomato pepper sauce (from the freezer) and italian sausage
    S – deviled eggs and salad
    S – nachos topped with shredded chicken (also from the freezer)
    M – veggie soup
    T – cabbage slaw and chicken saute
    W – potato/collard gratin
    T – leftover night

  10. Sun: red lentils, injera, leftover bbq chicken, carrots
    Mon: chili and cornbread
    T: bacon, eggs, biscuits, apples
    W: pasta w/shrimp and black eyed peas; salad
    Th: Indian food in packages and rice (late night at work)
    Fr: homemade pizza: yeah
    S: something to counteract the candy

  11. Oh, Bisquick is the only way my kids know ‘homemade’ waffles. Usually, it’s just frzn Kashi ones during the week;)

    m: baked Turkey Pasta
    t: last Farmer’s Market of the season on the Plaza
    w: Lily Kai take out Chinese
    Th: hamburgers w/salad
    f: Adobo Chicken/broccoli
    Sa: chili and candy corn
    Su: know idea yet…:)

  12. Su: I meant ‘no’ idea yet…

    just had to clear that one for the record…;)

  13. Pretty much easy week of repeats. I have a lot of the items already. I made EASY banana bread this past week. Then made more yesterday. It was VERY good! Plan to do a full blog on the recipe this week. Took photos. LOL

    Sunday – Lunch was Taco Soup at a family birthday gathering
    Supper ~ Hot dogs, baked beans and ranch potato wedges (we love these!)
    Monday – Ranch chicken, creamed potatoes
    Tuesday – Lasagna Roll ups and Garlic bread
    Wednesday – Leftovers
    Thursday – Chicken Pot Pie
    Friday – Leftovers
    Saturday – Pizza pockets, salad
    Sunday – Maybe Vegetable soup?

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    Sun: Roasted Chicken and sweet potatoes
    Mon: Chicken Salad (leftover chicken used)
    Tue: your orange chicken!
    Wed: Posole
    Thu: Shrimp Scampi Pasta
    Fri: Taquitos
    Sat: Halloween spooky meal

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    Mon-chicken strips & mac and cheese
    Tues- ham and beans & cornbread
    Wed-breakfast for supper (pancakes, eggs, smokey links)
    Fri-frozen pizza
    Sat-going to a party

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    Mon – Sticky Chicken & veggie
    Tues. – Lobster ravioli, sauce, and veggie/salad
    Weds. – Out
    Thurs. – Halloween meal – mummy hotdogs
    Friday – Chili & cornbread
    Saturday – Potluck with friends
    Sunday – Butternut squash soup with warm, crusty bread for dipping.

  17. 17

    I’m going to wing it a bit this week since my hubby will be gone for the next 4 nights but here is what I’m thinking:
    Sunday: Leftovers
    Monday: Going to my Mom’s
    Tuesday: Breakfast for dinner, fruit salad
    Wednesday: Not sure?
    Thursday: Spaghetti or other pasta, green beans
    Friday: Crescent roll hot dogs, baked beans, veggies & dip
    Saturday: Chili and cornbread

  18. 18

    Everyone’s menus look fantastic!
    Monday: Hoisin chicken skewers, brown rice, asian veg
    Tuesday: Meatballs on Challah buns
    Weddnesday: Italian beef on buns
    Thursday: Spiced pork cops with red cabbage, roasted potatoes
    Friday: Chicken rollatini, couscous, brocolli
    Saturday:Brats on buns

  19. Don’t you love it when they praise your convenience food? Ha ha!

  20. 20
    Jenn E.

    Mon- Hoagies, Nachos, Chips (for a football game)
    Tues- Mexican Chicken Casserole w/ Corn
    Wed- Out w/ Friends
    Thurs- Brocolli w/ Beef, brown rice
    Fri- Pizza
    Sat- Out for Halloween

  21. 21

    Stick with your homemade pancakes Jane!

  22. 22

    The little boys and I are alone this week, as Daddy is traveling (with his modified elimination diet). So we are eating from the freezer!

    Sunday – grilled chicken, quinoa, broccoli/cauliflower/carrot medley with cheese sauce
    Monday – chicken tortilla soup, quesadillas
    Tuesday – chicken pot pie (in freezer, just have to make crust), green salad
    Wednesday – vegetable soup in the crock pot, sandwiches
    Thursday – go out or eat leftovers
    Friday – grilled salmon, brown rice, stir fried vegetables
    Saturday – pizza, salad, brownies (and leftover for husband)

  23. 23

    The little boys and I are alone this week, as Daddy is traveling (with his modified elimination diet). So we are eating from the freezer!

    Sunday – grilled chicken, quinoa, broccoli/cauliflower/carrot medley with cheese sauce
    Monday – chicken tortilla soup, quesadillas
    Tuesday – chicken pot pie (in freezer, just have to make crust), green salad
    Wednesday – vegetable soup in the crock pot, sandwiches
    Thursday – go out or eat leftovers
    Friday – grilled salmon, brown rice, stir fried vegetables
    Saturday – Halloween – out to a friends for chili, I’m making brownies or bread

  24. Monday: Buttermilk brined pork chops with arancini and green beans (I have leftover buttermilk from Pumpkin bread and this recipe caught my attention)
    Tuesday: Whole roasted chicken with potatoes and broccolini
    Wednesday: Whole wheat pizza with prociutto, spinach, tomatoes and mozzarella
    Thursday Steamed clams with green salad and crusty bread

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    Tom, I want to know more about this roasted veggie bake…

  26. 26

    Sun…Grilled salmon and flank steak, garlic mashed potatoes, winter squash, brussel sprouts, sauteed and simmered in apple juice, pumpkin pie and whipped cream.
    Mon….leftover Beef Stew
    Tues…mostly cheeseless pizza
    Weds…soup – probably squash
    Thurs…tuna noodle casserole
    Fri…baked potatoes and roasted vegies
    Sat…fresh tuna on the barby

  27. Monday – Black bean soup, bread & spinach salad
    Tuesday – Italian meatloaf “muffins”, roasted potatoes & salad
    Wednesday – Arroz con pollo
    Thursday – homemade pizza
    Friday – grilled cheese & soup
    Saturday – curried pumpkin soup & roasted chicken
    Sunday – DH grilling steaks!

  28. 28

    Su- Chicken Breast with Mushroom and Sage Sauce, Potato-Leek Soup
    M- Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Bake with Delicata Squash Soup
    T- Out
    W- Chicken with White Beans and Tomato served with Mashed Potatoes
    Th- Leftovers
    Fri-Sun- Parents and Future in laws in town for their first meeting! (over Halloween- Scary!)

    Have a good week!

  29. 29

    This is a busy week for us so I don’t know how much cooking I will do. I will try!
    Monday-Black Bean quesidillas w/homemade guacamole.
    Tues-Homemade Slow Roasted Tomato Soup-and a grilled cheese for the hubs:)
    Wed-Veggie burgers/baked sweet potato fries
    Thurs-Eating out w/food blogging friends:)
    Friday-Veggie enchiladas
    Sat-OUT or homemade pizza?

  30. Monday: Pork Tacos, Fresh Salsa and Avocados
    Tuesday: Ricotta Gnocci with Tomato Cream Sauce and Salad
    Wednesday: Seared Shrimp and Corn
    Thursday: Mac and Cheese and Apples
    Friday: Tomato Tart and Salad
    Saturday: Out To Eat
    Sunday: Left Overs

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    We also have a dad out of town for the first part of the week, so we’re taking it easy. Oh, and my kids are notorious for preferring the premade foods–like campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup over my homemade with homemade noodles. Makes me want to cry sometimes, but I figure they’ll come around someday.

    M–Chicken Soup (no homemade noodles for the ingrates :))
    W–Probably more quesadillas–the babysitter is in charge
    Th–Chicken Enchiladas from our freezer
    F–Something grilled
    S–Snacky food at the church party
    Sun–No idea

  32. 32

    Better late than never… Last week of class and husband and son are out of town the last half of the week. Plenty of study time!
    S: Roasted Chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy & corn
    M: Out
    T: Whole wheat linguine with Turkey meatballs and salad
    W: Leftovers
    T: Veggie Burgers and steamed broccoli
    F: Butternut Squash ravioli or risotto
    S: Out for Ceviche

  33. 33

    I just found your blog. Sometimes planning meals for the week is so easy and I think of lots of options, but other times I can’t seem to think of anything…I am excited to come here for inspiration.
    S:Black beans and rice
    M:Dinner at a co-workers
    T:BBQ pork (slow cooker), cole slaw, potato salad
    W:Pad Thai (shrimp)
    Th:Salad topped w/ leftover pork, avocado, tomato, red pepper
    F:Homemade pizza w/veggie toppings
    S: Halloween party

  34. 34

    Better late than never- this week’s menu is:
    Sat: Meatloaf, Mashed potatoes (prepared meal from Costco) with a cucumber salad
    Sun: Game night- Panda Express
    Mon: Leftover Meatloaf
    Tues: Chili Mac (Better Homes Cookbook), Green salad
    Wed: CPK Thai Crunch Salad (Recipe from Meemo’s Kitchen)
    Thurs: Leftover Thai crunch salad, coconut/chicken spring rolls (Trader Joe’s frozen)
    Friday: Out, probably Qdoba

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