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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Week 147 Menu

Yesterday we drove to Muir Woods, a national monument consisting of a beautiful Redwood grove. It was really lovely. Here are a few forest treasures we discovered on our walk. The trip was very spontaneous and we ended up driving all the way to Point Reyes. Cate fell asleep during the drive…when she woke up, the first thing she said was “I could come here everyday.” I asked her why that was, to which she responded, “Because it’s just so beautiful.” Four-year-olds sure do get it sometimes, don’t they?

muir woods web

Why do I share all this with you? Because that spontaneous trip completely threw off my whole weekend, which is why menu is going up so late tonight! But no matter, here we are!

I have to apologize…there are LOTS of carry-over items from last week’s plan. It was just one crazy week, so not a lot of cooking happened…and I was able to stretch a lot of leftovers. So, please share your menus to inspire one another!!

– This steak that I don’t know the name of right now that you get a Stanford shopping center that I promise to write about (how’s that for a run-on sentence?)
– Butternut squash mashed potatoes
– Caesar salad

– Chicken and avocado paninis

– Enchiladas

– Leftovers

Gobi Matar Sabzi

– Eat out

– Grilled sausage, pepper & onion subs

Oh man, that is almost exactly last week’s menu. SORRY! Time to share, time to share! Bring on the menus, folks!

One more thing…be sure to enter the giveaway for The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook here. Please enter and get your husbands/wives/friends/anybody in on it too! My OCD side is REALLY wanting to break the 1000 comment mark…one more day, we can do it!


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    M – homemade pizza per hubby’s request
    T – Enchilada cassorolle (wish tortillas weren’t so blasted expensive here!)
    W – chili
    Th – vegetarian sloppy joes on homemade English muffins… Or buns if I feel adventurous.
    F – pasta

    S & Su – leftovers and out. Gotta get ready for Thanksgiving on Monday for us.

  2. Sun.
    subs and soup
    (vegetable chowder)
    store cooked chicken
    Shepard’s Pie
    Chicken Salad
    Pork chops with Pomegranate
    arroz con pollo

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    Monday – crispy chicken salad
    Tuesday – my mom’s recipe for chicken & rice
    Wednesday – leftovers
    Thursday – cranberry pork chops & stuffing
    Friday – OUT

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    Sunday: Potato and Cheese Soup
    Monday: Dinner out before the Pioneer Woman Book Signing
    Tuesday: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
    Wednesday: Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
    Thursday: Homemade Meatlover Pizza
    Friday: Pasta with Bacon and Peas
    Saturday: TBD

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    Nancy Deininger

    sunday – Indian roast lamb with zucchini and potatoes
    Monday – leftovers
    Tuesday – buffalo chicken sloppy joes with salad
    Wednesday – broccoli cheese soup with salad
    Thursday – spaghetti with sausage
    Friday – out
    Saturday – roast chicken with potatoes and veggies

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    We were sick most of last week so we’ve got quite a few repeats.

    Mon-Chicken bruschetta bake, green beans
    Tues-curried butternut squash soup, veggie samosas
    Wed-meatloaf, sweet potato fries, peas
    Thur-Pork tenderloin with rice and veggie
    Fri-baked potato soup, fresh bread, salad
    Sat-black bean cakes, potatoes of some sort
    Sun-Bobotie, salad, bread

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    Sa – Patty melts, salad
    Su – dinner out w/ friends
    Mo – mac and cheese, broccoli
    Tu – Grilled chicken Sausage, corn
    We – Mojito chicken, rice, corn
    Th – rigatoni w/ white beans and sausage, salad
    Fr – work social (catered)

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    Mon – Monterey Chicken
    Tuesday – Tortilla soup
    Wednesday – Ham & augratin potatoes
    Thursday – Beef Broccoli stir fry
    Friday – Pizza

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    Jenn E.

    Mon- Chicken Parm, Pasta, Salad
    Tues- Beef soft tacos
    Wed- Salmon, Roasted New Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts
    Thurs-Tuna Melts
    Fri- Pizza
    Sat- Out
    Sun- Stuffed Bell Peppers

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    Monday: Roasted veggies

    Tuesday: Quesilldas with spinach, cheese, roasted peppers, and onions.

    Wed: Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Soup

    Thurs: Tortilla Soup, salad, rolls, dessert-friends are coming over:)

    Friday: Pumpkin waffles

    Sat. OUT!

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    Monday: pasta with zucchini & chickpeas

    Tuesday: shredded pork tacos (with leftover pork from freezer)

    Wednesday: chicken enchiladas (with cooked chicken from freezer)

    Thursday: leftovers?

    Friday: spicy beans & sausage (with beef instead of turkey sausage)

    Saturday & Sunday: Leftovers, pizza or spaghetti with sweet sausage & cabbage?

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    forgot to add that recipes are linked from my blog

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    Mon: Chicken Cheesesteak sandwiches with Sweet Potato Fries and Salad.
    Tue: Pastitsio with Salad
    Wed: Minestrone Soup and garlic bread
    Thur: Leftover
    Friday: Pizza

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    Sun-sloppy joes
    Mon-chicken enchiladas
    Tues-turkey stirfry with veggies
    Wed-baked carbonara
    Fri-huby along, I’m going out 🙂

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    Virginia G

    Mon – crockpot squash/apple soup + salad + bread
    Tues – leftover soup
    Wed – crockpot chicken tikka masala (which failed last week when my crockpot timer didn’t work!)
    Thurs – pork chops & apples, brussels sprouts
    Fri – pasta e fagioli, salad

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    Gorgeous pics, Jane! Such an awe-inspiring area. You’re lucky you can go for a spontaneous drive there — it took us two days!

    M — Spicy leftovers (King Ranch Chicken, chili, turkey picante pie) (We all know the spicy stuff is even better left over)
    T — Ham and swiss strata, mixed fruit
    W — Spaghetti cups
    TH — Grilled cheese and tomato soup
    F — Tacos
    Sa — Tuna pasta salad
    Sun — Out to eat at Rumbi Island Grill — my daughter’s fave — with a pie auction later in the day for some belated dessert.

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    Last weeks menu:
    Sunday – Chili rellanos w/ Mexican rice
    Monday – Baked halibut w/ Brussels sprouts
    Tuesday – I can’t remember what we ate.
    Wednesday – Poblano beef stew
    Thursday – Swiss Mac & cheese
    Friday – Homemade pizza and homemade Buffalo hot wings
    Saturday – Nachos
    Sunday – Lemony shrimp pasta

    This week will likely look something like this:
    Monday – BBQ ribs, roasted cauliflower and baked beans
    Tuesday – Lentil stew
    Wednesday – Green Chili Chicken casserole
    Thursday – Beef stew Provencal
    Friday – Homemade Pizza
    Saturday -Green Chicken Curry
    Sunday – Speedies

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    Monday – Porcupine meat balls and salad (it’s my daughters day to choose and help) Family Night- apple turnovers
    Tuesday – homemade Fish sticks, fries, coleslaw
    Wednesday- Parm Chicken, pasta and salad
    Thursday- Blue cheese burgers and fries
    Friday- Fajitas
    Saturday- Pork roast and winter veggies
    Sunday- Cuban Sandwich frm pork roast

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    This week was tough!

    M- Spicy-Sweet Pork with Roasted Broccoli
    T- Shrimp Scampi with Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing
    W- Lentil Soup with Leftovers
    Th- Tuna Pasta
    F- Quesadillas

    Have a great week!

  20. Panini’s! good idea;)

    m; squash soup w/panini’s!
    t: tuesday turkey tacos
    w: take kids out to dinner for kicks
    th: tofu veggie stir fry
    f: shrimp quinoa salad
    s: out for my menlo park bf’s b-day!

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    Fred’s steaks! (the ones you get at Stanford)

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    It’s been a long time since I’ve posted my menus- glad to be back 🙂
    Monday: Almost Lasagna
    Tuesday: Homemade refried bean burritos
    Wednesday: Roasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots
    Thursday: Gingerbread Pancakes and eggs
    Friday: Chicken Noodle soup (made from leftover chicken from Wed.), biscuits
    Saturday: Grilled Cheese, homemade tomato soup or chix soup
    Sunday: Leftover night!

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    Missed last week because I was out of town until Tues nite. Of course I played catch up the rest of the week…! This week is crazy busy so I’m trying to keep it simple:

    Sun Take Out
    Mon Leftovers
    Tues Lasagne (from freezer)
    Weds Chicken sausage, mexican rice and refried beans
    Thurs Costco meal
    Fri Pizza?
    Sat Split Pea Soup (need to make it for next week)

  24. Monday: Rolled Taco’s
    Black Beans
    Spanish Rice

    Tuesday: Chicken in Parmesan Chive Cream Sauce
    Brown Rice
    Green Beans

    Wednesday: Spaghetti with Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes

    Thursday: Chicken Chilaquiles (make 2 — 1 for now, 1 to FREEZE-IT)
    Homemade Refried Beans

    Friday: Lasagna Rolls
    Garlic Bread

    Extra Items To Make:
    Turkey & Artichoke Stuffed Shells (FREEZE-IT)

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    Once again, I’m a week behind…
    Sun. – BBQ chicken thighs
    mashed potatoes, corn & mandarin orange salad
    Mon. – Tomato soup & grilled cheeese
    Tues. – Baked ham sausage, perogies & veggies
    Weds. – BBQ pork chops, mashed potatoes, broccoli, spinach
    Thurs. – Shepherd’s pie, salad
    Fri. – Rink food…
    Sat. – BBq chicken pizza

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    Monday: Vegetable Barley Soup with tasty bread
    Tuesday: Leftover soup with said bread
    Wednesday: Wild Rice, Chicken, and steamed veggie
    Thursday: Homemade chili with fixins
    Friday: Homemade pizza and salad
    Saturday: TBD
    Sunday: Chicken and Veggie stir fry with rice and spring rolls

  27. I am late….

    -Chicken Milanese with Arugula (cheddar mashed potatoes on the side)
    -Spaghetti and Meatballs with Pasta
    -Indian Butter Chicken (never made this last week)
    -Grilled Apple, Bacon and Cheddar Sandwich with Roasted Red Onion Mayo

  28. Here goes…we’re randomly going Asian this week.
    Monday – Rib Eye Steak with chanterelle mushrooms and shallots on the side
    Tuesday – Chilean Sea Bass with a yummy asian sauce from the Steamy Kitchen cookbook, rice and sugar snap peas
    Wednesday – Short Ribs and Roasted yams with brown butter drizzle
    Thursday – Leftover short ribs
    Friday – Silly Soup (rice, hamburger meat, red peppers and tomatoes in broth)
    Saturday – date night!
    Sunday – Sushi dinner (homemade!)

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    Erika B.

    Monday-Odds and Ends of Leftovers
    Tuesday-Chicken with Sweet Potato Wedges and Spinach
    Wednesday-Mac and Cheese with Apple Slices and Broccoli
    Thursday-Cucumber Sandwiches with Strawberries and Salad
    Friday- Out or Cereal

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    The steak at Stanford Shopping center is called “Fred’s steak.” It is the black looking steak right? AMAZING!! I live in Palo Alto, CA. Where do you live? Cute blog.

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