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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Week 172 Menu…Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! Today I not only get to celebrate mother’s day with my sweet daughters, but we are also with my own mother and my mother’s mother. This never happens. It makes me happy.

And, since it’s Mother’s Day, I’m giving myself the gift of not planning a menu. Okay, I can’t totally give up on it…but I am going to take it easy on myself since I AM on vacation and all. And maybe I’ll even let some of you slack off, too…but you better believe I’ll get back on you next week to get planning again!

– traveling

– traveling

– traveling

– either traveling or just finished with traveling and too tired to cook…eating out for sure

– breakfast for dinner

– tortellini

– Baked stuffing coated chicken with a nice fresh vegetable

If you have in fact planned a menu for the week, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share. And I promise next week I’ll be back in the swing of things!


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    –bbq hamburgers, baked beans, corn, strawberries
    –ham, green beans, blueberry muffins
    –grilled white fish, broccoli with cheese, dinner rolls
    –chicken pot pie, fruit
    –tacos, seasoned black beans (trying my first time using dry beans)
    –leftovers or eat out

  2. Monday: venison steak, steamed broccoli, pasta

    Tuesday: lemon chicken, garlic rice pilaf, green beans

    Wednesday: crockpot french dip sandwiches, baked oven fries, salad

    Thursday: lasagna for two, salad

    Friday: leftover french dip sandwiches, mixed veggies from the freezer / or / cauliflower

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    sunday – pizza
    monday – shrimp with veggies
    tuesday – salmon with fries
    wednesday – chicken breast and veggies
    thursday – late class – so a fend for yourself night
    friday – grilled veggies
    saturday – out

  4. happy mama’s day! and i actually have a menu this Week!

    mon: chicken patty burgers
    tues: green chile chicken caserole
    weds: leftovers
    thurs: spicy spinach pizzas
    fri: red potatoes w/cuban style black beans & cheese
    sat: cilantro fried rice w/peanut sauce & shrimp

    enjoy your vaca;-)

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    Happy Mother’s Day!!

    Fri: Pizza + Fruit
    Sat: {Dinner Guests} Mediterranean Pork + Couscous + Green Salad + Watermelon
    Sun: {Mother’s Day} Husband in charge
    Mon: Pita Sandwiches + Grilled Corn (30 mins in husks in 375 degree oven) + Watermelon
    Tues: French Toast or Omelets + OJ
    Wed: Mexican Lasagna + Guacamole + Fruit
    Thurs: Chicken Tortilla Soup

  6. Happy Mother’s Day. Here’s my menu:
    – Turkey sliders
    – Ravioli with marinara sauce, spinach and chicken
    – Seared ahi with roasted tomatoes and rice
    – Pesto chicken pizza with goat cheese
    – Shrimp Kabobs
    – Chicken stir fry
    – Turkey Meatloaf

  7. -Spicy Orange Peel Beef with Red Peppers and Celery (and rice)
    -BLTs with Arugula & Roasted Garlic Mayo, Chips, Fruit or Veggie Sticks
    -Black Bean & Grilled Corn Tacos
    -Burgers, Fruit, Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic & Parmesan
    -Mango Chicken Curry (SimplyRecipes) with Basmati Rice
    -Buddha’s Fea with Shrimp
    -Eat Out

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    Mon – BLTs, chips, grapes
    Tues – Lentils & Onions, toasted pita, rice, salad
    Wed – Bonfire: hot dogs, chips, pineapple, smores
    Thurs – Paella, saffron rice, salad
    Fri – homemade lasagna, cheese toast
    Sat – Curried sweet potato & red onions, chai tea

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    Erika B.

    Happy Mother’s Day!
    Sun-Take Out Chinese and Ice Cream Sundays (Mom’s Picks)
    Mon-Leftover Chinese Food and Grapes
    Tues-Fried Egg and Cheese Sandwiches, Balsamic Asparagus and Apple Slices
    Wed-Frozen Quiches, Baby Bok Choy and Grapefruit
    Thurs-Pasta with Veggies, Strawberries

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    My week seems less frazzled when I plan out my menus here.

    M-Leftover beef tenderloin, rice, salad, biscuits from Mother’s day.
    Th-Chicken, potato salad, veg of some kind
    F-Pastrami/cheese Hoagies
    S-Spaghetti, garlic toast
    S-Husband and kids plan and cook the meal

  11. M – Sausage spaghetti & bread
    T – repeat
    W – French toast & bacon
    Th – Italian herb chicken w/veggie & rice pilaf
    F – repeat
    S – Clam chowder w/garlic bread
    S – repeat

    Safe travels!

  12. Mon. – Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo (Ellie Krieger)

    Tues. – Pancakes

    Wed. – Pasta Primavera

    Thurs. – Pork Chops with wild rice pilaf

    Fri. – Beef Enchiladas

    Sat. – Turkey Burgers or Sloppy Joes

    Sun. – Dinner @ my parents’ house

  13. Can’t think of anything *I* want to eat(and won’t for a few more weeks…ugh morning sickness), but here is what the rest of the family will be having.

    M – Pasta w/ marinara and cheese
    T – Chili shrimp w/ rice
    W – Pizza?
    Th – Fried Rice
    F -Curry

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    Sunday: Kids cooked, grilled hot dogs, beans, salad and fruit.
    Monday: French toast with berries and bacon
    Tuesday: Buffalo chicken burgers, potato wedges, salad
    Wednesday: hubby cooks. Beef stroganoff, rice, vegie
    Thursday: hubby cooks. Tacos
    Friday: Anniversary Dinner out.
    Saturday: Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans.

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    Friday–frozen pizzas and the the drive-in theater for Iron Man 2/Clash of the Titans!!
    Saturday–Mother’s Day Dinner (made by me) Angel hair pasta with spaghetti sauce, salad, bread
    Sunday–leftovers after getting home from my mom’s
    Monday–Sloppy joe Casserole
    Tuesday–Breakfast casserole
    Wednesday–Chicken and noodles
    Thursday–fish, possibly salmon patties

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    I have nothing planned for this week but I’m going to try and lay something out so I have a slight clue….

    Monday- Pizza or Chicken Manwich

    Tuesday- Obama chili (SO GOOD!)

    Wednesday- Pasta with grilled chicken

    Thursday- At a Kenny Loggins concert

    Friday- No clue. Nachos maybe?

    Saturday- Ordering in sushi I think!

    I really need to get back on track with doing good menus!

  17. A garden-inspired menu:

    M–Radish Greens Soup (from our garden); Brown-bread Toast with Goat Cheese and Homegrown Radishes; Deviled eggs with Paprika and Homegrown Chives

    T–Roast Chicken from our Amish farm source; Homegrown Broccoli Rapini, Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Orange Zest, Arugula and Lemon Balm Salad (from our garden)

    W–Enchiladas with goat cheese, mushrooms, onions, and homegrown mustard greens. Served with the Wednesday Cocktail of the week (mojitas made with homegrown mint)

    Th–Chicken soup with Wild Rice, Leeks, and Homegrown Greens (made from leftover chicken from Tu)

    F–Steak Diane; Homegrown Salad with Arugula, Sorrel, and Radishes; and Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cream

    S–Marcella Hazan’s Simple Tomato Sauce; Telephone Cord Pasta; Assorted Salad Greens from the garden; and Blueberry Muffins (dessert, to be held back from our CSA’s “muffin luck” celebration of the opening of the season)

    Su–Homemade Vegetarian Sushi; Strawberries

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    Happy Mother’s Day and safe travels!

    Mon: Lasagna rollups, salad
    Tue: Chicken Sandwiches, spanish rice
    Wed: Stuffed pork, mashed taters, green beans
    Thr: Philly Cheesesteaks, fries
    Fri: Grilled chicken, pasta primavera, salad
    Sat: Ham, potatoes and some kind of veg
    Sun: Burgers

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    S: Take out: Five Guys
    M: Roasted Chicken breast with a fig glaze, green beans & sliced watermelon
    T: WW Ziti with grape tomatoes, spinach & gorgonzola sauce & salad
    W: French Dip Sandwiches w/carmelized onions and swiss cheese & corn on the cob
    T: Boneless Buffalo Chicken breasts & coleslaw
    F: Chef’s Salad & bread sticks

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    It’s been a month since I did a meal plan, but I’m in the throes of morning sickness so even thinking about food has been a bit difficult. Here goes:

    Mon: Ham and cheese quesadillas, fruit
    Tue: Turkey meatball sandwiches, salad
    Wed: Leftovers
    Thu: Veggie lasagna roll ups, ceasar salad
    Fri: Out
    Sat: Some kind of beef something maybe ???
    Sun: Roasted chicken and vegetables with pan gravy and rice pilaf

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    Monday: Chicken Fetuccini
    Tuesday: Breakfast for Dinner (probably omlettes)
    Wednesday: Mom & Dad out, kids – Pizza!
    Thursday: Mom’s AMAZING Meatloaf
    Friday: Kids are away – Mom & Dad – DATE NIGHT! Dinner at Famous Dave’s! Woo Hoo!!!
    Saturday: Lord – I have no idea!
    Sunday: Not that with it this week!

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    sunday: yellow thai curry w/chicken & veggies
    monday: leftover curry
    tuesday: roasted sweet potato & black bean salad, broccoli
    wednesday: spaghetti & salad
    thursday: waffles,eggs & fruit (mark bittman’s yeasted waffles)
    friday: tamale pie & salad
    saturday: leftover spaghetti

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    Mon – Swiss chicken cutlets, grilled vidalia onions, steamed asparagus, leftover potato salad.
    Tues – Italian style warm roast beef sandwhiches, salad.
    Weds – not sure – maybe leftover pulled pork bbq from lunch along with a salad
    Thurs – not sure
    Friday – meatball subs, salad

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    I don’t have one planned either, just a sketchy outline!!!
    Monday – chicken breasts defrosted and maybe some cous cous with the vegetables
    Tuesday – Tomato soup and grilled cheese – catering too the 5 year old crowd
    Wednesday – ???
    Thursday – crock-pot meal of some sort
    Friday – grilled lamb chops
    Saturday – pizza and salad
    Sunday – frittata with whatever veggies are leftover

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    Sun.- out for late Mother’s Day lunch
    Mon.- Tortellini Soup
    Tues.- Pasta w/my m-i-l’s homemade sauce (freezer stash, carried over from last week)
    Wed.- London Broil, corn, steamed spinach
    Thurs.- Broiled Lemon Pepper Tilapia, Tomato&Avocado Salad
    Fri.- TBD
    Sat.- TBD

  26. Whew! Moved into the new house! I have my kitchen unpacked and put away. I’m ready to get cooking again!

    Sunday: Grilled chicken, oven-fried potatoes, and balsamic tomatoes/cucumbers
    Monday: California grilled cheese (AKA grilled cheese + avocado)
    Tuesday: Salsa chicken, corn, & veggies
    Wednesday: Thai-style Ribs
    Thursday: Veggie Burgers
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out!!

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    Jenn E.

    Sunday- Traveling
    Monday- Grocery Store Chicken, Baked Fries, Veggie
    Tuesday- Mexican Chicken Casserole w/ Rice
    Wednesday- BBQ chicken, Corn on the cob, baked potatoes
    Thursday- Grilled Ham and Cheese
    Friday- Pizza
    Saturday- Crock Pot Roast w/ Potatoes and Carrots
    Sunday- Out

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    Mon- spinach tortellini w/ veggies
    Tues – crockpot enchiladas (meatless)
    Wed – Skillet Lasagna
    Thurs – Chicken fingers & edamame dip & tortilla chips
    Friday – “clean out the fridge” pizza
    Sat – out
    Sunday – Asian beef over basmati rice

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    M: Out to dinner
    T: Leftovers
    W: Marinated turkey tenderloins, brown rice, roasted asparagus
    R: French Dip sandwiches, homemade fries, garden salad
    F: Homemade pizza
    S: Grilled barbeque chicken, strawberry spinach salad, grilled corn on the cob
    S: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, steamed green beans

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    Kayla C

    Sunday- pizza & salad (Mother’s Day picnic was rained out)
    Monday- pork kabobs, grilled pineapple, & saffron rice
    Tuesday- BBQ chicken, potatoes, baked beans, & watermelon
    Wednesday- goulash & salad
    Thursday- leftovers
    Friday- picnic raincheck- fried chicken, chips, fruit
    Saturday- eat out

  31. Here’s my menu, a little late, but sometimes by week doesn’t lend itself to getting started until Wednesday.

    Monday we ate a spring panzanella salad from Smitten Kitchen.
    Last night, Tuesday we had Ina’s Roast Chicken with white cheddar shells & cheese
    Wednesday, Spicy shrimp and shitake soup (Two Peas and Their Pod)
    Thursday, tofu noodle stir fry (Everyday Food)
    Friday, we’re eating out with a generous gift card a friend gave us.
    Saturday, we’ll have a big breakfast of eggs, bacon, and cream cheese blueberry muffins before a baseball game that afternoon.

    I hope you are all having a good week! I’m still riding high from a fabulous mother’s day!

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    Jane Maynard

    as always THANK YOU ALL for your comments and menus!!! 🙂

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    okay, i know i’m late posting this but i actually cooked everything i planned this week so it feels worth documenting:
    m: pan-seared tilapia with lime served with grilled pineapple rice with chives and red onion
    t: grilled wild salmon served with mashed potatoes
    w: grilled marinated skirt steak served with corn dotted cheesy polenta and sauteed mushrooms
    th: cannelini beans and rice
    f: leftovers
    there’s no green vegetables but that’s okay. it was a starchy kind of side dish week with the rain and cold.

  34. As always, these are the best menu. Although most of them are just travelling this week. =D

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    Karen Bennett

    Macaroni and Cheese Makeover, Peas and Mushrooms, Pudding
    Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie, Frozen Veggie
    Spanish Chicken, Rice, carrots
    Beef and Mushroom Teriyaki Noodles, Egg Rolls
    BBQ Chicken Legs, Texas Coleslaw, 3 Bean Salad

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