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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Week 179 Menu

Don’t these lollypops make you happy? They were decoration (and tasty treat!) at the food workshop I was a part of at Evo ’10. People snagged all of the lollypops except the orange and turquoise ones. I thought that was kind of funny. I think there were 10 of that color left at the end of the afternoon. What does that say about human behavior? Probably nothing, actually. 😉

apline house lollypops web

The food workshop was at the Alpine House, a beautiful restaurant at The Canyons resort where the conference was held. The food session was amazing and I am so grateful I got to be a part of it. I will write more about my experience tomorrow or Tuesday.

Menu time!

– Perhaps someone in Utah will feed us. Hint hint. Or I’ll hit one of the 8 kabillion delicious burger joints in town.

– Driving home. Hello disgusting road food. Perhaps I’ll actually get some sandwiches packed before we go.

– First day back, so it’s spaghetti night for sure!

Pasta with Arugula and White Beans

Tortilla Soup (um, if you haven’t tried this recipe yet, you are missing out. just sayin’.)

– Eat out

– Happy 4th of July! We’ll do cookout food for sure! Including potato salad…I’m really feeling like some potato salad.

Please share your menus for the week – as always, I can’t wait to see them! Have a great week!


  1. Our plan is a bit hectic, especially with the holiday coming up, but here it is:

    Monday: Wheat Baguette Pizzas with Turkey Pepperoni
    Tuesday & Wednesday: I have class, so leftover BBQ pork for hubby
    Thursday: Eating at a friend’s house
    Friday: Low Country Boil- shrimp, corn potatoes, etc. YUM!
    Saturday: Family cookout at Grandpa’s
    Sunday: Happy 4th! BBQ on my father-in-law’s charter boat to watch fire works.

    Can I just say, I love the 4th of July (and all of the delicious foods that go along with)!

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    Nancy Deininger

    sunday – burgers on the grill
    monday – keilbasi with peppers and onions
    tuesday- tacos
    wednesday – chicken w/veggies
    thursday – pasta w/veggies
    friday – burgers and sausages on the grill
    saturday – out

  3. Friday – Leftovers
    Saturday – Out…my 10 year class reunion
    Sunday – Daughter’s 2nd birthday: spaghetti, cheese stuffed breadsticks, and cookie cake
    Monday – Mini meatloaves, corn on the cob, calico beans
    Tuesday – Chicken and Stuffing, green beans
    Wednesday – Burritos, fruit
    Thursday – Date Night!

  4. Dad is out of town most of the week, so I’m falling back on the freezer stash a lot this week!

    Sunday: Leftovers – pizza, fruit, fruit dip!, pancakes, oven fries……
    Monday: Meatloaf (from freezer)
    Tuesday: Gobi Matar Sabzi (from freezer – we’ll see how it works out from the freezer)
    Wednesday: Stuffed pepper (from freezer)
    Thursday: Curried Egg Salad sandwich
    Friday: Homemade pizza (we have an obsession)
    Saturday: Cook out! I keep seeing grilled lettuce on blogs and ithink we need to try it!

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    hi everyon,

    i’m been stalking this site for awhile now, and i just look forward to seeing your weekly posts. it helps me stay accountable to my family.

    Pork chop
    Brown rice

    Ground beef, potato bake
    Fried corn


    Tiki masala (
    Brown rice


    Green beans

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    Will you post your potato salad recipe? I just made it for the first time yesterday and I didn’t cook the potatoes long enough…yuck. I want to try again but don’t want to mess it up!

    Thanks 🙂

  7. It’s a busy week with husband and out of town for the first part and a little vacation for the second part. Not much exciting, but I’ll share:

    Monday: Dinner with my parents
    Tuesday: Dinner Swap Surprise (My sister and I trade weeks taking dinner over to each other. This week it’s her turn.)
    Wednesday: Breakfast for dinner. Maybe some waffles?
    Thursday: Rotisserie chicken from Costco, carrot souffle, and green salad
    Friday: We’ll be in Sacramento, going out to dinner with family.
    Saturday: Ditto.
    Sunday: Coming home to an empty fridge. Probably sandwiches, but spaghetti night sounds like a smart option, too!

  8. I am falling behind in the planning this week. There will be food…and some of it made at home…but no idea what yet! Not a great way to start the week. Tortilla soup might need to make it into the mix. Thanks for starting me off! Hope your trip was wonderful! Can’t wait to hear more about it!!

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    Sun.-Pork, stuffing, baked potatoes, carrots, gr. beans, cheddar bay biscuits.

    Mon.-Leftover pork, stuffing, potatoes, vegs.

    Tues.-Salad, orzo salad, some kind of fruit

    Wed.-Burritos, tacos or tostadas maybe?

    Thurs.-Chicken, sides to be determined


    Sat.-Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, veg.

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    Jane – it’s all your fault! I had just about figured out my menu in my head – was about to write it down – and then you said potato salad!

    I’ve been craving potato salad like crazy! And now that’s all I can remember! LOL!

    Well – it’s a given potato salad will happen for sure this week – it’s tradition, after all!

    Here’s my fave recipe for it, btw:
    my second favorite:

    Well – until I can remember the rest of the week – here’s how it’s supposed to start out:

    Monday – Tacos! (The boys picked – can you tell?!)
    Tuesday – Chicken Stir-Fry with yakisoba noodles

    now I gotta see if I can remember the rest…

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    Erika B.

    Sunday-Homemade Veggie Pizza and Blueberries
    Monday-Tofu Peanut Sate, Cucumber Relish and Jasmine Rice
    Tuesday-Bean Tacos! Chips and Guac, Salad and Apple Slices
    Wednesday-Out with Family
    Thursday-More Bean Tacos and Raspberries
    Friday-Breakfast for Dinner or Out

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    Sunday: Chicken and Summer Vegetable Saute, Corn muffins, melon
    Monday: Pasta with Bacon, Tomato and cheese, garlic bread, salad
    Tuesday: Pork Chops, baked potato, CSA vegies, melon
    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Steak Sandwiches with peppers and onions, chips, salad
    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Taco Salad, grapes
    Friday: Out for oldest son’s 14th birthday
    Saturday: Halibut, wild rice and vegie (from last week)

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    Jenn E.

    Monday- Shrimp and Garlic with Asian Sesame Rice Noodles
    Tuesday- Stacked Tacos
    Wednesday- Pizza
    Thursday- Out
    Friday- Tuna Melts
    Saturday- Salmon, Baked Potatoes
    Sunday- Eye Round Beef on the grill w/ Corn on the cob

  14. Jane, it was great to meet you at EVO and I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. My kids were grinning ear-to-ear when I brought home these lollipops for them.

  15. M: Baked Stuffed Sweet Peppers
    T: Parmesan chicken breasts with corn and tomato salad
    W: Homemade pizza
    Th: Leftovers
    F: Grilled steak, spinach and beet salad, sweet potato fries, rhubarb spritzers
    S: Smoked BBQ ribs, corn on the cob, baked beans, watermelon
    Su: Out to dinner!

    I have a recipe and some links on my site, I can’t figure out how to hyperlink in comments. Advice?

  16. Hi Jane!! I am sop glad you were able to go to EVO and I look forward to hearing everything about it when I see you (AZ).

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    Keeping it simple this week.

    m – spaghetti
    t – breakfast for dinner
    w – homemade pizza
    t – stuffed shells
    f – leftovers
    s – tacos
    s – hamburgers

  18. A little late but here you go:

    s: cod and green leaf salad
    m: parmesean dipped chicken, carrots, rice
    t: shirmp & sauteed peppers
    w: cheeseburgers and ???
    t: take-out
    f: dinner with friends – their house – yah!
    s: ??

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    That pasta and rocket dinner looks fabulous!

    My week for now looks like: I have food chain Sunday so Saturday will be busy busy and I am determined to go to the cinema so I’m thinking salmon and parsley butter will be quick and wonderful in the evening. Sunday we are heading to Richmond for a bbq with Jaey and Marie and their little dawg Eddie -which I am seriously looking forward to. Monday is more bbq – but only for me! so the man may well have pie and beans in front of the footie – difficult for him but I’m sure he’ll cope. Tuesday I think tofu and cabbage. Wednesday I am still trying to get those lentils, Thursday I am wondering about spaghetti bolognese that I have in the freezer. Friday we are out. An easy week.

  20. Monday: Bacon and Cheddar Chicken and Peas
    Tuesday: Basil Cream Chicken and Broccoli
    Wednesday: Hamburgers and Hot Dogs
    Thursday: Chicken Parmesan
    Friday: Out of Town
    Saturday: Popcorn Shrimp and Salad
    Sunday: Grilled Sesame Chicken and Rice and Corn

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    Monday-Crock pot roast and potatoes and purple hull peas
    Tuesday-Lentil stew and skillet okra
    Wednesday-Tacos and stuffed banana peppers
    Thursday-Spaghetti with salad and garlic bread
    Saturday-eating out
    Sunday-Stir fry with yellow squash and corn-on-the-cob

  22. Jane, thanks so much for a great talk at Evo Conference – it was wonderful to hear your thoughts on foodblogging and even better to discover your blog. I’m overrun with arugula this summer from our CSA farm, so I’ll be making the pasta with arugula and white beans tomorrow night. Thanks for the idea!

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