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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Week 182 Menu

It’s so close I can taste the salt air…

On Friday we fly out East for our annual weeklong family vacation on Cape Cod. I can’t tell you how excited I am to get to this beautiful place. And be with both sides of our family. And eat like calories don’t count.

– Spaghetti
– Salad & yummy bread

– Our 11th Anniversary! Eating out for sure!

– Dinner at friends’ home

– Eat out – it’s the night before we leave, so I’m being realistic here

– Flying to Boston alone with my girls…AND the flight takes off at 6 am. That will be a DAY.

– First day on the Cape! Woo-hoo!

– I’m on vacation…no planning for me!

So begins three weeks where I will not be super inspiring when it comes to my actual meal plans…but I do promise to share all the delicious food we eat on our trip! And if you do plan a menu while I’m off galavanting around the East Coast…PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE share it on here! I need you all to inspire one another with your meal plans, since I’ll be failing miserably at that job. πŸ˜‰

Time to share your menu! Bring it on! We need you!


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    Have fun on your vacation! We are doing a kitchen remodel so our meals are simple, plus it is hot!

    Monday: Homemade Grilled Pizza

    Tuesday: Out-going to dinner with friends

    Wed: Sweet Corn, Watermelon, and Tomato Feta Salad

    Thursday: Easy Pasta Salad and Watermelon

    Friday: Out

    Saturday: Grilling something and Key Lime Pie for Dessert!

  2. Planning on making turkey cutlets with blueberry sauce tomorrow for posting on Wednesday

  3. Oh I want to go to Cape Cod just once maybe some day πŸ™‚ lucky !!! I want to see lots of pictures!! πŸ™‚

    ok now on to the menu:

    Today: homemade garlic and tomato soup w/ grilled cheese or black bean tacos, homemade salsa (which ever i don’t make for lunch in a few)

    Monday: Red Beans and Brown Rice and cornbread

    Tues: Burgers (veggie for me), potato salad, broccoli and carrots w. ranch dip

    Wed: spaghetti, homemade bread sticks and roasted garlic green beans

    Thurs: Cinnamon Roll pancakes (w. melted frosting syrup), eggs and fresh fruit

  4. Sunday – steak
    Monday – Bagel sandwiches
    Tuesday – breakfast for dinner
    Wednesday – leftovers
    Thursday – spaghetti
    Friday – sausage sandwiches
    Saturday – skillet fajitas

    This may all go out the window as there is a chance that JJ’s job will be moving us to Missouri this week (yes this week). I am hoping that we can stay here for at least another month – but I guess we will see…

  5. Sunday: Creamy Spinach with Rigatoni
    Monday: Broiled Zucchini Pasta with goat cheese
    Tuesday:Trader Joe’s naan with curried veggies and dal
    Wednesday: TJ’s Panko crusted Tilapia with Mixed rice
    Thursday: Take out/ Delivery
    Friday: Clean out fridge day since we’re away for a week!

    Lunches: We’re going to be out a lot this week around lunchtime, so I’m planning to bake lots of veggies and make a white bean spread to make wraps. Yum yum!

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    Have a great time on your vacation and Happy Anniversary too!!
    Friday–Movie Night at our house. We had taquitos, chips, Rotel dip and I made a copycat recipe of Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno dip
    Saturday–We scrounged…so tired after a fun day
    Sunday–Easy Stroganoff
    Monday–Chicken Ranch Tacos (
    Tuesday–Hoppin John (sausage, rice, black-eyed peas)
    Wednesday–Cheeseburger Biscuit Bake (
    Thursday–Tuna Patties (from a salmon pattie recipe–Nutrition-For-Children/Tot-Friendly-Fish/)

  7. Happy Anniversary!! Our 4th is this Wednesday, and since we’ll be in San Diego celebrating all week, we don’t have a menu this week at all. Have fun at Cape Cod!

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    Jane have a safe flight and a blast in Cape Cod. You guys traveling down to NJ this trip? If you have time we could meet up..and have Amy come along with her 6 month old Bennett!

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    Sunday: Big Batch Spaghetti Sauce w/ Angel Hair and salad.
    Monday: Grilled Chicken Sandwiches w/Italian Orzo Salad
    Tuesday: Pot Roast
    Wednesday: Leftovers (Meeting Night)
    Thursday: Chicken Spaghetti
    Friday: DIY Pizza
    Saturday: Camping!

    Girl, I can’t believe you bundle your vacation and Blogher into one big trip. You are a STUD.

  10. Su: It’s not chili weather but who cares! Turkey Chili, Cornbread Muffins with Honey Butter.
    M: Chicken Tenders, Mac & Cheese
    T: Roast Beef Panini
    W: Chicken Parm, Orzo
    R: Manicotti/Canneloni – it’s a mixture of the two kinda
    F: Pizza
    Sa: I’m taking Snickerdoodle Cupcakes to a birthday party.

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    Enjoy the trip

  12. Enjoy your anniversary and vacation! You have many things to look forward to!
    This is what we’re looking forward to…
    Sunday: Asian Noodle Bowls with Napa Cabbage
    Monday: leftovers for me, DH is teaching late
    Tuesday: Pan-fried Summer Squash with Cumin and Masala Omelets
    Wedneday: Bangers and Mash
    Thursday: Chile Eggs on Toast
    Friday: eating out
    Saturday: leftovers

  13. Sunday: Orzo Pasta Salad
    Monday: Grilled Pork and Pineapple Tacos (I got a pineapple for 99 cents the other day!)
    Tuesday: Leftovers
    Wednesday: Garlic-Ginger Shrimp Stir-Fry
    Thursday: No-Bake Summertime Lasagna
    Friday: Grilled Lemon-Pepper Chicken and Green Beans with Feta and Tomatoes (adapted from this recipe)
    Saturday: Leftovers or BLTs or some other sandwich and fruit

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    We have swim lessons all week from 6 to 7 so I’m utilizing the crock-pot and things I can prep ahead of time this week….

    Sunday – baked eggs, biscuits, tomatoes, fruit
    Monday – Minestrone, bread, salad with easy vinaigrette
    Tuesday – crock pot kielbasa, potatoes, green beans and cabbage
    Wednesday – hot and sour soup and spring rolls with cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce and herbs
    Thursday – Pho
    Friday – seafood soup, salad, bread (this recipe is from Joy of Cooking) – this plan might change, it’s my husband’s birthday
    Saturday – taking a picnic to a concert in the park, haven’t decided yet

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    I’ve never been to the East Coast, really. (Okay, I was in NYC for about 24 hours in January for an interview. I don’t think that counts!) BUT, my baby is going to Boston University in 4 weeks. I’m starting to dream about some of the amazing trips we can take while visiting her! Cape Cod looks amazing – take lots of pictures to share with us, okay?

    Forecast says it’s going to be a lovely week – highs 75 to 80-ish, marine layer in the morning, burning off by afternoon. Lovely, lovely days!

    Monday – Fajitas (on the grill, of course!)
    Tuesday – Baked Ziti
    Wednesday – Spare Ribs in the Crock Pot
    Thursday – Chicken Parmigiana
    Friday – Enchiladas
    Saturday – Beef Brisket (smoked on the grill)
    Sunday – Sandwiches after church, then Turkey on the grill for evening meal.

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    -Spicy Black Bean Burgers

    -Cuban Black Beans

    -Eggplant Bolognese w/ Rotini


    -Out for Josh’s show

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    Have a great time on the Cape! You’ll be in my neck of the woods…it’s VERY hot here (but the water is still pretty chilly).

    Steak tacos (w/leftover grilled steak) and salad

    Linguini w/onions, peppers and grilled sausage

    Grilled pizzas and salad

    Hot dogs and baked beans

    Pasta w/tomatoes and fresh mozzarella and salad

    Grilled Chicken
    Grilled Bread

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    Well, it’s been weeks, but I’ve been swamped. I did plan and cook meals but just didn’t post! πŸ™‚

    Monday: BBQ beef on a bun, cole slaw
    Tuesday: Kitchen Sink Quesadillas
    Wednesday: Veggie burgers, oven fries
    Thursday: Stuffed peppers, pasta & sauce for the kids
    Friday: Leftovers or pizza
    Saturday: Not planned yet.

    Have a good week everybody. Happy Vacation, Jane!

  19. Happy Anniversary, Jane! Here is our menu for the week:

    Monday- Chicken, Black Bean and Corn Burritos
    Tuesday- Leftovers
    Wednesday- I have class, hubby on his own
    Thursday- Crispy Shrimp with Herbed Bread Crumbs, salad
    Friday- Out
    Saturday- Steaks on the grill with twice baked sweet potatoes
    Sunday- Lentil soup? I know that’s a cold weather meal, but I’ve got a bag of lentils to use!

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    Have a good time on the cape enjoying the right coast :). If you need any restaurant/entertainment suggestions north of the cape, let me know.

    S – Savory and Sweet crepes
    M – Whatever this weeks Rick Bayless twitter contest challenge is.
    T – Pasta and herbs, and tomato salad
    W – Squash and peppers stuffed with quinoa and ground turkey, and a green bean salad
    T – Sausage, collards, polenta
    F – chicken and CSA goodies
    S – might be having a party…to soon to tell

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    happy almost anniversary!! wish i was heading out for a cape cod vacation! πŸ™‚

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    Jenn E.

    Monday- Italian Paninis (pesto, tomato, fresh mozz and bacon…yum!)
    Tuesday- Fish sticks and french fries
    Wednesday- out, something quick
    Thursday- steaks and baked potatoes
    Friday- homemade pizza
    Saturday- meatball subs
    Sunday- Out

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    Which part of The Cape do you visit? My family has been going for over 15 years..every summer! If you find yourself near or around Hyannis/Centerville.. make a detour and try out FOUR SEAS ( It is my FAVORITE ice cream!!! They make everything right there in the back of the shop. Its so creamy and so oh oh delicious! πŸ™‚

    Enjoy your vaca!

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    Oh I haven’t felt like cooking at all. Maybe the heat. I wish I were eating out more!

    -Creamy chicken and pasta bake with peas
    – Mini-meatloaves, sauteed green beans, spinach salad
    – Quesadillas (with leftovers),Garden Salad
    -Pasta with Zucchini & Summer Squash, Garden Salad
    – BBQ pork or chicken, Broccoli Slaw, Cornbread
    – Cheeseburgers, Potato Salad, Garden Salad
    – Jalapeno sausage and sweet potato oven fries

  25. How about “Last Week for Dinner” this time? I haven’t planned out this week πŸ™‚

    Monday- Coconut Curry Pork Chops, Rice, Peas from our garden

    Tuesday- Leftover Coconut Curry + green salad

    Wednesday- Clam Chowder, Green salad, Honeydew melon

    Thursday- Rotisserie chicken, french bread, salad, and a zucchini cake made in the crock pot (It’s too hot to turn on the oven! The crock pot cake turned out okay, will try again.)

    Friday- Hot dogs cooked over the campfire, watermelon, s’mores

    Saturday- Take out

    Sunday- Potato turnip hashbrowns (lots of garden turnips this week), beets from the garden, watermelon.

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    Peg C

    hope you have as much fun as we are menu on cape cod this week!

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    Monday-smothered Burritos, tomatoes and cucumbers

    Tuesday- Spaghetti, french bread homemade, green beans

    Wednesday- Taco salad, brown rice, cafe rio dressing!

    Thursday- Broccolli soup, and crackers

    Friday-Homemade Chicken veggie pizza and salad

    Saturday-Sandwiches, apples, chips for lunch and Leftovers for Dinner

    Sunday-Sloppy Joes, and steamed carrotts

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    If you spend any time in Boston be sure to get a Canoli at Mike’s Pastry. SOOOOOO amazing!!

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    Ahh… Enjoy the ocean air! I am blessed to live on Maine coast, wouldn’t give it up for the world (cold, snowy winters and all!)
    Between prepping for and going on a roadtrip/vacation and I’ve been lax with menu planning lately. Anyway… here’s to getting back on track.

    Mon- Fastfood on the trip home
    Tues- Pizza delivery, too tired to cook
    Wed- Baked Haddock (depending on how hot/humid it gets)
    Thurs- Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches (w/sauteed peppers, onions and mushrooms Yum!)
    Fri- Pasta w/Italian Sausage
    Sat- Grilled Pizza (trying this again, the first time I made Blackened Pizza, total disaster!)

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    Sunday – burgers, corn on the cob, veggies

    Monday – tortellini and veggies

    Tuesday – Chicken & peppers over rice

    wednesday – turkey sandwiches, cold pasta salad, corn on the cob

    Thursday – veggie curry over rice

    Friday – burgers, corn on the cob, grilled potato wedges

    saturday – veggie pizza

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    Jane Maynard

    thanks for all the happy well wishes! and as always, thank you thank you thank you for your menus!!!!!

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    Back from the US, so we’re keeping it easy until everyone is over jetlag.

    W- curry rice
    T – pasta salad something with sun dried tomatoes
    F – cold Chinese noodles wih veggies
    Sa – church party
    Su – Daddy’s birthday, he’ll choose, I’ll cook.

    Have a blast, and enjoy the seafood!

  33. YES, menus usually get posted on Sundays. YES, it is Wednesday. Well, I think I have finally recovered from vacation (sad, really). It was SO MUCH fun!!!!! Well, here is my improv’ed menu for the week.

    Sunday: Airport food in Atlanta
    Monday: Pasta with pesto (fast, go-to meal)
    Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie (from freezer)
    Wednesday: Steak and broccoli
    Thursday: Mini-quiches
    Friday: Pumpkin pancakes (some good comfort food!)
    Saturday: out. don’t know where: just out.

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