Menu Banner

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Week 191 Menu

I hope you all enjoyed getting a little taste of Menlo Park this week! It was very fun sharing our town with you!

I made these cookies last night. After reading this tweet from Christine Koh, I couldn’t resist. I think the cookies are pretty and they taste like super flat but rich and moist brownies. I’ve never worked with a cookie recipe like this – the dough was much more the consistency of batter and I was skeptical right up until the moment I ate them. Also, I didn’t have all the stuff to make them chunky, so I think mine came out differently than they were supposed to…but they still tasted good. It’s always fun trying new recipes! Especially with chocolate involved!

Pesto Tortellini Soup

Baked Stuffed Squash

Easy Peasy Bean Tacos

– Leftovers

– Waffles
– Fruit

– Eat out (my birthday!)

– Nate’s Omelettes (he’s really perfecting them…so, I’m going to put in in charge of dinner!)
– Fruit

Last week was great! So many of you stepped up with menus – yippee! Keep up the good work!  Please share your menu, big or small! Also, if you want to share what you have already cooked, of course we love that, too! On last week’s menu post, Andrea labeled her menu “Last Week for Dinner,” which totally made me laugh – love it!


  1. 1

    This week I’m whipping up four recipes from and testing out sausage and peppers in the crockpot for aprés soccer on Saturday afternoon.

    Lemon Lime Chicken with Salad and Rice
    Lettuce Wraps
    Potato Cod Cakes (although I make them with crab)
    Potato Frittata
    Sausage & Peppers in the crockpot
    and Friday Takeout

  2. 2
    Lesley C.

    Just discovered your blog last week — LOVE it! Reminded me of how much more in control I am when I plan ahead.

    TWFD in our house:
    Sunday – lasagna (I make the recipe on the back of the Barilla noodles box — sooo good and easy).
    Monday – Crock pot carnitas w/ avocado and mango. Much of this will go in the freezer.
    Tuesday – Oven baked chicken tenders – not sure which recipe I’ll use for this yet, tho.
    Wednesday – DH and DD are on their own; I have a class. My guess is he will reheat the carnitas and throw BBQ sauce on them.
    Thursday – veggie chili
    Friday – Probably $5 pizza from the grocery store
    Saturday – unknown, but we usually go out or order in on Saturday

  3. As usual, life throws a few curve balls, so I didn’t make my menu exactly as planned. So this week, the menu reflects the changes of last week.
    Sunday: Chinese Chicken Salad
    Monday: Kale with Panfried Walnuts and Penn Yan Chicken
    Tuesday: Pork tenderloin with sage and roasted grapes, corn on the side
    Wednesday: Chicken with quinoa and veggies
    Thursday: Tagliatelle with peas, asparagus, sugar snaps, bacon and a light cream sauce
    Friday: leftovers
    Saturday: Out to dinner!

  4. Scott is out of town early in the week. So, those dinners are fairly simple (read: can be prepared while minding an almost-2-year old Spider Monkey!)

    Sunday: Steaks and craisin couscous
    Monday: Big salads
    Tuesday: Cilantro rice
    Wednesday: Sweet & Smoky Oven Ribs (from Smtiten Kitchen)…holdover from last week
    Thursday: Chickpeas with Paprika and Cilantro (from Three Many Cooks)
    Friday: Asian Lettuce Wraps (from Pioneer Woman)…freezer stash
    Saturday: Out.

  5. 5

    Sunday: crock pot pasta – with italian sausage & pepperoni
    Monday: lemon chicken & red quinoa
    Tuesday: krautburgers
    Wednesday: tacorito casserole
    Thursday: pan fried grouper & lime rice
    Friday: out for dinner!
    Saturday: baked potatoes & toppings…

  6. Hope you have a great birthday…here’s my menu for this week!

    Sunday: Out to dinner!
    Monday: Cobb Salad
    Tuesday: Simple Salsa Chicken (from Taste of Home)
    Wednesday: Tacos!
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Homemade pizza
    Saturday: Leftovers
    Next Sunday: White bean chicken chili in the crockpot


  7. Happy Birthday!

    Here’s what we’re up to…

    Sunday — leftovers of this!

    Monday — Cold Sesame Soy Noodles and Spring Rolls
    Tuesday — Panini Night…Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Panini AND Pizza Panini
    Wednesday — Pesto, Broccoli, and Spinach Pizza
    Thursday — Spicy Honey-Nut Chicken and Barbecue Succotash
    Friday — Office Potluck
    Saturday — Take-out night

  8. 8

    Sunday: Chicken fajitas, watermelon
    Monday: BFD: Puff Puff Pancake, applesauce
    Tuesday: Sausage and Caramelized Onion Pizza, Salad
    Wednesday: Hubby Cooks. Steak, Garlic-Rosemary Potato wedges, salad/CSA vegies
    Thursday: Hubby Cooks. Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Corn, melon, CSA vegie
    Friday: Pesto Lasagna, garlic bread, salad
    Saturday: Sliders, sweet potato fries, CSA vegies

  9. 9

    Okay!! I am back to menu-ing this week after taking last week off to recover from our BirthdayPalooza party. Happy birthday to you as well!!
    Friday–Middle child’s birthday and he requested Domino’s pizza. A rare treat for us!!
    Saturday–Spaghetti with homemade marinara
    Sunday–Chicken Fajita Crockpot
    Monday–French Dip Roast
    Wednesday–Grilled Cheese and soup

  10. 10

    hAPPY bIRTHDAY! Hope it’s a great one.
    Sunday : Nachos
    Monday: stuffed tomatoes w/angel hair
    Tuesday:man to man black bean stew (cookusinteruptus)
    Wednesday: french toast, fruit.
    Thursday: fish tacos
    Friday: ginger couscous primavera
    Saturday:left overs
    snacks : Crispy Chewy chocolate chip cookies (smittenkitchen), Zucchini bread,

  11. It’s my birthday the day after yours 😉 Happy Birthday Week to us!

    I’m having a hard time this week figuring it out but I’m thinking something like this:

    M: Curried Cauliflower Soup with Homemade Bread
    T: May have to go with your “Easy Peasy Bean Tacos”
    W: Lean Ground Beef-Vegetable Pies (a quick skillet version of shepherd’s pie)
    Th: Leftovers!
    F: Thai Coconut Chicken w/ Basil and Mango
    S: Bday dinner celebration with friends 🙂

  12. 12

    With those cookies it looks like ‘hooray for silpat’ (or however you spell it)

    We might try cooking this week at our house but I’m not ready to commit to actual menus… one step at a time don’t you know.

  13. 13
    Nancy Deininger

    sunday – pizza (bake at home) with lots of toppings!
    Monday – Neil’s cooking
    Tuesday – out – picking up new car!
    Wednesday – cesar salad with grilled chicken
    thursday – Grace is cooking
    Friday – leftovers
    Saturday – ?
    still taking turns cooking!

  14. 14

    This is my first time posting a menu 🙂 Here it is :

    Sunday: Linguine with basil & tomato cream sauce
    Monday: Turkey burgers with sweet potato fries
    Tuesday: Dinner at Great-Grandpa’s house
    Wednesday: Kung Pao chicken with white rice
    Thursday: Carnitas
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Dinner out

  15. 15

    Monday- Taco salad for the grown ups, nachos for the kids
    Tuesday- Crock pot chili, fruit
    Wednesday- Spaghetti pie w/ leftover noodles, green beans
    Thursday- steak, roasted garden vegetables
    Friday- baked potato bar w/ leftover chili & assorted toppings
    Saturday- Tortellini Chicken Vegetable Soup
    Sunday- Hawaiian Haystacks w/ lots of toppings

  16. 16

    Happy Birthday!!

    Monday- Osso Buco-Style Beef Stew

    Tuesday- It’s back to school night at my son’s school, I think my husband is on his own tonight!

    Wednesday- Eggplant Parm

    Thursday- Turkey Burgers

    Friday- either Leftovers or Apple Braised Chicken and roasted broccoli.

    Saturday- Out celebrating grandma’s birthday!

  17. 17

    Monday- Breaded chicken and mashed potatoes, veggie
    Tuesday- Leftovers from Monday
    Wednesday- Pasta with spicy Italian sausage, crusty bread
    Thursday- Leftovers or smoked sausage and veggies
    Friday- PW’s Cajun chicken pasta for the hubby while Im out of town for the weekend

  18. 18
    Erika B.

    Happy Birthday Jane!
    Sunday-Out in SF for Vegan B-Day Dinner for Brother’s 25th
    Monday-Mac and Cheese, Baby Broccoli with Garlic and Watermelon
    Tuesday-Dinner at Work
    Wednesday-Dutch Baby Pancakes and Berries
    Thursday-Maybe Sesame Chicken and Mashed Potatoes?
    Friday-Leftovers? Out? Drive Thru? One of those weeks!

  19. 19

    M: Swedish Meatballs, brown rice, green beans
    T: BBQ Country Style Ribs with Thyme Roasted Root Vegetables (carrots, potatoes, onion and beets all from our garden, we’re finally trying our potatoes and only have enough for one meal, haha!)
    W: Kale and white bean soup with parmesan
    , French bread, green garden salad
    Th: Pan-fried sausage with roasted brussel sprouts and buttered orzo
    F: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
    S: Black bean and corn quesadillaswith Avocado
    S: Baked Meatloaf, garlic mashed potato, green peas

  20. Here is our menu:

    Sunday: Lasagna Primavera and Green Salad

    Monday: Leftovers

    Tuesday: Beef Enchiladas with Red Sauce and Mexican Green Salad

    Wednesday: Leftovers

    Thursday: Whole Wheat Waffles with Fruit Salad

    Friday: Cucumber Garlic Chicken

    Saturday: I’m hoping for a date night!

    THIS WEEK’S TREAT: Almond Butter Cookies

  21. 21

    short week for us!
    Saturday – Pastor Ryan’s roast chicken, PW’s crash hot potatoes, green beans
    Sunday – pasta and broccoli with a goat cheese sauce (adapted from Smitten Kitchen) and leftover crash hot potatoes
    Monday – mushroom pizza (we usually use PW’s crust)
    Tuesday – frozen black bean burgers and french fries
    Wednesday through Monday – who knows? because we’ll be on vacation!

  22. 22

    Our menu for this week:

    Monday – Indian Butter Chicken
    Tuesday – Leftovers
    Wednesday – Chicken Pot Pie
    Thursday – Leftovers
    Friday – Chinese Chicken Salad
    Saturday – Chinese Chicken Salad again (but not leftovers)

    It’s easy to cook for two.

  23. 23

    Monday – chicken milanese
    Tuesday – spareribs and mashed potatoes
    Wednesday – Chicken quesadillas
    Thursday – breakfast for dinner (hubs out of town)
    Friday – eat out.
    Saturday – pasta surprise!

  24. 24

    S: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes & green beans
    M: Grilled barbecue chicken salads, grilled garlic bread
    T: Spiral ham, oven potatoes & roasted asparagus
    W: Spaghetti & Meatballs for guys; spaghetti with red & yellow peppers for me.
    T: Baked ham & swiss cheese sandwiches, tomato soup
    F: Out
    S: Naan pizzas – sausage for the guys, farmers market special for me.
    Happy Birthday, Jane.

  25. 25

    Sun – pesto ravioli and eggplant stacks
    Mon – Chicken/orzo piccata
    tues – Meatball casserole
    Wed. – Baked Chicken
    Thurs – hmmmm???
    Fri – Takeout
    Sat – cousins bday party cookout
    Happy Birthday to you!!!

  26. Been a while since I shared…

    M – Ricotta Gnocchi with Tomato Basil Sauce and Broccoli
    T – Chicken Pot Pie
    W – out
    Th – Baked Potatoes with Broccoli Cheese sauce
    F – Scrambled Eggs with Canadian Bacon and Hashbrowns
    S – Chicken and Lentils Korma with Jasmine Rice and Cauliflower
    Su – out

  27. 27

    Veggie Stir Fry
    Take-out Pizza
    Hawaiian Haystacks
    Enchilada Verdes

  28. 28

    We’re having a lot of vegetarian dishes this week. I was trying to save money and this is what I came up with.

    Sunday – Salmon w/ parmesan couscous & broccoli
    Monday – Veggie sandwiches w/ portobellos, red pepper, onion & mozzarella. Yum!
    Tuesday – Creamy black bean soup w/ side salad
    Wednesday – Cheese ravioli w/ side salad
    Thursday – Friends over, Mini sausage & mushroom quiche & pancakes
    Friday – Pasta w/ meat sauce & another salad
    Saturday – Chicken w/ mushroom cream sauce & asparagus

  29. 29

    Sunday- roast beef, yorkshire pudding, glazed carrots, mashed potatoes
    Monday – Stuffed shells, salad
    Tuesday- beef stroganoff
    Weds- Black bean chili
    Thursday- My sister in law is bringing supper – how lucky am I?!
    Friday- BBQ chicken pizza
    Saturday- grilled sliders with caramelized onions

  30. 30
    Jen Schulte

    Happy Birthday! Cheating since it’s already Monday and we ate but here goes.

    Monday – BLT’s 🙂
    Tuesday – bbq ribs, baked beans, broccoli
    Wednesday – dance class night so it’s either leftovers or soup
    Thursday – chicken breasts grilled & tossed in buffalo sauce (lowfat ‘wings’), celery/carrots and ranch & bleu cheese
    Friday – I am hungry for Chinese so maybe takeout 🙂
    Saturday – going out with friends, can’t wait!

  31. 31

    Monday – Red beans and Rice (thanks Jane), cornbread, spinach and watercress salad (as it is monday night, I already made this…liked by all, but we had to add a lot more salt!)
    Tuesday – Roasted Vegetable stew with couscous
    Wednesday – Steak and spinach salad with sour cream potatoes
    Thursday – Chicken Curry with chickpeas (using the leftover roasted veggies from Tuesday)
    Friday – Out for Pizza
    Saturday – Dad with the boys, probably out for Mexican
    Sunday – They are taking me out for my birthday dinner,It’s a month late, but oh well.

    Happy Birthday Jane!!

  32. 32

    Monday – Out to dinner
    Tuesday – Smoked pork loin, sauteed apples, broccoli
    Wednesday – Salsa Chicken, rice, corn
    Thursday – Out to dinner / date night
    Friday – Chicken nuggets, oven-fried sweet potatoes, creamed corn
    Saturday – Chicken Pomodoro, garlic bread, sauteed zucchini
    Sunday – Pot roast, potatoes, carrots

  33. Happy Birthday!

    M- Holiday/Wedding reception, so leftovers
    T – Grandpa’s BBQ chicken, salad and bread
    W – Japanese Curry Rice
    Th – Another holiday, Daddy’s turn
    F – Stuffed Zucchini or Ratatouille
    Sat – Daddy says burritos
    Sun – ? Whatever Daddy throws together

  34. 34
    Kim LeS

    Yeah, Monday has passed & I’m a little behind…
    MOnday – pasta with a butter and onion tomato sauce
    Tues – PW’s Chicken Pot Pie
    Wed – Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein from Family Fun
    Thurs – Bolognese
    Fri – We leave for Lake George for the weekend – eating in the car!
    Sat – Lake George
    Sun – Probably something from the freezer

  35. 35

    Monday – leftovers (burgers, corn on cob, cukes)
    Tuesday- tacos (beans, salad)
    Wednesday – spaghetti (salad, garlic bread)
    Thursday- frozen pizza (bad mama)
    Friday – leftover spaghetti, maybe baked with cheese on top like a casserole (or maybe just reheated in microwave)
    Saturday – hubby grills out
    Sunday – Stuffed shells with cheese and spinach/salad

  36. 36
    Charlie Girl

    Hello, I just found your blog today (actually I only discovered american food blogs today! and it is going to revolutionalise my life!) I dont think food blogs, or blogs in general are as big in the UK! Perhaps I am just behind with the times. Anyway, I thought I’d add this weeks menu to the mix….

    Monday- Salmon poached in coconut milk and red thai paste
    Tuesday- Linguine with creme fraiche, lemon and leftover salmon
    Wednesday- Pancetta wrapped, boursin stuffed chicken breasts with sweet potato mash
    Thursday- Fish Pie
    Friday- Out for supper
    Saturday- Fajitas

  37. 37
    Jane Maynard

    as always, everyone….LOVE all the menus! and love that we have first-time posters – yea!

    Charlie Girl – you have only scratched the surface…there are so many amazing US food blogs, give yourself a few days! 😉 and welcome – love it when we get readers from all over the world!

  38. 38

    Oh my goodness! The ONE week I was ahead of the schedule and I totally forgot to post! I made my menu and did the shopping on Friday…thought I was so with it. Ha! Well, a few days late (again) and here it is:

    Sun: Baptism party
    Mon: (Costco) chicken curry, rice, vegetable
    Tues: Falafel, pita, tomatoes, cukes, etc. (held over from last week)
    Weds: White bean chicken chili, bread, pudding pie
    Thurs: Chicken fajitas
    Fri: Beef stroganoff, noodles, broccoli
    Sat: Out! (Pizza for kids)

  39. 39

    Happy Birthday, Jane!

    Thurs: alfredo pasta with veggies
    Fri: Hot Hoagies (recipe from
    Sat: lasagna, salad, fruit
    Sun: french toast souffle
    Mon: Dr. Pepper pork (made in crockpot), rolls, potato salad
    Tues: poppy seed chicken (
    Wed: gingerbread crepes (held over from last week)
    Thurs: beef tips and mashed potatoes (from last week)

  40. Jane, congratulations on your 200th menu! You should know that I have used your menus a few times in the past year or so. Thanks for your help!

    Mon: Steak, Chicken, and Veggie Fajitas (too many taste buds in this house…4 adults, 1 baby)
    Tues: Saucy Veal Medallions
    Wed: Spaghetti with meatballs
    Thurs: Happy Thanksgiving!
    Fri: Leftovers
    Sat: Potluck (have to figure out something to make with the rest of the leftovers)
    Sun: Homemade pizza

  41. oooooops! that post was meant to go under the “200th menu” … sorry Jane! this is why I don’t post… I somehow get lost along the way 🙂

Leave a comment