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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Week 200 Menu

Whoa. Menu #200? That’s kinda nuts. Where does the time go? I took a look back at Menu #1. Good thing my friend Margo commented so it at least there was one comment! To honor the big 2-0-0, I think I’ll have a piece of toast. Yeah, we like to celebrate big around here.

Pasta Primavera (have some in the freezer already made – love that!)

– Paninis

Pesto Tortellini Soup

Happy Thanksgiving! We are feasting with two other families. I’m bringing broccoli casserole, sweet potato souffle, corn souffle, cranberry orange sauce, cranberry slush…and I might have to make these rolls.

– Crossing my fingers for leftovers! Since we’re eating with friends on Thursday, we might not have that many. Hopefully there are a few!

– Eat out

– Spaghetti

Time to share your menus! And please feel free to share your Thanksgiving menus as well!

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the Windows Phone 7 giveaway. You can comment once a day until November 29, just as long as your comment is at least 25 characters and is different from the day to day. AND your comment does not need to be  a Thanksgiving tip…it can be about anything. I finally got my phone this weekend and it’s really cool. You want to win it. 😉


  1. 1

    Su- Chicken Parm, grilled garlic bread, green beans
    Mo- Steak, sweet pots, broc.
    Tue – squash soup, rolls
    Wed – veggie fritatta
    Thurs – Chicken, mashed pots, green beans, pies

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    Sunday: Pork Chops, sweet potatoes, carrots

    Monday: Lasagna Bowls (with red sauce from the freezer- should be a super quick meal!), salad,

    Tuesday: Lemon-Garlic chicken thighs with rosemary potatoes,salad

    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Ham and cheesy potatoes

    Thursday: Turkey day- 2 celebrations, I’m bringing rolls and cranberry sauce to both… + sweet potatoes to my parents and chocolate pie to my sister-in-laws.

    Friday: Hangover hotdish (Basically tator-tot hotdish with mashed potatoes istead of tots and a layer of creamed corn between the potato and meat layers)

    Saturday: Ham and bean soup, rolls

  3. sun: kale and chickpea soup — i sadly never got to this last week!
    mon: merguez with halloumi and roasted reds
    tues: chicken cutlets with rabe and provolone
    weds: channa masala
    thurs: heading to my parent’s…i’m bringing a sausage and artichoke appetizer and brie, walnut, and honey tartlets
    fri: leftovers
    sat: out

  4. Su: Lasagna (made an 8×8 one, and a second one for the freezer!)
    M – French Dip Sandwiches
    T – Leftover LAsagna, Garlic Bread, Salad
    W – Honey Chicken, Rice, Broccoli
    R – THANKSGIVING. We go to dinner with his family and I take a dessert for them to enjoy later – this year I’m making a Cinnamon Swirl layer cake with a NY Cheesecake middle layer and Cream Cheese Frosting. We go to my family for dessert and this year I’m taking a triple chocolate mousse layer cake. Can’t wait!!
    F – Pizza
    Sa – either go out or something, didn’t plan a meal 🙁

  5. Thanksgiving Menu: Turkey with citrus/oliveoil/herb rub underneath and on top of skin, gravy with homemade chicken and turkey stock and either white wine or marsala, stuffing with cornbread/wheat/white bread with sage sausage, pecan, apples, and dried cherries, pumpkin pie thanks to @sternmanrule kind help, key lime pie with dark chocolate macadamia crust, and for my vegetarian niece – a puff pastry filled with butternut squash, goat cheese, and mushrooms. Sister-in-law is in charge of veggies and sweet potatoes and appetizers. Whoo!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  6. My mother is visiting from Tuesday-Saturday so I have to take her food sensitivities and politics into account (along with mine). I need to come up with gluten-free, sugar-free, soy-free, corn-free, egg-free vegetarian meals. I have thanksgiving planned, but it sort of feels like a thanksgiving of side dishes . . . If you have any great ideas for the rest of the meals of the week and can help me fill in the gaps, leave me a message. It would be so greatly appreciated!!

    Sunday: turkey lasagna with sprouted pasta

    Monday: chicken red pepper tortes and greek pilaf

    Tuesday: Coconut Curry Soup and salad

    Wednesday: Mexican Salad (greens, beans, cheese, avacado, tomatoes, pepper, salsa)

    Vegetarian Gluten-Free, (ok . .everything free) Thanksgiving:
    Buckwheat stuffing + cranberry sauce
    sweet potatoes with maple syrup
    lentil soup

    Friday: baked broccoli and cheese rice dish, salad

    Saturday: Red curry dish

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    Sunday: Out
    Monday: Baked sweet potatoes with ricotta spinach and butterbean topping
    Tuesday: Rotisserie Chicken, potatoes, salad
    Wednesday: Roasted veggie + kale soup (+ leftovers to make space in fridge!)
    Thursday: Yay Thanksgiving! I’m making a big salad with cranberries, almonds and mandarin oranges, and the green beans, and the cranberry slush.
    Friday: Leftovers… I hope!
    Saturday: At my parents’

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    Sun-Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Mon-Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich


    Wed-Take n Bake Pizza

    Roasted Turkey
    Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy
    Sweet Potatoes
    Relish tray (cranberry sauce, pickles, black olives)
    Pumpkin Pie


    Sat-Turkey soup!

  9. Monday: Eat out – Hubby’s birthday

    Tuesday: Curried Lentil Soup

    Wednesday: Leftovers if we have some.

    Herb Brined Turkey
    Leek and Bacon Stuffing
    Sweet Potato Puree with Browned-Butter Maple Syrup
    Green Bean Casserole – adapting from this recipe
    Cinnamon Pear Crostata with Almond Oat Crust
    Pumpkin Pie with Caramel Pecan Topping

    and LEFTOVERS for the rest of the week!

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    Sun. Stromboli
    Mon. TJs Mahi Mahi Burgers w/a green salad
    Tues. Shrimp Scampi w/Sautéed Spinach
    Wed. will eat on the road or wait until we get to my parents
    Thurs Thanksgiving Mom and I will cook traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings I’m in charge of bringing a clean eating/diabetic friendly dessert
    I’m thinking Apple Crisp and Pumpkin something or other
    Fri. probably leftovers
    Sat. Broiled Salmon

  11. Menu #200? Man, we’re getting old Jane. Old, I tell you.

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    Friday– We had leftovers and went to the drive-in to see the new Harry Potter
    Saturday– Ravioli Lasagna
    Sunday– Burrito Casserole
    Monday– Chicken Spaghetti
    Tuesday– I am trying a recipe for Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana
    Wednesday– Not sure yet, My folks will be here so probably something beefy
    Thursday– Thanksgiving!! My mom is making the turkey and Cornbread Dressing. I am making the Green Bean Casserole, boiled red potatoes and Kentucky Derby Pie and pumpkin pie.

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    Janna M

    Saturday – Steak Fricot & Baking Powder Biscuits
    Sunday – General Janna’s Chicken & fried rice
    Monday – Pineapple glazed steak & roasted potatoes
    Tuesday – Leftovers
    Wednesday – Eggs
    Thursday – Disney World!!!
    Friday – Disney World

    Congratulations on 200 menus!

  14. (This was last week)
    Monday: Travel day – road food

    Tuesday: Poppy seed chicken, brown rice, steamed green beans

    Wednesday: Beef stroganoff, egg noodles, steamed broccoli

    Thursday: Pizza, carrot sticks

    Friday: McDonald’s for the play land!

    Saturday: Kilbasa coins, pasta-roni, peas

    Sunday: London Broil, onion roasted potatoes, corn

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    Congrats on reaching #200! Here is 200 more! To make room for all of the leftovers from Turkey Day we will be eating out of the freezer most of the week.

    Monday: Cheddar Cheese Risotto and Spinach Salad
    Tuesday: Lasagna, Broccoli and Rolls
    Wednesday: Vegetable Stir Fry
    Thursday: Deserts Galors with a side of Turkey and all the trimmings
    Fridays: Leftovers

    I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

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    Sun – made a turkey dinner today!! We love turkey and my mother is cooking on the Big Day.
    Mon – leftovers
    Tues – Spaghetti and whole wheat pasta
    Wed. – OUT
    Thurs – bringing sweet pot. casserole and green bean casserole
    Fri – crock pot bean soup
    Sat. – Out

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    Lisa B.

    Thanksgiving: Roasted Turkey Breast with a zesty dry rub, Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes, Sausages Stuffing using Asiago cheese bread, roasted butternut squash and shallots, vegetable tray, cranberry sauce, rolls, pumpkin pie and a chocolate cream pie. Yum!

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    Here’s to 200 more menus!
    Sunday – Spinach salad with pizza from Whole Foods
    Monday – Leftover pizza and steamed broccoli
    Tuesday – Quiche
    Wednesday – Homemade broccoli soup
    Thursday – Ordered food from Petty’s Fine Foods.
    Friday – Going to inlaws…taking spinach balls, shrimp dip and cheesy potato casserole
    Saturday – Decorating for Chrismas — ordering pizza!

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    Erika B.

    Happy 200th menu! Have a great Thanksgiving.

    Sunday-pizza from the farmer’s market, brussels sprouts, pears and hot chocolate!
    Monday-leftover pizza, salad and cuties
    Tuesday-frozen something? or junk food (the really bad kind!)
    Thursday-Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes with Vanilla and Orange, Stuffing, Gravy, Rolls, Brussels Sprouts with Leeks and Almonds, Green Beans with Browned Butter and Lemon, Stuffed Acorn Squash for the Vegetarians and Desserts!

  20. Congrats on the 200!

    M – Whatever the boys want to eat for dinner..I’ll be baking pie and getting the mushrooms and onions cooked for stuffing.
    T – Our Thanksgiving(national holiday for something or the other). Turkey, mashed potatoes, crockpot sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, cherry pie, rolls, maybe an apple pie, green beans, corn, gravy, carrots, cranberry sauce…oh and stuffing.
    W – leftovers
    Th – pasta??
    F – homemade pizza
    Sat -Turkey carcass soup a la daddy
    Sun – crockpot something a la daddy

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    Monday – chicken enchilada bake
    Tuesday – hamburger noodle casserole
    Wednesday – either leftovers or eat out, depending on when we leave for my sister’s house
    Thursday – Thanksgiving! I’m on dessert duty and will be bringing pumpkin pie, pecan pie, caramel apple pie and caramel pumpkin cheesecake.
    Friday – leftovers
    Saturday – probably eat out
    Sunday – lasagna

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    shanna boatler

    i don’t have a menu planned for this week, we are winging it. thank you for all your wonderful menus and hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!!

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    Monday – Baked Raviloi with Salad
    Tuesday – Chicken Chimichangas
    Wednesday – Leftovers
    Thursday – Thanksgiving!
    Friday – Leftovers
    Saturday – Eat out/Tailgate food for Purdue/IU football game

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    Congrats on the 200th menu!
    I am usually Johnny-On-The-Spot with my menu planning for the family, but tonight’s (Monday) and Thursday’s are the only two on the menu. We have a daughter coming home from college and I plan to let her choose the other ones.
    I hope everyone has a Blessed Thanksgiving week! Keep up the postings:)

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    Jen Schulte

    200 menus, fantastic!

    Our plans:
    Monday-spaghetti, salad
    Tuesday-sloppy joes, green beans, oven fries
    Wednesday-Lemon pepper tilapia, rice, asparagus
    Thursday-bringing homemade applesauce to Thanksgiving, my only contribution! (my husband’s aunt is hostess)
    Friday-Sunday: traveling to my family for the holiday weekend

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    Monday–leftover chicken, ham and mashed potatoes…with a green salad

    Tuesday–spaghetti, steamed green beans

    Wednesday–grilled cheese sandwiches, veggie tray

    Thursday–sharing Thanksgiving dinner w/ family. I’m bringing homemade rolls, pumpkin pie, your cranberry slush and cranberry sauce.

    Friday–leftovers I hope.

    Saturday–shrimp stir fry

    Sunday–beef pot roast, green salad, rice or potatoes

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    Monday- chicken taquitos, corn, black beans
    Tuesday – Mongolian beef (crock pot), rice
    Wednesday – roast chicken, stuffing, green beans baked apples, rolls
    Thursday – going to family’s house and I am bring potato salad and cranberry bread
    Friday – ????
    Saturday – tequila lime catfish/tilapia with southwest ranch dressing and rice
    Sunday – hamburgers, french fries

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    Jane you are quite the busy lady, I’m loving this blog 🙂
    Can I say ditto for the the comment before me because that all sounds delsih! I am so fly by the seat of my pants kinda girl, even though I have a food blog I still can’t stick to a menu for home or blogging. So glad I don’t drive my hubby crazy with how I am. Seriously, tho thanks for putting up on foodpress again, I have actually moved to my new site which is almost the same Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  29. Monday: Penne a la Betsy and Peas
    Tuesday: Mexican Lasagna, tomatoes and avocado
    Wednesday: Macaroni and Cheese and Apples
    Thursday: Turkey day at my house, making everything but the rolls
    Friday: Left Overs
    Saturday: Out To Eat
    Sunday: Left Overs

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    Congrats on 200! This site is such a lifesaver for me on those weeks when I’m just stumped – thanks Jane!

    Sun – individual turkey meatloaves, sweet potato fries, roasted Brussels sprouts
    Mon – chicken marsala pasta with broccoli
    Tue – baked potatoes with roasted vegetables
    Wed – ??
    Thu – pared down Thanksgiving for 6 – roasted turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes, shredded Brussels sprouts, sweet potato spoon bread, cranberry sauce, apple pie
    Fri – leftovers!
    Sat – out

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    Really great post.
    Mon :Turkey Cranwich -Spread cream cheese on two slices of bread. Sprinkle with walnuts. Top with turkey; spread cranberry sauce over turkey. Top with Swiss cheese, lettuce and remaining bread.
    Tue:Pesto Pizza
    Wed: Kielbasa with Pasta
    Thu: Broccoli and Rice
    Fri:Tandoori Fish
    Sun : walnut cake.

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    We’re headed out of town for the rest of the week, and have used leftovers from our Sat. Thanksgiving creatively, so we don’t have much to share!

    Sunday – hot turkey sandwiches (ok, maybe that’s not so creative)
    Monday – freezer meal
    Tuesday – creamy lemon pepper pasta with shrimp
    Wednesday – turkey salad wraps on the road

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    I’m way behind. Here it is Tuesday! Though for much of the week the menu has been planned months in advance!

    Monday – was steamed chicken and bok choy
    Tonight – leftovers – cleaning out the refrigerator – I know I have tomato soup, salad
    Wednesday – guests coming in – tomato soup or minestrone (depending on my level of readiness!) and make your own panini with green salad
    Thanksgiving – Turkey, gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potato, rolls, green beans, corn, cranberry relish, apple pie, pumpkin pie, walnut pie…. and all the other little incidentals!
    Friday – leftovers for lunch, go out to eat for dinner
    Saturday – spaghetti dinner for lunch, at a hockey game come dinner time – so those that are not going are on their own!

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    Thanks for linking to my blog! I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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    I LOVE your blog! Gives me great ideas! (I’d love that Windows 7 phone too…lol)

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    I made your sweet potato souffle for Thanksgiving and it was a hit! Even my husband, who detests sweet potatoes tried it and said it was pretty good. Success!

    • Jane Maynard

      awesome! my dad is the same way – I had to talk him into the sweet potatoes, but I told him it was good no matter his opinion on the tuber, he also admitted it was pretty good! 😉

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