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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Week 201 Menu

Happy {three days after} Thanksgiving! I hope you all feasted well! We certainly did. My 5-year-old (who shouldn’t even know what Thanksgiving leftovers are in the first place) requested that I make a turkey this weekend so we could have leftovers for ourselves (we ate at a friends’ place on Thursday)…so we ended up basically having two Thanksgivings! It’s been a tasty weekend and my girls are loving it.

I made the America’s Test Kitchen pumpkin pie recipe. I didn’t make the crust (I should have…but I was sick of cooking by that point!), but I can tell you that the filling was really good. A delicious, smooth, creamy flavor, and no cracking!

– Leftovers

– Homemade pizza

Orange Chicken (Nate’s grandma’s recipe that we have not had in ages!)
– Rice and salad

– Nate’s Omelettes (he keeps getting off the hook for this, but not this week!)

– Leftovers

– Eat out Chinese (there’s a place in Palo Alto Nate and I want to try out…taste testing for Christmas Eve!)

– Breakfast for dinner

As always, THANK YOU for all your menus last week! I don’t think I ever commented, I got a little caught up in all the holiday preparations. But, please know how much I love reading all your comments! Looking forward to seeing your menu for this week – please share!


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    I didn’t celebrate thanksgiving but it sounds as though you enjoyed your celebrations. Christmas for me is about the lovely leftovers as well as the day itself. Alas this week we’re on the usual staples including cauliflower cheese with sausages and lamb keema with rice.

  2. We had a great Thanksgiving! Lots to be thankful for – mainly for my father who had a successful knee replacement the day before Thanksgiving! Thanks for the great Sweet Potato Souffle recipe — yummy! I think I’ll make it every year!

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    Sunday: Pork Chops, mashed sweet potatoes, glazed carrots
    Monday: Kung Pao Shrimp Stir-fry, rice, egg rolls
    Tuesday:Hubby’s Birthday Dinner out
    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Buffalo chicken sandwiches,potato wedges, salad
    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Spaghetti, breadsticks, salad
    Friday: Taco Mac and Cheese, green beans
    Saturday: Breakfast for Dinner

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    Friday and Saturday we finished out the leftovers!
    Sunday– Chicken Spaghetti
    Monday– Zuppa Toscana
    Wednesday–Salisbury Steak
    Thursday–Pork Fried Rice
    We had a lovely Thanksgiving (even if it was at home and not where we had planned to be)!!

  5. We had a very joyful and yummy Thanksgiving! The food was so good, we’re not even sick of leftovers! Now it’s time to scour the internet again for Chirstmas dish ideas!!

    Sunday: Leftovers of all shapes and sorts
    Monday: ABLTs (regular BLTs with Avocado)
    Tuesday: Individual Chicken Pot Pies from freezer (Ina Garten)
    Wednesday: Sweet Potato Gnocchi from freezer (Three many Cooks)
    Thursday: Chicken & Chickpea salad (Three Many Cooks)
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out.

  6. Su: Beef Stew and Cheddar Bay Biscuits (Red Lobster fake out)
    M: Garlic Cheddar Chicken, Green Bean Casserole
    T: Spaghetti and Meatsauce
    W: Risotto with Chicken and a side salad
    R: Toasted (fried) ravioli, Garlic Bread
    F: Husband on his own – I’ll be shopping with mother and sister-in-law…
    Sa: Homemade Pizza

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    This week I gave the kids a list of 35 dinners to choose from. This is what they picked:

    Mon: chicken pot pie
    Tues: ravioli and salad
    Wed: grilled steak and potatoes au gratin
    Thurs: Harry Potter Night – Cornish Pasties and Treacle Tart
    Fri: Tacos and Quesadillas
    Sat: Lasagna, Salad and garlic bread
    Sun: Chicken thighs in the oven and pasta

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  9. we’re going to cook a turkey up this week too so that we have plenty of leftovers. we also have lots of soup on the menu, as our midwest town has finally reached the cold-in-your-bones part of the winter season.

    lentil soup with millet and salad

    Coconut Curry Soup and indian creamed spinach

    turkey rice soup with cabbage

    baked cheese and rice dish with broccoli and turkey, salad

    steak, mashed sweet potatoes, salad

    turkey potpie

    turkey with kale pesto over quinoa, tomato soup

  10. Here is our menu! The only leftovers we have left is our green bean casserole. Everything else is gone, gone gone! And pie was the first to go.

    SUNDAY: Roasted Red Pepper Soup, whole grain bread, salad

    MONDAY: Lasagna Florentine, Salad

    TUESDAY: Leftovers

    WEDNESDAY: Pan Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower and Tomatoes

    THURSDAY: Gingered Skirt Steak with Snow Peas

    FRIDAY: Leftovers

    SATURDAY: Chicken and Black Bean-Stuffed Burritos (vegetarian adapted) and Restaurant Style Salsa

    THIS WEEK’S TREAT: Gingerbread Cookies

  11. Love the look of that pie – beautiful!

    Monday: Mini feta hamburger sliders
    Tuesday: Prosciutto wrapped stuffed chicken
    Wednesday: Pumpkin Pie French Toast
    Thursday: Chicken Pesto Pizza
    Friday: Takeout Chinese (Kung Pao Chicken – YUM!)
    Saturday & Sunday: Traveling to Minneapolis – will decide when we get there! 🙂

    Have a tasty week!

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    S: Steak tips with mushroom gravy (my first America’s Test Kitchen recipe & we loved it!), onion poatatoes & green beans w/almmonds
    M: French onion soup gratin, orange & spinach salad w/mango orange viniagrette
    T: Baked mac & cheese with roasted grape tomatoes
    W: Leftovers
    T: Spinach Cannelloni’s, salad
    F: TBD – Nachos or Freezer Chicken Tortilla soup
    S: Out for my birthday

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    mon: merguez and hallouminever got to this last week!
    tues: portabella cheesesteaks / oven fries
    weds: zucchini and stuffing bake
    thurs: olive garden sausage soup
    fri: turkey meatball subs
    sat: graze on leftovers / out for cocktail party
    sun: inlaws come…cornish hens and festive cous cous?

  14. Wish we had leftovers. We had enough people over that leftovers didn’t last long. Maybe daddy will make another turkey for Christmas.

    M – seven layer dip
    T -Garden stuffed baked potatos
    W – sausage and peppers
    Th – homemade spaghetti for Obaachan
    F – Japanese style hamburger steak with green beans
    Sat – Whatever daddy cooks up.
    Sun – Breakfast for dinner! Woo hoo!

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    My first post on this site – I love the whole concept of weekly dinner planning…I start my plan on a M though. Here goes:

    M: Cauliflower and fresh green pea vegetable dish, Rotis (Indian tortilla made with whole wheat flour), red bean curry
    T: Farfalle pasta with homemade red sauce, steamed carrots/beans, chicken sausage on the side
    W: Spinach + cottage cheese veggie dish (Palak paneer), Rotis, Garbanzo bean curry
    Th: Potato and fresh fenugreek vegetable dish, white rice/rotis, Kadhai chicken curry
    F: Tofu soup, Rice pilaf with carrots, beans and peas, baked fish
    S: Eating out
    Su: Roast chicken, assorted steamed veggies (corn, carrots, broccoli), mashed potatoes, stir fry mushrooms, rice

    Let me know if you need recipes!

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    Trying to get back to the routine (after a great Thanksgiving) and plan a menu this week.
    Monday-halibut, wild rice, steamed green beans
    Tuesday-chicken salsa tacos with tex mex trimmings
    Wednesday- beef stew in the crock pot, biscuits
    Thursday-shrimp fettucini, green salad
    Friday-eating at first Christmas party of the season!
    Saturday-soup & sandwiches of some sort
    Sunday-roast in crock pot, potatoes and green salad

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    Amy Mac

    With the weather in Atlanta ranging from 35 degrees and rainy (today) to 65 and sunny (this weekend) and a hubby out of town to run a marathon … a wide range of easy meal choices is required! Here goes…

    Tonight: Chicken Pot Pie
    Tuesday: Steak Tacos with guacamole, rice and beans
    Wednesday: Roast, mashed potatoes, green beans
    Thursday: Beef Vegtable soup (made with leftover roast) and cornbread
    Friday: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches and Pierogies

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    The monthly meal plan for December will be up tomorrow! Tonight it’s sweet potato bisque and grilled ham and cheese sandwiches; tomorrow it’ll be slow cooker pork and black bean chili with guacamole and baked tortilla chips. Then Wednesday starts the new month…

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    Happy late Thanksgiving. We tried your pumpkin pancakes a couple weeks ago and loved them enough to put them on the menu again.

    SAT: Mini Pizzas + Tomato (Chilean) Salad + Orange Slices
    SUN: Spaghetti + Kale Salad w/ Oranges + Corn-on-cob
    MON: Brown Rice & Lentil Casserole + Steamed Carrots
    TUES: Pumpkin Pancakes + Scrambled Eggs
    WED: Lime Quinoa Salad + Grilled Cheese + Sweet Potato Fries
    THUR: Choo’s Marinaded Chicken + Brown Rice + Steamed Carrots

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    Sun – lasagna (spinach & italian sausage)
    Mon – honey goat cheese pizza (from this site)
    Tues – ham/cheese quiche, fruit
    Wed – tortelloni w/ veggies
    Thurs – orange chicken w/ broccoli over rice
    Fri – tuna cakes, broccoli, swt potato
    Sat – easy peasy bean tacos (from this site)

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    This is a busy week with lots of after school things. I am unsure of the exact days of the following menus that I have planned, but I already have all the ingredients, so we’ll make it work:

    Turkey Tortellini Soup
    Pecan Crusted Tilapia & Tomato-Broccoli Bake
    Black Bean & Rice Casserole
    Chicken Fajitas
    Veg Curry & Rice

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    Monday – hamburgers
    Tuesday – calzones
    Wednesday – lasagna (didn’t do last week)
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – corn chowder that I made extra of a couple weeks ago and froze

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    menu #4 sunday november 28th

    Sunday: pulled chicken salad
    Monday: slow cooker meatloaf with mash potatoes and brussel sprouts
    Tuesday: sweet potato and chipotle soup with quesadillas
    Wednesday: ancho pork and hominy stew with cornbread
    Thursday: chicken piccata and green bean salad with mustard crema
    Friday: take out or leftovers
    Dessert: peanut butter chocolate chip pretzel cookies
    Green Monster flavor: spinach, banana and pumpkin

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    S: Chicken Verde Enchiladas
    M: Turkey & Veggie Soup w/ Naan & Stuffing “Croutons”
    T: Shepherd’s Pie
    W: Garlic Chive Pasta with cream sauce & garlic toast
    T: Dinner @ friend’s-surprise!
    F: Hibachi/Sushi with the girls
    S: Jewelry Party at a friends-FONDUE!

  25. Sunday – finishing our 20 hour drive back from Wyoming (out)
    Monday – Marlboro Man Sandwich (PW)
    Tuesday – Butternut squash soup
    Wednesday – raspberry vinagerette salad and brie/apple quesadillas
    Thursday – Jerk Chicken and fried plantains
    Friday – leftovers
    Saturday – No peek-ee stew

    Desserts for the week:
    sweet potato pie
    carmel popcorn
    Second try at Magic Middle Cookies

  26. Hi, Jane. I feel a bit disorganized, as I have never planned menus for a whole week – maybe two or three days out, at most. Of course, it’s different without kids, cooking on a whim, and, living on an island, we’ve got lots of food I’ve put up, a big pantry, and frozen reserves.

    But I do like to see what other people plan! It’s always food for thought, one way or another….



    • Jane Maynard

      if it wasn’t for this blog, I would totally slack off on my planning! 😉 I DO love seeing everyone else’s menus so much, getting ideas from real people about what they’re cooking. it’s fab! and, as always, jealous of your island 😉

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    Jean von B

    Well, let’s see……

    Sunday – it was T-day leftovers
    Monday -(yesterday) chicken parmasean & salad
    Tuesday -(tonight) meatloaf
    Wednesday could be either baked chicken or porkchops
    Thursday – whatever I didn’t make on Wednesday 🙂
    Friday – homemade pizzas
    Saturday – going to college football game so we’ll be tailgating

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    M: Salisbury steak, roasted potatoes, veggie mix
    T: Lemon pepper roasted chicken thighs, buttered noodles, sautéed spinach, sliced peaches
    W: Homemade Pizza, fresh salad
    T: Penne in vodka cream sauce, green salad
    F: Chili & cornbread
    S: Dry rub pork tenderloin, crispy roasted potatoes & wedge salad
    Su: Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, green peas

  29. I LOVE the plate in that photo (with the slice of pie). Where on earth did you find it???

    • Jane Maynard

      it is from West Elm…it came in a set of 4 dessert plates, my dear friend Karen gave them to me for Christmas about 4 years ago. These plates are definitely one of the most favorite things I have in the kitchen!

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