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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Week 207 Menu

One of the best things about winter is the abundance of clementines/ cuties/mandarins/whatever-you-want-to-call-them. We’re eating a bag a week…
at least!

Last week was awesome. We had a wonderful abundance of menus shared and many of you have made meal planning a new year’s resolution. I love it! Let’s keep the momentum going…

– Fettucine Alfredo (no recipe link…developing a recipe for a future post!)
– Salad

Stuffed Shells (we didn’t make ’em last week, ended up having spaghetti b/c I didn’t have time for the baking part…but I have all the stuff!)

Easy Peasy Bean Tacos
– Guacamole and chips

– Leftovers

Whole Wheat Pancakes
– Smoothies

– Eat out

Bistro Chicken
– Mashed potatoes
– Broccoli

Bring it on! Let’s see what you have planned for this week!


  1. 1

    My meal plan is over here.
    I love stuffed shells but haven’t had them in a while. Making a mental note to add them to my plan soon! (That’s why I love sharing plans, such inspiration!)

  2. 2

    * Spicy Pork Stir Fry and Rice
    * Chinese Tilapia, Broccoli & Fried Rice
    * Grilled Chicken, Baked Potatoes & Salad
    * Chili loaded Baked Potatoes
    * Baked Spaghetti and Salad

  3. 3

    – Roast chicken with winter veggies
    – Khichari (basically lentils and rice) with stir fried veggies
    – Quinoa salad
    ** Crazy week with hubby working many late nights, so we’re going to just play it by ear**

  4. 4
    Nancy Deininger

    sunday – pasta with spaghetti sauce
    monday – chicken pot pie soup and salad
    tuesday – slow cooker pernil (puerto rican pork)
    wednesday – soup (no sure what kind yet)
    thursday – spanish chicken and rice
    friday – out
    saturday – leftovers

  5. 5

    Sunday: Spaghetti w/ Hot Sausage
    Monday: Chicken Pot Pie
    Tuesday: Tacos
    Wednesday: Chicken Sitr Fry
    Thursday: Crock Pot Beef & Veggie Stew
    Friday: BIRTHDAY for my kiddo! Pizza and “Yellow Cake with Pink Frosting”

    After a week of being too ill to eat anything other than buttered noodles and smoothies, I’m looking forward to a great week of home cookin’!

  6. 6

    -baked trout with a red cream sauce
    -swiss cheeseburger sliders with raw veggies
    -Chicken Pot Pie
    -going out for a fundraiser to help local high school basketball team
    -fondue- my kids love this meal- cheese, meat and chocolate- three different pots.

  7. 7

    Sunday– Oven Fried chicken strips and mac & cheese
    Monday– Pork Roast and veggies
    Tuesday– Tacos
    Wednesday– Tuna Alfredo
    Thursday– Breakfast Casserole

  8. Here’s our week πŸ™‚
    Spinach Ravoli and Salad
    Chili leftovers
    Mozzarella pizza from Costco, the ready bake one, sooooo good
    Vegetable curry with quinoa – mushrooms, tofu, peppers and onions in a green curry coconut sauce
    Quinoa Salad – english cucumber, kalamata olives, and feta
    Whole wheat pancakes with fruit salad
    Fajitas with peppers, onions and veg chicken strips

    might try to make these too:
    Espresso Carmel Bars
    and these:
    Cranberry Orange Scones

  9. Your menu sounds great, Jane!
    Monday: Leftover French Onion Soup (dad’s classic recipe) with salad
    Tuesday: Slow Cooker Turkey Chili with corn muffins
    Wednesday: Leftovers
    Thursday: Paninis with Sweet Potato Oven Fries
    Friday: Out
    Saturday: Steaks, fingerling potatoes, green beans

    Keeping it simple on these cold and busy winter days!

  10. I’ll be making my yummy pasta primavera (its vegan but you could make it with cheese, dairy and butter)

    the rest of the menu is up in the air just got back from the grocery store. will post in a minute

  11. 11

    Here is my menu for next week:

    Monday – Leftovers (Chicken & Dumplings)
    Tuesday – Salmon Patties, Baked Hush Puppies & Coleslaw
    Wednesday – Tostadas or Tacos w/Guacamole
    Thursday – Chipotle Chicken Ranch Salad
    Friday – Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup w/White Beans
    Saturday – Out with Friends
    Sunday – Brisket & BBQ Ribs, Ranch Beans & Red Potato Salad

  12. 12

    Monday: Homemade Veggie Pizza and Salad

    Tuesday: Easy Minestrone Soup:

    Wed: Veggie sandwiches and leftover soup-if there is any:)

    Thursday: Soba Noodle Salad:

    Friday: Dinner out with friends

    Saturday: ??? but I know dessert: Pie Plate Cookies-so easy and SO good!

  13. 13
    Erika B.

    My new year’s resolution is to try one new recipe a week, even if it’s just a side dish or snack.

    Sunday-Roasted Cauliflower Soup, Bread, Kale with Garlic, Apples
    Monday-Leftovers plus Linguini with Radicchio and Walnut Pesto, Kiwi
    Tuesday-Potato Leek Soup, Asparagus with Balsamic Butter, Apples
    Thursday-Teriyaki Chicken Sticks, Jasmin Rice, Spinach, Orange Slices

    • Jane Maynard

      that is a great resolution and perfect for you, erika! love that you’re tackling that! πŸ™‚

    • Lara

      Your menu sounds delicious! Especially the linguine with radicchio. I love the addition of fruit to each meal. I am going to steal all your ideas this week πŸ™‚

  14. 14

    It’s supposed to get cold this week, so we’re focusing on warm and homey meals.

    Sunday – Beef Stroganoff
    Monday – Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Soup
    Tuesday – Eating at a Friend’s House
    Wednesday – Fettuccine Alfredo
    Thursday – Chicken Enchiladas
    Friday – Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli
    Saturday – Leftovers

  15. O.K. I love clementines too…but I haven’t found a great place to buy them this year. Suggestions??

    • Heidi

      I bought some yummy ones last week at Costco!!!

    • Jane Maynard

      I’m with heidi, our best ones have been from costco. the first bag of the season I got at trader joe’s was really good, but the second bag I got there was okay. safeway’s have been the worst. but every bag I’ve gotten at costco has been wonderful!

  16. 16
    Jennifer Algera

    Monday-Bistro chicken, mashed potatoes and glazed baby carrots
    Tuesday-Penne Carbonara and salad
    Wednesday-Seafood (scallops, salmon and crab cakes), rice and steamed broccoli
    Thursday-Mexican night; Tacos or quesadillas with an Avocado and Tomato salad with lemon and cumin vinaigrette
    Friday-baked cauliflower in bechamel sauce topped with Gruyere cheese and a green salad (with apples and caramelized pecans)

  17. 17

    Sunday- Sausage, Peppers, Onions, and Potatoes
    Monday – Own my own!
    Tuesday – Chicken Stir Fry, Rice
    Wednesday – Pancakes and Scrambled Eggs
    Thursday – Leftovers or Out to Eat
    Friday – Pasta Bake, Broccoli, Garlic Bread
    Saturday – Family Party

  18. 18

    M- chicken tacos, Spanish rice, homeade guacamole
    T- Country Pork Chops with Gravy, loaded smashed potatoes and cut up veggies
    W- Spag. with garlic bread and veggies and dip
    T- Oven puff pancake with Dutch apples, eggs, and turkey sausage
    f- Hubs is out of town so my daughter and I will go out!


  19. 19

    S – Pizza
    M- Roast Chk, M-Pots, Broc
    T- BBQ Burgers, Fries, Veg and Dip
    W – BBQ Pork Noodle Bowls
    Th- Breakfast for Dinner
    F – Shrimp Bake (Adults), Hot-Dogs (Kids)

  20. 20

    trying to eat healthfully so we are cooking in every night this week πŸ™‚

    sun: rabbit à la moutard. I’ve been dying to try this recipe for a while. And while butchering the bunny was slightly traumatizing, it smells amazing in the oven as I type this.
    mon: grilled salmon / brussels with cranberry pistachio pesto / steamed spinach
    tues: gfriends come for Bachelor (no judgment): steak pita pizzas, salad
    weds: asian lettuce cups
    thurs: crockpot pernil, oven braised collards
    fri: huevos rancheros (new tradition of breakfast for dinner fridays :))
    sat: flat roasted chicken & faux mashed potatoes

  21. 21

    You inspired me to start meal planning again for the week. I feel off the bandwagon this fall. Here is our menu for the week!
    M-Leftovers from Sunday, Fiscalini Farms Cheddar Cheese and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Soup
    T-Orzo with Chicken and Asiago
    W-Chicken Taquitos
    T-Crockpot French Onion Soup
    F-Grilled Steak with Couscous and Asparagus
    Sat-Mexican food at a new restaurant
    Sun-Sloppy Joes

  22. Here is our menu for the week…. We will see if we actually stick to it this week πŸ™‚

    Saturday: spanish tortilla
    Sunday: linguine and clams
    Monday: stromboli
    Tuesday: kalua pork with rice and salad
    Wednesday: leftovers
    Thursday:pasta with shredded chicken
    Friday : frozen pizza πŸ™‚

  23. 23

    My husband’s out of town, so it’s a weird week. I cut up a bunch of vegetables for salads, for the soup tonight, and then for the pot roast tonight. I also made an egg bake that will take me through five breakfasts. Yay for being productive!

    Sunday- Tuscan Vegetable Soup (makes lots, freezing portions for later in the week)

    Monday- Pot Roast (local grocery store had special- buy roast, get potatoes, carrots, and onion bags free)

    Tuesday- My husband is fending for himself (McDonalds for son and himself?) because I’m going out to dinner with friends!

    Wednesday- The start of my solo meals. Salad, soup, or breakfast for dinner, Wednesday through Saturday.

  24. 24

    Sun – Roasted chicken with veggies,& potatoes
    Mon – chicken noodle soup or pot pie (using leftover chicken)
    Tues – Easy ravioli lasagna, salad, & broccoli
    Wed – Breakfast dinner or spinach puff pastry quiche and salad/cut up veggies for kiddos
    Thurs – Tomato soup and grilled cheese
    Fri – dinner at Nana’s (date night?)
    Sat – Make your own pizza night

  25. Sun: Chicken Tikka Masala with basmati rice
    Mon: Leftovers
    Tues: Baked potato soup
    Wed: Thai Honey Peanut Chicken (from PW’s Tasty Kitchen site)
    Thurs: Leftovers
    Fri: Caprese Paninis
    Sat: Homemade Pizza

    Looking forward to being inspired by all the menus in the comments!
    – Cindy

  26. I am following some bloggers’ resolutions to use January to clean out the freezer & pantry. I’ve gotten through most of the pantry (thanks to the party at our house last week!). Now, I’m working my way through the freezer!

    Sunday: Stuffed Shells (This Week for Dinner) & roasted sweet potatoes – extras from a “new baby” gift
    Monday: Pulled pork from freezer & butternut squash
    Tuesday: Chicken pot pie (Ina Garten) from freezer over egg noodles
    Wednesday: Dinner at church
    Thursday: Sweet & Smoky Ribs (Smitten Kitchen) in slow cooker & broccoli
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out.

    • Jane Maynard

      that’s a great resolution idea…I should maybe do that, our freezer is definitely full of good things that need to be used!

  27. Loving your beautiful blog. I’m a big fan of menu planning. Here’s our week:
    Mon: Salad with crispy chicken and ranch dressing
    Tues: Chicken and bok choy stir fry with brown rice
    Wed: eat out
    Thurs: Beef stew with egg noodles
    Fri: Chicken tostadas with guacamole

  28. 28

    Sun. Chicken Noodle Soup
    Mon. Beef and Broccoli
    Tues. Meatloaf (freezer stash, thanks to my MIL) and baked potatoes
    Wed. Shrimp Scampi (3rd time’s a charm, maybe I’ll actually make it this week)
    Thurs. Out w/family
    Fri. To Be Determined, possibly leftovers probably take out
    Weekend unplanned

  29. My first week of meal-planning was great, it definitely reduced stress at the end of the day. I’m also trying to clean out my pantry and fridge.

    Sunday: potato leek soup and muffins

    Monday: chicken and dumplings

    Tuesday: channa masala

    Wednesday: veggie tacos

    Thursday: big salad and pain au levain

    Friday: out of town, hopefully there are leftovers for the boys

    Saturday: same as above

    • Jane Maynard

      glad it helped – I think meal planning DEFINITELY reduces my stress each day, it’s great.

  30. 30

    Mon: Prune stuffed pork chops that didn’t get made last week w/ hominy
    Tues: BLTs… leftover ingredients from last week
    Wed: Apricot-Almond Chicken
    Thurs: Leftovers
    Fri: Falafel
    Sat: Shrimp Cocktail
    Sun: Out for lunch, popcorn for dinner

  31. 31

    The Hubs is successfully doing P90X so we are trying to eat by the nutrition plan…

    Sunday- Steak + sweet potato fries + salad
    Monday-Turkey and gravy + veggie + salad
    Tuesday- leftover turkey…maybe turkey salad?
    Wednesday- Honey chile chicken + butternut squash
    Thursday- Chicken repeat
    Friday- Lemon garlic chicken + rice + salad
    Saturday- Leftovers or out

  32. 32

    Sunday: Pizza Soup, homemade breadsticks
    Monday: hosting bookclub w/ lots of appetizers, leftover soup
    for hubby and kids
    Tuesday: Swedish Meatballs, brussel sprouts
    Wednesday: Beef and Snap Pea stir fry
    Thursday: Ham and Bean soup – Christmas hambone in freezer
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Pizza and Football party (Go Packers!)
    Sunday: breakfast for dinner

  33. 33

    First of all, I have never seen those Cuties look SO cute!! What a beautiful photo!
    And now on to the menu…

    Friday: OUT
    Saturday: Southwestern Salad (topped w/ Sweet & Spicy Chicken)
    Sunday: Mediterranean Pork + Couscous + Ensalada Chilena
    Monday: leftovers (or Brown Rice & Lentil Casserole)
    Tuesday: Lemon Chicken Orzo Salad + Fruit
    Wednesday: Taco Soup
    Thursday: soup leftovers (or Omelets + Toast + Apple Slices)

    Mini Egg Cups (to pop in freezer for breakfast on-the-go)

    Links to our recipes here.

  34. My husband seriously makes THE BEST briskets, ever. One is cooking right now and will be ready to devour tomorrow…

    Monday: Brisket
    Tuesday: Brisket tacos (uh-mazing)
    Wednesday: Prosciutto & roma tomato sandwiches (like a BLT)
    Thursday: left overs
    Friday: ham/turkey paninis w garlic-and-onion-salt-mayo

  35. *Sunday-ham & apple sauce
    *Monday- Green Enchiladas
    *Tuesday- Pork Tacos
    *Wednesday- Flautas y arroz
    *Thursday- Stuffed green peppers
    *Friday- Quesadillas y papaya smoothies

  36. 36
    Sarah L

    Tonight: Zuppa Toscana: with Italain sausage and half & half to lighten it up a bit
    ( )

    Monday: Pizza night for the Championship game

    Tuesday: Probably leftovers since I work for 12 hours

    Wednesday: Bean Enchiladas (not chicken because it’s my one veg. day of the week)
    ( )

    Thursday: Leftovers and/or Turkey tacaos + Making Mexican Ham and bean soup for Fri/Sat
    ( )

    Fri/Sat: see above

  37. 37
    Jane Maynard

    everyone – love love love love all these menus! what great ideas! keep it coming! πŸ™‚

  38. 38
    anna maria

    my roommate and i are medstudents typically cooking for 1-2 depending on call schedules,etc. here’s what the week looks like at our apartment:

    monday – leftover vegetable barley soup + cornbread
    tuesday – cheddar cauliflower casserole with shredded potato crust + spinach salad with cranberries & toasted walnuts
    wednesday – baked sweet potatoes + sauteed spinach
    thursday – leftover casserole
    friday – dinner out with friends πŸ™‚

    and of course snacks during the week will include all those delicious citrus fruits shipped to us from california πŸ™‚

  39. 39
    anna maria

    AND – i’m totally going to try what looks like it will be an AWESOME smoothie that I saw earlier this week on Joy’s website:

  40. 40

    I’ve been sick for days now & have been completely uninspired when it comes to meal planning, but I still believe it’s completely necessary so here goes!

    Monday – leftover lasagna & french bread
    Tuesday – rolled up enchiladas w/rice & corn
    Wednesday – waffles w/fruit topping & bacon
    Thursday – grilled fish w/steamed veggies & cornbread
    Friday – pasta e fagioli soup w/crusty bread
    Saturday – dinner over at a friend’s for her birthday

    Hoping the 2nd week of the year goes better than the first has!!

  41. 41

    Yum – the best menus this week! I am bookmarking for future week’s inspiration.

    Parmesan chicken with roasted mushrooms and brussel sprouts
    Spaghetti with homemade turkey meatballs and green veg
    Steak/ beet and goat cheese salad/asparagus
    Minestrone Soup/bread
    Breakfast Burritos
    Bday Sushi!

  42. 42

    Monday–soup from freezer, bread
    Tuesday–Chicken merlot with mushrooms, noodles, roasted carrots (didn’t happen last week)
    Wednesday–Fish Tacos with all the fixins
    Thursday–Lasagne or something else from the freezer
    Friday–out, kids?
    Saturday–at a wedding!

  43. 43

    Sunday: Beef stew, homemade rolls

    Monday: Buffalo Chicken Tacos, fruit salad, corn on the cob (my summer stash in the freezer- I need some warm thoughts and this summery meal will hopefully do it- the weather forecast says “Chilly” on every day- and a few below zero days! )

    Tuesday: BLT (bacon, leek and tomato) Mac and Cheese, Salad

    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Breakfast for Dinner

    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Turkey and Stuffing Casserole, green beans

    Friday: Pizza Night

    Saturday: Romano Ranch Chicken and Rice, fruit

  44. 44
    Janna M

    Sat – party at our neighbor’s ( we brought Mac & cheese cups, sausage bread & butter cookies)
    Sun – homemade pizza
    Mon – beef stroganoff
    Tue – rotisserie chicken sandwiches
    Wed – Janna’s chicken & rice pilaf (quinoa salad because I can’t wait to try it)
    Thu – leftovers
    Fri – pancakes

  45. 45

    New to this site and just read about your meat free nights. I will have to work on this for next week.
    This weeks menu
    mon-chick parm
    tues-breakfast burritos and cinnamon rolls
    sun-spaghetti and meatballs

  46. 46
    Jen Schulte

    Monday – parmesan crusted chicken tenders, spaetzle noodles, salad
    Tuesday – leftover chili from the weekend (yummy!), cornbread
    Wednesday – parm chicken leftover on top of caesar salad
    Thursday – homemade mac & cheese, green beans
    Friday – pigs n blankets, it’s my daughter Megan’s 2nd birthday and they are her favorite!
    Saturday – pizza / birthday party
    Sunday – thinking about beef stew or meatloaf

  47. 47

    M: Meatloaf, crispy roasted potatoes, sweet peas
    T: Fish tacos with avocado and orange slices
    W: Pan-fried sausage and potatoes, green salad, applesauce
    T: Homemade pizza
    F: Out
    S: Dinner with grandparents
    Su: Parmesan crusted chicken breasts, buttered noodles, steamed broccoli

  48. 48

    Sun – Cheese fondue with bread, asparagus and chicken-apple sausage
    Mon – Spaghetti, breadsticks, salad
    Tue – Spinach-feta stuffed chicken breasts, lemon rice, green beans
    Wed – Crabcakes, cauliflower-feta-tomato gratin, roasted potatoes
    Thu – Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, coleslaw
    Fri – Pizza
    Sat – Crepes with ham, cheese & mushrooms; wild rice salad

  49. Monday – Leek and potato soup
    Tuesday – TexMex Lasagna
    Wednesday – Chili (the windchill is going to be 0 – so it will be a pot of chili kind of day!) πŸ™‚
    Thursday – Leftovers
    Friday – Acorn squash with spiced couscous and garbanzo beans (working on a new recipe here!)
    Saturday – date night!

  50. I finally made a meal plan!

    Sunday-Portuguese white bean soup (Moosewood cookbook)
    Monday-homemade pesto and whole wheat pasta
    Tuesday-quinoa burgers
    Wednesday-Thai tum yum soup with organic chicken
    Thursday-Grilled salmon in mustard dill sauce
    Friday-Fajitas with homemade guacamole
    Saturday-Still deciding…

  51. 52
    Jean von B

    Sunday was hubby’s b-day, had tenderloin, potatoes and salad
    Monday – burgers
    Tuesdsay – slow cooker Italian beef
    Wed – leftovers
    Thur – baked chicken
    Fri – haven’t decided yet

  52. It’s DHs birthday week so he essentially planned the menu – hence the junk. I figure that since I’m pregnant it’s OK to splurge a little more!
    M: Roast Beef Panini
    T: Spicy Chicken Sandwiches and Fries
    W: (Birthday) – Manicotti/Canneloni combo
    R: Tacos
    F: Dinner at his parents – I think MIL is making chicken tenders and Mac & Cheese per DHs request. Such a child!
    Sa: Pizza night – a day late!

  53. 54

    1st time posting. Love this website!

    S-meatload, mashed potatoes, raosted Broccoli
    M baked zita
    T-pesto pasta with bread
    W- butter chicken rice veggie
    T-omlettes possibly homefries
    S-eat out

  54. 55

    Here is this week’s menu”¦

    Sun: Chicken, Sausage, & Rice Soup (from last week’s menu)
    Mon: Szechuan Chicken w/ Peanuts over rice
    Tue: Bacon-Bit Burgers w/ Steak Sauce Sauted Onions
    Wed: Firecracker Enchiladas
    Thu: Leftovers (going to yoga after work)
    Fri: Cider-glazed Chicken & Brown-butter Pecan Rice w/ Almond Green Beans (from last week’s menu)
    Sat: Dinner w/ Angie & Jeromy – Tex Mex Ravioli

  55. Here is our menu! I didn’t make one last week because I was still in vacation mode. Playing it by ear was a little stressful, so I’m ready for a plan again.

    SUNDAY: Baguette Sandwiches and Salad

    MONDAY: Chicken Scampi, Linguini, and Pear Salad

    TUESDAY: Rosemary Pan Seared Steak, Baguette, and Green Salad

    WEDNESDAY: Leftovers

    THURSDAY: Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta

    FRIDAY: Easy Pumpkin Soup

    SATURDAY: Homemade Pizza and Green Salad

    THIS WEEK’S TREAT: Cranberry Apple Crisp

  56. 57

    This week is a little crazy–my husband is out of town so we are flying by the seat of our pants!!

    Sunday-out for pizza
    Monday-pancake feed
    Tuesday-mac & cheese
    Wednesday-crockpot Kings Ranch casserole
    Thursday-chicken thighs
    Friday and Saturday-watching our son play basketball so it is fast food and snacks for us!

  57. 58

    Had a rough week last week so our menu wasn’t exactly followed!
    New week, new start!

    Monday- Balsamic chicken, green beans, egg noodles

    Tuesday- Pork chops with Dijon Herb sauce, Rice, Brussel Sprouts

    Wednesday- Crockpot Lasagna

    Thursday- Leftovers

    Friday- Steak, Broccoli, Mashed Potatoes

    Saturday- Slow Cooker chicken Stew

  58. 59

    menu #10 sunday january 9th
    Sunday: family dinner
    Monday: smoky beef tacos with refried beans and rice
    Tuesday: bacon pierogi bake with green salad
    Wednesday: book club: winter vegetable pilaf
    Thursday: pecan sausage balls, pulled pork on sweet potato biscuits and braised collard greens
    Friday: leftovers or take out
    Dessert: banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cup and pretzel terrine

  59. 60

    Not only did I stick to the meal plan last week, but we managed to have so many leftovers and I planned ahead for doubletiming (i.e. using chicken left over to cut up and make quesadillas for lunch) and we managed to bring our lunch everyday! I need a blog for posting my lunch menus! So much $$$ saved!!! THANK YOU for such great inspiration!!!!!

    Here’s this week:
    Mon: Baked Chicken, macaroni&cheese, & Corn
    Tues: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, biscuits
    Wed: Veggie Stirfry with rice & wonton strips
    Thurs: Chicken enchillada casserole
    Fri: Pork Roast, sweet potatoes, salad
    Sat: Leftovers
    Sun: Family dinner (but it’s our turn, so I’ve got to plan)
    I’m thinking open faced chicken parmesan sandwiches & Salad..but I may pick something else off these posts. Everyone’s sounds so yummy! πŸ™‚

  60. 61

    My menu plan might be changing slightly. A trip Tuesday and Wednesday for work was cancelled. I had planned on my husband and kids having things I don’t like, but now I’ll either have to eat them or make something different! Maybe I can adopt the clean out the pantry idea and improvise without another visit to the store.

    Sunday – Dill pickle pot roast, sweet potatoes tian, salad
    Monday – Chicken enchilada soup, chips & salsa
    Tuesday – Corn dogs, tater tots and green beans
    Wednesday – tuna salad, fruit and fresh veggies
    Thursday – Tilapia, wild rice, brussels sprouts
    Friday – out
    Saturday – Seared scallops with snow peas and couscous

  61. 62

    So many great ideas here!!

    Sunday — yummy pot roast
    Monday — oven-roasted chicken with carrot rice & broccoli
    Tuesday — ham/swiss paninis with roasted pepper soup (box)
    Wednesday — spaghetti with tomatoes & sausage
    Thursday — beef/veggie soup from my freezer
    Friday — frozen pizzas ((o:
    Saturday — my mom might be over so who knows??!

  62. 63

    So even though I always show up at the beginning of the month and post the link to the monthly plan, I figured I’d throw my hat in the ring and break it down by week. Here’s this week!
    Sunday, 1/9: Sunday Roast Chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts with bacon
    Monday, 1/10: Salmon fingers with avocado dip, cous cous, veggies
    Tuesday, 1/11: Slow cooker ”” West Indies chicken over brown rice
    Wednesday, 1/12: Spinach and mushroom enchiladas, beans, corn
    Thursday, 1/13: Skillet chicken with goat cheese and marinara, gnocchi, spinach salad
    Friday, 1/14: Fend
    Saturday, 1/15: French onion soup, bistro salads
    The rest of the plan for the month is at

    • Jane Maynard

      thanks! I’m glad you’re breaking it down…my brain can’t handle you super organized monthly planner people πŸ˜‰

  63. 64

    I have falling off the wagon of planning and it shows. I have been chewing away at my pantry in the mean time.

    M- Grilled Cheese (well-done like mom used to make) and Tomato Soup
    T- Enchilada Casserole
    W- Cheesy barley, roasted veggies, Chicken
    T- Assorted Sushi
    F- Pizza out

  64. 65

    Holidays now over.. .my life is returning to ‘normal’. Or what passes for normal in this house…:)

    Sunday: lasagna
    Monday: Crockpot chicken and dumplings (it’s single digits in Colorado… need the comfort food!)
    Tuesday: Apricot Pork Chops & green beans
    Wednesday: Green Chile Burritos (freezer) easy,easy…
    Thursday: Tilapia with a garlic & panko crust, veggies
    Friday: eat out
    Saturday: Italian sausage & polenta skillet – new recipe..hope the family likes it!

  65. 66

    I’m a late posted this week. but I’ve taken down some ideas from everyone else for next week! (c:

    Sunday – roast chicken and rosemary & garlic smashed potatoes (fist time we managed to use up a giant bag of potatoes after the holidays!)
    Monday – Lunch was buffalo chicken salad wraps, dinner was our spinach & feta ‘meat’balls with penne and red sauce from last week (we had a surplus of food) and Chris’ Italian bread. yum!
    Tuesday – Asian chicken noodle soup (we’re making the broth from our roast chicken!)
    Wednesday – up in the air as I might go out
    Thursday – frozen kale and lemon pesto
    Friday – puff pastry pizza with pesto, onions, artichokes, orange pepper and blue cheese

  66. 67

    M – Soup & Salad, leftover bread from freezer
    T – Chicken Pot Pie w/biscuit topping, Salad
    W – Baked Ziti, steamed brocc.
    T – Mac ‘n Cheese, Roasted Cauliflower
    F – Chicken fingers (homemade), Salad
    I am trying to get my kids to eat more salad so I will go easy on the chicken fingers and serve it over the salad (romaine, apples, croutons, simple dressing)
    S – Bean & Cheese Quesadillas (just like your bean tacos but made into quesadillas)

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    Sun: Thai chicken with peanut sauce & green beans over brown rice (new recipe, so good!)
    Mon: TJ’s Mac & cheese (the frozen one), roasted cauliflower & salad
    Tues: Tamales, salad
    Wed: pizza, roasted sweet potato salad (Bittman)
    Thurs: quinoa rancheros & broccoli
    Fri: leftovers or spaghetti if there aren’t any!
    Sat: family dinner at Mom’s

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    i havent been able to plan the dinners for each day, but i do have ideas for this week.

    1. we had lasagna and garlic bread
    2. fish tacos and spanish rice
    3. stuffed shells
    4. meat loaf and mashed potatoes
    5. oven fried chicken strips and mac n cheese
    6. chicken alredo

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    Wow, you’ve inspired me to set my own (late) New Years Resolution- plan a menu every week! It will be interesting as I am due to have our 2nd baby in July but I’ll give it a go. Here’s the first attempt:

    Sun: Mac n cheese and broccoli
    Mon: Black bean burgers and sweet potato fries
    Tues: Roast veggie stew in bread bowls
    Wed: Spaghetti
    Thurs: Leftovers
    Fri: Asparagus, tomato and fontina frittata
    Sat: Taco salad

  70. i just posted my first attempt at monthly meal planning on my blog, + my friend vivek (of vivek’s epicurean adventures) told me to check out this blog. so cool – i loved reading through everyone’s dinner plans!

    here’s our menu this week:
    sunday: individual chicken pot pies
    monday: pappardelle with parsley/parmesan meatballs + marinara
    tuesday: pulled chicken with tomato/onion/garlic-sauteed black beans + saffron rice
    wednesday: leftovers
    thursday: chicken, potatoes, + peas with madras simmer sauce, chana masala, naan
    friday: out for dinner
    saturday: parsnip, rosemary, + parmesan risotto
    sunday: matzo ball soup with potato latkes

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    Jane Maynard

    am seriously LOVING all these menus!!! THANK YOU! πŸ™‚

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    I’m posting way late this week!

    Monday: leftovers
    Tuesday: out for pizza
    Wednesday: chicken fettucini alfredo
    Thursday: BLTs
    Friday: taco salad
    Saturday & Sunday: not sure, might be out of town

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    Monday: Toasted turkey sandwiches and salad
    Tuesday: Tortellini w/red sauce and salad
    Wednesday: turkey chili and salad (apparently I need to get more creative w/my vegetable sides)
    Thursday: Chicken in masala simmer sauce w/rice and peas
    Friday: Linguini w/peppers, onions and apple sausage
    Saturday:Homemade pizza w/onions and mushrooms

  74. I’m late this week, but here’s my menu plan.

    Monday: Basil Cream Chicken with Broccoli
    Tuesday: Tuscan Tomato Soup and French Bread (thanks for the recipe, we loved it!)
    Wednesday: White beans, Tomatoes, Sage and Sausage and Salad
    Thursday: Chicken Tostadas, Salsa and Avocado
    Friday: Queensland Shrimp and Broccoli
    Saturday: Beef Borgignon (sp?), Peas and Bread
    Sunday: Left Overs

  75. I think this might be my favorite photo you’ve ever taken. Period.

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    Hi! Newbie here, first wanted to say that I have been following your site since before the holidays and I am so glad I found it! Here this week goes…

    Sat Asparagus Lasagna and salad

    Sun Baked chicken, steamed veggies, rice/lentil salad

    Mon Breakfast

    Tues Crockpot BBQ pulled pork with coleslaw on rolls

    Wed Veggie turkey chilli

    Thurs Lemon Shrimp over pasta

    Fri Leftovers!

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