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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Week 208 Menu

For our “eat out” night last week we went to Tacone, one of our favorite quick spots to eat. They have these amazing homemade potato chips with this crazy good seasoned salt, which is a little bit salty and a little bit sweet and a lot wonderful. I think my new mission might be to figure out that seasoned salt. Let the quest begin!

Menu time already? The weeks go too fast!

– I will be at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco
– Family will be eating Manicotti out of the freezer

Stuffed Shells…yeah, yeah, I still haven’t made them! I did follow my menu last week, I swear! We just had more leftovers than I thought.

Lettuce Wraps (this is my friend Kristen’s recipe…she swears by it…I trust her because she rocks)
– Dumplings (probably just pick up a few at the Chinese restaurant down the street!)

– Leftovers

– Eat out

– Nate’s omelettes

Whole wheat pancakes
– Smoothies

Before I beg for your menu for the week, let me say THANK YOU. I am simply ecstatic over the number of menus we’re getting each week. I LOVE it. And I love having about a bazillion ideas to peruse and be inspired by when I sit down to plan for the week. Now that I’ve gotten the gratitude portion of the program out of the way, time to get bossy again. Share your menus!!! (And, if you’re new to the blog, we don’t care how fancy or non-fancy your menu is or what day of the week you share it. Just bring it on!)


  1. 1
    Connie Z.

    Sunday: Husband’s Shrimp Fried Rice and Dumpling making party with friends
    Monday: Chicken Tortilla Soup
    Tuesday: Homemade Pizza with Spinach
    Wed: Salmon w Ranch Bacon & Feta, Sweet Potato fries, veggie
    Thursday: Parm Tilapia, Couscous, Salad
    Friday: Leftover homemade Chinese Dumplings, sides tbd
    Saturday: Flank Steak and potatoes and veggie

  2. Sunday – Pot roasted leg of lamb with gooseberry, mint & sage jelly, Mashed potatoes and Green Beans
    Monday – Spanish Chicken with chorizo & potatoes
    Tuesday – Quick Moussaka & salad
    Wed: Beef Enchiladas with salad and garlic bread
    Thurs: Szechuan Pork with Noodles
    Fri:Peppered Duck (!) with Blackcurrant Sauce, New Pots & Green Beans
    Sat:Thai Prawn Curry with Lychees & Pineapple, Rice, Naan Bread

  3. Sunday: Church potluck, bringing potato salad & cola roast
    Monday: Venison Nachos
    Tuesday: Beef Stir Fry
    Wednesday: Borcht
    Thursday: Eat Out
    Friday: Chicken Cordon Bleu
    Saturday: Chicken Mac-n-cheese w/veggies

  4. 4

    Okay, here’s my menu. Last week I tried assigning the meals to weekdays but everything got mixed around. What’s worked for me the best in the past is just planning 6 meals and then cooking the more work-intensive ones on days that I have more time (I don’t always know in advance when that will be). I only do 6 because I know we’ll either wind up eating out or having a leftovers day.

    1. Black bean pineapple enchiladas with salad
    2. Veggie stir-fry and frozen potstickers with brown rice
    3. White bean chicken chili (crockpot) with tortilla chips
    4. Tuna noodle casserole with roasted brocoli and cauliflower
    5. Veggie pizza with salad
    6. Roasted veggie tagine with whole wheat cous cous

    • Tessa

      Great idea! I find that often happens to me – I never know which days will be more hectic and the meals rarely end up on their planned days.

    • Jane Maynard

      I’m totally with you…I list meals next to days, generally looking at my calendar as I plan…but I definitely move things around frequently! gotta go with the flow πŸ™‚

  5. 5

    I’m a college student, but I love cooking! Every two weeks or so, I buy ingredients for four labor-intensive meals, and I cook when I can and eat leftovers and frozen meals in between. This is what I’m planning for the next few weeks:

    1. Indian summer stew (acorn squash, coconut and lentil stew)
    2. Slow cooker pesto lasagna with spinach and mushrooms
    3. Onion and cumin quiche
    4. Hasselback potatoes with spinach cashew pesto

    I’m also having my capstone project group over for dinner on Wednesday, so I’m making pasta carbonara and chocolate sea salt molten cakes!

    • sun: football food! buffalo chicken dip / fajitas
      mon: swordfish kabobs (lunch) / roasted chicken, faux mashed potatoes
      tues: leftovers or something from the freezer
      weds: out
      thurs: chicken cordon bleu
      fri: breakfast for dinner (bf cooks)
      sat: marinated flank steak w/blue cheese sauce

  6. Monday: Some sort of soup
    Tuesday: Baked potato with plenty of broccoli, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. Served with crusty bread.
    Wednesday: Slow cooked spicy black beans with lime rice, tortillas, and fresh fixin’s
    Thursday: leftovers
    Friday: pasta with broccoli and roasted red pepper sauce
    Saturday: out with friends
    Sunday: Stir-fry with jasmine rice and frozen spring rolls

  7. 7

    Sunday- Orecciette w/ chicken sausage and broccoli rabe (based on Giada’s recipe)
    Monday- Roast Chicken w/2 lemons (Marcella Hazan’s recipe), mashed potatoes and green beans
    Tuesday- leftover chicken
    Wednesday- out
    Thursday- Linguini w/peppers, onions and apple sausage (never got to it last week)
    Friday- Pork chops w/apple cider sauce and salad
    Saturday- turkey and black bean tacos w/rice and tomato avacado salad

  8. I am a full time nurse who loves to cook, and this is my menu for the week:

    sunday: roast chicken with brussel sprouts and roast potatoes
    monday: Pizza with sliced olives
    tuesday: chicken biryani
    wednesday: pork and beef meatloaf
    thursday: Lamb burgers on a toasted ciabatta with yoghurt and mint sauce.
    friday: date night for my hubby and I πŸ™‚
    saturday:teriyaki pork with udon noodles

  9. 9

    Sunday: Roast beef, yorshire pudding, mashed potatoes, salad
    Monday: Corn chowder, french bread
    Tuesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes , salad
    Weds: Naan bread pizza
    Thursday: chili
    Friday: soup & grilled cheese sandwiches (rink food other 1/2 the family!)
    Saturday: too far away to think about!

  10. 10

    I have been reading your blog for awhile and love how you have a menu each week. Living alone I find it hard but this week I am trying it again and hope it works!

    Sunday: PW’s French Onion Soup with home made pizza
    Monday: Chicken Teriyaki from Simple Recipes and vegi’s
    Tuesday: Left overs
    Wed: Crafting night will take a sandwich to eat on the way from work
    Thursday: Out to dinner with friends
    Friday: Soup and Salad
    Saturday: Out to dinner with friends
    Now to see how I do!!

  11. Jane – We loved your Caprese Paninis…thanks so much for sharing that recipe! I’ve added your Bistro Chicken to our menu this week – can’t wait to try it!

    Sun: Leftovers (homemade pizza)
    Mon: Jane’s Bistro Chicken
    Tues: Chicken Tikka Masala
    Wed: Leftovers
    Thurs: Rotisserie chicken with pureed cauliflower and another veggie
    Fri: Chicken Potpie with Green Apples and Cheddar Biscuits (trying new recipe from Pam Anderson’s “One-Dish” cookbook)
    Sat: Homemade pizza or paninis
    Sun: Church potluck

  12. 12

    We had kind of a crazy week last week with hubby out of town half the week and the girls and myself all coming down with the flu, we didn’t stick to much of a menu. Here’s hoping for a calmer (and healthier) week!

    Monday – lasagna
    Tuesday – tuna casserole
    Wednesday – BLTs
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – gone

  13. Holy cow! It’s been a year since I started menu planning! Thank to you everyone for their ideas each week! It keeps me inspired to expand my cooking repertoire!

    On to the week’s menu. Still working to clear out the pantry/freezer!

    Sunday: Chicken Tandoori & sweet potato fries
    Monday: Sweet & Smoky Ribs (Smitten Kitchen) in slow cooker (didn’t get to this one last week) & asparagus
    Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff from freezer & broccoli
    Wednesday: Dinner at church.
    Thursday: Roasted Vegetable Minestrone from freezer with crusty bread
    Friday: Leftovers (if there are any left!) & Apple/Butternut Squash Pancakes
    Saturday: Out.

  14. 14

    Sunday – Thai style vegetarian chili
    Monday – Greek style tilapia and steamed spinach
    Tuesday – leftovers
    Wednesday – pita pizzas
    Thursday – Date night – DC restaurant week
    Friday – leftovers or take-out
    Saturday – Friends birthday party

  15. 15

    Sun: Yogurt-curry salmon with steamed veggies and brown rice

    Mon: Chicken Milanese with salad greens

    Tues: Trader Joe’s pizza

    Wednesday: Creative Leftovers Night… I have a roll of pre-made polenta and some leftover frozen veg chili that I’ve been trying to use up. I’m sure I’ll have leftover veggies too.

    Thursday-Sun: Out of town

  16. 16

    Long time since I last posted. Just meal planned for the week. Loving my slow cooker these cold winter days : )
    Sun- French toast w/fruit
    Mon- Slow cooker Jambalaya w salad
    Tues- Leftovers
    Wed- Emeril’s Kicked up tuna melt with veggie crudite
    Th- Leftovers
    Fr – Lemon Risotto with orange balsamic chicken & veggie
    Sat- Leftovers or B for D
    Sun- Dinner out
    My oven is broken so having to keep it all on the stove top….so hard : )

  17. 17

    I’m trying desperately to get back on the meal planning bandwagon! Don’t know which days yet, but here’s how the week is shaping up so far:

    -oven roasted tri tip, baked sweet potato chips, salad
    -lime chicken, persian rice, salad
    -turkey and avocado pitas, tabouleh
    -mushroom fontina pizzas
    -leftovers, hopefully including tri tip sandwiches if we don’t eat it all when I make it for dinner

    • Andrea

      oh! I forgot to include ground turkey lettuce wraps and TJ’s veggie potstickers – that’s probably tonight (thanks Jane! and Kristen!)

  18. 18
    Anne L

    Monday – Vegetable Kabobs with Herbed Couscous
    Tuesday – Panini and Kale Salad
    Wednesday – Two Bean Soups with Biscuits
    Thursday – Shells and Salad
    Friday – Homemade White Pizza and Salad
    Saturday – Beans and Rice

  19. 19

    My oldest is getting braces tomorrow, so we’ll be going for the softer foods this week!

    Sun: Leftover homemade pizza
    Mon: Cheeseburger soup (and milk shakes)
    Tue: Cabbage Rolls, mashed potatoes
    Wed: Ham and Bean Soup
    Thurs: Leftovers Soups with Egg Salad sandwiches
    Fri: Hoping son w/braces will be ready for pizza night!
    Sat: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes

  20. 20

    Mon: Apricot Chicken that’s been on my menu the last two weeks… feelin’ you on those stuffed shells! We got iced in this week and I was missing a couple ingredients.
    Tues: Frozen pierogis. We’ve got pediatrician/ vaccinations so this day has to be low key.
    Wed: Orecchiette with Mixed Greens and Goat Cheese… but with farfalle because the orecchiette are too pricey. This is one of our favorite summer dishes, but the husband has requested it despite the January chill.
    Thurs: Supper Club– I’m taking a cake.
    Friday: leftovers
    Saturday: Mac ‘n cheese, broccoli and cauliflower.
    Sunday: out for lunch, popcorn for dinner

  21. Fusilli with Spicy Pesto
    Tofu Tacos – every time I ask L what he wants for dinner, he says TACOS! I’m getting a little tired of them and thought this looked like a fun recipe to try
    Corn and Potato Chowder – we are addicted to this!
    Aisan Grilled Salmon
    Black bean enchiladas
    Kitchen Sink Quesadillas

  22. Sunday – Pasta all Amatriciana
    Monday – Marinated Grilled Chicken with cilantro lime salad
    Tuesday – Herbed pot roasted with fennel and onions
    Wednesday – Leftovers
    Thursday – Out to eat
    Friday – TBD πŸ™‚
    Saturday out to eat.

  23. 23
    Janna M

    Sun-winey chicken
    Mon-garlic chicken
    Tue-meat pie
    Wed-hot hamburgers

    I must go check out your Bistro Chicken.

  24. 24

    Saturday – rosemary garlic baked mahi mahi and potatoes
    Sunday – new favorite use for leftover mashed potatoes! We made a cup of baked potatoes in a ramekin, with some sauteed spinach, onion and peppers. cracked an egg on the top and baked at 400 until the eggs were set. tasty!
    Monday – bacon and blue cheese beer bread with cabbage and egg noodles
    Tuesday – spinach and chick peas with baked brown rice
    Wednesday – improvise from freezer
    Thursday – we coordinate a meal for 70ish people, so we’re making some crockpot pulled pork and coleslaw
    Friday – hash browns, toast and eggs
    Saturday – pizza

  25. 25

    Friday: OUT

    Saturday: Crispy Southwest Quesadillas` + Grapes

    Sunday: Taco Soup {w/ ground turkey} + Fruit Salad

    Monday: Lemon Orzo Chicken Salad + Fruit + Lemonade

    Tuesday: Ritz Chicken + Steamed Broccoli + Mashed Cauliflower

    Wednesday: Soup + Toasted Pita Chips + Ensalada Chilena

    Thursday: Steel Cut Oatss + Eggs + Hot Cocoa

    Homemade Whole Wheat Pita Bread

  26. 26

    i don’t assign days to my menu items either and i usually do it two-weeks at a time because i have five kids and don’t love grocery shopping. i blog my ideas so that i can go there to pick my dinner and get the recipe all in one fail swoop.
    here’s this week’s blog:
    but if that isn’t what you want, i’ll go the extra mile here. if anyone wants recipes, most of mine are linked on my blog.
    +mulligan stew (it’s a family recipe) with fresh baked bread spread with butter.
    +2 ideas for this meal: either one.) ham and pineapple kabobs OR two.) pineapple ham and rice (casserole).
    +chicken paprikash
    +chicken tarragon
    +beef tips

  27. 27

    Sunday- Ruby’s Chicken with Bread and Butter (half goes in the freezer)

    Monday- Dinner out in Rogers, AR with KJ and Dustin

    Tuesday- Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas with Guac and Black Beans

    Wednesday- Bistro Chicken, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Salad

    Thursday- I have MOPS, Dustin and KJ are having sandwiches with chips and veggies

    Friday-Roasted Tomato Soup with Salad and Bread (any leftovers to the freezer)

    Saturday- Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches with Peppers, Carrots and Pickles

  28. 28
    anna maria

    this is my second time posting – really enjoyed doing it last week. made it easier to stick to the plan knowing it was posted on the internet πŸ™‚

    mon – fettucine with sk’s tomato sauce with onion and butter ( delicious!
    tues – tuna melts
    wed – margherita pizza with left over tomato sauce
    thurs – leftovers (am on call)
    fri – something with my new dutch oven (need to find a great recipe – any suggestions?)
    sat – out!

  29. 29

    ummm jane?… doesn’t that count as a FLAVORED chip???? just asking, cuz last time we talked you were still “virgin lips”.

    Sun – Potatoes, ham, roasted brussel sprouts
    Mon – Curried Chicken Pitas
    Tues – Leftovers
    Wed – Cheddar & Ham soup
    Thurs – Pizza Hut (school fund raiser)
    Fri – Reubens
    Sat – fish tacos

  30. 30

    Sunday-Roast Chicken w/carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy
    Monday-Rigatoni w/green salad
    Tuesday-Chicken Pot Pie (use leftover baked chicken)
    Wednesday-Homemade biscuits w/sausage gravy
    Thursday-Soup with grilled sandwiches
    Friday-Taco Salad

  31. 31

    So glad I found this website. Meal planning is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but it seemed like such a daunting task. The ideas and suggestions I’ve gotten from everyone here has really made it easier for me. So here’s my first go at a meal plan:

    M: Ground turkey tacos, beans and rice
    T: Chicken parmesan, whole wheat pasta, spring mix salad w/ goat cheese, walnuts and vinaigrette
    W: Teriyaki chicken, veg & brown rice
    T: Soup, homemade bread and spinach salad w/ apple cinnamon vinaigrette
    F: Stovetop mac & cheese, peas & oven baked tilapia or homemade fish fingers
    S: Leftovers or go out

  32. 32

    I am fairly new to your blog and I really love the idea of making a meal plan for the week. So instead of going to the grocery store every day, I’m going to give it a try for the first time and hopefully cut down on my shopping trips!
    S – Chicken coconut curry with rice
    M- Potimarron squash soup with croutons, salad greens with roasted beets, walnuts, goat cheese
    T – Jambalaya with chicken, shrimp, andouille sausage
    W – leftovers
    Th – Salmon with miso glaze, soba noodle salad, sauteed spinach
    F – out
    S – Stock pot shredded beef tacos

  33. 33

    When it’s freezing cold outside, I usually try to cook from what I have on hand in the freezer and pantry and I may mix the days up a bit depending on what I feel like cooking that day:

    M: Pepper steak with yellow rice
    T: Baked salmon with roasted vegetables
    W: Corn Dog casserole with spicy coleslaw and baked beans
    T: Tuna Pie and green salad
    F: Swiss Chicken and garlic green beans
    S: Oven-fried chicken, whipped potatoes an dilled peas
    S: Homemade Pizza with roasted tomatoes

  34. 34

    Sunday: Prime Rib Roast (leftover in freezer from Christmas), mashed potatoes, carrots
    Monday: BFD: Bacon and Egg Sandwiches, Strawberry Smoothies
    Tuesday: Vegetable Beef Soup (with leftover prime rib), homemade rolls
    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Swedish meatballs over egg noodles, mixed vegies
    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Spaghetti, garlic breadsticks, salad
    Friday: Bousin Chicken, fingerling potatoes, green beans
    Saturday: Basketball Tourneys. Since the game times are dependent on how they play, I am planning on eating out.

  35. 35
    Lynn BB

    First time posting, I do try to plan our menu, but it usually doesn’t come out as outlined. My husband’s a pilot so I have at least two nights a week with just my teenagers.

    Monday: Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, pea salad
    Tuesday: Korean BBQ Kabobs (Costco) & fried rice (TJ’s)
    Wedneday: Quiche
    Thursday: Chicken Tetrazini
    Friday: Fried Shrimp, tossed salad
    Saturday: Ravioli?
    Sunday: Game food?

  36. 36

    First time posting. I have two teenage boys, one of which is a very picky eater. I do love knowing what I’m making each day, it makes dinner prep so much more enjoyable! I love you website; I made the bistro chicken last week. Everyone loved it, even the picky eater ate it. Thanks!

    Monday: Grd. Turkey lettuce wraps & Costco Dumplings
    Tuesday: Spag. w/ squash, bacon, & goat cheese
    Wednesday: Meatloaf muffins & mashed pot & green salad
    Thursday: Frittata & hashbrowns
    Friday: Chicken piccata & green salad
    Saturday: Dad will handle dinner (leftovers or pizza)
    Sunday: Homemade soup & grilled cheese

  37. Hmmm… homemade chips. A great love!

    Su: Chili – made in the crockpot while out shopping with my mom and aunt!
    M: Honey Chicken, sugar snap peas, rice
    T: Spaghetti and Turkey meat balls
    W: Pretzel Chicken, Twice Baked Potatoes
    R: Chocolate Chip Pancakes and Bacon
    F: Pizza night using my favorite dough:

  38. 38

    Planning out meals for the week makes grocery shopping so much easier and cost-effective. And I love using Sunday as a day to prep ahead for other days of the week. While my chicken for my tikka masala was marinating yesterday, I made my pizza sauce for Thursday, and put together my raviolo lasagna for tomorrow. Now, all I have to do is pop it in the oven when I get home!

    Sun: Chicken Tikka Masala w/ rice (new recipe)
    Mon: Chicken Francese w/ green beans
    Tue: Ravioli Lasagna w/ salad
    Wed: friends invited us over for Chicken Mole
    Thu: Homemade Calzones/Pizza w/ salad
    Fri: Korean BBQ Burgers (new recipe)- any ideas what to serve as a side?
    Sat: leftovers

  39. 39
    Erin Harvie

    Alright, here is the first time I have actually put it on paper – good luck to me!
    Sun – Jessica Seinfelds Turkey Tostados – fantastic!
    Mon – using leftover chicken – chicken a la king maybe w/ salad
    Tues – Lasagna w/ salad
    Wed – Homemade pizza night w/ salad
    Thurs – Homemade chicken strips, rice and veg
    Friday – Making a big batch of bolognese sauce for the freezer
    Saturday night – kids pizza, adult prime rib night with family once kids are asleep! Going to do this one full on – so excited!

  40. 40

    Okay, this week it breaks down like this:
    Sunday, 1/16: Jamie Oliver’s Steak and Guinness pie, veggies
    Monday, 1/17: Sesame noodles with broccoli, fruit
    Tuesday, 1/18: Slow cooker — chicken sausage and pepper sandwiches
    Wednesday, 1/19: No-fuss chicken, brown rice, veggies
    Thursday, 1/20: Baked potato soup, salad
    Friday, 1/21: Fend
    Saturday, 1/22: Chicken with sage and mozzarella, garlic noodles, veggies
    The rest of the monthly plan, as well as other months, can be found here:

  41. 41

    Monday- Lightened up Chicken Pot Pie (from Food Network Magazine)
    Tuesday- Turkey Burgers + Fries + Snap Peas
    Wednesday- Repeat or Chicken Salad
    Thursday- Chicken Egg Scrambles
    Friday-Sunday- Possibly OOT visiting friends!

  42. 42

    This is my first time posting my menu and it’s about time, I’ve fallen in love with the blog the last few weeks and have been so inspired and helped by all these recipes! HUGE thank you to everyone (and my husband really thanks you as well! πŸ™‚

    Monday- Taco salad

    Tuesday- Tortellini soup:

    Wednesday- Salsa verde enchiladas w/ corn and spanish rice on the side:

    Thursday- Roast chicken and veggies:


    Saturday-Hummus with pita bread and veggies

    Sunday-spaghetti and meatballs with salad

  43. Baking:
    Pear Granola with Hazelnuts and Vanilla
    Multi-Grain Bread

    Fish Tacos

    Tomato-Tortellini Soup with Spinach
    Flatbread d’Alsace

    Seafood Crab Stir-fry
    Mandarin Slaw
    Egg Rolls

    Sour Cream and Beef Turnovers
    Garlicky Green Beans



    Honey-Lime Roasted Chicken
    Sweet Potato Fries
    Southern Coleslaw

  44. 44

    Hi, I liked reading all the menus for the week
    and I thought I would share mine.
    Sunday- mac and goat cheese
    Monday- Greek pork stuffed into pitas with tziaztiki sauce
    Tuesday- Sloppy Joe’s
    Wednesday- Big pile of roasted vegetables (hubby’s at class so I am on my own)
    Thursday- out
    Friday- Pizza, always Pizza
    Saturday- Burger Moe’s & Swarm game (Lacrosse)

  45. 45

    Maybe I’m reaching a word limit because I’ve seen lots of other posts go up and mine isn’t. Here’s my menu for the week. Love how some of the comments added links – that’s super awesome and very helpful.

    Monday: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Biscuits
    Tuesday: Dijon Breaded Pork Chops; Mac N Cheese; Sweet Potatoes
    Wednesday: Sweet N Sour Chicken with Rice
    Thursday: Taco Salad (No Meat)
    Friday: Greek Chicken with Flat bread and Tabouli
    Saturday: Left Overs/FFY
    Sunday: Family Dinner (my night off yay!)

  46. Mon: Baked fish and corn
    Tue: Pizza
    Wed: Black beans & rice w/ sausage
    Thur:Chicken & rice
    Fri: Breakfast for dinner

    Wow! Just typing it all out makes me feel like it’s half way done! Gonna try to stay with this!

  47. 47

    I have been meal planning for a long time now and it’s the best way to go. I never come home and wonder what I’m going to make or struggle for ideas b/c the meat is still frozen! Here’s our menu:

    M: sweet and spicy pork chops w/veggies
    T: Caribbean shrimp w/rice
    W: church – eat out
    H: Hamburger Helper (I know it’s lame but it’s just for 1 so I’ll have leftovers for my hubby)
    F: Chicken Piccata w/pasta
    S: left overs/out to eat
    Sun: orange burbon glazed salmon w/veggies

    Thanks for letting me share!

  48. 48

    Tues.- Marinated Pork Loin Roast, Roasted Potatoes, Broccoli
    Wed.- Pasta w/Marinara and Green Salad
    Thurs.- Hot and Sour Soup
    Fri.- Shrimp Stir Fry
    Weekend- TBD

  49. Monday: Monte Cristo sandwiches, peaches
    Tuesday: Mac & cheese, hot dogs, applesauce
    Wednesday: Bloody Mary flank steak, baked potatoes, roasted broccoli
    Thursday: Tuna Helper (Thank you, Betty Crocker!), peas
    Friday: Grilled chicken, green beans, pasta
    Saturday: Sloppy joes, corn, carrots
    Sunday: Crock pot pork chops, potatoes/gravy, salad

  50. 50

    I’ve been reading y’all’s menus for two years now and have only posted mine once or twice… so I suppose I better start earning my keep πŸ™‚

    Sun: Pot roast w/potatoes, carrots, green beans and lemon cake

    Mon: Leftover Ragu Gunk (it’s this creamy pasta casserole my kids call Ragu Gunk b/c I sometimes use Ragu in a jar to make it)

    Tues: Vegetable soup w/homemade whole wheat rolls

    Wed: Grilled salmon w/brown rice, tomato/corn/avocado relish and veggies

    Thurs: Carnitas tacos OR Ravioli Lasagne (feeding two 19-year-old missionaries so need VOLUME here, and something yummy)

    Fri: Sandwich bar

    Sat: Date night! Little Caesar’s for the kiddos πŸ™‚

  51. Monday: pork chops

    Tuesday: tomato tortellini soup

    Wednesday: night class for Sarah/man meal for Ben

    Thursday: leftovers

    Friday: some kind of Mexican”¦ maybe tacos?

    Saturday: breakfast for dinner

    Sunday: leftovers

    lunch special: egg salad

  52. 52

    *Fried potatoes and Balsamic Chicken
    *Beef stew with lots of veggies and biscuits
    *Jerk pork, Baked Sweet potatoes
    *Sweet n’ Sour meatballs with rice
    *Gingerbeef with Carrots and Rice

  53. 53
    Erika B.

    Weird week. No CSA bag and traveling.

    Sunday-Out of town. Ate veggie pizza and salad.
    Monday-Driving home. Ate a veggie burrito.
    Tuesday-No time to shop. Grilled Cheese, Carrot Sticks and Apple Slices
    Wednesday- Red Indonesian Curry with Tofu and Veggies, Jasmine Rice, Cuties
    Thursday-Leftover Curry Dinner
    Friday-Out or More Curry or Cereal

  54. Duplicate menu post, but this one has my lunch menus.

    Monday: Left overs from the weekend. Green Chile Chicken Enchilladas with Kidney Beans and Jack Cheese –small side container of sour cream;
    SNACKS: Jello cup, yogurt, and an apple. Cupcake for dessert
    Tuesday: Pork street tacos (crock pot a pork shoulder) with cilantro, sour cream, black bean & corn salad. SNACKS: Graham crackers, yogurt and green apple
    Wednesday: Ziti with Ricotta Cheese and Salad; SNACKS: Fruit salad, Cheese & Wheat Thins, Yogurt
    Thursday: Chicken Salad Sandwiches
    SNACKS: Sliced Apple & Peanut Butter, Yogurt, Jello cup
    Friday: Left overs from dinner this week– see dinner menu;
    SNACKS: Pudding, Carrot Stix, Yogurt

  55. monday-creamy chicken taquitos
    tuesday-eating out with family
    wed- pulled pork crock pot sandwiches + salad
    thurs- carnitas tacos with leftover pork- topped with cilantro and lime
    fri-eat out date night
    sat- chicken noodle soup
    sun- beef stew with french bread

  56. 56

    The winter is always the hardest for me to stick to a menu plan because of our activities! This week is especially crazy!

    Sunday- Grandma’s house

    Monday- Out with a friend to celebrate her birthday! The kids and husband are having grilled cheese and macaroni

    Tuesday- SNOW DAY! Slow cooker lasagna

    Wednesday- The husband is working late so it will probably be leftover lasagna for me and chicken nuggets for the kids!!

    Thursday- Pork chops, egg noodles and green beans

    Friday- Heading to see the Nets play….my bet is on crappy stadium food! πŸ™

    Saturday- Maybe Leftovers, maybe something exciting if I can get to the supermarket!!

  57. Sunday: family dinner in the desert
    Monday: alabama pulled pork sandwiches on sweet potato biscuits with baked beans
    Tuesday: left over pulled pork sandwiches with braised collard greens
    Wednesday: roasted mushrooms and kale over butternut squash puree
    Thursday: mustard glazed shallots and carrots with zucchini orange bread
    Friday: leftovers or take out

    Dessert: banana snacking cake
    Green Monster: spinach, green apple and green grape

  58. M: Baked chicken, brown rice, steamed broccoli
    T: Mini-meatloaves, peas, crispy roast potatoes
    W: Sole meuniere, green salad, risotto
    T: Homemade pizza, fresh salad
    F: Baked shrimp with feta and tomato, orzo
    S: Dinner with grandparents
    Su: Roasted chicken, buttered noodles, steamed broccoli

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    M – Chili
    T – Shrimp or Chicken Alfredo (havent decided which one yet!)
    W – Easy Veggie Soup
    R – Leftover Soup with rice
    F – Whole Foods Burgers with a baked potato and steamed broccoli (our regular Friday night meal!)

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    Michelle D

    A little late but her goes
    Monday: Beef Stew
    Tues: Red Pepper Risotto
    Wed: Beef and Snow Peas with brown rice
    Thurs: leftovers
    Fri: Beans and Cornbread
    Sat: Potato soup

    You have inspired me to do some meatless nights πŸ™‚

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    Here is this week:

    Monday-pumpkin pancakes and applesauce

    Tuesday-Hamburger Helper

    Wednesday-Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

    Thursday-Cheeseburger Chowder


    Saturday-friends birthday party so we will have all kinds of food!


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    Monday – My Daughter requested P.F.Chang’s for her 28th birthday dinner.
    Tuesday – Turkey Soup with Brown & Wild Rice, Salads & Bread
    Wednesday – Salmon Cakes, Snow Peas, & Salad
    Thursday – Took leftover Turkey Soup to a friend’s house
    Friday – Late snack at another friend’s after the J.J.Grey & Mofro Concert
    Saturday – Chicken Milanese
    Sunday – Casserole of Chicken, Quinoa, Brown Rice, & Mushrooms (

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    (My food gets delivered Thursday so my menus run thurs-fri)

    Sweet Chilli Chicken with Salad and Crispy Noodles and Dumplings

    Sausage and Peppers in Tomato Sauce with Roasted Sweetcorn Quinoa

    Garlic Rubbed Tofu with Roasted Carrots with Coriander

    Oyster Vegetables on Crispy Noodles

    Chicken and Mushroom Butter Beans with Boiled Rosemary New potatoes

    Chilli with Jacket Potatoes & Cottage Cheese

    Chilli Couscous with Sausages

    *also vegetarian πŸ˜€

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    Hi All!

    Both when I was first married and when I started menu planning regularly, I took the approach of planning several meals for the week and then deciding the night for each as I went along. I also give this advice to anyone who is having difficulty with getting started or sticking to a menu plan. πŸ™‚

    Well, last week was a doozy–extra work hours, family wedding, relatives staying over, AND I hosted a large brunch and went out to eat twice over the weekend. Somehow, between the leftovers and my freezer, I have decided that I can get by without a lot of cooking this week. Seems like a good time for that–my kitchen is clean and I sometimes like it that way! πŸ™‚

    Monday: (Costco) Meatloaf & mashed potatoes, a green veg
    Tuesday: (Leftover) Baked french toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit
    Wednesday: (Freezer) lasagne, green beans
    Thursday: (Leftover) quiche, bacon, croissants, fruit
    Friday: Leftovers or take out
    Saturday: Out of town

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    Funny week because I went shopping on Friday instead of Sunday. So here’s my week starting on Friday πŸ™‚

    Friday: Taco Salad
    Saturday: White Fish Special with rice(At-home version of a dish from my favorite Japanese restaurant in Houston: any white fish with brown butter/jalapeno/ginger/garlic sauce. Surprisingly easy and oh-so-tasty!)
    Sunday: Tuna Pasta
    Monday: Black Bean and Chicken Chilaquiles
    Tuesday: Out (I just decided this. I’m pregnant I’m allowed πŸ™‚
    Wednesday: Lentil soup with Caprese paninis
    Thursday: Dijon Pork Chops with mashed potatoes

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    I’m trying desperately to get back into menu planning because without it, we’ve been living on take-out!

    Tuesday- was supposed to be beef fajitas, but had leftover pizza instead! (see what I mean about take-out!)
    Wednesday- was going to be porkchops, but as the fajita meat is already marinated… we will have beef fajitas!
    Thursday- Roasted chicken and potatoes, green beans
    Friday- out for MIL birthday
    Saturday- chicken spaghetti made with l.o. chicken from Thurs.
    Sunday- pork chops, mashed potatoes, beans
    Monday- leftovers

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    With the holiday Monday and playing catch up yesterday, I’m late posting!

    Monday – Roast chicken in crockpot, roasted butternut squash, steamed green beans

    Tuesday – tacos

    Wednesday – waffles, bacon, fresh fruit

    Thursday – Chicken stir fry (use leftover chicken from Monday), pot stickers

    Friday – Out

    Saturday – Pork tenderloin with honey butter sauce, brussel sprouts, crusty bread with olive oil and herb dipping sauce

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    This is the first week of school for us, so it’s been hectic and we’ll be eating out a lot more.

    Sunday – Went out to a formal dinner
    Monday – Chana Masala, Vegetable Somosas
    Tuesday – First day of School, out to celebrate
    Wednesday – Ritz Chicken, Green Beans and Duchess Potatoes
    Thursday – Chicken Costoletta, Asparagus, Mashed Potatoes
    Friday – Out?
    Saturday – Mushroom Swiss Burgers, Over Fried Zucchini Sticks

  69. New to the site. and I love the weekly menus. I am going to start trying that!

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    Jane Maynard

    wonderful everyone!!! THANKS for posting so many great menus!!! πŸ™‚

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