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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Week 210 Menu

I’m not feeling great today, but Nate decided some fresh air and big ocean waves would do us all some good. We drove down to the coast and spent the morning watching giant waves crash against the shore. It was beautiful. And Nate was right, the walk out to Mavericks was pretty much the only time I didn’t feel sick today. Must have been the ocean air.

I love this shot of the boats on the harbor. It was a silvery, misty morning. And no, this photo is not in black and white. Pretty amazing.

Now that we’re home, time to snap back into real life and get our menu planned for the week!

– Leftovers

– Soup (have some in the freezer)

Chicken Parmesan
– Pasta with tomato sauce

Kitchen Sink Quesadillas
– Chips and guacamole

– Leftovers

– Eat out

– Nate’s omelettes (we got off the hook last week, had dinner with friends instead)

I know I am sounding like a broken record, but I amΒ loving all the menu and recipe sharing that is going on each week on these weekly menu posts! Thank you all for creating such a wonderful community. And here we are again…please share your menu for the week! Can’t wait to see what’s for dinner. πŸ™‚


  1. I went out and bought myself a pre-made meal planning notepad and I already feel much more organised (and grocery shopping was a breeze too!)

    This week:
    Monday – home made pizzas (with assorted veggo toppings) – friends coming for dinner
    Tuesday – red quinoa salad
    Wednesday – housemate possibly cooking
    Thursday – veggie burgers with roasted veggies
    Friday – Roast veggie salad

    Weekends are a bit of a free for all – but I hope to get to the farmers markets for inspiration for next week πŸ™‚

    Your walk sounds lovely! I really should do the same this morning before it gets too hot.

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    Hope you feel better soon Jane! Here’s what’s on tap here:

    Fish Tacos with corn and avocado salsa
    Crock Pot Chicken something (cacciotore maybe? need recipe)
    Ina’s Lentil Soup with bread and salad
    Turkey Meatloaf with green beans and baked potatoes
    Pumpkin Pancakes with bacon and fruit

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    Friday we had leftovers
    Saturday the kids and I had pizza
    Sunday– Tuna Patties
    Monday– Shredded Pork Wraps
    Tuesday–Chicken Alfredo
    Wednesday–Steak Fingers (never made them last week)
    Thursday–Italian Crescent Cassrtrole (haven’t blogged this one yet but I plan to)

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    Here’s my first attempt at meal planning. Hope I can translate it into actual cooking…..LOL

    Day 1: Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup (thank you Stephanie O’Dea)

    Day 2: Crock Pot Pot Roast

    Day 3: Herb Crusted Chuck Roast

    Day 4: Fiesta Chicken (also made in the crock pot)

    Day 5: Lobster Ravioli in Tomato Cream Sauce w/Shrimp

    Days 6 -7: Leftovers and Whatever You Can Find

    Can’t wait to see how yummy this stuff turns out (all new recipes for me).

  5. 5

    Hi Jane!

    I love that last photo…stunning. I have pretty much always created a weekly menu ever since I got married (17 years). I must have got it from my Mom. It’s my first time posting here. Thanks for creating this community, I love all the great ideas! Have a great week!

    Spinach and Bean Soup
    Steak with Spinach Salad
    Broccoli with Bow tie Pasta
    Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
    Baked Potato Bar
    Grilled Kielbasa with Saurkraut

  6. SUNDAY: Cream of Cauliflower Soup, Spinach Salad, and Light Whole Wheat Baguette

    MONDAY: Caramelized Onion Quiche and Butternut Squash, Pomegranate + Roquefort Salad

    TUESDAY: Leftovers

    WEDNESDAY: Chinese Beef Broccoli and Jasmine Rice

    THURSDAY: Leftovers, then Wicked: The Musical & Dessert

    FRIDAY: Homemade Pizza, Salad

    SATURDAY: Chicken and Rice Soup with Vegetables

    THIS WEEK’S TREAT: Homemade Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows

  7. I always find a bit of fresh air makes me feel better, went for a lovely walk in the frosty woods today. This week we’re having:
    Monday – Pasta with tomato and butter sauce with salad
    Tuesday – Homemade pizza using up the leftover sauce
    Wednesday – Cauliflower bake
    Thursday – Red cooked chicken and stir fryed bok choi (for Chinese New Year)
    Friday – Fish of some kind
    Saturday – Beef stew with herb dumplings

  8. Monday: homemade bolognese on pasta (sauce is simmering in the crockpot now), garlic bread, chopped salad

    Tuesday: Brenda’s Baked Chicken with Garlic-infused Olive Oil (’s-breaded-chicken-with-garlic-infused-olive-oil-perfect-for-a-weeknight-meal/), roasted asparagus, rice

    Wednesday: Leftover bolognese on pasta or homemade pesto on pasta

    Thursday: Breakfast for dinner – scrambled eggs w/soy sauce, portuguese sausage, and rice with a side of fruit salad

    Friday: Chicken of some kind with israeli couscous from Trader Joe’s

    Saturday: Eat out

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    Erika B.

    Beautiful pictures! Hope you continue to feel better. Our CSA is back this week. Yeah!

    Sunday-Chipotle & Smoked Paprika Mac & Cheese, Brussels Sprouts, Asian Pears
    Monday-Leftover Mac and Cheese, Bok Choy, Apples
    Tuesday-Curried Egg Salad Sandwiches, Roasted Sweet Potatoes (no time last week), Green Salad, Blackberries
    Wednesday-Chicken Pot Stickers (TJ), Jasmine Rice, Spinach, Blood Oranges
    Thursday-Belgian Waffles, Homemade Choc Sauce, Bacon, Cauliflower with Browned Butter, Apples
    Friday-Out For Dinner or Leftover Waffles or Whatever’s Left

  10. Sunday: Stuffed Shells from freezer & roasted potatoes
    Monday: Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches (from Bitten Word) & green beans
    Tuesday: Creamy Beef over Noodles in slow cooker (from A Year in Slow Cooking)
    Wednesday: Dinner at church
    Thursday: Chicken Parmesan (from GoodLifeEats) & broccoli
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out.

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    Hope you are feeling better. We went to Mavericks yesterday. I love it over there, so peaceful.

    Here’s my menu:

    M: Stromboli w/chicken apple sausage and veggies
    T: Salmon w/rice, veggies
    W: Meatball and pasta, homemade focaccia bread
    Thr, F, Sat, Sun-Dad is here. Dinners on him

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    We have 56″ of snow here in CT. Glad you Could joy the beautiful ocean!!!
    Sun – Cider Braised Pork Chops
    Mon – Roast Chicken breasts
    Tue – Leftovers
    Wed – Bruschetta Minute Steaks
    Thur – Shredded pork tortillas
    Fr- takeout
    Sat -Out

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    Sunday- Ziti and Meatballs
    Monday- Chicken Stir Fry
    Tuesday- Jambalaya
    Wednesday- Gnocchi Sorrentina
    Thursday- out
    Friday- Apple Cider Pork Chops

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    So, I made your whole wheat pancakes this week and holy cow! I’m never buying the mix again!

    Here’s what this week is shaping up to be:

    M – lasagna w/ salad
    T – fajitas
    W – homemade pizza w/ steamed broccolli
    Th – chicken cordon bleu (going out on a limb here…)
    F – lettuce wraps (your recipe looked so yummy!)
    Sa – homemade hamburgers w/ sweet potato fries
    Su – veggie stir-fry and brown rice

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    Jen Schulte

    Love the gorgeous photos! And sea air is the best cure, agreed.

    Mon: inlaws visit and bring dinner, hooray!
    Tues: parm chicken leftover from Sunday, salad
    weds: fettucini alfredo, green beans
    Thurs: pizza night
    Friday: whatever fish is fresh, broiled, spinach and rice

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    I am so stinkin’ glad January is nearly over – looking forward to all we have planned in February!

    M – chicken pot pie w/cornbread
    T – crockpot pork chops w/steamed veggies
    W – pancakes & bacon
    Th – homemade chicken soup w/crusty bread & green salad
    F – yakisoba noodles (teriyaki) w/broccoli mixed in, green salad
    S – crockpot roast w/green salad and rice pilaf
    Su – celebrating Super Bowl at a friend’s…who hopefully will have food! πŸ™‚

    looks like we’re having a lot of salad this week…may need to change that up a bit!

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    M- fiesta cheese chicken tacos- salad
    T- sausage and potatoe soup, rolls
    W- chicken, mushroom and rice casserole
    T- yogurt pancakes, hashbrowns, eggs, and turkey sausage
    F- out to eat or biscuit pizza’s made by my daughter!

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    Those pictures made me feel warm! Wishing Montana was a bit closer to the beach! Here’s what we’re up to this week:

    M- creamy tomato pasta with steamed broccoli and crusty bread
    T- leftover pasta
    W- veggie fajitas with homemade guacamole
    Th- chickpea burgers (we LOVE these!) with sweet potato fries
    F- garden lasagna
    S- leftover lasagna
    S- breakfast for dinner?

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    Nancy Deininger

    sunday – roast beef, baked potatoes, roasted cauliflower (Nancy)
    Monday – lettuce wraps, edamame, and potstickers (Nancy)
    Tuesday- stuffed tilapia (Neil)
    Wednesday – Red bean chili (Grace)
    Thursday – corned beef and cabbage (Nancy)
    friday – Smoked pork chops (Grace)
    satuday – out

    trying to get back into taking turns planning and making meals – it sort of got away from us over christmas break – need to eat healthy to get ready for Grace’s wedding at the end of March!

  20. I just made a healthy lasagna that should last us the week! I also roasted cauliflower and butternut squash.

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    Your photos make me wish I lived near the beach… instead of be surrounded by snow!

    *lobster bisque (from Trader Joe’s) with cheesy bread
    *stuffed peppers
    *smoked salmon & cream cheese sandwiches with salad
    *veggie quesadillas
    *goat cheese raviolis (from Trader Joe’s)

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    Hey all, I thought this was relevant to this topic.
    Theres a free web application at

    that informs you if your family is coming back for dinner for the next 2 weeks. Sign in and have a look. Let me know if you like it!

  23. Hey Jane – Sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well…hope you feel better soon! Those pictures are gorgeous. I ended up making too much food last week so we will be starting this week with some leftover nights. Here is a loosely planned menu for this week. . .

    Sun: Leftovers
    Mon: Leftovers
    Tues: Leftovers (or Turkey Meatloaf with Roasted Root Veggies, if we are sick of leftovers)
    Wed: Chicken Parmesan…I saw on it on your menu and it inspired me!
    Thurs: Chinese food of some sort…something to celebrate Chinese New Year
    Fri: Leftovers
    Sat: Making meals for two families with new babies…I’m thinking rotisserie chicken with sides for all of us (or I’ve heard good things about the Macaroni Grill Chicken Piccata in a box – may try that to keep it simple…would love opinions if anyone else has tried it.)

    Have a great week!


    • I have tried the boxed Macaroni Grill dinners and liked them, and I am not usually a fan of boxed meals. Good and easy for sure!

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    I’m feeling sick right there with you today! Despite having some great dinner planned for tonight I wound up sending my husband out for take-out as no one has the energy to cook so here’s the menu for this week.
    Monday: Tomato soup with fennel and salad
    Tuesday: Thai chicken salad wraps
    Wednesday: Tuna noodle casserole
    Thursday: Soup with turkey sausage and collard greens
    Friday: We’re trying your honey goat cheese pizza (loved the thai pizza last week!)
    Saturday: Pasta puttanesca

    • Jane Maynard

      don’t you just hate those days, everything planned and ready to go, but your body just won’t cooperate? here’s hoping february is healthier than january!!!

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    Fresh air, even bitterly cold Indiana air, always makes me feel better, too. Hope you can kick whatever’s ailing you soon!

    Sunday – Potato, broccoli and corn soup with french bread
    Monday – Chicken riggies and greens
    Tuesday – ham melts/paninis
    Wednesday – pecan and kidney bean burgers (found via FoodPress which I’m loving, btw)
    Thursday – Butternut squash and spinach risotto
    Friday – Bittman’s spaghetti with fried eggs
    Saturday – whatever’s left!
    Bonus – boston creme pie cupcakes

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    This week we’re low on cash, ideas, and freezer space, so we’re having a “eat the freezer” and rerun kind of week.

    sun: tuscan roasted chicken
    mon: cube steak with mushroom sherry gravy
    tues: chicken korma (frozen from Costco)
    weds: taco stuffed zucchini — never got to this last week!
    thurs: from the deep freeze…amazing chicken artichoke mozzarella sausages from Costco (where else?) and salmon burgers (bunless…also Costco)
    fri: carbonara with broccoli rabe and fried eggs
    sat: baked pesto chicken

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    • Jane Maynard

      I need to do an “eat the freezer” week myself…just because I know there’s a bunch of stuff in there waiting to be eaten!

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    Sun: Out
    Mon: Red lentil soup
    Tues: Pesto shrimp + pasta
    Wed: Orange chicken (Trader Joe’s)+ rice + veggies
    Thur: Black bean and salmon Cakes (Martha Stewart) + Salad
    Fri: Rice noodles and veggie soup
    Sat: Leftovers (plus, that seems like a lifetime away right now!)

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    Hope you’re feeling better soon. Those pictures make me homesick for the Bay Area!

    It’s my first week all by myself with three kids, so we’ll probably have emergency leftover curry at some point this week. I’ll stick to the plan as best as baby(and her big brothers) allow.
    M – super enchiladas
    T – Pasta
    W – oyakodon and salad
    Th – pinto bean chili
    Fri – potato soup
    Sat – daddy
    Sun – breakfast burritos!

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    T-Pork Chops w/stuffing & glazed carrots
    W-Soup w/ grilled cheese sandwiches
    F-Sloppy Joes w/french fries
    Su-Pork Roast dinner

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    Anne L

    Hope you feel better soon. Rest and plenty of water and OJ always works for me πŸ™‚ Beautiful pictures looks so nice there it is bitter cold here in Salt Lake City.

    Monday – Two Bean Soup and Bread
    Tuesday – Leftovers
    Wednesday – Pesto and Asparagus
    Thursday – Spaghetti and Salad
    Friday – Homemade White Pizza and Salad
    Saturday – Out
    Sunday – Dinner at the folks house

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    Beautiful ocean pictures, I was in Jamaica last week and am desperately missing the ocean…..

    Monday – sweet potato and quinoa lasagna
    Tuesday – burritos
    Wednesday – crockpot pasta fagioli
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – mom and dad out to dinner and kids pizza
    Saturday – homemade pizza or egg sandwiches
    Sunday – superbowl – beef tenderloin and chicken chili, yummy appetizers too.

  32. Ugh…My son got a fever on Thursday night and it hasn’t gone away yet. I’m so worn I’m taking it easy this week. I did make some killer Potstickers on Saturday though that I am super proud of (Link on my name).

    Mon: Green Chile Chicken Enchilladas
    Tues: Steak, Sweet Potato, Caesar Salad
    Wed: NBA game (woo hoo! – trying to think of something to pack so we don’t eat just yucky stadium food)
    Thurs: Manicotti with Italian Sausage Tomato Sauce
    Fri: Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry with Rice

    Mon: Spaghetti Carbonara (we didn’t get to since we had so many leftovers); Pears/Jello
    Tues: Quiche, Spinach Salad (again, too many leftovers so I didn’t make last week) Cheese/Crackers, Celery and PB
    Wed: Sloppy Joes, Pasta Salad, Jello, Carrot Stix and Pineapple
    Thurs: Quiche, Spinach Salad, Jello Yogurt, Apple
    Fri: Left Overs, Yogurt, Apple

  33. Sunday – French onion roast, glazed carrot, twice baked potatoes

    Monday – Grilled cheese, clementines

    Tuesday – Cheese tortellini w/ Alfredo sauce, peas, blueberries

    Wednesday – out for pizza

    Thursday – Blueberry waffles, bacon, scrambled eggs

    Friday – Sloppy Joes, corn, peaches

    Saturday – Sweet & spicy chicken w/ bacon, rice, broccoli

    This week Hubby was on shift Mon/Tue/Wed so those were the lazy kitchen days this week!

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    1.Tacos w/ spanish rice
    2. Grilled Chicken w/ Butternut Squash & Mac ‘n Cheese Casserole
    3. Fake Fried Chickien
    4.Tilapia some way
    5. Leftovers
    6. Leftovers
    7. Out to eat

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    Sunday: Greek Chicken, orzo, asparagus, salad
    Monday: Mushroom-Marsala Burgers, sweet potato fries, fruit salad
    Tuesday:Lasagna Bowls, garlic breadsticks, salad
    Wednesday: Hubby “cooks”. I’m making it on Tuesday- He just needs to warm it. garlic breadsticks
    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Pizza, salad
    Friday:I’m at a conference for work, Hubby cooks- hotdogs, green beans, chips, fruit
    Saturday: I’m home late from the conference and hubby works- he’s picking up Chinese take-out on his way home!

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    I can’t wait for this snow and ice to leave…so I can breath that awesome ocean air! πŸ™‚ Hope you feel better!

    This week…..

    *Chicken Tacos, with homeade guac πŸ™‚
    *Crock pot Veggie Lentil soup with spinach/tofu ravioli(baked as an appy)
    *Crepes and smoothies/or fruit
    *Turkey meatballs heros and salad
    *Superbowl, eating out at a friends πŸ™‚

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    It’s COLD in NC this morning – but was beautiful – like spring- yesterday.

    Mon- leftover chili or roast from the weekend
    Tue – tacos
    Wed- out
    Thursday – pizza
    Friday – meatball subs
    Saturday – roasted chicken, broccoli with cheese, PW potatoes au gratin
    Sunday – grilled BBQ wings (made by hubby)/nachos (from Cozy Kitchen)/garlic roasted potatoes (SUPERBOWL SUPPER)

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    Michelle D

    Monday Greek chicken barley salad with homemade bread sticks

    Tuesday Baked broc with aye caramba salad

    Wednesday L/O

    Thursday Madarin chicken salad

    Friday Chicken Pillow with roasted pillow

    Saturday L/O

    Superbowl Sunday Nachos, pico de gallo, popcorn, sweets,
    pigs in a blanket and anything else good i
    can make:)

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    S: Fried chicken; zucchini, corn, onion sautéed in brown butter with lemon; cantaloupe
    M: Miso salmon, stir-fried greens, garlic-scallion noodles
    T: Flank steak with spinach-feta stuffing, mushroom-zucchini orzo
    W: Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, TJ’s green veggies
    T: Tomato or chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese sandwiches

  40. Bizarre day yesterday,felt like doing nothing…I think I was missing my sunshine…Alas it’s Monday and time to plan my weekly menu…thanks for the kick in the pants Jane. This menu thing is helping me get organized.
    Monday-Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry
    Tuesday-Short Rib Tacos
    Wednesday-Spinach and Lentil Soup
    Thurday-Honey Glazed Grilled Scallops
    Friday-Leftovers/Raid the fridge night…

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    Monday: Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops with broccoli
    Tuesday: Country Style Ribs with Corn Salad
    Wednesday: Leftovers
    Thursday: Red Lentil Soup with Apricots
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Family Date Night

  42. Hope you are feeling better!

    Mon: leftovers
    Tues: beef stroganoff
    Wed: *fake* lasagna (made with ravioli)
    Thurs: breakfast – biscuits and gravy
    Fri: homemade pizza
    Sat: leftovers
    Sun: roasted chicken

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    First, Jane I’m dreaming of you. I dreamed last night that I was scouring stores on the prowl for the perfect meat mallet. Never used one in my life so I’m pretty sure that one came from your post the other day.

    On to my menu. I totally didn’t stick to last week’s, but the spontaneous meals were way better than what I had planned πŸ™‚ Here’s the goal for this week:

    Sun: In-Laws over (all 26 of them) sweet meat tacos with homemade tortillas, green chile ranch dressing and all the fixins
    Mon: leftovers woo hoo!
    Tues: Loose Meat Sandwiches
    Wed: Salmon, rice, veggies
    Thurs: Pot pie of some sort, or the oven stew I didn’t get to last week
    Fri: Take out
    Sat: Babysitting co-op – pizza for the kids

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    M: Salisbury steak, brown rice, steamed broccoli
    T: Salmon cakes (eatingwell website)on bed of greens(sautéed spinach,spinach salad for kids),lemon and spinach couscous
    W: Tilapia with capers and vermouth, brown rice, steamed broccoli
    Th: Apricot Glazed Pork Chops,steamed green beans,fresh salad
    F: Chicken fajitas with peppers and onion, fruit salad, corn
    S: Marinated turkey tenderloins , brown rice, peas
    Su: Pork Tenderloin, sweet potato fries, applesauce, spinach salad

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    Glad you got some fresh air — hope the illness removes itself soon!
    New February meal plan went up today and can be found as always at

    Here’s how the week shapes up:
    Sunday: Roast lamb with chickpea puree, roasted asparagus and grape tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, cous cous
    Monday: Risotto with mozzarella, basil, and grape tomatoes; salad
    Tuesday: Slow cooker Asian barbecued pork lettuce wraps, sliced fruit, snow peas
    Wednesday: “Frog slime” meatballs, sweet potatoes, veggies
    Thursday: Fend night
    Friday: Slow cooker — Classic Pot roast with sweet pepper relish and whole wheat rolls
    Saturday: 40 clove garlic chicken, mashed potatoes, veggies

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    Sunday – Butternut squash and apple soup
    , french bread
    Monday – Citrus chicken salad
    Tuesday – Leftovers (steak sandwiches and butternut squash soup)
    Wednesday – Healthy mac and cheese, salad, fresh fruit
    Thursday- Slow-Cooker Coffee-Braised Brisket With Potatoes and Carrots
    Friday – Out for pizza
    Saturday- Leftovers

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    Menu 210! Holy cow. I am feeling good about #13. Thanks for keeping me on track.

    menu #13 sunday january 30th

    Sunday: tamale pie and spicy black bean soup with cornbread
    Monday: leftover tamale pie and soup
    Tuesday: asian chicken meatballs, thai noodles and sweet and sour soup
    Wednesday: tuna paninis with fruit salad
    Thursday: korean beef skewers with rice noodles and fresh vegetable stir fry
    Friday: take out
    Saturday:take out

    Dessert: honey ice cream and grapefruit buttermilk sherbet

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    Wow -what gorgeous pictures!! We had amazing weather the other day so went to the park as a family to FINALLY enjoy the sunshine and short sleeves. Too bad our 2 year-old ruined the fun with the.worst.tantrum.ever (with a large audience to witness it). We had to head home early. I’m still a little bitter, can you tell? πŸ™‚

    Friday: DATE NIGHT — Mac & Cheese
    Saturday: “Completos” (Chilean-style Hot Dogs) + Green Salad + Grapes
    Sunday: Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken + Brown Rice + Green Salad + Chocolate Chip Cookies (& Milk)
    Monday: Omelets + Fruit + Hashbrowns + Toast
    Tuesday: Southwest Stuffed Bell Peppers + Fruit
    Wednesday: Ritz Chicken Nuggets (use bite-size pieces of chicken)+ Broccoli + Fruit
    Thursday: Rice & Beans + Fruit
    Friday: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches + Soup

    • Jane Maynard

      my husband can’t go to the monterey aquarium without squirming…cate threw the craziest tantrum ever there once. I had actually forgotten about it…but nate (unfortunately) reminded me last time were there. it was oh so fun. πŸ˜‰ KIDS! πŸ˜‰

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    Sun – Tacos
    Mon – Salmon, Thai Curry Veggies and Thai Rice
    Tue – Chicken Mole
    Wed – leftovers
    Thur – grilled cheese and tomato soup
    Fri – homemade pizza
    Sat – going to friend’s house for dinner

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    We live in San Francisco, and sometimes it’s easy to forget just how close to the ocean we are. When we do head to the ocean, I’m always amazed by just how beautiful it is. And it always does makes me feel better when I’m a little under the weather or just feeling blue. Plus, our dog loses her mind with excitement rolling around in the sand and surf.

    Sun: Cilantro-Lime Marinated Flank Steak Fajitas (these were ridiculously delicious – will be posting them on
    Mon: Flank Steak Salad with Roasted Tomatoes, Blue Cheese & Pecans (using leftover flank steak from Sunday night)
    Tue: Carrot-Cilantro Soup with Roasted Poblano Crema (using leftover roasted poblano sauce from Sunday night)
    Wed: Whole Wheat Pasta with Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes
    Thus: Lemon Tofu Stir-fry with Kale
    Fri & Sat: Eat out

    Get well soon!

    • I love anything with cilantro-lime! I will check that out! Thanks for sharing.

    • Jane Maynard

      the coast around here is amazing, too…because there are hardly any buildings or towns. it’s kind of amazing considering how populated the bay area is. we love it!

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    Last week, we missed a few meals because of sickness, so this week it’s catchup time to use all my fresh veggies up!

    *Beef Stroganoff with mushrooms and asparagus

    *White Chili with Chicken, white kidney beans and chili cornbread, with spinach salad

    *Texas Chili made with stewing beef and salsa with salad

    *Broccoli and Beef with brown rice

    *Hamburger Tomato and barley soup

    Weekend – quiche and leftovers!

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    S – Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/homade Italian dressing
    M – Turkey Hotdogs w/salad
    T – Veggie pizza (w/ready made dough)
    W – left-overs
    T – Tortellini w/roasted broccoli
    F – Teriyaki Salmon w/steamed rice and stir-fry veggies
    S – Your Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap (I have a feeling this will get pushed into next week!)

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    We went to the Asian Food Market this week so I’m excited to have an authentic Chinese dinner. I think it’s authentic anyway…

    Monday – Husband is making me spaghetti and garlic sticks. I’m going to make sauteed spinach with garlic and parmesan. I think we’ll make this chocolate pudding. It’s our 6 month wedding anniversary so we’re doing a little something special.
    Tuesday– Leftovers
    Wednesday – Miso Soup and Dumplings
    Thursday – Boca burgers, sweet potato fries, and aspargus
    Friday – french toast/breakfast dinner night
    I usually don’t have to cook on the weekends. We just eat out or find something around the house when we get hungry on Saturdays and Sundays.

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    Jen Ketcher

    This is my first time meal-planning. The past month went great, so here’s hoping this month will too! I’m converted.

    Mon: Stuffed shells. (We loved your recipe–with spinach added.)
    Tues: Homemade clam chowder and rolls (We’re in for an ice storm!)
    Wed: Asparagus orzo soup
    Thurs: Chicken broccoli rice casserole
    Fri: Out (Anniversary!)
    Sat: Spinach lasagna
    Sun: Pork chops w/ balsamic vinaigrette and pears (from–awesome recipe)

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    Menu is planned, groceries bought – this week is off to an organized start. Hope you feel better soon!
    Mon: Baked potato soup, salad, bread sticks
    Tues: Pot roast w/ mashed potatoes & carrots
    Wed: Lime chicken tacos, black beans & rice
    Fri: Buffalo chicken sliders on buscuits, fries
    Sat: Homemade pizza
    Sun: Waffles & smoothies
    Stole that last one from you. My kids love it!

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    Monday – tuna casserole
    Tuesday – macaroni & cheese, baked zucchini fries
    Wednesday – mushroom chicken, sauteed red cabbage, parmesan basil orzo and the girls & I are making dirt cups for dessert
    Thursday – homemade chicken pot pie
    Friday – leftovers

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    My husband and I had brunch with friends this weekend and we were talking about how much we’d love to move to Sausalito. Are you in cahoots with him and posting these pictures to get me to move??? πŸ™‚

    I have a question for you and your readers…do you know of any recipes or any way to turn baby food puree into solid? I have $30 worth of organic baby food jars and the baby is refusing to eat. He wants table food now. (Great, this means I actually have to cook!)

    Any suggestions would be helpful!

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    After watching Julie and Julia, I’ve wanted to cook my way through an entire cookbook. I received a Williams Sonoma vegetarian cookbook for Christmas this year, and I think this is the one I will cook my way through–1 recipe at a time:) I started last week with an edamame, corn and avocado salad–it was delicious!

    Sunday: out
    Monday: Kitchen Sink Quesadillas (borrowed f/Jane’s menu. This uses all of the ingredients I typically keep on hand anyways!)
    Tuesday: tacos
    Wednesday: grilled cheese & tomato soup
    Thursday: potato cheese pierogies, salad
    Friday: Zucchinni Lemon Papperdelle (this week’s new recipe)
    Saturday: guys from the neighborhood are coming over to watch a fight, so I’ll make a bunch of snacks for them, and probably take the girls out for dinner

  59. Here’s our menu! Wish me luck!

    – Bean burritos

    – Meatloaf

    – Lemon linguine with shrimp

    – 3 bean chili and cornbread

    – Fish sticks

    – Lettuce wraps

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    We’re taking a trip around the world for this week’s menu planning! Didn’t realize it until this afternoon, but we’re going with it πŸ™‚

    Sun: Beef Stroganoff
    Mon: Chicken curry
    Tues: Leftovers
    Wed: Arroz con Pollo
    Thurs: Shepherd’s Pie
    Fri: Taco Salad
    Sat: Out and about

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    So jealous of your trip to the ocean! The ocean always makes me feel better too, you’re a lucky girl!Here’s my menu this week:

    Greek Shrimp Scampi w/rigatoni (Thank you Dinner: A Love Story, see my site this is a good one)
    (lunch: Meeting in the office)

    Roman Chicken (out of the freezer) – carried over from last week
    (lunch: left over greek shrimp scampi)

    Sausage, onion, tomato hoagies w/green salad (Thanks This Week For Dinner, can’t wait to try sounds good)
    (lunch: greek salad w/feta and kalamatas)

    Asian Beef Bowl (a recipe to posted on my site this week)
    (Lunch: Greek salad – w/feta, kalamata)

    Eat Out Night!
    (Lunch: left over Asian Beef)

    To be announced – experiment day

    Roasted Chicken – Julia Child-style.

  62. Sunday: Chicken and Dumplings
    Monday: Leftover light mac and cheese
    Tuesday: Spanish spaghetti (new recipe!)
    Wednesday: Curried chick peas and potatoes with broccoli
    Thursday: Pasta with fresh tomatoes, basil, and cheese
    Friday: leftovers
    Saturday: White chili

    I post all of my old and new recipes here for people to enjoy:

  63. Great pics! All of mine lately are of snow :).

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    Sunday: Meatloaf, Buttered noodles, green beans
    Monday: Brats, Mac and Cheese
    Tuesday: <a href="Title“>Chicken Tortilla Soup
    Wednesday: Pizza buns
    Thursday: Out to Eat
    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: I am own my own! Hubby is traveling.

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    Erin Harvie

    3 weeks into this…. fantastic!
    Sunday: Dinner at in-laws
    Monday: quesidallas, chips and 5 layer dip!
    Tuesday: Cornmeal crusted fish sticks, salad
    Wednesday: BLT’s and corn chowder
    Thursday: Pork Roast
    Friday: Pasta of somesort or homeade pizza
    Weekend: I am away with my 4 year old, leaving my husband and 2 year old twins to fend for themselves. The last time I was away I cooked a bunch of food for them…. daddy does his own thing.

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    I wasn’t feeling well yesterday or Sunday, so I’m off to a slow start this week…

    Tue: Mozzarella-stuffed Pesto Pork Burger w/ Fries
    Wed: Chicken Lettuce Wraps w/ Toasted Sesame Noodles
    Thu: Chicken Parmesean w/ Fettucini & Garlic Bread
    Fri: Roasted Chicken w/ Balsamic Sauce over Orzo
    Sat: TBD…

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    Jane Maynard

    first off, thanks for all the well wishes! I’ve had this cold for going on 4 weeks now…and I think it’s finally culminating in an ear infection. woo-hoo. BUT I feel better than sunday (except for the ear), so maybe things are on the up and up! I feel like everyone I know has a cold right now, the nature of winter I suppose!

    and glad you all liked the photos…I couldn’t wait to share them with you. πŸ™‚ and for those of you buried in snow…hopefully I wasn’t torturing you! πŸ˜‰

    and, as always, thanks for all the menus!!!!!!!!!! keep it coming!

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    Thank you so much for sharing the Caprese Panini recipe! I really appreciate it; it looks so tasty.

    This week at the Frost’s house:
    Sunday – Sweet Potato and Pork Empanadas
    Monday – Leftovers
    Tuesday – Chicken Alfredo via Crock Pot
    Wednesday – Leftovers
    Thursday – Black Bean Enchiladas
    Friday – Leftovers

  69. Grilled Cheese and tomato soup – another fav. It’s a good Monday dinner for us!
    Veg Tortilla Soup – I haven’t found a recipe yet, but I’ll let you know what I use.
    Stuffed Shells again. Made these last week and everyone loved them. It was an easy dish to make ahead and have Scott bake when I’m out. I think I’ll add some frozen spinach this time for a little green.
    Homemade Mac and Cheese
    Brown Rice Pilaf this is from Mark Bitman’s blog and looks like a yummy, veg dinner

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    This weekend was crazy so I’m a little late.
    Monday–celebrated with dinner out
    Tuesday–baked egg rolls, beef and broccoli
    Wed–Tortilla Soup
    Thursday–Chili (it’s cold out here!)
    Friday-Sunday Birthdays, Showers, Super bowl. No cooking for me! Hooray!!

    We ate the Kale chips last week. They were good. It was kind of a weird, but really yummy!!

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    Okay, a bit late:

    Sunday: dinner out with friends
    Monday: Pasta with Spinach and Bacon
    Tuesday: Black Bean, Corn and Goat Cheese Quesadillas
    Wednesday: out with girls (leave husband behind)
    Thursday: Salmon au poivre and roasted cauliflower
    Friday: Lemony chicken saltimboca
    Saturday: Not sure, may go out and to a movie

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