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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Week 218 Menu

Is it just me or is my bagel smiling at me?

Speaking of bagels, I could really use an east coast bagel right now. Or a steak and cheese. A good steak and cheese. California, while abundant in other delicious foods, is sorely lacking in the steak and cheese department. I have a feeling this pregnancy craving is one that will not be quenched…unless I get on a plane and head east. How desperate am I? Hmmmm…

Stuffed Peppers – I’m really hoping I can gear up and make these, we can have them for a few nights and they are so much better than boxed mac & cheese.

– Hoping leftover stuffed peppers

– My friend Nicole is bringing us dinner. She’s going straight to heaven.

– Spaghetti with meat sauce

– Eat out

– Homemade hamburgers
– Homemade french fries…at least, here’s hoping I get these made!

– Breakfast for dinner…waffles!

Now that the pregnant cat is out of the bag, I am being a little more realistic with my public menu plan. I’m really hoping I’ll feel normal again in a few weeks…until then, simplicity is the name of the game! Since I don’t have anything super exciting going on, IΒ am counting on all of you to share your menus and inspire one another! Please share your menu for the week – whether it’s as simple and basic as mine or uber fancy, we love them all!


  1. sun: indian butter chicken
    mon: salmon florentine / quinoa pilaf
    tues: indian spiced turkey burgers / sweet potato fries
    weds: pasta with broccolini, turkey sausage, and garlic crema
    thurs: something easy — probably eggs
    fri: shrimp and grits — had these last night and am already craving them again!
    sat: out

  2. I certainly hope you’re feeling better soon! I started a new job last week so I’m keeping it simple for a while until I figure out our new routine!

    Sunday: Fillet of Grouper with Four-Onion Marmalade and mashed potatoes
    Monday: Homemade calzones (clear-out-the-veggie-bin filling!)
    Tuesday: Slow Cooker Ribs in the slow cooker
    Wednesday: Dinner at church
    Thursday: Spinach and Chicken Enchiladas from the freezer (GoodLifeEats)
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Another wedding! (again, Scott is the photographer!)

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    Sunday: chicken picatta w/spaghetti and salad.
    Monday: Lemon and shrimp pasta
    Tuesday: Pulled pork sandwiches, sweet potato fries and salad
    Wednesday: Leftovers
    Thursday: out for a friend’s birthday
    Friday:Cacio e pepe (hubby has requested it again!)
    Saturday: grilled chicken (no matter what the thermostat says), grilled bread and grilled veggies
    Sunday: Possibly breaded pork chops and something green, but we’ve got a birthday party late in the day on Sunday so we may just nibble once home

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    S: Out for a greek steak salad
    M: Pot Roast, stewed potatoes & salad
    T: Leftovers
    W: Barbecue Chicken, cole slaw & garlic bread
    T: Meatloaf (freezer), gravy, mashed potatoes & corn
    F: Out
    S: Homemade Sausage & mushroom pizza

  5. Sunday: Pizza. Glorious pizza.
    Monday: Niku Udon (a recipe I picked up over at Serious Eats)
    Tuesday and Wednesday: One of these nights will be homemade chicken tenders and fries, the other Spanish rice with chorizo. I haven’t decided the order of things.
    Thursday: Work event. The Wife fends for herself. I eat hors d’oeuvres.
    Friday: Out.
    Saturday: TBD as the muse strikes me. Hopefully will go much better than this past Saturday’s dinner (

  6. I am hoping to make my meals from stuff that’s already in the house. I haven’t had a chance to get to the store & it’s a busy week ahead! Here’s hoping I don’t have to resort to a bowl of cereal! πŸ˜‰

    Sunday: Salad w/Flounder Filet
    Monday: Tofu Stir Fry
    Tuesday: Tuna Vegetable Chowder
    Wednesday: Buffalo Tofu Sandwich
    Thursday: Lemon Garlic Tuna Burgers
    Friday: Cheese Tortellini with garlic bread
    Saturday: eat out!

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    Sun: Garden style Lasagna

    Mon: Thai Chicken Salad

    Tues: Husband in charge
    Wed: Leftover chicken + mac & cheese + broccoli
    Thur: Leftover Lasagna
    Fri: Quinoa salmon cakes + salad
    Sat: Camping!

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    Erin Noelle

    Sunday: chili and corn bread
    Monday: Some sort of stir fry
    Tuesday: out for wine and birthday dinner
    Wednesday: Chicken or Shrimp Verde Enchiladas
    Thursday: Pot Roast
    Friday: Fish with Lentils
    Saturday: Possible visitors in town so who knows…

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    Meals for the week (not sure which day will be which)

    Chili, trying out a new recipe
    Homemade Stromboli, store bought dough
    Soy Ginger Tilapia
    Lemon Garlic Mahi Mahi

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    S: Turkey Burgers, Oven Fries, Fresh Pineapple
    M: Meatless Monday – Spicy Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Scones, Green Salad
    T: Pork Marsala, Stuffing, Roasted Cauliflower
    W: Roast Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Salad
    Th: Out with Parents
    F: Thanksgiving Pizza, Veggie Dippers
    S: Out or Tamales (from freezer), Fresh Fruit

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    M: Leftovers
    T: Tacos, corn and black bean salad
    W: Chicken noodle soup and something green/salad
    Th: Taco salad (leftovers from Tuesday)
    F: Homemade pizza (mozz and basil)
    S: Out
    S: Chicken Fahitas

    Kind of a Mexican theme week.

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    LOVE this site – exactly what I have been looking for! Here’s our lineup for this week…
    Monday: Stuffed shells, broccolli
    Tuesday: Pulled Pork BBQ sandwiches, sweet potato fries
    Wednesday: Chicken curry soup, salad, hummus & pita chips
    Thursday: Cashew chicken, snow peas
    Friday: Shrimp and grits
    Saturday: French toast, fruit
    Sunday: Fish with panko and parmesean, roasted asparagus

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    Erika B.

    Sunday-Pizza Margareta from the farmer’s market, Asparagus with Balsamic Butter, Strawberries
    Monday-Chipotle and Smoked Paprika Mac and Cheese, Baby Broccoli, Blackberries
    Tuesday-Leftover Mac and Cheese, Garlic Spinach and Apple Slices
    Wednesday-Sweet and Sour Chicken (TJ), Jasmine Rice, Asparagus, Tangerines
    Thursday-Maybe Junk Food or Scrambled Eggs and Toast TBD
    Friday-Out or TBD

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    Sunday – Grilled Cheese Paninis and tomato soup
    Monday – Leftover paninis
    Tuesday – Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas and salad
    Weds. – Homemade Pizza -or- Bean Soup in the crock pot
    Thursday – Leftovers
    Friday – something with sweet potatoes, craving them.
    Saturday – Out
    Sunday – Homemade Pizza -or- Bean Soup

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    Here’s what we’ve had so far this week:

  16. Hi! Been reading your blog for awhile now, but never commented. πŸ˜‰ Congrats on your pregnancy! I just had my first… she’s 4 months old today!! Time is flying. I feel like I’m just now getting used to juggling everything. Different than the “DINK” life (dual income, no kids), but I’m loving the change. She’s such a blessing and I love her more each day. πŸ™‚

    My dinner menu for the week:

    Sunday – Bowtie Pasta Salad (a concoction I’ve made, w/broccoli, grape tomatoes, and bacon crumbles)
    Monday – Chicken Quesadillas w/Mexican Rice
    Tuesday – Spaghetti and meat sauce, side salad
    Wednesday – Gyros w/cucumber sauce and crinkle fries
    Thursday – Chicken Marsala, side caesar salads
    Friday – Homemade Pepperoni Pizza
    Saturday – Out
    Sunday – Breakfast Tacos

    • Jane Maynard

      enjoy every second with your little one…it goes SO FAST…and there’s something magical about that first baby, just you and her together. it’s the best! πŸ™‚

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    I actually made a menu this week (with help from the kids but still)…I have been slacking…but anyway. I made one whoo hoo!
    We just made a list of food we wanted to eat and made alist and shopped and bought everything.
    Shepherd’s Pie
    Mac & Spam (kids really like this)
    Fish and Rice
    Taco Soup
    Roast and taters
    Chili dogs (w/ leftover chili)
    Ramen (the 4 year old picked this he he he)

    And because I had the Ramen and Mac and Spam and Roast on hand we only spent about 70 bucks.
    Oh ya about making dinners while pregnant I spaced them out. So like the hamburgers I made them in the morning and they were ready at night??? Then made sure we had lots of leftovers the rest of the week. ha ha
    Chicken Enchiladas are easy too. If you give up on Peppers or Burgers.

    • Jane Maynard

      that’s a good idea…I generally get sicker as the day wears on, so maybe I can get my act together earlier in the day. will try to keep that in mind! thanks!!!

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    Sunday – Pot Roast, Roasted Carrots, Mashed Potatoes
    Monday – Crunchy Sesame Chicken Wings (Martha)
    Tuesday – TJ’s Orange Chicken and Veggie Fried Rice
    Wednesday – Flat Iron Steak & Rice Pilaf
    Thursday – Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic (Ina)
    Friday – Out
    Saturday – Meatloaf

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    Sunday: Roast beef with Spicy Tomato Parsley Sauce, potato wedges, homemade bread (+ amazingly perfect raspberries from Costco)
    Monday: Crab Pasta with peppers, homemade bread, salad
    Tuesday: Homemade mac and cheese, vegie
    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Breakfast for Dinner- His Choice
    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Chicken Stir Fry, Rice, eggrolls
    Friday:Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Apricot Glaze, potatoes, carrots
    Saturday: Seared Mahi Mahi with Zesty Basil Butter, Rice, green beans

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    I’ve been feeling rather uninspired recently. It’s nice to see what everyone else is planning to get some fresh ideas.

    Mon – Pasta carbonara, green salad
    Tues – Roasted garlic gnocchi with simple tomato sauce
    Weds – Chilli with cornmeal cobbles, green beans
    Thurs – Pizza Margarita (made with leftover tomato sauce)
    Fri – Baked haddock, oven chips
    Sat – Herbed ricotta tart
    Sun – Dinner with family, bringing some kind of pavlova for dessert.

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    Janna M

    Sat-homemade Chinese dumplings
    Sun-Polynesian meatballs
    Mon-Janna’s chicken
    Tue-rotisserie chicken
    Wed-beef stroganoff

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    Mon: Shredded Pork Tostados w/ rice
    Tues: French onion soup w/ olive bread
    Wed: Chicken Cacciatore
    Thurs: Perogies & Salad
    Fri: Pizza
    Sat: Pastrami Panini
    Sun: Waffles or take-out

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    Bierock Casserole & something?
    Penne w/Chicken & Asparagus, Focaccia
    Breakfast Pizza, Smoothies
    Z-man BBQ Brisket Sandwiches, Baked French Fries
    Apple Butter Pork Loin, Sauteed Vegetables, Blueberry Fool
    (it’s April 1st!)
    Brisket Tacos (brisket made earlier in week), Black Beans
    Meatball Sliders, Veggies w/Dill Dip

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    Some weeks my menus take FOREVER to plan. But Chris and I were a wee bit more decisive this week. I’ll definitely be using some of this week’s menus posted here to plan next week. Yum!

    Sunday – Skillet Cincinnati Chili (
    Monday – black bean burgers with all the fixings
    Tuesday – miso soup with soba noodles and napa cabbage
    Wednesday – butter chicken
    Thursday – Broccoli quinoa (
    Friday – spinach, mushroom, and onion oven melts
    Saturday – whatever we have left!

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    I hope you feel better soon!
    Mon- hoping there are enough leftover from baked chick dinner last night (hubby cleaned up after dinner, so I have to check!
    Tue – snow pea and beef stir fry with rice
    Wed – out
    Thurs – homemade pizza (or delivered if I don’t get to grocery story and get stuff)
    Fri- something in the crockpot, BBQ maybe?/salad
    Sat – grill out hamburgers/homebaked taters/pasta salad
    Sun- lemon pepper chick

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    Sun – burgers and fries
    Mon – Salmon/zucchini parchment bake
    Tues -Southwest chicken bake
    Wed.- leftovers
    Thurs -whole wheat pasta/sundried tom and mozz.
    Fri – Pizza
    Sat – dinner at mom’s for sister’s bday

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    The week’s off to a good start so far…just posted the recipe to yesterday’s dinner!
    Sunday: Baked penne Florentine, sourdough bread, salad
    Monday: Skillet pork with apples, egg noodles, broccoli
    Tuesday: Slow cooker chicken soft tacos, rice, sliced fruit
    Wednesday: Szechuan beef stir-fry over rice, oranges
    Thursday: Sweet potato and black bean enchiladas, corn, avocado salad
    Friday: Fend night
    Saturday: Wouldn’t you like to know? πŸ™‚ I never reveal my meal plan secrets until the new month’s plan is up. April’s menu will go up on Thursday at

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    this weeks menu

    Monday – panini’s for the adults; kids have a birthday party
    Tuesday – Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus
    Wednesday – Eggs, toast, sausage & bacon
    Thursay – chicken piccata & angle hair pasta
    Friday – homemade pizza
    Saturday – out and about
    Sunday – Pasta and meatballs

  29. Congrats! I just became guardian of a 3 yo, so I am ‘starting over’ in the child raising life. Trying to plan kid friendly meals too.
    Sunday – Chicken Pot Pie
    Monday – Pulled Pork sandwiches, with Ranch potato wedges and slaw (pork cooking up in my crockpot while I work)
    Tuesday – Brunswick stew (from leftover pork) & fruit salad
    Wednesday – Chicken enchiladas with Mexican rice
    Thursday – Broccoli Chicken Alfredo
    Friday – Clean out the Fridge
    Links to my recipes and a couple of last week recipe reviews are up on my blog
    Sat – Family renunion plus a wedding! (will probably take a casserole and dessert to reunion)

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    Mrs. Day

    My husband’s best friend is coming in for a visit. I feel like I should have alot of guy friendly meals this week.

    Su-Beef & Black bean nachos with oven baked tortilla chips
    M-a Concierge Dinner (don’t need to cook, yay!)
    T-Chickpea Burgers and Alexia Sweet Potato Fries
    W-Spagetti & Meatballs with Fresh Pasta and Texas Toast (For the guys; I have a work meeting)
    R-Leftovers, hopefully. Or TJ’s Tomato Bisque soup and steamed greens
    F-Salmon Patties with Arugula Lemon Parm Salad
    Sa-Baseball game and probably Dinner Out

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    S: pasta with mushroom sauce
    M: Jane’s caramelized onions and honey goat cheese pizza (with bacon too)
    T: honey lime enchiladas
    W: edamame bread salad (from Better Homes & Gardens)
    TH: chili mac & cheese
    F: falafels and hummus
    S: out to eat – new Five Guys just opened in La Jolla!

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    This is going to be a busy week. Here’s to hoping we can stick to the plan. Have a good week everyone!

    Sat: Five Guys Burgers (Love them!)
    Sun: Leftover Rotisserie Chicken, black eyed peas
    Mon: Pork tenderloin with apples and balsamic vinegar (, Crockpot baked potatoes and sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli
    Tues: Chick ‘N Grits (Cooking Light), turnips, salad
    Wed: Leftovers
    Thurs: Veggie burgers, oven fries, salad
    Friday: Leftovers or Soup & Sandwiches

  33. Monday – Brussels Sprout Salad and Goat Cheese Biscuits (both recipes from Joy The Baker)
    Tuesday – Spring Vegetable Barley with Shrimp and Cheddar Soda Bread
    Wednesday – Shrimp Tacos(from How Sweet It Is) and Spanish Rice
    Thursday – Leftovers
    Friday – Homemade Whole Wheat White Pizza with lots of veggies
    Saturday – Dinner Out
    Sunday – Dinner Out

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    Whoa, that bagel totally looks like it could just start talking to you. Maybe like something you’d see on Sesame Street.

    Still trying to stock the freezer for Baby Girl’s arrival in a few weeks. Although, I’ve been told I need to take it easy.

    SAT: Pizza & Salad
    SUN: White Bean Chicken Chili (in slow cooker) w/ Tortilla Chips
    MON: Mini Omelets + Strawberry Spinach Salad
    TUES: Pita Sandwiches (hummus, cucumber, tomato, red onion, spinach in pitas) + Roasted Asparagus + Fruit
    WED: Honey Lime Enchiladas {make extra for freezer} + Fruit
    THUR: Stir Fry w/ Choo’s Chicken + Brown Rice {make extra rice for freezer}
    FRI: Headed out of town…Sandwiches on-the-go??

    Whole Wheat Pita Bread

    Find the recipe links and other past menus here.

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    Those darn cravings! I hope you get it satisfied soon.

    menu #20 sunday march 27th

    Sunday: take out with kids (brad’s b-day dinner on monday)
    Monday: bacon stuffed turkey club burgers with creamy avocado sauce and oven fries
    Tuesday: spaghetti with bolognese sauce, french bread and salad
    Wednesday: book club: spaghetti squash and chard gratin
    Thursday: food truck cooking class!
    Friday: leftovers
    Saturday: dinner out

    Dessert: skillet chocolate chip cookie with homemade vanilla bean ice cream

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    go here for the recipes and such:
    here’s my two-week menu (in no particular order)
    crock pot barbecue chicken with corn and garlic toast
    chili and cornbread
    chicken and black bean enchilada casserole with spanish rice
    baked potato soup with fresh bread
    chicken parmesan with penne pasta and pasta sauce
    pot roast with veggies
    pork chops with crock pot mashed potatoes and green beans.
    fried chicken with salad, rolls,
    chicken strips with mashed potatoes and peas.
    beef stroganoff (new recipe)
    hamburgers with baked beans.

  37. You can try B-Natal suckers from the pharmacy. I got them at CVS. Had to get them from the pharmacist, but didn’t need a prescription. But, hey, I was on serious anti-nausea medicine and still you-know-whated 24 hours a day and lost lots of weight with a hospital visit each pregnancy. So, you could also just ignore the suggestion (I ignored most people when they told me the old standby suggestions….you think I hadn’t tried everything people?) Anyways, good luck, and it will get better! If not soon, then when you get to kiss some new, sweet, baby cheeks!

    • Jane Maynard

      love your comment…made me laugh, because, yes, people are always giving advice, and as you know, usually doesn’t work! but I must admit I haven’t gotten the secret b-natal suckers from the pharmacist, so maybe I’ll just give it a try!

  38. Sunday: breakfast casserole
    Monday: leftovers
    Tuesday: chicken fajitas
    Wednesday: Best Stew Ever
    Thursday: leftovers
    Friday: homemade pizza
    Saturday: date night!

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    Sunday – pork tenderloin with honeyed butter, roasted sweet potatoes, baked spinach (smitten kitchen)
    Monday – Baked fish en papillote with peppers, brown rice, cantelope
    Tuesday – rotisserie chicken, leftover mac ‘n cheese, broccoli
    Wednesday – breakfast for dinner – waffles, bacon and fruit
    Thursday – homemade pizza
    Friday – friendship soup, crusty bread
    Saturday – out

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    Monday- Ham, baked potato, broccoli
    Tuesday-Boursin Turkey Sandwiches (Thanks Jane!)
    Wednesday- Blackend Chicken with Fetuccini Alfredo (again!)
    Thursday- Baked potato bar with leftover Chili
    Friday-Eggs, hashbrowns, ham, toast

    Have a good week everyone!

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    Jane Maynard

    as always, thank you for the menus and all the well wishes. you are all the best! πŸ™‚

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    Egg-Free Cooking Mommy

    I’m taking it easy while recovering from a car accident last week. Hoping to get some great ideas for next week’s menu!

    Monday: Take-out pizza
    Tuesday: Leftover take-out pizza w/ fresh veggies
    Wednesday: Dinner at church
    Thursday: Fettucine alfredo with garlic sauteed shrimp & steamed edamame
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Date Night
    Sunday: Snack supper at church or light dinner (sandwiches)

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    Bobbie’s Baking Blog
    I spend most days and night baking
    however here my week in a nutshell:
    Monday: Bolognese
    Tuesday:Curry fruited game hen with Israeli mango couscous
    Wednesday:Shrimp fajitas2
    Thursday: Take a break and have sushi Den
    Friday: Dessert for dinner
    Saturday: lasagna
    Sunday: Homemade pitas with guacamole shrimp salad

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    Amy W.

    M: BLTs and Banana Smoothies
    T: Steak and Broccoli
    W: Chicken Fettuccine with Mushroom Sauce
    Th: Tortilla Soup
    F: Leftovers
    Sat: Chicken Wings
    Sun: Dutch Babies

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    Ugh, I started learning how to cook Thai food to satisfy my cravings, it was worth it. Any steak and cheese recipes Nate could use?

    This week is up in the air a bit since we are still having food shortages on certain items(earthquake, food runs, radiation oh my!), thank goodness for emergency food storage. It sure has saved our meals.

    M – chicken enchilada casserole.
    T – left over curry plus I’ll add in potato and eggplant
    W – taco rice
    Th – pot pie & salad
    F – sukiyaki or nikujaga
    S – daddy dinner
    Sun – daddy makes breakfast for dinner

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    A couple days late, but here is my menu for the week!

    Mon: no groceries, eat out
    Tues: Sausage and Peppers over rice
    Wed: Sweet and Sour Chicken with rice
    Thurs: Breaded Tilapia with Mango Salsa and Parmesan Biscuits
    Fri: Leftovers or eat out
    Sat: Hamburger Hash with rice
    Sun: Omelettes or Spaghetti

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    Late again but here is the plan:
    Mon: Red Flannel Hash
    Tue: Ravioli
    Wed: Whatever fish the fish CSA provides (hoping for flounder) with turnip greens
    Thu: Peasant Chicken
    Fri: Fish chowder

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    Sun – Beef Stew
    Mon – Pork loin, mashed potatoes, broccoli
    Tues – veggie pizza
    Wed – chili
    Thurs – tortelloni w/ vegs (broccoli, red pepper)
    Fri – tuna melts/fries
    Sat – BFD

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    M-chicken parm over penne pasta w/homeade garlic knots
    T-Steak on grill,mashed potatoes,& fresh cut green beans
    W-Hamburgers&hot dogs w/ fresh hand cut French fries
    Th-Pizza&chicken wings
    F-Mahi Mahi w steamed brocolli&cauliflower
    S-out to eat! πŸ™‚
    Su-Sunday dinner- pasta &sauce w meatballs sausage&spare ribs

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    Amy M.

    So, this morning in my early morning fog, I posted this under last weeks menu planning- not so smart. Anyway- I thought it would be smart to actually post under the current week-sorry!

    Hi Jane, this is my first time posting. I have been β€œborrowing” ideas for some time now! Congrats on Baby! I have three girls under the age of 5. It is so much fun. I hope you start to feel better soon. Nothing worse than feeling bad all of the time. Thanks for the awesome blog!

    Monday: Dinner out
    Tuesday: Baked Manicotti Bundles.
    Wednesday: Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry with Brown rice. This is another first. Will let you know how it goes.
    Thursday: I am going out to celebrate a friend’s baby. Left Overs for the home crowd.
    Friday: Chicken with Italian Sweet and Sour Fennel . For a side I am making creamy polenta and steamed green beans.
    Saturday: I am going to Richmond to a craft show. It will be a free for all here:))
    Sunday: Grilled Chicken Breasts and Pappardelle with Baby Spinach, Herbs and Ricotta

    • Jane Maynard

      ha ha! I understand being in a fog…that’s my constant state of being right now! πŸ™‚ thanks for the menu and nice note πŸ™‚

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    Hi Jane…

    The weeks are getting so busy; two kids in sports and mom trying to keep everyone on the run and plan for meals!

    Sunday: Chicken Sausage with plum tomatoes over spaghetti
    Monday: Roasted chicken, broccoli and brown rice with celery
    Tuesday: split pea soup in the crockpot the parmesean toasts
    Wednesday: eat at church (delish soup & salad dinner)
    Thursday: leftover steak from Sat. made into steak quesadillas with spanish rice and beans
    Friday: strong likelihood of take-out!
    Saturday: homemade pizzas; my daughter is having a friend sleepover, that is their favorite activity.

    Have a great week. I love the idea posted earlier about doing a lot of dinner prep early in the day when you’re feeling good. I’m nowhere near pregnant, but I sometimes try to do that while my kids are doing homework. That way when we get home from the shuttle stops, a lot of the stuff is ready to go. I lose a LOT of steam about 5:00-5:30.

    Shannon in Tustin, CA

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    Julia O

    Hi Jane,
    Lovely site. My Mom made menus and I have been carrying on the tradition – even though my family thinks I am anal. It is a huge time-saver for me, since I have all of the ingredients I need for the week.

    This week:
    Sunday: PEI Lobster Chowder – really easy with frozen, canned lobster from “Out of Old Nova Scotia Kitchens” Cookbook.
    Monday: Moroccan Stew
    Tuesday: Tortellini with Tomato Basil Sauce and Caesar Salad
    Wednesday: Butter Chicken (Jar of Sauce), Basmati Rice, Naan Bread and Green Beans
    Thursday: Crockpot – Down East Corn Chowder (From Mable Hoffman’s Crockery Cookery) Soda Bread
    Friday: Tuna Curry and Basmati Rice with Peas. Another easy recipe from an Australian Church cookbook.

    Looking forward to seeing what other people eat in a week!

  53. Well Jane, hope you don’t mind, but I’m living this pregnancy vicariously through you – so keep all the stories coming! I loved being pregnant, the good and the bad bits, because it all meant my little person was growing, growing, growing! Hope you get your hands on ALL that you crave!

    Anyway – onto this weeks menu:

    M: Wedding Anniversary Steak, Chips and Salad
    T: Beef & Mushroom Pie **new recipe**
    W: Slow-Cooker Apricot Chicken
    T: Minestrone with Crusty Bread
    F: Stop”¦ Freezer Time! (breaks down MC Hammer Style)
    S: BBQ Leftovers (having friends over for BBQ lunch)
    S: Oven Baked Fish with Vegetables.

    Be sure to visit for our “Mealy Monday” posts and selections of recipes! We’d love to see you πŸ™‚

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