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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Week 224 Menu…and Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! Cate told me yesterday that Mother’s Day was my day to relax, so I’m taking up her on it. It’s funny, when I planned my menu last week, I forgot that Sunday was Mother’s Day. We will not be having breakfast for dinner tonight. In fact, Nate is cooking filet mignon. I can’t wait for dinner!

We received some Japanese sweet potatoes in our CSA bag last week. I kept neglecting them, so Nate roasted them up yesterday. They were so good. They taste like sweet potatoes, but they have a more buttery, almost squash-like flavor. Just another wonderful item we’ve discovered through our CSA. So glad I finally got my act together and signed up!

– Leftovers

Caprese Paninis (didn’t get to these last week)

Whole Wheat Pancakes

– Eat out (Kindergarten open house that evening)

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

– Chicken Teriyaki
– Veggies and rice

Kitchen Sink Quesadillas

Time for you to share your menu for the week! If you’re a meal-planning mom, you don’t have to post your menu today. I’ll cut you some slack. Consider it my Mother’s Day gift to you! (That said, you still better share it sometime this week!)

Oh, and if you’re looking for Mother’s Day reading material, be sure to check out the Top 9 on DailyBuzz Moms right now. I forgot to tell you, but DailyBuzz Moms is a new, beautiful website that I have the honor of editing. So excited about my new gig! ANYWAY…like I said, there are some good Mother’s Day posts on there right now. “So we dance” made me cry while I was editing the other night. My non-pregnant coworker said that post got her too, so I don’t even think it was my hormones. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  1. I signed up for a CSA also, ours is run by refugees so we get some native veggies from their country along with regular veggies from the USA. It starts in June so excited wonder what veggies I’ll get.

    Not sure about our menu:

    Sunday: No Clue really

    Monday: Pesto, Roasted Veggies and Breadsticks

    Tuesday: Burgers (mine will be veggie burger trying out a new recipe to make my own instead of buying them), Sweet Potato Fries and Pasta Salad

    Wednesday: Enchilada Casserole (its made vegan but they never notice) and Spanish Rice

    Thursday: Swedish Meatballs (for the meat eaters (which is everyone but me) I’ll have leftover enchilada casserole)

    Friday is grocery day so this is all I have planned for now

  2. forgot to say happy mothers day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Happy Mothere’s Day to everyone!

    Sunday – surprise!
    Monday – potato soup and biscuits
    Tuesday – roasted tomato pasta
    Wednesday -Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – homemade margharita pizza
    Saturday – out and about

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    Happy Mother’s Day to you and to all! I’ll go ahead and post my menu now while I have a tiny bit of time to do so!
    Sunday–I”m still not sure! My hubby works nights on the weekend so I will make something for us just not sure what
    Monday–BLTs with peppered bacon and lettuce from my garden!
    Tuesday–A dish we call Kobayashi Maru but this time made with chicken
    Wednesday– Poached Tilapia
    Thursday–Frito Pie with homemade Chili
    Friday–Steak from the cow my parents had butchered. It is the best meat you will EVER taste!!

  5. Happy Mother’s Day to all!!! Enjoy the day doing whatever you like! ๐Ÿ˜‰ [don’t we wish!]

    Sunday: Breaded roundsteak and potato hash
    Monday: Meatloaf from freezer
    Tuesday: Yorkshire Pudding (from TWFD)….I can only read about these so long without eating one myself!
    Wednesday: Dinner at church.
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Tandoori Chicken Wraps (from GoodLife Eats)
    Saturday: Family Day at work.

  6. 6

    I cannot wait until our CSA starts…. Trying new things was one of my favorite things about my weekly basket- though with the cold spring and late snows, I am not anticipating anything until June….

    Sunday: Chicken and Potato Skillet, salad
    Monday: French toast, fruit, bacon
    Tuesday: Herb crusted pork chops, zucchini dressing, salad
    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Zuppa toscana, bread
    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Chicken Fajitas, melon
    Friday: Pizza night, salad
    Saturday: BBQ pork sandwiches, sweet potato fries, green beans

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    Happy Mothers’ Day!

    Sun: Out!
    Mon: Cauliflower chickpea olive penne pasta
    Tue: Chicken Enchiladas and spanish rice
    Wed: Salmon noodle stirfry
    Fri: Turkey rice pilaf
    Sat: Out with friends

  8. 8

    Not really sure what meals will be assigned to which days, but:

    Loaded baked potatos
    Summer Pasta
    Spaghetti w/ five minute tomato sauce
    Trader Joe’s frozen something
    Out once or twice, or order some pizza.

  9. Happy Mother’s Day!

  10. 10

    Happy Mothers’ Day!

    Menu planning has been taking a major backseat as of late for a variety of reasons. One of the main ones is that my all day sickness from this pregnancy has turned into late afternoon until I go to bed sickness! BOO!
    I’m going to try this week! REALLY! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Monday- Kielbasa, Sauerkraut and potatoes

    Tuesday- Pasta- quick and easy! T-ball

    Wednesday- At Grandma’s

    Thursday- Crockpot ribs….a little worried about this…

    Friday- Leftovers for mom and dad….chicken nuggets for the kids!

    Saturday- Thinking about heading down the shore for the day but right now, not so sure!

    Sunday- GRANDMA’S!

    • Jane Maynard

      I feel your pain! hang in there!!!

    • Jillian

      crockpot ribs are AMAZING! Put them in before work with some BBQ sauce, sliced onion and a minced garlic clove for about 8 hours and thats IT! just make sure they are all totally submerged in sauce. I also like to add extra honey to the jarred bbq

    • I second that crockpot ribs are AMAZING!! I do mine with a dry rub. Brown sugar and any combination of spices you like (cumin, chili powder, garlic,….). Rub on both sides of the ribs, make little foil packets, and stack them in your crockpot. We cook ours for 8 hours on low and they’re fall-off-the-bone delicious!!

    • Jane Maynard

      oh goodness, ladies…I think that sounds like a fabulous way to cook ribs! I’ll need to remember both of your techniques and try them some time!!

  11. 11

    Happy Mother’s Day!
    Japanese sweet potatoes. I have never heard of them but, so want them. I absolutely LOVE my CSA baskets.

    Sunday: tuna paninis and cantaloupe
    Monday: latina lasagna and roasted broccoli
    Tuesday: beef tenderloin with horseradish sauce and roasted asparagus and potatoes
    Wednesday: left overs
    Thursday: guacamole turkey burgers with beer baked beans and fruit salad
    Friday: take out
    Saturday: take out

    • Jane Maynard

      you should want them! ๐Ÿ˜‰ we ate them again last night and they are seriously SO GOOD. we want more!

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    Sunday: squash ravioli
    Monday: white chili
    Tuesday: stuffed chicken with rice
    Wednesday: western omelets
    Thursday: skillet beef pot pie
    Friday: out to eat (my son’s 1st birthday!)
    Saturday: whatever we find in the house

  13. 13

    It’s been a crazy few weeks at our house with travel and visitors. Trying to plan a menu this week for a little bit of normalness before we head out of town again!

    Sunday – garlicky shrimp pasta, homemade bread and salad (celebration for a friend who graduated law school!)
    Monday – Indiana spiced greens (kale and beet greens from our CSA) over barley
    Tuesday – roasted veggies (including roasted beets) and bread
    Wednesday – hot dogs and french fries
    Thursday through next Monday – at my college reunion so we’ll be eating at lots of my old fave restaurants!

  14. 14
    Janna M

    I am so excited for my first CSA basket in June.

    Saturday – omelets
    Sunday – take-out Chinese food
    Monday – Janna’s Chicken
    Tuesday – Winey Chicken
    Wednesday – Beef Stroganoff
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

  15. 15

    Monday – Cauliflower mac and cheese, green salad, mango
    Tuesday – Lemon and basil risotto, strawberries
    Wednesday – Chicken jambalaya
    Thursday – Ricotta dumplings with herbs and goat’s cheese, smoked sausage and salad
    Friday – Baked haddock, ratatouille and sweet potato wedges
    Saturday – Pork potsitckers (first time making them!), sweet chilli dipping sauce and stir-fried mangetout and asparagus, chocolate chip cookies
    Sunday – At Mum’s house for dinner

  16. 16

    It’s “Backyardigans” theme week at our house right now — we’re eating meals that are mentioned in “Backyardigans” episodes and finding the countries they come from on our 4-year-old’s map puzzle. (He’s into geography these days. What can I say?)

    Monday: Chicken kiev and borscht
    Tuesday: Slow cooker — Anatolian lentil stew, baked samosas, and mango lassis
    Wednesday: “High tea” party with smoked salmon tea sandwiches, chicken salad tea sandwiches, crumpets, and assorted fruits and veggies
    Thursday: Sloppy joes and corn fritters
    Friday: Fend night
    Saturday: Back to normal. ๐Ÿ™‚ Grilled chicken, salad, and cous cous after a busy day out with friends.

    • Jane Maynard

      you win best mom of the week award- how fun that you’re doing that!

    • Bri

      *blush* It’s fun for us, too — gets us out of the rut and gives me an excuse to try out some new foods on the kids!

  17. 17

    Monday: Pasta & Meatballs
    Tuesday: Brats & Hot Dogs
    Wednesday: Meatloaf & potatoes
    Thursday: Pizza
    Friday: Shrimp and Tilapia
    Saturday: Out for my in-laws 45th anniv
    Sunday: traveling

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    Anne L

    Monday – Out
    Tuesday – Shrimp Pasta and Bread
    Wednesday – Black Bean Burgers and Salad
    Thursday – Salmon, Potatoes, Salad and a baguette
    Friday – Turkey Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries
    Saturday – Pizza and Salad
    Sunday – Out

  19. 19

    I was hoping to do lots of BBQing this week..but the forecast is for rain the next 3 days! I might just make my hubby stand out in the rain for me!

    Sloppy Joes with Corn and Pepper Salad

    Teryaki Pork Chops with Grilled Veggies

    Balsamic Steak with Quinoa Taco Salad

    Hamburgers with Guacamole

    Yeasted Banana Waffles

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    Nikki CB

    Whenever I see the panini sandwiches on your menu I think to myself, why don’t we make those all the time?? They look so good. Maybe this week!

  21. 21

    Those sweet potatoes look AMAZING!!! How did you roast them? My mouth is watering looking at that picture…

    • Jane Maynard

      nate washed them, poked them with a fork (like baked potatoes), wrapped in foil, placed on a pan, and roasted at 400 degrees, I think around 45 minutes or so – until we could pierce them easily with a fork.

      then we cut them open and topped with butter, salt and pepper – yum!

    • Jane Maynard

      nate just let me know he actually did NOT wrap them in foil. you could probably do it either way! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. 22

    Sunday–Cornish game hens with cranberry-orange wild rice stuffing, spinach salad with blue cheese and pears, and brownies
    Monday–Shrimp, tomato, feta, spinach orzo bake with rolls
    Tuesday–Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts, Mashed Potatoes and Corn on the Cob
    Wednesday–Spaghetti and turkey meatballs, garlic bread, spinach salad
    Thursday–Turkey Tacos & nachos (turkey taco salad for me)
    Friday–Out with girlfriends

  23. 23

    Sunday – BBQ chicken, mac’n cheese
    Monday – Shrimp Red Curry, jasmine rice, roasted broccoli
    Tuesday – Muffaletta sandwiches
    Wednesday – Steak & orzo pilaf
    Thursday – Softball – takeout!
    Friday – Sloppy Joes, sweet potato fries
    Saturday – ??

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    Robin M

    Sunday—we were at the MIL’s house
    Monday-Chicken Marsala
    Tuesday-Pork Chops and Pasta Shells
    Wednesday-Cod and Rice
    Thursday-soup and sandwiches (I work late and the boys have karate)
    Friday-House Special…(Can of cream of mushroom over cooked hamburger served over egg noodles)
    Saturday–don’t know yet

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    Erika B.

    Happy Mother’s Day! I had never tried Japanese Sweet Potatoes until the CSA either.

    Sunday-BBQ Shallot and Apple Turkey Burgers, Corn Salad, Cucumber Salad, Soy Glazed Maple Sweet Potatoes, Chips and Junky Onion Dip from a Packet ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Monday-Leftovers and Egg Sandwiches, Spinach, Strawberries
    Tuesday-Smokey Chipotle Mac and Cheese, Cabbage, Blood Oranges
    Thursday-Out with Dad or Frozen ???

  26. 26

    Happy belated Mother’s day to all the wonderful Moms out there.

    And here is my belated meal plan for the week. (I’m not a Mom, so I have no excuse!)

    Monday: Lemon Spaghetti with Chicken Meatballs, Green Salad
    Tuesday: Hot Dogs, Pasta Salad, Creamy Cucumbers
    Wednesday: Baked BBQ Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Salad
    Thursday: Chicken Quesadillas with Corn and Black Bean Salsa, Salad
    Friday: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Rice
    Saturday: Breakfast for Dinner – Sausage Patties, Scrambled Eggs, Cinnamon Rolls
    Sunday: Leftovers…???

  27. 27

    I had no idea what sweet potatoes were supposed to be like until I got here. They are great twice baked too(add sugar, cream, and egg). Hope you get more!

    M – pasta salad
    T – mushroom pizza
    W – bean soup
    Th – undecided Japanese dish
    F – stir fry
    S & Su – BBQ a la papa

    Other adventures this week : broccoli buns w/ cheese, pรƒยขtรƒยฉ, & anpan(red bean paste filled rolls).

  28. Happy mothers day. Nice Menu…..

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    Sunday – Romano chicken, pasta, salad and molton lava cakes all made by my wonderful husband
    Monday – Leftovers
    Tuesday – Balsalmic grilled chicken, corn on the cob, watermelon
    Wednesday – Carne asada soft tacos
    Thursday – Chicken enchiladas
    Friday – pizza
    Saturday – out

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    Angie .

    My other half has been sick all week, so we’re kinda taking this week’s menu with a grain of salt and adjusting as necessary…

    Sun – my mom’s recipe for roast in the crockpot (DELISH) w/ roasted carrot and potatoes
    Mon – leftover meatballs from the freezer w/ spaghetti
    Tue – chicken nacho casserole
    Wed – “My Jimmy Loves Ham” & Potato casserole
    Thu – Greek Lemon Chicken & Rice
    Fri – Freezer meal
    Sat – going out? (I’d love to see Fast Five!)

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    Erin Noelle

    Sunday: take out pizza since we were getting home from a trip
    Monday: Pork Roast, orzotto, veggies
    Tuesday: Farmer’s Market
    Wednesday: Chicken Picatta, Mashed Potatoes, Salad
    Thursday: Pork Fried Rice
    Friday: Some pasta dish with fresh pasta (beef)
    Saturday: Shrimp Tacos

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