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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Week 227 Menu

Here’s out latest CSA discovery: romanesco broccoli. Isn’t it cool looking? Both my girls are super excited about it. I think I’ll just roast it like I do cauliflower. Although, it’s kind of a shame to cut the thing up!

Menu time.

– Memorial Day! We’ll actually be driving home from a quick trip to Monterey, so probably eating on the road.

Stuffed Peppers

Bertucci’s Tortellini

– Homemade Pizza (plain cheese and honey goat cheese with caramelized onions)

– Leftovers

– Eat out

– Breakfast for dinner, TBD

I know probably none of you are on the computer this weekend, but if you are, please share your menu! And if you aren’t, we’ll see you on Tuesday. Happy Memorial Day, everyone!


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    It’s gorgeous! I’d have a hard time cutting into that. 🙂

  2. Happy Memorial Day!

    Sunday: Chicago Style hot dogs
    Monday: Pulled pork sandwiches
    Tuesday: leftovers
    Wednesday: Thai Chicken Tacos (a new favorite!)
    Thursday: Smoked salmon Caesar salad
    Friday: french toast
    Saturday: night out

  3. Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

    Sunday: Date night tonight! We’re trying out a new restaurant right on the ocean!
    Monday: Burgers on the grill with homemade buns
    Tuesday: Asparagus Ravioli (Bitten Word) – there always seems to be one recipe I don’t get to during the previous week!
    Wednesday: Stuffed Shells (TWFD) from the freezer
    Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie over noodles from the freezer
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out.

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    I am so happy – our CSA starts this week- though with the cool spring we’ve had, it won’t be much!

    Sunday: Buffalo burgers, sweet potato fries, spinach salad
    Monday: Ham and cheesy potatoes, carrots, rolls
    Tuesday: 1st CSA pickup! Turkey dinner, mashed potatoes, vegie (hopefully CSA asparagus! otherwise, green beans from the freezer)
    Wednesday; Hubby cooks. Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad
    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Leftover turkey dinner casserole, green beans
    Friday: Homemade pizza night, salad
    Saturday: Beef pho (with CSA spring onions!)

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    Sun. had a large late lunch
    Mon. Stromboli
    Tues. late night for me, family on their own
    Wed. Lemon Pepper Mahi Mahi, Garlic Sauteéd Spinach
    Thurs. Grilled Teriyaki Chicken, Steamed Asparagus
    Fri. Soy Ginger Tilapia, Quinoa
    Sat. Fend For Yourself
    Sun. TBD

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    Nancy Deininger

    sunday – salmon on the grill
    monday – burgers and dogs on the grill
    tuesday – trying persian kofta kebabs with cucumber sauce
    wednesday – taco salad
    thursday – out? senior awards night for my youngest!
    friday – ?
    saturday ?

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    I don’t have much planned for this week so I am gonna do this on a whim. I have tons of chicken in the freezer too!

    Sunday-out to Golden Corral so EVERYONE is happy
    Monday-fried pork chops with gravy, mashed potatoes and either corbread or biscuits
    Tuesday-Cheese manicotti or lasagna
    Wed-chicken alfredo
    Thurs-homemade chicken nuggets w/ mac n chz and corn
    Fri-Tacos (probably chicken)
    Sat-Quiche (never made it and i want to try)
    Sun-maybe steak and baked potatoes w/ asparagus

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    Tammy B

    I read your blog all the time and take my chance at winning prizes, but I haven’t ever submitted my menu for the week. There’s a first time for everything! (I love your blog, by the way). Here we go!!
    Sunday- Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, corn, corn muffins
    Monday- Biscuit topped Chicken Pot Pie
    Tuesday- Ricotta and Spinach stuffed Manicotti, Salad, Garlic Bread
    Wednesday- French Toast, Sausage, Fruit Salad
    Thursday- Tuna Casserole
    Friday- Chicken/Cream Cheese Wraps, Rice Pilaf, Broccoli
    Saturday- Leftovers

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    We’re leaving for our trip to the US this week, so lots of using stuff up.

    M – curry w/ rice
    T – pasta
    W -black bean stew
    Th – airplane food. I’ll bring sandwiches for the airport
    Th #2- take out
    F – fruit, veggies and snacks at grandma’s.

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    You always get the most interesting foods, would love to try that!
    Sunday: Pizza out
    Monday: Cookout
    Tuesday: Crock Pot Sloppy Joes and sweet potato fries
    Wednesday: Enchiladas with black beans and avacado
    Thursday: Veggie Chili with Corn”cake” cornbread
    Friday:Pork Chops
    Saturday: out

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    Happy holiday weekend!

    Sunday – roasted beet risotto and made a batch of strawberry rhubarb jam (which will hopefully set up ok)
    Monday – mini strawberry rhubarb pie for fun and bringing potato salad to a cookout
    Tuesday – Chard tacos (adding mushrooms, black beans and feta)
    Wednesday – out with friends
    Thursday – skillet baked ziti
    Friday – salad with roasted beets, radishes, garlic scapes and black beans

    • jess

      Is Chard Tacos something you’ve tried before? Sounds like it has potential for great flavor.

    • Hi Jess. We had thought we tried this once before, but it was actually kale and not chard we had! We made it last night, with actual chard this time. While it was tasty, I don’t think it’s the best use of chard. I think chard can be cooked in a way that makes it really stand out. That being said, I’ve found recently that putting anything in a corn tortilla instead of flour ones instantly kicks tacos up a notch!

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    Ok, so I never made my ham the week before last because I forgot to take it out of the freezer in time and it threw my whole menu plan off for that week. So here we go again with the ham:

    Monday – ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans
    Tuesday – ham & swiss on baguette
    Wednesday – parmesan tilapia, roasted potatoes, spinach salad
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – out?

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    Monday – Date night! Out!
    Tuesday – Grilling burgers, pasta salad, chips, watermelon
    Wednesday – Spaghetti primavera, or Summer Pasta
    Thursday – Baked potato bar w/ bacon, cheese, broccoli, sour cream, etc.
    Friday – Paninis or quesadillas, and soup
    Saturday – Out
    Sunday – Birthday party w/ friends, grilling, bringing baked beans

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    Sunday- Cookout at friend’s house. We brought dessert
    Monday- grilled hamburgers and turkey burgers, tomato avocado salad
    Tuesday- Chicken Quesadillas
    Wednesday- grilled pork chops w/cilantro lime sauce
    Thursday- Hot dogs and baked beans
    Friday- chicken fajitas
    Saturday- Graduation party

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    Monday: Grilled chicken salads
    Tuesday: Chicken pasta pomodora
    Wednesday: More pasta
    Thursday: Burgers on the grill + sweet potato fries
    Friday: Chicken scrambles + turkey bacon
    Saturday: Grilled chicken breasts + rice
    Sunday: ??

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    Happy long weekend to you all…(here in Canada we celebrated Victoria Day last weekend!)Enjoy the extra day off!

    *Chicken Fettuccine with Grilled/Roasted Asparagus (depending on weather, risk of Thunderstorms today!)

    *Baked Potato with Grilled Pork Chops and Spinach Apple Salad

    * Steak and Veggie Kabobs with Quinoa

    * Spaghetti and Meatballs with Salad and Rustic Garlic Bread (GoodLife Eats)

    *Grilled Veggie Wraps with Hummus and Feta

    For the Weekend: Family Pizza night on Saturday
    Hamburgers on Sunday.

  17. We are grilling tonight, and using the leftovers for a few meals this week. BBQ Chicken Pizza Tuesday, and Enchiladas on Wednesday. I’m also making Pesto Pasta and Orange Chicken. My menu is here:

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    Another busy week ahead, so we are going pretty basic.

    Sun: Out
    Mon: Your choice of burger, grilled veggies
    Tues: Subway in between activities
    Weds: Crock Pot beef stew
    Thurs: Probably pasta
    Fri: Leftovers
    Sat: Out/pizza for kids

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    “My girls are super excited about it” AND they are talking about broccoli….

  20. 20

    Sun: BBQ pulled chicken and coleslaw
    Mon: Brats and potato salad
    Tues: Steak Fajitas
    Wed: Leftovers
    Thur: Veggie burger and ceasar
    Fri: Shrimp broccoli and baby corn
    Sat: Tuna and white bean salad

    Felt so good planing and so far executing dinner this week!

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    Monday – Ate out at Gourmet Mac & Chesse place
    Tuesday – Salad of mixed vegetables with chicken
    Wednesday – Mixed grill
    Thursday – Bean soup
    Friday – fruit and cheese tray
    Saturday – outing – maybe picnic, maybe eating out

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    Lots of salad planned since my garden sprung to life while we were away in Berlin. I’m growing romanesco broccoli for the first time this year. I love it over pasta: boil till soft and mash roughly with a little pasta water, oilve oil and parmesan – yummy!

    Mon: Homemade pizza, green salad
    Tue: 3-year anniversary! Steak, smoked garlic mash and asparagus, a good bottle of red and maybe tiramisu
    Wed: Away on work, husband can feed himself
    Thurs: Pork and rosemary stuffed peppers, salad
    Fri: Pan-fried fish, herbed new potatoes, salad
    Sat: Pasta with Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce, salad
    Sun: 7-hour lamb, steamed greens and strawberry tart.

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    Angie .

    We just LOVE trying new recipes. We have so many new recipes, that we rarely get to eat the same ones… So, here’s another week dedicated to new recipes!

    Sun: Chicken Pad Thai
    Mon: Smoked brisket w/ cucumber onion salad & garlic roasted potatoes
    Tue: Steak Noodle Salad bowl
    Wed: Thai Chicken Tacos (from last week)
    Thu: Cajun Chicken Pasta
    Fri & Sat – out of town at a family reunion

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    Sunday – Grilled Fish/Shrimp
    Monday – Hamburgers & Hot Dogs (lunch) – pizza (dinner)
    Tuesday – Mexican – Tacos & Quesadillas
    Wednesday – up in the air???? Depends on mood
    Thursday – Pork Chops on the girl
    Friday – Cleveland Indians Game – My birthday!
    Saturday –Panini sandwiches and Pink Lemonade birthday cake

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    Monday–Mac and Cheese
    Tuesday–Italian Beef Sandwiches, Pasta Salad, Fruit
    Wednesday–Steak, Baked Potatoes, Corn
    Thursday–Crab Cakes,Spinach/Bacon Salad, Fruit
    Friday–Chicken Parmesean over Spaghetti and Garlic Bread
    Saturday–Burgers, Broc/Cheese Rice, Baked Beans

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    I am a day late that is for sure. This short week might go faster than expected!
    My meal plan is up at

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    we had a same menu day this week, I too made stuffed peppers on Tuesday. Your recipe looks GREAT! I will certainly try it in the near future. We got home late on Monday, with an overtired toddler, so I made “quick” stuffed peppers – ended up using 3 sweet italian sausage links, spinach, bit of tomato sauce, italian blend shredded cheese, garlic, onion, chopped 1/2 orange pepper – stuffed into green peppers, topped with slabs of mozz cheese. basically it was a fast, use up all the odds/ends in the fridge stuffed pepper recipe.

    Mon – pesto pasta salad w/ grilled chicken
    Tues – stuffed peppers
    Wed – chicken caesar salad
    Thurs – spaghetti
    Fri – BFD

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    Sunday: Cookout with friends – grilled chicken and shrimp; honey-soy couscous & veggies; avocado-grapefruit salad; corn on the cob; strawberry cake
    Monday: Fajita beef tips; zucchini with onions and corn; more avocado-grapefruit salad; tortillas
    Tuesday: Lemon-herb pork loin; roasted potatoes; broccoli
    Wednesday: Shrimp with sauteed grape tomatoes and arugula; orzo
    Thursday: Crispy cod, corn cakes, sugar snap peas with mint
    Friday: Chili-lime drumsticks, potato salad, lemon-miso green beans
    Saturday: Meatloaf burgers, sweet potato fries, spinach salad

  29. We spent this last January in Rome, Italy and LOVED romamesco!! It was way more common than the broccoli we knew, and our kids loved it! We lived just a coupld blocks from Rome’s Trionfale market, totally amazing but I was newly pregnant and could not handle some of the strong smells. And my husband got quite obsessed with the romanesco since it is fractal. Such fun!!

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