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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Week 238 Menu

Is it really time for another menu? And do we really only have one more week of summer before school starts? I just can’t believe how fast time flies…I need it to slow down to a leisurely walk rather than an Olympic sprint.

Pears came in our CSA bag this week. Pears are one of my most favorite fruits, so to have them grow locally is super exciting for me. I think if I were to have a yard and I were to plant one kind of fruit tree, it would be pears. I can only imagine how heavenly they must be ripe off the tree!

– Barbecue Chicken
– Corn on the cob and fresh fruit

Asian Spinach Salad

Bertucci’s Tortellini (I’m leaving out the sausage this week…want it a little lighter for the summer weather!)
– Whatever veggies come in the CSA bag that day…can’t remember what I ordered…

– Leftovers

– English Muffin Pizzas (thanks for the reminder those exist, Sarah! My girls will have fun making these!)

– Eat out

– Leftovers…and if there aren’t leftovers, then waffles!
– Fresh fruit

I say this all the time, so I’m afraid you might think I don’t mean it…but, seriously, I am SO GRATEFUL for the menus you all share each week! They truly are a great help and inspiration…so, THANK YOU! Please keep it coming…share your menus! 


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    Sunday – back from vacation! Son’s last week at home before leaving for college – so his favorites this week: steak on grill with corn on the cob
    Monday – chicken with mashed potatoes
    Tuesday – roast beef, baked potaotes and salad
    Wednesday – steak sandwiches
    Thursday – out for bbq
    Friday – hamburgers on the grill
    Saturday – Neil’s choice

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    Sunday: Jambalaya and Cornbread
    Monday: Cook Yourself Thin: Spaghetti Carbonara
    Tuesday: Leftovers
    Wednesday: Cook Yourself Thin: Buffalo Chicken Salads
    Thursday: Taco Night! We haven’t done this in forever so Im super excited!
    Friday: Leftovers

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    Sunday- Taco Salad and Guacamole (didn’t get to this last week)
    Monday- Black Bean Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries
    Tuesday- Lasagna
    Wednesday- Leftovers
    Thursday- Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
    Friday- Chili and Cornbread
    Saturday- Chicken Skewers, Baked Beans, Coleslaw

    Also making a peach/carrot bread to snack on for the week. I’m very curious about that falvor combination. We will see.

    • jenn3250

      The peach carrot bread sounds awesome! I’ve seen a lot of recipes that use babyfood carrots to things like that becuase they make it really moist. I thought that was interesting becuase I had never heard of it before.

    • Jodie

      It turned out great. The recipe was from the July issue of Southern Living.

  4. sun: sweet potato crusted fish
    mon: oven fish sticks, parmesan oven fries, salad
    tues: biscuits & gravy, collard greens
    weds: honey dijon chicken tenders, zucchini rice
    thurs: curried turkey burgers, couscous, salad
    fri: leftovers
    sat: out

  5. Ugggh. Just feeling altogether under the weather. I’m forcing myself to cook and at least make sure my family eats well!!

    Sunday: Steak, oven fries, veggies
    Monday: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos (GoodLife Eats)
    Tuesday: Red Beans and Rice in the slow cooker (PW)
    Wednesday: Dinner at church
    Thursday: Homemade, oven-baked Chicken Nuggets
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out.

  6. I LOVE pears too. We planted two asian pear trees on my in-laws property, and we should get fruit next year. I hate waiting, but I’m so excited to have fresh stuff someday! Also, enjoy the english muffin pizzas! My daughter requests them often.

    Sunday-Grilled Feta Chicken, Warm Pita Bread, Green Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette. (Super easy and yummy dressing:
    Monday-Crock Pot Chicken Tacos, Corn on the Cob, Mexican Rice
    Tuesday-Homemade pizza, mixed greens salad
    Wednesday-Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado Sandwiches, Chips, Salad
    Thursday-Baked Potatoes with all the fixin’s, Steamed Broccoli with homemade jalapeno cheddar sauce
    Friday-Spinach Lasagna, French Bread

  7. Bananas and any berry is my favorite fruits love peaches too and melon guess I like just about all fruits and veggies.

    Dinners consist of being made vegan then after I take out my portion then add what ever for hubby and the girls. (I’m the only vegan in the house)

    If the girls don’t like what we are having then I have listed what they are having. they have a small portion of what we are having on their plates along with what they are eating and are adding more and more foods to what they like.

    Sunday: Black Bean Tacos, Pinto Beans and Spanish Rice

    Monday: Spaghetti, Spinach Salad, Whole Wheat Breadsticks (homemade)

    Tuesday: Red Beans with Barley (tons better then Red beans and rice posting recipe Tuesday night) Flax seed cornbread

    The Girls: leftover spaghetti and carrots with dip

    Wednesday: Stir fry veggies (me: w/ edamame) (shredded pork for hubby) and brown rice

    The Girls: chicken and stir fry veggies

    Thursday: Burgers, fries and veggies and dip (ranch and homemade vegan ranch recipe on my blog)

    Me:black bean burgers for me

    Friday: Spinach Salad loaded with veggies and Baked Potatoes

    The Girls: cheese pizza and salad

    Saturday: not sure yet probably just Leftovers or

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    Monday: out for Tori’s birthday
    Tuesday: build your own burito (beans, cheese, lettuce, meat, salsa, avocado)
    Wednesday: beans and cornbread (late staff meeting)
    Thursday: hospital hill picnic (cheese, bread, raw veggies, fruit, crackers)
    Friday: homemade pizza with the cherry tomatoes and basil from the garden
    Saturday: crock pot soup with the leftover veggies from the week
    Sunday: pasta with sauce (green or red) and the leftover bread from the pizza bake.
    Love this site! Very inspirational for those of us who draw a blank when the time for meal planning comes around.

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    Sunday: emeril’s eggplant, sausage and ziti bake, salad, bread

    Monday: steak, roasted potatoes and green beans

    Tuesday: chicken stir fry with Csa veggies, egg rolls and rice

    Wednesday: hubby cooks. Grilled cheese and homemade tomato basil soup

    Thursday: hubby cooks. Turkey casserole, Csa vegies

    Friday: pizza night, salad

    Saturday: tbd

  10. You know, it’s been over 100 degrees for 40 days and NOTHING sounds good to eat! By the time we heat up the house from cooking on the stove or in the oven, we’ve lost our appetites. And it’s painful to stand outside over the hot grill, even for 2 minutes!

    We’ve been eating out a lot more than I’d like, but I just don’t know what to make.

    Readers: Any ideas on cool, summer foods? Must have meat. Sorry, I know you’re promoting an ‘eat less meat’ effort, but we’re in Texas and cows just walk up to our front doors! (I’m kidding.)

    PS – I made this easy Pad Thai recipe a few weeks ago which was so good!

    Happy Sunday!
    {mommy chic} latest post: blogiversary giveaway

  11. We have a huge pear tree in our front yard and I’m looking forward to picking them.

    Our menu for the week is based on back to school with lots of freezer cooking meals made ahead of time and casual dinner meals.

    My dinner plan for the week is: Taco Grande, Kid-Pleasin’ Lasagna*, Chicken Riddle Soup* (leftovers can also be used for school lunch), Sloppy Joe’s Pocket Sandwiches, Cashew Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry, Pepperoni Pizzadillas.

    Have a great week!

  12. Sun: Turkey Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf with Roasted Vegetables and a Green Salad
    Mon: Cinnamon Bacon Carbonara with Homemade Pasta and Sauteed Green Beans
    Tues: Fig and Ricotta Flatbread with a Romaine Salad (See below for recipe)
    Weds: Dinner out
    Thurs: Polenta “Fries” and Fried Zucchini Sticks with Roasted Tomato Sauce
    Fri: Bean and Cheese Enchiladas or something else gluten-free
    Saturday: out (rehearsal dinner for a wedding we are going to on Sunday)

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    I love looking at everyones menus! Good inspiration.

    1. Homemade lasagna, salad, and parmesan garlic bread
    2. Asian Spare Ribs, coconut cilantro rice, and steamed broccoli
    3. Buffalo Chicken Pizza
    4. leftovers

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    Erika B.

    I know what I want to make and just optimistically got the groceries, I’m just not sure of the order this week.

    Caprese Sandwiches, Broccoli Salad, Peaches
    Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Quiche, Green Salad, Apple Slices
    Loaded Baked Potatoes, Green Beans with Pecans, Peaches
    Bean Tacos, Chips and Salsa, Berries
    Baked Zucchini and Corn Fritters, Green Salad, Herbed Deviled Eggs, Berries
    Stuffing and Veggie Casserole, Bok Choy, Pineapple Wedges

    I promised my husband I’d bake this week, so doughnut muffins and rice crispy treat hedgehogs are also on the menu.

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    Sunday: Grilled Tuna
    Monday: Pork Gyros with Tziki
    Tuesday: Chicken Salad
    Wednesday: BBQ Pork Sandwiches
    Thursday: Pesto Spaghetti
    Friday: Zucchini Pizza
    Saturday: Dinner Out

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    Sunday: Chicken Tenders on the Grill and Potato Salad Monday: Tuna Melts on English Muffins and Fruit Salad
    Tuesday: Sirloin Steak, Mashed Potates and Yellow Squash
    Wednesday: Tuna Casserole with Peas
    Thursday: Cajun Jambalaya Pasta
    Friday: Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks with Parsley Potatoes
    Saturday: Pizza and Salad

  17. Monday – Saag Paneer
    Tuesday – Chickpea Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries
    Wednesday – Zucchini Soup and Bread
    Thursday – Quinoa with Black Beans and Mango
    Friday – Homemade Pizza
    Saturday – Brown Butter Sage Pasta and Garlic Knots

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    Lynn BB

    Sunday – Ina Garten’s turkey meatloaf, green beans and wild rice/quinoa from Costco
    Monday – Grilled pork chops w/bleu cheese butter, strawberries, asparagus
    Tuesday – Snapper (grilled or oven fried), salad, peaches
    Wednesday – Buttermilk marinated grilled chicken, squash, strawberries
    Thursday – Turkey burgers w/cheese and avocado
    Friday – Chicken w/ pesto and mozzarella, brown rice, peas
    Saturday – Hopefully out!

  19. Sunday: Garlic Pork with noodles and salad
    Monday: leftovers
    Tuesday: Cream Cheese Salsa Chicken with black beans, rice, salad
    Wednesday: Indian Butter Chicken (Jane’s recipe)with rice and broccoli
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Baked Ravioli with Spinach Berry Salad
    Saturday: Taking Rice Krispie Popsicles to neighborhood pizza party

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    Sunday: Rotisserie chicken, corn on cob, watermelon
    Monday: Weeknight Bolognese (Ina Garten)
    Tuesday: My birthday – out!
    Wednesday: Emeril’s Turkey Chili with Pinto Beans
    Thursday: Pasta Carbonara
    Friday: Grilled Pork Tenderloin
    Sat: ?

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    I threw a party on Sunday night and my fridge is FULL of stuff, so I had to change my menu in a major way to accomodate for all the stuff I already have.
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – leftovers
    Thursday – utthapam(Indian rice-lentil pancake) with sambar(lentil stew with veggies….okra in my case)
    Friday – lamb shorba(lamb in a light broth) served with Mexican torta bread
    Saturday – leftovers with some sweet potato pie from joy the baker 🙂
    As you can see, we’re on an Indian kick right now 🙂

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    Sunday–Black Dog BBQ (Book club)
    Monday–Ham Slices, Cheesy Mashed Potatoes, Corn
    Tuesday–Make your own pizzas, Salad
    Wednesday–Shrimp Feta Orzo bake, salad
    Thursday–Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread
    Friday–Jerk pork loin, sweet potatoes, steamed veggies
    Saturday–BBQ (TBD)

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    Sunday – Newman’s Thin Crust Uncured Pepperoni Pizza
    Monday – Spaghetti with meat sauce
    Tuesday – Pork Tenderloin from The Scramble
    Wednesday – Baked turkey w/provolone muffeleta style (Thanks Everday Food.)
    Thursday – Scrambled Eggs and Caprese Salad
    Friday – Dinner at Dad’s
    Saturday – Dinner at Mom’s

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    Angie .

    Here’s the plan, but we have so many leftovers in our fridge, it might get pushed back one day…

    Sun: Chicken & Dumplings
    Mon: Beef Enchiladas
    Tue: BLT Salad
    Wed: Caprese Burgers
    Thu: Pasta w/ Creamy Tomato Sauce
    Fri: Mongolian Beef
    Sat: Open

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    Janna M

    We got eggplant this week and the kids were really excited about them since they were tiny and cute and pretty but my son was the only one who tasted them and then spit his bite into the trash. Oh well… at least he tried it. 🙂

    Sat – spaghetti & meatballs (+ roasted veggie tian for me)
    Sun – chicken parm & roasted potatoes (+ eggplant chips for me)
    Mon – Sloppy Joe’s & fresh corn
    Tues – Homemade pizza & garden salad
    Wed – Fettuccine carbonara & pizza dough rolls
    Thurs – leftovers
    Fri – pancakes

  26. Jane…it has been MONTHS since I have done any meal planning – we adopted our youngest in June, and it’s just now that I am getting back on top of meal planning. It feels so good! I can’t wait to look through all the other menus for some ideas. I’ve decided to start doing theme nights to give me a little more focus each week…I was inspired by this blog post – So here is this week’s menu plan:

    Sunday: Flank Steak with rice and veggies
    Mexican Monday: Ellie Krieger’s Chicken Mushroom Quesadillas
    Italian Tuesday: Pioneer Woman’s Stuffed Shells
    Whatever Wednesday: Happy Panini’s Garlic Chicken Paninis
    Leftover Thursday: Leftovers…
    Fun Friday: Pizza + cupcakes for my son’s 1st birthday!
    Saturday: Not sure yet…the weekends don’t have themes yet

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    Mmm, pears are delicious! My mum has a huge conference tree in her garden that’s bending down under the weight of fruit.
    Mon: Pasta all’arrabiata w/ salad
    Tue: Pizza
    Wed: Crockpot chilli and rice
    Thur: Stuffed baked potatoes
    Fri: Steamed haddock w/ lemon sauce
    Sat: Out, making lemon raspberry cake for dessert
    Sun: Polenta bake with veggies and cheese, tomato salad, left over cake (I hope!)

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    Monday: Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken with corn on the cob
    Tuesday: Sauteed Steak with mushroom sauce with Green beans
    Wednesday: Salt and pepper shrimp with Coconut Lime Slaw and broccoli
    Thursday: Blackberry Chicken with leftover veggies
    Friday: Eggplant and zucchini lasagne
    Saturday: BLT salad (B for Beans) with Tomato Dressing
    Sunday: Leftovers or grill Bratwursts

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    Monday: Stuffed Chicken Breasts
    Tuesday: Taco Pasta Shells
    Wednesday: Meatball Subs
    Thursday: Steak and Baked Potatoes (its the first day of school and this is Annika’s favorite!)
    Friday: Fish and Baked Rice Pilaf
    Saturday: ?
    Sunday: ?

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    Sunday: bbq steak, tomato and beet salad with corn bread
    Monday: bbq chicken pizza with roasted summer squash
    Tuesday: thai coconut curry soup with spicy green beans
    Wednesday: turkey meatballs and spaghetti with a green salad
    Thursday: left overs
    Friday: take out
    Saturday:take out

    Dessert: fresh fig ice cream and citrus bars

  31. Sunday: Stuffed Burgers with fries

    Monday: Beef Fajitas, refried beans, and homemade tortillas

    Tuesday: Cajun Oven Fried Chicken, Cheddar-Bacon Mashed Potatoes, and veggies

    Wednesday: Cilantro Pesto Chicken, Cilantro Lime Rice, and Grilled Corn with Chipotle Butter

    Thursday: Pepperoni Strombolli and garden salad

    Friday: BBQ Pepsi Chicken, Dill Potato Salad and tomato-onion salad

    Saturday: Tilapia Athenian, Tabouleh, and Greek salad

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    Thanks for the ideas, I’m thinking I might incorporate waffles into a dinner this week.

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    Pears already!? school starting, seasons changing fast!

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    We’re into our second week of school here already, which explains the chaos that was last week’s meals. I think we only ate about half the recipes I planned. I’m late this week, but here’s what I have on tap: Eat out (since we already did on Monday), Asian Pork Tenderloin with Fried Rice, Panko Parmesan Chicken with Parmesan Noodles, Eggs and Grits, Marinated Chicken with Cheesy Potatoes, Sandwiches/Leftovers, Pizza Pasta Soup

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    Sat – caprese pizza
    sun – chicken broc alfredo
    mon – burritos & corn on the cob
    tues – veggies & pasta
    wed – crab stuffed tomatoes, corn on the cob
    Thurs – veggie panini’s, summer squash stix
    Fri – challah french toast w/ fruit

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