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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Week 241 Menu

First off, late on Friday I published my exhaustive baby shopping list that I give to friends (and actually use myself!). Be sure to pop over to that post and share your own baby supply advice! I know many of you must have some great tips!

My CSA finally has tomatoes each week – yippee! Fresh, ripe tomatoes that haven’t traveled over 3,000 miles? Heaven. One of the other CSAs around here is doing bulk sales with all kinds of amazing sounding tomatoes, and I am forcing myself not to buy them. There’s just no way I can stand in the kitchen for hours making sauce and preserving tomatoes right now. We did not plan well…having a baby during the tomato harvest is no good! πŸ˜‰

I am so stumped on dinner this week. I just don’t feel like doing anything right now…especially cooking!

– Labor Day…I think we’ll fire up the grill and put Nate to work!

Homemade cheese pizza

Kitchen Sink Quesadillas

Chicken Piccata
– Mashed Potatoes and a Veggie

– Leftovers

– Eat out

– Breakfast for dinner! French Toast this week.

BRING IT ON! Share your menu for the week! Any kind of menu will do…fancy, not-so-fancy, all of it is great!


  1. Sun: use up stuff, planning on going out to a hibachi restaurant on Sunday (!!!) yay!

    Monday: Turkey Chili (Cook This, Not That)

    Tuesday: Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast with Braised Spinach

    Wednesday: Choice of fish for the boyfriend, Chicken breast for me with side of mixed veggies

    Thursday: Hawaiian Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs with Peppers and Pineapple over Rice (new recipe! off, subbed in ground turkey for ground pork/beef)

    Friday: Chicken Shiitake and Wild Rice Soup (off which is a lifesaver for my cooking habit)

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    Sun – pig roast & bbq. I’m not cooking.
    Mon – grilled chicken, CSA potatoes & zucchini/summer squash on grill
    Tues – chinese scallion pancakes, salad (big bunch of scallions in the CSA pickup this week!)
    Wed – orange chicken w/ broccoli over rice
    Thur – pork fajitas, salad
    Fri – homemade veggie pizza
    Sat – my baby’s 4th bday party! appetizers – fruit, cheese/crackers, chips/salsa, etc… & lots of cake & ice cream.

  3. Sunday-Grilled Santa Maria Tri-Tip, Grilled Red Potatoes, Garlic Artichokes (from the garden!)
    Monday-Family Get-Together
    Tuesday-Cilantro Lime Enchiladas, Avocado Corn Salsa
    Wednesday-Monterey Ranch Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli
    Thursday-Deep Dish Pizza, Green Salad
    Friday-Spaghetti and Meatballs, Bread, Roasted Broccoli

  4. Last week’s menu fell apart in a quick hurry. Between (forgotten about) Open House at school and invitations to dinner with friends, we didn’t get to very much on the menu last week. But, that just means I already had some ideas for this week’s dinners!

    Sunday: Steak on the grill with Pan-Roasted Artichokes
    Monday: Leftover steak on CSA arugula
    Tuesday: Skillet Eggs with Squash (Bitten Word)
    Wednesday: Dinner at church.

    Thursday: Mushroom Slow Cooker Roast Beef with Pan-Roasted Artichokes
    Friday: Cheese steak sandwiches with leftover beef
    Saturday: Out

  5. Mon – Pasta bake with peppers, zucchini and mozzarella, salad
    Tue – Chorizo and leek empanadas (I keep a store unbaked in the freezer), corn
    Wed – Butternut squash tagine and couscous
    Thur – Spaghetti with pesto, pork and lemon meatballs and garlic and mushroom sauce, french beans
    Fri – Breaded haddock and oven chips, peas, ice cream
    Sat – Slow cooker chicken curry with naan bread
    Sun – Shepherd’s pie, roasted leeks and cauliflower, baked apples

  6. This is great! I just started posting my weekly menus on my blog! I sit down and make our menu every Friday, so mine runs from Sat-Fri. Yours sounds great! Here’s what we’re having for dinner this week (obviously, Saturday is over but I’m throwing it in anyway):
    Saturday: “Breakfast for Dinner” Peanut butter & Jelly stuffed french toast and bacon
    Sunday: Calzones, served with marinara for dipping and a salad
    Monday: Italian Chicken, served with Lemon Risotto and a salad
    Tuesday: Creamy Shrimp Rolls, served with pickle and chips
    Wedensday: Slow Cooker Pork Chops, served with broccoli and Italian bread
    Thursday: Yellow Squash Alfredo, served with green beans and Italian bread
    Friday: Leftover night/Kids Choice

    We’re also going to try our hand at some homemade ice cream this week!

  7. another simple week trying to get into the swing of 2 school age kids and me back in college. πŸ™‚

    Tonight (Sunday): Stirfry and Veggie spring rolls

    Monday: Black bean and Portobello mushroom burritos and Spanish rice

    Tuesday: Red beans and Rice with Cornbread and Big Salad

    Wednesday: Homemade vegan pizza for me and Regular ones for rest of family

    Thursday: Spaghetti, homemade breadsticks, and Big Salad

    Friday: Burgers, Fries, Mac n Cheese (Vegan burger for me and fries)

    Saturday: Sandwiches, Chips and Veggies/Dip

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    Just got my email from myself. I like having lunches planned too, it helps a lot.

    B – homemade English muffins
    L – udon
    D – pasta salad

    B -salad & muffins
    L – sweet potato rice & side veggies
    D – chili

    B – oatmeal
    L – somen
    D – burritos

    B – cereal
    L – pb&j
    D – gyoza w/ miso soup, rice & pumpkin

    B – oatmeal
    L – roast beef sandwich w/ crudities
    D – minestrone & garlic bread

    B – vegan breakfast peach crisp
    L – leftovers
    D – Mexican a la daddy

    B – cereal or oatmeal.
    L – onigiri ( rice balls w/ tuna)
    D – whatever is left in the fridge

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    Again, it’s been a while since I’ve posted my menu, but here goes:

    Sunday – crock pot chicken and rice
    Monday – lasagna
    Tuesday – maybe eat out, we’ve got preschool open house this night
    Wednesday – R’s choice, since it is her first night of preschool (I’m guessing it will probably end up being spaghetti)
    Thursday – bacon ranch chicken over egg noodles
    Friday & Sat – out of town

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    A great idea for those tomatoes is to just cut them in half, drizzle with olive oil sprinkle eitwith herbs and put them in the lowest possible oven for hours until they are semidryed. Only if you feel up to it though πŸ™‚

    Mon: veggie Thai yellow curry

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    A great idea for those tomatoes is to just cut them in half, drizzle with olive oil sprinkle eitwith herbs and put them in the lowest possible oven for hours until they are semidryed. Only if you feel up to it though πŸ™‚

    Mon: friends place for dinner
    Tue: veggie Thai yellow curry
    wed: veggo san choi bau
    Thu: housemate cooks
    Fri: pizza night!

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    sunday – pizza (store made with lots of home created toppings)
    monday – flank steak with grilled veggies and augratin potatoes – lemon meringue for dessert!
    tuesday – spaghetti
    wednesday -chicken and baked potatoes
    thursday – out!
    friday – chili
    saturday – out

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    M- Going to a family get together for lunch and then just fend for yourself for dinner.
    T- Chicken and Mushroom Casserole.
    W. Egg in the baskets.
    T- Chicken Sausage with noodles and Alfredo sauce
    F- Shrimp Scampi with brown rice and broccoli.
    S- Shredded Taco Salads.
    S- Praline Chicken with Broccoli.

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    Sunday- Fried chicken & pasta salad from grocery deli; picnic tonight!
    Monday- BBQ spareribs & baked beans
    Tuesday – Asian burritos
    Wednesday – Grilled salmon, rice pilaf & big salad
    Thursday – Chicken enchiladas
    Friday – Hot dogs
    Saturday – ?

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    Sunday – Chicken Tetruzzini
    Monday – Steak and Potatoes on the grill- Happy Labor Day
    Tuesday – Porkchops and Rice
    Wednesday – Pasta Fagioli and homemade Bread
    Thursday – Short ribs in tomato sauce with Pasta
    Friday – Lentil soup and Garden Salad
    Saturday – Leftovers

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    Sun – dinner at mom’s – yummy lasagna
    Mon – chicken piccata – that looks good!!
    Tues – barbecue pork sandwiches
    Wed – Manicotti
    Thur – Steak
    Fri – eat out
    Sat eat out

  17. Are you getting any tomatoes from your garden yet? Ours are crazy this year, so we’re canning away. πŸ™‚

    Sunday: Chicken Caesary Salad
    Monday: Adobo Rubbed Pork Tenderloin and Glazed Carrots
    Tuesday: leftovers
    Wednesday: taco night!
    Thursday: BBQ Chicken and Panzanella Salad
    Friday: pizza night
    Saturday: leftovers

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    Janna M

    I think our CSA is at the peak of tomatoes right now. Last week you could get a big box of them for 10 points. I couldn’t bring myself to pick them up in fear that I wouldn’t use them all. Can’t have tomatoes going to waster.

    Sat – Grilled hamburgers & corn-on-the-cob
    Sun – Pizza party with extended family
    Mon – Fricot with baking powder biscuits (Though I might just have leftover pizza… I was planning on it being a rainy day and so far it looks beautiful. Not good for making soup.)
    Tues – Winey chicken
    Wed – Janna’s chicken with Rice Pilaf
    Thurs – Leftovers
    Fri – Omelets

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    Sunday–Family BBQ at our place–Ribs, Hashbrown Casserole, Corn on the Cob, Strawberry Pretzel Salad and Brownies
    Tuesday–Herb-rubbed pork loin, mashed potatoes, corn
    Wednesday–Chicken and rice casserole, spinach salad, glazed carrots
    Thursday–Work meeting

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    Monday- Grilled Turkey Burgers, tomato salad and corn on the cob
    Tuesday- Thai Chicken w/noodles- trying out a new recipe
    Wednesday- BLTs w/baked beans and sweet potato wedges
    Thursday- Grilled steak with green chili sauce and salad
    Friday-Kitchen Sink Quesadilla’s
    Saturday- out
    Sunday- At a party- I am bringing desserts

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    Monday-Chili with cornbread muffins
    Tuesday-Burritos and mexican rice
    Wednesday-Corn dogs, chips and fruit
    Thursday-Spaghetti and meatballs w/leftover bread and salad
    Friday-Homemade pizza w/leftover salad
    Saturday-Eat out
    Sunday-Potato soup with rolls

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    Erika B.

    Sunday-Take Out Turkey Dinners
    Monday-Grilled Turkey Burgeres and Hot Dogs, Zucchini Casserole, Boursin Potatoes, Fall Green Salad, Watermelon, Carrot Cake and Random Snack Foods!
    Wednesday-Bean Burritos, Baby Broccoli and Grapes
    Friday-Out or Cereal

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    Mon. Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Zucchini and Green Beans
    Tues. Fish Sticks and Mac+Cheese (class for me, hubby cooks)
    Wed. Burgers, Baked Beans, Sliced Cukes
    Thurs. Chicken and Bowties (chicken sauteéd w/mushrooms, onions and white wine)
    Fri. Grilled Mahi Mahi (foil packet w/lemon pepper), Peas, Tossed Salad
    Sat. Fend For Yourself
    Sun. TBD

    Grilling a lot to make the most of new grill and nice weather (Grilling weather won’t last long here in the Northeast)

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    Saturday – Naked Tomato Sauce by Smitten Kitchen
    Sunday – Cookout that ended up being a cook in with black bean and corn salsa, brats, potato salad and watermelon
    Monday – Roasted Eggplant Soup by Smitten Kitchen
    Tuesday – leftovers
    Wednesday – Quesadillas with mushrooms, peppers, and whatever other veggies we have lying around and sauteed okra
    Thursday – Bagel vegetable sandwiches
    Friday – dinner at a friend’s house

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    With our main bathroom gutted, we’re moving in with my parents every night for showers and bedtime (thankfully, they only live 5 minutes away). We’re trying to cook dinner at home on most days….
    Sunday: At parents. Turkey on the grill, smashed potatoes, roasted okra and zucchini, corn on the cob
    Monday: At parents, I cooked. Sausage, Eggplant and Ziti Casserole, garlic bread
    Tuesday: Chicken, salad, baked okra and zucchini fries, grapes
    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Chicken fajitas, chips and guac,
    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Eggs, bacon, toast
    Friday: At parents. I cook. Homemade Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza, salad
    Saturday: At parents. Brats, beans, fruit salad

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    Sunday – Spaghetti, garlic and salad
    Monday – Grilled chicken and squash, couscous, watermelon
    Tuesday – Boiled shrimp, corn on the cob, pretzel bread
    Wednesday – Grilled pork chops, sweet potatoes, green beans
    Thursday – out
    Friday – Homemade pizza
    Saturday – Leftovers

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    Angie .

    Sun – Italian Chicken Mini Pizzas
    Mon – gave in to my SO’s craving for Chinese takeout…
    Tue – Pork Sausage-stuffed Hatch green chiles w/ hatch queso rice
    Wed – Saucy Italian Orzo
    Thu – Ranch burgers w/ salad
    Fri – Hatch green chile sausages w/ grilled onions & peppers on a hoagie. Yum!

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    Monday-Broiled seasoned chicken breast, seasoned long grain rice and fresh cooked beets and sliced tomatoes
    Tuesday-Pulled BBQ’d port sandwiches, fresh green beans, sliced tomatoes and fried potatoes w/onion
    Wednesday-Grilled pork chops, baked sweet potatoes, peas
    Thursday-Fettucine Alfredo w/green salad
    Friday-Bratz, chips and fresh fruit

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    i guess i forgot to post on monday. we had three carry-overs:
    tomato soup and grilled cheese
    ground beef stroganoff w/o the beside green beans
    bbq beef sandwiches with tater tots
    and then i added 2 new ones:
    floating tacos
    and baked chicken with mashed potatoes and peas

    next week’s going to be easy though because we’ve spent the whole week (so far) sick! so, i’m still working on the carry-overs from last week and haven’t gone grocery shopping for those last two anyway. πŸ™‚
    oh and my favorite thing to do with fresh tomatoes is BLT sandwiches or just tomato sandwiches!!! i love a tomato right from the garden!!!!!

  30. OMG this website is my total addiction! πŸ™‚
    Here’s my weekly menu (although it always seems to change somehow) πŸ˜›

    Sunday- Mexican Pizzas, corn on the cob

    Monday- Shake-n-Bake Chicken thighs, baked potatoes, steamed broccoli

    Tuesday- BBQ’d Mushroom swiss onion burgers

    Wednesday- BBQ’d burgers again (Lasagna was on the list for this day but we were craving burgers again since Tuesday’s were soooo to-die-for!)

    Thursday- Stoufers Lasagna, Cheesy Garlic bread, Green beans

    Friday- Mushroom Porkchops, white rice, steamed cabbage

    Saturday- Stuffed peppers, salad

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    Sunday- Roast Beef, slow cooked with carrots and potatoes
    Monday- Rotisserie Chicken, grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes
    Tuesday- Sub sandwiches
    Wednesday- Fajitas
    Thursday- Ham and Cheese omelets
    Friday- Corned Beef with carrots, potatoes and cabbage
    Saturday- out for Pizza

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