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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Week 247 Menu

Sorry today’s post is late. And it doesn’t have a photo. Between Owen still not totally realizing that humans are NOT nocturnal and my computer shutting down and making an S.O.S. tone non-stop on Friday afternoon (right when I was about to sync up my new iPhone no less!) necessitating a trip to the Genius Bar where it still resides, well, I guess that says it all! But I haven’t ever missed a Sunday menu post and I’m not going to start now!

Monday is the last day for meals being brought in. It’s been heaven and we feel very grateful to so many wonderful friends! We’ll see how I do this week…Owen is definitely more work than my other babies were, so I’m still feeling a little (okay, a lot) worn out. We still have a lot of support the next few weeks, so we should be good regardless of how well I stick to the meal plan!

My mom’s team at work sent us a TON of frozen meals from Omaha Steaks, so we’ll probably start using some of those. So, for a few nights I’ll list the Omaha Steak food we’re eating, but link to my recipe I would normally use if I were actually cooking it! 😉

– Dinner coming from friends

– Leftovers

Beef Stew
– Yummy bread

Chicken Salad Sandwiches
– Fresh fruit (still coming in from our CSA!)

– Leftovers

– Eat out


Let’s see what you got! Share your menus for the week! And I’ll have more recipes to share this week from meals that were brought in by friends (including the pineapple satay and coconut caramel sauce I was supposed to post on Friday before my computer decided to prove it knows Morse code).


  1. Hang in there, Jane! We really feel for you and wish you some good, uninterrupted sleep!

    Sunday: Baked, Stuffed Pumpkin with sautéed kale from CSA basket
           I saved this recipe from last winter until I could get my hands on a baking pumpkin this season!!! I can’t wait to try it!
    Monday: Carroty Mac & Cheese (Three Many Cooks)
    Tuesday: Roasted Squash and Potato Soup and Pumpkin Cornbread (Two Peas & Their Pod) featuring CSA veggies
    Wednesday: Dinner at church
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Preserves (PW)….back by popular demand
    Saturday: All the Grandparents in town for Shelby’s 3rd birthday!

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    This is our first week on our own for meals too! I am going to do my best-with Josh’s help of course:)

    Monday: Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes: I’m obsessed with these!

    Tuesday: Grilled Cheese/Tomato Basil Soup

    Wednesday: Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas-have some in the freezer:

    Thursday: Maybe Cafe Rio? 🙂

    Friday: Pasta with veggies and salad

    Saturday: Leftovers or Take out?

  3. I just started a foodie blog so I have no followers and not many post (more coming tonight just gotta type them up) but here is my meal plan:

    Sunday: Bow tie Alfredo and Salad. I’ll be making vegan alfredo for me they will have regular alfredo.

    Monday: Stirfry with baked brown rice (the best and easiest way to make perfect brown rice)

    Tuesday: Red beans and Barley

    Wednesday: Bean Soup with flax seed cornbread muffins

    Thursday: Stuffed Shells, Salad and Bread (for hubby and my 2 girls) for me I’ll just have spaghetti, and the salad and bread.

    Friday: Calzones, and leftover salad

    Saturday: Jason’s Deli (we seem to go to Jason’s each saturday night)

  4. Oh, I hope Owen figures out sleep really soon for you. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. 🙂

    Sunday: Black Bean Soup
    Monday: Blackend Salmon Caesar
    Tuesday: Girl’s Night Out – so I don’t know (and I like it!)
    Wednesday: Fish Tacos
    Thursday: Margarita Pizza Rolls
    Friday- Saturday: Mini-vacay to friends’ house, they’re in charge 🙂

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    Isn’t it crazy how every kid is different? Glad you’re back to menu planning – it will make you feel like you have your life back!

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    remember that a c-section is major surgery? PB&J on toast is a cooked meal!

    sunday – small beef tenderloin on the grill (it is a beautiful fall day!) with asparagus and potatoes
    monday – spaghetti and sausage (spaghetti squash too!)
    tuesday – sweet and spicy chicken breast with ricw
    wednesday – beef stew
    thursday – leftovers
    friday – make at home pizzas
    saturday – going to DC to visit youngest son in his first year at American Univ.

    • Jane Maynard

      yes, I keep telling myself to give myself a break! major surgery and a newborn baby…man, I’m TIRED. nate’s sisters and nate’s mom are coming to help over the next few weeks, so I’ll just have to put them to work. 😉

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    Sunday – Chili with corn bread and baguette (for the non-corn bread fan in the family)

    Monday – Swiss Steak in crock-pot with Amish Egg Noodles

    Tuesday – Kielbasa & Pierogies

    Wednesday – Pretzel Chicken

    Thursday – Breakfast

    Friday/Saturday/Sunday – Not sure which day is which but have ideas — Out/Pasta/Grilled Salmon

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    Sunday: Buffalo chicken sandwiches, sweet potato fries, salad

    Monday: Hubby’s out with friends so the kids and I are doing breakfast for dinner…

    Tuesday: Grilled Shrimp with Habanero-garlic vinaigrette, rice, red cabbage

    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Red beans and rice, fruit

    Thursday:Hubby cooks. Oven hot dogs, fries, green beans

    Friday: Pizza night, salad

    Saturday: TBD- steak?

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    OK Jane, it’s not much of a plan as I’m out for work dinners three nights this week, but here you go:

    Sunday – Roast pork w potatoes and a mix of broccoli and cauliflower

    Monday – Country captain chicken w brown rice

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – out for dinner

    Friday – Salmon and pesto pasta

    Saturday – birthday dinner – cake & ? maybe Indian food

    Sunday – Cooking Light’s Cabernet Short Ribs w Parmesan Polenta

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    Glad you are back at! Hope you get some rest soon!

    Sunday: Trying out Firehouse Subs
    Monday: Salsa and Queso Chicken in the crock pot
    Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie Soup (via skinnytaste)
    Wednesday: Ten Minute Taco Salads (via Dashing Dish)
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Skinny Zucchini Ziti (crock pot)

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    I feel for you Jane. My 11 month old still doesn’t sleep through the night.

    S- Take Out
    M- Chicken/Mushroom/Broccoli Quiche, Salad, and Crusty Bread
    T- Stuffed Pasta Shells, Salad,and Garlic Bread
    W- Leftovers (I have an 8 week class starting)
    Th- Trader Joes Chicken Fried Rice and Potstickers
    F- Turkey Sloppy Joes and Sweet Potato Fries
    S- Soft Tacos and Guacolmole/Chips

    My dad is in town so I think I’ll make my mom’s apple pie this week too. We have a ton of apples. The recipe can be found at

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    Hang in there! Best wishes for you, Owen, your husband, and the girls. Heres my decently homemade menu for the week. (keep in mind we are quite busy…although w/ a new baby im sure you are so much busier than us):

    Sunday: getting Chipotle…late night volleyball and soccer so im being realistic
    Monday: this delicious basil lemon pasta (without the salmon)
    Tuesday: Pretzel Chicken and leftover side dishes
    Wednesday:Seared Filet Mignon, buttered egg noodles, roasted brocoli
    Thursday: late night @ the school, lemon herb roasted chicken from the local market, salad, and a bag of shoestring fries from the freezer
    Friday: potluck at a friends, bringing a super rich chocolate mousse pie
    Saturday: salmon, garlic bread, salad

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    Good luck to you this week! 🙂

    Sunday: Beef stew
    Monday: Leftovers (it’s dance class night)
    Tuesday: Salmon Burgers and spaghetti squash
    Wednesday: Chicken and zucchini baked ziti
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Baked, stuffed pumpkin (thanks Bonnie!)
    Saturday: TBD

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    Hope with family coming you will be able to get some rest. Hopefully, it won’t be long till Owen is sleeping more at night.

    Sunday – Garlic & Basil chicken with baked mac and cheese
    Monday – Fried Butterflied Shrimp with sweet potato fries
    Tuesday – Tacos with refried beans
    Wednesday – Salmon and rice pilaf
    Thursday – Shrimp Alfredo with garden salad
    Friday – Tomato & orzo soup with chicken panin
    Saturday – Leftovers

  15. I hope Owen figures out his days and nights quickly for you, and you get some rest.

    Sunday: Fend for yourself night!

    Monday: Grilled Ham and Cheese and homemade creamy tomato soup

    Tuesday: Parmesan Ranch Chicken, Rice Pilaf and Brussels Sprouts

    Wednesday: Shredded Beef Tacos

    Thursday: Leftovers

    Friday: Chicken and Artichoke Stuffed Shells

    Saturday: Fish and Chips

    You can check out the links for some of these recipes at

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    Sunday: Turkey Cutlets, Stuffing (Dressing?), roasted broccoli
    Monday: Rigatoni with rapid ragu (Mad Hungry/Martha)
    Tues: Pulled Pork Sliders & 3 cheese macaroni (Everyday Food)
    Wed: Thai Shrimp Red Curry & Jasmine Rice
    Thurs: Burgers & Fries
    Friday: Out
    Sat: ??

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    Hang in there. Sounds like you are doing great! Here’s my plan:

    Sunday: Enchiladas

    Monday: Spaghetti and salad

    Tuesday: Tomato Basil soup and grilled cheese

    Wednesday: (soccer night) homemade pizza with sundried tomatoes

    Thursday: Veggie Risotto

    Fri/Sat: out one night, ?? for the other

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    Hang on in there Jane, you’re doing great!

    Mon: Pasta with sausage and kale, green salad
    Tue: Baked potatoes topped with leeks and taleggio
    Wed: Roasted vegetable pizza
    Thur: Chorizo and roasted tomato risotto
    Fri: Breaded haddock goujons with tartare slaw
    Sat: Pasta with tomato garlic sauce, salad
    Sun: Dinner at mum’s

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    We’re trying to get in all the leafy greens we can before they go away as fall and turns into winter!

    Saturday – sesame crusted tuna and Bittman’s endive and warm pear salad
    Sunday – Baked chicken, butternut squash puree (PW), crash hot potatoes (PW) and whole wheat rolls. Brought dinner to a family who just had a baby. (c:
    Monday – beet orzo
    Tuesday – Bittman’s stir fry
    Wednesday – out with friends
    Thursday – crispy black bean tacos with salsa verde (tomatillos from the farmer’s market!)
    Friday – zuppa toscana (with kale from our CSA)

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    Jane, I’m sending you all the positive vibes I can; I hope they help. I have a big inspection at work this week, and my husband is working on finishing up a written draft of his dissertation this week, so things are crazy around here. Here’s our plan for this week:

    Sunday: Olive Garden

    Monday: Chili (crockpot), cornbread (We make individual pots of chili. Mine is a mild veggie chili with lots of beans and a little corn. My husband’s is a spicy chili with wine braised beef tips.)

    Tuesday: leftovers

    Wednesday: Pulled pork BBQ (crockpot), roasted brussel sprouts, sweet and sour slaw

    Thursday: leftovers

    Friday: more leftovers

    Saturday: not sure yet

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    Sunday–Citrus Tilapia, Baked Potato, Proscuitto-wrapped asparagus, dinner rolls
    Monday–Ham, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole
    Tuesday–On own-I have class
    Wednesday–On own–late meeting
    Thursday–Chili and grilled cheese
    Friday–Chicken and Noodles

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    Finally, I am organized enough that I can post a menu for the week!

    Monday- Beef stew, buttermilk biscuits
    Tuesday- Fried rice, pot-stickers
    Wednesday- Baked macaroni and cheese, broccoli
    Thursday- Leftovers or maybe pasta with marinara
    Friday- Cousin’s wedding, rehearsal dinner at the crab house
    Saturday- Wedding reception!

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    BTW, I distinctly recall my oldest having day/night issues for a long time…many times I would lie on the floor in her room and doze while she contentedly played next to me (she was sitting up but not crawling yet).

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    Angie .

    It’s October, but it’s Texas, and it’s still in the upper 80’s. I keep wanting to make an autumn comfort food menu – but it’s still just too dang warm!

    Sun – lemon poppyseed wings w/ veggies at a friend’s (watching the Cowboys lose another one)
    Mon – Salmon for me (Halibut for the other half) w/ a lemon white wine sauce and rice pilaf
    Tue – Chicken Noodle Casserole
    Wed – CrockPot Stroganoff (new recipe)
    Thu – Oktoberfest celebration w/ my other half’s company
    Fri – Birthday Dinner for my other half’s boss
    Sat – Steak on the grill & baked potato

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    Sunday eggplant bolognse
    Monday escarole white bean sausage soup
    Tues pizza on naan bread
    wed shrimp fried rice
    thur pasta with pesto
    friday leftover rice or pasta
    sat chicken cutlet sandwiches with tator tots

    Congrats on the baby. Hope your getting alot of rest!

  26. Beef Enchiladas
    Chicken Fajitas
    Chicken Pot Pie
    Orange Rolls
    Pumpkin pull apart bread
    Sweet + Sour Pork

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    I am trying to get in the last of the fresh farmer’s market and fruit stands.

    Monday: Chicken Pot Pie (repeat from last week)
    Tuesday: Beef stir fry (bell pepper, zucchini, green onions, anything else left in fridge)
    Wednesday: Chicken Lime Tacos with a side of refired beans
    Meatless Thursday: Veggie Soup
    Friday: Pork in some sort
    Saturday: Out to eat
    Sunday: Breakfast for dinner

    Menu is up

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    I know it helped when I kept my babies up as long as possible during the day. Its was hard since I was tired but I tried. 😉

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    Sun – Eggplant Parm
    Mon – steak tacos, french fries
    Tues – Homemade veggie pizzas
    Wed – Grilled Chicken, roasted acorn squash & beets
    Thurs – vegan chili & skillet cornbread
    Fri – eggs, toast, homefries

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    Erika B.

    Hang in there Jane! Yell if you need more food 🙂
    Sun-Out with friends
    Mon-Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas, Brussels Sprouts, Chips and Guac
    Tues-Leftover Enchiladas, Green Salad, Apples, Chips and Guac
    Wed-Minestroni Soup, Bread, Instant Fondu, Strawberries
    Thurs-Leftover Soup
    Fri-Veggie Burgers with Bacon, Onion Rings, Roasted Cauliflower, Apples

  31. Hang in there, Jane! You’re bound to get a nap sooner or later! 😉

    Sunday- Fried Chicken, Baked Potatoes & Salad.
    Monday- AJK Chinese Cuisine (take-out).
    Tuesday- Salsa Chicken Enchiladas, Spanish Rice & Corn-on-the-cob.
    Wednesday- BBQ Burgers
    Thursday- Chicken Masala Curry, White Rice & Asparagus
    Friday- Rotisserie Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans
    Saturday- Costco Spinach & Cheese Ravioli w/ Alfredo Sauce, Dinner rolls & Salad

    • p.s.- My in-laws are here and my FIL doesn’t eat beef so that’s why it’s all chicken and stuff. When we BBQ burgers he’s going to have a turkey burger.

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    forgot to post this yesterday. as always i have the menu and recipes up at:
    here’s what i have on it though:
    mom’s beef stew (crockpot) with hm w/ breadmaker buttermilk wheat bread
    adobe chicken stew with hm w/ breadmaker garlic bread
    stuffed peppers with garlic toast and mac ‘n cheese
    layered chicken and black bean enchilada casserole with rice
    pork chops with mashed potatoes and broccoli
    crockpot hawaiian bbq chicken with rice
    and lastly, apple harvest soup with pork steaks

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