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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Week 249 Menu

Trader Joe’s chocolate-covered pretzels are the devil. Or at least one of his tools of destruction. I hadn’t bought them in a while, and for some reason (I think it was the devil sitting on my shoulder) I bought a bag this weekend. And now I remember why I stopped buying them…I lose all self-control! The bag is almost gone, which means…I may have to hit Trader Joe’s later today. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Our last visitor is coming this week: Nate’s mom. I love my mother-in-law. I love all my in-laws. No one believes me. I could live with them. For real. So I can’t wait for Pat to get here! I’m putting a meal plan together, but it may change based upon, well, life with a newborn and the fact that Pat will be here!

– Pizza or Rubio’s with friends before trick or treating!

Beef stew
– Yummy bread

– My friend Ana is bringing us dinner. We’re still being spoiled!

– Fajitas
Guac and chips

Bistro Chicken
– Mashed Potatoes and veggie

– Eat out

– Breakfast for dinner (sorry, Nate…unless you can convince your mom to make us something else!)

Your turn! Please share with us what you have planned for the week! And have a Happy Halloween!!!


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    sunday – hoagies from the shop down the street
    monday – leftovers
    tuesday – butternut squash soup and chicken noodle soup
    wednesday – chili and cornbread
    thursday – Grace is making dinner!
    friday – out
    saturday – leftovers

  2. Sunday: Monte Cristo Sandwiches, Creamy Tomato Soup and Pasta Salad

    Monday: Ghoulash

    Tuesday: Cheesy Lasagna, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Garlic Bread

    Wednesday: Parisian Chicken, Ceaser Salad, and Crusty French Bread

    Thursday: Slow Cook French Dip Rolls and oven fries

    Friday: Leftovers

    Saturday: Fish and Chips

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    Sunday: Crispy oven fried chicken, homemade mac & cheese, broccoli

    Monday: Chicken Ranch wraps w/ leftover chicken

    Tuesday: Cabbage Rolls, potatoes, green beans

    Wednesday: Cheesy Corn Chowder (PW) in homemade bread bowls (first attempt at these)

    Thursday: Stomboli and some vegggie

    Friday: Leftovers

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    I’m home alone this week, that means no husband, and eating things he really doesn’t care for! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sunday – leftovers from yesterday
    Monday – baked potato and salad
    Tuesday – Chicken BLT Salad
    Wednesday – Crock Pot French Onion Soup and crafting wreaths with a friend
    Thursday – Pasta of some sort
    Friday – Auction event, BBQ
    Saturday – probably leftovers of a salad of some sort

    • Michelle

      Haha–Erin–same here. I always joke that my vegetable volume doubles when my husband is out of town. Enjoy the bachelorette life this week!

    • Jane Maynard

      I kind of love it when I’m home alone at dinnertime, too…free reign!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sunday- homemade margherita pizza to be consumed at halftime (Go Patriots!!)
    Monday-Turkey chili and corn bread
    Tuesday- Tortellini soup
    Wednesday- trying a new recipe- autumn crockpot chicken
    Thursday- apple pancakes and bacon
    Friday- grilled cheese and tomato soup

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    Sunday – Homemade vegetable soup and butter muffins (new recipe from Southern Living Nov. issue. Testing them for Thanksgiving!)
    Monday – Leftover soup and grilled cheese sandwiches // Trick-or-treating
    Tuesday – Tacos
    Wednesday – Leftovers
    Thursday – Homemade pizza and broccoli (Or something easy after 5 y.o.’s soccer.)
    Friday – Corner Bakery
    Saturday – Turkey meatloaf

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    Sun: Pork Tenderloin w/ apricot/mustard glaze, acorn squash, brussel sprouts
    Mon: Pork & Soba Noodles (leftover pork)
    Tues: Wild Rice stuffed Acorn squash
    Wed: Leftovers
    Thurs: Pasta w/ bacon, shallots & peas
    Fri: Beef Stew (from freezer)

  8. Sunday: Peach Whiskey BBQ Chicken (PW) with roasted vegetables from CSA basket & pumpkin cornbread (Two Peas)
    Monday: Carroty Mac and Cheese
    Tuesday: Grilled cheese with spinach pesto
    Wednesday: Dinner at church
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Lasagna roll-ups from the freezer
    Saturday: Out.

    • Jane Maynard

      that pumpkin cornbread from two peas looks so good – let me know how you like it!

    • Loved, loved, loved the pumpkin cornbread!! It’s not the fluffy cornbread you’re used to – it’s a little more dense. I love all things pumpkin pie spice, and this does not disappoint.

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    Monday: Jets pizza with friends while handing out candy
    Tuesday: Oven Baked Crispy Chicken Tenders + Oven Fries
    Wednesday: Jerk Pork and Sweet Potato Stew (crock pot)
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Chicken in the oven + rice

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    S- Homemade Pizza and Salad
    M- Hotdogs, Baked Beans and Deviled Eggs
    T- Potato Leek Soup and Salad
    W- Cincinnati Turkey Chili with Corn Muffins
    Th- Leftovers
    F- Goulash
    S- TBD

  11. Sunday: Grilled patio steaks (~$5), salads (.50), potato and macaroni Reser salads (~$1.20 for this meal, the rest for lunches). About $6.75.

    Monday: Pizzas (~$8).

    Tuesday: Turkey ($2) soft tacos (.99), salads (.50). About $3.50.

    Wednesday: Chunky soup ($1), garlicky crescents (.74). About $1.75.

    Thursday: Chicken (leftover from grillage, $1.50) pot pie (vegs $.89, pie crust $1, other ingredients .60), big green salads (.50). About $3.50.

    Friday: “Pierogi noodles” (noodles .89, smoked sausage 1.99, sauerkraut 1.69). About $4.60.

    Saturday: Pork chops ($3.50) with whiskey sauce for adults (~$1), saucy potatoes (~.75), carrots (.50). About $5.75.

    These dinners for four will cost about $34.00, or less than $5 per meal!

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    Having a nice, non-busy week coming up so im going to try out some exciting recipes that i normally wouldnt have time for:

    Sunday-Asian marinated skirt steaks, shallot string beans and roasted potatoes
    Monday-Halloween! small party at our place for the kids before trick-or-treating: Delivery pizza and garlic bread, green salad
    Tuesday-homemade matzoh ball soup,corn bread, cobbler
    Wednesday-shrimp and veggie tempura, salad w/ asian dressing
    Thursday-chicken schnitzel and garlic mashed
    Friday-beef tenderloin roast, buttered egg noodles, creme brulee

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    Been following this blog for awhile so I thought it was about time I posted my menu plan.

    Sunday: Turkey Shepard’s Pie (Rachel Ray Recipe)

    Monday: Leftovers before trick or treating.

    Tuesday: Slow cooker ribs with rice, broccoli, carrots and kale.

    Wednesday: Leftovers

    Thursday: Spinach and Ricotta Pie (Moosewood Cookbook) with salad.

    Friday: Grilled Cheese and Soup

    Saturday: Homemade Pizza – I’m a bit addicted to the Apple Bacon Pizza posted on here a couple of weeks ago. It is DELICIOUS!!!

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    Sunday – African peanut stew (new recipe, turned out great, thank goodness!)
    Monday – Leftovers
    Tuesday – Taquitos
    Wednesday – Jason out. Amanda foraging.
    Thursday – Baby-sitting! Free food.
    Friday – Jason negotiating. Amanda foraging. Maybe some roasted acorn squash.

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    Monday–salad out before class
    Tuesday–pizza at work
    Wednesday–tuna helper and peas
    Thursday–PW’s Asian Noodle Salad
    Friday–Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich and tomato soup

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    Sunday – Roast beef, mashed potatoes,corn and dinner rolls
    Monday – Taco Soup and cornbread
    Tuesday – Hot roast beef sandwiches,mashed potatoes w/gravy
    Wednesday – White chicken chili
    Thursday – Oven baked pork chops and scallop potatoes
    Friday – Buffalo Chicken Wraps and sweet potato fries
    Saturday – Leftovers

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    Monday-sweet balls and egg noodles
    Tues- brisket with potatoes and carrots
    Weds-turkey drummies and sweet potato fries
    Thurs- cheeseburger hot dish
    Fri-leftovers or going out

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    Lynn BB

    Sunday: Sauteed scallops, au gratin potatoes, green beans
    Monday: 40 clove garlic chicken, brown rice, leftover beans
    Tuesday: Crockpot taco chicken w/tortillas
    Wednesday: Turkey burgers
    Thursday: Grilled pork tenderloin w/ ???
    Friday: Something with chicken
    Saturday: Hopefully out!

  19. It’s the dark chocolate peanut butter cups that get me – and they always happen to have them right at the register. It’s a plot, I tell you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sunday – fish and chips
    Monday – spaghetti, caesar salad
    Tuesday – best stew ever
    Wednesday – leftovers
    Thursday – sweet and sour pork
    Friday – pizza
    Saturday – leftovers

    • Jane Maynard

      it is most definitely a plot!

      I can’t wait/am scared of the day when the peppermint pretzel thins come out, also conveniently located at the register! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    So excited to have found your blog! I’ve been meal planning for about three years and love to have yet another resource to get ideas.

    Monday ~ Michael Ruhlmanโ€™s beefy mac โ€หœn cheese, green salad

    Tuesday ~ Pioneer Womanโ€™s pot roast with roasted root vegetables

    Wednesday ~ Hubby is out of town so something quick and extra kid friendly. Probably hot dogs, quinoa and broccoli or carrots

    Thursday ~ Take Out, Hubby will still be gone and my son has swim lessons

    Friday ~ Lasagna

    Saturday ~ This Week For Dinnerโ€™s roasted butternut squash

    Sunday ~ take out or breakfast

    • Jane Maynard

      I’m so glad you’re so excited to have found my blog! ๐Ÿ™‚ glad you’ve got your menu up…please keep them coming each week!

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    Mon: Cauliflower mac and cheese, tomato salad
    Tue: Chicken curry and rice
    Wed: Fennel and spinach gratin, beer and cheese bread
    Thur: Potato and goat’s cheese tart
    , green salad
    Fri: Fish and chips
    Sat: Sweetcorn, chilli and feta quesadillas, sticky toffee pudding
    Sun: Dinner with mum

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    Sunday: Bistro style short ribs, mashed potatoes, carrots, rolls

    Monday: Happy Halloween. Breakfast for Dinner. Eggs, hashbrowns, toast, strawberries

    Tuesday: Chicken wings, sweet potato fries, green beans

    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Lasagna, garlic bread, salad

    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Sloppy joes, chips, vegies, fruit salad

    Friday: Friday Night Pizza Night, salad

    Saturday: Beef pho

    Worms and Eye of Newt (spaghetti and meatballs)
    Green Salad

    Meatball Parm Sandwiches (using leftover meatballs)
    Sweet Potato Oven Fries (make extra)

    Chicken Marsala (cook an extra 1/2 lb)
    Brown Rice (make extra)
    Carrots (make extra)

    Kitchen Sink Fried Rice (using leftover rice, chicken and veggies)

    Veggie Frittata (dice up leftover veggies from the week and add to sautรƒยฉed onions and mushrooms)
    Maple Bacon

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    This is my first time posting, but I am an avid reader. I figured it was time to participate ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sunday – Pork tenderloin and roasted fall veggies (parsnips, brussel spouts, carrots, red onion)
    Monday- Steakhouse Pizza
    Tuesday – Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala (Tasty Kitchen)
    Wednesday – Pork Lo Mein (from leftover pork on Sunday)
    Thursday – Leftovers
    Friday – Eat Out
    Saturday – Probably eat out again

    • Jane Maynard

      so happy ou finally put your menu up – maybe now you’ll be an avid poster AND reader! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Angie .

    I spent 10 1/2 hours in the kitchen yesterday. On top of getting ahead with dinners for the week, it’s also Halloween – which means my annual “Pumpkiny Goodness” for my coworkers!

    Pumpkiny Goodness @ Halloween!
    – mulled apple cider
    – chocolate pumpkin cheesecake bars
    – pumpkin cream cheese muffins
    – double-decker pumpkin bread
    – pumpkin wontons

    Sun – Chicken & Dumplings
    Mon – Cranberry Turkey Paninis
    Tue – Chicken Enchiladas
    Wed – White Chicken Lasagna Roll-ups
    Thu – Turkey Pesto BLTs
    Fri – leftovers?
    Sat – Neighborhood Fall Festival & Chili Cookoff (I’m taking my Green Chili!)

    • Jane Maynard

      oh my goodness, 10 1/2 hours! wowzah. and, right now I’m wishing I was your co-worker! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Angie .

      The chocolate pumpkin cheesecake bars were the favorite!! And we’re having leftover apple cider to keep us warm today…

  26. Happy Halloween!

    Sun Black bean burritos with homemade guac
    Mon Big fat green salad w pomegranate seeds from next door
    Tues Pad Thai with tofu
    Weds Roasted chicken and potatoes
    Thurs Leftovers
    Friday Sushi out!
    Saturday I’m feeling homemade pizza for sure

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    Monday- Baked Ziti w/ green salad
    Tuesday – Harvest Vegetable Stew w/ corn bread
    Wednesday – Chicken Taco Bowls
    Thursday – Burgers (salmon & turkey for different preferences), oven fries, veggie tray
    Friday – Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas (Pioneer Woman’s recipe)
    Saturday – Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & tomato soup
    Sunday – Roast made in crock pot, mashed potatoes & green salad

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    I could eat a whole bag of those pretzels!

    Mon: Candy, what else? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Tue: Bulgur with salad and some kind of kebob
    Wed: Crispy chicken with apple salad and bread
    Thr: Broccoli and bacon soup
    Fri: Green chili hot dish
    Sat: Leftovers
    Sun: Attempting to make couscous

    Happy Halloween!!

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    Hopefully this is actually what works out…

    M- Grilled Boursin, honey ham and mesquite turkey sandwiches with chips and fruit
    T- Cream of mushroom soup
    W- Tacos with corn and yellow rice
    Th- Mini meatloaf with mashed potatoes and yellow squash
    F- Chicken noodle soup
    S- Christian gone till Monday, so maybe the boy and I will order a pizza to munch off of for the weekend.

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    Busy week = easy dinners….

    Sun: Lasagna
    Mon: Hot Dogs & chili
    Tues: take out Fried chicken
    Wed: husband’s birthday – out!
    Thurs: Pork Lo Mein (Everyday Food)
    Fri: Salmon & Rice Pilaf
    Sat: Maui Ribs (Trader Joes’s) & Fried Rice

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    monday – sweet and spicy chicken strips, mashed potato, sweet corn, green beans, salad

    tuesday – brown rice and mince (full of veggies), salad

    wednesday – tuna salad

    thursday – chicken and rice bake with roast butternut and broccoli

    friday – sausage pasta bake with salad

    saturday – date night!

    sunday – oven baked hake and chips with salad

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    Sat – out
    Sun – out
    Mon – spaghetti & fried eggplant
    Tues – grilled pork, acorn squash, roasted cauliflower
    Wed – potato & leek soup
    thurs – baked chicken, sweet potatoes, broccoli
    Fri – eggs, toast, bacon

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    Erika B.

    I love those pretzels! I just got a bag last week. I like them with my morning tea.

    Sunday-Pumpkin Carving Party-Potato Leek Soup, Minestroni Soup, Dill Beer Bread, Smokey Chipotle Mac and Cheese, Salad, Pumpkin Pie and Boo Berry Cereal!
    Monday-Mummy Dogs, Tator Tots, Salad, Baked Pumpkin Doughnut Holes, Pumpkin Ginger Scones and Candy
    Tuesday-Drive Thru Please
    Wednesday-Leftover Soup, Spinach, Strawberries
    Thursday-Out for Japanese
    Friday-Corn Casserole from Moosewood or Frozen Something?

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    Monday-Aunt Doreen’s Modest Meat Pies (individual size)
    Tuesday-Montreal chicken strips, stir-fry vegies & rice
    Wednesday-fiesta Mama burger meals
    Thursday-steak & mushrooms, Caesar salad & garlic toast
    Friday-cannelloni, Greek salad & garlic toast
    Saturday-deluxe nachos
    Sunday-mini ravioli and vodka sauce

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