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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Week 251 Menu

Okay, non-sports fans. Bear with me. This little story ends in food and family, I promise! Stanford played Oregon last night. If you follow sports, you know what that means. If you don’t, just know that the Stanford football team has been doing phenomenally this year and this was a very important game. Sadly, I couldn’t Β swing actually going to the game with Nate…Owen is just too little to go and his feeding schedule is still too demanding. So, alas, I was “stuck” at home with the kids. Well…Stanford lost. It was beyond disappointing. We also had extra tickets that we sold online…StubHub ended up charging us a 30%+ error fee on top of their 15% commission for an error that their system made (customer service finally solved the issue today, thank GOODNESS). Anyway, seems like I would have been pretty bummed as I went to bed last night, no?

On the contrary! The girls and I ordered pizza and ate dinner watching the game. Of course, they only watched about 20 minutes or so, but we had so much fun sitting on the floor together, talking about Stanford football, eating greasy pizza. At one point the girls told me that yes, they are rooting for Stanford but the Oregon duck is still pretty funny. They were just so cute and we had such a lovely time together. Plus, on top of all that cuteness, I got to cuddle with Owen on the couch all night. Then this morning when Cate got out of bed she asked, “Who won the game?” When I said that, sadly, Oregon had, she cheerily replied, “Well, Stanford can just play some more and get even better and be the best again one day.” All in all it ended up being a very happy weekend if you ask me. πŸ™‚

This week my menu is all about eating food we have stashed in the freezer…

– Orange chicken (from Costco freezer section) with rice
– Postickers

Beef stew (from freezer)
– Yummy bread

– One of the Dream Dinners that I have in the freezer

– Leftovers

– Eat out

– Lasagna (from freezer)

– Smoothies

Okey dokey pokies! Bring on the menus! And, despite yesterday’s defeat, GO STANFORD! πŸ™‚


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    Thanks for the Beef Stew link Jane. I have been looking for one! I am trying to get back into the habit of posting my menu so here goes this week:
    Saturday– Pizza
    Sunday– Raley Gravy
    Monday– Steak Fingers
    Tuesday– Chicken Chili
    Wednesday– Tuna Patties and Mac & Cheese
    Thursday– Kobayashi Maru
    Friday– Tacos

  2. I love watching football with toddlers! My daughter’s teachers at preschool have taught her to like U of Florida – and even [gasp] the Gator Chomp. My husband and I are from the Midwest and don’t appreciate that too much! πŸ™‚

    Sunday: Pumpkin pancakes and smoothies
    Monday: Meatballs and marinara (from the freezer)
    Tuesday: Steaks on the grill and veggies
    Wednesday: Dinner at church.
    Thursday: Seared Pork Tenderloin with with Apple-Ginger Pan Sauce (Three Many Cooks) and veggies
    Friday: Chicken and leftover pork fajitas
    Saturday: Away visiting grandparents

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    Thanks for the Dream Dinners link, sounds like a great idea. I’ll definitely be trying that.

    Sunday-takeout or out…not sure
    Monday-chicken and rigatoni in pesto cream sauce, salad
    Tuesday-short ribs over garlic mashed potatoes,cauliflower Wednesday-pizza, garlic bread, salad, homemade brownie ice cream sandwiches
    Thursday-chicken pot pie (pasta for the kids, they somehow hate pot pie)
    Friday-sesame and peanut noodles, dumplings
    Saturday-“thanksgiving pratice night” (everything but the turkey): buttered mashed potatoes, garlic string beans, brioche stuffing, warm rolls, salad with candied walnuts, apple pie

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    Whole chicken cooked in crockpot, rice a roni, and corn

    Tue Ham steak, black eye peas, fruit

    Wed Dinner at church

    Thur Tangy porkchps, rice, peas

    Fri Hamburger stoganoff

    Sat chicken and dumpling soup

    Sun dinner at familys house

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    Trying to get back in the swing of things after hubby was gone for a week and half, and before the entire fam-in-law come for Thanksgiving next week.. How is it already a week away??

    Sunday: Salmon, Lentils, Veggies
    Monday: Italian Wedding Soup
    Tuesday: Hubby has a work softball game, so hamburgers it is!
    Wednesday: Verde Enchiladas
    Thursday: Spaghetti with Italian Sausages
    Friday: Pork with Cranberry Reduction
    Saturday: Beef and Veggie Stir Fry

  6. Hi, I’m new to your site! I enjoy seeing what everyone is having, plus it gives me some new ideas!
    Here’s my week

    Mon: Sloppy Joes, french fries
    Tues: Trying out your bistro chicken recipe
    Wed: Ham Loaf (or ham loaf meatballs), dill potatoes, green beans
    Thur: Chicken Fried Rice
    Fri: Paninis (probably ham, pepperoni, sauce, and cheese) with chips
    Sat: Big pot of veggie soup
    Sun: breakfast burritos

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    sunday – steak, roasted cauliflower and au gratin potatoes
    monday – spaghetti with sausage
    tuesday – curried chicken with naan
    wednesday – baked potato soup
    thursday – leftovers
    friday – chicken fajitas
    saturday – out

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    Sunday: Pot roast with gravy, noodles and cubed squash
    Monday: Kielbasa with a TBD side and zucchini
    Tuesday: Leftovers
    Wednesday: Crockpot cheeseburger dinner (ground meat, onions, potatoes, cheese, tomato soup)
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Work party (pizza and beer)
    Saturday: BBQ and cake

  9. Sunday: Meatloaf, Roasted Parmesan Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

    Monday: Deep Dish Pizza Casserole

    Tuesday: Baked Alfredo Chicken, Sauteed Green Beans, and Cheesy Crescent Rolls

    Wednesday: Oven Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Creamed Corn

    Thursday: Texas Two Step Pork Chops, Dill Potato Salad, and Grilled Chipotle Corn

    Friday: Leftovers

    Saturday: Fish and Chips

    You can find links and recipes at

  10. mon: ina’s bolognese

    tues: shrimp po’boys; sweet potato wedges

    weds: chicken parm w/avocado

    thurs: sausage, onions, and peppers

    fri: logan county cheeseburgers

    sat: out

    sun: brussels sprouts over polenta with pancetta

  11. Busiest week ever ahead of me so we are relying on leftovers and freezer meals!

    Sun: Lasagna soup, salad, garlic bread
    Mon: Leftover soup, mini sandwiches
    Tues: Hamburger Pie, Salad
    Wed: Leftovers or Breakfast Sandwiches
    Thurs: Cabbage rolls (in freezer) potatoes, some veggie
    Fri: Celebrate end of busy week! Pizza?

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    Sunday – Basil & garlic Chicken breast and rice pilaf and green beans
    Monday – Spagetti and meatballs in red sauce, Salad and pull apart garlic bread
    Tuesday – Smoked Sausage Gumbo
    Wednesday – Easy beef stroganoff with biscuits
    Thursday – Vegetable soup with alphabet noodles
    Friday – Perch and garlic potatoes
    Saturday – Leftovers

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    Pizza can make even a losing game a good time.

    Sunday: Just got back from a birthday party and we’re still stuffed
    Monday- Chili made with left over turkey
    Tuesday- Grilled or broiled steak w/cilantro lime sauce
    Wednesday- Kitchen Sink Quesadillas (never got to these last week)
    Thursday- Chicken Piccata
    Friday- Linguini Arribiata
    Saturday- probably take-out pizza

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    Sunday: Chicken n dumplins
    Monday: Turkey White Bean Chili
    Tuesday: Leftovers
    Wednesday: Breaded Chicken over Pasta
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Having friends over for dinner..not sure what Im making yet!

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    Just found your blog and I love it! I have your mother-in-law’s butternut squash rolls rising right now. It’s my pre-Thanksgiving practice batch. Here is what I plan for dinner this week:

    Monday: Pasta with homemade sauce from freezer

    Tuesday: Pancakes, eggs, and breakfast sausage

    Wednesday: Grilled fish- whatever kind is fresh at the market that day

    Thursday: Chicken meatloaf

    Friday: Go out

    Saturday: Lasagna

  16. After baby Jonah I’m feeling a little more back to normal (Although, my definition of normal has changed I think.) Here’s the menu plan for this week. We’ll see if I can stick to it.
    Monday: Pancetta & Leek Pasta with Salad (Pioneer Woman)
    Tuesday: Wild Rice & Vegetable Soup with multi grain bread (recipe from 80-20)
    Wednesday: Teriyaki Salmon, steamed green beans, & cilantro scallion wild rice (Lucinda Scalla Quinn)
    Thursday: We have small group at church….I’m not sure who’s turn it is to cook. Hopefully not mine.
    Friday: We can eat left overs or eat out.
    Saturday: Grilled cheese & tomato soup.

  17. Sounds like it worked out all for the best – and, if you ask me, I was hoping the Ducks would lose. πŸ™‚
    Sunday – Baked Ziti
    Monday – leftovers
    Tuesday – Orange Zesty Baked Chicken
    Wednesday – Mustard Dill Salmon and Limey Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa–> AMAZING:
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – homemade pizza
    Saturday – breakfast for dinner: biscuits and gravy

  18. Ooops, wrong link above for the quinoa: It’s just so good, you have to have the right link! πŸ™‚

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    it will be nice to cook again after eating carry out all last week (I had a lingering cold)…

    -smokey maple-mustard salmon with mashed potatoes
    -sesame soy meatballs with rice
    -loaded baked potato soup
    -spinach/feta/pine nut stuffed chicken
    -spinach quiche

    … Then thanksgiving withe my husband’s family this weekend! Have a great week!

  20. Mon- Chicken parmesan burgers and sweet potato fries
    Tues- Italian bean and veggie soup and crusty bread
    Wed- bbq salmon
    Th- Black bean soup and salad
    Fri- eat out (I have a groupon I need to use)
    Sat- road trippin’ it so pizza at the hotel pool

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    No menu to share, but had to say “Go Stanford!”. (we are also fans – my sister got her Master’s there) πŸ™‚

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    We were rooting for Stanford, but our Cal friends (who were over) definitely weren’t!!

    Here’s the plan, Stan.

    Sunday – pumpkin risotto (delicious!)

    Monday – Panzanella salad

    Tuesday – chicken tortilla soup

    Wednesday – soccer party – pizza

    Thursday – white bean stew with pasta (did not make last week)

    Friday – Spaghetti

    Saturday – out!

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    Monday ~ chicken apple sausages, pasta, broccoli
    Tuesday ~ turkey sliders, sweet potato fries
    Wednesday ~ IKEA meatballs, mashed potatoes, sauteed spinach
    Thursday ~ out
    Friday ~ either crock pot teriyaki chicken or pan fried chicken, quinoa, green beans
    Saturday ~ heading out of town for the holiday week

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    Sunday: Meatloaf & roasted red potatoes, peas
    Monday: Grilled Cheese Panini & Creamy Tomato Soup
    Tuesday: Burgers & tater tots
    Wednesday: Sesame Chicken (Mad Hungry), jasmine rice
    Thursday: Tamale Pie (Mad Hungry), Caesar salad
    Friday: Vietnamese Pho
    Saturday: ??

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    Sunday: Homemade Chicken noodle soup, fresh bread
    Monday: Chorizo burritos, grapes, salad
    Tuesday: Thai Chili beef stir fry, rice
    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad
    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Hotdish, green beans
    Friday: I’m at a work event. Hubby cooks. Three Nights in a row, might be tough- Order Pizza, salad
    Saturday: Saturday night Steak Night, baked potatoes, vegies

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    Monday: Pasta with tomato sauce and salad
    Tuesday: Chicken fajitas
    Wednesday: Cous cous with chickpeas, fennel and citrus, roasted pepper and feta salad
    Thursday: Sausage-stuffed potatoes adn green salad
    Friday: Take out – probably Indian
    Saturday: It’s my birthday so I get to cook whatever I want. Confit duck, saute potatoes, rosemary cabbage and a big chocolate cake!
    Sunday: Dinner with family, taking leftover cake

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    Lynn BB

    Easy week for me and the kids, my husband is on his annual hunting trip!

    Sunday: Out for sushi with my son
    Monday: Chicken fajitas
    Tuesday: Trying the new Smashburger
    Wednesday: Not sure, something easy
    Thursday: College daughter comes home, going to her favorite restaurant
    Friday: Turkey burgers
    Saturday: Chicken parmesan and pasta

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    Go Stanford!

    Sorry I haven’t posted lately. We’ve been busy with weddings, trips to the Embassy, and life with three kids. Hopefully this’ll help someone, but I know it’ll help me.

    Mon – spaghetti
    Tues – gyoza & veggies & rice
    Wed – bean soup
    Thur – buri(Japanese Amberjack), rice, miso soup & salad
    Fri – minestrone soup & rolls
    Sat – ramen
    Sun – Daddy(pizza?)

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    S- Pork Chops and Onion Rings
    M- Chicken Enchiladas and Black Beans
    T- Hamburger Pizza
    W- Leftovers
    Th- Pot Roast and Veggies
    F- Steaks (on the grill if weather is nice) and Baked Potatoes
    S- TBD (might be take out)

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    Ok, here’s what we are eating!!
    Have a good week everyone.

    Sun- grilled fish, rice, carrots
    Mon-pork tenderloin, stuffing and green beans
    Tue- Mac and cheese, broccoli, salad
    Wed-chicken and biscuits
    Thur-pasta, meatballs, salad
    Fri- out!

  31. Monday
    Hamburgers with Blue Cheese on Whole Wheat English Muffins
    Oven Roasted Potato Wedges
    Raw Sugar Snap Peas

    Cornflake Crusted Chicken Cutlets
    Brown Rice

    Rigatoni with Sausage and White Beans
    Arugula, Walnut and Apple Salad

    Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
    Cheese and Grapes

    Pita Pizzas

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    Angie .

    Sun – leftovers from Poker Night Saturday
    Mon – Gyro Tacos w/ Marinated Cucumbers
    Tue – Hot Dogs w/ Mac & Cheese
    Wed – Calzones
    Thu – Turkey Tacos w/ Sopa de Fideo
    Fri – Taking friends out for their birthday
    Sat – leftovers?

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    Sun – Shepherd’s Pie
    Mon – Chicken in wine sauce, roasted potatoes, salad
    Tue – Broccoli Pasta
    Wed – Grilled Cheese!
    Thu – Egg in a Hole
    Fri & Sat – we’ll see when we get there

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    Sunday-Book Club
    Monday-Veggie Coconut Curry over noodles
    Wednesday-Cajun Shrimp Packets over rice, mixed veggies
    Thursday-Spicy Peanut Chicken, pineapple fried rice, green beans with almonds
    Friday- Cheese Manicotti with Meat Sauce, Garlic Bread, Salad
    Saturday-Crock Pot Burgundy Beef, Buttered Noodles, Glazed Carrots
    Sunday–Cranberry Crock Pot Pork Loin, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted asparagus, Rolls

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    So late to post – we were out of power for 10 days due to the storm in the Northeast. We grilled everything in our freezer!!!! I am finally back on track and planning a menu again.
    Sun – award dinner where my husband will be speaking
    Mon. – twice baked potatoes and sausage soup
    Tues – chicken roll up w/ feta
    Wed – out with a colleague – fam eats leftovers.
    Thur – chicken pot pie
    Fri – Pizza out
    Sat – dinner out!


    Sunday – Pizza since I was feeling poorly

    Monday – Broccoli Cheese Soup

    Tuesday – Chicken Jalapeño Casserole

    Wednesday – Shrimp Pasta Surprise

    Thursday – Chicken Stir Fry with Homemade Teriyaki

    Friday – Portuguese Cod, Fried Potatoes, and Green Beans

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    Sun – quiche lorraine
    Mon – spaghetti & meatballs
    Tues – meatloaf, baked sweet potatoes, broccoli
    Wed – orange chicken w/ broccoli over rice
    Thurs – veg chili
    Fri – homemade pizza
    Sat – out

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    Sunday – work
    Monday – dinner at friend’s house
    Tuesday – stuffed shells (freezer) and salad
    Wednesday – out
    Thursday – slow cooker Red ribs (
    Friday – chicken curry soup recipe that someone posted last week
    Saturday – work

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