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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Week 255 Menu

When I was out the other day working on one of my Picture the Holidays prompts, I snapped this shot of someone’s front gate. I still can’t believe it’s already Christmastime!

Our menu plan went way off schedule last week…we ended up with lots of leftovers to work with between our soup and a rotisserie chicken Nate picked up one night. My menu is very reminiscent of last week’s…sorry for all the repeats, but I figured I may as well not recreate the wheel if I don’t have to!

Chicken Teriyaki with rice
– Potstickers and a veggie

– Work party that serves dinner

– Barbecue Chicken
– Corn bread and a salad

– Leftovers

– Eat out or something super easy like grilled cheese…we’ll be wrapping up a birthday party right at dinnertime!

– Eat out (another birthday celebration that day!)

– Fruit

This week is both my girls’ birthdays, so I’ll be in birthday cake mode! Can’t wait to share what we come up with!

Share what you’ve got planned for the week! I love reading through all your menus each and every week!


  1. 1

    Saturday– Leftovers
    Sunday– Tacos (my parents will be here!!)
    Monday– French Dip Roast (new one, not this one)
    Tuesday– Chicken with Spaghetti
    Wednesday– Cheesy Potato Soup and Grilled Cheese
    Thursday– Hoppin’ John
    Friday– Middle son has a Christmas party to go to so I really think we’ll order pizza! I’m kind of craving it. It’s also the last day of school before Christmas break so we’ll have to celebrate!!

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    I’m excited about the menu this week.

    S- Baked Fish, Coleslaw and Onion Rings (I’ve been craving these constantly while pregnant.)
    M- Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup (Food Network Magazine Dec. 11 issue) and Grilled Cheese
    T- Beef ‘n’ Bean Burrito Burgers (Rachel Ray) and Macaroni Salad
    W- Fend For Yourself (my last class of the semester tonight)
    Th- Pasta Bake with Sausage, Garlic Bread, and Tossed Salad
    F- Leftovers or Take Out
    S- Italian Beef Stew, Mashed Potatoes and Tossed Salad

    I’m also making cookies this week. Planning on Jane’s pumpkin rocks, pepermint truffle sugar cookies, mock toffee, molasses puffs, cornflake cookies and no-bake coconut cookies. Should be a filling week!

  3. I dug myself out of my cooking/menu rut this week and am excited about our menu this week. At this point in the pregnancy, I’m getting heartburn from simply looking at food. So, I’m throwing caution to the wind and eating what sounds good, not what might feel good later. That’s what Pepcid is for, right?! πŸ™‚

    Sunday: Asian Salmon and fiesta corn
    Monday: Pesto pasta salad with CSA veggies
    Tuesday: Garlic Chicken Legs in slow cooker
    Wednesday: Roasted Squash & Potato Soup
    Thursday: Dinner with friends
    Friday: Leftovers with smoothies
    Saturday: Work Christmas party…kiddo and babysitter will have pizza?

  4. Sunday: Smoked Pork Roast, Cheesy Grits and Roasted Asparagus

    Monday: Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches and Creamy Tomato Soup

    Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie and California Cheese Soup

    Wednesday: Slow Cooked Chicken Tortilla Soup

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

    Friday: Leftovers

    Saturday: Fish and Chips

    You can view recipes and links at

  5. 5

    Seeing grilled cheese makes me want grilled cheese, tomato soup, and saltine crackers!

    My plan

    Sunday: potatoes au gratin and salad
    Monday: leftovers!
    Tuesday: vegetarian tacos and burritos
    Wednesday: eating out with friends for dinner
    Thursday: vegetarian “beef” crescent loaf
    Friday: leftovers
    Saturday: baking day! We will probably eat an assortment of cookies for dinner πŸ™‚
    (See my blog for the recipes!)

  6. 6

    We are flying by the seat of our pants this week. In case you need a really amazing chocolate cake recipe with some equally delicious frosting…

    Happy Birthday to your girls!

  7. 7

    Sunday: Linguine with Roasted Bell Peppers, Chicken Sausage, Spinach, and Feta (For the Love of Cooking; didn’t get to it last week).
    Monday: salmon burgers
    Tuesday: kielbasa with dirty rice and green beans
    Wednesday: leftovers
    Thursday: clam chowder
    Friday: hopefully eating out

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    Sunday – carryover from last week – curry sweet potato and coconut soup
    Monday – BLTs (goat cheese and Boston tomato jam) with acorn squash
    Tuesday – roasted cabbage and egg noodles
    Wednesday – spinach and chickpeas with pitas
    Thursday – get together
    Friday – on the road

  9. Gorgeous front gate! Hope they didn’t mind you snapping a pic. πŸ™‚

    Sunday – leftovers
    Monday – spaghetti and marinara
    Tuesday – lemon chicken and pamesan herb risotto
    Wednesday – leftovers
    Thursday – bbq chicken salad
    Friday – pizza
    Saturday – son’s fifth birthday party, Grinch style: who-pudding, who-hash, who roast beast πŸ™‚

    • Jane Maynard

      I kinda sorta looked like a crazy mom walking home from school with the kids that day…I kept making them stop while I took pictures of things like gates and leaves! πŸ˜‰

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    My husband is out of town for the 3rd week in a row…
    Sun – Taco night
    Mon – Dinner out after soccer practice
    Tues – Pizza roll-ups with steamed broccoli. I hope my 5 y.o. likes helping with these. I found the recipe on Pinterest.
    Wed – Hummus with…?
    Thurs – ?
    Fri – Something delicious that says, “welcome home…”

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    Keeping it easy this week and using up everything in our freezer. I need to make room in the freezer for lots of soup….that’s my Christmas gift to my brother this year: wonderful homemade soups he can enjoy during the cold winter months. He is a health nut, so I will use all organic ingredients and whole grains.

    Sunday- sloppy joes, chips
    Monday- Spaghetti w sausage and big salad
    Tuesday- Meatloaf, baked spuds, veggie
    Wed- Lasagna and salad
    Thursday- Shrimp and pasta
    Friday- Tuna melts

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    Sunday – Baked fish, roasted garlic potatoes and peas
    Monday – White pizza with mushrooms, tomatoes and peppers
    Tuesday – Beef stew with biscuits
    Wednesday – Shrimp and pasta with pesto, Italian bread
    Thursday – Pork chops, scallop potatoes and green beans
    Friday – Chicken tetrazzini with veggies
    Saturday – Leftovers

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    Sunday – leftovers and baked chicken and brocc.
    Monday – chicken and dumplings
    Tues – out with friends
    Wed – my school concert night – crockpot soup
    Thur – black bean salad. My hubbie said he would like this once a week πŸ™‚
    Fri – Christmas shopping the final chapter – take out or eat out
    Sat – family party making bacon wrapped breadsticks and spinach artichoke dip

  14. Monday – Whole Wheat Pasta with Leeks and Salad
    Tuesday – Mushroom Tacos and Cilantro Rice
    Wednesday – Date Night, out to dinner
    Thursday – Ravioli and Salad
    Friday – Homemade Pizza
    Saturday – Lentil Soup with Lemon

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    Nikki CB

    No menu right now…but Happy Birthday to your fabulous girls!

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    Lynn BB

    Another crazy week, and the menu suffers!

    Sunday: Chili for hubby, horseshoe sandwiches for the kids and me
    Monday: Leftover chili
    Tuesday: Turkey and bean enchiladas
    Wednesday: Something with chicken breasts, broccoli
    Thursday: I’m out, not sure what the rest will eat
    Friday: Last day of school, fend for ourselves
    Saturday: A holiday dinner out with friends!

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    Sunday: Burrito Bowls
    Monday: Grilled Cheese Panini & Tomato soup
    Tuesday: Grilled Turkey Cutlets & Stuffing
    Wednesday: Rigatoni Ragu
    Thursday: Budin Azteca (Mexican Lasagna)
    Friday: kid sleepover – pizza
    Saturday: date night

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    Sunday: Saffron risotto with butternut squash, salad
    Monday: Breakfast for dinner
    Tuesday: Havarti Potatoes with ham, green beans
    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Red beans and rice, salad
    Thursday: Hubby cooks (or not). Take out after guitar lessons and before the band concert
    Friday: Friday Night Pizza Night, salad
    Saturday: TBD

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    Wow! I LOVE your photo. Love love love it! I really have no idea what we’re having all week.
    But tonight I’m experimenting with a white chicken chili. It’ll be my first time cooking with poblano peppers.

  20. 20

    Sunday: Chinese takeout
    Monday: pork tenderloin, sweet potatoes, green beans
    Tuesday: homemade pizza and salad
    Wednesday: scallops with sweet corn curry
    Thursday: grilled chicken, butternut squash ravioli, broccoli
    Friday: shrimp pasta, salad
    Saturday: leftovers

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    Angie .

    Oh, the in-laws to-be are still in town. We ate out A LOT last week. Ready to start eating at home again…

    Sun – Grilled pork chops w/ garlic & chive mashed potatoes & roasted carrots
    Mon – Calzones
    Tue-Sat – The in-laws to-be are flying home, and I have no idea what we’re going to eat. I only planned this far… I need to get to the store, but looking to the rest of you for great ideas this week πŸ™‚

  22. 22

    sunday – traveling (on our way home)
    monday – dinner @brother’s house
    tuesday – crockpot santa fe chicken with rice
    wednesday – lobster tail and steak (they were on sale last week!)
    thursday – pasta carbonara with salad
    friday – out
    saturday – leftovers

    happy birthday to your two girls!

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    Janna M

    Sat – Beef stroganoff
    Sun – Pot sticker dumplings
    Mon – Janna’s Chicken & baked potatoes
    Tues – Polynesian meatballs & rice
    Wed – Rotisserie chicken & salad
    Thurs – leftovers
    Fri – Cinnamon swirl pancakes

  24. Okay, so this is the first time in a LONG time I’ve posted a menu, but I’m just getting over that severe morning sickness, not to mention I’m now on bedrest. So I’m not able to do much of anything…hence the simple menu. Oh to be one of those women whose body tolerates pregnancy well! SOOO worth it, but a trying time nonetheless πŸ™‚

    Monday and Tuesday-Chicken Noodle Soup
    Wednesday-Spaghetti and Meatballs from the Freezer
    Thursday-Out to Eat
    Friday-Meatball Sandwiches (Leftover from Wednesday)
    Saturday-Out to Eat

  25. I have no idea what we’re eating for dinner this week. I haven’t even figured out what I’m wearing TODAY.

    But I do love this photo of the front gate. It’s fab.

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    I can’t believe it is Christmas time either! We need some snow in Utah to make it feel more like Christmas.

    Meatless Monday: Broccoli Cheddar with Sourdough bread
    Tuesday: Penne arrabbiata with sausage
    Wednesday: General Tso’s chicken with rice and zucchini
    Thursday: Roast beef with roasted cauliflower
    Friday: Panini night (use up randoms in the fridge)
    Saturday: Tacos with hard shells and refried beans
    Sunday: Out to eat before another week

  27. 27

    well, we’ve only crossed two off of my last menu, so this week, i posted christmas goodies and their recipes. here’s the menu:
    peanut brittle
    oreo truffles/ nutter butter truffles
    soda cracker toffee
    no-bake cookies (without peanut butter)
    chocolate chip cookie bars
    chocolate crinkles
    praline puffs
    carmel pecan tarts
    grasshopper bars
    you can go here for the recipes:

  28. December 11-16 Meal Plan

    This week in my cloud (food I have that needs to be used up) I had beef and pork stew meat, chicken breast, kebab meat, and shrimp.

    Sunday – Beef Stir Fry

    Monday – Shrimp Pad Thai ( was disappointing to say the least)

    Tuesday – Kebab Salad

    Wednesday – Shepards Pie

    Thursday – Reither Goulash

    Friday – Chicken Parmigiana

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    Sat – pizza
    Sun – out
    Mon – Turkish Borek
    Tues – BBQ chicken pieces (crock) w/ beet risotto
    Wed – spinach pasta bake
    Thur – beef stew (crock) w/ fresh bread
    Fri – veg chili (crock)

  30. 30

    Late to the party this week but I might as well still share:

    Mon: Pasta with pepperonata, salad
    Tue: Gnocchi with pesto and frizzled parma ham, salad
    Wed: Cavolo verde (potato, chorizo and cabbage stew) and crusty bread to mop us the juice
    Thur: Lamb koftas with pittas, hummus and cumin carrot salad
    Fri: Husband’s work Christmas dinner
    Sat: Risotto (not sure what kind yet)
    Sun: Dinner out for a family get-together and gift exchange

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    I know it’s almost the end of the week, but it’s better than not sharing at all πŸ™‚

    Sat – grilled burritos
    Sun – pot roast
    Mon – taco soup with lots of toppings
    Tues – french dip sandwiches using leftover pot roast meat and squash
    Wed – fried rice
    Thurs – kielbasa and mac&cheese
    Fri – gnudi with marinara sauce and rolls
    Sat – party
    Sun – family bday party

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    Jane Maynard

    tamsin and alice – it’s never too late to post, glad you still did! πŸ™‚

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