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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Week 259 Menu

This morning I cut into my first German butterball potatoes. Doesn’t that name just sound scrumptious? They are yet another new discovery from our CSA…and, yes, I live in the land of bread and honey…our CSA goes all year. If we ever move from California, I won’t know what to do with myself! Anyway, back to the potatoes. I was surprised how yellow the potatoes were inside. So fun!

Menu time! A few repeats from last week because things didn’t go quite as planned…

– Orange Chicken and rice
– Roasted Cauliflower

– Homemade pizza, including Honey Goat Cheese with Caramelized Onions (I randomly made this last week and it was sooooo good…I have leftover ingredients, so making it again!)

– Chicken teriyaki and rice
– Stir fry veggies

– Leftovers

– Eat out with friends

– I don’t know yet! We’re running late this morning but I want to get this published so you guys can post your menus! 🙂

– Breakfast for dinner…TBD!

Time for you to share your menu for the week! I love that so many of you are making it a resolution and loved seeing all the first time menu posters last week. Keep it coming!


  1. Sunday: Crab-stuffed sole fillets (from an Omaha steak gift) and baked sweet potatoes
    Monday: Work dinner, but the family will have chicken breast on the grill
    Tuesday: Stuffed Shells from freezer
    Wednesday: Dinner at church.
    Thursday: Roasted Butternut Squash soup from freezer
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out

    I’m also making some black bean hummus to snack on this week. Seems to be turning into a routine!

    • Jane Maynard

      black bean hummus sounds like a good routine to get in to!

      we got some Omaha steak dinners as a gift, too, and they’ve been great!

  2. 2

    S- Roasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Tossed Salad
    M- Leftovers
    T- Husband’s Birthday: Stuffed Pasta Shells, Garlic Bread, Italian Salad and an Amaretto Raspberry Cake
    W- Meatball Subs, French Fries and Coleslaw
    Th- Meatball Pizza (using leftover meatballs from yesterday)
    F and S we will be out of town.

  3. 3

    sunday – corned beef and cabbage
    monday – steak, potatoes, and salad
    tuesday – chicken scaloppine and a veggie
    wednesday – hamburgers with fries
    thursday – peasant stew (from cooking light)
    friday – monday -away fro niece’s baby shower!

  4. 4

    Tonight /Sunday – Slow Cooker Beef Stew (I didn’t get around to making it last week)from The Little Kitchen

    Monday – Tuna shells, rice, something green

    Tuesday – Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake, thank you Pinterest!

    Wednesday – Turkey Sloppy Joes from Dinner a Love Story

    Thursday – Chicken Fajitas using the new (or at least new to me) pre-chopped bell peppers from Trader Joes.

    Friday – Vegetable Soup

    Saturday – The hubby and I are going out!

    Sunday – TBD

  5. 5

    I love roasted cauliflower!! I wish the rest of the family did!!
    Sun – steaks on grill, baked potatoes and roasted broccoli
    Mon – crockpot minestrone soup. Never made it last week
    Tues – twice baked potatoes, brushetta chicken
    Wed – something quick- busy night- Pizza???
    Thurs- Meatloaf
    Fri and Sat – hubby out of town so my son and I will go out!!!

    • collette

      Loooove roasted cauliflower. I sometimes make it for my lunch and then my two younger kids eat the leftovers as an afterschool snack!

    • Jane Maynard

      whenever I make roasted cauliflower, I find myself just popping them like candy. why is it so yummy?!?!

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    Kim 2

    Working a lot for next 2 weeks……not home for dinner much.

    Sunday: Shrimp Caesar salads
    Monday-Thursday: Work- hubby will eat soup, lasagna, shells from freezer or go to the deli.
    Friday: Grilled fish, veggies, salad
    Saturday: Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots

  7. 7

    Sunday: Tomato, basil, mozzarella salads over baby spinach, garlic ciabatta bread, steak and crab legs
    Monday: Southwest Chicken Chili Mac, broccoli
    Tuesday: Steak and chicken quesadillas (using leftover steak from Sunday, leftover chicken from Monday)
    Wednesday: Chicken rice bowls
    Thursday: Honey Goat Cheese with Caramelized Onions (Sounds delicious and can’t wait to try it!)
    Friday: Orange Chicken (can’t wait to try it either)
    Saturday: Spaghetti and mini meatballs (emptying out the freezer ”” made a bunch of meatballs for Christmas and now I get to use the leftovers).

    • Jane Maynard

      I hope you like that pizza – it’s so yummy to me! and the orange chicken is such a nice, home cooked meal…hope everything turns out! 🙂

  8. 8

    Wow! I’ve really gotten into this menu planning thing the past few weeks. here we go:

    Sunday: Broiled Steak Teriyaki, Corn, Peas, Chocolate Ganache cake (which i happily bought from the bakery instead of making a mess of our for once clean kitchen)
    Monday: Chicken Soup with leftover homemade mushroom ravioli, Tomato-Basil-Garlic Crostini
    Tuesday: Taco Night
    Wednesday: with crudite
    Thursday: Breakfast for dinner, Brioche French Toast, Mixed berries, Smoothies
    Friday:eat out w/ friends

  9. 9
    Nikki CB

    I don’t have a menu – I’m traveling this week…and the next…and the next! But, yours sounds delicious. That pizza, oh my!

  10. 10
    Chantelle C

    S: Meatloaf, Brussel Sprouts, Salad
    M: Bean Enchiladas
    T: Broccoli Soup w/ Grilled Cheese
    W: Turkey Taco Salad
    T: Tilapia, Veggies, Salad
    F: Leftovers

  11. 11

    This week is a super busy week, so I am relying on lots of leftovers.

    Sunday: Soup beans and cornbread

    Monday: leftover pasta

    Tuesday: leftover soup beans and cornbread

    Wednesday: Black beans and brown rice casserole

    Thursday: leftover casserole

    Friday: leftovers or something quick and easy

    Saturday: leftovers or out to eat

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    M: Coconut Chicken with Apricot Sauce, quinoa, and green beans

    T: Cooking Light Baked Potato Soup w/ panninis

    W: Shredded Beef Taquitos and fruit salad

    Th: Chicken Parmesan Burgers and green salad

    F: Chicken with Shallots and Sweet Potatoes

    S: Broncos Watch Party!!! So excited about that!

  13. 13
    Erin O.

    I’m so jealous of your year-round produce! I was at the store today and looked longingly at the tomatoes and wishing for summer.
    M: Panko crusted Chicken Breasts w/ 7-grain pilaf (Kashi) and spinach salad.
    T: Crock Pot Pork Tacos
    W: Crock Pot Taco Soup
    Th: Girl’s Dinner Group (Hubby’s having Nachos)
    F: Chicken Spaghetti (from the freezer)
    S: Birthday Party! Kami’s Super Sliders (No Biggie)
    Su: Pasta w/Bolognese (My husband will be standing in the kitchen for at least two hours)

    Have a great week!

    • Jane Maynard

      it really is crazy…I mean, it’s a lot of the same stuff in the winter, but it’s still coming. it’s great!

  14. Sun :: spaghetti squash, and chicken
    Mon :: Tofu cacciatori, sauteed squash and onion, garden salad
    Tue :: turkey and vegetable soup, green salad, whole grain bread
    Wed :: mini meatloaves, salad, steamed cauliflower
    Thur :: small group…hopefully someone else is cooking.
    Fri :: Bee Bim Bop bowls
    Sat :: Italian sausage and spaghetti and salad

    Enjoy your week everyone!

  15. 15

    Monday-Spaghetti, breadsticks and veggie
    Tuesday-Meatball subs, kettle chips and frozen mixed veggies
    Wednesday-Tostadas with brown rice and homemade applesauce
    Thursday-Thai peanut noodles and stir fry veggies
    Saturday-Eat out
    Sunday-Sunday crock pot chicken, mashed potatoes and broccolli

  16. 16

    Should be starting my new year’s goals this week. I don’t even attempt to start them until Christmas is completely put away! I decided to make these menus a personal progress project. I’m trying to complete the program in one year. Wish me luck!

    Teriyaki Chicken
    Lentil Soup
    Pork loin stew
    Fried rice w/leftover teritaki chicken
    quick and easy Wednesday church night
    leftover night
    Calzones (either pizza or bbq chicken)

  17. 17

    Week 2!!
    Sat: salmon, brown rice, salad
    Sun: homemade pizza
    Mon: chicken piccata
    Tues: burritos
    Wed: panko crusted chicken
    Thurs: out with friends
    Friday: breakfast for dinner

  18. 18

    Sunday: Pork Chops with Apples & Onions (Martha), mashed potatoes
    Monday: Crab Cakes, angel hair pasta, ratatouille
    Tuesday: Udon noodle soup; Potstickers (Trader joes)
    Wednesday: Pasta Carbonara
    Thursday: Turkey Meatloaf with Sundried Tomatoes and Feta (Giada at Home); orzo
    Friday: Breakfast for dinner
    Saturday: ??

  19. 19

    Mon: Pasta with ratatouille and feta, green salad
    Tue: Chipotle chicken fajitas
    Wed: Polenta tart with broccoli, sausage and mozzarella, salad
    Thur: Mushroom risotto
    Fri: Oven baked fish and chips
    Sat: Slow roast pork with artichokes, white beans and kale
    Sun: Pasta with the leftover artichoke hearts and olives

  20. 20

    Sunday- penne w/tomato basil sauce
    Monday- your crockpot teriyaki chicken
    Tuesday- pasta e fagioli soup
    Wednesday- gnocchi w/pesto
    Thursday- blueberry pancakes and bacon
    Friday- not sure yet
    Saturday- out with friends to watch the Patriots game

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    Lynn BB

    After a couple of weeks off, I’m back to work this week. Hope all goes as planned!

    Sunday: Chicken in wine sauce (crockpot), mashed potatoes
    Monday: Pasta w/ tomatoes, arugula and asiago cheese, leftover chicken
    Tuesday: Ground turkey tacos
    Wednesday: Chicken, broccoli and pasta in one of those Philadelphia cream cheese sauces
    Thursday: Trader joes chicken tenders, salad
    Friday: Turkey burgers
    Saturday: Out?

  22. 22

    Sunday-blackened fish with cheese grits and asparagus
    Monday-grilled chicken, salad and roasted sweet potato
    Tuesday-breakfast dinner
    Wednesday-leftover salad and chicken
    Thursday-smoked salmon pasta
    Friday-dinner out

  23. 23

    Sunday: Havarti Ham and Potatoes, rolls, green beans
    Monday: Shrimp Stirfry, rice, egg rolls
    Tuesday: Chicken Fajitas, chips and salsa
    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Beef Stew, rolls
    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Lasagna, garlic bread, Salad
    Friday: Pizza night
    Saturday: Christmas Prime rib from the freezer, mashed potatoes, vegie

  24. 24

    Sunday – PW’s Tuscan bean soup with shrimp (which turned out AWESOME by the way) and sourdough bread
    Monday – Sweet potato and black bean burritos
    Tuesday – chicken breasts and herb spaghetti squash
    Wednesday – leftovers
    Thursday – salmon and roasted cauliflower
    Friday – Out or homemade pizza
    Saturday – Out with friends

  25. 25
    Angie .

    Sun – leftover Spicy Pork with cashew sauce and rice
    Mon – White Chicken Chili
    Tue – Mozzarella-stuffed Pesto Pork burgers w/ roasted sweet potatoes
    Wed – leftovers
    Thu – Grilled Steak w/ horseradish sauce and mashed potatoes
    Fri – Vietmanese Pork Rolls w/ asian noodle salad
    Sat – leftovers

  26. 26

    Sunday: sloppy joes with sweet potato fries and soycutash
    Monday: lasagna, salad, bread
    Tuesday: crock pot BBQ chicken, rice, broccoli
    Wednesday: chicken pot pie crumble, salad?
    Thursday: leftovers!
    Friday: leftovers or pizza?

  27. 27

    sun: beef & broccoli
    mon: ina’s chicken chili
    tues: bay and beef skewers
    weds: cauliflower crust pizza & breadsticks; salad
    thurs: chicken with prosciutto and fontina
    fri: steak tips & mashed faux potatoes
    sat: tbd

  28. Sunday: Eating at in-laws

    Monday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, mustard greens and rolls

    Tuesday: Sour Cream Noodle Bake

    Wednesday: Chicken Noodle Soup

    Thursday: BBQ Meatballs, fried smashed potatoes and veggies

    Friday: Texas Two Step Pork Chops, Dill Potato Salad, and corn on the cob

    Saturday: TBD

    You can find links and recipes at

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    Jessica E

    This is my 1st menu post! I absolutely LOVE this blog (thanks Jane) it gives me fresh ideas when menu planning has become mundane and repetitive. So here we go…

    Sun- Ham steaks, stuffing, corn and salad
    Mon- Chicken tortilla soup and grilled cheese sammies
    Tues- Pork tenderloin, perogies, and green beans
    Wed- Grilled chicken salad with craisins
    Thurs- Lasagna, salad and garlic bread
    Fri- Breakfast for dinner

    Well, there you have it. My first post complete. Have a great week everyone!

    • Jane Maynard

      yea! so glad you’re posting for the first time! and I’m so glad the blog is helpful for you, that’s the whole point! 🙂

  30. 30

    Sunday- porkchops, butternut squash, spinach and apples
    Monday- marinara made with Italian chicken sausage, pasta, green salad
    Tuesday-shepherd’s pie, fruit salad
    Wednesday- crock pot orange chicken with vegetables and rice
    Thursday- baked potato soup, green salad
    Friday- quesadillas with everything
    Saturday- hearty vegetable soup, cornbread
    Sunday- pot roast – trying new recipe via pinterest

  31. 31

    Monday: Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
    Tuesday: Korean Pork Stir Fry
    Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner or as the girls say “Silly Night”
    Thursday: Pizza Spaghetti Bake, Strawberry Romaine Salad .
    Friday: Three Cheese Chicken Alfredo Bake . More from Plain Chicken- Love her.
    Saturday: Chili and Cornbread
    Sunday: Melda’s Chicken and Tangy Green Beans

  32. 32

    Monday – Cheeseburger Flatbread Melts, Mixed Veggies, Fruit
    of Choice
    Tuesday – Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, Fries, Fruit of Choice
    Wednesday – Sausage Stroganoff Soup, Homemade Rolls
    Thursday – Corn Dogs, Mac and Cheese, Baked Beans, Choice of
    Friday – Pioneer Woman’s Steakhouse Pizza
    Saturday – Hot Turkey Sandwiches with Mashed Potatoes and
    Gravy, Green Beans, Fruit of Choice

  33. 33

    Meatless Monday: Black bean quesadillas with guacamole
    Tuesday: Sausage and tortellini soup
    Wednesday: Monterrey chicken with rice and broccoli
    Thursday: Pulled pork sandwiches with veggie side
    Friday: Chicken fajitas with beans
    Saturday: Broccoli beef with rice and egg rolls
    Sunday: Zucchini baked ziti

  34. I’m in love with that cutting board.


    M- chickpea tagine
    T- take out
    W- black bean + rice tortillas
    T- take out
    F- protein smoothie with veggies

  35. 35

    ok, how’s this sound?
    birthday dinner – steak, corn, peas, fried potatoes (7-y-o choice)
    spaghetti w/ garlic breadsticks
    chili and cornbread muffins
    roasted chicken with veggies
    lasagna with garlic toast

  36. 36

    I live in Wisconsin and have a CSA that runs all year, but we probably don’t get as much variety as CA would. Also in Colorado we had a CSA that ran all year – so if you do need to move out of CA, don’t worry there may be fresh local food.

    Here is my menu for the week: Highlights – venison stroganoff, caldo verde and crockpot paneer.

  37. 37

    We have a busy week this week. Our twin girls are being baptized on the 15th so a lot of this week is going to be by the seat of our pants and hopefully not too much takeout!!

    Monday: Grilled/Baked Chicken sandwiches, sauteed brussell sprouts, chips and oranges

    Tuesday: Ham and Noodle casserole- this a creation of my own! Taking baked ham from Sunday night’s dinner, cubing it and mixing with egg noodles, cream of mushroom soup and some veggies. Hoping for success!!

    Wednesday: Pasta

    Thursday: At Grandma’s- Mommy doesn’t have to cook!!

    Friday: Possibly leftovers, possibly take out, possibly endless shortbread cookies that I’ll be baking as favors for Sunday!!

    Saturday: Almost definitely take out or at Grandma’s again!

    Sunday: Baptism- all kinds of food and snacks and cake!!

  38. 38

    Monday – hamburgers, oven potato fries, corn
    Tu – chicken, garlice alfredo, garlic bread, salad
    We – out
    Thur – pizza
    Fri – french toast, fresh fruit, bacon
    Sat – roast, potatoes, carrots,onions, rolls
    Sun – soup, grilled cheese

  39. 39

    Last’s weeks menu went right out the window as my son had an icky tummy and so I wasn’t sleeping again! I’m going to try to do better this week even tho I think I’m starting to get sick now! Grrr…cold season stinks! Here goes week #2!:

    Monday: Chicken Spaghetti (Pioneer Woman)/Salad

    Tuesday: Marlboro Man sandwiches (Pioneer woman)/Salad

    Wednesday: Beans and Cornbread

    Thursday: Leftovers/Sandwiches

    Friday: Sloppy Joes/Mac & Cheese/Green Beans

    Saturday: Smoked Salmon/Cheesy Rice and Broccoli

    Sunday: Friends over: Chicken & Dumplings (Probably)

    Have a great week everyone!!

  40. 40
    Megan Flowers

    Monday- Boeuf Bourguinon
    Tuesday- Roasted Chicken Breast with Acorn Squash and Kale
    Wednesday- Shrimp with Rice and Sugar Snap Peas
    Thursday- Chicken Piccata with Broccoli
    Friday- Shrimp with Basil and Tomato pasta
    Saturday- undecided (I usually do my shopping and list on Saturday)

  41. 41

    Sat – quesadillas, using up the chicken & broccoli leftovers
    Sun – homemade pizza night (veggie; sausage; plain)
    Mon – Baked Eggrolls w/ Chicken <– these were really good!, baked french fries
    Tues – Buttons & Bows pasta
    Wed – Maple-mustard pork w/ grilled apples & green beans
    Thurs – Veggie chili in the crock
    Fri – Shrimp Scampi

  42. 42
    Jane Maynard

    loving all the menus and recipe links – you guys are the best! keep it coming! 🙂

  43. I’m another “newbie.” 🙂

    S: Tuna Noodle Caserole (A big favorite in my house.)
    M: Leftovers (I was at a meeting.)
    T: Eat Out
    W: Crock Pot Roast w/ Balsamic
    Th: Pollo Asado Tacos
    F: Leftovers
    S: Eat Out

  44. 44

    We joined a CSA just for the winter months ( bc we have our own garden for the rest of the year- it’s the BEST!

    also- i have no menu…working on that as we speak! 😉

  45. 45

    Sunday: Ham (1.04/# = 1.75), baked potatoes (.24/# = .50), salads (.40). About $2.65.

    Monday: Baked boneless chicken (2.35), pasta (.55) with Alfredo sauce (.30), broccoli (.53). About $3.75.

    Tuesday: Spaghetti (.55) with red sauce (.45), Parm cheese (.10), salads (.40), garlic bread (leftover bread, butter, ~.35). About $1.85

    Wednesday: Ham (leftover ~$1) and potato (~.30) casserole (other ingredients ~.30), peas (.53). Also making a second one for the freezer. About $2.15.

    Thursday: Grilled cheese sandwiches (bread ~.75, cheese ~$1, butter .05), tomato soup (.19 from previous stash). About $2.00.

    Friday: Homemade chicken (leftover FREE) garlic (Alfredo sauce .30, garlic .05) pizza (crust ~$1) with added vegs (~.40). Making extra pizza dough for the freezer, too. About $1.75.

    Saturday: Ham (bone ~ $1.50) and bean ($1.50) soup (onion, carrot, celery ~ $.75), biscuits (.40). About $4.15 for TWO dinners, or $2.10 for this meal.

  46. 46

    Baked Potatoes with chili
    Pizza Home aid
    Rosemary chicken and mashed potatoes
    Chicken casadillas
    Home aid Pizza
    Chicken casadillas

    Just found your blog. I love it, we have been making the same thing for like three years, it will be so nice for some new recipes from your blog

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    S – Chicken legs (on the Treager unless it’s too cold, then baked), baked red potatoes, roasted broccoli & cauliflower and rosemary rolls
    M –Sloppy Joes , tator tots, and salad
    T – I have a dinner meeting, but hubby and kids are having pizza at a kids bday party
    W –Stuffed Peppers and salad
    Th –French Dips and chips
    F – Hubby’s bday, going out with friends for dinner
    S – This is fend for yourself or starve night 🙂

    • Tammy

      I’m a newbie and I think this is a GREAT idea. Why does planning meals seem like a major chore? Seeing other peoples menus also helps trigger your tastebuds!!

  48. that pizza recipe is one of the best things i’ve ever made. it is so delicious!

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