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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Week 264 Menu

I had the chance to spend a night and a day in Carmel this weekend. We basically ate our way through the weekend, of course! This chocolate covered pretzel is actually a pastry twist and it was yummy…BUT it got me thinking…ARE there chocolate-covered soft pretzels in the world? Because if there are, I want one!

On Friday night we ate at Clint Eastwood’s restaurant Mission Ranch. The food was delicious. When we first arrived at the restaurant, we parked in a spot next to another spot with a “No Parking” sign in front of it. As we walked away from the car, a security guard appeared and told us that we couldn’t park there, that the sign was for both spots. “That is ‘the owner’s’ spot,” he told us. So of course we started pestering him, “Is Clint coming tonight?!?!” The security guard smiled and said he never knows ahead of time if Clint will make an appearance. Later that night I went to change Owen’s diaper…lo and behold the parking spot was occupied! While we never caught a glimpse of the man himself, we loved that the menu was chock full of meat and that ‘the owner’s’ car was a Ford Excursion. It was all so very Clint Eastwood.

Menu time already? Goodness. I didn’t do either soup recipe last week, so I’m putting them both back on the menu!

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Roasted Cauliflower

– Happy Valentine’s Day! I need to figure out what we’re doing that night, I think I’ll just make something simple for the girls and Nate and I will just have take-out at home…something simple with a good chocolate dessert!

Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry & Cream Cheese


Chicken Soup with Rice

– Eat out

Waffles & fruit

Your turn! Let’s see those beautiful menus!


  1. Saturday – We had: Salmon patties, homemade creamed potatoes, English peas and biscuits
    Sunday – Pinto’s (with pork) and cornbread
    Monday – Leftover pintos with mac-n-cheese
    Tuesday (Valentine’s Day) – Broccoli Chicken Alfredo with Garlic bread (One of our favorites)
    Wednesday – Clean out the Frig
    Thursday – Breakfast for dinner
    Friday – Cheesy Hamburger Skillet (new)

    Links on my blog for the Broccoli Chicken Alfredo and Cheesy Hamburger Skillet.

    Jane – we had your Chili recipe this week and it was DELISH!

  2. Sunday: My birthday! The family is flying home today so we’ll probably have some take out.
    Monday: Sweet potato vegetable lasagna from freezer (Engine 2 diet)
    Tuesday: Red Velvet Crepes (from Duh-licious)
    Wednesday: Dinner at church
    Thursday: Veggie, pesto rice with garlicky bok choy
    Friday-Saturday: Family in town. So, play it by ear

    • Kim 2

      OMG! Those red velvet crepes look like a winner! I definitely need to make them.

    • They were pretty darn yummy!….like those super-bad-for-you pancake breakfasts you see on the IHOP or Denny’s menu. Perfect for a very special treat! The whole family got to spend time together helping to assemble, so it was even more special! 🙂

    • Jane Maynard

      they DO look like they were good – and loved that the whole family pitched in!

  3. I didn’t get around to half of my menu for last week. Ah, the life of a full time student, worker, and wife.

    Tonight: Crock-pot baked potato soup, kettle corn for watching Downton Abbey 🙂
    Monday: Chili Dogs
    Tuesday: Leftover potato soup & roasted broccoli
    Wednesday: Buttermilk biscuits, homemade pork sausage, eggs, and roasted asparagus
    Thursday: Veggie Fried Rice
    Friday: Alfredo shells & peas

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    Didn’t follow my plan for last week very well but I did manage to avoid going to the grocery store for four days! This week I’m better organized.
    Sunday: Chicken Piccata with herbed angel hair and roasted broccoli
    Monday: Chickpea and tofu curry with naan
    Tuesday: Lasagna cups, salads & some dessert for the kids for valentine’s day
    Wednesday: Leftovers or take-out
    Thursday: Crockpot tex-mex chicken over rice with broccoli
    Friday: May be out of town for the weekend so lots of eating out!

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    Sunday- Lemon roast chicken, cous cous and mashed sweet potatoes
    Monday- White chicken chili (w/stock and leftover chicken courtesy of Sunday night’s dinner)
    Tuesday- Crock Pot Pot Roast, potatoes, carrots
    Wednesday- Linguini w/peppers and onions
    Thursday- leftovers
    Friday- hot dogs and baked beans
    Saturday- No idea yet 🙂

  6. I actually planned out two weeks worth of recipes last week! We’re moving at the beginning of next week and I have a feeling that sticking to my plan this week is going to be super hard but I’m going to try!

    Sunday- Leftover turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce! We had a mini Thanksgiving earlier in the week!

    Monday- Pasta with Chicken in a three cheese tomato sauce

    Tuesday- Since it’s Valentine’s Day I’ll be making my husband some garlic Shrimp and pasta. As for myself…no clue!

    Wednesday- Frozen Pizza- not very inventive but the further into the week we get, the less stuff I have around to cook!

    Thursday- Working late- both the husband and I! The kids are with Grandma and Pop-pop!

    Friday- Probably takeout since we’ll be packing!!

    Saturday- Takeout since we’ll be at our new house cleaning and painting!

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    Sun – Soup night – It’s cold here in CT.
    Mon – hamburger hodge podge
    Tues – baked chicken
    Wed – leftovers
    Thurs – Ranch chicken
    Fri – out for Mexican
    Sat – TBD 🙂

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    Sun: out
    Mon: grilled chicken sandwiches, oven fries (double batch of chicken, freeze half)
    Tues: filet mignon in red wine reduction, roasted mushrooms, rolls, out for dessert with my husband
    Wed: chicken pot pie with crust from freezer
    Thurs: pasta and salad
    Friday: takeout
    Saturday: having vegetarian family over for dinner: salad with almonds and asian dressing, Benihana-style fried rice (w/o chicken), Spring rolls, mochi ice cream and fruit salad.

  9. Sunday: Chicken with a harissa yogurt marinade over chick peas and couscous
    Monday: Chicken soup
    Tuesday: having the girls over for Galentine’s Day. Making flank steak rolled with a roasted red pepper pesto, spinach and provolone. Plus a chocolaty dessert of course 🙂
    Wednesday: Takeout
    Thursday: Bacon-Corn Chowder with Shrimp
    Friday:” rel=”nofollow”>chicken cacciatore
    Saturday: Valentine’s Day dinner with the hubby.

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    Sun: Lentil soup with spinach and carrots
    Mon: Asian chicken with salad greens
    Tues: Valentine’s Day… not sure!
    Wed: Chicken soup with rice
    Thur: Leftovers
    Fri: Rosemary shrimp with lemon pasta
    Sat: My dad’s birthday weekend. Woohoo!

  11. Sunday: breakfast burritos

    Monday: BBQ Chicken Tacos with Slaw

    Tuesday: Tuna Melts & sweet potato fries

    Wednesday: Taco Salad

    Thursday: Beef Stew, salad, garlic bread

    Friday: Take out

    Saturday: This seems so far into the future….I can’t plan for this. Plus we might be going out of town.

    Have a great week everyone!

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    M- turkey,cranberry and cream cheese quesadillas with a veggie tray
    T- 🙂 I always make a dessert buffet with my little one and heart shaped biscuit pizzas for dinner!
    W- BBQ Chicken with some side
    Th.- my husband is going on a business trip so we will eat out and scrounge for a week or so.

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    S- Baked Potatoes and Salad (haven’t made it to the grocery store yet!)
    M- On Your Own since I have doctor’s appt.
    T- Take Out for Valentine’s Day
    W- Cube Steak Sandwiches and Sweet Potato Fries
    Th- Meatloaf
    F- Taco Pasta
    S- Fried Rice and Egg Rolls

  14. This is the first time in over a month I have planned a menu or really cooked. Hopefully I will stick with the plan. A few of my dishes I will be doubling so I can freeze and have on hand after the baby gets here in a couple of weeks.

    Sunday: Jesika’s Chili with Cornbread

    Monday: Meatloaf, garlic scalloped potatoes and roasted asparagus

    Tuesday: Steaks, twice baked potatoes, sauteed mushrooms and garden salad

    Wednesday: Texas Two Step Pork Chops, roasted red potatoes, and grilled corn with chipotle butter

    Thursday: Lasagna, Ceaser salad, and garlic bread

    Friday: Leftovers

    Saturday: Beef Enchiladas, Refried Beans and Spanish Rice

    You can find links and recipes at

  15. We are continuing our 2 weeks at a time meal planning and grocery shopping. We are noticing a huge difference on our grocery bills and our motivation to actually cool at home. It is awesome!!! Here is week 2 of our 2 week plan.

    Sunday: chicken fried chicken, mashed pots, broccoli
    Monday: pasta and meatballs
    Tuesday: broccoli cheese soup with fresh baked bread
    Wednesday: turkey burgers W/ sweet pot fries
    Thursday: corned beef and veggies in the crock pot
    Friday: il forniao – out fab italian restaurant – late valentines double dinner date with some friends
    Saturday: taking Keegan to toy story Disney on ice… Probably eat out while there.
    Sunday:….. Church, plan 2 more weeks of meals, then go grocery shopping to get us through the next 2 weeks.

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    Emma Michel

    We had a death in the family, so I have missed a couple of weeks (we ate a lot of casseroles and takeout), but now I am back on the wagon, and trying to eat a little healthier!

    Sunday: Risotto Primavera
    Monday: Red Lentil Soup
    Tuesday: Valentine’s Day! Husband is cooking breakfast for dinner.
    Wednesday: Pork Chops with Dijon Herb Sauce
    Thursday: Husband out, I will forage
    Friday: Dinner out
    Saturday: Dinner w/ extended family

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    Ashley P

    Sunday- Chicken and broccoli divan with white rice (didn’t get to this last week)
    Monday- Out for Valentine’s day, since my husband is working Tuesday night
    Tuesday- Wonton ravioli, green salad and garlic toast
    Wednesday- fast food
    Thursday- Nachos and yellow rice
    Friday- Pizza with my family
    Saturday- Game night at another couple’s house (snack foods)

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    Our heater is broken (and of course it’s the coldest it’s been, giving that we live in SC it’s not THAT cold, but is supposed to get below freezing tonight.. ugh) so, today we’ve kept the oven on all day to at least attempt to warm the house so I made:
    Sunday – Pot Roast and Mashed Potatoes
    Monday – Turkey Chili (our heater should hopefully be fixed)
    Tuesday – Flank Steak Salad quickly before our birthing class
    Wednesday – Penne Pepperonata
    Thursday – Shrimp Stir Fry
    Friday – My mom is in town for my baby shower weekend, so we’ll go out today
    Saturday – Mom will cook something, yay!

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    Kim 2

    Sun- Out
    Mon- Tacos
    Tues- Halibut, baked potatoes, peas & something dark chocolate for dessert
    Wed- Breakfast pizza
    Thurs- Chicken Caesar salads, fresh baked rolls
    Fri- Angel hair pasta with vodka sauce, salad
    Sat- BLT sliders, fries

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    Sunday – Pork Roast, Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes & Corn
    Monday -Chicken Enchaladas and Mexican Rice
    Tuesday – Pepper Steak, Rice and Vegetable Medley
    Wednesday – Shredded BBQ Pork Wraps and Macaroni Salad
    Thursday – Beef Stroganoff and Biscuits
    Friday – Leftovers
    Saturday – School Band Sub and Chicken Rice Soup

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    sunday – crockpot beef stroganoff with egg noodles and salad
    monday – chicken with zucchini
    tuesday – Valentine’s extrvaganza! heart of palm salad, lamb chops, asparagus, baked potatoes, cherry puff pastry for dessert!
    wednesday – scallops with linguine
    thursday – soup of some kind – not sure yet
    friday – out in DC visiting son @American Un.
    Saturday – leftovers

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    Sunday-Jane’s crockpot teriyaki chicken (delicious) with rice and veggies
    Monday-going out for Valentine’s day early
    Tuesday-turkey meatloaf, homemade mashed potatoes, green beans
    Wednesday-French toast, bacon, fresh berries
    Thursday-chicken curry & rice
    Saturday-homemade pizza or calzones

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    Sa – chicken noodle soup (from the Williams sonoma book)
    Su – pork tenderloin, mashed pots, salad
    mo – beef tacos, corn
    tu – bbq chicken, zuchini
    we – tom, basil, ricotta pasta
    th – chick pea pasta
    fr – leftovers?

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    Sunday – cheesy beef rotini casserole, lettuce salad, garlic toast
    Monday – beef stroganoff
    Tuesday – sandwiches
    Wednesday – dinner at in-laws
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – chicken pot pie
    Saturday – ?

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    Monday: Tortellini alfredo & salad
    Tuesday: Salmon and sauteed kale, with red velvet cheesecake brownies for dessert!
    Wednesday: Tacos
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Ziti with spinach and gouda – Cooking Light recipe
    Saturday: Going to a wedding, so I get the night off!

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    Glad to see I’m not the only one who didn’t stick to the menu last week. At this point I don’t know if I will EVER get to a couple of these. They just keep rolling over from one week to the next!!
    Saturday we had frozen pizza
    Sunday we had scrambled eggs at the request of my oldest who has a sore throat
    Monday– Chicken Spaghetti
    Tuesday– Lasagna Soup
    Wednesday– Chicken Ranch Tacos
    Thursday– Chimichurri Casserole

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    Sunday: Chicken Enchiladas and rice (freezer/repurposed)

    Monday: Leftover BBQ from Saturday night

    Tuesday: Swedish meatballs over egg noodles and some sautéed zucchini.

    Wednesday: Taco Soup from the freezer

    Thursday: Mexican Tilapia Sandwiches with chips and guacamole

    Friday: Garlic Chicken Stir Fry with rice

    Saturday: Freezer Pizza

    Sunday: Baked Chicken Breasts and Maple Bacon Hominy

    Plus I made some Red Velvet Rice Krispie treats today for Valentine’s Day!

  28. Monday: tofu bowls
    Tuesday: [surprise] Valentine’s Day meal for Ben 🙂 every year we swap anniversary & Valentine’s celebrations”¦this year is my turn for Valentine’s Day and I have a great theme dinner in the works!
    Wednesday: at class”¦ Ben fends for himself.
    Thursday: tortellini soup
    Friday: homemade pizza
    Saturday: leftovers
    Sunday: Lime-Soy Chicken

    • Jane Maynard

      nate and I swap anniversary and valantine’s celebration planning, too! although we’ve lost track…whoops! 🙂

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    Monday- Meatloaf, roasted potatoes, green beans
    Tuesday- Chicken Palliard, green salad, baguette, chocolate lover’s cheesecake
    Wednesday- Apricot chicken in crock pot, coconut rice, steamed vegetables
    Thursday- Mac & Cheese on the stove top (trying a new recipe), broccoli Normandy
    Friday- leftovers
    Saturday- Italian Vegetable soup, cornbread

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    Sunday: Baked ham (sandwiches), green beans
    Monday: Beef stroganoff, broccoli
    Tuesday: Chicken enchiladas, corn
    Wednesday: Grilled cheese, leftover veggies
    Thursday: Ham & scalloped potato casserole, peas
    Friday: Fish sticks, french fries, green beans
    Saturday: Garlic pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, asparagus

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    Monday ~ Chicken Pot Pie

    Tuesday ~ Grilled turkey burgers, sweet potatoes fries

    Wednesday ~ The Pioneer Woman’s broccoli and cheddar soup

    Thursday ~ Dinner A Love Story’s Turkey Chili

    Friday ~ Crockpot Mongolian Beef

    Saturday ~ Smitten Kitchen’s buttermilk roasted chicken, green beans, cheddar grits

    Sunday ~ Dinner play-date at a friends

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    Monday-Taco salad
    Tuesday-Get take-out to eat in for V-day!
    Wednesday-Chicken pot pie
    Thursday-Pioneer Woman’s corn and cheese chowder w/some type of crusty bread
    Friday-Homemade Pizza night
    Saturday-Eat out
    Sunday-Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus

  33. Sunday: Leftover roulette
    Monday: White Cheese Enchiladas (with a green chile sour cream sauce. SO GOOD.)
    Tuesday: Barbeque ribs, french fries, and broccoli. Chocolate chip cookies for dessert
    Wednesday: Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Date night in! Mushroom and Swiss sliders with french fries
    Saturday: Tilapia Oreganata with artichokes and crusty bread

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    Sun: chicken pot pie soup
    Mon: dill butter baked tilapia, quinoa, marinated cucumber salad
    Tues: chicken enchiladas w/ tomatilla sauce, grilled corn salad, Latin yellow rice
    Wed: turkey Italian sausage w/ peppers onions, mushrooms and zucchini over spaghetti
    Thurs: left overs
    Fri: white chicken chili, w/ jalapeño corn muffins
    Sat: grilled marinated pork loin chops, spinach, mashed potatoes

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    Sun: Mini-Thanksgiving: Turkey tenderloin, gravy, stuffing

    Monday: Pasta Carbonara

    Tuesday: NY steak, crab cakes, grilled asparagus

    Wednesday: Panko-crusted pork chops, orzo, stir-fry shiitake mushrooms and baby bok choy

    Thursday: Chicken Taco Salad

    Friday: out

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    Mon: Risotto primavera

    Tue: Husband’s making my favourite meal (bangers and mash), I’m making his favourite dessert (apple pie)

    Wed: Baked potatoes, pulled pork and slaw

    Thur: Nigel Slater’s onion gratin, brown rice and salad

    Fri: Some kind of fish – depends on what’s fresh

    Sat: Friends over for dinner so we’re having an Italian night. Rosemary farinata, linguine with turkey meatballs and tomato sauce, salad, cheese and bread. Plenty of wine!

    Sun: Dinner at mum’s.

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    Lynn BB

    Easy week for me! My busy season hours start and my husband is finally back flying after being home for 7 months with a medical issue. Plus, on the weekend the whole family (except for me) is going skiing.

    Sunday: Ina Garten’s turkey meatloaf, au gratin potatoes, rasberries and cantalope
    Monday: Salad with chicken tenders and/or chicken tender wraps (teens making dinner)
    Tuesday: Leftovers or freezer crockpot meal
    Wednesday: Hubby flying! Take out for the kids and me
    Thursday: I’ve got Bunco, pizza for the kids
    Friday: Chicken fajitas (made from Fronterra Grill sauce, delicious!)
    Saturday: Crockpot sauerkraut, potatoes and bratwurst since I’m the only one who loves sauerkraut and the rest of the family is out of town.


    Monday – Thyme and Salvia Sausages with Mash and Grilled Peppers

    Tuesday – Gyros

    Wednesday – Italian Kassler with Basil Mash

    Thursday – Chicken and Rice

    Friday – Ribs – and Coleslaw – if you have a good recipe I would love to hear it!

    Saturday – Roast Beef if you have a good side for it let me know too!

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    Angie .

    Sun – Chicken Lo Mein
    Mon – yoga/Texas Red Chili (made Sunday)
    Tue – “Baybuh Mush” It’s my fiance’s favorite – hamburgers simmered in brown gravy with mashed potatoes and corn. But he likes to mix it all together, thus the “Mush”
    Wed – Turkey Sausage Spaghetti w/ Garlic Bread (sauce made Sunday)
    Thu – Leftover Chili
    Fri – Leftover Spaghetti
    Sat – gonna go out, I think 🙂

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    That pretzel looks divine, I was hoping that maybe there would be a recipe along with it:)

    For dinner this week we have a few “comfort foods” of sorts – chicken pot pie, stroganoff, fried rice and for breakfast two of our favorites: cottage cheese pancakes and egg puff. For the rest of our menu and recipes, check out this link

  41. Monday:
    Chicken Stir-Fry, Salad

    Tuesday: Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Beef Tips with Mushrooms, Rice Pilaf, Salad, Bruschetta*
    Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Classic Minestrone {crockpot}

    Slow Cooker Bacon-Wrapped Apple BBQ Chicken*, Mashed Potato, Broccoli

    Small group potluck. – BBQ Meatballs, Cupcakes


    Chef Salad

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    Sunday Bbq meatballs, noodles, fresh bread
    Monday leftovers
    Tuesday pancakes heart shaped of course!
    wed chicken fingers and rice
    thur noodle pudding
    fri take out

    Rough week..easy as possible..sick pet 🙁

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    Monday: Diner night (kids have after-school activities)
    Tuesday: Broiled sirloin steak
    Wednesday: Chicken patties for kids/cheese omelet with salsa for me (hubby away)
    Thursday: Pioneer Woman’s white chicken enchiladas
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out (going to visit my mom)
    Sunday: Hubby will make spaghetti & meatballs/sausage

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    Thanks for doing this it reminds me to do the menu for the week otherwise we are eating PB&Nutella or cereal some nights 😉

    Sunday – Blackened Tilapia & Rice Pilaf
    Monday – Kirkland Lobster Bisque & baguettes
    Tuesday – flank steak & noodles
    Wednesday – Pasta
    Thursday – Chili & Hot Dogs
    Friday – Breakfast – pancakes, sausage
    Saturday – Out

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    Meatless Monday: Black Bean Stoup
    Tuesday: Southwest chicken with corn on the cob
    Wednesday: Stuffed eggplant with noodles
    Thursday: Chicken chow mien
    Friday: Chili Verde
    Saturday: Teriyaki chicken with rice and broccoli on the side
    Sunday: Albondigas soup

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    I haven’t decided what days we’re having anything yet – will depend on how late I get home each day. 405 construction will be the death of me!

    Sun – lazy mama’s chicken cordon bleu, oven baked potato chips, broccoli
    All the other days:
    -caprese gnocchi
    -TJ’s mini chicken tacos (those things are yum!), rice & beans
    -french toast, fruit

  47. All dinners this week have been selected by my birthday boy.

    Out to dinner for Sebastian’s 7th Birthday

    Carrot Ginger Soup
    New Potatoes

    Shrimp Tikka Masala

    Toasted Coconut Rice
    Honey Roasted Eggplant

    Meatballs Marsala (make extra meatballs for the freezer)
    Bow-tie Pasta

    Green Salad
    Bread and Roasted Garlic Butter

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    Mon – Overnight Chicken Casserole (new recipe)
    Tue – Chicken with Dried Beef
    Wed – Waffles (this is at least the 3rd week these have been on the schedule; maybe we’ll get to them this time)
    Thu – Red Beans and Rice (still perfecting my own recipe)
    Fri – Ranch House Crock Pot Pork Chops (new recipe)
    Sat – Jo Mama’s World Famous Spaghetti (from freezer)
    Sun – Pepperoni Roll Ups (new recipe; may also try making my own pizza sauce for dipping)

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    Sat – out
    Sun – quiche & hashbrowns
    Mon – ham, mashed potatoes, green beans
    Tues – Spaghetti & meatballs
    Wed – Asian pork wraps w/ cole slaw
    Thurs – pizza
    Fri – BFD: french toast w/ fruit

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    Super late but I guess better late than never!

    Week #7:

    Monday: Goulash/Crescent rolls
    Tuesday: Roasted Chicken/Root Vege/Some sort of Cobbler for dessert…Special Dinner for my Special Man on Valentine’s Day!!
    Wednesday: BLT’s/Pasta Salad
    Thursday: French Toast/Eggs/Sausage Patties
    Friday: Baked Potato Bar
    Saturday: Wings/Spinach Artichoke Dip/Parm Sliced Taters
    Sunday: Beef and Noodles/Mashed Taters/Green Beans

    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!!

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    Late, but hey Grandma is in town, so that’s oK

    M- spaghetti
    T – yakisoba
    W- crock pot ribs and salad
    Th – soba delivery
    F – okonomiyaki
    S – out?
    Sun – daddy’s turn

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    Jane Maynard

    as usual, y’all rock with your menus!!!!

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