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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Week 270 Menu

My baby is six months old. I can’t believe six months have passed since Owen’s momentous arrival. It seems like just yesterday but also like another lifetime. I personally feel a million times better now than I did then…physically, mentally and emotionally. But I am still feeling every bit as grateful, grateful for this sometimes fragile yet always beautiful experience called life.

Now for a bit of the routine of life…

Pasta with Arugula and White Beans

– Penne with Broccoli & Chicken in Cream Sauce

Vegetarian Chickpea Burgers

– Leftovers

Homemade pizza, flavors tbd

– Eat out

Rachel sandwiches

Please share your lovely menus for the week! Remember…all menus welcome! We don’t care how fancy or un-fancy they are! And feel free to share any day during the week.


  1. 1

    What a cutie! My youngest just turned 6 months on Friday. I can’t believe how fast the time goes! I’ve read your blog for a while, but this is my first time posting a menu. Here goes:

    Monday – Cheesy Corn Chowder
    Tuesday – Chicken Enchilladas
    Wednesday – Beef & Broccoli (crockpot), brown rice & Trader Joe’s BBQ Buns
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – eat out
    Saturday – “OMG” chicken (got off Pinterest), mac & cheese, greenbeans
    Sunday – Caprese Grilled Cheese & salad

    Whew! I did it and it wasn’t a bit painful. πŸ™‚ Now on to cooking!

  2. 2

    Sunday – special dinner – celebrating meeting my husband 30! years ago! so lobster mac and cheese, steak, and haricot verts!
    monday – salmon with french fries and asparagus
    Tuesday- spaghetti and meatballs (never got to it last week)
    Wednesday – chicken breast ( not sure how yet) with roasted potatoes and salad
    thursday – soup?
    friday – out!
    saturday – leftovers

    oh and the chorizo stuffed peppers from last week were awesome!

  3. 3

    Sunday is always breakfast for dinner. So pancakes, scrambled eggs and fruit salad.
    Monday – grilled chicken Parmesan with green salad
    Tuesday – chicken and broccoli cheese casserole
    Wednesday – quesadillas
    Thursday – grilled Italian sausage with veggies and potatoes
    Friday – pizza and a movie night!
    Saturday – leftovers

  4. 4

    What a great photo of your little cutie!
    Easy this week because we leave for spring break at the end ”” Minneapolis! While the husband is working there, we’ll all be playing there! At least we’ll be together πŸ™‚ But my dad will be at our house all week working on all our renovations, particularly the kitchen ones (nice since we’ll all gone while the kitchen is a disaster. So I need to create a bunch of meals for him to just pull out of the freezer while we’re gone. I’m hoping some our leftovers will work nicely for that!

    Sunday: Paninis with grilled potatoes, green beans and cantaloupe.
    Monday: Mushroom and spinach quiche with mixed green salads.
    Tuesday: Southwest chili mac.
    Wednesday: Leftovers or out.
    Thursday: ?? Maybe pumpkin bacon pasta but it’s already a pasta-heavy week so I’m not sure.
    Friday: Spaghetti and homemade turkey meatballs (just perfected a great recipe with panko), salads and garlic bread.
    Saturday: Eating somewhere in Madison, Wis.

    • Esther

      Thursday will either be bacon-wrapped fish or hoisin chicken lettuce wraps. Both sound great right now!

    • Jenny

      Yeah Minneapolis!

      I wish we were having last weeks weather (80s in March in MN- crazy but nice) for you instead of the rain we’re supposed to have this week!Hopefully the sunshine will return in time for your visit.

    • Esther

      Where’s your favorite place to eat in Minneapolis Jenny? Favorite thing to do? Thanks!

    • Jane Maynard

      awww, thanks…I think it might be one of my fave photos of him. have fun on your trip!!

  5. Sunday: Breakfast pizza. The house already smells like bacon and it’s phenomenal.
    Monday: FFY and TBD.
    Tuesday: Orzo risotto with chicken and spring vegetables.
    Wednesday: Vegetarian black bean burgers.
    Thursday: Winter pasta
    Friday: Takeout
    Saturday: Very much a TBD situation, though if the weather breaks I’m going to clean the grill and do something outside.

  6. 6

    Sunday: Verde enchiladas
    Monday: Out as it’s my birthday! And all I want is a really good burger…
    Tuesday: BBQ Chicken Salad
    Wednesday: Italian Egg Drop Soup
    Thursday: Coconut curry shrimp and veggie stir-fry
    Friday: Beer Mac & Cheese with bacon and broccoli (hubby has to carb load for a 10k Saturday, and well, pregnant me doesn’t mind comfort food one bit)
    Saturday: Sloppy Joe’s

    I’m also making pasta salad, breakfast burritos and roasting a chicken as baby countdown, must have food in the freezer craziness continues!

  7. 7

    Your little guy is absolutely adorable. They do grow up fast.

    Sunday – Turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans & rolls
    Monday – Hot sausage sandwiches
    Tuesday – Italian Wedding soup
    Wednesday – Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy
    Thursday – Homemade pizza and salad
    Friday – Italian Wedding soup
    Saturday – Last high school band sub of the school year

    • Jane Maynard

      thanks, mona…and yes, they grow up WAY too fast. it just makes me sad, even though it is so fun watching them grow.

  8. 8

    It doesn’t seem possible! He is adorable!

  9. Our precious, baby boy decided to make his (early) appearance last week! So, needless to say, we did not stick to the “menu” I had planned last week. We have been blessed with family here to make plenty of good food for us. So, we will have a ton of leftovers to re-purpose for this week. Yay!!!

    Sunday: Roast turkey and cranberry sauce
    Monday: Leftover chicken pot pie
    Tuesday: Turkey sandwiches
    Wednesday: Baked spaghetti with leftover pasta
    Thursday: Chicken breasts stuffed with cheese and mushrooms
    Friday: Yorkshire pudding with cranberry sauce
    Saturday: Out

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    Kim 2

    Awwww…….Owen looks like a sweet little guy.

    Sunday- Pizza & Salad
    Monday- Melt in your mouth chicken (didn’t make it as planned last week)
    Tuesday-Halibut, veggies, baked potatoes
    Wednesday-Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad
    Thursday- Business Travel
    Friday-Business Travel

    I made donuffins yesterday and they were a hit!…..will definitely make another batch. I started out making red velvet brownies as planned last Monday. I converted them into regular chocolate brownies after I couldn’t bring myself to use 2 containers of red dye in order to make them red. All that dye just didn’t seem necessary to put in our bodies (not to mention stain my wooden spoon!)

    The regular, everyday brownies were wonderful πŸ™‚

    • Jane Maynard

      thanks, kim.

      and that is funny about the brownies. I actually am trying to find a red velvet cake that doesn’t involve food dye.

    • Jane Maynard

      I hit submit too soon!

      so, anyway…I read the original red velvet had a red tint because of something happening with the cocoa…I’m on a quest to find such a recipe!

  11. 11

    I didn’t realize you had a 6 month old! I have been behind on my blog reading because I can barely keep up as the mom of an almost 6 month old. Knowing how you have older kids, now I really don’t know how you make such elaborate weekly menus. I am lucky when I cook two big meals on the weekends to have leftovers and scrap together the rest of the week!

    • Julie

      Actually – one question for you knowing that you have an infant. How do you handle eating out with your infant? Our baby does not do well in restaurants and I miss going out for dinner!

    • Jane Maynard

      first off…I don’t ever plan anything too elaborate, and my menu is quite fluid! πŸ˜‰ but I do my best to stick to the plan each week.

      and, so far, owen has been really good when we’ve gone to restaurants…so I don’t have any advice! there was a time when our girls were younger that it was SO annoying to go out with them…they eventually grew out of it, so honestly, I think it’s just about time…sad to say! πŸ˜‰

  12. 12

    I am just me! So I cook three meals a week and live on leftovers the other days. But I also do my meal planning two weeks at a time and shop every other week. So my two week meal plan is as follows! (Also, just discovered this blog and it makes me so happy! I’ve been obsessed with meal planning for a while and never found others!)

    1. BLT Lettuce Wraps & Baked Zucchini Fries w/ Sweet Onion Dip
    2. Skinny Chicken & Broccoli Noodle Casserole
    3. Fruit Salsa Topped Tilapia & Coconut Milk Wild Rice
    4. Key West Grilled Chicken & Grilled Veggies
    5. Leftover Key West Grilled Chicken Salad
    6. Italian Sausage & Spinach Baked Ziti, Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks, Homemade Focaccia, Olive Garden Copy Cat Salad & Dressing, Tiramisu Trifle, & Fruit Pizza (for an Italian themed dinner party)

  13. This week I’m hoping to make these four meals, plus I’m going to prep a couple of crock pot dinners to freeze for later use.

    Mushroom risotto w/ roasted asparagus
    Roasted shrimp & broccoli
    Baked ziti w/ roasted zucchini
    Chicken pot pie
    Freezer: Sweet & Sour Chicken and Sausage & Peppers

  14. 14

    The baby is adorable!

    And thank you to everyone for sharing their menus; it helps to inspire πŸ™‚
    Sunday: Tuna fish, swiss cheese, tomato panini with side of canteloupe
    Monday: Asian flavored corned beef with brown rice & broccoli
    Tuesday: Herbed tilapia with rice & asparagus
    Wednesday: chicken parmesan with polenta
    Thursday: chili
    Friday: homemade pizza
    Saturday: Ravioli

  15. 15
    Heather Wilson

    Sweet baby!

    Sunday: Gyro Meatloaf with Tzatziki Sauce, roasted basil tomatoes, baked potatos
    Monday: Spaghetti and Meatballs
    Tuesday: Chick-fil-a night for the school I teach at
    Wednesday: Breaded chicken breasts, roasted asparagus, and sweet potatoes
    Thursday: Dinner at friends house (not sure what they are planning)
    Friday:Buffalo Chicken Tacos and onion rings
    Saturday: Tomato Basil Pizza

    • tracielee

      Yum. Gyro meatloaf sounds like something then men in my life could get behind!

    • Angie

      Would you like to share the recipe for Gyro Meatloaf? πŸ™‚

    • Heather Wilson

      Gyro Meatloaf:

      Combine 1 pkg. frozen chopped spinach (thawed and squeezed dry), 1 cup bread crumbs, 1 small onion finely chopped, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup grated romano cheese, 2 tsp. dried oregano, 1-1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 2 lbs. ground lamb or beef.

      Mix all above ingredients together, shape into a loaf, and bake uncovered for 55-60 min @ 350 degrees.

      Serve with tzatsiki sauce. I used leftovers for lunch today with a pita and lettuce and tomato.

    • Jane Maynard

      thanks heather!

      and so glad you shared this recipe – very intriguing!!!

    • Angie

      Thank you for sharing – I told my fiance he’s going to be my guinea pig with this recipe next month! πŸ˜‰

  16. 16

    He is so cute.

    Sun- Stuff shells and rolls
    Mon- Fake take out (Appetizers from the freezer section.)
    Tues- Crock pot stew
    Wed- Out (haven’t got a clue as to where we will be.)
    Thur- Pork Roast and Kraut in the crockpot
    Fri- BBQ Chick (I hope to get to this. It has been on the menu for three weeks now)
    Sat- Meatloaf and mashed potatos

    • Jane Maynard

      thanks, ezzy! πŸ™‚

      and I sometimes end up with meals that stay on the menu for weeks at a time, too…that happens! πŸ™‚

  17. 17

    Sunday – BBQ pulled pork, corn on cob, coleslaw, cornbread and the Baked brownies (they just came out of the oven and smell amazing).
    Monday – Spaghetti with meat sauce
    Tuesday – Thai shrimp curry for the adults and Soup and grilled ham and cheese for kids
    Wednesday – Chicken thighs, mashed potatoes, peas
    Thursday – Boys dinner Eggs and sausage (Mom at a conference)
    Friday – BBQ burgers

    Jane – have to say that the island pork and coconut rice you shared on the site was unreal the boys went though a whole tenderloin themselves!! So great and easy enough to do on a weeknight…WIN!

    • Jane Maynard

      yay! so glad you loved it like we did! and you’re right, it is surprisingly simple to put together. it really is a winner of a recipe!

  18. 18

    This past week has been so busy, I haven’t gotten that far on next week’s menu. Gonna have to wing it!

    Sun: Chicken barley chili (leftover fr/ last week)
    Mon: Slow cooker beef and gravy with rice and veggies
    Tues: leftover beef
    Wed – Fri: TBD
    Sat: Eat out.

  19. Wow, Owen is 6 months already?!?! I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone by!

    This week, everything has started to give me heartburn, including plain bagels and water, so we’ll see if I actually get around to everything on the menu. Maybe, maybe not. This little guy will probably come out looking like Esau if the heartburn wives tales are true πŸ™‚

    Sunday-Tomato Basil Soup, Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (Only because I have to use up a pack of bacon, not because we’re bacon addicts. Even though, well, we are…)
    Monday-Chicken Burritos, Pinto Beans, Chips and Guacamole
    Tuesday-Baked Potato Bar, Green Salad, Biscuits
    Wednesday-Baked Salmon, Baked Brown Rice, Green Beans
    Thursday-Roasted Veggie Pasta w/ Green Salad and French Bread
    Saturday-Out to Eat

    • Jane Maynard

      oh, the heartburn…I don’t even want to think about how many tums I consumed when I was pregnant! and never fear…no Esaus in our family! πŸ˜‰

  20. 20

    sunday – turkey burgers, roasted potatoes, asparagus
    monday – roast chicken w/ leftover potatoes and veggie. fruit salad
    tuesday – spaghetti night
    wednesday – chicken sausage baked with butternut squash, apples, and onions
    thursday – soup or easy trader joes
    friday – “”
    saturday – out
    sunday – crock pot

  21. 21

    Your baby is precious!!

    Sunday: Chicken parmigana, pasta, salad with Trader Joe’s cannolis for dessert, I am a cannoli obsessed person and living in CA and not my native NY it is nice to find a decent one!
    Monday: Burritos, refried beans, rice
    Tuesday: Chili and cornbread
    Wednesday: Dijon pork chops ( spread dijon mustard on pork chops, dredge in pork shake and bake and bake, yummy and smell great) crispy potatoes ( halved red potatoes baked in melted butter mixed with parmesan and garlic powder) broccoli
    Thursday: beef and cheese subs( cut a hoagie roll in half, fill with roast beef and cheddar and broil a few minutes) top with bbq sauce and onion rings, fruit salad
    Friday: Out for fish tacos, we don’t eat meat on Fridays in Lent
    Saturday: Out to eat with girlfriend…yippee.

    • Jane Maynard

      thanks, denise!

      I am cannoli obsessed myself and, like you, miss a good east coast cannoli! my grocery store in san diego carried shells that were semi-decent, and I actually had created a darn good recipe. but, alas, I have no idea where my handwritten notes for the recipe went! it’s a tragedy. maybe I’ll just have to give it another try and start from scratch…

  22. Monday: black beans and rice
    Tuesday: out to dinner
    Wednesday: class for me/Ben fends for himself
    Thursday: chicken tacos
    Friday: spaghetti πŸ™‚ night before the IU mini marathon!
    Saturday: breakfast for dinner
    Sunday: appetizers & desserts at church

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    Vicki Tunell

    Sunday: Polpettini, roasted garlic white bean hummus and pita chips, and veggies and beans
    Monday: Spaghetti and Meatballs and broccoli
    Tuesday: Green Pork chili tacos with chips and salsa and fresh veggies
    Wednesday: Jagerschnitzel with pepperjack potatoes and corn
    Thursday: Sweet chicken bacon wraps and goody girl potatoes and mixed veggies
    Friday: Jalapeno Popper Pizza and Apples
    Saturday: Fish and Potatoes and Salad

  24. 24

    After 6 weeks of bedrest, I’m back on my feet! Planning on taking cooking slow though this week. I would really like to get some freezer meals ready for when the baby arrives, but I’m not sure if that will really happen this week.

    S- Italian Take Out
    M- Chicken Quesadillas and Chips/Salsa
    T- Turkey Cincinnati Chili, Corn Muffins and Avocado Salad (April issue of Cooking Light)
    W- Turkey Sausage and Mushroom Pizza and Tossed Salad
    Th- Paninis- Inspired by Jane’s posts this week! I think we’ll try one of my favorite combos from Whole Foods- Carmalized Onions, Sundried Tomatoes, Asiago and Pesto Mayo
    F- Fish Fry Take Out
    S- TBD

  25. 25

    Happy half birthday to your little man! It’s a short week for us since my bro in-law is getting married this coming weekend.

    Monday – Caramelized Honey Dijon Chicken from How Sweet It Is (in the oven instead of stove top), roasted Brussels sprouts

    Tuesday – Tortilla soup

    Wednesday – Smitten Kitchen’s Peanut Sesame Noodles with chicken, tofu and veggies

    Thursday – Chicken Pot Pie

  26. 26

    Monday – Chicken stir-fry with brown rice

    Tuesday – pan fried rib eye steaks with green beans, sweet corn and salad

    Wednesday – Baked meatballs (extra lean mince and lots of veggies) with brown rice, rosa tomato and green beans

    Thursday – Spicy chicken mince with baby potatoes and green salad

    Friday – Grilled fish (whatever looks nice at the shop, but most likely hake) with sweet potato wedges and roast butternut

    Saturday – Chicken and tomato pasta, green salad

    Sunday – date!

    • Jane Maynard

      I forgot about stir fry, that used to be one of my staples! need to get it back in rotation…

  27. 27

    Aww, what a sweetie!

    Mon: Chinese pork stew and rice
    Tue: Pasta and tomato sauce with salad
    Wed: Pepper, tomato and basil risotto
    Thur: Pulled pork rolls, coleslaw and fries
    Fri: Dinner at mum’s
    Sat: Flying to Rome for a couple of days, so it’s pizza, pasta and ice cream for the rest of the week. Yippee!

    • Jane Maynard

      thanks, tamsin!

      and, wow, have fun in rome! so jealous!

    • Lisa

      I would like to get your recipe for Chinese Pork Stew if you’re willing to share. πŸ˜‰

    • Hi Lisa

      Sorry to take so long to reply! Apologies also that my stew isn’t exactly authentic; it’s from a 1960s cookbook my grandma handed down. I think it qualified as Chinese back then because of the pineapple and soy sauce! I sometimes add a star anise for a bit more flavour. I generally cook the stew on the hob but it also works well in a slow cooker. I hope you like it if you try it!

      Serves 4

      700g (1.5lb) diced pork (in 2-3cm/1 inch dice)
      1 large onion, halved and sliced
      1 heaped tbsp flour
      250ml (1 cup) chicken stock
      1 tbsp vinegar
      1 tbsp soy sauce
      2 green peppers, sliced
      225g (8oz) can pineapple in juice
      a handful of pimentos

      Toss the pork in flour (seasoned with a little pepper) and brown in batches. Set aside.

      Cook the onion until softened then add any remaining flour, the stock, vinegar, soy and juice from the pineapple. Put the pork back in the pot with any juices, bring to a simmer and cook gently for 1h30.

      Add the peppers and pineapple and simmer for a further 30 minutes. Stir in the pimentos just before serving.

  28. 28

    Sunday: Pulled pork sandwiches, potato wedges, melon, carrots, (and coleslaw for me)
    Monday: Breakfast for dinner: Scrambled eggs, biscuits with sausage gravy, melon
    Tuesday: Garlic shrimp pasta with peppers, onions and feta, garlic bread, salad
    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Pulled pork (with leftovers) lettuce wraps, egg rolls, rice
    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Ham and cheesy potatoes, green beans, rolls
    Friday: Pizza Night, salad
    Saturday: Lemon chicken, rice, asparagus

  29. Sunday –

    Pork Chops and Rice –

    Monday –

    Salmon with Pesto and Fresh Pasta

    Tuesday –

    Meatballs and Spaghetti Noodles – Swedish Style – which means the noodles are served with Ketchup and Mustard as the sauce

    Wednesday –

    Lemon Roasted Chicken with Rice and Gravy

    Thursday –

    Honey BBQ Ramen

    Friday –

    Fish and Chips

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    Lynn BB

    I only have a couple of meals planned this week as I’m still very busy at work, the teenagers are on spring break, and my husband will be out of town for four days.

    Sunday: Steak, cheesy potatoes, raspberries
    Monday: Out, they’re visiting Notre Dame today and I’m working
    Tuesday: French dip sandwiches (crockpot)
    Wednesday: Out for Asian food
    Rest of the week TBD.

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    Janna M

    Time flies doesn’t it? Owen is so adorable.

    Sat- chicken pot pie (my husband has never had it because it always has veggies so I made it without veggies and he loved it.)
    Sun- homemade calzones
    Mon- sub sandwiches (or grinders as they call them here in MA)
    Tue- pulled pork sandwiches
    Wed- cheeseburgers
    Thur- oven fried chicken & rice
    Fri- pancakes

  32. 32

    Owen is so cute! We have a pretty relaxed week, so I am excited to cook some recipes/dishes that take a bit longer than what i normally cook.

    Sun: Chicken Pot Pie
    Mon: Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts with Rice and Cauliflower
    Tues: Salmon Teriyaki and Veggie Fried Rice
    Wed: Baked Chicken Tenders and Veggie Tray from the supermarket
    Thurs: Steak Diane, Roasted Potatoes, Green Salad
    Fri: out
    Saturday: Pasta with Broccoli & Chicken in Garlic Cream Sauce (thanks for the idea), Nutella Brownies (just add 1/3 cup of nutella to prepared boxed brownie mix or homemade batter)

    Recipe Links—

  33. That is the cutest picture. The photos of my kids with the little drips on their chins were always my favorite – when they were babies, not the pictures with drips on their chins now that they are 8
    and 13 πŸ™‚

    Sunday: Grilled hamburgers, grilled asparagus, beans
    Monday: Grilled veggie lasagna, salad
    Tuesday: Asian chicken wraps
    Wednesday: leftovers
    Thursday: Oven subs, fruit
    Friday: Veggie enchiladas
    Saturday: Pizza or out

    • Jane Maynard

      yes, I love the little drips! πŸ˜‰ and you’re right, much cuter on a 6 month old. πŸ˜‰

  34. 35

    What a cutie!!!

    My menu is up on my blog too. I probably need to revise it now that we found 18 eggs the chickens have been hiding!!! Those silly girls…
    Saturday PW meatballs,fried potatoes,peas, oatmeal chipper skillet
    Sunday chicken parmesan, angel hair with pesto, spinach salad, garlic bread
    Monday pan fried pork chops, buttered corn, ranch style beans
    Tuesday beef stroganoff, noodles, broccoli, carrots
    Wednesday grilled chicken, rice pilaf, squash
    Thursday cowboy pie
    Friday cheese pizza

  35. Monday
    Roast Chicken (shred leftovers for tomorrow and make stock from carcass)
    Fingerling Potatoes

    Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Orange
    Chicken Salad with Tarragon on Whole Wheat Popovers

    Chicken Soup with Lemon, Orzo and Dill
    Bread, Cheese, and Grapes

    Meatballs (from the freezer)
    Lemon Risotto with Asparagus
    Baby Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas

    Eli’s Asian Salmon (Ina Garten’s recipe)
    Brown Rice

  36. 37

    Sun – Grilled Pork Chops w/ stuffing & applesauce
    Mon – Greek Tacos
    Tue – leftovers
    Wed – Chicken Enchiladas w/ red sauce
    Thu – Sesame Chicken w/ brown rice
    Fri – Burgers w/ steak fries
    Sat – leftovers

  37. Congratulations! The first six months are definitely the hardest – after that it keeps getting easier (unless and until you have a 2nd and then you end up right back at really really hard again for a while, but that too gets easier as time goes by!).
    Anyway, looking forward to trying your arugula and white bean dish – my boys (2 and 4.5) love beans – it sounds delish – and very similar to a white bean, kale and sausage dish I’m making this week that we all love.

    Monday, March 26, 2012

    Parmesan Orzo with Smoked Salmon and Asparagus

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012

    Slow Cooker Moussaka

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012

    Feta Chicken with Zucchini and Grape Tomatoes over rice

    Thursday, March 29, 2012

    Kale, Beans and Sausage over Mashed Potatoes

    Friday, March 30, 2012

    Fiesta Chicken Bake

    • Ok just realized this is baby #3 for you so you know all about how hard it is (and then some)! But congrats nonetheless!

    • Jane Maynard

      thanks for the congrats! πŸ™‚ and, seriously, you’re right, that first 6 months can be a doozy…last night we went 9 hours between feedings, I am hoping we’ve turned a corner in that regard!!! {knock on wood!}

      I really liked that pasta recipe…it was yum! hope you like it!

  38. 39

    Such a cutie!!

    Monday – baked fish, zucchini pancakes, peas, broiled grapefruit

    Tuesday – veggie stir fry on brown rice, mandarin oranges

    Wednesday – baked beans, mixed veggies, garlic bread, fruit

    Thursday – veggie quesadillas, fruit

    Friday – breakfast pizza, fruit

    Saturday – grilled shrimp salad, garlic bread

    Sunday – sandwiches, whatever is in the fridge to accompany

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    Sarah H.

    What a beautiful picture! Makes me want to have one!

    Monday: macaroni and cheese

    Tuesday: Curry chickpeas with basmati rice

    Wednesday: BBQ pulled pork with coleslaw

    Thursday: Spaghetti with salad

    Friday: Turkey burgers with sweet potatoes

  40. 41

    omgosh your Owen is so cute! and I should know, I have an Owen too πŸ˜‰

    Sat – out
    Sun – out
    Mon – chicken & spinach borek, hashbrowns, fruit
    Tues – steak/onions, baked potatoes (crockpot), carrots
    wed – pasta all’Amatriciana w/ green salad
    Thurs – chicken fajitas, black beans & rice
    Fri – veggie pizza

  41. 42
    Jane Maynard

    as usual, love reading all your menus! I’m a little behind reading through them this week…have been flat on my back sick, but all your comments always make me happy! πŸ™‚ keep the menus coming! πŸ™‚

  42. 43

    I just found this site yesterday, and I love it! I have a 4-year-old son who is picky some days and a great eater on others so I love getting new ideas from Jane and everyone else! πŸ™‚

    Weekly Dessert(my hubby has huge sweet tooth so I always make a dessert for him to munch on throughout the week): Blueberry Streussel Cheesecake (from Kraft pamphlet)
    Sun: Turkey Meatballs & Tomato Sauce w/ wheat penne
    Mon: Leftover Meatball Sandwiches w/ Spaghetti Soup
    Tues: Chicken Mole & Brown Rice Burritos w/ guac & chips
    Wed: Roast Salmon w/ red curry sauce, stir-fry green beans & steamed brown rice
    Th: Pasta Primavera (bell pepp, zucc, tom, olives, spinach, & onion) w/ garlic twists
    Fri: Freezer Meal (I think it’s Cheesy Beef Mac???)
    Sat: Out (Food Truck Festival!)

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