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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Week 277 Menu

Happy Mother’s Day, my friends. I hope you have a lovely day honoring all of the great women in your life. Lucky for me my mom is actually here with us this morning, which is such a great thing! Nate and Anne (my sister) are busy in the kitchen making a wonderful brunch…including this fruit salad, which was a true labor of love!

I can’t believe I’m sitting here posting a menu on Mother’s Day. My dream Mother’s Days are those where I do nothing…Nate likes to call it “Mother’s Day Off.” But the more compulsive side of my personality simply can’t let a Sunday morning go by without a menu going up! πŸ˜‰ Although, I am just going to copy and paste last week’s menu. I’ve never done that before! But, as you learned on Friday, I did not cook this past week and didn’t ever get to the grocery store. We’ll see if I can get back on track this coming week.

–Β Kitchen Sink Quesadillas
– Guacamole

– Lasagna

– Leftovers

–Β Oriental Chicken Salad

– Eat out

– If the weather is nice, grilling! I’m thinking brats and hot dogs
– Fresh fruit and baked beans

–Β Waffles
– Scrambled Eggs

Your turn! Everyone please share your menus for the week! The moms out there can take a break from planning today…but you know I’m going to be looking for your menus starting tomorrow! πŸ˜‰


  1. Yes, Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

    Sunday: Pork loin roulade (stuffed with greens, quinoa, and craisins), corn on the grill and salad
    Monday: Garlic parmesan chicken from freezer with roasted broccoli
    Tuesday: Eggplant Parmesan (cheese-less for me) and peas
    Wednesday: Dinner at church
    Thursday: Beef stroganoff (from freezer) and leftover eggplant parmesan with veggies
    Friday – Sunday: Disneyworld!

    On my last week of maternity leave, I’ll be making up some “goodies” to have on hand:
      – Packets of dried beans cooked up and ready for hummus/enchiladas/etc!
      – English muffins
      – Enchilada sauce
      – Hamburger/hot dog buns

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    Sunday: grilled burgers and toppings (husband cooking)
    Monday: Chicken Francese and String Beans Almondine
    Tuesday: Steak, salad, warm rolls
    Wednesday: Salmon and Cherry Tomatoes
    Thursday: Asian Chicken Wings and Sesame noodles
    Friday: Scalloped Potatoes and Tossed Salad
    Saturday: out

    Also, if anyone has any good quick dessert ideas that involve raspberries please let me know.

  3. Almost. There. 38 weeks today, and fatigue has hit me like a anvil on Wile E. Coyote. So, I’m relying on my crock pot this week. We have plenty of freezer meals, but I’d rather save those for once he comes πŸ™‚

    Sunday-Hubby and daughter are taking me out for Mother’s Day
    Monday-Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Coleslaw, Roasted Potatoes w/Spinach (we picked our first sampling of purple potatoes from the garden this morning!)
    Tuesday-Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Coleslaw, Roasted Potatoes w/Spinach
    Wednesday-Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup (my 3 year old can’t get enough homemade tomato soup, and it freezes well)
    Thursday-Pasta in some form…pesto maybe?
    Friday-Pizza and Green Salad

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    Just making one big meal and one small meal to see us through this week. We’ve had an awesome but draining weekend.

    Sunday: date night out
    Mon – Wed: Mexican lasagna
    Thurs: our farmers market is back! Hoping to bring the family and eat there is the toddler is feeling up to it.
    Friday: spaghetti
    Saturday: visit from my mother in law…might make her pick!

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    Mon: Pasta with tomato sauce, salad
    Tue: Goat’s cheese tart, salad
    Wed: Breakfast for dinner – eggs, bacon, mushrooms, tomato
    Thur: Chicken stew and new potatoes
    Fri: Baked fish, sweet potatoes
    Sat: Lamb falafels, hummus, pitta, salad
    Sun: Were watching the olympic torch relay through our city so will probably eat out.

  6. Happy Mother’s Day to you, Jane.

    Sunday: Brunch for The Wife and in-laws, including quiche and ricotta pancakes (recipes posted to my blog tomorrow).
    Monday: Penne alla vodka with shrimp
    Tuesday: Chicken _____. I’m not sure what it will be, but we’re definitely having chicken.
    Wednesday: I’m traveling, so its FFY (fend for yourself).
    Thursday: I’m thinking seriously about this being a pizza night.
    Friday: Dinner with the inlaws.
    Saturday: TBD, as is many a meal on Sunday.

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    Jen S

    Happy Mothers Day … And my best to your mom too!

    Our plans:
    Sunday – grilled swordfish, leftover pasta salad and a fresh arugula salad
    Monday – yummy ribeye steaks that were on sale!, artichokes
    Tuesday – oven ‘fried’ chicken, orzo / spinach salad, broccoli
    Weds – chicken pot pie with the extra chicken
    Thursday – leftovers or paninis
    Friday – pizza night

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    Vicki Tunell

    Happy Mothers’ Day!
    Monday: Shrimp and Cellophane Noodles and Green Beans
    Tuesday: Fresh 9-layer dip and Chips and Salsa and Corn on the Cob
    Wednesday: Tilapia with Lemon Butter and Orzo and Broccoli
    Thursday: Greek Layered Dip with Pita Chips
    Friday: Chicken and Avocado Eggrolls and Salad
    Saturday: Chicken with Cucumber Bruschetta
    Sunday: Breakfast for Dinner–Apple Puffs with Caramel Sauce and fresh fruit

  9. Happy Mother’s Day!!

    Monday: Lamb Chops, Rice Pilaf, Peas
    Tuesday: Egg nite! Eggs, Tots, celery sticks
    Wednesday: Wings!
    Thursday: Pancakes
    Friday: Eat out!

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    Happy Mother’s Day To All!

    Sunday – Picnic at the park. Chilly and rainy but we still had a great time. Chicken, potato salad, baked beans, fruit salad, chips, veggies and dip
    Monday -Breaded pork chops, wild rice, carrots
    Tuesday – Stuffed shells, salad, garlic bread
    Wednesday – Salmon, baked potatoes, corn
    Thursday – Tuna casserole with peas
    Friday – Cod, rice pilaf, mixed veggies
    Saturday – Leftovers

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    Kim 2

    Happy Mother’s Day to All!

    Sunday: I cooked a big picnic for my Mom & sister and the rest of the family. Weather was terrific!

    Monday: Nantucketers and chips

    Tuesday: Waffles & Eggs

    Wednesday: Fish & veggies

    Thursday: Grilled chicken, baked beans, salad

    Friday: Spaghetti, salad

    Saturday: leftovers

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    Traci P

    Sun: grilled marinated chicken with grilled veggies
    Mon: Rice & Beans with leftover chicken
    Tues: Hamburgers & salad
    Wed: Baked chicken wings, oven fries
    Thurs: School event at local restaurant
    Fri: Pizza
    Sat: Baseball doubleheader, so likely out afterward

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    Sunday: Submarine sandwiches ruffles….this is our third Mother’s Day we have had this menu, I am a sandwich girl. Ice cream cake!
    Monday: Chicken Mole…love it that Dona Maria in a jar makes it so easy, broccoli, rice.
    Tuesday: Meatball heroes, watermelon
    Wednesday: Pasta with pesto, salad
    Thursday- Sun…not sure, it is Mother’s Day after all and I am not thinking that far ahead lol

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    Monday ~ Asian Marinated Baked Chicken, steamed rice, green beans. Depending on what time the hubby gets home from work, this might get adapted for the grill instead of the oven.

    Tuesday ~ turkey burgers, sweet potato fries, zucchini/onion/mushroom kebabs

    Wednesday ~ Matt’s honey mustard chicken on the grill, couscous, something green

    Thursday ~ panko crusted tilapia (from the freezer), mashed potatoes, broccoli

    Friday ~ Grilled NY Steaks (from the freezer), sides to be determined

    Saturday ~ out with family friends

    Sunday ~ TBD, my mom will be in town. We’ll see if the weather holds up so we can grill again or if we end up going out.

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    Lindsay R

    hey jane. happy mother’s day-off!

    – momofuku ramen

    – grilled zucchini salad, quinoa

    – rice wrapper spring rolls, kasma’s peanut sauce

    – chili verde

    • Jane Maynard

      it was the least mother’s day off mother’s day ever…but we had a BLAST. but I told nate I think I might need to cash in on a day off pretty soon… πŸ˜‰

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    Happy =)

    Hope you all had a WONDERFUL Mother’s Day! I didi =)

    Again, last week did not work out as planned, I think only one meal from last weeks menu made it to the table. Very busy… So, crossing my fingers that this week goes better!

    Sun: MOTHERS DAY! Brunch Out!
    D: KFC, cole slaw, mashed potatoes, & corn.

    Mon: (Daughter’s B-day )ORDER PIZZA! Have a sm cake & ice cream?

    Tue: Beef stroganoff w/ baby carrots (never made it last week)

    Wed: Matzo ball soup w/ crusty bread (never made it last week)

    Thur: chicken tacos w/ rice & beans (pico) & horchata. (never made it last week)

    Sat: @ Grandma’s house

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    sunday: kids cook. brats, beans, coleslaw, fruit salad

    monday; breakfast for dinner: eggs, hashbrowns, toast, fruit

    tuesday; beef pho

    wednesday; hubby cooks. beef and bean tacos, chips/salsa, fruit

    thursday; hubby cooks. hotdish, green beans

    friday; anniversary dinner out, kids get pizza

    saturday: greek chicken, quinoa, salad

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    Lynn BB

    Sunday: Out for late brunch, no dinner needed!
    Monday: Grilled cheeseburgers
    Tuesday: Out
    Wednesday: BFD-Waffles
    Thursday: Ground turkey and bean enchiladas
    Friday: Hubby’s birthday, grilled ribeyes, au gratin potatoes, asparagus
    Saturday: ??? Middle daughter attending prom, not sure what we’ll do after pictures

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    Sunday – steaks, sweet potatoes and salad with cumin dressing
    Monday – grilled cheese, fruit and chips
    Tuesday – grilled chicken, asparagus, couscous
    Wednesday – homemade pizza, salad
    Thursday – ginger pork chops, noodles, green beans
    Friday- omelets, toast, fruit
    Saturday – out

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    Hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day!
    For some reason, this week’s menu was hard to be inspiring, but once I got some inspiration, I quickly filled out this week and most of next week too.

    Sunday: Sea scallops with herb-butter sauce, orzo pilaf and roasted green beans and asparagus.
    Monday: Chicken-bacon pesto sandwiches with Indonesian veggie salad with peanut dressing.
    Tuesday: Pasta with roasted red pepper sauce.
    Wednesday: Leftovers.
    Thursday: Mushroom and spinach quiche with mixed green salads.
    Friday: Calzones with spinach and pea salad (either doing tomato, pepperoni and mozz or ham and cheddar).
    Saturday: Giada’s salmon cakes with quick pickled green beans and herby cucumber salad.

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    Monday – Grocery store after dinner, so I think I’ll make spaghetti or some other pasta

    Tuesday – I’ve never made risotto, but I think I’m going to try it today! I’ve found some recipes online, but can’t decide on one.

    Wednesday – frozen pizza

    Thursday – Cheese stuffed shells

    Friday – crockpot chicken for chicken tacos.

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    Hope you had a relaxing & fun Mother’s Day!

    My husband made a wonderful grilled turkey dinner last night for Mother’s Day dinner, so we’ll be eating turkey for the next couple of days and freezing the rest.

    Monday: Summer Chili over steamed brown rice
    The chili will be made with turkey, corn, bell peppers, onions, and white beans.

    Tuesday Whole-Wheat Pasta w/ turkey & spinach

    Wednesday: Leftovers

    Thursday: Grilled Halibut foil packets w/ tomatoes, olives, basil, & oregano over couscous

    Friday: I am teaching a Desserts Cooking Class, so my dinner will consist of banana chocolate cream pie, strawberry-mascarpone granita, and individual berry crumbles.

    Saturday: Grilled Santa Maria Tri Tip, bake potatoes w/ greek yogurt & sautéed shrooms

    Sunday: Leftovers

  23. I’m really excited about this week’s menu! We’re trying lots of new things (like broiled artichokes and paella) so it’s going to be a fun week of food.

    Sunday: Mother’s Day lunch… I cooked red chile enchiladas, latin yellow rice, puerco beans, salad, and a molten lava cake.

    Monday: Grilled lemon garlic rosemary chicken, spinach tortellini tossed with fresh parmesan, broiled artichokes, salad.

    Tuesday: Everyday Food’s quick veggie fajitas with leftover beans and rice from Sunday.

    Wednesday: Skinny chicken alfredo with broccoli and roasted squash/zucchini.

    Thursday: Roasted chicken sausage with veggies (onions, carrots, bell peppers, potatoes, grape tomatoes).

    Friday: date night out with my husband! TBD.

    Saturday lunch: Martha Stewart’s Easy Paella.
    Saturday dinner: baby shower!

    Sunday lunch: Light frito chili pie wraps, roasted or grilled broccoli.
    Sunday dinner: Eat Better America’s Tuscan soup and homemade focaccia rolls.

  24. I finally got my menu up on my blog. I have been working on it (or rather, putting it off!) all morning. I feel like I’m in a rut…that we eat the same types of things all the time, but I scour recipes, and it’s just that I’m picky and these are the things we like. And, I’m trying to lose weight as well, so it seems like every other meal we have is chicken. Which is okay. I like chicken. I’m not even tired of it, it just feels lame to post the same things all the time, compared to the other great and diverse menus I see (but I’m breaking my own rule to NOT compare your menu to others…lol).

    ANyway, sorry for the rambling! Here is my simple menu

    • Jane Maynard

      not lame to post the same things over and over again…uh, pretty sure I do that!! πŸ˜‰

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    sunday – daughter and son-in-law made his parents and us dinner at our house! Yummy baby back ribs, coleslaw and brussels sprouts – then youngest son made brownies for dessert!
    Monday – chicken stir fry with rice
    Tuesday – pasta primavera
    Wednesday -Grilled chopped salad with shrimp
    Thursday – Steak on the grill
    friday – make our own pizzas
    saturday – out

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    S- Steak, Potatoes and 3 Bean Salad
    M- Steak Tacos (cooked extra steak yesterday)
    T- Grilled Cheese and Sausage Sandwiches with a Tossed Salad
    W- Take Out
    Th- Baked Rigatoni and Italian Salad
    F- Breafast for Dinner- Pigs in a Blanket
    S- Grilling Out- TBD what that will be!

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    thank you thisweekfordinner-readers! (or commentors, i guess) without you, i don’t think i could’ve pulled this week’s menu together. writers block? or food thinking block. either way, all i came up with on my own was the last one…

    here’s my menu:
    mexican lasagna with corn muffins
    pulled pork sandwiches with tossed green salad
    grilled marinated chicken with grilled veggies
    hamburger stroganoff with peas
    swiss steak with fresh homemade bread
    bean with bacon soup and sandwiches

    go here: for all the recipes i found on my very own. πŸ™‚

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    Ashley P

    Sunday- hamburgers/hotdogs on the grill, mac and cheese, grilled zucchini
    Monday- cordon bleu bites and rice
    Tuesday- grilled chicken quesadillas and pastasides
    Wednesday- out
    Thursday- dinner at church
    Friday- pizza
    Saturday- I’ll be out of town so H will have to fend for himself (he’s working, so probably a sandwich)

  29. Happy Mother’s Day to you too! This weekend my mom taught me how to make crepes! Amazing and much easier than I thought!
    M-Coconut Chicken Curry
    T-Turkey Sausage Stir-Fry
    W-Crock Pot Mexican Chicken
    F-Burgers on the grill w/ grilled sweet potato

  30. Thanks for your menu plans- I’m often inspired seeing what other people are making.
    I’m lacking discipline today but finally figured out my menu plan for the week.

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    Kelly B

    Hope everyone had a fabulous Mother’s day!

    Mac & Cheese w/ Peas
    Parmesean Chicken Fingers

    Grilled Cheese
    Tomato Soup


    Bacon & Spinach Pasta


    Eat Out

    Yorkshire Pudding
    Fresh Fruit

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    Sunday- We had grilled chicken, spinach and strawberry salad, and fresh bread for lunch. Dinner was teriyaki mushroom burgers.
    Monday- I grabbed take out. I work till noon, gave the dog a bath. I had a haircut and then Ayden (my dog) and I had our first training class. Class last an hour and I will be taking it for the next five weeks.
    Tuesday- Roast chicken in the crockpot, Stove top, and random veggie.
    Wednesday- Spaghetti and meatballs, bread or rolls.
    Thursday- Not a clue, working till six. (MLB)
    Friday- smoked pork chops, Stove top, more random veggies
    Saturday- Roommate in charge. If she is working I will probably do some form of a stir fry.

  33. Sunday: Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, and Dill Bread

    Monday: Roast Beef Quesadillas with Spicy Tomato Soup

    Tuesday: Bacon Blue Cheese Burgers with oven roasted fries

    Wednesday: Cajun Oven Fried Chicken, Potato Cakes, and Scalloped Corn

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

    Friday: Grilled Honey Lime Chicken, Grilled Yellow Squash and Bacon Cheddar Pull Apart Bread

    Saturday: Leftovers

    You can find recipes and links here

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    Sat – out
    Sun – out
    Mon – baked haddock, asparagus risotto
    Tues – Tortelloni w/ vegs (red pepper/zucchini/garlic)
    Wed – pork chops, roasted potatoes/veg
    Thurs – homemade pizza
    Fri – BFD (waffles, sausage, fruit, eggs)

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    Sunday: Grilled Halibut with Chimichurri & corn on the cob
    Monday: BBQ blue cheese burgers & mac ‘n cheese
    Tuesday: Tacos
    Wednesday: Pork & Green bean Stirfy & rice
    Thursday: Spaghetti & meatballs
    Friday: out
    Sat: ??

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    Jane Maynard

    aw always, thank you ALL for the menus! keep them coming! πŸ™‚

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    Nikki CB

    That fruit salad looks SO good!

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