Menu Banner

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Week 298 Menu

We had a little more time this morning than usual, so I decided to do something fun with our pancakes. I tried these cinnamon roll pancakes that I found while reading blogs for DailyBuzz Moms. The kids loved the novelty of putting frosting on their breakfast and little Owen couldn’t stop eating!

I can’t believe another week has already passed! I mean, really, Halloween is just a few weeks away. How is that possible?

Chicken Soup with Rice
– Crusty bread

– Caprese salad (it’s tomato season where we live, CSA is overflowing with tomatoes!)
– More crusty bread

Turkey sandwich with cranberry and cream cheese
– Chips and fruit

– Eat out after soccer practice
– My truly GUILTY pleasure, The Vampire Diaries, is back on air…a sinful dessert to celebrate, perhaps?

– Leftovers

– Fajitas

Green Noodles (a humble name for an amazing dish)
– Salad

I actually went grocery shopping yesterday, so I have all my ingredients up through Thursday ready to go. I may have to make this a weekly practice since grocery shopping during the week is proving to be too difficult lately. It feels much less stressful going into the week with food already on the shelves!

You know the drill, folks. Please share your menus! All menus welcome, no matter how plain or fancy!


  1. I agree that shopping on the weekend works so much better for us too.

    S- Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese and Salad
    M- Lasagna and Garlic Bread
    T- Frozen Pizza (exciting, I know)
    W- Sausage and Veggie Pasta with Salad
    Th- Pork Steak Corn Tacos
    F- Strip Steak, Baked Potatoes and Green Beans
    S- TBD

    Have a good weekend!

  2. 2

    Sunday meatballs and spaghetti
    Chicken something have notdecided yetmashed potatoes, and green beans
    Tuesday fried shrimp and fries
    Wed biscuits and egg
    Thur homemade pizza night
    Friday sandwich night

    Love vampire diaries!!! Can’t wait!
    Have a great week!

  3. 3

    We love Vampire Diaries, too!!!

    S – creamy crock pot chicken over rice, steamed broccoli

    not sure the days yet, but these are on the list
    baked tacos
    taco salad or nachos w/ taco leftovers
    rotisserie chicken w/ baked sweet potatoes, veggies
    ham and cheese crescent rolls
    pizza or spaghetti
    if the weather is cool this week, we might also do soup or crock pot soup one day.

  4. 4

    Sunday – Salmon, parsley potatoes and green beans
    Monday – T Bone steak, baked potatoes and carrots
    Tuesday – Pasta with meat sauce, salad and garlic toast
    Wednesday – Breaded cod sandwiches and macaroni salad
    Thursday – Baked buffalo chicken,garlic noodles and broccoli
    Friday – Hake with Penzeys Muskego Ave Seasoning, pierogis and mixed veggies
    Saturday – Leftovers

  5. 5

    S: baked orzo with eggplant
    M: leftovers
    T: portabello kale rice bowl with spicy peanut sauce
    W: lentil, walnut, apple loaf
    Th: slow cooker enchiladas
    F: leftovers
    Sat: ?

  6. 6

    Sunday: Short ribs and mashed potatoes
    Monday: out
    Tuesday: Roasted chicken and potato pancakes
    Wednesday: Penne with chicken and broccoli
    Thursday: Steakhouse salad
    Friday: fajitas
    Saturday: Chicken fried rice, spring rolls

  7. 7

    So weird…I’m also making Chicken Soup w/ Rice tomorrow because my 4-year-old is fascinated with the book just as I was at his age. He asked me to please make enough to serve to his entire classroom. 😉

    Mon: Chicken Soup w/ Rice & parmesan-scallion biscuits

    Tues: Poached Tuna Salad over salad greens w/ leftover biscuits

    Wed: Pork Chops w/ onion-mushroom gravy & smashed potatoes

    Th: Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs w/ garlic wheat toast

    Fri: Leftovers or Pizza Delivery

    Sat: Heading to Julian for apple picking

    Sun: BBQ Tri-Tip w/ baked potatoes (Greek yogurt & scallions), & salad

    • Jane Maynard

      I was fascinated with that book when I was small, too! what is it about that book that pulls you in…that’s sweet you’re making it for him!

  8. 8
    Kim 2

    Sunday: Orecchiette, sausage, parsnips, & swiss chard
    Monday: Buttermilk roasted chicken, big green salad
    Tuesday: Veggie soup & grilled cheese sandwiches
    Wednesday: Chicken & dumplings
    Thursday: Acorn squash soup with brown butter maple yogurt
    Friday: Fish sticks, mixed vegetables
    Saturday: Out at local Oktoberfest

  9. 9
    Ashley P

    I go shopping on the weekend too…makes it so much easier to have everything on hand when it’s time for dinner. On really good weeks, I go ahead and prep as much as I can too, but rarely does that happen 😉

    Sunday- baked chicken meatballs and spaghetti squash
    Monday- almond parmesan pork chops, baked potatoes and sauteed zucchini
    Tuesday- Italian chicken, pastasides, and garlic green beans
    Wednesday- out
    Thursday- lasagna and garlic breadsticks
    Friday- pizza
    Saturday- leftover lasagna

    • Jane Maynard

      I feel like grocery shopping is always my biggest barrier to getting my menu actually cooked…I used to hate shopping on the weekend, but I think I’m just gonna have to start doing it – it’s so much better!

  10. Thanks for the trackback!!! 🙂 Love your blog and have followed for a long time!

    • Jane Maynard

      of course! it was such a cute idea! my husband even said, “how in the world did you make these?” 🙂 and that is so sweet you’ve been reading my blog – thank you! 🙂

  11. 11

    Week of October 7 to October 13
    Sunday: Apple-Onion Pork Loin
    Monday: Spicy Pork Fajitas
    Tuesday: Stuffed Acorn Squash
    Wednesday: Caramelized Onion Tortellini
    Thursday: Penne with Vodka Sauce
    Friday: Oven Baked Tilapia and Macaroni with Cheese
    Saturday: Pasta Puttanesca

  12. I don’t know. Maybe this is a man thing, but grocery shopping is almost like a sport for me. Digressing:

    S: Homemade pizza (we did meatball and mushroom…I made meatballs and marinara this weekend)
    M: Meatless Monday…spinach, tomato and orzo soup
    T: Leftover linguine and marinara
    W: Locavore turkey club (locally sourced bacon, turkey, etc.)
    R: Dijon chicken breasts
    F: Takeout
    S: TBA…my father is going to be in town, so I sense dinner out.

  13. Oh, Vampire Diaries… I wish I knew how to stop loving you so much!

    Here’s our menu:

    M – Roast Chicken, Mashed Pot., Roasted Carrots (And if that sounds like a Sunday meal, that’s because we were supposed to have it today but the chicken that I “thawed in the refrigerator” was still frozen solid. Go figure.)
    Tu – Broccoli Quinoa Casserole
    W – Pasta with Avocado Pesto
    Th – Pumpkin Pancakes
    F – Cheese Enchiladas
    Sa – Chicken Sausage and Gnocchi in a Blushing Cream Sauce
    Su – Pot Roast in Slow Cooker

  14. 14

    I could not imagine grocery shopping during the week! Keep up the weekend shopping 🙂

    Sunday- pasta bolognese w/salad
    Monday- leftovers
    Tuesday- veggie calzones
    Wednesday- chicken in Trader Joe’s simmer sauce with rice, peas and naan
    Thursday- Shepherd’s pie
    Friday- leftovers
    Saturday- roast chicken breasts and sweet potatoes

  15. Oh my gosh. Back from vacation today and I don’t wanna go back to work tomorrow!!!! So, needless to say, I had to dig deep to come up with my humble menu for the week.

    Sunday: Fend For Yourself night…..lounging around after getting home from vacation
    Monday: Meatballs and marinara
    Tuesday: Individual fritatas with CSA veggies
    Wednesday: Baked pasta with veggies
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Homemade calzones (it’s been on the menu for a couple weeks…we’ll get to it yet, I swear!)
    Saturday: Out.

  16. 16
    Megan Flowers

    I shop on Saturdays all by myself. It’s awesome. It used to be a family affair but then my son now refuses to sit in the cart so it’s not fun nor productive to bring him. It does feel good to start the week out ready to go.
    Sunday-grilled Chicken with cauliflower and broccoli
    Monday-Carnitas with pico de gallo and guacamole
    Tuesday- Disnelyland
    Wedensday- Chili/ no beans
    Thursday- Veggie Soup
    Friday-leftovers. I might mix the soup and chili and see what comes of it?!

    I’m started a paleo diet so its been interesting to see the changes in my body so far. It been fun coming up with new recipes!

  17. 17
    Erika B.

    Those pancakes look amazing! So fun.

    Sun-Turkey Breast Tacos, Baby Broccoli with Toasted Garlic Butter, Raspberries
    Mon-Leftover Tacos, More Baby Broccoli, Strawberries
    Tues-Cheesy Baked Ziti, Green Salad with Dilled Honey Mustard Dressing, Pears
    Wednesday-Leftover Ziti, Steamed Artichokes, Strawberries
    Thurs-Chocolate Waffles with Mascarpone Whipped Cream, Bacon, Berry Compote
    Fri- I hope out!

  18. 18

    Sun: David Byrne show & out to eat!
    Mon: (BF cooks) Steak, grilled romaine hearts with balsamic drizzle, whole steamed artichokes with butter.
    Tues. PW Italian Meatball Soup with crusty bread.
    Wed. Tacos
    Thurs. Apricot-Honey Dijon Glazed Pork Tenderloin, mashed cauliflower, bacon and onion green beans.
    Fri: Working late
    Sat: Working late

  19. 19

    sunday: fish and chips, salad
    monday: son’s birthday dinner out
    tuesday: Hubby cooks. Baked chicken, rice, green beans
    wednesday: Hubby cooks. pork chops, stuffing, carrots
    thursday: Hubby cooks.Son 1 guitar practice and Son 2 CC meet. Easy breakfast for dinner-
    friday: Pizza night, salad
    saturday: chorizo and bean burritos, salad

  20. 20
    Lynn BB

    This week, I arrived at my favorite grocery store at 8:00 am on Saturday and practically had the place to myself. Ususally I don’t go there because it’s so crowded. I guess I’ve got a new routine, which may help my menu planning that has not been the greatest recently.

    Sunday: Pork chops, mashed potatoes, creamed kale
    Monday: Out
    Tuesday: Something easy, it’s my Bunco night
    Wednesday: Ground turkey tacos
    Thursday: Crock-pot buffalo chicken sandwiches
    Friday: Sauteed filet tips and mushrooms over rice
    Saturday: TBD

    • Angie Marr

      We LOVE going to the store at 8am on Saturday or especially Sunday (with everyone in church). It’s so peaceful. But sometimes the produce and meat sections aren’t fully stocked. Still, it’s worth it 🙂

  21. 21
    Janna M

    We make cinnamon swirl pancakes all the time. Our method is a little different. Search for it on Try It You Might Like It if you’re interested. I just finished watching season 3 of Vampire Diaries so I could be caught up by Thursday. Can’t wait to find out what happens.

    Saturday – pork dumplings and homemade fried rice
    Sunday – Polynesian meatballs and speckled rice
    Monday – Janna’s chicken and roasted potatoes
    Tuesday – rotisserie chicken and salad
    Wednesday – beef stroganoff
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – pancakes

  22. 22

    Sunday – hoagies
    Monday – roast chicken and cauliflower
    Tuesday – leftovers
    Wednesday – Lamb chops with roasted brussels sprouts
    Thursday – soup and sandwiches (pumpkin black bean soup and grilled cheese)
    Friday – out @melting pot!
    Saturday – leftovers

  23. 23
    Angie Marr

    lol… My fiance and I both LOVE The Vampire Diaries!! But it’s a little embarassing to share with your friends that you’re watching a show about teenagers and vampires when you’re almost 40.

    This week is a short one. We are headed to Denver Tuesday night for a week of wedding appointments. We have appts with photographers, 3 caterer tastings, & 3 bakery tastings. Gonna be a tasty week!!

    Sun – Chicken broccoli alfredo cheddar shells (delish!)
    Mon – leftovers
    Tue – eating on the road
    Wed – (caterer tasting)
    Thu – (caterer tasting)
    Fri – Dinner w/ friends
    Sat – Engagement dinner party
    Sun – driving home, so eating on the road

  24. PS-Those cinnamon roll pancakes look very fun and interesting!

  25. 26

    Monday- Pie-n-Mash
    Tuesday- Pancakes, Sausage and Eggs
    Wednesday- Ham and Cheese Melts
    Thursday- Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, Carrots and Onions
    Friday- Burgers
    Saturday- Homemade Pizza
    Sunday- Chicken Soup

    I’m totally stoked about Thursday too!

  26. 27

    Chicken Apple Sausages, couscous, broccoli

    Clean Eating Grilled Chicken Souvlaki, brown rice, kale chips

    Chicken Pot Pie with boursin cheese, been craving it since I saw your recipe last week!

    Grilled Turkey Burgers, sweet potatoes, corn

    Chicken and Black Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash from Bev Cooks

    Turkey Sloppy Joe’s from Dinner a Love Story, salad

  27. 28

    I am so fortunate that I am a freelance editor and writer so I can go to the grocery store Friday mornings, which I love (as much as one can love grocery shopping). I can stock up for the weekends and typically have enough for the week, with maybe an occasional trip to the smaller neighborhood store.
    Sunday: We had shrimp pot pies with leeks, peas, redskins, and mushrooms.
    Monday: Corn chowder with crusty bread.
    Tuesday: Cheesy spaghetti squash bake with salads and green beans (that I need to use up).
    Wednesday: Leftovers.
    Thursday: Pierogies with chicken sausages and roasted broccoli.
    Friday: Martha Stewart’s tuna nicoise sandwiches (made a head of time so we can make it to an away football game).
    Saturday: Out to dinner to celebrate my husband and two of my sisters’ birthdays!

  28. 29
    Kelly B

    Oh, wow! My crew would love those pancakes!

    Monday – Chicken Pot Pie (can’t wait to try the new recipe you posted)
    Tuesday – Eggplant Parmesean, salad & garlic bread
    Wednesday – Beef Enchiladas & Mexican Rice
    Thursday – Leftovers
    Friday – Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese
    Saturday – Tequila Lime Chicken & Black Beans
    Sunday – Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

  29. 30

    Mon: Baked potato with cottage cheese before a work event
    Tue: Ham and pinapple pizza, salad
    Wed: Turkey chilli cobbler
    Thur: Leftovers
    Fri: Sausages, baked beans and potato wedges
    Sat: Big trip to IKEA to order my new kitchen!!! No idea when when we’ll get home so will fill up on meatballs for lunch and try to sneak some semla buns into the car for the drive home.
    Sun: Dinner out for Mum’s birthday

  30. 32

    Mon – French Onion Soup
    Tues – Sausage & Leek Quiche
    Wed – spaghetti w/ meat sauce
    Thurs – pork chops, butternut squash, green beans
    Fri – Chicken/tomato/eggplant pizza

  31. 33
    Nikki CB

    Those pancakes look fun and tasty! I’m definitely going to have to try those.

Leave a comment