Menu Banner

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Week 303 Menu

Look at this pear! It’s a mutant! Seriously, the one on the left itself is a little larger than normal, just to give some perspective. I think my organic CSA farm is using growth hormone in their pears. Scandal! 😉

It’s the last full week before Thanksgiving. Can you believe it? I have some fun Thanksgiving recipes coming this week as we prepare for the big day. Stay tuned!

Confession – I didn’t get to half of my menu last week. I don’t even know what happened with that! Here’s to a more successful cooking week!

Cilantro Sour Cream Enchiladas

– Corn muffins

– Take out after swimming lessons

– Leftovers

– Hamburgers (we haven’t made these for dinner at home in ages!)

Corn chowder

– Leftovers, breakfast for dinner if needed

Can I just say for a moment that I love it so much when you all “talk” to each other in the comments each week, asking and answering questions and sharing recipes? It’s so great! I love our little meal planning village! Enough blubbering, carry on! Please share your weekly menu!


  1. Here, here! I agree with you! It’s great to have “accountability partners” in dinner planning!

    Sunday: Asian salmon, kale and purple rice
    Monday: Slow cooker ribs and spinach salad
    Tuesday: Noodles and spinach pesto
    Wednesday: Baked chicken nuggets
    Thursday: Spaghetti squash with marinara
    Friday: Homemade pizza night!
    Saturday: Out.

  2. 2

    After not having power for 8 days and finally going food shopping I can not wait to cook!
    Sunday hamburgers and smashed red potatoes
    Monday baked zita made today
    Tuesday steak fajitas
    Wed leftovers cheesesteak sandwiches and sweet potatoe fries
    Thur broccoli cheese pockets
    Friday sandwich night
    Sat out!
    Have a good week!

  3. 3
    Kim from PA

    Sun: Roasted chicken, carrots, mashed potatoes & gravy
    Mon: Shrimp scampi over brown rice, green beans
    Tues: leftovers
    Wed: Tuna noodle casserole, salad
    Thurs: Leftovers
    Fri: Fish & chips, cole slaw
    Sat: Soup & sandwiches”¦.not sure what kind yet

  4. 4

    Sunday- chicken w/ peppers- 5 ingredients and super easy! Toss 3 red bell peppers w/ salt pepper and evoo. top w/ 6 chicken drumsticks and season well. bake at 425 for 30m covered and 25m uncovered. Serve w/ rice or bread to soak up the “yummies”

    Monday- leftovers

    Tuesday- Easy sausage supper and garlicbread- Toss 1/2 a butternut sqash, 1 red onion and 4 sausages. bake for an hour.

    Wednesday-bacon chicken bites, wild rice, veg

    Thursday- Fennel roast pork tenderloin, pita, salad

    Friday- garlic chicken wraps, tomato soup

  5. 5

    Monday: Fall Chili
    Tuesday: Leftovers
    Wednesday: Easy Vegan Dinner
    Thursday: Rainbow Stir-Fry
    Friday: Your Delicious Honey Goat Cheese Pizza
    Saturday: Out to Dinner
    Sunday: Dinner with Family

  6. 6

    Sunday: Coq au vin and mashed potatoes
    Monday: Lasagna (from the giant batch I froze last month), salad
    Tuesday: Penne with broccoli in garlic cream sauce
    Wednesday: Teriyaki skirt steak, sesame-peanut noodles
    Thursday: Chicken thighs and fries…and salad
    Friday: Out, pasta and fruit salad for the kids
    Saturday: Movie night! Take out

    Baking (days TBD): Key lime pie and chocolate chip cookies

  7. 7

    Sunday: Pork roast, apple, sauerkraut crockpot dinner with peirogies
    Monday: Tortilla soup….it is getting chilly here in CA
    Tuesday: Left over pork dinner from Sunday over noodles
    Wednesday: Barefoot contessa shrimp linguine
    Thursday: Ok, I know now that I only cook for 3 there will still be pork leftover since I defrosted too much pork. Keep forgetting two boys are at college. I will simmer some of the pork in bbq sauce, put on kaiser rolls and serve with onion rings
    Friday-Sun…to be determined.

  8. 8

    Sunday – grilled chicken wings french fries and carrot & celery sticks
    Monday – ropa vieja with rice
    Tuesday – salmon with baked potatoes and veggies
    Wednesday – buffalo chicken meatballs on rolls
    Thursday – lefovers
    Friday – out
    Saturday – ?

  9. 9

    Yes, I was so touched and grateful for all the amazing suggestions last week! Thank you!
    I made the taquitos with chicken and some with black beans and sweet potatoes (mostly because I had some that needed to be used up). Haven’t tried them yet, but they sure looked and smelled delicious!
    I’m scheduled to be induced on Wednesday, the day after my birthday, so I’m taking it very easy this week.
    Sunday- Trader Joe’s Wild Mushroom Fettucine with some grilled shrimp
    Monday- Trader Joe’s Mandarin Chicken with broccoli and rice
    Tuesday- Carb rich birthday dinner with a little glass of wine. Woohoo!

    • 2wellsmade5

      Congrats…i have 5 and wish I would’ve had the freezer space to plan ahead. That’s awesome! Baby sprinkles sent your way for a quick, easy and painless delivery. As well as a super healthy baby!

  10. 10

    S:Stuffed pork chops with apple brandy sauce, mashed potatoes & peas
    M:Hamburgers on grill ( unseasonably warm in northeast) with French fries
    T:Grilled chicken with roasted butternut squash salad
    W:Korean style wings with jasmine rice &green beans
    T:Spaghetti and meatballs for guys, spaghetti with roasted peppers for me
    F:Sons 18th birthday…not sure yet except for chocolate raspberry or kahlua cake

  11. 11

    Sunday – Pork roast with sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans
    Monday – Baked cod sandwiches with pierogis
    Tuesday – BBQ chicken pizza
    Wednesday – Kielbasa with Rice,broccoli & cauliflower casserole
    Thursday – Grilled cheese & vegetable soup
    Friday – Pizza sub with salad
    Saturday – Leftovers

  12. 12

    We actually do menu from Wed. to Wed. Our grocery day is always Thurs, so you get a sprinkle of last week with this week….but none the less it’s still ideas!

    Mon. Grilled Ohana (Disney recipe)Shrimp and Gyros homemade

    Tues. Leftover Naan bread into make your own pizza: mine a thai peanut chicken pizza with cabbage, cilantro lime and sriracha.(yummo)

    Wed. Chicken Florentine and farfalle pasta, salad and garlic bread

    Thur. Chicken curry, Naan bread, kale chips and cilantro lime steamed rice

    Fri. Chicken sliders, dogs, home fries and tater salad

    Sat. Anniversary dinner 11yrs. a dozen raw oysters, half dzn chargrilled oysters, a lb of boiled shrimp and grilled trout. salad and drinks…shared with hubby

    Sun.- Coffee rubbed oven roast beef,.smashed taters, corn and green beans. dinner rolls and mushroom beef gravy.

    Desserts- pumpkin ooey gooey bars and anniversary cookies

  13. Monday: leftovers from the weekend
    Tuesday: crockpot chicken quinoa chili [didn’t make last week]
    Wednesday: chicken enchilada pasta
    Thursday: leftovers
    Friday: breakfast for dinner
    Saturday: skillet chicken with apples & cranberries [didn’t make the past two weeks… sigh]
    Sunday: autumn risotto

  14. 14

    Mon – Baked chicken, potatoes & salad
    Tue – Corn Chowder, garlic bread
    Wed – Zucchini pancakes, bacon & eggs
    Thurs – Italian Sausage, Red Pepper & Mushroom Risotto, Salad & Garlic bread
    Fri – BBQ Pork sandwiches

  15. 15

    I don’t plan for a specific day, i just plan 5 meals and then make what I feel like.

    Texas Hash, steamed broccoli, corn
    Chicken and Noodles, pea salad
    French Chicken & Broccoli Supreme casserole (trying a new recipe)
    Sausage, baked potatoes in the crockpot
    Bacon cheeseburger casserole (trying new recipe, carryover from last week)

    • 2wellsmade5

      What is Texas hash? Can you share?

    • Jane Maynard

      this comment came to my inbox, instead of posted here – so just copying and pasting for lyn! 🙂

      Sure! It is a hamburger casserole. Here’s my mom’s recipe: (this is an old
      recipe; I don’t use “Spry” which is/was a brand of shortening … I don’t
      add any oil at all; and I don’t like green peppers very much so I don’t add
      nearly as much).

      Texas Hash


      2 large onions, sliced
      2 green peppers, cut fine
      2 T Spry
      1 lb hamburger
      2 c tomatoes
      1/2 c uncooked rice
      1 t chili powder
      1 t salt
      1/4 t pepper

      Cook onions and green pepper slowly in Spry. Add hamburger and fry until
      brown. Add tomatoes, rice, and seasonings. Put in casserole. cover and
      bake 45 min. serves 8. (I add about a cup of shredded cheddar; some in the
      dish and some on top).

      (no oven temp is given – I would assume 350)

      My mom also used to make this recipe minus the green peppers and instead
      stuff whole green peppers with it and bake until done.

    • 2wellsmade5

      Thank you, we’ll have to try that. Sounds yum!

    • Alice E

      I’ve made Texas Hash for years, but like it better without the tomatoes, green pepper and chili powder. So, I add 1 cup of broth or water and season with summer savory and basil. I just stir the rice into the hamburger mixture, let it saute for 2 or 3 minutes, then add the liquid and seasonings and cook it on top of the stove for about 20-25 minutes at a simmer.

  16. 16

    I need to get planning for Thanksgiving too! We split up the cooking between everyone but I love to try new things.
    Just the kids and I this week with two band concerts and an evening meeting for me. Very easy meals for the first part of the week.
    Sunday: My in-laws were in town and took us out for sushi ”” my favorite!
    Monday: Tortellini and turkey sausage with roasted broccoli.
    Tuesday: Baked potato bar with turkey ham, bacon, broccoli, scallions, and cheese. Served with bbq chicken chunks.
    Wednesday: Leftovers.
    Thursday: Lighter tuna noodle casserole.
    Friday: Turkey meatloaf with carrots, peas and mashed potatoes.
    Saturday: Two kids are gone, husband is taking the oldest son out, so I get take-out for myself. Not sure what yet, but something yummy.

  17. 17

    Sun: 40 Cloves & A Chicken from Alton Brown. It’s from an early episode, and wasn’t nearly as good as it looked on TV. Plus French bread & brussel sprouts w/bacon
    Mon: Coconut Red Lentil Soup over brown rice, naan
    Tues: Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole and honey lemon carrots
    Wed: spaghetti & meatballs, garlic bread, green salad
    Thurs: meatloaf, Pioneer Woman’s Crash Hot Potatoes, steamed cauliflower with cheese sauce
    Fri: Pad Thai, cucumber salad, fresh pineapple
    Sat: tacos & refried beans

  18. 18

    Sunday: Greek Salad
    Monday: Stuffed Bell Peppers
    Tuesday: I have no idea, probably just anything in the fridge that we need to use up
    Wednesday: CCD
    Thursday – Saturday: Seattle Trip for Thanksgiving!

  19. 19

    Sunday: Pork tenderloin with apricot, mustard and brown sugar glaze, rice, steamed broccoli

    Monday: Breakfast for dinner: Omelets with potatoes and cheese, fruit

    Tuesday: Dentist day- not sure how the teeth will be feeling so planned some homemade chicken noodle soup for dinner!

    Wednesday: Kids and Hubby cook. Korean style noodle bowls with chicken, eggrolls

    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Hotdish, green beans

    Friday: Pizza night

    Saturday: Girls night. Lasagna from the freezer?

  20. Monday – Pork and Bean Stew
    Tuesday – Lamb Sausages, Fries, Gravy and Carrot Slaw
    Wednesday – Quick Meat Curry and Rice (Joy of Cooking Recipe)
    Thursday – Sweet and Sour Pork Lo Mein (also Joy of Cooking Recipe)
    Friday – Meatball Subs and a Green Salad

  21. 21
    Lynn BB

    Hubby leaves Monday for his annual hunting trip so it’s an easy dinner week.

    Sunday: Pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, broccoli
    Monday: Sausage and cheese frittata
    Tuesday: Sandwiches or quesadillas
    Wednesday: Gnocchi with vodka sauce
    Thursday: Out
    Friday: Not sure, I’ve got book club
    Saturday: Oldest home from college, eat out at her choice

  22. Freezer Cleanout Week:

    Sunday:Minestrone Soup and Garlic Bread

    Monday: Pasta and Meat Sauce, Green Beans, Garlic Bread

    Tuesday: Breakfast Burritos, Fruit Salad

    Wednesday: Baked Salmon, Quinoa Pilaf, Steamed Broccoli

    Thursday: Hawaiian Chicken, Grilled Pineapple, Herbed Rice, Green Beans

    Friday: Stuffed Shells, Green Beans

    Saturday: We usually eat out on Saturdays for a late lunch, so Saturday nights are typically leftovers, or something simple like fruit and sandwiches.

  23. I haven’t planned our meals in ages, so it feels good to start the week knowing what’s for dinner each night!

    Sunday – Ham, scalloped potatoes, sauteed zucchini and onions
    Monday – Leftovers…it’s clean-out-the-fridge-before-trash-day
    Tuesday – Homemade ravioli (using wonton wrappers to cheat with) with pesto, garlic bread and salad
    Wednesday – dinner at church…it’ll probably be lasagna
    Thursday – Sweet & Sour Meatballs, rice, broccoli
    Friday – Brown Butter Tortellini with Spinach and ham
    Saturday – Roast Chicken, twice-baked potatoes, green beans

  24. 24

    tonight I made an amazing sweet potato & quinoa soup
    Tuesday – hubby gone (again)some sort of rice noodle and tofu stirfry
    Wednesday – dinner out
    Thursday – chili lime tilapia, quinoa, broccoli
    Friday – smitten kitchen’s buttermilk chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans
    Saturday – hosting a Mexican Fiesta; chicken mole, rice, beans, tortillas
    Sunday – TBD

  25. 25

    Sat – out
    Sun – Tuna noodle casserole
    Mon – roast chicken, roasted acorn squash, beet risotto
    Tues – spinach quiche (make ahead)
    Wed – white chicken chili in crockpot (with leftover roasted chicken)
    Thurs – beef stew in crockpot
    Fri – homemade pizza

  26. 26

    Mon: Leftovers for guys…out wine tasting for me! 🙂

    Tues: Chicken Enchiladas w/ black beans & rice
    Never got to this last week

    Wed: Cheesy Barley-Veg Bake w/ lemon-pepper chicken tenders

    Th: Leftovers

    Fri: Spicy Pumpkin Soup w/ cornbread muffins
    Putting the Halloween pumpkin to good use

    Sat: Spaghetti Bolognese w/ salad & garlic bread

    Sun: Football & BBQ!

  27. 27

    I would love some suggestions for recipes without dairy – my husband is allergic! Any and all welcome – thank you!

  28. 28

    Sunday – Out to Dinner
    Monday – Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Eggs
    Tuesday – Chicken and Rice, Green Beans
    Wednesday – Crock-pot Beef Stew
    Thursday – Take out Chinese
    Friday – Hamburgers, Oven Fries
    Saturday – Football Fare

  29. 29
    Angie M

    Sun – leftovers
    Mon – leftovers
    Tue – pork chops w/ roasted potatoes & applesauce
    Wed – turkey burgers w/ gravy & mashed potatoes
    Thu – leftovers
    Fri – poker night for the guys, so I’m making Texas red chili & Cincinnati chili
    Sat – steak?

  30. 30
    Crystal H.

    Day 1: chicken thighs cooked with bell peppers and onion, steamed rice, roasted carrots
    Day 2: chicken enchiladas made w/ green sauce (cilantro, jalapeños, and cream cheese), broccoli
    Day 3: ranchero crockpot beans, homemade bread
    Day 4: leftover enchiladas
    Day 5: shell pasta w/ sausage and spinach
    Day 6: breakfast (o’brien potatoes, eggs, sausage, and fruit)
    Day 7: leftover ranchero beans and homemade bread

  31. 31
    Fiona Walker

    I’m a little late on adding our weekly menu, but here it is!
    Day 1: Salad and quiche (picked up at Costco!)
    Day 2: Spaghetti and homemade meatballs
    Day 3: Kung pao chicken
    Day 4: Slow cooker sausage & bean soup
    Day 5: Cilantro sour cream enchiladas!
    Day 6: dinner out to celebrate my dad’s birthday
    Day 7: potluck at church 🙂

Leave a comment

1 Trackback