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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Week 305 Menu

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Our weekend has been fun and sweet, filled with small moments like these that overwhelm me with gratitude.

The kids have been pretty good the last few days and we’re not sick of them or the leftovers. It’s a miracle! I suppose we still have one more day of the weekend to get through. 😉

Turkey sandwiches with cranberry and cream cheese
– Fruit and chips

Turkey a la King
– Rice and veggie

– Take out

– Leftovers

– Nate and I are going to the Pac-12 Championship game. GO STANFORD!
– Food at the stadium for us, pizza at home for the kids

Chicken Piccata
– Mashed Potatoes and veggie

– Spaghetti
– Salad and bread

Can’t wait to see your menus! Interested to see if you’re still swimming in leftovers or are ready to move on from Tom Turkey! Thank you, as always, for posting!


  1. Oooh! First!!

    S: Turkey empanadas. We’re going to resurrect Thursday’s turkey that my wife’s mother and aunt cooked for five hours (it was a 14 lb. bird…yikes).
    Meatless M: Barley stew with leeks, mushrooms and greens
    T: Beef stew with egg noodles
    W: Portugese chicken and rice
    R: Pasta with marinara
    F: Takeout
    S: TBA. I have a work event that day and depending when it wraps will decide what, how and if I’m cooking.

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    Doing a pantry/deep freeze/veggie garden clean out this week! And trying to eat somewhat healthier :/
    Sun: Mel’s Broiled Lemon-Parmesan Chicken, Light Broccoli and Rice Casserole
    Mon: Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup, Whole Wheat French Bread (Didn’t get to the Stuffed Cabbage last week, so I’m turning it into a soup.)
    Tues: Arroz con Pollo, Tomato-Avocado Salad
    Wed: Turkey Tacos
    Thurs: Julia Child’s Beef Carbonnade, Cauliflower Fritters, Garden Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette.

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    Laura B.

    This is my first post. I just found this website and I’m loving all of the ideas and the real life menus!

    Sunday: Red Beans and Rice, French Bread (Hubby’s night to cook!)Toasted beef and cheese raviolis with red cream sauce, cucumber salad.
    Tuesday: Pork tacos with lime cilantro crema. (Pork loin in the crock pot with salsa.)
    Wednesday: Shrimp Piccata with orzo and asperagus.
    Thursday: Panko Talapia (from Costco), pasta and a veggie.
    Friday: Breakfast biscuits with eggs and sausage.
    Saturday: Girls night out, so probably hot dogs or burgers for the guys.

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    I don’t plan for a specific day; I just plan 4-5 meals and make what I feel like/ have time for on a particular day. I’m working full days Mon – Wed, so less time to get things together those days.

    Chili, cornbread
    Ranch chicken, au gratin potato bake
    Taco salad
    Tortellini soup, veggie
    Chicken pot pie (the filling is in the fridge, thawing – made double recipe last time)

  5. not sure all depends on what the doctor says tomorrow about husbands oral surgery. He is hoping to be eating regular food after wednesday.

    Sun: Rachel Rays veg head chili

    Mon: my Alexia Spicy Sweet Potato(fries)and Black Bean Burriots (super easy and super yummy)

    Tues: Fritatta and Banana Muffins (odd combo but both are so good)

    Wed: Spaghetti, garlic bread, and roasted green beans

    Thurs: Chicken, Mashed Potato, Veggie (leftover spaghetti for me)

    Fri: Calzones or Pizza (either way homemade)

    Sat: Burgers, Fries, Mac n Cheese (homemade black bean burgers for me)

    Sun: Pasta Fagoli nnd homemade bread

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    Sunday – Shrimp Scampi, baguette and salad
    Monday – Chicken fingers, mac and cheese
    Tuesday – Chili cheese hotdogs, fries
    Wednesday – Chicken pot pie
    Thursday – Salmon patties, onion rings
    Friday – Spaghetti and meat balls in red sauce, salad
    and garlic bread
    Saturday – Leftovers

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    It’s getting chilly, and I’m cleaning out the fridge, and I try to do most cooking/prepping once a week, and so I have a soup theme cooking up here (most of the soups I made today):

    Sunday: Afghan Tomato Soup with Farfalle
    Monday: Italian Fish Chowder with zucchini and artichokes, served with garlic toasts
    Tuesday: Beef Stew with Walnuts served on rice
    Wednesday: Chicken Sloppy Joes
    Thursday: Fending for ourselves; my night class
    Friday: Zimbabwean Chicken Soup
    Saturday: First Christmas party of the season!

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    Sunday- just back from thanksgiving at my sister-in law’s. house. Oh so much wonderful food! So no leftovers, made lamb burgers on the grill
    Monday – salmon with baked potatoes and Brussels sprouts
    Tuesday – mushroom soup with bread and salad
    Wednesday – chicken with rice
    Thursday – chili with corn bread
    Friday – out
    Saturday – leftovers

  9. Monday: Chicken Enchilada Pasta”¦ still have not made!
    Tuesday: stir-fry
    Wednesday: Hawaiian Chicken
    Thursday: leftovers
    Friday: spaghetti with meat sauce
    Saturday: shrimp & grits
    Sunday: breakfast for dinner”¦let’s be real here 🙂

    • 2wellsmade5

      nom,nom,nom….i want to eat at your house! Hawaiian chicken, shrimp and grits and enchilada pasta. Sounds like you live in the south!

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    S: Thanksgiving soup, rolls
    M: Shish Kebab, rice & salad
    T: Stovetop Mac & cheese, roasted grape tomatoes & green beans
    W: Korean Beef tacos, pickled cucumber & onions
    T: Wild rice, apple & cranberry stuffed acorn squash
    F: Leftovers or out
    S: Steak, cheese, pepper & onion pizza

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    Monday – chicken on pasta
    Tues – sloppy joe with turkey burger
    Wed – boys have indoor lacrosse – something light when they get home- whatever for me!
    Thur – chicken with lemon and garlic and baked risotto
    Fri – out
    Sat – chicken pot pie
    Sun – out

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    Ashley P

    Thanksgiving was at Mom’s, and I hate leftovers, so I declined bringing any turkey home 🙂

    Sunday- out for Chinese
    Monday- grilled steak, rice and steamed broccoli
    Tuesday- out for Husband’s birthday- hibachi grill
    Wednesday- dinner with my mom
    Thursday- turkey meatloaf and broccoli
    Friday- pizza
    Saturday- out with the band for parades

    Wow, I just realized how much we’re eating out this week! Here’s hoping next week is better!!

  13. I’m expecting another little one and I finally feel like I’m coming out of the “fog”. I made a menu today AND went to the grocery store AND cooked dinner. WooHoo mommy is BACK!

    S- Chicken soup with Farro and swiss chard
    M- eggplant casserole & steamed broccoli
    T- Beef and Barley Soup & garlic bread
    W- Turkey meatloaf (You’d think we’d be sick of turkey, but we’re not.), mashed potatoes, and green beans
    T- Out
    F- Date night for Mommy and Daddy so out to eat.
    S- Butternut squash farro with brown butter and sage sauce with stewed collard greens on the side.

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    Sunday: Grilled burgers with sides from Whole Foods
    Monday: (we use a different dressing recipe though)
    Tuesday: Steak, mashed potatoes, broccoli
    Wednesday: out
    Thursday: Baked chicken fingers, salad
    Friday: Penne and peas in garlic sauce

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    Sunday: turkey enchiladas
    Monday: ham & cheese puff pastry tart, green veg
    Tuesday: leftovers
    Wednesday: Salmon w/ red cabbage edamame salad
    Thursday: Frittata – potatoes, cheese, leftover veggies
    Friday: Out or frozen pizza

  16. I MUST get back into menu planning! The holidays are just too crazy not to do it.

    M: Seared ginger-lime albacore medallions with stir-fried veggies and brown rice
    Tu: Spinach salad with crumbled blue cheese, candied pecans, granny smith apples, dried cranberries and homemade balsamic vinaigrette
    W: Mexican corn and bean soup (This is a cheap, healthy, and vegetarian recipe from a great college haunt of mine.)
    Th: Cranberry-pecan chicken and 60-second brussels sprouts (We’ll see if I can stomach more poultry by Thursday — sooo done right now.)
    F: Repeat Tuesday’s salad (I could eat this salad every day.)
    Away for the weekend.

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    Sunday: Turkey Enchiladas
    Monday: ham, leftover sweet potatoes and left over cranberry sauce
    Tuesday: Chili and cornbread
    Wed: dinner at church, hubby gets leftover enchiladas
    Thurs: Hot turkey sandwiches

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    We LOVE leftovers. I finally got around to removing the turkey from the bones, freezing it, and making stock. So we’ve got lots of turkey to eat this week.

    M: Creamy Mexican Turkey Soup, Rolls

    T: Turkey Enchiladas

    W: Turkey Tacos

    Th: Roasted Butternut Squash, Yam, and Carrot Soup, Homemade Bread

    Fri: Veggie and Brown Rice Stir Fry

    S: BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Oven Fries

    Su: Spicy Turkey Burritos (shredded turkey, refried beans, potatoes, jalapeños, and jack cheese)

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    Mon: Pasta with tomato sauce and salad
    Tue: Potstickers, stir-fried veggies
    Wed: Crepes with creamy garlic mushrooms, roasted sprouts
    Thur: Not sure yet
    Fri: I’m fasting from midday, husband will probably eat at the pub after work
    Sat: Chicken pie, greens
    Sun: Dinner at Mum’s

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    Sunday: Roast Chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots

    Monday: Smoky Sweet potato and chicken stoup, rolls

    Tuesday: Buffalo Chicken wraps, sweet potato fries, fruit salad

    Wednesday: Kids Cook Night> Red Beans and Rice, bread, salad

    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Crockpot roast beef sandwiches, chips, fruit and vegies

    Friday: Happy Birthday to my hubby- Dinner out

    Saturday: Pizza night, salad

  21. Sunday – Shepards Pie
    Monday – Creamy Parsnip Soup
    Tuesday – Sausage Hoagies with Peppers and Onions and Fries
    Wednesday – BBQ Meatballs and Mash
    Thursday – Pork Stew
    Friday – Cheeseburgers and Fries
    Saturday – Spaghetti Bolognese

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    I havne’t posted here in forever!! I hope I can get back into a blogging and cooking groove 🙂
    Monday– Kobayashi Maru with pork
    Tuesday– <a href=""Mexican Chicken Lasagna
    Wednesday– Pizza (either frozen or Papa John’s)
    Thursday– <a href=""Tilapia Tacos
    Friday– <a href=""Beef Stew
    Saturday– <a href=""Chicken Strips with Mac & Cheese
    Sunday– Italian Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes **I need to get the recipe from my mom and then I will post it. It is super good!!

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    Monday: Ahi Tuna with Tomato and Avocado, Orzo
    Tuesday: Carne Asada Tacos
    Wednesday: Antelope Stew
    Thursday: Lentil Eggplant Soup
    Friday: Porcupine Meatballs, Rice
    Saturday: Game Night, Chili or Pulled Pork for a party
    Sunday: No idea, still in a vacation/Thanksgiving fog

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    Sunday angel hair and meatballs
    Monday leftover meatballs on homemade pizza
    tues bbq chicken sandwiches carrots/corn
    wed omlets or pancakes
    thur pork chops with homemade applesauce and rice
    friday take out

    have a good week!

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    Monday ~ BBQ Baked Potatoes, steamed broccoli, end of season pluots (the kids also had an apple each and large handfuls of berries).

    Tuesday ~ trying out Orange Glazed Turkey Meatballs, quinoa, kale chips

    Wednesday ~ eating out. Zoe and I have Mommy & Me class

    Thursday ~ Apple Cider Baked Chicken

    Friday ~ citrus tilapia (but in the oven not grill due to weather), sweet potatoes, something green

    Saturday ~ brisket chili and corn bread

    Sunday ~ TBD, maybe salmon?

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    M – turkey soup
    T – curry rice
    W – ramen
    Th – fish night!
    F – chicken and dumplings

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    Sat – lasagna (freeze half for another day)
    Sun – crockpot Asian ribs, rice, green beans
    Mon – homemade French onion soup
    Tues – chicken pot pie
    Wed – veggie chili & hot dogs
    Thurs – spaghetti & mb’s
    Fri – leftovers, or homemade pizza

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    Sun- Poboys and chips..cupcakes
    Mon-Red beans and rice, garlic bread and salad
    Tues- Chicken taquitos and ground chicken tacos, homemade (PW) salsa, pico and guac
    Wed- Light creamy homemade tomato sauce with sweet italian sausage and farfalle, sweet potato knots and salad….chocolate cake
    Thurs- Chicken n dumplins(PW), cornbread…….pecan pie
    Fri- Steak, twiced baked potatoes or sweet potatoes and salad
    Sat- Bbq yummies…..potato salad, corn on cob, baked beans….apple pie
    Sun- Pork chops and apples, rice, green beans and corn……leftover desserts

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    pepperoncini beef w/ corn.
    tortilla soup.
    floating tacos.
    bbq chicken thighs, mashed potatoes, and peas.
    ranch chicken over egg noodles, and green beans.

    for recipe links, go to:

  30. 31

    I know I’m crazy late, but I’ll post anyway! 🙂

    Mon: Turkey Noodle Soup w/ corn muffins

    Tues: L/O

    Wed: Creamy Tomato-Basil Sauce over spaghetti squash & green salad

    Th: L/O

    Fri: Pork Tamales w/ brown rice, black beans, & salsa

    Sat: Shepard’s Pie w/ green salad

    Sun: L/O

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