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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Week 310 Menu

I know this is a food blog and you’re here for food, but Owen was eating his yogurt this morning (he insists on doing it himself these days), and, well, the camera couldn’t resist taking a few shots. When he pulls the yogurt cup close to peer inside to see if there is more yogurt? Makes-a-mom’s-heart-melt material indeed.

I seriously, honestly have no menu this week! We still have grandparents in town and, on Tuesday, we are driving to San Diego to show the kids where they will be living and to take Nate to his new job! (The kids and I are moving down in a couple of weeks.) It’s going to be another week full of fun, fun, fun!

– New Year’s Eve with the grandmas (Dad and grandpas are heading to the Rose Bowl. Go Stanford!) – Snacky food is the plan for that night!

– On the road!

– In San Diego…my mom will be with us, which means we’ll need to have at least one meal at Daphne’s. Hello, yummy Greek takeout.

– On the road!

– Make dinner with food in the freezer…I need to start using it all up before we move!

Your turn, bring on the menus! For those of you menu-planning stalwarts who have been posting faithfully through these holiday weeks, THANK YOU! Keep it coming! Next week I imagine we’ll all be back in the swing of things!


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    Getting back “on-plan” this week – only 10 weeks to go until I order my wedding dress!

    Sun – out with friends (hibachi)
    Mon – pizza w/ turkey sausage, turkey pepperoni, onion & peppers (medifast-friendly)
    Tue – turkey sausage & veggie stuffed peppers
    Wed – pork green chile stew
    Thu – red enchilada chicken w/ salad
    Fri – lemon-basil chicken salad
    Sat – greek meatballs w/ salad & tzatziki dressing


    • 2wellsmade5

      Oh yummo sounding…Greek meatballs! I had teriyaki meatballs yesterday! Maybe can you share your recipe?

  2. Sun – lemon fettucini w/kale & pinenuts
    Mon – shrimp & cheese grits, green salad
    Tues – pork posole, cheese quesadillas
    Wed – Hawaiian meatballs, confetti rice & bok chou
    Thu – skillet salmon, quinoa-stuffed zucchini boats
    Fri – pizza loaded w/veggies, red sauce & a bit of cheese
    Sat – leftovers reinvented

  3. We have the flu so clue what we are having really. Just winging it each day, lots of comfort food and soups I’m thinking. Adorable picture! My youngest lived yogurt too! have a fun safe trip!

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    SUNDAY: Last day of leftovers, I think!
    MONDAY: Big lunch and then nighttime New Year’s Eve nibbles
    TUESDAY: Spicy empanada pockets, and rice/corn mix
    WEDNESDAY: Clam chowder (New England) and biscuits
    THURSDAY: Hot dogs and beans
    FRIDAY: Chicken curry (previously made/defrosted) on rice
    SATURDAY: Pasta with red sauce of some variety

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    Sunday: Grilled pinnapple-soy ribeyes and green bean salad
    Monday: out…last day of our trip
    Tuesday: Chopped chicken salad, sesame-peanut noodles
    Wednesday: Potatoes au gratin, salad
    Thursday: Fried rice with chicken or shrimp
    Friday: take out
    Saturday: Pasta primavera, garlic rolls

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    Kim from PA

    Owen is a sweet little guy enjoying his healthy breakfast! đŸ™‚

    My husband and I are getting back on track eating healthy meals this week after many holiday parties & rich meals with dessert in the past few weeks! We decided to stay in for New Year’s Eve, make a simple dinner, & watch a movie.

    Sun: Fisherman’s Stew with crusty whole grain bread
    Mon: Roasted salmon with fennel & oranges
    Tues: Pork dinner at my parent’s house
    Wed: Sweet and sour chicken/brown rice
    Thurs: Goat cheese/smoked salmon frittata, broccoli
    Fri: Baked cod, green beans, tossed salad
    Sat: Winter veggie soup, salad

    Happy 2013!!!!

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    Chinese food delivery (New Year’s Eve)
    Tilapia with mustard chive sauce
    Spaghetti w/homemade sauce (from freezer)
    Gumbo (made with shrimp instead of chicken)
    Smoked salmon cobb salad
    Raw kale salad
    Mediterranean lentil salad
    Butternut squash soup (from freezer)

  8. sun: guinness french onion soup
    mon: braised pomegranate short ribs, parmesan polenta, broccoli rabe
    tues: skinny reuben panninis
    weds: grilled flank steak with korean brussels sprouts
    thurs: slow-cooker thai green curry, jasmine rice
    fri: individual calzone night!
    sat: meatloaf? out?

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    Mon: Bbq ribs, baked potatoes, broccoli
    Tue: Brother’s birthday dinner, tartiflette, salad, orange crepe cake
    Wed: Pasta with mushroom sauce, salad
    Thur: Pizza
    Fri: Baked chicken nuggets, sweet potato wedges, slaw
    Sat: Merguez sausages, cous cous, roasted peppers, harissa sauce

  10. Sunday:  Out for a light supper; there will be a movie night tonight….if they play their cards right, I’ll make them some homemade, chocolate-covered popcorn!!
    Monday: Snacky food – Individual pizzas (the 4yo can’t get enough!!), steamed edamame, Sourdough pretzels, summer sausage/cheese & crackers, apple crisps?
    Tuesday: New Year Good Luck food – Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Preserves, Blackeyed pea hummus, sauteed greens
    Wednesday: Enchiladas with leftover pork, greens and hummus
    Thursday: Pasta with cauliflower pesto (got The Smitten Kitchen cookbook for Christmas…couldn’t wait to make something from it!)
    Friday: Crockpot baked potatoes with taco toppings
    Saturday: Out?

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    Have a safe trip.

    Here are our plans this week, we are settling back into our routine so chances are this plan will change.

    Sunday-grilled shrimp. with veggies and pasta
    Monday-baked chicken with broccoli and cukes
    Tuesday-beef quesadillas with fresh fruit for dessert
    Weds- cheddar and broccoli soup with artisan rolls
    Thursday-chopped salad with leftover asked chicken
    Friday-grilled cheese with basil tomato soup
    Saturday-take out

    Have a wonderful week.

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    So jealous…My homeschooled kiddos and I have researched California for history and we are jealous. I lived in Sonoma when I was younger for about 4 months and love, love the idea of living in Sunny Californ-ia. Anywho!

    Sun- Popeyes chicken and the Saints game!
    Mon- White beans and rice, cornbread and magic cinnamon marshmallow bites.
    Tues- Meatloaf muffins, smashed taters, green beans and garlic bread
    Wed- Chicken and waffles
    Thurs- Shrimp creole, rice and fried eggplant spears and po-boy bread, bananas foster
    Fri- Thin crust homemade pizza…..greek lamb pizza and chicken thai
    Sat- Hamburgers and Hotdogs, cottage fries, loaded potato salad and beansj apple pie

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    Sunday – Pizza with the works, salad
    Monday – Turkey hot dogs with sauerkraut, potato salad
    Tuesday – Happy New Year!!! Porkroast, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans
    Wednesday – Broccoli cheese soup, baguette
    Thursday – Shrimp alfredo, tossed salad
    Friday – Leftovers
    Saturday – High school band sub, tomato orzo soup

  14. Can you believe I’m actually planning some of my meals this week? I’m seriously terrible about planning. It’s no way to live.

    Monday- Chickpea Ratatouille over Quinoa w/ roasted acorn squash on the side
    Tuesday- Chicken Fricassee over mashed potatoes w/ Veggie Apple Soup and homemade rosemary artisan bread, and caramelized onion and brie crostinis as an appetizer (part of a dinner party menu that’s going up on the blog in January!)
    Wednesday- Spicy Sausage & Lentil soup (A copycat of the Carrabba’s recipe) with roasted sweet potatoes on the side
    Thursday- Leftovers
    Friday- Leftovers plus a lemon cheesecake. (It’ll be my first time making a cheesecake ever!)

    That’s as far as I got… Maybe pizza for the weekend? Chili?

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    Sunday: Pork stir-fry, rice, eggrolls

    Monday: Happy New Years! Crab legs, roasted potatoes, salad

    Tuesday: Turkey Dinner

    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Ham and Bean soup, rolls

    Thursday: Tacos, fruit

    Friday: Pizza, salad

    Saturday: TBD

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    Lynn BB

    Sunday: Chicken tetrazinni
    Monday: Roasted beef tenderloin, potatoes romanoff, asparagus
    Tuesday: Pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, Zannie’s black-eyed pea dip with chips (PW)
    Wednesday-Friday: In Wisconsin on a ski trip for the family.
    Saturday: ???

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    Sunday- leftover lasagna and salad
    Monday- Out for NYE
    Tuesday- Smitten Kitchen’s Chicken Milanese (got the cookbook for Christmas!), risotto and peas
    Wednesday- Homemade pizza or soup
    Thursday- Oven baked salmon with lemon pepper rub and salad
    Friday- Homemade pizza or soup- whichever one we don’t have Wednesday
    Saturday- Haven’t thought that far ahead yet…

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    I am new to your site and I love it. There are so many great ideas on here from everyone.

    S- Orange Chicken, rice, stir-fry veggies
    M- Spaghetti, salad
    T- BBQ Chicken, salad, steamed broccoli
    W- Pancakes
    T- Chicken Sandwiches, french fries – sloppy joes for hubby
    F- Talapia, spinach salad, wild rice (steak for hubby)
    S- Individual Turkey pot pies (made from left over turkey in the freezer)

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    Mon: Worked Late

    Tues: Oven Fried Fish, PW’s Hoppin’ John over Rice

    Wed: Out to dinner & a movie

    Thurs: Parmesan Chicken Cutlet, Pasta Alla Vodka, Caesar

    Fri: Beef Pot Pie, PW’s Spinach Salad

    Sat: Serrano Ham, Manchego, and Fig Jam Panini, Creamy Tomato-Tortellini Soup (Excited to use my new panini maker that I got for Xmas!)

    Sun: Friends over for football. BF will cook something.


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    sat – out
    sun – out
    mon – out
    tues – curried sweet potato soup & chicken salad lettuce wraps
    Wed – tortelloni w/ chicken sausage & brussels sprouts
    Thurs – burgers w/ side of baked beans & veg
    fri – homemade pizza

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    Sunday: Clam, spinach tomato linguine..
    Monday: Pioneer Woman Mango Margaritas and Trader Joe’s appetizers
    Tuesday: Leftovers, we have tons from last week
    Wednesday: Chicken Mole casserole (used up leftover chicken and made more mole sauce, layered it with flour tortillas, monterrey jack and sour cream. Rice, broccoli
    Thursday: Chile Verde
    Friday: Out to dinner
    Sat and Sun…who knows….

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    I am late, but here it is:

    Monday – We had some assorted appetizers for a small NYE party at our house.
    Tuesday – leftovers
    Wednesday – crescent roll bake
    Thursday – beef and green chile enchiladas
    Friday – burgers and sweet potato fries
    Saturday – gone
    Sunday – out

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