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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Week 312 Menu…Moving Week!

Good morning! We’re having wheat toast for breakfast, and everyone is pleased. Love it when the simplest thing works.

Well, it’s moving week, alone with the kids (Nate’s already working in San Diego). We’re going to have movers (woohoo!!!!!!!!!!), but I’m still feeling a little intimidated by the week. Think lots of happy thoughts for us!

– Spaghetti

– Chicken cordon bleu (it’s in the freezer)
– Rice

Lulu’sΒ (Lulu is our neighbor, she’s bringing us dinner that night. We love Lulu and her food!)

– Packing day…who knows?

Jeffrey’s Hamburgers (the kids love this place, it’s our last Jeffrey’s hurrah!)

– We might be on the road, we might not. Who knows what we’ll be eating!

– Arriving in San Diego! Again, haven’t the foggiest idea what we’ll be eating for dinner! πŸ˜‰

It was awesome to have so many more menus last week. I love January! Keep it coming my menu-planning friends! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got on the plan for this week. For those of you who will actually be cooking, I must admit, I’ll be feeling a little jealous of you. I can’t wait until our life calms back down a bit!


  1. 1

    Good luck with the move! I grew up in San Diego and there is so much fun and amazing stuff to do. I can’t wait to hear about your adventures there πŸ™‚
    Tonight: Italian Crescent Casserole
    Monday: Salmon Patties with Mac & Cheese
    Tuesday: Roast (in the crockpot) with Mashed Potatoes
    Wednesday: Chicken Enchiladas
    Thursday: Mom will be here and she never gets pizza so we will either order or get some fancy frozen kind
    Friday: May end up going out with my parents when we take Mom home
    Saturday: Party at my in-laws house. Papa is making a brisket!

    • Jane Maynard

      that is so fun you grew up there. we absolutely loved living there before, excited to do it with kids who will remember it! just heading to the beach on a regular basis is going to be so wonderful!!!

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    Good luck with the big move!

    Sunday- Football party at our house (Go Pats!). On the menu, calzone bar- veggie, meat and 3 cheese w/sauce for dipping.
    Monday- Toasted sesame turkey meatballs with smashed chickpea salad from the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.
    Tuesday- Chicken with Trader Joe’s Indian simmer sauce, rice and peas.
    Wednesday- Linguini with peppers and onions
    Thursday- Not sure yet- looking for inspiration at Trader Joe’s today
    Friday- Take out pizza
    Saturday- Spaghetti and meatballs

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    Kim from PA

    Good luck with your move! Your life will be full of perfect sunshine every day!!!

    Sun: Western omelets, grainy toast
    Mon: Eggplant Lasagna, salad
    Tues: Chicken meatballs, gravy, green beans
    Wed: Tropical Rice & Beans with Alaskan Pollock
    Thurs: Leftovers
    Fri: Chicken & avocado sandwiches and soup (from freezer)
    Sat: Grilled swordfish steaks, mixed veggies, salad

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    This week is crazy busy so I bought some pre-made stuff from the meat counter at the grocery store.

    Sunday – Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes, country gravy, veggies and biscuits.

    Monday – Spaghetti with vodka sauce and meatballs. Salad and garlic bread.

    Tuesday – Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, veggie.

    Wednesday – Hamburgers and fries.

    Thursday – leftovers/breakfast/pb&j?

    Friday – Mac & Cheese with leftover spiral sliced ham.

    Saturday – Breakfast

    It’s not a very creative week but that’s why I come here every week and read the ideas. I’m excited to make Kim’s tropical rice and beans next week! On the list for next week is also Japanese Curry, which I just read about yesterday.

  5. Welcome back to sunny old San Diego! Maybe we’ll run into each other sometime πŸ™‚

    Sunday-Spaghetti and Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Broccoli (I always prefer a salad with Italian food, but my 4 year old has decided that salad is the most repulsive food on the planet, but has started loving broccoli. So a mama has to do what a mama has to do sometimes!)

    Monday-Beef Tacos, Spanish Rice, Black Beans, Chips and Salsa

    Tuesday-Black Bean Soup (using the leftover black beans from my big batch of crock pot beans) and warm tortillas

    Wednesday-Black Bean Soup, warm tortillas

    Thursday-Teriyaki Chicken, Grilled Pineapple, Green Beans, White Rice

    Friday-Pizza from our favorite local place

    Saturday-leftovers…whatever is still in the fridge πŸ™‚

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    Sunday – Pork tenderloins with apples and onions, roasted brussel sprouts, cranberry sauce, and smashed potatoes

    Monday – Moroccan chicken stew in the crockpot, salad

    Tuesday – Pulled pork sammies (with leftover pork), fruit salad, cut up veggies

    Wednesday – Homemade pizza & salad

    Thursday – Grab something out on the way to girls’ winter performance night

    Friday – Usually at Mom’s, but probably not, so need to figure something out

    Saturday – Mom’s b-day; need to plan a b-day dinner at our house

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    Thinking lots of happy thoughts for you πŸ™‚ Good luck!

    Mon: Steak Ranchero (BF cooks)
    Tues: Cream of Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese
    Wed: Ravioli Casserole & Caesar
    Thurs: Sausage and Peppers, Crusty Bread
    Fri: Out to eat
    Sat: Turkey and Green Chile Burritos & Black Beans with Rotel
    Sun: Either out or BF cooks something

    • Denise

      we are having tomato soup and grilled cheese weather here in Southern Cal…it is gettig into the 20’s and 30’s at night, yikes!

    • Kindy

      I can relate. We are having the same weather in North Texas right now. Automatically makes me want a grilled cheese and tomato soup…ultimate comfort food πŸ™‚

  8. Best of luck with your move! So stressful.

    Monday: Veggie Burgers & Sweet Potato Fries

    Tuesday: Italian Shepherd’s Pie (if it turns out, I’ll blog it!)

    Wednesday: Roasted Broccoli Balsamic Butter Pasta

    Thursday: Bean & Cheese Burritos

    Friday: Cornmeal & Chive Waffles with Eggs & Salsa

    Saturday: Apricot Chicken with Rice & Steamed Broccoli

    Sunday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches

  9. sun: pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, cole slaw
    mon: out
    tues: pulled pork pizza, cole slaw, broccoli
    weds: italian breaded steak, peas, scalloped potatoes
    thurs: out
    fri: indian take out OR rotisserie chicken and sweet potatoes
    sat: out

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    I plan five meals and then decide what I want to make day by day:

    SOS (“stuff” on a shingle), pea salad
    Swiss and Chicken bake
    Texas Hash, veggies
    Baked Beef Stew
    Sausage, baked potatoes in crockpot

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    Week of January 13 to January 19
    Sunday: Pasta with garlicky pesto
    Monday: Ginger-Sriracha Chicken Thighs with Rice
    Tuesday: Black Bean Quesadillas with Cilantro-Lime Yogurt
    Wednesday: Roasted Rosemary Chicken with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Lemon-Dill Carrots
    Thursday: Spaghetti and Meatballs
    Friday: Spicy Shrimp with Rice
    Saturday: Chicken Noodle Soup

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    Welcome back to San Diego! The weather continues to be glorious, even though we are all complaining about the freezing 60 degree temperatures. =)

    Sun: Slow cooker pulled chicken sandwiches with sweet potato fries
    Mon: Eggplant and potato curry with quinoa
    Tues: Honey garlic chicken with rice? Salad?
    Wed: Lentils with spinach and carrots, naan
    Thur: Leftovers
    Fri: Black bean and sweet potato enchiladas
    Sat: ???

  13. 13

    Moving is no fun,but at least you have movers! Yay! And, you’re going to sunny San Diego! (jealous) But congratulations and good luck this week.

    Sun (tonight) – Chicken Burritos
    Mon – Potato Soup and Turkey Sandwiches (husband cooking)
    Tue – Salad Bar
    Wed – Tator-tot Casserole (husband cooking)
    Thur – Left Overs or something from the freezer
    Fri – Potato Bar
    Sat – Chicken Tetrazini

  14. 14

    Haven’t thought about my menu for the week – but wanted to wish you good luck with the move. Even with movers being home with three to corral during the move will take lots of patience and good humor! My menu will go up later but good luck!

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    Good luck with the move!

    Mon: Sausage and veg casserole, broccoli
    Tue: Pasta with broccolo romesco, salad
    Wed: Chicken fajitas
    Thur: Leek flamiche, salad
    Fri: Burgers with roasted peppers and goats cheese (thanks Bonnie for the idea!)
    Sat: Gnocchi with radicchio and mascarpone
    Sun: Dinner at mum’s

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    Erika B.

    Happy for you and your family. Sad to see you go. Good luck!
    Days might change, but here’s the plan.

    Sun-Quinoa and Sweet Potato Burgers, Arugula Salad with Orange Poppyseed Dressing and Strawberries
    Mon-Veggie Chowder, Dill Bread, Arugula Salad Again
    Tues-Chicken and Rice, Brussels Sprouts, Blackberries
    Wed-Greek Lentil Soup, Pita Bread with Yogurt Dip, Green Salad, Apples
    Thurs-Takeout Chicken Cheesesteak and Fries
    Fri-Leftovers or Out

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    Good luck, at least you have movers. We live in New Orleans and will probably never leave,no one ever does πŸ™‚ plus I dread even the thought of moving with 3 kids and all their stuff!
    Sun- black bean and steak soup, tortillia chips and king cake
    Mon- parm ranch chicken bake and pasta
    Tues- baked ziti
    Wed- cashew chicken and jasmine rice
    Thu- leftovers- I am sure there will be plenty!
    Fri- pizza
    Sat- burgers

  18. S: Pastrami and cheddar paninis
    Meatless Monday: Escarole and beans
    T: Sausage, kale and pink beans
    W: Chicken with mushrooms in a white wine sauce
    R: Pasta
    F: Out
    S: TBD…one never knows around here.

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    Good luck with the move! Here is this week’s plan:

    M – Veggie loaded spaghetti w/ tofu, salad
    Tu – Veggie & tofu stir-fry over brown rice, salad
    W – Veggie fritata, fresh fruit, blueberry pancakes or grits
    (love this pancake recipe: )
    Th – leftovers
    F – Margarita pizza and salad
    Sat-Sun – leftovers or out

  20. Make sure they don’t pack your garbage can with trash still in it! πŸ™‚

    Sunday: Shrimp on the grill, roasted cauliflower and rice
    Monday: Meatballs with pasta and marinara
    Tuesday: Chicken pot pie over rice
    Wednesday: Sweet potato enchilada
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Homemade calzones
    Saturday: Out.

  21. 21

    Wave to Camarillo as you drvie past to San Diego…
    Sunday: Creamy scalloped potatoes with ham, swiss chard from the garden
    Monday: Seafood chowder, tomato based and delish, crusty bread
    Tuesday: Buffalo Chicken, we love the frozen Foster Farms ones, they are so spicy. We wrap them in tortillas with lettuce and bleu cheese dressing, corn
    Wednesday: Crockpot pork chops, rice, brussel sprouts
    Thursday: Linguine and clam sauce, salad, bread
    Frday…I am going out, the guys are on their own…
    Saturday: Leftovers With two boys back at college I will probably have a lot of leftovers this week.

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    Good Luck with the move! A friend once advised me to always move during the school year with younger kids, that way they had friends for summer. Hope everyone adjusts and gets settled quickly.
    Sunday-Crockpot round steak/brown gravy, mashed potato’s, carrots & homemade chocolate cream pie.
    Monday-Goulash, spinach salad
    Tuesday-Pork Chops, Cabbage, Boiled Potato’s
    Wednesday-Salmon, Fresh Green Beans w/onion & turkey bacon,
    Thursday-Chicken & Rice casserole
    Saturday-Out w/neighbors πŸ™‚

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    I have never posted a menu, but thought I would try tonight! I always enjoy reading everyone else’s ideas and thought I would share mine!

    Monday: Cheeseburger Soup and bread
    Tuesday: Trader Joe’s Pot Stickers, Rice, and Frozen Oriental Blend Veggies
    Wednesday: BBQ Chicken Calzones and Lettuce Salad
    Thursday: Tuna Noodle Casserole and cooked carrots
    Friday: Pizza Night!
    Saturday: A Late family Christmas Celebration, dinner out

    Good luck with your move this week!

  24. Monday: leftovers–we have so many
    Tuesday: out to eat with friends
    Wednesday: stir-fry
    Thursday: stovetop mac & cheese with broccoli
    Friday: breakfast for dinner… I want pancakes!
    Saturday: out to eat with friends
    Sunday: driving my brother-in-law back to Chicago…so I imagine we will be eating out again. so crazy…lots of eating out this week!

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    Tanya H

    Best of luck with your move! Wait–movers or packers? Or, hopefully, BOTH! My tip from moving a TON of times with both packers and movers? Go through your house with a video camera and make a video record of your belongings (it’s also very handy when making insurance claims). On moving day invite a friend or two over to be in different parts of the house to keep an eye on your belongings. ALWAYS purchase lunch for the workers (pizza is fine). They’ll be much kinder to your belongings. Best of luck!

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    Sunday~ Spaghetti & garlic bread
    Monday~ Pork Souvlaki & rice pilaf
    Tuesday~ Grilled Panini & tomato soup
    Wednesday~ Slider burgers & onion rings
    Thursday~ Stirfry broccoli beef with mushrooms & rice
    Friday~ Rotisserie chicken, homemade stuffing
    Saturday~ night off

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    sunday: beef pho

    monday: breakfast for dinner: eggs, bacon and toast, fruit

    tuesday: lasagna, garlic bread, salad

    wednesday: hubby cooks. Beef stew over mashed potatoes

    thursday: hubby “cooks”. leftover lasagna

    friday: pizza night, salad

    saturday: chicken pot pie, salad

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    Lynn BB

    Good luck with the move!

    Sunday: Country style ribs, salad, baked potatoes
    Monday: Crispy caesar chicken, salad, broccoli
    Tuesday: Leftovers or chicken fajitas
    Wednesday: Stir-fry and fried rice
    Thursday: Out or something easy
    Friday: Lasagna from the freezer; I am hosting Book Club and putting appetizers together
    Saturday: TBD

  29. 29

    Good luck on your move! San Diego is a great place to live, we love it here!
    Sunday: Slow cooked Pork Char Siu, rice noodled & Asian veggies
    Monday: Salmon fillets, couscous, dill peas
    Tuesday: Tuna Casserole
    Wednesday: Tomato Soup with Ham & Cheese Crepes
    Thursday: Salisbury steak, potatoes Anna, green beans
    Friday: Ravioli, green salad
    Saturday: Oven BBQ chicken, roasted potatoes, sautéed carrots

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    Monday homemade pizza/salad
    Tuesday chicken rice broccoli cheese combo
    Wed vegetable fried rice
    thursday breakfast for dinner-pancakes probably
    friday take out

    GOOD LUCK!!!!

  31. send me your new address when you have a chance and good luck with the B.M. (big move).

  32. 32

    Good luck with the move! My brother-in-law and sister-in-law just moved across the country to Portland, Oregon with a two-year-old. Needless to say it’s been near impossible for them to unpack anything. I couldn’t imagine it with three little ones!
    Sunday: Grilled wings in a variety of sauces (the best!) and big salads.
    Monday: Cheesy broccoli orzo with steamed carrots and pears.
    Tuesday: Homemade chipotle sloppy joes with sweet potato fries and zucchini.
    Wednesday: Leftovers.
    Thursday: Chicken tortilla soup with some side veggie.
    Friday: I was thinking pretzel chicken but we might celebrate the end of the semester with pizza or other takeout. If not, pretzel chicken.
    Saturday: Creamy butternut squash, blue cheese and walnut cavatappi and seared scallops. Side salads.

    Good luck with the move!

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    Sun: Smitten Kitchen’s Carrot Soup
    Mon: Veggie Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries
    Tues: Butternut Squash Risotto
    Wed: Kale, Edamame and Quinoa Salad
    Thurs: Lentil Soup
    Fri: Avocado Enchiladas
    Sat: Teriyaki Salmon and Roasted Brussel Sprouts

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    Lisa W.

    Good luck with your move! I’m not too far from you in Temecula Wine Country! We moved from SD 3 years ago but we can’t ever stay too far from their beaches. πŸ™‚


    T-Roasted Red Pepper-Tomato Soup w/ garlic-cheese toast

    W-Sloppy Joes w/ sweet potato fries

    Th-Salad Bar

    F-Crab Legs w/ twice-bake potatoes

    Sa-Homemade Chicken Ravioli in Marsala sauce w/ salad

    Su-Red Beans & Rice w/ cornbread muffins

  35. 35

    Sun- Crock pot ribs, skillet potatoes and corn on cob- fish ,veggies and rice for me ; pina colada cake
    Mon- Meatless Monday….white beans and rice, cornbread and salad
    Tues- Taco Tuesday…..taco bar
    Wed- Shrimp fettucini, garlic toast and salad
    Thurs- Chicken fried pork, mashed taters, green beans, corn and white gravy- no meat for me…grilled fish ; pineapple upside down cupcakes
    Fri- Baja Fish tacos, homemade chips, guac and salsa
    Sat- Low Country Boil…

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    trying to eat leaner/greener/cleaner but with the hubby out two nights this week we’ll see how it goes…
    Monday – balsamic/orange salmon, quinoa, green beans
    Tuesday – breakfast for dinner
    Wednesday – tilapia fish tacos with pineapple/mango salsa, black beans
    Thursday – (clean)turkey taco salad
    Friday – out
    Saturday – mango fried rice from clean eating magazine
    Sunday – TBD

  37. 37

    Good luck moving!
    Monday: Simple pan fried pork chops
    Tuesday: Slow cooker saucy chicken thighs
    Wednesday: Catfish Fillets
    Thursday: Chicken Manicotti
    Friday: Southwestern Stuffed Peppers
    Saturday: Still TBD but most likely Chicken Philley Cheesesteak sandwiches
    Sunday: Out

  38. I wish I was moving to San Diego! I love that place! πŸ™‚

    Fajita Quesadillas
    Homemade Pizza
    Buffalo Chicken Casserole
    Chicken Pesto Stuffed Shells
    eating out on Thursday and Saturday!

  39. 39

    Good luck!!

    Sat – crock pot asian ribs over rice
    Sun – leftover ribs
    Mon – orange chicken w/ broccoli over rice
    Tues – chicken sausage pita panini’s, roasted acorn squash, apple slices
    Wed – veal parm over penne
    Thurs – sweet potato soup from freezer, roasted beet & goat cheese paninis
    Fri – homemade pizza

  40. 40

    My fiance is from northern california, and I can’t wait to explore…

    Sun – mexican meatloaf
    Mon – leftovers
    Tue – salmon (lemon, garlic & dill) w/ broccoli
    Wed – pasta-less meat lasagna (replaced w/ veggies)
    Thu – steak w/ turnip fries
    Fri – Crockpot shredded pork w/ salad

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    Well…I’ve never done this before but i love the idea. I sooooo need inspiration about what to make for dinner. I’ve got celiac so have to eat gluten free but i’m slowly converting recipes w/ G into GF so i loooove to get inspiration from others. I have to cook mostly all of my own meals since going out is a pain and sometimes an “adventure” to say the least. Thanks for the opportunity to share and steal shamelessly from others !

    Sunday: minestrone soup w/ kale
    Monday: big salad
    Tuesday: grilled cheese and veggies
    Wednesday: crockpot beef stew (my sig other found a recipe for this. g*d help us both he says he will make it ! πŸ™‚
    Thursday: out to eat before a “broadway in cleveland” show (priscilla queen of the damned)
    Friday: thin crust pizza (gluten free bob’s red mill crust is GREAT) i swear you would never know
    Saturday: some type of pasta w/ pesto sauce that’s in the freezer from our basil plant this summer

    Hope i did ok !!

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    Nikki CB

    Wow!! Thinking of you!

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    Debby Greene

    Planning this weeks menu
    Monday. Clam chowder , fresh bread
    Tuesday chicken and dumplings
    Wednesday. Tillpa rice bowl
    Thursday pork chos, sweet potatoes, cole slaw
    Friday. Chicken/shrimp quesadillas, refrained beans
    Saturday ham steak, rice casserole, baked beans, fresh veggies
    Sunday turkey breast, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad
    Monday. Ball tip steak, baked sweet potatoes

    I use many of your recipes and love your site

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