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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Week 318 Menu

We are on our way home today. I just wanted to thank you all for your kind comments and emails regarding my grandfather. It was very sweet and much appreciated. We had a wonderful week together as a family, despite the sad circumstances of our gathering. I feel very grateful for the time we had together.

Le Creuset has a new color called Quince, which you can get at Williams-Sonoma. I am participating in a photo contest with other food bloggers to help show off this pretty new yellow. The blogger who gets the most “Likes” on her photo gets to give away a bunch of Quince goodies. Because of this week’s unexpected travel, I forgot to beg you for votes and I’m pretty sure I’m in last place. If you want to make my photo feel more popular, visit this Pinterest page and “Like” it. Thank you!

Back to the regular routine for us this week.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos
– Chips and guac


Cream of Mushroom Soup
– Crusty bread

– Leftovers

– Take out

– Hamburgers
– Fresh fruit

Orange Chicken
– Rice and veggie

And with that I turn it over to you! Please share your menu for the week, no matter how simple or fancy!


  1. Jane,
    Your family has been in my thoughts all week. I have thought of you often, and prayed for peace in the midst of your grief.

    This week my baby is still recovering from surgery, and isn’t allowed to play in his jumperoo for nearly a month, so my weekday meal prep time has been short since he either wants to jump or be held πŸ™‚

    Sunday-Pioneer Woman Sunday Night Stew w mashed potatoes

    Monday-Lazy Man’s Chicken Parmesan and Garlic Bread (just frozen chicken tenders baked with spaghetti sauce, over spaghetti.)

    Tuesday-Leftover PW stew and potatoes

    Wednesday-Trader Joes Spanakopita and Rice Pilaf with broccoli

    Thursday-Costco Orange Chicken with Rice and Green Beans

    Friday-Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza


    • Jane Maynard

      sara, thank you so much. that is beyond sweet. and lots of prayers and loves for your little guy, too!!!!!

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    Liked on Pinterest!

    Sunday – Baked ham, scallop potatoes, carrots, applesauce
    Monday – Ranch chicken in the crockpot over pasta
    Tuesday – Ham, green beans and potatoes
    Wednesday – Grilled hake, pierogies, broccoli
    Thursday – Ham sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans
    Friday – Rib steak, baked potatoes, vegetable medley
    Saturday – Leftovers – aka more ham

  3. 3

    Well here’s to a “normal” week for you!

    Sun- Mexican takeout
    Mon- leftover gumbo (never got to last week)
    Tuesday- oven fried pork chops
    Wednesday- parm chicken bake casserole
    Thursday- marinaded flank steak
    Friday- boiled crawfish
    Saturday- out to eat – so many birthday parties this day, we probably won’t be home long enough to cook anything!

  4. Great pic!

    Su: chicken-chorizo-veg kabobs/rice pilaf/heirloom tomato salad

    M: pasta/creamy marinara/bread sticks

    T: broccoli-rice casserole/garlic wheat toast

    W: Salisbury steak/mushroom-onion gravy/parsnip-potato mash

    Th: l/o

    F: baked potato & salad bar

    Sa: Road food…heading Visalia to meet 2 week old twin nephews!!!

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    Mon: Chicken Pot Pie & Tomato-Cucumber Salad (Didn’t get to it last week.)
    Tues: Pasta & Veggie Soup, Mozzarella & Pesto Grilled Cheese
    Wed: Hot and Sour Chicken Stir Fry & Rice
    Thurs: Grilled Tablitas (these are very thin, horizontally sliced ribs), Grilled Mexican Corn, Avocado (BF cooks)
    Fri: Out or something from the freezer
    Sat: PW’s Beef Stew with Beer and Paprika & Crusty Bread
    Sun: Out for BBQ with friends

    • Jane Maynard

      forget the menu, I think I”m going to do chicken pot pie tonight…that just sounds yummy right now! πŸ™‚

  6. Sunday: Shrimp with General Tso dipping sauce, fried quinoa “rice”and green bean fries
    Monday: Apple Mac-n-Cheese (Rachael Ray mag) and mashed sweet potatoes
    Tuesday: Sausage on the grill and green salad
    Wednesday: Leftovers
    Thursday -Saturday: Trip to Disney to celebrate Daddy and baby’s (first!!) birthday!!!!!

  7. S: Medianoches
    M: Nigella’s linguine with lemon, garlic and thyme mushrooms
    T: White bean and spinach soup
    W: Roasted lemon chicken thighs
    R: TBD
    F: Out
    S: TBD

    Too much uncertainty with work this week to make predictions on the end of my week.

  8. we are getting a blizzard mon-tues so comfort food and making 3 meals a day for many days. I might go on a cooking strike by the weekend πŸ™‚

    Mon: Alexia Spicy Sweet Potato Black Bean burritos, crockpot refried beans, spanish brown rice

    Tues: Crock pot Minestrone and homemade bread (if we have power)

    Wed: Creamy Red Beans and Rice and cornbread

    Thurs: Spaghetti, Homemade Garlic Breadsticks, and roasted green beans

    Lent Friday: Pancakes with Cinnamon Goo (from Cooking for Isiah) and Steel Cut Oats with the yummiest homemade Vegan Maple Cream

    Sat: Homemade Calzones and Salad.

    • Jane Maynard

      good luck with the blizzard! I have to admit I’ve been jealous of everyone’s snow this year and was so glad it snowed on us while we were in utah! πŸ™‚

  9. sun: meatloaf, AMAZING cauliflower puree, spinach salad
    mon: leftovers
    tues: lemon chicken saltimboca, broccoli rabe
    weds: slow cooker moroccan chicken, couscous
    thurs: steak and cheese stir fry
    fri: spinoccoli pizza

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    As usual, I just plan 5-6 meals and make what I feel like each day. I work until 6pm, so I have to cook something that can be baked or re-heated by family as they get home.

    spaghetti, salad
    baked beef stew
    hot chicken salad casserole
    bourbon chicken (new recipe, still haven’t gotten to it), rice
    tacos and Zataran’s spanish rice
    probably Subway ($5 footlongs and Februany!)

  11. I was just looking at some Le Creuset cookware earlier today. They have this light blue color that is really pretty (I’s a sucker for anything blue or green though, somehow I resisted).

    Here is my menu for the week…
    spinach enchiladas
    lasagna bites with salad
    taco pie with spanish quinoa
    asparagus soup with poached egg
    peanut chickpea soup
    grilled cheese and tomato parm soup (since I didn’t get to it last week)

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    Sunday: pork ribs, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, corn

    Monday: breakfast for dinner, pineapple

    Tuesday: sweet and sour chicken, rice, eggrolls

    Wednesday: hubby cooks. ham steaks and cheesy potatoes, green beans

    Thursday: hubby cooks. tator tot hotdish, mixed vegies

    Friday: pizza night, salad

    Saturday: TBD. out? otherwise red beans and rice?

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    Sunday – Oscar party at the Ambler Theater!
    Monday- chicken breasts with asparagus and roasted potatoes
    Tuesday – leftovers (clean out the fridge)
    Wednesday – tuna steaks with zucchini and fries
    Thursday- cauliflower pizza with buffalo chicken
    Friday – out
    Saturday – leftovers

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    We had a really lazy weekend, and I enjoyed every minute of it. That being said, we didn’t even go to the farmer’s market or grocery store, so we are eating up what’s in the house this week, and hoping it gets us through the whole week (lunches and dinners). Here’s the plan in no particular order:

    Italian Veggie Pie, roasted brussel sprouts (Yes, it’s still on the menu. Please don’t let my delay in getting to it make you think it is a reflection on the dish itself, because it really is awesomely delicious!)
    Veggie Chili (from the freezer) and grilled cheese sandwiches
    Succotash over brown rice, broccoli
    Quinoa, white acre peas, collard greens

  15. Monday – beef stew
    Tuesday – chicken pot pie
    Wednesday – dinner at church
    Thursday – homemade pizza
    Friday – leftovers
    Saturday – out
    Sunday – who knows!

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    Sun- Fresh shucked Oysters and leftover homemade thin crust pizzas
    Mon- White beans and rice with cornbread
    Tues- Veggie spaghetti, salad and french bread
    Wed- Shrimp Pad Thai
    Thurs- Aussie Veggie pie and Hawaaian bread
    Fri- Mexican night….yeah black bean tamales
    Sat- Buffalo chicken wings and Nachos…buffalo cauliflower for me
    Sun- Gumbo and french bread

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    My Gluten Free menu for the week of Feb 24
    Sun – Hard Tacos
    Mon – Taco Salad
    Tue – Grilled Cheese & Sauteed Kale (made kale in olive oil w garlic last week and LOVED it)
    Wed – “Loaded” Baked Potatoes
    Thu – Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Parm Soup
    Fri – Mushroom Risotto
    Sat – OUT – maybe PF Changs
    Sun – Spaghetti & Meatballs

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    Here is the week of dinners in our home!

    Monday: Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin with Coconut Rice and Roasted Asparagus
    Tuesday: Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
    Wednesday: Tuna Melts and Salad
    Thursday: Baked Seasoned Chicken Breasts with Roasted Vegetables and Quinoa
    Friday: Tilapia Fish Tacos with Spanish Style Rice

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    Monday-Fried Chicken, Mashed Pot., Corn
    Tuesday-Enchilada Casserole
    Wednesday-Crockpot Ter. Chicken/Rice
    Thursday-Ham Steak, Scalloped Pot., Green Beans
    Friday-Fish & Chips
    Saturday-BBQ Hamburgers & Potato Salad, Deviled Eggs

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    Okie dokie – here goes it:

    S: Bacon Blue Burgers with Fries
    M: Chinese Lemon Chicken with Rice & Broccoli
    T: Roasted Cabbage Rolls with Red Potato side
    W: Spaghetti & Meatballs with Salad
    Th: Lemony Lamb Chops with Pureed Garbanzo Beans (Rachael Ray)
    F: Chicken in Deviled Gravy w/ Toast and Green Beans
    Sa: Leftovers/Soup & Sandwich night

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    Not sure what days I’ll make what, but this week we will be having:

    Baked Ziti

    Cornbread & Black Eyed Peas Casserole

    Grilled Cheese sandwiches with homemade Cheddar, Broccoli, and Potato Soup

    Chicken Tikka Masala with Jasmine Rice

    this should leave us with plenty of leftovers to tie us over for the week.

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    Liked on pinterest. I know I should be more than satisfied with a full (inherited) set of le creuset pans, they really are fab, but all the new pretty colours make me wish mine weren’t all red!

    Mon: Meatball subs, salad
    Tue: Mushroom pizza, salad
    Wed: Broccoli, leek and taleggio filo pie, green beans
    Thur: Pasta with tomato sauce, salad
    Fri: Hubby’s working late so not sure. Maybe veggie crumble.
    Sat: Baked potatoes, sausages and baked beans
    Sun: Toad in the hole, broccoli, cabbage

    • Jane Maynard

      that’s how I feel about my KitchenAid mixer, which is white and I”m sure will run until the day I die….but there are all those pretty colors now, and GLASS BOWLS. so pretty. I mean, I’m so grateful for my mixer! πŸ˜‰

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    Jane, I am just catching up on your blog and want to let you know how sorry I am to hear of your grandpa’s passing. My heart goes out to your entire family. May the happy memories you have of him bring you smiles and comfort. -H

  24. Monday: Cheesy Taco Pasta with Tomatoes and Avocado
    Tuesday: Italian Braised Beef with Root Vegetables
    Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner, Pumpkin Maple Rolls and Fresh Fruit
    Thursday: Crab and Ricotta Manicotti and Broccoli
    Friday: Bucatini All’Amatriciana and Salad
    Saturday: General Tso’s Chicken and Edamame and Green Beans
    Sunday: Left Overs

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    Monday: Cube Steaks, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, and Coleslaw
    Tuesday: Homemade Chili (Freeze Half) and Cornbread
    Wednesday: Pepperoni Pizza with Salad and Beer
    Thursday: Pulled Pork Chimichangas and Salad
    Friday: Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries with Salad
    Saturday: Individual Chicken Pot Pies (Freeze Half)
    Sunday: Panko Chicken Cutlets with Roasted Root Veggies

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    Kim from PA

    Sun: Wonderful dinner at my parents’ house to celebrate my sister’s b-day
    Mon-Wed: Business Travel
    Thurs: Grilled chicken citrus salad
    Fri: salmon cakes, fires, slaw
    Sat: Shrimp, sugar snap pea, penne with pesto, salad

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    Sorry to hear about your grandfather, it’s never easy to lose a grandparent even when you are grown!
    Here’s my menu for the week:
    Monday-Slow cooker sausage and peppers sandwiches, potato chips, apple slices
    Tuesday-Pesto pasta, bread and green beans
    Wednesday-Foil dinners in the oven (LOVE these!)
    Thursday-Chicken pot pie turnovers and mashed potatoes
    Friday-Homemade pizza night
    Saturday-Eat out
    Sunday-Creamy tomato orzo soup (from Two Peas and Their Pod) w/ grilled cheese pesto sandwiches

    • Jane Maynard

      thank you, melissa. πŸ™‚

    • tara

      foil dinners ? is this where you put protein and veggies in a foil pack and bake ? i tihnk i heard about these once. they seemed easy for a weeknight meal ?

    • Melissa

      Yeah, for the foil dinners, I use a ground beef patty (whatever size you feel suits you) and then add any veggies that sound good. When we did it last week, I used chopped carrots, chopped red potatoes and sliced red peppers. I seasoned it with a little seasoning salt and Montreal steak seasoning. Wrapped it all up in foil and baked it at 350 for about 45 mins. I’m sure you could also sub a chicken breast for the ground beef. Either way, easy and delicious!

    • tara

      great idea ! i love dinners that are in the oven for a short period of time so that i can do other things instead of being stuck in the kitchen !

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    Nikki CB

    Mon: Salad- greens, walnuts, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, mustard vinaigrette
    Tues: Black bean soup w/ chipotle peppers
    Wed: Leftover soup
    Thurs: Salmon and broccoli
    Fri: Burritos
    Sat: Pasta and veg, homemade bread

  29. Yours is far and away the prettiest picture.

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    I’ve been loving looking through everybody’s meal plans for inspiration for some time now, so I figured it’s time I finally share my own!

    Sun – turkey, stuffing, green beans, squash, cran sauce, gravy
    Mon – grilled chicken caesar wraps
    Tues – leftover turkey and cran sauce sandwiches
    Wed – ham, spinach & cheddar quiche w/crispy roasted taters
    Thur – hamburgers, pickles, fruit salad, s’mores cookies
    Fri – I work late, either DH makes pizza w/kiddo or else leftovers

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    love it, and LIKED it!

    Sat – baked haddock, baked fries, veg
    Sun – roasted chicken, roasted potatoes, veg
    Mon – fettucini alfredo primavera
    Tues – chili from freezer
    Wed – quiche, homefries, fruit
    Thurs – oven fried pork chops, mashed potato, veg
    Fri – pizza

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    Mon- kid’s choice night – hot dogs, mac & cheese & broccoli trees
    Tues – spaghetti & meatballs
    Wed – butternut squash soup & grilled ham & cheese sandwiches
    Thurs – chicken & veg pot pie
    Fri – pizza night
    Sat – out
    Sun – chicken enchiladas

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    Glad to hear your back, it’s always nice to be with family. Even in those times.

    Well nothing last week worked out, we stayed with grandma, since she was sick. So most of this is a repeat of last weeks Unmade menu.

    Sun: Take out Pizza
    Mon: Roasted chicken, mac and cheese, veggie & cornbread (MIL cooked)
    Tue: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes & veggies
    Wed: Chicken tostadas & mexican rice (maybe corn?)
    Thur: Goulash
    Fri: Shrimp omelets, hash browns & toast
    Sat: B: Waffles w/ strawberries, sausage & OJ
    L: BLT & chips
    D: TBD (Hubby will probably cook)
    Dessert: TBD (That’ll be me)

    • Jane Maynard

      I actually kind of like repeat menu weeks…less thinking! πŸ™‚ hope grandma is doing okay!

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