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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Week 323 Menu

Happy Easter and Passover! Such a festive time of year I love it! Our family celebrates Easter and the kids successfully found their baskets this morning. I was actually more organized than usual this year, so most of the food for this afternoon’s dinner was prepped yesterday, making for a nice, relaxed morning complete with candy, resurrection buns and Owen freaking out because he doesn’t get to eat this cake for breakfast. (In case you’re wondering, I used my White Chocolate Raspberry Cake recipe and the decoration inspiration came from my uber-talented friend Lindsey Johnson.)

By the way, I decided to go the super simple route for our Easter dinner this year: a small ham, roasted carrots and asparagus, funeral potatoes, and spinach salad with grapefruit and feta. The girls made our place cards and I think they did a fabulous job.

Today marks a first for This Week for Dinner…I am literally copying and pasting last week’s menu! I did in fact make dinner last week, but I didn’t make one thing that I had planned! Not exactly what I love to do, but at least it makes this week’s planning easy!

– Bistro Chicken
– Mashed potatoes and a green veggie

– Caprese salad
– Crusty bread
– Roasted vegetables

– Chicken Pot Pie

– Leftovers

– Island Pork with Sticky Coconut Rice
– Veggie of some sort

– Eat out

Waffles and fruit

As usual, looking forward to seeing your lovely menus for the week! 


  1. What I want for Easter dinner is a big bowl of that cilantro sour cream from the burritos. I don’t think that my wife is going to let me get away with that.

    S: Pancakes
    M: White beans and spinach (a recipe from Foodista)
    T: I’m working so The Wife fends for herself
    W: Prosciutto and fontina paninis
    R: Pasta or soup from the freezer.
    F: Takeout
    S: Dinner with the inlaws.

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    Sun: Easter lunch with the in-laws. No cooking for me! Yippie!
    Mon: PW’s Beef and Bean Burritos & Guac
    Tues: Chicken and Artichoke Pasta & Marinated Cherry Tomato Wedge Salad
    Wed: Out
    Thurs: BLT’s & Pantry Pasta Soup
    Fri: Out
    Sat: Slow Cooker Mustard and Vinegar Pulled Chicken Sammies, Coleslaw, & Tzatziki Potato Salad

    Happy Easter!

  3. Happy Easter!! Any chance of getting a Hard-Boiled Egg Recipe Round-up tomorrow? 🙂 I have a few in my arsenal, but still need some more. I trust you guys more than Google or Pinterest!

    Sunday: Steak on the grill, roasted sweet potato wedges & roasted asparagus
    Monday: Pretzel dogs from the freezer
    Tuesday: Yorkshire pudding with cranberry sauce
    Wednesday: Italian Beef in slow cooker
    Thursday: Roast beef hash
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out.

  4. sun: shrimp and grits with andouille
    mon: lemon chicken with cannellini beans and rosemary
    tues: your chicken pot pie!
    weds: salsa verde turkey burgers with avocado aioli, sweet potato fries
    thurs: roasted shrimp with mustard-horseradish sauce, veggie
    fri: out
    sat: out

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    Sunday: family dinner
    Monday: Korean chicken, rice
    Tuesday: Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad
    Wednesday: Chicken burritos
    Thursday: Marinated steak, mashed potatoes, peas
    Friday: take out
    Saturday: BLTs and soup

  6. Happy Easter! We’re having a pot-luck style Easter dinner and I am bringing prosciutto wrapped asparagus and spinach salad (mine has feta, strawberries, and walnuts).

    No that Lent is over and I am cooking meat again, my husband picked out most of this week’s menu plan…

    pretzel chicken and potatoes
    pulled chicken sandwiches
    sour cream chicken enchiladas
    prosciutto and gruyere pinwheels
    stuffed chicken parm

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    Sunday – Happy Easter – Family all at my house for Baked ham, cheesy ranch potatoes, corn, green beans, coleslaw, deviled eggs and Brownie and peanut butter trifle.
    Monday – Shrimp and chicken jambalaya
    Tuesday – Ham sandwiches and potato salad
    Wednesday – Simply super salmon, haluski, green beans
    Thursday- Ham and cheese frittatas
    Friday – Cajun chicken pasta, garlic bread
    Saturday – Leftovers

  8. I’m feeling a bit uninspired today, so I’m falling back on some of our favorites…like calzones 🙂

    Here is our frugal weekly mealplan:

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    Ashley P

    Sunday- Easter dinner with my family- Grandma’s cooking is the best!
    Monday- Sesame pork chops, rice pilaf and broccoli
    Tuesday- Turkey meatloaf, mashed potatoes and broccoli
    Wednesday- out
    Thursday- whole wheat spaghetti with ground turkey and tomato sauce
    Friday- pizza
    Saturday- Chipotle on the road to a band concert

  10. We had Easter brunch for the first time this year as opposed to dinner, but we’re all still full from the spread, so I’m thinking “dinner” will just be noshies.

    I haven’t really made a menu for the week, but the fridge and freezer are full, so I’ll probably have to make whatever is in there. Junior has a few therapy appointments this week, and Stinker is starting soccer, so simple is the name of the game!!

    Sunday-Snacks after big Easter brunch

    Monday-Ham and Pineapple Pizza (using my cast iron skillet–fabulous), Green Salad

    Tuesday-Ground Beef something…maybe burgers? Meatballs? I’ll be surprised.

    Wednesday-Costco Orange Chicken, Egg Rolls, Green Beans

    Thursday-Crock pot Chicken Burritos, Green Salad

    Friday-Soup from the freezer (I think I have Minestrone in there), French Bread


    • Jane Maynard

      I think easter brunch is DELICIOUS and I was tempted to do it myself this year. maybe I will next year!

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    that cake is adorable and they did a wonderful job on the place cards!:)

    My girls are on spring break this week so we see what if I stick to this 🙂

    Sun: already done just leftovers from lunch, so we could take the dogs for the first walk of spring 🙂

    Mon: Old stand by and a fave: Spaghetti, homemade whole wheat garlic bread, spring veggies

    Tues: Crockpot “Refried Beans” made into burritos and Spanish Rice

    Wed: Pineapple Not So Fried Rice (chloe’s kitchen) (will have meat option for hubby)

    Thurs: Burgers, Fries, Pasta Salad (turkey burgers for hubby and the girls) for me one of my black bean mushroom burgers I made

    Fri: Pizza and Salad

    Sat: Not Sure thinking Breakfast???

    Sun: Mushroom Stroganoff Fettuccine with Garlicky Greens (Chloe’s Kitchen)

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    Kim from PA

    Sun: Festive Easter Brunch at my parent’s farm. I brought salmon & goat cheese frittata and mimosa’s. No need for a dinner after all we ate!
    Mon: Shrimp Caesar salad
    Tues: Tuna melts (never got to them last week), carrot & celery sticks
    Wed: Baked chicken, baked potatoes, mixed veggies
    Thurs: Penne pasta, homemade red sauce, salad
    Fri: Orange chicken, brown rice, green beans
    Sat: Movie night”¦.maybe go out for get Chinese”¦.maybe stay in & make my own Chinese

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    Sunday – Easter dinner w/ in-laws
    Monday – leftovers
    Tuesday – crock pot mac n cheese, veggies added
    Wednesday – turkey meatloaf
    Thursday – dinner out
    Friday – pizza night
    Saturday – Husband’s in charge
    Sunday – Korean beef and rice w/ vegetables, fruit salad

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    Monday: Ham and bean soup, rolls
    Tuesday: Fish and chips, vegies
    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Ham and swiss paninis
    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Pot roast in the crockpot
    Friday: Pizza night, salad
    Saturday: TBD

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    Sun- BBQ summer chicken, deer sausage and home fries
    Mon- Shrimp and Grits, salad and french bread (no meat Mon)
    Tues- Matzoh Ball Soup and French bread
    Wed- Fish and Chips (world cuisine Wed)
    Thurs- Fajitas; shrimp, portabella and chicken
    Fri- Steak and Shrimp, baked potatoes, salad
    Sat- BBQ
    Sun- London Broil, mashed taters, corn and green beans

    * I am a non- meat eater, providing for omnivores! So, I don’t always eat as planned. I am always open for new veggie recipes- Hint, Hint!

    • Gidget

      that is me too I’m vegan (sometimes vegetarian) in a house of meat eaters.Although my girls are starting to eat more vegetarian.

      I have some recipes if your interested.

  16. Monday: Easter leftovers! ham & mashed potatoes”¦ mmm!
    Tuesday: Apple Cheddar Soup with Bacon
    Wednesday: Korean Black Beans & Rice [didn’t make last week, or the week before]
    Thursday: leftovers
    Friday: pork chops
    Saturday: Mexican Cornbread Pot Pie – but with carnitas not chicken [didn’t make last week]
    Sunday: appetizers & dessert at church 🙂

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    Here’s my GF menu for the week of 3/31…
    Sunday – For easter I made Tyler Florence’s Tangerine Glazed Ham w/ carrots. It was fabulous!!! Also made cheesecake for dessert, blueberry lemon bars, and cheesy potatoes.
    Monday – Leftovers 🙂
    Tuesday – Egg Salad or Grilled Cheese
    Wednesday – Sweet and Sour chicken baked not fried no breadcrumbs. love it !
    Thursday – Chicken/Bean Enchiladas
    Friday – Pizza
    Saturday – OUT ???

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    Mon: Turkey curry, rice
    Tue: Pasta primavera, salad
    Wed: Mushroom bourguinon, mashed potato
    Thur: BBQ chicken and pineapple quesadillas, salad
    Fri: Fish and chips, peas
    Sat: Quiche, salad, bread
    Sun: Roast beef, Yorkshire puddings, potatoes and veg

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    Happy Easter! That cake looks and sounds delicious. And I agree, those place cards are so cute!

    Mon Tilapia and broccoli
    Tues Greek quinoa salad
    Wed Veggie and tofu stir fry
    Thurs MYO Chef’s salad with romaine, tuna, cukes, tomatoes, carrots, beets (?), chickpeas, hardboiled eggs
    Fri Pizza?
    Sat Black bean soup with rice
    Sun Maybe going to friend’s house for dinner? Or having them over, in which case I need to figure out what we are going to serve! Probably Indian.

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    monday baked zita
    tuesday tortillinas with mushrooms
    wed homepizza with mozz and spinach
    thursday chicken and rice, maybe a bake
    friday, chinese food
    sat panini night with leftover veggies

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    Denise in NH

    S: Easter Dinner with friends – Made Buffalo Chicken dip & chocolate tart with asst toppings
    M: Leftover Easter Dinner Casserole with sliced strawberries
    T: Hamburgers with chopped salad
    W: Turkey tacos, refried beans, homemade pico and sliced avocados
    T: Oven fried boneless chicken breasts, mashed potatoes & corn
    F: Nicoise salads, garlic bread
    S: Out

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    Sunday- Easter dinner a in laws, brought garlic mashed potatoes and zucchini brownies
    Monday- salmon, left over garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed Swiss chard
    Tuesday- chicken parm, pasta, salad
    Wednesday- chicken and spinach tacos, raw vegetables
    Thursday- quesadillas, guacamole, salad
    Friday- kids choice (probably breakfast for dinner!)
    Saturday- pizza night

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    Lisa W.

    M: Spring Salad w/ eggs & ham/whole wheat garlic toast/strawberries

    Tu: crab salad/melon gazpacho/pearl couscous pilaf
    Doing a menu tasting for a wedding I’m catering, so we’ll eat the leftovers for dinner. 🙂

    W: Ham Bone Soup/spring salad

    Th: Ham & Brie Panini/asparagus soup

    F: BBQ Turkey burgers w/ tomato, lettuce, & red onion/baked onion rings/potato salad

    Sa: l/o

    Su: Grilled Shrimp/polenta w/ kale/roasted whole cauliflower

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    Sun-dinner at my daughters for Easter
    Mon-chicken fried steak,mashed potatoes,collard greens
    Tues-shrimp scampi over linguini,asparagus
    Wed-coconut chicken tenders,pineapple fried rice,peas.
    Thur-Grilled lamb chops,cold grilled balsamic veggies, cilantro-garlic-lemon potatoes.
    Fri-smokey honey mustard boneless pork chops, broccoli cheese quinoa, green salad.
    Sat-every man for himself-leftovers and such!

  25. Sunday – Easter dinner with ham, janssons temptation, meatballs, sausages, deviled eggs, beet salad, lox, and herring.

    Monday – Pasta Bake using leftover ham

    Tuesday – Beef Enchiladas with shredded lettuce and creme fraiche on the side

    Wednesday – Pork Curry with Rice

    Thursday – Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes

    Friday – Sloppy Joes and French Fries

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    Sat – baked haddock, spinach salad w/ warm bacon dressing
    Sun – Easter. I brought homemade bread for the dinner.
    Mon – Turkey & Avocado panini’s with Broccoli Grape Harvest Salad
    Tues – grilled veal chops, green beans wrapped in bacon
    Wed – spinach tortelloni w/ veggies
    Thurs – mini quiches (use up phyllo dough), fruit salad
    Fri – homemade pizza

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    Sorry for being a little late.
    Tuesday: (It is usually crockpot night, but I just got home) MLB
    Wednesday: French Toast, Bacon (I got some really good bread and eggs from my parents.)
    Thursday: Corning Game Hen, Mashed potatoes
    Friday: Spaghetti and Meatballs
    Saturday: Fey is in charge.

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    Sarah M

    I know I’m way late in the game, but I’m still playing catch-up from a lazy week of spring break! 🙂 Here’s what we’re eating this week:
    Day 1 – Easter Sunday Dinner:
    Honey Ham
    Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole
    Oven Roasted Asparagus
    Cornucopia Salad
    Deviled Eggs
    Dinner Rolls
    Sparkling Citrus Punch
    Sweet Tea
    Pioneer Woman’s Perfect Pound Cake
    Tropical Lime Cheesecake

    Day 2:
    Chettinad Chicken
    Indian Style Basmati Rice

    Day 3:
    Spinach & Mushroom Quiche
    Rich & Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

    Day 4:
    Ham-Bone Soup
    Cornbread Muffins

    Day 5:
    Italian Sausage Tacos

    Day 6:
    Meatball Hoagies

    Day 7:
    Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak over Rice

    Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge

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