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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Week 324 Menu

We’re having a very lazy Sunday, complete with feathers all over the kitchen thanks to Anna’s hair accessory creation efforts.

Okay, I guess I’ll buckle down and plan a menu! Going to utilize some of my cookbooks this week!

– Spaghetti Carbonara (recipe from Big Bowl of Love)
– Veggie and bread

– Chicken and Bok Choy Stir Fry (from Real Simple’s Easy, Delicious Meals)
– Rice and dumplings

Island Pork with Sticky Coconut Rice
– Green Veggie

– Leftovers

– Something simple like waffles

– Eat Out/Take Out

– White Chicken Chili (from America’s Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook)

As usual, looking forward to seeing your menu plans for the week. Please share!


  1. 1

    Love the hair accessories ”” super cute! After a week away, it was really difficult to plan this week’s menu but I needed to so I could make a store run.
    Sunday: Sausages, sweet potatoes and potatoes on the grill with balsamic glazed green beans.
    Monday: Buffalo chicken French bread with carrots and broccoli.
    Tuesday: Leftovers.
    Wednesday: First track meet of the season so an easy, prep-ahead, one-dish meal of baked ziti with summer veggies.
    Thursday: Mediterranean chicken with an orzo pasta salad.
    Friday: Chicken parm meatballs, salads.
    Saturday: Date night. Kids get pizza.

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    Jenny Kozar

    I have been completely inspired and cooked all our meals for the week today as my son begins LaCrosse and I do not want to be eating out every day:
    Sunday Pizza
    Monday: Meat Loaf (Pioneer Woman recipe) / potatoes drizzled with olive oil and sea salt backed in the oven
    Tuesday: chicken quesidallas (Pioneer Woman recipe) / mexican rice
    Wednesday: Chicken ala King
    Thursday: Turkey Tacos
    Friday: Left Overs
    Saturday: Eat out

  3. 3

    Sunday: Fey’s Birthday (we are having cake and sundaes)
    Monday: Fish Tacos
    Tuesday: (Crockpot Night) Pot roast
    Wednesday: Corning Game Hen, Stuffing
    Thursday: MLB
    Friday: BBQ Chicken, Cornbread
    Saturday: Fey’s in charge

    I hope I will be able to find the recipe for the fish tacos.

  4. 4
    Erika B.

    Not a lot of actual cooking. Excited to go out!

    Sunday-Out for Indian Food
    Monday-Country Potato and Cabbage Soup, Crusty Bread, Pears
    Tuesday-Leftover Soup, Salad, Kiwis
    Wednesday-House Guest-Out for Japanese!
    Thursday-House Guest-TBD
    Friday-Potstickers and Rice, Spinach, Oranges

  5. Feathers in the kitchen? Someone learning to pluck live chickens?

    S: Pizza after a fundraiser for work.
    Meatless M: Pasta with asparagus and pine nuts
    T: Stuffed peppes
    W: Asparagus and ham frittata
    R: Something from the depths of my freezer.
    F: Takeout
    S: TBD. I can never attest to my Saturday plans on the preceding Sunday. I barely have a grip on the rest of Sunday.

  6. Su: grilled shrimp/polenta w/ kale/roasted cauliflower

    M: chicken parm rollatini/polenta cakes/ratatouille

    Tu: slow cooker corned beef w/ potatoes & cabbage

    W: turkey sandwiches/broccoli slaw/chips

    Th: chicken pad Thai/salad w/ peanut dressing

    F: l/o

    Sa: fish tacos/Mexican rice/pinto beans/guacamole/mango salsa

  7. sun: lemon rosemary pan-roasted chicken with artichoke rice pilaf and spring onions
    mon: smoked salmon salad, moroccan potatoes
    tues: turkey meatloaf, mashed sweet potatoes, broccoli
    weds: chicken sausage and provolone pasta bake
    thurs: tortellini and tomato soup
    fri: baked tacos
    sat: panninis

  8. 8

    We’re on a lazy Sunday (weekend, really) too! so nice to not have many plans.

    Su: Pork Roast w/ Potatoes & Green Beans
    M: Split Pea and Ham Soup
    T: Leftover City
    W: Pizza w/ Salad
    Th: Mini Chicken Pot Pies w/ Salad
    F: 3 Packet Pot Roast ( w/ Roasted Cauliflower & Zucchini
    Sa: Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup w/ Tuna Melts

  9. 9

    Well my kids are back to school tomorrow so it will be back to normal this week. As I type that I laugh to myself, we never seem to have a normal week!
    Sunday- this lower cal shrimp scampi and angle hair (it was so good)
    Monday- pork tenderloin (found a marinade) and potatoes, probably mashed strawberries
    Tuesday- meatballs and pasta
    Wednesday- sticky chicken thighs and jasmine rice (also found recipe on line)
    Thursday- leftovers, hopefully
    Friday- pizza night
    Saturday- crawfish pies from my freezer

  10. 10

    Sunday – Rib steak, loaded mashed potato casserole
    Monday – Baked hake, potato salad, carrots
    Tuesday – Salmon, haluski
    Wednesday – Chicken fingers, pierogis
    Thursday – Chili cheese dogs, macaroni salad, baked beans
    Friday – Beef pot pie
    Saturday – Leftovers

  11. 11

    I don’t plan for a specific day, just plan meals and decide in the morning what I want to make. I work until 6pm, so what I cook has to be able to be baked or heated up when people get home.

    With that said, tomorrow night (Monday) we’ll be having Subway $5 foot longs because everything always happens on the same day. Son has track practice and Boy Scouts, DH has a dentist appt after work, DD and I are going to her honors convocation her university at 4pm.

    Soft tacos, Zataran’s Spanish rice, refried beans
    Texas Hash
    Chicken and Ravioli carbonara (new recipe)
    Ranch Cheddar chicken bake
    TOrtellini soup
    Crockpot Salisbury Steak

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    Monday: Greek chicken kabobs and rice
    Tuesday: Pierogies, salad
    Wednesday: Salmon and mashed potatoes, green veggie
    Thursday: take out
    Friday: breakfast for dinner (probably waffles)
    Saturday: Grilled steak, twice baked potatoes
    Sunday: out

  13. We’re a kind of everywhere this week, which usually means easy pasta dinners.

    stuffed chicken parm (oops, didn’t get to this last week)
    spinach salad rollups
    chicken and broccoli white lasagna rollups (fridge-to-oven)
    mexican stuffed shells (fridge-to-oven)
    baked banana chips (for the road)

  14. Three dr/therapy appointments for Junior, a Stinker who’s just getting over a bug, plus soccer and gymnastics this week. I’m already tired 🙂

    Sunday-Grilled Fish Tacos, Fresh Avocado Salad

    Monday-Mushroom Burgundy Noodles, French Bread

    Tuesday-Spaghetti and Meatballs, Green Beans, French Bread

    Wednesday-Beef Stew, French Bread

    Thursday-Beef Stew, French Bread


    Saturday-Leftovers or Simple Fare

    I *should* know this, but how do you create a hyperlink for your recipes in the comments so it highlights the meal instead of copying and pasting after the meal?

    • Jane Maynard

      hi sara! I have an answer for you…people have asked this before, so I actually have a post about it, however I never hit publish because my techy brother needs to fix something in the post that I can’t figure out…so, I’ll email it to you as soon as it’s up, although you’ll probably see it. stay tuned! 🙂

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    Sunday – Spaghetti bolognese, caesar salad
    Monday – BBQ chicken burritos
    Tuesday – Tortilla soup
    Wednesday – Mac n cheese w/ chicken sausage and broccoli
    Thursday – leftovers or something easy from Trader Joe’s
    Friday – pizza night
    Sat. – Grilled cheese and tomato soup
    Sunday – Out

  16. 16

    My girls worked on the same hair accessories while I was making dinner! Love it!
    Here’s my week:
    Sunday – Taco night
    Monday – Salmon & Roasted Brussel Sprouts, quinoa
    Tuesday – Crockpot lentil & turkey sausage soup, french bread
    Wednesday – Make ahead crustless spinach, fruit salad, cut up veggies
    Thursday – Breakfast dinner (quiche doesn’t count for this in our house) – probably pancakes or waffles
    Friday – Kids at dinner & party at our pool club; date night for us!
    Saturday – Cheese fondue for dinner & we will melt down leftover easter candy to help make chocolate fondue for dinner

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    Mon: Pasta with broccoli, garlic and chilli, green bean salad
    Tue: Baked potatoes with goat’s cheese and pesto, salad
    Wed: Lamb souvlaki, pitta bread, tzatziki, roasted peppers and fennel
    Thur: Tomato and basil risotto
    Fri: Baked haddock, spicy wedges, veggies
    Sat: Mini meatloaves from Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, mashed potatoes and peas

  18. 18

    Sunday: Kids cook. Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad

    Monday: Breakfast for dinner: Egg sandwiches, fruit

    Tuesday: Steak with chimichurri sauce, roasted potatoes, asparagus

    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Stir fry, rice, egg rolls

    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Pork chops, stuffing, green beans

    Friday: I’m on a girls night. Hubby will pick up pizza or do a frozen lasagna

    Saturday: TBD. Chili, tacos? If it warms up,grill?

  19. Those look like some snazzy hair things, ready for The Great Gatsby!

    Sunday – Chili Potato Casserole

    Monday – Fried Rice (?)

    Tuesday – Pioneer Pie – Recipe from Kayotic Kitchen

    Wednesday – Kebab Salad

    Thursday – Creamy Sausage Pasta Bake

    Friday – Cod in Tomato Sauce with Boiled Potatoes

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    Sunday. Pizza with leftover lamb
    Monday. Chicken stir fry with rice
    Tuesday. I have a meeting so a fend night
    Wednesday. Salmon with fries and a veggie
    Thursday buffalo chicken egg rolls with salad
    Friday. Out
    Saturday. Leftovers

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    Kim from PA

    I have a “loosely-put-together” menu this week. Won’t actually get to shop until Thursday morning due to work schedule.

    Sunday: Chinese Take-Out
    Monday: Bow tie pasta with basil/garlic sauce, big green salad
    Tues & Wed: Business Travel
    Thursday: Grilled Tuna Steak (or whatever fish looks best), broccoli, corn on the cob
    Friday: Orange chicken (I froze a bunch of this last week), brown rice, & green beans.
    Saturday: Not sure

  22. 22

    Busy week with family visiting so meals will be simpler,and we will be out a bit.
    Sun-Meatloaf, real mashed potatoes, asparagus
    Mon-Tostadas, Tex-mex rice, salad
    Tues-grilled salmon, quinoa salad, green beans
    Thurs-Roast Chicken,cilantro potatoes, broccoli
    Sat-guests leave…leftovers(my long workday)

  23. 23

    monday, grilling! loving this weather in NJ
    tues blts and terra chips (late doc appt)
    wed Tortellini with bacon and peas
    thur shrimp and some kind of potatoe, string beans
    friday, up in air, daughter works till 7
    sat food shopping day, pick something up at whole foods

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    Monday-Broccoli & Cheese Potato Soup, an Eat Smart/Fast Fix recipe, spinach salad w/broiled chicken breast
    Wednesday-Grilled Pork chops, baked sweet potato, green beans w/bread
    Thursday-Blackened Salmon on George Foreman, roasted potatoes, asparagus
    Saturday-Mexican-either out or homemade Taco Salad w/Spanish Rice

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    Nikki CB

    Mon- leftover black bean soup
    Tues- chunky & creamy carrot soup (mark bittman, food matters) w/anadama bread
    Wed- MYO Chef’s salad with romaine, tuna, cukes, tomatoes, carrots, beets, chickpeas
    Thurs- Homemade fried rice, (bittman’s how to cook everything vegetarian)
    Fri- pizza or some easy dish
    Sat- Out to eat? Family in town.
    Sun- Tacos

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    Monday- Meatless monday….. White beans and rice, salad and garlic bread
    Tuesday- London Broil, smashed taters, brussel sprouts,corn and PW ” The Beard in his words”
    Wednesday- World Cuisine Day…Fish and Chips, shortbread cookies(didn’t get to it last week)
    Thurs- Shrimp Carbonara, salad and garlic bread
    Friday- Homemade pizza…shrimp thai for me, bacon and cheese for kiddos and margerhita
    Saturday- Seafood Gumbo, rice and focaccia
    Sunday- Roast Beast with gravy, l/o rice, green beans and corn

    ~ I personally dont eat meat, do partake in shrimp, fish and most seafood. This menu is listing the meal that feeds the majority.

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    Sat – Roast chicken, beet risotto (use up frozen beets)
    Sun – chicken pot pie (w/ roast chicken leftovers)
    Mon – Spaghetti Squash pad thai (with the very last of the roast chicken leftovers)
    Tues – pasta & meat sauce w/ fresh bread.
    Wed – feta, caramelized onion, spinach quesadilla w/ soup from freezer
    Thurs – philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers, mashed potatoes
    Fri – spinach quiche

  28. Monday: bean enchiladas with guacamole salsa
    Tuesday: pork chops [didn’t make last week]
    Wednesday: spaghetti and meatballs
    Thursday: leftovers
    Friday: Korean Black Beans & Rice [still have not made]
    Saturday: Szechwan Green Beans
    Sunday: out to eat

  29. Waffles for dinner sounds delicious. I need to a do a breakfast for dinner again! Here is our menu for this week. It’s kind of short:

    Day 1:
    Grilled Salmon with Fresh Mango Salsa
    Grilled Mushrooms

    Day 2:
    Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak over Rice

    Day 3:
    Finger Sandwiches
    Egg Salad Sandwiches
    Roast Beef & Fried Onion Sandwiches
    Ham Roll-ups
    Couscous Salad
    Fresh Fruit

    Day 4:
    Barbecued Shrimp

  30. I know I’m coming in late, but I keep forgetting to post my menus, so I’m just going to do it, dang it!

    Wednesday- Chicken & Veggie Quesadillas with homemade flour tortillas, ( creamy tomatillo sauce, and chunky corn, bean, and avocado salsa. Brazilian Limeade to drink.

    Thursday- Baked Chicken & Broccoli Penne with Smoked Mozzarella and Sundried Tomatoes w/ a salad

    Friday- Burgers and Oven Fries w/ a salad


    Sunday- Lazy Weekend Chicken w/ Italian bread and a salad.

  31. So late, but I lost track of which day it is 🙂

    Monday: Enchilada Casserole, Avocado and Tomato
    Tuesday: Meatloaf and Corn
    Wednesday: Breakfast Burritos, Avocado and Fresh Salsa
    Thursday: Pizza and Salad
    Friday: Son’s turning 5, going out for Mexican
    Saturday: Thai-style Chicken and Veggies
    Sunday: Tortilla Casserole and Refried Beans and Fresh Veggies

    • Jane Maynard

      never too late! I read through them all the following sunday morning, so I’m always glad when they go up, even on saturday! 🙂

  32. 32

    Not a whole week’s menu, but a whole menu for a Sunday dinner where the goal was to stay out of the kitchen:

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    Stuffed pork chops cauliflower with parm cheese
    Chicken stir fry and jasmine rice
    Noodles and cottage cheese with tuna
    Hot dogs and baked beans
    Sweet sour chicken and rice from Pinterest

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