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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Week 329 Menu

Happy Mother’s Day! So far I have been treated with three kinds of French pastry, a ballet performance (including a unique scene where Sleeping Beauty sets down a poison apple she happens to have and heads to a smoothie shop), and as much love as my kids could possibly shower me with.

mother's day morning

Nate took the kids for a drive, so I am going to pump out this menu as fast as I can and then get back to doing absolutely nothing. At least for 30 minutes or so. 😉

– I am traveling to the Carmel/Monterey area to visit Dole’s farm fields. I’m sure they’ll feed us some delicious food!
– Nate is taking the kids out for dinner.

– Dole trip continued
– Nate’s taking the kids out again. 😉

– I’m home! We’ll see if I can get something on the table, but it might also be an eat out night.

– Tuscan Tomato Soup

– Homemade pizza (mushroom for the kids, honey goat cheese carmelized onion for us)

Vegetarian Chickpea Burgers
– Fresh fruit and other BBQ type foods

Frittata, filling ingredients TBD
– Fresh fruit

You know the drill…show us what you got! Share your menus for the week!

And no matter what form the mothers in your life come in or who it is you happen to nurture and love in your life, I hope you all have a beautiful day.


  1. 1

    This week’s Sunday Dinner story is about food triggering a pleasant memory and how that helps tie families together.

    Peg’s Sloppy Joe
    Quick Easy Boston Beans
    Potato Chips
    Gizdich Apple Juice
    Vella Merlot

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    Happy Mother’s day to all.
    A simple menu this week.

    Monday- Pizza
    Tuesday- Bean and Cheese Burritos
    Wednesday- MLB
    Thursday- Turkey Burgers
    Friday- Breakfast for dinner

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    Sunday daughter making dinner spaghetti and meatballs salad and bread
    Monday homemade pizza with leftover meatballs
    Tuesday sandwiches
    Wed steak on grill if no rain mashed potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts
    Thur coconut chicken fingers leftover mashed and a veggie
    Friday up in air might be going out
    Sat breakfast for dinner

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  4. 4

    Pretty simple this week. We have roof construction, an Orchestra concert and a Birthday Party in the mix.

    M-Dorito Chicken
    T-Cheeseburger Macaroni
    W-Chicken Parmesan
    T-Cheesey Potatoes with Smoked Sausage
    F-Gravy and Pork chops
    S-Spaghetti Pizza
    S-Boneless BBQ Ribs

    We buy our dinners a month at a time so it all could change!

  5. 5

    Happy Mother’s Day!
    Sunday – Grilled chicken, potato salad, veggie and fruit trays, pretzels, chips and dip
    Monday – Stuffed peppers, mashed potatoes, corn
    Tuesday – Buffalo chicken salads
    Wednesday – Grilled hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans
    Thursday – Pizza
    Friday – Chicken pot pie
    Saturday – Leftovers

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    Sunday”” Yes, I know it’s Mother’s Day and a lot of moms won’t be cooking but since my husband is out of town and I am super hungry for it, I am making Creamy Baked Ziti with Caprese Salad
    Monday”” Teriyaki noodles with egg rolls and potstickers
    Tuesday– Italian Crescent Casserole
    Wednesday”” A hold over from last week, Over Fried Chicken Strips and pasta salad
    Thursday”” Breakfast for dinner, not sure what exactly”¦
    Friday”” Hubby should be home!! He is supposed to let me know what he would like to have for dinner 😉
    Saturday”” Birthday Eve for my oldest! He has requested Chicken Enchiladas

    Happy Mother’s Day to you Jane and all your menu-posting friends 

  7. sun: out
    mon: shrimp calzones
    tues: rigatoni with broccoli rabe and salami
    weds: lamb burgers, roasted eggplant and tomato couscous
    thurs: cuban chicken quesadillas
    fri: fusilli with chicken sausage, goat cheese, and sundried tomatoes
    sat: tba

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    Lynn BB

    Sunday: We went out for brunch, so everyone needs to fend for themselves if they need dinner
    Monday: Leftover lasagna, salad
    Tuesday: Crockpot chicken tacos
    Wednesday: Pork roast, baby potatoes, broccoli
    Thursday: Caesar chicken, salad
    Friday: Hubby’s birthday dinner consisting of grilled ribeyes, asparagus, cheesy potatoes and mint chip ice cream
    Saturday: Daughter’s prom, probably pick up take out for the rest of us

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    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Week of May 12 to May 18
    Sunday: Huge brunch during the day”¦so spaghetti and salad for dinner
    Monday: Apple-sage meatloaf, mashed sweet potatoes, and green beans
    Tuesday: Chili, tortilla chips, and quesadillas
    Wednesday: Leftover meatloaf with eggs (for him) and rice (for me)
    Thursday: Sausage and peppers with the leftover rice
    Friday: Spanish tapas in NYC
    Saturday: Not sure – probably takeout of some sort

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    Monday: Grilled salmon with roasted cauliflower
    Tuesday: Chicken & quinoa fried rice
    Wednesday: Greek salad with chickpeas, tomato and cucumber
    Thursday: Creamy taco mac
    Friday: Pizza on the grill
    Saturday: Fish tacos

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    So since I just got home from a lovely mothers day and found out my a/c is broken I think we need to eat from the freezer this week!
    Sunday- out
    Monday- beef broccoli
    Tuesday-pork tenderloin
    Wednesday- chicken stew
    Thursday- leftovers
    Friday – pizza
    Saturday- loaded baked potatoes

    This week is not going to be fun!

  12. 12

    HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Looks like it’s wonderful so far. 🙂 I can’t believe it’s time to plan another menu. Every week goes so fast! In random order…

    Potato Soup w/homemade bread
    French Toast w/homemade syrup
    Order Pizza (football night)
    Eat Out (football night)
    Quesedillas w/corn on the cob

  13. 13

    Well, it’s been a rough weekend…I broke my foot on Thurs, so 5 kids on crutches. YIKES! If you have never done out you should try it.(insert sarcasm, alot of it) That throws my menu ideas into a pickle, so I’m winging it- any ideas for crockpot meals(i can brush off the dust) or things that are easy peasy that my kids could help with would be great!

    Thanks pals…. Hope everyone had a great weekend. Also, very jealous again…first Disney and now Dole. Boohoo, but good for you 😉

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    Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!

    Mon: Blt’s, Pantry Pasta Soup – Didn’t make last week

    Tues: Breaded Pork Chops, Parsley-Butter New Potatoes, Baked Onion (Cooking the 1st harvest of veggies from the garden!)

    Wed: PW’s Tequila-Lime Grilled Chicken, Mexican Rice, Refried Black Beans

    Thurs: Chicken, Artichoke,& Sun-dried Tomato Pasta, Caprese Salad

    Fri- Sat: Out of town

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    Kim from PA


    Sunday: I made this dinner for my Mom and siblings/family: Appetizer: Green Olive & Goat Cheese Crostini’s, Meal:
    Shrimp & Andouille Pot Pie, Green Beans, Baked Bleu Cheese Crusted Tomatoes, Cantaloupe Salad with Mint, Lime, & Ginger. My sister made a blueberry pie and a strawberry pie for dessert.

    Monday: Orange Chicken, broccoli, brown rice

    Tuesday: Frittata with leftover Andouille & green beans

    Wednesday: Pasta with red sauce, salad

    Thursday: Leftovers

    Friday: Grilled fish & peas

    Saturday: Pizza?

    Have fun at Dole. We loved visiting Dole in Hawaii… pineapple we ever ate 🙂

    • Jane Maynard

      the pineapple plantation in hawaii is the 2nd most visited attraction in the whole state! amazing! 🙂

  16. Happy Mother’s Day, friends! For the first time in seven years, my darling husband planned and prepared dinner all by himself!! It was great! We are lucky the weather was fantastic. So, we spent the day at the beach running the crazy out of the kids!!

    Sunday: Steak, sweet potato fries, fruit, strawberry-rhubarb crisp
    Monday: Vegetable pot pie over noodles
    Tuesday: Bacon, egg and cheese muffins
    Wednesday: Stuffed chicken breasts and steamed artichokes
    Thursday – Saturday: Disney World trip!

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    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Saturday – BBQ chicken pieces, corn, risotto
    Sunday – leftovers — Mother’s Day at the museum of science!
    Monday – Black bean quesadillas
    Tues – chicken Caesar Salad
    Wed – spinach tortelloni w/ vegs
    Thurs – pork in the crockpot, green beans
    Fri – homemade pizza

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    Happy Mother’s Day to all!

    Sun: Steak fajitas, strawberry/pineapple salsa
    Mon: Cheese ravioli in pink sauce, broccoli, carrots
    Tues: Hawaiian pork kebabs, sweet potato fries, brown rice
    Wed: Lemon pepper grilled chicken, Cesar salad, pasta
    Thurs: Leftovers
    Fri: Out for my daughters 6th birthday- her choice so probably local pizza parlor or bugaboo creek : )
    Sat: Macaroni and Cheese casserole, tilapia, green beans

  19. Happy Mother’s Day! I just made asparagus frittata for dinner tonight… mmm. Not sure if asparagus is really in season in southern Cali though. My husband is out of town for a few days, so I’m getting as much ‘breakfast for dinner’ in as I can while he is gone. 🙂

    breakfast cups
    asparagus frittata
    french toast or crepes of some sort
    peanut butter soup
    maple dijon chicken with baked avocados

    Can’t wait to see pictures from your trip to Dole farms!

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    Mon: Veggie noodle bowls

    Tues: Turkey sausage and spinach lasagna from Cooking Light(I made this a few weeks ago and my husband keeps asking me to make it again!)

    Wed: Lentils and rice with stir fried veggies

    Thur: Leftovers

    Fri: Pizza

    Sat: ??? Maybe something with shrimp. Hmm….

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    Sunday: My husband made a Low Country Boil
    Monday: French Dip Sandwich
    Tuesday: Fish, grits & baked beans
    Wednesday: Grilled Burgers
    Thursday: Chicken, potatoes, green beans
    Friday: Tuna Casserole & salad
    Saturday: Pizza

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    Mon: Chilli cobbler, green beans
    Tue: Pulled pork sandwiches, corn on the cob
    Wed: Ricotta and herb tart, roast asparagus and broad beans
    Thur: Jambalaya
    Fri: Baked fish and chips, peas
    Sat: Going away to a cottage in the Cotswolds for a week, yippee!

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    Sunday: Hubby and kids cook: Pot Roast, carrots, mashed potatoes, no-bake cheesecake

    Monday: Scholastic Awards at school so quick Egg Sandwiches and fruit for dinner

    Tuesday: Band concert. Grilled pork tenderloin with firecracker sauce, sweet potatoes, asparagus

    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Cajun tilapia, rice, green beans

    Thursday: Hubby cooks. tacos, fruit

    Friday: Pasta of some sort? maybe a baked ziti? I’m so used to Friday night pizza night that switching that to Saturday just messes with my planning….

    Saturday: Anniversary dinner out- 17 years! Kids get pizza at home

  24. haven’t posted a menu in a while!

    monday- out to celebrate husband’s last law school final for his second year!
    tuesday- church missionaries for dinner:
    our best bites waffles, bacon and sausage, eggs, fruit, homemade butter syrup
    wednesday- chicken noodle soup and biscuits
    thursday- arriving on vacation so something quick
    friday- grilling for in-laws anniversary, luau themed
    saturday- homemade pretzel dogs (alton brown’s recipe for preztels), mother in law’s potato salad, watermelon and great harvest’s recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for dessert

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    Sunday – daughter and son-in-law made a fantastic dinner of grilled ribs!
    Monday – steak on the grill, potatoes and salad
    Tuesday – I think we’ll be out – running for a local office – a meet and greet with the candidates
    Wednesday – salmon with fries and a veggie
    thursday – out for sushi then to a show!
    Friday – spaghetti with meat sauce
    saturday – leftovers

  26. Lunch:

    Eat out
    Eat out
    Chicken Piccata, rice, peas
    Greek Meatballs with Mint (Keftethes), couscous
    Superfast Salisbury Steak, rice, steamed carrots, corn on the cob


    Jam and cheese sandwiches, tea, fruit
    Chinese Style BBQ Pork, rice, green beans, steamed carrots
    Beef curry with vegetables, rice
    Salami sandwiches, tomato, grilled onion, fries
    Minute steaks, potatoes with paprika sauce, peas, sliced tomato

    This seems like an odd week of goings and comings and I’m actually not sure what it will hold. We’ll see how well the menu is followed. Thankfully I am have some meals in reserve.

    • Jane Maynard

      so far my menu is not holding well at all. the comings and goings are taking over! 🙂

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    Denise NH

    S : Grilled riveted, garlic mashed potatoes & creamed spinach
    M: Out
    T : Burger’s & waffle fries
    W : Grilled chicken & strawberry salad
    T : Hot dogs & beans (?)
    F & S : Road trip

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    Sun-Out for Mothers Day
    Mon-Pizza pasta casserole, green salad
    Tue-Tilapia tacos, latin rice.
    Wed-grilled smokey honey mustard pork chops, quinoa salad w/cucumber, olives & tomatoes.
    Thurs-cajun chicken pasta, zucchini-thyme saute.
    Fri-Shrimp fried rice, potsticksers.

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    Lisa W.

    Hope the rest of your Mothers Day was fabulous!

    Sun: my husband & brothers made dinner for the mamas. 🙂
    Grilled porterhouse & chicken asada/ranch beans/potato salad/Mexican rice/tortillas/rolls/red velvet cake & cheesecake

    M: tamales/pinto beans/Rice/ cucumber-tomato salad

    Tu: chicken enchiladas w/ red sauce/pinto beans/rice

    W: slow-cooker chicken teriyaki/steamed brown rice/stir-fry green beans

    Th: beef-black bean-corn stuffed peppers/salad

    F: last baseball game! Grilled pizza party! 🙂

    Sat: baseball awards party!

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    Evette M.

    Mon: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and rice
    Tues: Spaghetti and Meatballs
    Wed: Cabbage rolls and white rice
    Thurs: Stroganoff w/side of veggies
    Fri: Arroz con pollo (chicken and Spanish rice)

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    I’m trying to cook (mostly) with meat that I already have in the freezer this week, so here’s what’s cooking at our house this week:

    Day 1:

    Day 2:
    Shrimp & Andouille Pies

    Day 3:
    Skillet Bucatini with Spring Vegetables (Thanks for the recipe, Chrysta!)
    Lemon Tea Cookies

    Day 4:
    German Apple Pancake

    Day 5:
    Restaurant Style Filet Mignon
    Baked Potato

    Day 6:
    Chettinad Chicken
    Indian Style Basmati Rice
    Zucchini Fritters
    Mango Lassis

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