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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Week 330 Menu

I recently made a quick coleslaw to go with some pulled pork sandwiches we had for dinner one night. When I pulled out the poppy seeds for the slaw, I was struck by just how pretty they were. I had to take a photo, for no other reason than to share the simple beauty of these poppy seeds.


I have a couple repeat items from last week’s menu. I didn’t end up doing much cooking due to my travel and the kids’ activities. I am hoping to actually go to the store this week and get some cooking done!

Tuscan Tomato Soup

Vegetarian Chickpea burgers
– BBQ-type food

– Chicken Caesar Wraps

– Leftovers

Chicken Pot Pie (Anna is not going to be happy about this!)

– Take out

Stuffed Peppers

As always, thank you for posting your menus. I read through them every week when planning my own and it’s always such a big help! On that note, please share your menu for this week!


  1. i think poppy seeds are really pretty too! i like looking in my spice drawer for that reason. is that weird? 🙂

    Monday: out to eat
    Tuesday: pasta with vodka sauce
    Wednesday: tofu ramen noodle soup with spinach
    Thursday: our fourth anniversary! making Indian food together–can’t wait!!
    Friday: leftovers
    Saturday: creamy spring pasta
    Sunday: breakfast for dinner

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    Hi, Jane,

    I’ve been thinking of making pulled pork myself soon. I usually only do this once a year because smoking a pork shoulder makes a lot of pulled pork. Fortunately, it freezes well.

    Here’s our menu for a recent Sunday Dinner:

    Grilled Glazed Baby Back Ribs
    Broccoli Salad
    White Sweet Corn
    Crudité: jicama, celery, Nantes carrots
    Newman’s Own Virgin Lemonade
    Vella Merlot
    Strawberries with Angel Food Cake


    • Jane Maynard

      oh my goodness, I totally do the cheating pulled pork in the crockpot – I love that you smoke your pork shoulder! MAYBE one day I’ll get all gourmet like that… 🙂

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    Sunday: Chicken Spagehtti
    Monday:Grilled Pork Chops
    Steakhouse Bacon Ranch Potatoes
    Green Beans
    Tuesday: Ravoli with Pink Sauce
    Garlic Breadsticks
    Wed: Roast/Potatoes/Carrots
    Thursday: Corn Dogs/French Fries
    Friday: Fried Shrimp
    Saturday: Eat Out

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    Sat – stuffed shells from freezer
    Sun – Out
    Mon – chicken/avocado salad pita pockets, fruit salad
    Tues – tortelloni w/ vegs
    Wed – roast beef panini pockets, baked potato halves
    Thurs – chop suey
    Fri – leftovers or BFD

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    Mon: Grilled Steak, Whole Steamed Artichoke with butter, Mini Loaded Baked Potatoes

    Tues: Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Quail, Shrimp & Cheese Grits Cakes, Green Salad (Found the quail and grit cakes at a Cajun market while in Louisiana this weekend!)

    Wed: Chicken-Artichoke Pasta, Caprese Salad (Didn’t get to this last week)

    Thurs: Chicken Fried Steak & Cream Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Collard Greens

    Fri: Out

    Sat: Grilled Apricot-Dijon Pork Tenderloin, Balsamic Roasted Carrots, Stuffed Squash

    Sun: BF Grilling for Memorial Day. Don’t know exactly what quite yet:)

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    You always take the prettiest photos!

    Week of May 19 to May 25
    Sunday: Fending for ourselves (leftovers)
    Monday: Spaghetti with meatballs/Italian sausage
    Tuesday: Ham, biscuits, and corn
    Wednesday: Split pea soup with some of the leftover ham, biscuits
    Thursday: Birthday dinner – not sure where yet
    Friday: Hawaiian quesadillas (ham, pineapple, black beans, cheese)
    Saturday: BBQ, chili and lime chips

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    Sunday – Beef enchiladas, refried beans
    Monday – Spaghetti with meatballs, salad
    Tuesday – Baked chicken legs, mac & cheese, broccoli
    Wednesday – Eye of round steak in crockpot with egg noodles and green beans
    Thursday – Chicken thighs(meat off the bone) with mushrooms and spinach over pasta
    Friday – Ham and cheese frittatas, fruit salad
    Saturday – Leftovers

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    This is easily going to be the most hectic week of the year for me. Softball, baseball, swimming and dancing all are in full force and it’s the last week of school with lots of volunteer “opportunities”. It should all be fun though.
    Sunday- grilled burgers
    Monday- shrimp pasta salad at the ball park or at swimming depending on which kid is where
    Tuesday- beef broccoli and jasmin rice
    Wednesday- cheddar ranch chicken bake
    Thursday- leftovers hopefully
    Friday- last day of school pizza or something fun
    Saturday- I have no idea yet 🙂

    • Jane Maynard

      the holidays and the end of the school year are always so jam packed! wish they would spread the fun out a bit, but you’re right, it does all end being fun, as long as we get there in one piece! 🙂

  9. We’re back from (a much-needed) vacation!! We’re in need of some family favorites after eating…..ahem…..not so healthy while gone.

    Sunday: Blackened maui mahi, purple potatoes, corn on the cob & rhubarb crisp
    Monday: Build-your-own Tacos with all the typical fixins’
    Tuesday: Yorkshire Pudding with cranberry sauce
    Wednesday: Baked Chicken Nuggets and roasted sweet potatoes
    Thursday: Homemade Egg rolls with vegetables
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out

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    Mon – pasta w/marinara & roasted broc, zuc & kale
    Tues – chicken Caesar wraps (we’ve been having these every week)
    Wed – teriyaki steak tips, roasted taters, green beans
    Thu – crispy rice & bean burritos (1st time trying, from Mel’s kitchen cafe blog)
    Fri – probably sammies or takeout – setting up camp for Mday

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    Erica Zamora

    My family is attempting veggie based eating more often these days, therefor here is our veggie menu for the family:

    Sunday: Curried Lentils and veggie quinoa, seared green beans, garlic whole wheat naan with hummus and cucumber yogurt salad

    Monday: Broccoli and feta pasta salad (made Sunday), Caesar salad

    Tuesday: Veggie Chili (made Sunday), cornbread

    Wednesday: Sesame noodles, edamame, Asian style green salad

    Thursday: Vegan Taco Nite with leftover veggie chili (made Sunday), fried potatoes, cilantro, cabbage, salsa, limes

    Friday: Gigantic kale salad, mango and strawberries

    Saturday: Pizza, Caprese salad

    • I love how much prep you can get done on Sunday!

    • Jenn

      Yum, your menu sounds great. We are doing the veggie based eating too. Though some weeks turn out more carb heavy than we’d like. It’s a process, and we are getting better week by week. The extra prep on Sundays helps a ton. Good luck to you!

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    Today I am officially the mother of a teenager! Where does the time go? If you want to see the post about it, click here
    Sunday””Out to eat for birthday boy (Joe’s Crab Shack)
    Monday– Chicken and Gnocchi Soup
    Tuesday– Pork Roast Sandwiches
    Wednesday– Italian Crescent Casserole (it got skipped last week)
    Thursday– Dried Beef Gravy
    Friday through Monday we will be camping, so in no particular order we will have
    Hot dogs/hamburgers
    Hoppin John
    Macaroni Skillet

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    I haven’t posted our menu it quite some time. It’s time to get back in the swing of things. I’ve pinned so many yummy looking recipes from Pinterest lately, that I thought I would try some of them this week. Here’s my recipe board if you are interested in any of the recipes I’m going to try this week.
    S- Grilled Hamburgers, Creamy Pasta Salad (Pinterest), and Baked Beans
    M- Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Dressing (Pinterest) and Cheesy Bread
    T- Chicken Gyros (Pinterest)
    W- Toasted Ravioli, Meatless Spaghetti and Tossed Salad
    Th- Waikiki Meatballs (Pinterest) and Rice
    F- Pork Steak Tacos and Chips/Salsa
    S- Take Out

  14. I didn’t do much cooking last week either, but I don’t have the travel excuse (just lazy after working late). Oh well, on to a new week!

    springtime pizza
    broccolette alfredo
    sliders and salad
    tacos or lettuce wraps
    Guinness pulled chicken

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    Garden produce is coming in a-plenty right now! I am making full use of my zucchini before it’s gone.
    I saw several squash vine borers flying among my plants, so I’m waiting for their demise.

    Sun-Mammoth stuffed garden zucchini(biggest darn zuke I’ve ever seen!), garlic bread.
    Mon-Fish tacos with cabbage and cilantro lime vinaigrette, crock pot refried black beans, rice
    Tues-Linguine, italian turkey Sausage and peppers, thyme and garlic zucchini/yellow squash saute.
    Wed-shrimp quinoa salad loaded with veggies.
    Thurs-Bean and cheese burritos, marinated cucumbers and garden tomatos.
    Fri-Roast chicken, dill baby red potatoes, parmesan grilled zucchini.

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    Sunday: Roast chicken and potatoes, carrots
    Monday; Breakfast for Dinner: egg sandwiches, berries
    Tuesday: Pasta alla vodka sauce, garlic bread, salad
    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Grill night: hotdogs, beans, fruit salad, chips
    Thursday: Hubby cooks. SW chicken and rice, salad
    Friday: Pizza night, salad
    Saturday: Saturday Night Steak Night, sides TBD

  17. My little brother hates chicken pot pie too and I think sometimes my mom makes it when he is bugging her on purpose!

    Sunday – Chicken Milanese with French Fries and Ruccola Salad
    Monday – Stuffed Pork Loin with Rice
    Tuesday – Bangers and Mash

    Then it is grocery shop time!

  18. Lunch:
    Eat out
    Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Apple-Ginger Sauce, grilled potato slices with salt and vinegar, roasted potaotes, corn on the cob
    Stir-Fried Sweet-and-Sour Chicken, rice
    Pot Roast with Bacon and Vegetables
    Hamburgers, sweet potato fries, tomato and onion slices
    Cowboy Kabobs (new recipe), sweet potatoes and bacon, glazed carrots and thyme (new recipe)

    Toast, jam, cheese and tea
    Bree’s Lentil-Tomato Soup, corn bread muffins
    Cuban Black Beans, rice
    unused meal
    Falafel, couscous salad
    unused meal

    (several of these have online recipes, but the links don’t copy over. I have them posted on my website.)

    Our visiting guest did two great and wonderful things for me this week – cleaned my stove top (which really needed it and I couldn’t seem to do) and made rusks. Breakfasts will now be adjusted. =)

    The Tuscan Tomato Soup recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing it.

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    Sunday – out for a graduation/wedding reception party!
    Monday – chicken breast with roasted broccoli
    Tuesday – my so is making dinner. Election Day in PA Vote for me!
    Wednesday – salmon with fries and salad
    Thursday – my son’s birthday! (24!) making a variety of sliders with corn and salad
    Friday out
    Saturday – leftovers
    Yay! Long weekend!

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    I hope you had a nice weekend. Not much of a menu this week, more like a list of things we can prepare with the ingredients we have on hand. 🙂

    Sat: Red beans and rice
    Sun: White bean yachni over egg noodles (

    Rest of the week choices:

    -Potato & herb frittat, roasted Brussels sprouts (

    -Veggie plate: braised red cabbage, sauteed kale, black eyed peas, roasted potatoes (

    -Salad and baked potatoes w/ broccoli and cheese

    -Picnic food: humus wraps, cheese and crackers, sliced pickles, raw veggies, and apples

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    Mon- Salisbury steak (PW recipe)
    Tue – turkey breast, zucchini, leftover mashed potatoes
    Wed – leftovers or pizza
    Thurs – tacos
    Fri – grilled cheese, homemade fries
    Sat – grilled chicken tenders, veggies
    Sun – lasagna

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    Lisa W.

    M: Panko Fish/cheesy pasta & broccoli/melon cubes/garlic wheat toast

    Tu: Taco Salad w/ romaine, tomatoes, olives, avocado, radish, corn,lime-cilantro dressing, seasoned ground beef

    W: Blognese w/ spaghetti squash/salad/garlic wheat toast

    Th: Lemon Chicken/quinoa pilaf/cheesy summer squash

    F: Grilled Chicken Sausage/black bean-corn salad/potato wedges

    Sa: Memorial Day Pool Party at friend’s…taking back bean-corn salad

    Su: Fish Tacos w/ mango salsa/green rice

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    Monday French bread pizza
    Tuesday chicken sausage on hot dog rolls and mini potatoes
    Wed chicken and rice
    Thursdays pizza burgers and veggies on side
    Friday sandwich night
    Sat prob take out from whole foods

  24. Between 6 appointments for Junior last week, more this week, plus his birthday, and having no appetite for being a nervous wreck (waiting on some test results for a rare genetic condition that has severe lifelong implications), I haven’t planned a menu in two weeks. But, I have stuff in the fridge and freezer, so here’s the plan:

    Sunday-Sloppy Joes, Fresh Fruit
    Monday-Frozen Manicotti, Green Salad
    Tuesday-Leftover chicken from Phils over the weekend…maybe pizza?
    Wednesday-Junior’s 1st birthday. Maybe out to celebrate.
    Thursday-Something from the freezer–chicken and rice soup perhaps.
    Friday-Egg Rolls and Stir Fry

    • Jane Maynard

      please keep us posted on what happens with your little one…always thinking of you!

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    Here’s our menu for this week. Have a few things left over from last week, which helps with the budget! Whoop!

    Day 1:
    Various Indian Entrees (from packets – so easy)
    Indian Style Basmati Rice
    Zucchini Fritters
    Mango Lassis

    Day 2:
    Shrimp & Andouille Pot Pies

    Day 3:
    Italian Sausage Taco Soup
    No-Bake Cookies
    Watermelon & Grapes

    Day 4:
    Multi-Grain Pancakes
    Scrambled Eggs

    Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches with Garlic Mayo

    Day 5: Party
    Chicken & Andouille Gumbo
    Mini Tomato Sandwiches
    Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

    Day 6: Memorial Day
    Cajun Style Burgers
    Restaurant Style Filet Mignon

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    Those cookies are beautiful. Reminds me that I need to get to work on a care package I have to send! This week, I’m celebrating the potatoe and the 8 million easy things you can do with it :-).

    Sun: Sweet potatoe and spinach quesadillas, stewed tomatoes
    Mon: Baked Tilapia and oven roasted potatoes
    Tue: PIZZA! (a weekly staple pretty much)
    Wed: Angel hair pasta w mushroom pomodoro sauce, fresh fruit
    Thur: Leftovers
    Fri: Eating out: Headed to a friend’s dinner party
    Sat: Potatoe and Leek Soup, Grilled cheese paninis

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    Sat- panko tilapia, Mac and cheese casserole, green beans with almonds
    Sun- hot dogs, salad
    Mon- grilled chicken caprese sandwiches, green beans
    Tues- buffalo chicken chili
    Wed- grilled lamb chops, brussel sprouts & carrots, pasta salad
    Thurs- leftover chili
    Friday- homemade pizza, salad

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