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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Week 230 Menu

Happy Father’s Day! We’ve had fun serving Dad chocolate croissants and smoothies this morning!

My vegetarian sister is coming to visit for the next two weeks, so I’m going to break out a lot of my veggie meals.

Homemade Pizza (didn’t get to last week)

Stuffed Shells
– Veggie and bread

– Leftovers

– Nate gets to choose…he’s the birthday boy!

Kitchen Sink Quesadillas

Moosewood Pasta Primavera (I think I’m going to try throwing in some white beans this time around)

– Breakfast for dinner

Let’s see what you’ve got planned for the week – please share! And Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!


  1. Happy Dad’s Day!
    Sunday – homemade BBQ chicken pizza made from leftovers of this AMAZING BBQ chicken
    Monday – meatball sliders
    Tuesday – Oriental Chicken salad
    Wednesday – dinner night out
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – breakfast
    Saturday – chili

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    Loving your blog!
    Sunday – Steaks on the grill, grilled asparagus and twice baked potatoes. Pound cake with strawberries for dessert. Happy Father’s Day…
    Mon – Salad with grilled chicken
    Tues – Sandwiches
    Wed – ??
    Thurs – Entertaining friends. Takeout BBQ from Q. I’ll be making Gorgonzola Mac & Cheese and salad.
    Fri – Out of town
    Sat – Out of town

  3. It’s burger week at my house. Basically, it’s a cheap ploy to feature something on the blog ( while reaching out to some more exotic flavors.

    Sunday: Steaks (it’s Father’s day and I’m grilling for all of the females coming over…seems wrong)
    Monday through Thursday: Burgers of different sorts
    Friday: Take out. Perhaps a salad…
    Saturday: Looks like The Wife has scheduled us for dinner with friends.

  4. Sunday: Father’s Day dinner at friends’ house!
    Monday: Chicken Enchiladas (GoodLife Eats)
    Tuesday: Stuffed Shells from freezer (TWFD)…I played around with a roasted vegetable filling that I’m excited about!
    Wednesday: Leftovers
    Thursday: Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe (Smitten Kitchen)
    Friday: Homemade Pizza
    Saturday: Out.

  5. I took last week off for cooking for clients, so I had fun just cooking for the family. This week will be another good day.

    I hope to get some dishes from last week and ones from this week up on the blog –

    Sunday: Memaw’s Lasagna, Ceaser Salad, Garlic Bread and Blueberry Pudding Pie (This was so my husband did not have to worry about a thing, and he got one of his favorite entrees.)

    Monday: Paradise Baked Chicken, Steamed Red Potatoes and Fresh Spinach

    Tuesday: Asian Pork Chops, Sesame Asparagus and Pad Thai (Didn’t get around to making this last week.)

    Wednesday: Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Fried Zucchini (I know – heart attack, but every once in awhile can’t hurt?)

    Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie (Weight Watchers version – to counteract Wednesday’s dinner)

    Friday: Leftovers

    Saturday: Cobb Salad

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    Nancy Deininger

    sunday – pudge’s hoagies for fahter’s day!
    monday- bbq chicken, mashed potatoes, and corn with salad
    tuesday – I’m away for the day – so probably pizza for those home
    wednesday – salmon on the grill
    thursday – pasta with salad
    friday – steaks on the grill, baked potatoes and salad
    saturday – out

  7. So many good options! I have the links for a few recipes on my blog

    Sunday – Veggie Curry – use up anything in the fridge
    Monday – pita bread pizzas & green salad – I have a meeting so it’s got to be fast and simple tonight
    Tuesday – Mommy’s Night Out – Tapas restaurant for me, left over curry for the boys.
    Wednesday – Steak Salad – a good steak over spinach and mixed greens with veggies and blue cheese dressing. It satisfies my husbands steak desire and keeps the calorie count down!
    Thursday – Pasta Primavera from Moosewood sounds great – I’ll give it a try 🙂
    Friday – Turkey Burgers A basic recipe… along with some sweet potato fries
    Saturday – friends for a BBQ – they are vegetarian so I think I will take along this Edamame Salad because I have some great mint in my garden I’ve been wanting to include in some things 🙂

  8. Well, today turned out to be a bust because I gave my husband food poisoning for breakfast! Ooops. But the plan so far is:
    breakfast for dinner – maybe this goes to tomorrow since it doesn’t look like anyone’s really eating today.

    And the only other thing on the menu this week:
    Blue cheese and bacon burgers (neither one of us really like blue cheese, but something about the combo of this on a burger is so good)
    Fried zucchini with lemon garlic aioli

    These three options are so good, I don’t think it matters what else I make this week! 😉

    {mommy chic} latest post: happy father’s day

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    Trying to get back on track!

    Sun: Sushi dinner for all the dads from my husband’s side of the family
    Mon: Open faced portabello + zucchini sandwiches with white bean spread
    Tues: Meeting friends for Indian food
    Wed: Trader Joe’s gyoza + rice + broccoli
    Thur: Leftovers
    Fri: Veggie stir fry with rice noodles
    Sat: Baked spinach and artichoke pasta

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    SUN: Homemade Pizza (Jane’s recipe)
    MON: Stuffed Shells (Jane’s recipe)
    TUE: Leftovers
    WED: Mongolian Beef ( – I’m not positive but I think someone posted a link to this recipe in their menu one week. I know I didn’t find it on my own. 🙂
    THU: Leftovers or Breakfast for Dinner
    FRI: Queso Fundido Burgers (
    SAT: Leftovers

  11. sun: cinnamon-cayenne ribs, polenta, kale
    mon: avgolemono soup, shrimp scorpio, greek zucchini
    tues: sloppy joes and sweet potato tots!
    weds: egg sandwiches with thyme pesto
    thurs: pepperoni quiche, salad
    fri: chorizo, black bean & monterrey jack tacos
    sat: out

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    We are at the beach house this week so we will be doing some eating out. But I did bring stuff to make … Chicken stirfry, BBQ chicken ranch spagetti. Grilled chicken salads with pasta salads, burgers and dogs on the grill.

    Fun and easy week for me 🙂

  13. Oh my do those chocolate croissants look scrumptious!

    Monday: Leftovers from the inlaws
    Tuesday: Spaghetti with tomato sauce, green beans and bread
    Wednesday: Out – we are going to see The Lion King, the Broadway version – super excited!
    Thursday: Grilled Cheese
    Friday: Broccoli and Cheese Enchiladas
    Saturday: we will most likely be eating at a birthday party

    If you are new to menu planning, I just started blogging about how to begin:

    Everyone have a great week!

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    Sun – Father’s Day/Bday BBQ, burgers/dogs, corn, salad, fruit
    Mon – leftovers
    Tues – chicken pad thai
    Wed – freezer lasagna
    Thurs – Meatball sandwiches, salad
    Fri – BFD
    Sat – out for anniversary dinner

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    Erika B.

    Weird week with out of town guests and a trip to Yosemite. No real cooking. 🙂

    Sunday-Chicken Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries and Green Beans
    Monday-Out with Visiting Father-in-Law
    Tuesday-Out for Sister-In-Law’s B-Day
    Wednesday-Eating at Block Party

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    Monday: Meatloaf and Macaroni and Cheese
    Tuesday: Crockpot Italian Beef Sandwiches
    Wednesday: Sandwiches
    Thursday: Jambalaya with Smoked Sausage
    Friday: Leftovers or Chicken Sausages
    Saturday: ??
    Sunday: Hosting book club at our house = of yummy appetizers and wine!

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    I haven’t posted in a while. It has been a whirlwind past couple of weeks. One thing I am happy to say, I’ve met my new grocery budget for the past two months! Maybe that is because we have been on the run so much…anyway, here is our plan for this week:

    Monday – meatloaf and sweet potato fries
    Tuesday – spaghetti
    Wednesday – chicken stir fry
    Thursday – tacos
    Friday – leftovers or out

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    Stacey Thomas

    Oooo do you have a recipe for chocolate croissants??!! I would just love to learn how to make those!

    Monday: Homemade Pizza toooo!
    Tuesday: Chicken Parmesana
    Wednesday: A big ole’salad with lots of fresh veggies
    Thursday: Barbecued lemon basil salmon with rice and green beans
    Friday: Pulled pork tacos with lots of cilantro 🙂
    Saturday: Date night!
    Sunday: Burgers at church

    • Jane Maynard

      sorry – no recipe! I get the ones in the freezer section at trader joe’s – you let them rise overnight and then bake in the morning. it’s the best!

    • Stacey Thomas

      Of course they are from trader joes 🙂 I wish I lived closer to one, I guess I will have to make a trip now! Thanks Jane!

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    Looks like stuffed shells is popular this week!

    Monday: Pasta with leeks, thyme and spicy sausage, salad
    Tuesday: Chicken curry, rice, mango
    Wednesday: Stuffed shells (with homemade ricotta), salad, cherries
    Thursday: Cheese and corn potato bake, baked beans
    Friday: Roasted haddock, gnocchi with artichoke and chorizo sauce
    Saturday: Dinner at friends’.
    Saunday: Dinner at Mum’s.

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    I have no idea! We just got back from vacation last night and I have to go back to work today- This is the first week in a long time that I really don’t have a menu planned!

    Monday: My birthday so dinner out- Teppenyaki and sushi!
    Tuesday: Chicken, rice, csa veg
    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. CSA eggs, toast, fruit
    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad
    Friday: Homemade pizza night, salad
    Saturday: tbd.

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    Sunday – Cornell chicken on our new $5 grill! and Syracuse salt potatoes. It was a meal that smelled and tasted like home.
    Monday – garlic scape pesto over pasta and side salad
    Tuesday – Shrimp stir fry and Chinese noodle cake
    Wednesday – pancakes with strawberry rhubarb sauce (jam that didn’t set up!)
    Thursday – Double broccoli quinoa
    Friday and Saturday – whatever we find sitting around!

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    I hope you all have a good week. Calorie counts are in parentheses.

    Sunday – Goulash w/ Italian turkey sausage

    Monday – Turkey meatloaves (Cooking Light, 283) with apple, onion gravy (CL, 64), mashed potatoes (Weight Watchers, 169), greenbeans

    Tuesday – Leftovers

    Wednesday – Healthified Fresh Citrus Chicken (, 180), couscous, steamed broccoli, salad

    Thursday – Leftovers

    Friday – Italian veggie pie w/ tofu (CL, 307), broccoli sauteed w/ oil and garlic, salad

    Sat & Sunday – In-laws in town (TBD)

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    I am going to try and work on cutting meat out of my diet, but not completely. This menu is liable for change, but isn’t it always?

    shrimp scampi or Alfredo
    turkey meatloaf and mashed potatoes
    steak and deceptive mac n cheese (squash puree added)
    quiche (still havent made it)
    pizza (spinach, black olives, turkey sausage, carrots)
    sweet potato pancakes and eggs
    cheese manicotti
    veggie burgers and potato salad at a friends house!

    I can NOT get my 2 year old to eat any veggie other than lettuce with ranch, so I am pureeing veggies into our sauces for pizza and pastas and even mac n cheese.
    I have also started buying vegetarian things for him such as “smart dogs” and veggie corn dogs and veggie burgers

    • Jane Maynard

      that’s what we’ve done – it was surprisingly much easier to cut back on meat than I thought it would be. gooc luck!

      oh – and as for your 2 year old – just do what you have to do!!! sometimes that is all you can do when parenting! 🙂

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    Sunday – Rigatoni
    Monday – leftovers for him/girls’ night out for me
    Tuesday – Black bean taco salad
    Wednesday – Sloppy Joes, oven fries, veggies & dip
    Thursday – BLTs, coleslaw
    Friday – Chef salads or out
    Saturday – Tortellini w/ veggies

    We’re trying to eat meatless 2-3 nights per week. Good for health and budget!

  25. Sun – out at Joe’s Crab Shack
    Mon – Tuscan Chicken Simmer
    Tue – French Dip Sammies
    Wed – Chicken & Stuffing casserole
    Thu – Burgers & sweet potato fries
    Fri – Greek chicken w/ tzatziki

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    Sunday–Hamburgers and brats on the grill, chips & dip, baked bacon mac & cheese, fruit salad, strawberry pretzel salad
    Tuesday–Ham and cheddar potatoes
    Wednesday–Hamburger casserole
    Thursday–Chicken parmesean

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    S – Hamburgers, mashed potatoes, corn on cob, baked beans
    M – Stuffed shells (from the back of the shells box)
    T – Chix/Broccoli/Rice casserole
    W – TJs curried chicken with veggies and basmati rice
    Th – take out with friends
    F – homemade white pizza (substitute sauteed garlic and olive oil for red sauce–delish!)

    • Katie

      Thank you! I was wondering what I could use instead of red sauce for pizza. Do you add any salt and pepper to the garlic and olive oil?

    • Jane Maynard

      I don’t know about HHRose, but when I’ve done olive oil on my crust instead of tomato sauce, I always sprinkle with some salt and pepper. if you have good toppings, these pizzas can be very delicious!

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    Sunday — we ate at the in-laws’ for Father’s Day!
    Monday — Avocado and black bean nachos, cous cous salad with southwestern veggies
    Tuesday — I’ve got a potluck, so the family will fend 🙂
    Wednesday — Chicken/vegetable kebabs, rice, salad
    Thursday — Homemade pizzas, salad, and fruit
    Friday — fend night
    Saturday — Date night with the hubby! Will probably leave crockpot meatballs and homemade rolls for the kids and sitter.

    This month’s meal plan and other months can be found at:

  29. Those chocolate croissants look amazing!!!

    This week:
    Monday-Pasta in Tomato Vodka Cream Sauce
    Tuesday-Black Bean and Cheese Burritos (using Homemade Crock Pot Black Beans…
    Wednesday-Out with Family
    Thursday-Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps with Pasta Salad
    Friday-Pizza and Caesar Salad

    The entire menu is here:

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    Monday-Stuffed Peppers
    Tuesday-Balsamic Chicken, Steamed Spinach with Stewed Tomatoes
    Wednesday-Lamb Chops, quinoa and broccoli
    Thursday- Mahi Mahi with Quinoa and Kale salad
    Saturday- shrimp stirfry

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    Fanatic Foodie

    oh yumm, cant beat new twists to cooking – speaking of, check out this new show I’m working on if you have a sec

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    Oooh, that smoothie looks wonderful. I’m a smoothie novice and cant’ seem to break out of my basic (mediocre) smoothie combinations. Any recipes or tips would be awesome… Maybe a “call for smoothie recipes”??

    Sun: Rotisserie Chicken + Rice & Pasta + Green Salad + Watermelon (+ Glazed Lemon Bars for dessert)
    Mon: Pizza + Salad + Watermelon
    Tues: Breakfast Burritos + Turkey Bacon + Fruit
    Wed: Chicken Quesadillas + Fruit
    Thur: California Chicken Paninis + Sweet Potato Fries
    Fri: OUT
    Sat: Fresh Tomato & Basil Pasta + Fruit

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    Sunday: family dinner for father’s day!
    Meatless Monday: spinach and parmesan souffles with roasted turnips and carrots
    Tuesday: bacon and egg quesadillas with cantaloupe
    Wednesday: date night
    Thursday: pork and pepper burgers with baked beans and salad
    Friday: girls trip!
    Saturday:girls trip!

    Dessert: salted caramel ice cream and mocha chip angel food cake

    Have a yummy and healthy week!

  34. Sunday’s are my day off….so if I post a menu it comes on Monday.
    Mon: Chicken Spaghetti & Salad
    Tue: Chicken Quesadillas, cilantro brown rice, beans
    Wed: Sandwiches & creamy tomato soup
    Thu: Steaks, mashed potatoes, and green beans
    Fri: Eat out or eat leftovers
    Sat: BBQ with friends
    Sun: I’m putting Dad in charge…it’s my day off.

  35. yippee I can’t wait to see what you make I’m vegan but sometimes eat vegetarian so if you need any ideas! 🙂

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    Sunday- Chicken Fajitas from Cooks Illustrated Cookbook
    Monday- Chickpea Burgers (from this site)
    Tuesday- Chicken Salad using leftovers from Sunday
    Wednesday- Turkey Meatloaf (from the freezer) and Baked Potatoes
    Thursday- Spaghetti and Garlic Bread
    Friday- Sausage and Mushroom Pizza
    Saturday- Niece’s Graduation Party

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    Monday-Tired as can be, husband picked up burritos on the way home from work
    Tuesday-Spaghetti w/meat sauce and leftover rolls
    Wednesday-Homemade taquitos (from Our Best Bites cookbook, so good!) w/brown rice
    Thursday-Turkey burgers, sweet potato fries, fresh fruit
    Friday-Homemade pizza
    Saturday-Eat out
    Sunday-Taco salad

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    Sunday- Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Coleslaw & Corn on the Cob
    Monday- Pasta w/Sundried Tomato Sauce & Green Beans
    Tuesday- Grilled Steak, Mashed Potatoes & Broccoli
    Wednesday- Leftovers
    Thursday- OUT
    Friday- Rice, Grilled Chicken Apple Sausage & Fruit Salad
    Saturday- Mango Rice Salad w/Grilled Shrimp

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    Oh, so excited about extra veggie recipes in the coming weeks – although your blog is one of the few which already provides lots of main courses for vegetarians like myself 🙂

    • Jane Maynard

      I’m glad you feel like I provide veg options, because I honestly do try to! 🙂

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