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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Week 333 Menu + Earth Box Update

Quick update on our new Earth Boxes. It’s been just two and a half weeks since I posted the photo with Anna below and look at how the tomato plants have grown! We just might have a tomato harvest his year and I am so happy! The other Earth Box I bought has carrots and lettuce planted and they are growing beautifully, too.

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It’s our last week of school and I am so excited for summer! Granted, we have a crazy busy summer ahead of us, but at least we can let the kids sleep in in the morning and I don’t have to pack lunches!

– Chicken Stir Fry
– Dumplings (from Costco)

Easy Peasy Bean Tacos
– Guacamole and chips

Moosewood Pasta Primavera

– Pizza night to celebrate the last day of school!

– Leftovers

– Take out

– Quiche (flavor TBD)
– Fresh fruit

You know the drill! Please share your weekly menu so we can inspire one another!


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    Kim from PA

    Yeahhhhh……school’s out and the garden is growing. Life is good.

    Sun: Pasta with red sauce, salad
    Mon: Grilled chicken, corn, baked beans
    Tue: Scrambled eggs, toast, strawberries
    Wed: Homemade mac & cheese, broccoli, spinach salad
    Thu: Salmon and big green salad
    Fri: Away celebrating Father’s Day
    Sat: Away celebrating Father’s Day

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    The plums on our one tree are turning purple and the local fruit stands have delicious cherries and peaches!

    This month for Sunday dinner:

    May 26
    Grandma’s Roast Beef (not my grandma, though)
    Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
    Dinner Rolls
    Brownie Sundae

    June 2
    Grilled Pizza
    Green Salad

    Extra: Monkey Bread

    June 9
    Pulled Pork Sliders with homemade buns
    Sweet corn
    Fruit salad

    June 16
    Time to pull out a family recipe, perhaps “Goop”?

    June 23
    Naked Grilled Chicken

    Some other things I’m thinking of trying:
    Homemade sandwich bread
    Chocolate pepper cookies (if I can find the recipe)
    Fresh fruit pies (the season is upon us)
    Breakfast pastries: doughnuts, morning glory muffins, beignets

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    Leslie for TN

    Love the plants maybe I’ll get to plant next summer !
    Sun: Steak fajita nachos
    Mon: Buffalo Chicken sliders with fries
    Tues: A night by myself hubby at work son at Nana’s Grilled burger and fries
    Wed: Fried cube steak mash potatoes and broccoli
    Thu: breakfast for supper TBD
    Fri: Shrimp boil
    Sat: out

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    Sunday grilled shrimp white rice an creamy leeks
    Monday pasta with ricotta and bread
    Tuesday grilled cilantro chicken with noodles
    Wed leftover chicken for enchiladas
    Thur out for the night
    Friday homemade pizza
    Sat breakfast

  5. sun: fish tacos, fiesta refried beans
    mon: pot roast, carrots, mashed potatoes
    tues: vegetarian mexican casserole/lasagna
    weds: skillet meatballs and egg noodles
    thurs: turkey or salmon burgers, sweet potato fries
    fri: broccoli chicken divan
    sat: herb and mustard roasted pork tenderloin, green beans, couscous

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    Laura Barber

    Last week of chemo for me. I’m beyond thrilled, but still keeping dinner easy and kid friendly this week, and accepting help from my friends!

    Sunday – Hubby’s night to cook. Southwestern Quesadillas and watermelon.
    Monday – Enchiladas and dessert delivered by a friend.
    Tuesday – Another friend supplied dinner – it’ll be a surprise. I just hope the kids like it! 🙂
    Wednesday – Jerk chicken on the grill with pineapple black bean salsa, and zucchini.
    Thursday – Orange Chicken, fried rice and broccoli.
    Friday – Shrimp fajitas, with all the fixings.
    Saturday – TBD, hopefully we will be out and about!

    Have a great week, everyone!

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    Sunday – Grilled Chicken, Augratin potatoes, green beans
    Monday – Ham BBQ’s, onion rings, applesauce
    Tuesday – Salmon patties on sandwich thins, pierogis
    Wednesday – Spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread
    Thursday – Pizza, salad
    Friday – Buffalo chicken sandwich, French fries
    Saturday – Leftovers

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    My first time posting! Hope this makes me accountable:

    Monday – Chipotle bean quesadillas, rice and corn

    Tuesday- crock pot beef casserole & mashed potato

    Wednesday – leftover casserole with rice

    Thursday – crumbed lamb cutlets, roast broccoli & cauliflower, Swiss chard and garlic bread

    Friday – vegie fried rice

    Saturday – home made pizza

  9. Love how well your tomatoes are doing. I wish ours were that big. We haven’t had enough sun so far to get the garden growing but I am still hopeful!
    Our menu:
    Monday: Kitchen Sink Pasta (I cook up whatever leftover veg we have and do a primavera with it)
    Tuesday: Moroccan Grilled Chicken, couscous, and grilled veg
    Wednesday: Salmon with greens
    Thursday: Lamb Curry, basmati rice, and homemade chapati
    Friday: homemade make-your-own pizzas
    Saturday: eat out to celebrate daughter’s ballet recital
    Sunday: Roast Chicken dinner

    We will use leftovers of pasta, chicken and curry for lunches this week too!

    Love your blog!!! Kimberley

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    Sat- Pork ragu with pappardelle, salad, garlic bread
    Sun- Turkey, kale and mushroom tacos
    Mon- Turkey sliders, sweet potato fries, raw vegetables
    Tues- Lemon kale and shrimp pasta
    Wed- Grilled chicken drumsticks, corn on the cobb, salad
    Thurs- Leftovers
    Fri- Homemade pizzas, salad

  11. Loooong weekend with The Kid’s third birthday party. Thank God for leftovers.

    S: Pulled pork grilled pizza. Recipe at my site on Monday at 1:30.
    M: Salmon burgers
    T: Sliders…The Kid’s official birthday
    W: Chicken soulvaki
    R: Something with pulled pork
    F: Out
    S: Night out sans child

    • Hi, Jared,

      I am making pulled pork today and so look forward to your pulled pork pizza recipe, we will have a lot of leftovers (a good thing).

      I live in California now but am originally from Chittenango and my family is still in CNY, so it’s nice to see a food blogger from back home.


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    We decided not to do the garden this year. We’re just too busy with…everything. Yours looks awesome. I definitely do not have a green thumb so I feel for you.

    S-Salisbury Steak
    T-Hamburgers on the grill
    T-Cheese Potatoes with Sausage in the crock pot
    F-BBQ Boneless Pork Ribs in the crock pot
    S-Tuna Casserole
    S-Spaghetti Pizza

  13. No “summer vacation” here. Daycare means preschool transitions right into summer camp. Hard to keep track of the seasons that way! I’m on my own this week with the kids, so I’m trying to be super-organized from the get-go!!

    Sunday: Pizza from Mellow Mushroom
    Monday: Chicken Pad Thai (didn’t get to it last week)
    Tuesday: Mini meatloaves
    Wednesday: Homemade calzones
    Thursday: Philly cheesesteaks in green pepper bowls
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out

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    I don’t plan for a specific day.

    Chili casserole (new recipe) cole slaw
    taco salad
    Ranch cheddar chicken casserole, veggies
    Slow cooker beef tips, broccoli
    Bowtie Ham Bake, veggies

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    I had the menu figured out and Somehow I have missed placed it already. I will find it tomorrow, I hope.

    Here is what I remember
    Fish packets (With onions, red potatoes and mushrooms)
    MLB x2 (I work late twice this week again)
    Grilled chicken, potato salad
    Hamburgers (Might be turkey)

    • Found it

      Sun- Fish packets
      Mon- Shrimp Stir Fry
      Tues- MLB
      Wed- Turkey Burgers, Fries
      Thurs- MLB
      Fri- Pizza
      Sat- Grilled Chicken, Potato salad

  16. Your tomatoes are coming along nicely! Hopefully the aphids leave mine alone so they can start to fruit soon.

    Fried Arts on a Cake
    fish tacos
    frittata with broccolette
    grilled cheese and salad
    spin dip white pizza

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    Sunday – chicken & veggie kabobs, cilantro lime rice
    Monday – tilapia, leftover rice, broccoli
    Tuesday – fajitas, maybe?
    Wednesday – lasagna, corn
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – will possibly be out at the lake house

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    Wow, your tomatoes look great! I have six plants this year, I’m trying three tumbling varieties in hanging baskets that seem to be doing well.

    Mon: Spinach and ricotta calzones, salad
    Tue: Enchiladas, salad
    Wed: Ribs, new potatoes and corn on the cob
    Thur: Quiche, salad
    Fri: Homemade chicken nuggets and potato wedges, baked beans
    Sat: Potstickers (making a big batch for the freezer)
    Sun: Dinner at mum’s, taking apricot tart

  19. I’m glad to see you all growing some of your own food. What a great way to learn about where it comes from. It has also made me more appreciative of what it takes to get all that food to my table.

    Eat Out
    Breaded pork chops, carrot sticks, beets, corn bread muffins
    Fresh veggies over couscous (NEW RECIPE for me)
    Sweet-n-Tangy pork loin, beets, corn on the cob, peas
    Eat out (out of town)

    Salami Sandwich, grilled onions, sliced tomatoes, cheese, chips
    Beef curry, potato, carrots, peas, rice
    Falafels (in crockpot), side salad
    Ribs, potato salad, rolls, tomato and feta cheese, green onions, chocolate mousse (Guests over)
    chickpea curry, rice
    Hamburger, onions/tomato/etc., fries

    I have one meal left unplanned, though it is for a day that I’m not sure if we are going to be at home or away. We’ll just have to take it as it comes that day.

  20. Oh I’m so jealous of your tomato plants! I have tried for years and have never been able to actually grow anything! Enjoy them! There is nothing like a homegrown tomato.

    I have this week’s menu posted on my blog, I would love it if you check it out!

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    Monday: Glazed chicken, roasted potatoes, green beans
    Tuesday: Beef stir fry, noodles
    Wednesday: Chicken and apple salad, baguette
    Thursday: Shrimp kabobs, lemon orzo
    Saturday: out
    Sunday: BBQ (burgers, chips, etc.)

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    sat – BLTs
    Sun – baked haddock, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, corn on the cob
    Mon – Grilled pork chops, leftover mashed potatoes, corn on the cob
    Tues – Avocado chicken salad pitas, spinach tortellini pesto salad
    Wed – Oriental chicken salad
    Thurs – grilled steak w/ caramelized onions, roasted potatoes & broccoli
    Fri – homemade pizza

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    Angie M

    Sun – chicken fajitas & salad
    Mon – meatballs w/ marinara, pasta, & salad
    Tue – leftovers
    Wed – Philly cheesesteak stuffed bell peppers
    Thu – sloppy joes
    Fri – leftovers
    Sat – beercan chicken w/ cornbread & veggies

  24. Monday: kale bacon quiche
    Tuesday: mexican chicken salad
    Wednesday: sweet & sour chicken
    Thursday: leftovers
    Friday: out to eat with a friend at only the best pizza place ever.
    Saturday: breakfast for dinner
    Sunday: mango coconut fried rice with tofu

  25. This week instead of incorporating leftovers into the following night’s dinner I’ll pack them up for lunches.

    Salmon Cakes with Wasabi Mayo
    Panyo (Udon) Noodles

    Beans and Greens Tacos
    Tomato and Avocado Salad
    Chips and Salsa

    Couscous Salad
    Spiced Mini Meatballs
    Pita and Hummus

    BBQ Pork Chops
    Apple Sauce
    Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    Mac and Cheese with Butternut Squash and Walnuts
    Spinach Salad

  26. We have an insane amount of nectarines from our tree that I have NO idea what to do with. Suggestions anyone??

    We’re going to Disneyland this week, first time in a few years, so the menu is not too organized. Here’s the plan:

    -Out with the ladies in my family for a (very) belated mother’s day celebration. Daddy made frozen pizza for the kids.
    -Beef Burritos with Costco unbaked tortillas, steamed carrots
    -Cheese Ravioli, Green Salad
    -Chicken in the crock pot, rice, steamed broccoli

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    Mon: Frozen Pizza & Tomato-Cucumber Salad

    Tues: Eggplant Involtini with Pasta & Pesto Bread (Didn’t get to this last week.)

    Wed: BLT’s & Chips…again! This is my BF’s favorite meal during tomato season 🙂 I don’t mind ’cause it’s quick and easy!

    Thurs: Oxtail Ragu & Steamed Whole Artichoke with butter for dipping

    Fri: Out

    Sat: Leaving for Colorado for a week, and I refuse to cook on vacation 🙂

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    Little late….but still rolling around on my knee scooter for my broken foot. Five kids makes a scooter a must! Some of my garden looks that good, other parts are suffering broke-foot itis. I am the green thumb and not very mobile, so its really
    starting to suffer.

    Sun- Roast beef in my new ceramic coated dutch oven.( a broken foot gift), smashed taters, green beans and corn and rolls.

    Mon- Grilled hawaiian chicken sticks, rice, corn on the cob and skillet green beans.

    Tues.- Stuffed pork chops, brussel sprouts, cornbread and skillet apples.

    Wed- Mexican Shrimp tortilla soup, chips and salsa

    Thurs- Pizza pot pies and french bread

    Fri- Fish and Chips with Banoffi pie

    Sat- BBQ… BLT pasta salad, frog eyed salad, corn on the cob and baked beans

    Sun- Quiche….shrimp and crab quiche, taco quiche and quiche lorraine.

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    Here’s our menu for this week. I seem to be getting it up later and later as the summer progresses.

    Day 1:
    Restaurant Style Filet Mignon
    Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

    Day 2:
    Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Pot Pies (I have some un-baked ones in the freezer. Whoop!)

    Day 3:
    Salpicon Tostadas
    Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Fresh Fruit

    Day 4:
    Chicken Street Tacos

    Day 5:
    Blackened Salmon with Peach Salsa

    Day 6:
    Hamburger Steaks with Onions & Gravy over Rice

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