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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Week 334 Menu

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and great guys in everyone’s lives out there! We started Nate’s day out today with some amazing pastries from Champagne Bakery and a nice fruit salad. We’ll be finishing the day off with perfectly-cooked steak, roasted fingerling potatoes and chocolate mousse. I think the whole family is benefitting from Father’s Day, not just Nate!

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I have some news that I can’t quite share yet because I don’t want to jinx anything, but the “something” might be happening later this week, which may throw off our meal schedule. So, we’ll just see how the week goes! (And, no, it has nothing to do with having babies. Let’s just get those rumors out of the way now.)

Aaron and Lindsay’s Chicken Tortilla Soup Extravaganza!

Grammy’s Orange Chicken
– Rice and veggie

– Fancy Dancy Nachos

– Leftovers

Chicken Teriyaki
– Rice and veggies

– Take out

– Breakfast for dinner (tbd)

Menu sharing time! Show us what you got! And for the very few men who post their menus on here each week, hope you have a great day today and maybe even a break from cooking! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. 1

    Omg those look yummy! Our Father’s Day hasn’t been great. Our well pump broke! But my amazing hb spent his Father’s Day helping to fix it.

    Sat – baked cod, cole slaw
    Sun – burgers, corn on the cob
    Mon – pasta primavera
    Tues – Grilled pork chops, roasted potatoes, veg
    Wed – preschool graduation, breakfast for dinner
    Thurs – BBQ pork sandwiches, cole slaw
    Fri – lake bound!

  2. 2

    Mon: Fajitas, rice, avocados, peppers & onions
    Tues: take out
    Wed: Baked potato bar, mixed green salad
    Thurs: Grilled salmon, cucumber salad, rice
    Fri: Coconut Chicken, smashed sweet potatoes, corn on the cob
    Sat: Stir-fry Chicken, rice & veggies
    Sun: Taco Salad

    Easy, light and healthy!!

  3. 3

    S-Spaghetti Pizza
    T-Orange Chicken
    F-Boneless Ribs
    S-Sloppy Joes

    We’re leaving for vacation next week so I’m going to try to limit the leftovers and Sunday may end up being eat everything you can in the fridge!

  4. S: TBD. I really don’t feel like cooking tonight. The Wife doesn’t feel like springing for takeout. Let’s see who wins.
    Meatless Monday: Portobella mushroom burgers
    T: Planked pork tenderloin
    W: Bleu cheese sliders
    R: Chicken with grilled peach salsa
    F: Takeout
    S: TBD

  5. 5

    Yum, those look so good!
    Mon: Baked eggs, bread, salad
    Tue: Pasta with garlic and chilli broccoli
    Wed: Salad nicoise
    Thur: Twice baked potatoes, roasted tomatoes
    Fri: Chicken curry, naan bread
    Sat: Sausages, mash, peas
    Sun: Dinner with family, taking gooseberry cream cake

  6. 6

    Even though it’s Father’s Day, and I’m a father, I am still cooking dinner today. We’re having “goop” but you’ll have to wait a week or so to find out why it is so good. My wife usually cooks dinner the other 6 days of the week and I enjoy cooking, so why change for today? Our kids are grown and away from home or else we might have different plans.

    I am a little behind on my regular blog posts, but I did get a story out about Monkey Bread:

    June 2
    Grilled Pizza
    Green Salad

    June 9
    South Carolina pulled pork sandwiches with homemade buns
    Sweet corn
    Fruit salad

    June 16
    “Goop” (Glenn’s Spicy Pepper Steak) over rice

    June 23
    Naked Grilled Chicken

    June 30
    Spaghetti Carbonara, or perhaps oven-fried fish

    July 7
    Breakfast for dinner

    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

  7. 7

    S-We ate a huge lunch, so cottage cheese and pear/peach slices tonight
    M-grilled drumsticks, broccoli salad, squash&onions, pineapple casserole
    T-spaghetti, salad, garlic bread
    W-salmon patties, potatoes of some kind, leftover broccoli salad or have them with grits ๐Ÿ™‚
    F-takeout pizza
    S-kale-sausage frittata, salad, garlic toast

  8. 8

    I love seeing what others have and it gives me ideas!

    Sun: Grilled wings/brats/burgers
    Homemade Suddenly salad
    Mock cauliflower Potato Salad
    Baked Beans

    Monday: Chicken Nuggetts
    Tuesday: CornDogs
    Wednesday: Chicken/Rice Packets grill
    Thursday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches
    Friday: Hobo Packets (Kbasa) grill
    Saturday: Chicken Something

    *Hubby tearing up and completely renovating kitchen over next 2 weeks so lots of grill, crockpot meals!

  9. 9

    Sun-Free for All, I ate Vietnamese spring rolls and kids want homemade onion rings and cresent roll wrapped hot dogs.

    Mon- Red beans and rice and grilled pork chops, salad and bread

    Tues- Grilled fish, rice and grilled garden veggies

    Wed- World Cuisine Wed. Pad Thai and spring rolls

    Thurs- Shrimp Enchilada soup and PW “the bead in his words”

    Fri- Surf and Turf…baked potatoes, salad and broccoli

    Sat- Lamb Gyros, cottage fries and baklava

    Sun- Roast chicken, fingerling potatoes, green beans and corn

  10. You’re going to Paris and eating out every meal?!?

  11. Can’t wait to hear your news! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Sunday: Dad’s favorites – Steaks and corn-on-the-cob on the grill, sweet potato fries, cake with buttercream frosting
    Monday: Asian lettuce cups
    Tuesday:Philly cheesesteaks in green pepper bowls (didn’t get to it last week)
    Wednesday: Sweet & Smoky Ribs in the slow cooker
    Thursday: Egg cups
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out

  12. 12
    Sarah from PA

    Week of June 16 to June 22
    Sunday: Fatherโ€™s Day! Baked ravioli by request.
    Monday: Spicy shrimp fettucine
    Tuesday: Baked breaded pork chops with carrot coins
    Wednesday: Dilly chicken and potatoes (from
    Thursday: Pot roast on egg noodles
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Not sure yetโ€ยฆweโ€™re hunting for seasonal veggies to cook!

  13. 13

    Sat- turkey and portabella burgers, sweet potato fries, salad
    Sun- shrimp and kale over linguini, raw veggies
    Mon- picnic: bread, cheeses, salami, fruit
    Tues- take out/pizza
    Wed- steak and blue cheese salad
    Thursday- pasta, asparagus, salad
    Friday- pork/pineapple/red pepper kebab, couscous

  14. Monday: mango fried rice w/ tofu โ€“ didnโ€™t make last week
    Tuesday: mac & cheese by Ben [OTT style? we shall see!]
    Wednesday: sweet & sour chicken โ€“ didnโ€™t make last week
    Thursday: leftovers
    Friday: out to eat
    Saturday: dinner at a baseball game for Benโ€™s 10 year HS reunion โ€“ cray cray
    Sunday: breakfast for dinner

  15. 15

    Ok, I only have half a week again…was on the east coast 10 days, got sick, came home and spent 5 days in bed, had to go to work to end the school year )just 3.5 days) and then my baby graduated high school Friday. I don’t quite have my brain or meal plan hat on yet…
    Sunday: Tri tip, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, homemade apricot pie with apricots from hubby’s tree
    Monday: bean and cheese chimichangas, avocado, salsa, rice, watermelon
    Tuesday: Grilled bratwurst (good sale at my store), panzanella salad
    Wednesday: BBq chicken in the best marinade, couscous, green veggie. That’s as far as I got….

  16. 16

    Sunday: Steak Dinner are parents for father’s day- I’m in charge of salad- spring mix with raspberry-balsamic vinaigrette, fresh raspberries, pecans and goat cheese…

    Monday: Chorizo meatballs, rice, more salad….

    Tuesday: Pork ribs in the crockpot, mashed potatoes, green beans

    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Philly cheese steak salad, rolls

    Thursday: Out for my birthday— yummy sushi here I come!

    Friday: Pizza night, salad

    Saturday: Chicken thighs, couscous, carrots

  17. 17

    Sunday – Salmon, baked potatoes, green bean casserole
    Monday – Pork chops, corn on the cob, applesauce
    Tuesday – Hotdogs, potato salad, baked beans
    Wednesday – BBQ chicken, fries
    Thursday – Pizza
    Friday – Leftovers
    Saturday – Graduation Party

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    Kim from PA

    I’m guessing Jane is moving to the house with horses OR she will be on a TV talk show of some sort…….am I close????

    Sun: Cook Out for Fatherโ€™s Day! Steak, chicken, Corn of the cob, grilled spuds, salad, great wine
    Mon: Shrimp Caesar salad
    Tue: Grilled PB&J, chips
    Wed: Fish (whatever is freshest), peas, homemade baked fries
    Thu: Tacos
    Fri: Veggie soup and crusty bread
    Sat: out

  19. 19

    Sunday – Grilled Salmon, Garlic Noodles, Asperagus and Mushrooms (This was a delicious dinner, if I do say so myself! I’ll definitely be doing this menu again.)

    Monday – Honey Chicken, Fried rice, and broccoli

    Tuesday – Grilled Tequila Lime chicken, some kind of potato and roasted mushrooms.

    Wednesday – Shrimp Piccata with Orzo – or Creamy Shrimp Piccata Pasta – I haven’t quite decided yet, with a pepper medley saute.

    Thursday – Roasted garlic, chicken and herb pizza. (My first time making pizza at home! Wish me luck!) and a salad.

    Friday – Out

    Saturday – TBD – Probably Talapia because hubby will be gone and the kids and I love Talapia, but he’s not a huge fan.

    Thanks for all the good thoughts and comments last week. I’m feeling better everyday and I’m so looking forward to getting my sense of taste back completely, and soon I hope!

    Have a great week everyone!

  20. 20

    Sunday: Steaks, brussel sprouts, Rice
    Monday: Quinoa Meatballs, WW Pasta
    Tuesday: BLT Chicken Salad
    Wednesday: Cashew Chicken, Quinoa instead of rice
    Thursday: Tacos
    Friday: Tuna Steaks, avocado and tomato salsa, rice
    Saturday: OUT

  21. 21

    We’ve been CRAZY for the last 2 weeks with birthdays, graduations, Father’s Day and company — whew! We’re tired — but I’m glad to be able to make a menu again & stick to it….

    W: Leftovers – we had LOTS of ‘party’ leftovers that had to get eaten
    Th: Build Your Own Baked Potatoes
    F: Out with the last of our company – seafood
    S: Dinner w/ friends (tri tip, rice, veggies, strawberry shortcake)
    Su: BBQ Ribs, Corn and Avocado Salad, Green Salad — Happy Father’s Day!
    M: Salmon with Rice & Green Beans
    T: Pasta with Chicken/Apple Sausage, Broccoli, Sun-dried Tomatoes
    W: Leftovers/Soup & Sammies

  22. 22

    Sun – nachos
    Mon – sloppy joes
    Tue – leftovers
    Wed – out for Torchy’s tacos
    Thu – grilled steak & mashed potatoes
    Fri – surgery, so my other half is on his own
    Sat – TBD, depends on how I’m feeling

  23. 23

    Monday – either white chicken enchiladas or grilled teriyaki chicken (i haven’t decided yet….and it’s almost 3pm so i better make a decision soon!)
    Tuesday – slow cooker chicken nachos
    Wednesday – out for pizza
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – Fair food! Yum. Our county fair is going on this week, so this is probably what we’ll have. My favorite is fleischkuechle.

  24. Lunch:
    Eat Out
    Chinese BBQ Pork, bread, sliced tomato, potato salad
    Beef Stroganoff, rice, peas, corn on the cob
    Grilled Spiced Pork Patties, side salad
    Pot Roast with Bacon and Vegetables
    Kids at church/”Taste of …” event for adults

    Chicken enchiladas, rice, sour cream – DH won’t be home
    Fresh veggies over couscous (NEW RECIPE for me, which didn’t get made last week)
    Tomato soup
    Chickpea curry, rice
    Falafels (in crockpot), side salad

    I hope whatever it is coming up in your week is a good thing. I often hear people say they can’t menu plan because they don’t know what their week will hold. That is exactly WHY I menu plan. It isn’t set in stone but it does give me something to go off of.

  25. 25

    Sunday – Eat Out for Father’s Day
    Monday – Macaroni & Cheese with Ham and Seasoned Broccoli
    Tuesday – Hot Dogs, French Fries, & Baked Beans
    Wednesday – Chicken w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans
    Thursday – Chicken Cordon Bleu, Rice, and Peas
    Friday – Going out of town. Eat on the road

  26. I totally spaced on the sandwich call-for-recipes post, so hopefully you don’t mind if I post our favorite here. My husband loves this Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, and my father-in-law actually requested it the week after my mother-in-law passed away as the “only thing” he wanted to eat.

    Here’s our menu:
    Sunday-Fathers Day BBQ. Jalapeno Bacon Burgers with Avocado Feta Spread, Onion Rings, Corn on the Cob.

    Monday and Tuesday-Slow Cooker Black Bean and Cheese Burritos, Fresh Fruit

    Wednesday-Eating out

    Thursday-Baked Salmon, Rice, Broccoli

    Friday-Pizza and Salad

    I look forward to hearing about your “surprise”!!

  27. 27

    Sun-Out to Rudy’s BBQ for a late FD Lunch
    Mon-Garlic-herb Tilapia, sweet potatoes, broccoli

    • Susan

      Tues-Lasagna roll-ups from the freezer, salad
      Wed-Hamburger stroganoff with mushrooms and noodles, carrots
      Thurs-Grilled Chicken, mashed potatoes, spinach
      Fri-tomato basil pesto pasta salad with leftover grilled chicken.
      Sat-Leftovers, scrounge.

  28. I looove croissants and those look divine. And I’m with Kim from PA… it is either a TV appearance or maybe a cookbook. Here is my menu…

    mexican stuffed shells
    zucchini enchiladas
    grilled ranch chicken and mashed potatoes
    shrimp po’ boys and last of the asparagus
    veggie sushi without the rice

  29. 29

    What exactly are “Fancy Dancy Nachos?” They sound fun! Here is our menu for this wee:

    Day 1:
    Crawfish Pie
    Cornucopia Salad
    Mini Lemon Mousse Tarts

    Day 2:
    Fried Rice
    Spring Rolls

    Day 3:
    Ham & Cheese Sliders
    Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Day 4: Peach Fest Cooking Contest!
    Blackened Tilapia with Peach Salsa
    Peach Cobbler

    Day 5:
    Chicken Street Tacos

    Day 6:
    Grilled Cheese
    Tomato Basil Soup

    • Jane Maynard

      they’re just nachos I actually put a little effort into making! I add all kinds of yumminess besides just cheese…beans, meat, tomatoes, etc. makes them feel more like a respectable dinner, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  30. 30

    Seeing as it is Thursday, and I forgot what we had. I’m starting with today.

    Thurs- mocked up pot pie(I have no clue how this will turn out)
    Fri- takeout or leftovers
    Sat- Fried rice
    Sun- Steak; baked sweet potatoes; salad

  31. 31

    I see so many delicious-sounding meals here! Sure wish I could make them all – however, my husband and son are NOT adventurous eaters. My daughter and I are, but I’d have to make two meals to satisfy everyone. Every once in awhile, we girls have a veggie/pasta meal when the guys are gone. We LOVE sauteed zucchini over pasta.

    I don’t plan for specific days; just plan five/six meals and decide what I want to make each day as I go.

    Lasagna roll ups, veggies
    Grilled burgers, baked fries, cole slaw
    Baked fried chicken (New recipe), Italian tomatoes
    Chicken and noodles, veggies
    Sausage, au gratin potatoes, veggie

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