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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Week 335 Menu

Hey everybody! Okay, so my menu this week is gonna kinda be lame. The house is a disaster, with boxes and piles everywhere you turn. And we are doing the actually moving on Saturday, so we’ll definitely be eating out for a few days!

removing kitchen cabinets |

cabinets before

We spent a little time at the new house this weekend and took out some overhead cabinets in the kitchen that divided the dining and kitchen areas. I can’t believe the difference taking those cabinets out made! The room feels bigger, the countertop feels bigger, there’s more light…it’s just BETTER. We lost some shelving but it was worth it. Along the wall to the right of the window above the sink, we’ll either put a cabinet on the wall, hang pots and pans from the ceiling or do a spice rack of some kind. Suggestions welcome!

Here’s my semi lame-o menu.

Grammy’s Orange Chicken


Turkey Boursin Baguettes

– Eat out, sandwiches, cereal, whatever!

I am not providing a lot of inspiration this week, so please post your menus to inspire one another! Can’t wait to see your plans!


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    Congratulations on your new home!It’s a lot of work but an exciting time for your family.

    I am a little behind on my regular Sunday Dinner for Two blog posts. I wanted to get a story out about a family recipe we had last week so skipped writing about the previous few weeks, I need to get to work on those when I can find a little extra time.

    This month for Sunday dinner

    June 2
    Grilled Pizza
    Green Salad

    Monkey Bread

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

    June 16
    Glenn’s Pepper Steak (Goop 2) over rice

    June 23
    Naked Grilled Chicken with lemon and rosemary
    Grilled Sweet Corn
    Grilled potatoes
    Flourless chocolate cake (1 lb chocolate, 1/2 pound butter, 8 eggs, some brewed coffee, and nothing else)

    June 30
    Spaghetti Carbonara

    July 7
    Breakfast for dinner

    July 14
    Oven-fried fish

    July 21
    Goop 3 over rice

    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
    Chocolate torte

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    Congratulations!!!! Sounds like you are going to be “very” busy for a while. Enjoy your new home. So excited for you.

    Sunday – Salmon, parmesan potatoes, green beans
    Monday – Chicken legs and thighs in the crockpot, macaroni salad
    Tuesday – Spaghetti & meatballs, salad, garlic bread
    Wednesday – Tacos, refried beans
    Thursday – Pizza
    Friday – Baked ham, potato salad, carrots
    Saturday – Leftovers

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    Sun: Eggplant Parmesan, Caesar

    Mon: Roasted Trout with Walnut Brown Butter, Sauteed Green Beans, Tomato-Cucumber Salad

    Tues: Chicken Verde Tacos, Guacamole

    Wed: Rachel Sandwich (can’t wait to try it!), German Potato Salad

    Thurs: Italian Sausage with Ratatouille, Pesto Bread

    Fri: Oxtail Ragu, Caprese Salad (Still haven’t made this.)

    Sat: Either out or BF cooks

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    Congrats on the house! It really is amazing how much you can open up a room by pulling out a few cabinets like that! And I’ll say that while a cabinet right there would probably be great and give you more shelves, the one house we lived in that had a convienent place to hang pots and pans was awesome. It doesn’t really work for our current layout, and we have lots of cabinet space, but I loved how easy it was to just grab the pan I was looking for because they were all right there all the time.

    I have no menu for this week. We have three evening swim meets, and a baseball game, so almost no nights home and I’m so not inspired for packing dinners. We aren’t much of a sandwich family, so it gets hard to come up with things to take. I’m hoping the food will just appear in the cooler.

  5. Oh, I hate moving. I wish I had the funds to hire people to do everything (moving, unpacking, renovations, painting, etc) for me the next time we move. At least you have an ocean view you that you can stop and admire when you’re tired!

    buffalo chicken burgers with crispy potatoes and salad
    creamy squash casserole
    zucchini latkes with radish slaw
    chicken florentine artichoke bake

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    Good luck with the move! We spent the weekend lounging by a lake, so I totally skipped grocery shopping. Menu based on what’s in the freezer and the greens from the CSA…

    Mon – salmon, rice, snap peas
    Tues – Burgers, corn
    Wed – Asian chicken salad
    Thurs – pesto pasta primavera
    Fri – homemade pizza

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    Grilled chicken, mozarella/basil/tomato sandwiches, salad
    Seared scallops, smashed potatoes, salad
    Ravioli in vodka sauce, salad (lots of salad this week!)
    Grilled pork chops, couscous with carrots/raisins, snap peas
    Chicken and kale quesadillas, raw vegetables
    Leftovers/kids choice
    Grilled pizza

  8. Congratulations! We also just bought a house & moved this past week. I have about 10 more boxes to go! I also don’t have much of a menu for the same reason. We’ve been eating out of the freezer pretty well this past week. Good luck w/ the unpacking! 🙂

    Sun: hot dogs/pasta salad/Cole slaw

    Mon: b4d–omelettes/waffles/fruit/breakfast potatoes

    Tues: crock pot BBQ chicken sandwiches/corn on cob/cuc-tom salad

    Wed: roasted pork tenderloin/smashed potatoes/green beans

    Th: cuban sandwiches/chips/cuc-tom salad

    Fri: shrimp salad over greens/toast points

    Sa: having friends over to check out new house…hope were ready! Grilled tri-tip/lemon-butter shrimp/layered salad/fruit salad/rolls

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    Congratulations! Such exciting news! I hope you settle in quickly and have a pain-free move.

    Mon: Spinach and ricotta calzones, salad
    Tue: Merguez, roasted vegetables and cous cous
    Wed: Homemade pizza with the leftover roasted veggies
    Thur: Cheese and sweetcorn potato bake, salad
    Fri: Fish and chips, peas
    Sat: Mexican meatballs, green rice, corn tortillas, pico de gallo and salad
    Sun: Dinner with family

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    Sunday: Pork roast, baked sweet potatoes, mixed vegies, rolls

    Monday: Chicken salad, rolls, watermelon

    Tuesday: Hotdogs, beans, chips, watermelon

    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. Turkey casserole, green beans

    Thursday: Hubby cooks. Swedish meatballs, rice, peas

    Friday: Pizza night

    Saturday: Stir fry, rice, eggrolls

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    Lynn BB

    Congrats on the move!

    My menu is pretty lame as well. The whole week is revolving around Saturday’s graduation party hosting 70 plus kids.

    Sunday: Cheeseburgers
    Monday: Grilled chicken, asparagus, strawberries
    Tuesday: Out or really simple
    Wednesday: Out or really simple
    Thursday: Something with chicken, zucchini
    Friday: Not sure, I’ll pick something up on the final party shopping trip
    Saturday: Hot dogs, sliders, chopped salad, potato salad, baked beans, strawberries with fruit dip, watermelon, cookies and brownies. Fortunately, we’re hosting with friends and she’s getting a lot of the sides catered.
    Sunday: Leftovers and then we’re on vacation the following week!

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    Congrats on the new house! I know what an exciting and joyous time it is! (just remember that feeling when the unpacking is going on … and on, and on!)

    Sunday – Stromboli, spaghetti and ravioli. Okay, we ate out, but it was a long day at the water park!!
    Monday – Parmesan crusted Talapia, rice, bacon and garlic brussel sprouts.
    Tuesday – Tequila Lime Chicken on the grill, potatoes and peppers in tin foil on the grill.
    Wednesday – Crockpot Pork Tacos with fixings.
    Thursday – White Chicken Pizza (didn’t get to this last week)
    Friday – Raspberry Chicken Salads
    Saturday – Eat out at a city Back to Summer event.

    Have a great week everyone!

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    Mon – Slow Cooker Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Squash & Zucchini, Green Salad
    Tues – Grilled Chicken, Caprese Pasta Salad
    Wed we are riding our bikes to the beach and roasting hot dogs & s’mores!!!
    Thurs – Tostados, Mexican Rice, Chocolate pudding for dessert
    Fri – Radiatori pasta w/Kalamati Olives, Diced Tomatoes & Basil, Italian Bread, Green Salad
    Sat – Chicken Stir-fry, Rice
    Sun – Cumin rubbed grilled steak w/Avocado Salsa, Rice, Green salad

  14. Monday: turkey tacos
    Tuesday: Szechwan Green Beans
    Wednesday: spaghetti & meatballs
    Thursday: leftovers
    Friday: homemade pizza
    Saturday: veggie frittata
    Sunday: bbq pulled chicken

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    Denise NH

    Congratulations on the new house! Can’t wait to see how you turn it into a home. As for the right of the window, how about open shelving for dishes or glasses or glass canisters to display dry goods. Based on the location of the dishwasher it may help in the unloading.
    M: Grilled chicken salads, French bread
    T : Steak kebabs, grilled fingerling potatoes & corn on the cob
    W : Out w/friends
    T: Grilled ham steaks, gnocchi gorgonzola
    F: Sweet Asian grilled pork tenderloin kebabs, grilled peach & arugula salad
    S: Apps with friends -making buffalo chicken dip & using leftovers grilled peaches with homemade ricotta, arugula & proscuitto on crostini.

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    Congrats! Wish I was moving into a new house…boo! Yeah for you, can’t wait to see all the updated before and afters!

    Mon- Burgers and dogs, fries, macaroni egg salad and garden cucumber salad. Boca burgers and sweet fries for me.

    Tues- Pasta carbonara, homemade ciabatta bread and salad

    Wed- Play date…World Cuisine Wed. My 5 kids plus our friends and their 4 kids. Sooo… TBA, ideas welcome (possibly greek)

    Thurs- Shrimp creole, french bread and salad

    Fri- Poboys, fries and apple pie

    Sat-Chinese take out…Pool Day

    Sun- Cuban pork, black beans, rice and fried plantains.

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    no particular day:

    sausage, Pioneer Woman’s au gratin potato casserole
    Lasagna rollups, veggies
    burgers & fries, cole slaw
    baked fried chicken (new recipe), Italian tomatoes
    chicken and noodles, veggies

  18. Lots of dr’s appointments this week for Junior (surprise!), so I’m doing easy with lots of leftovers. Some specific test results I was worried about came back negative (praise God), but there are still a few other concerns to address, so it’s been pretty busy lately.

    Sunday: Spaghetti and Meatballs, Caesar Salad, French Bread (froze half the meatballs for a later meal)

    Monday: Maple Soy Salmon, Sauteed Mushrooms, Rice

    Tuesday: Pasta e Fagioli, Caesar Salad, French Bread

    Wednesday: Date Night. Finally!!!!

    Thursday: Pasta e Fagioli, Caesar Salad, French Bread

    Friday: Honey Glazed Drumsticks, Rice, Broccoli


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    Sun Pizza
    Mon pasta and meat sauce, salad
    Tues: Grilled veggie sandwiches I don’t use feta, I use whatever cheese I am in the mood for
    Wed: Sushi dinner with friend, fish tacos for the family. Just stick those battered fish pieces in tortillas and add guac, sides of rice and beans, simple.
    Thurs: Bratwurst, panzanella salad
    Friday: Leftover Bratwurst
    Saturday-Sunday….sailing adventure, whatever my captain husband puts on the menu, ahoy.

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    Kim from PA

    Just got back from a business trip…….very hot on the East Coast this week and lots of lettuce in our garden, so I think we will eat light.

    Tue: Scallops, salad, sliced strawberries & blueberries
    Wed: Shrimp Caesar salad, cantaloupe
    Thu: Halibut, salad, green beans, nectarines
    Fri: Hummus, pita read, celery, carrots & shrimp cocktail
    Sat: Chinese take out

  21. Lunch:
    Picnic at church
    Eat out
    Sandwiches, yogurt, fruit, chips
    Sandwiches, yogurt, fruit, chips
    Dad’s Meatloaf with Tomato Relish, French loaf, corn on the cob, steamed carrots

    We are having VBS this week, during the mornings. It ends right at lunch time. Seems we too are having a light menu this week.

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    I had a surgical procedure done last Friday, so even though I’m feeling much better, the other half is in charge of the cooking this week. 😉
    Sun – Chicken Fettucini Alfredo w/ garlic bread
    Mon – Grilled Brats w/ pasta salad
    Tue – leftovers
    Wed – Grilled Cheese w/ soup
    Thu – Hot Ham & Cheese w/ italian dressing & chips
    Fri – Eggrolls & Potstickers (his specialty! lol)
    Sat – TBD

  23. Goodness! I made my menu on Saturday, but got so excited about your new house I forgot to post. 🙂 I’m sending my 4yo to Camp Grandma this week. First time for her being away from both parents. She’s so excited!!

    Sunday: Individual pizzas
    Monday: Homemade tilapia fish sticks and green bean fries
    Tuesday: Tuna noodle bake
    Wednesday: Thai Tofu Ramen (from Rachel Ray)
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday -Saturday: At Grandparents.

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    Between gymnastics, t-ball, birthday parties, and all the other summer activities going on, I am finding that we are eating out more often than not these days, which kind of bums me out but then again…it’s summer!

    Monday – took sandwiches, yogurt, etc to the park for a picnic
    Tuesday – ate out between gymnastics classes for the kiddos (I did, however, make a homemade pizza for lunch)
    Wednesday – eating out with the grandparents, though I have some chicken in the fridge I really need to use up so I will maybe do homemade chicken strips for lunch with some mac & cheese and peas
    Thursday – evening activities again, so probably eating out or will take sandwiches with us
    Friday – tacos
    Saturday – salmon
    Sunday – lasagna

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    I think I win the award for being the most behind this week. Happy Friday and here’s my menu! haha

    Day 1:
    Crawfish Pie

    Day 2:

    Day 3:
    Spicy Cumin Chicken Wings
    Lemon Pound Cake
    Fresh Fruit
    Strawberry Lemonade Punch

    Day 4:
    Chicken Tinga
    Mini Lemon Mousse Tarts

    Day 5:
    Enchiladas Verdes

    Day 6:
    Grilled Cheese
    Rich & Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

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