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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Week 360 Menu

Now that we’re back in San Diego, we once again receive our friend Nikki’s annual Christmas cookie box. It’s the BEST. Nate keeps telling her she should sell them for tons of money to rich ladies in Del Mar and La Jolla, but Nikki insists the hard work is only worth it for love, not money.

nikki's christmas goodie box 2013 from @janemaynard

I live for those dipped pretzels.

Holiday-Birthday madness continues! We had a party yesterday and have more birthday celebrating this week. I think work might slow down this week and I can maybe breathe a bit. Knock on wood.

– Hot dogs for birthday girl Anna (it was her friend party year, so she gets to choose a meal at home for her birthday)

– Macaroni Grill (it’s Cate’s family party year, so she gets to pick a restaurant for her birthday)

– Leftovers

Chicken Caesar Wraps

Cream of Mushroom Soup

– Take out

– Breakfast for dinner (either omelets or waffles)

Oh, and I will be sharing BLT pizza with you this coming week. Promise!

As always, I am looking forward to seeing your menus for the week. Thank you!


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    Turns out we have to buy a new car this week and unfortunately finances were already tight. Sooo we’re really trying not to eat out at all in the coming months. This will be tough. I hope we can manage it.

    Sun: Spaghetti and meatballs
    Mon: Tomato soup and cucumber sandwiches
    Tues: Parmesan risotto with veggies
    Wed: Red beans and rice
    Thurs: Cauliflower soup and rolls
    Fri: Chicken tortilla casserole and corn
    Sat:Tom Ka Gai (Thai chicken soup)

  2. Does Nikki want a friend in Boston?!? Those cookies look amazing! 🙂

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    Sunday steak rice and carrots and corn
    Monday steak and eggs
    Tues rice with veggies
    Wed hotdogs in Mac and cheese
    Thursday pork chops noodles vegetable
    Friday pizza
    Sat out

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    six meals planned; no specific day

    spaghetti, green beans, applesauce
    crockpot cashew chicken (new recipe), rice
    taco salad
    baked sweet & sour chicken
    Tortellini soup, some kind of bread or biscuits
    chicken & noodles, broccoli
    Green chili chicken, corn (planned for last week but didn’t make)

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    Mon: Cauliflower cheese quiche, green salad
    Tue: Black bean tacos, broccoli slaw
    Wed: Out with family
    Thur: Spinach and ricotta cannelloni, salad
    Fri: Work Christmas party
    Sat: Pizza… hopefully a BLT one!
    Sun: Meatballs, mash and peas with ikea gravy

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    Sunday – Roast Chicken, mashed potatoes, corn and roasted broccoli
    Monday – Tacos, spanish rice and refried beans
    Tuesday – french onion soup,chicken soup, bread and salad
    Wednesday – Salmon, french fries and salad
    Thursday – sausage with peppers and onions and rice
    Friday – Out
    Saturday – pizza

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    Sun. – Braised pork with daikon on rice (for husband), leftover shrimp scampi on pasta (for son)
    Mon. – Garlic and anchovy pasta
    Tues. – Bean and cheese wraps
    Wed. – Meatloaf
    Thurs. – Leftovers
    Fri. – Machaca tacos
    Sat. – Pizza

  8. lots of tried and trues this week!

    sun: mac and cheese with shrimp and radicchio
    mon: egg sandwiches with lemon cream and thyme pesto
    tues: chicken sausage and kale soup with cannelini beans
    weds: tater tot casserole
    thurs: oven fajitas
    fri: chicken, broccoli, and ziti
    sat: taco night

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    Sunday – Max and Erma’s soup and sandwich/salad after going to see the Nutcracker
    Monday – Chicken enchiladas, Mexican rice
    Tuesday – Rainbow chili in the crockpot, cornbread
    Wednesday – Baked halibut, baked potatoes, green beans
    Thursday – Orzo soup, pesto and mozzarella grilled cheese sandwich
    Friday – Leftovers
    Saturday – Hubby’s birthday, his choice of eat in or go out

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    Kim from PA

    Sun: Party
    Mon: Sweet & Sour Shrimp, Rice
    Tue: White Bean Soup, Salad, Garlic Toast
    Wed: Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Peas
    Thu: Out
    Fri: Eggs, Pancakes, & Fruit
    Sat: Homemade Pizza & Salad

  11. Sunday: Out to European Street Cafe
    Monday: Pasta with red sauce
    Tuesday: Pulled pork in the slow cooker
    Wednesday: Pumpkin pancakes
    Thursday: Lettuce cups with the leftover pork
    Friday: Homemade pizza….gonna wing it with your BLT pizza (since you’re not giving up the recipe!!)
    Saturday: Out

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    M: tomato Soup w/ turkey & ham sliders
    All leftovers from our holiday party

    Tu: bbq sausage pizza & spinach salad
    Using leftover BBQ sausage from party. Also making cocoa thumbprint cookies & peppermint fudge for holiday gifts on this day.

    W: eggs/bread pudding/fruit salad

    Th: pepper jelly glazed salmon/couscous/corn Casserole
    Trying out new corn casserole recipe I may use for Xmas eve dinner

    F: parmesan pasta bake w/ roasted carrots & radishes
    More recipes to try out for Xmas eve dinner

    Sa: l/o

    Su: take & bake pizza

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    Mon – Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green peas
    Tues – Cheesy Penne Pasta with Broccoli & Bacon
    Wed – Pancakes, Bacon & Eggs
    Thurs – Beef Stew, Salad, Crusty Bread
    Fri – Pork Chops, mashed potatoes & gravy, Biscuits, Broccoli
    Sat – Eat out
    Sun – Leftovers

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    Sun: Italian Wedding Soup with Chicken Meatballs
    Mon: Veggie Stir Fry with Rice
    Tues: Breakfast for Dinner – Eggs, Hashbrowns and Sausage
    Wed: Dinner Out – Seeing some holiday decorations
    Thurs: Mushroom Philly Cheesesteak
    Fri: Corn Chowder

  15. Monday: chicken & butternut squash stew
    Tuesday: spaghetti with meat sauce
    Wednesday: leftovers
    Thursday: Sriracha fried rice
    Friday: frittata or some kind of breakfast for dinner
    Saturday: leftovers
    Sunday: out to eat

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    I too was trying to wait on the “secret” BLT pizza recipe…. but the show must go on. Those do look like some tasty cookies. 😉

    Mon- Jambalaya, salad and French bread.

    Tues- Breakfast for dinner- baked french toast, hashbrowns and eggs

    Wed.- Chicken tortilla soup and mexican cornbread

    Thurs- ChuckECheese Potty Party for my newly potty trained youngster!

    Fri- Homemade Pizzas….hoping the BLT makes it showing for this weeks pizza night!

    Sat- Last week’s Bonfire was cancelled due to rain, so it today instead!

    Sun- Roast Beast, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn and dinner rolls

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    Sat – Alfredo spaghetti squash
    Sun – Asian-style ribs in the crock, roasted butternut squash, roasted brussels sprouts
    Mon – creamy tomato soup w/ tortellini, grilled cheeses
    Tues – Italian sausage and quinoa stuffed acorn squash
    Wed – American chop suey
    Thurs – veggie pot pie
    Fri – homemade pizza

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    Sun: take out
    Mon: chicken and shrimp tostadas
    Tues: chicken Cesar salad
    Wed: fig, prosciutto flatbread pizza, spinach salad
    Thurs: BFD- Christmas tree pancakes, eggs, fruit salad
    Fri: Greek pasta salad with shrimp
    Sat: honey butter pork tenderloin, roasted brussel sprouts & carrots

  19. For various reasons, including a strange illness, I have been remiss in posting my menus. Here is the latest plan including the two most recent postings to my blog, good meals both.

    Everyone should have a Nikki!

    This month for Sunday dinner:

    November 24
    Chicken Pot Pie

    December 8
    Chicken Stew
    Parker House Rolls

    December 16
    Quick Cassoulet

    December 22
    Meat Loaf

    Decemer 29, January 5
    Way out of town so no home cooking

    January 12
    Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Orange Gastrique

  20. Monday: Penne with Beans, Bacon and Arugula and Garlic Bread and Salad
    Tuesday: Tostadas with Avocado and Salsa
    Wednesday: Falafel with Pita and Fixings
    Thursday: Bean and Cheese Quesadillas with Guacamole and Salsa and Mexican Corn Salad
    Friday: Slow Cooker Beef Cola Stew and Rolls
    Saturday: Crockpot Ravioli and Broccoli
    Sunday: Nachos and Avocado and Tomato

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    We’ve been away from this website for too long when I started a new school year back to teaching after a year and a half baby hiatus. It’s been such a rocky transition, but I want to be better at meal planning again for our own sakes!

    SUNDAY – Lamb chops, asparagus, rice (company dinner for British family visiting)
    MONDAY – Stuffed shells, using repurposed meatloaf leftovers
    TUESDAY – Shepherd’s pie with ground turkey
    WEDNESDAY – Leftover shepherd’s pie
    THURSDAY – Sausage and peppers
    FRIDAY – Eggs, sausage, toast
    SATURDAY – family Xmas with one side of the family…feasting!

  22. I haven’t made a menu in weeks. Mostly because I haven’t had an oven. Luckily, we should get our new one by Friday, so I can start on Christmas baking!

    Monday-Baked potato bar with broccoli and homemade pepper jack cheese sauce.

    Tuesday-Pasta of some sort

    Wednesday-No clue!

    Thursday-Husband’s work Christmas party


    Saturday-Something easy

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