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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Week 371 Menu

These blue beauties are going in something extra delicious this morning, but you’ll have to wait a few days to find out what it is. Sorry for the tease!

beautiful blueberries from @janemaynard

I can’t believe it’s already menu planning time. The weeks feel like days to me, they pass so quickly. Only one carry-over item from last week’s menu, although I am doing the whole breakfast for dinner thing again on Sunday because it’s just so relaxing and easy, which is what I need on Sunday afternoon.

weekly dinner menu from @janemaynard including free printable menu and shopping list

– Moosewood’s Pasta Primavera
– Bread of some sort

Bistro Chicken
– Garlic mashed potatoes + a veggie

Stuffed Shells
– Garlic bread and salad

– Leftovers

– Hot Dogs (my kids love it when we have this for dinner, so I’m throwing them a bone)
– Carrot sticks and fresh fruit

– Eat out

– Breakfast for dinner: Waffles and scrambled eggs

Click here for the free printable of this week’s menu plus the shopping list!

As always, please share your weekly menu! Short, tall, big, small, we love them all! (Total Dr. Seuss material right thur.) Have a wonderful week!


  1. Planning my menu while I look out at the rain. We needed it desperately, but it’s still dreary, so I’m planning lots of comfort food meals for the week 🙂

    Sunday-Slow Cooker Carnita Tostadas, Mexican Rice

    Monday-Chili and Cornbread

    Tuesday-Baked Potato Bar with all the fixins’. Including broccoli, homemade cheddar cheese sauce, chili, sour cream, bacon (TJs Black Forest bacon is my new favorite), and homegrown chives.

    Wednesday-Spaghetti, Bread, Broccoli

    Thursday-ATK Brown Sugar and Ketchup Meatloaf (I haven’t made meatloaf in years. My 5 year old has never even had it! But I have some ground beef to use up, so we’ll give it a whirl), Mashed Potatoes, Veggies

    Friday-Pizza (on the new frozen TJs pizza crust. Can’t wait to try it!) Breadsticks


    • it’s so funny about meatloaf, I always think I want it, then I make it and am like, “meh, I forgot I don’t really love meatloaf” – then I go a few years and repeat the process. I don’t think my kids have had it, either! that ATK version actually sounds good, maybe I’ll give it another try!! 🙂

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    Greg H

    Sun: chicken tacos, kale salad with honeycrisp apples and pepitas
    Mon: egg foo yung, roasted asparagus
    Tues: leftovers
    Wed: eating out — school fundraiser
    Thurs leftovers
    Fri: udon noodles
    Sat: leftover noodles

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    Sat — out
    Sun — oven tacos – didn’t get to this one last week!
    Mon — butternut squash chili
    Tues — baked chicken, mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts
    Wed — creamy spinach tomato tortellini
    Thurs — Mongolian beef over rice
    Fri — homemade pizza

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    Kim from PA

    Sun: Easy Apricot Chicken, brown rice, green beans
    Mon: Salmon, baked potatoes, salad
    Tue: Travel
    Wed: Breakfast for dinner
    Thu: Grilled halibut, corn, coleslaw
    Fri: Nantucketers, fruit salad
    Sat: Veggie Soup

    • what are nantucketers? 🙂

    • Kim from PA

      Roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, & cranberry sauce on a long hoagie roll. After I assemble the sandwiches, I bake them for about 5 min at 450.

      We would stop at a little shop and get these sandwiches along with Cape Cod chips then drive on the beach and off road in a Jeep & have picnics while on our honeymoon in Nantucket.

      These sandwiches instantly bring back happy memories for us!

    • thanks for sharing – and I love that there is a story behind it!!

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    Su: pigs in a blanket/creamy asparagus soup

    M: roasted chicken/roasted potato wedges/salad w/ honey mustard dressing

    Tu: l/o…probably honey-mustard chicken wraps w/ potato wedges

    W: ham bone soup w/ mayacoba beans & cornbread muffins

    Th: my baby’s 6-year birthday…where does the time go??? parmesan chicken nuggets w/ marinara dip sauce/aunt Annie’s sharp cheddar Mac n cheese (his fave)/apples & cucumbers/brownie ice cream cupcakes w/ sprinkles (an experiment that is sure to be a hit it works!)

    F: whole family, including both sets of grandparents, uncles, aunts, & cousins are visiting to celebrate both my baby’s & granddad’s bdays! Welcoming dinner for everyone: BBQ ribs/baked beans/grilled asparagus/cornbread muffins. Sis in law bringing seafood pasta salad & bro bringing dessert

    Sa: Birthday Dinner Celebration! Pasta Bar: cheese tortellini & spaghetti/tomato, Alfredo, pesto sauces/baked meatballs & grilled Italian sausages/bread sticks/salad. Brownie Sundae Bar for dessert

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    Sunday – going to an Oscars party!
    Monday – going out if the snow is not too bad – flower show!
    Tuesday – meetings tonight so leftovers for dinner
    Wednesday – if monday is snowed out – flower show – if I’m home making chili
    Thursday – salmon with salad and fries
    Friday – son home for spring break – steak and potatoes
    Saturday – out

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    Sunday – Cajun Red Snapper, Slow roasted potatoes, lima beans
    Monday – Spaghetti and meatballs, salad, homemade bread
    Tuesday – Beef and noodles in gravy with mushrooms and peas
    Wednesday – Ham, fried potatoes, applesauce
    Thursday – Pizza, salad
    Friday – Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, corn
    Saturday – Leftovers

  8. Love it! It looks like this for us (I start my “menu week” on Sundays):

    Today: pot roast
    Monday: Salmon with cauliflower and couscous
    Tuesday: baked ziti with salad
    Wednesday: chicken stir fry
    Thursday: spinach mushroom quiche with salad and bread
    Friday: Homemade pizza
    Saturday: either eating out or leftovers, though this week’s menu isn’t the kind that usually leads to a ton of leftover food

  9. This month for Sunday dinner:

    February 9
    Baked Ham
    Baked Garnet Yams
    Sauteed Garlic-Lemon Spinach
    Parker House Rolls
    Lemon Meringue Pie

    February 16
    Peg’s Sloppy Joe
    Homemade Potato Chips
    Corn (Frozen and Mexi)

    February 23
    Seven Minute Casserole
    Parker House Rolls

    March 2
    Onion Soup

    March 9
    Deep fried chicken

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    sausage, sauerkraut, lima beans
    Bacon Cheeseburger casserole in slow cooker (new recipe)
    Baked sweet & sour chicken,rice, veg
    Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, veg
    Taco salad

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    Tania S.

    Sunday – Meatloaf, Mash Potatoes, English Peas
    Monday – Chicken Spaghetti (Pioneer Woman recipe)
    Tuesday – Roast, Potatoes, Carrots
    Wednesday – Bruschetta Chicken Bake
    Thursday – Stir Fry
    Friday – Cube Steak Sandwich (Marlboro Man’s Favorite Sandwich from Pioneer Woman Cookbook)
    Saturday – Pizza

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    Sunday: Chili with avocados
    Monday: Beet/carrot fritters with garlic yogurt
    Tuesday: Egg-and-cheese bagel sandwiches and fruit
    Wednesday: Salmon, rice, carrots
    Thursday: Mac’n’cheese pie with broccoli
    Friday: Something on the road as we escape for the weekend.
    Saturday: Still away on mini-vacation; eating out!

  13. This weekend went by so fast! Not ready for it to be Monday already…

    croque du riesling and brussel sprouts
    out for sushi on Mardi Gras
    broccoli fritatta and hash browns
    stuffed shells
    veggie pizza and cauliflower gratin
    out for husband’s bday

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    Sunday – quinoa/rice pasta, roasted asparagus, meatballs
    Monday – breakfast for dinner
    Tuesday – potstickers, steamed rice, broccoli
    Wednesday – pan seared steak, couscous, green beans
    Thursday – out with friends
    Friday – TBD
    Saturday – TBD

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    Mon: Broccoli, parmesan and lemon soup, walnut bread
    Tue: Goat’s cheese salad, crepes with lemon and sugar
    Wed: Toulouse sausages, herbed lentils, roasted fennel and orange salad
    Thur: Pasta with boursin, green salad
    Fri: Sandwich before evening class
    Sat: Oven baked fish and chips, peas
    Sun: Dinner at mum’s

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    Denise Nh

    S: Naan pizzas-Sausage, bbq chicken & mushroom, marscapone, fontina & thyme
    M: Panko crusted pork tenderloin medallions w/orange balsamic sauce, jasmine rice & steamed green beans
    T: Shells stuffed w/homeade ricotta spinach filling, roasted tomato sauce & French bread
    W: Leftovers
    T: Cocktail party-not sure what I’ll be asked to bring yet
    F: Nicoise salads & French bread
    S: Out

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    Hi Here’s my Gf menu this week.
    Sun – Sweet potato lentil soup in ninja (just ok)
    Mon – Marsala mustard pork tenderloin w broccoli
    Tue – Leftovers
    Wed – Roasted veggie wraps
    Thu – Chili in crockpot
    Fri – Out for my grandma’s b day dinner
    Sat – not sure yet

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    Sun — crispy salt & pepper shrimp, deli and veggie tray for the Oscars!
    Mon – hamburger stroganoff, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts
    Tues – Fried rice, sweet & sour chicken
    Wed – Baked pasta, salad
    Thurs – Leftovers
    Friday – Pizza
    Saturday — Cooking for my sister’s wedding reception on Sunday (takeout? leftovers? reception food?)

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    Mon – Pot Roast & Vegetables
    Tues – Chicken Enchiladas, Salad
    Wed – Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Salad
    Thurs – BBQ Ribs, Corn, Macaroni Salad
    Fri – Sausage Stew, Salad
    Sat – (Dance Competition)Eat Out
    Sun – (Dance Competition) Eat Out

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    Sat: slow cooker pork ragu over pasta, salad
    Sun: stuffed shells, roasted asparagus & carrots
    Mon: leftovers
    Tues: steak fajitas, corn
    Wed: California club sandwiches (chicken, avocado, tomato, bacon, pepper jack on multigrain), Cesar salad
    Thurs: BFD- French toast casserole, fruit salad
    Fri: pepper jack stuffed chicken, grilled vegetables

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    Monday-Soft corn tacos with salad, grapes and pineapple (the black beans from the Our Best Bites cook book are a dinner staple at our house!)
    Tuesday-Korean beef with rice or quinoa and asparagus
    Wednesday-Soup from freezer, salad and bread or rolls
    Thursday-Hot dogs or chili dogs, baked oven fries and fruit
    Friday-Pizza night, as with every Friday!
    Saturday-Eat out, as with every Saturday!
    Sunday-Whole wheat waffles, yogurt parfaits, sausage and eggs

  22. Lunch:
    1. Spaghetti and meatballs
    2. Chocolate chili and cornbread muffins
    3. Falafel, salad
    4. Salad
    5. Pizza
    6. Super Fast Salisbury Steak, rice, beets
    7. Grilled Spiced Pork Patties and greens

    1. Cheese and jam sandwiches, tea, fruit
    2. Breakfast – grits, omelet, croissants
    3. Bree’s Lentil-tomato soup, bread
    4. Curried Chickpeas, rice
    5. Curried Butternut Squash Soup
    6. Tangy Black Bean Soup
    7. Leftovers

    This seems to be the week of soups (4 meals) and eating a few remaining things from the freezer/pantry (3 meals). In all it is a pretty easy meal, which is great as I have a lot of other places to put my attention this week. I’ll double or triple the soup recipes and freeze leftovers for the upcoming months. Love it when I can just grab a meal already made from the freezer.

    • tara

      i am totally with you ! when i make soup a make a lot for leftovers since its so easy. i figure why only fill the pot halfway if i’m going to all the trouble ! i find that it seems like lots of winter type foods lend themselves to this type of doubling or tripling but summer stuff doesnt. i have way less leftover in the summer since i dont make soups, stews, etc as often !

  23. Monday: Beef Tostadas
    Tuesday: Eggs and Potatoes and Bacon and Fresh Fruit
    Wednesday: Mini Corn Dog Muffins, Chili and Cauliflower
    Thursday: Chicken Parmesan Rigatoni Bake from Picky Palate and Broccoli
    Friday: Shrimp and Noodles and Salad
    Saturday: Baked Tilapia Parmesan and Green Beans
    Sunday: Italian Sausage Stuffed Shells and Salad

  24. I haven’t had a hot dog in eons. Now I’m totally craving one. You know I’m not a planner but I do know hot dogs are now on the menu. And we’re making some lasagna on the weekend. Tomorrow I’m making french fries as homage to my mom. And I made two huge batches of pizza dough so pizza will be happening, a lot. Bistro chicken sounds really good too. Mini-me won’t eat poultry so I have to plan that for when she’s not around. She’s an interesting hooligan.

    • my kids just love hot dogs so much, they get so excited when I actually put them on the menu, it’s so funny! nate’s always a little bummed when that’s dinner, but oh well, the kids eat! 😉

      and, yes, you have an interesting hooligan on your hands…can’t believe she won’t eat poultry!

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    Just curious as to what brand of hotdogs is people’s favorite?

    • for taste, Nathan’s is my favorite.

      however, I am excited that Trader Joe’s now carries organic nitrate-free hot dogs – we had them for the first time this week. they aren’t as fatty, either – which is good for health (although maybe not quite as juicy), but I will definitely buy them again – they don’t have any of the bad junk in them.

    • Like Jane, I like Nathan’s and I also like the all beef Hebrew National.

    • ditto hebrew national!

    • tara

      i used to like Hebrew National which say they are gluten free but have gotten sick from them 2x now so i avoid them. there is a small brand in my grocery store called Colemans. black packaging and they are nitrate free and more “natural”. i really love them. I still cook them in just regular water and let them sit so to me they taste like a ball park style hot dog. but i gotta say….i really miss a gluten bun with my dog ! If you see the Coleman’s check them out. They are a bit pricey but really good.

  26. oh my goodness, as always, so wonderful reading through your menus! they are going to be great inspiration when I plan next week’s menu. thank you!

    and keep it coming!

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    Tina Ray

    Crockpot Chicken Bacon Ranch


    Brown Sugar Baked Wings/Steamed Broccoli & Salad

    Pork Chops/Mashed Potatoes/Noodles

    Ham & Swiss Sliders with Chips

    St. Patty’s party; cabbage rolls, Shepherd’s pie, corned beef & cabbage

    Pepper Jack cheese stuffed burgers w/tater tots

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