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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Week 373 Menu

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, one day early! Our kids are making leprechaun traps right now, (no) thanks to our old elementary school implanting this idea in their heads. I love making all green food and having fun with the day, but having to make it look like leprechauns came to our house overnight is too much pressure! Okay, enough complaining. I’m certainly bringing bad luck upon myself, cursing the leprechauns this way! 😉

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

Not too many carry-over items from the last weekly menu – I did a decent job cooking most everything on my plan! We’ll see if I can keep this streak alive!

– Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This year we’re going with a green feast instead of more traditional Irish food. Everything I’m making is super easy to color green!
Chicken Piccata, Mashed Potatoes, Green Veggie, Green Lemon Bars

Honey Goat Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Onions

– Boozy Beef Stew à la my SIL Cora

– Leftovers

– Eat out (Cate has beach volleyball every Friday for 2 hours, so I’m moving eat out night from Saturday to Friday!)

– Hamburgers
– Carrot sticks and fresh fruit

– Breakfast for dinner: Swedish pancakes
– Fresh fruit

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

Please share your menus for the week! And if you’re doing something fun for St. Patrick’s Day, fill us in!


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    I have the pot of gold hidden, which is a poorly constructed pot out of black construction paper I pilfered from my kids craft desk, and a handful of rollos candies. I refuse to make green footprints on the toilet, because then I’d just have to clean up my own leprechaun mess.

    Sat — steak and cheese subs, fries
    Sun — pea risotto, baked steelhead trout because the salmon was a ridiculous $11/LB.
    Mon — spinach tortelloni, with sugar snap peas and broccoli, fresh bread
    (Lots of green veggies, none of that stinky corned beef & cabbage)
    Tues — smashed potatoes, honey gazed carrots, baked chicken
    Wed — Veggie egg rolls with fried rice
    Thurs — spaghetti and meatballs
    Fri — veggie pizza

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    Sunday – leftover homemade pizza from Saturday
    Monday – corned beef and cabbage
    Tuesday – spaghetti with sausage and salad
    Wednesday – out
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – fend ( I’m away chaperoning teens on a german language weekend)
    Saturday – fend. Home alone for the next week. Husband traveling

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    Sunday chicken crescents (your recipe) and string beans
    Monday homemade white pizZa with mushrooms
    Tuesday lemony ricotta pasta
    Wed stuffed baked potatoes
    Thur noodles with gravy and broccoli
    Friday chicken sandwiches
    Sat egg potatoe bake

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    Happy St Patrick’s Day to you all. We actually followed the menu last week and have no repeats this week.

    Sunday – Maple glazed salmon, rice pilaf and mixed veggies
    Monday – Ranch chicken quarters (in the crockpot), buttered garlic noodles, and green peas, that’s a Irish as we will be
    Tuesday – Spaghetti with meatballs, garlic bread, tossed salad
    Wednesday – Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn
    Thursday – Pizza and salad
    Friday – Leftovers
    Saturday – Potato soup and turkey provolone pesto sandwich melts

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    Kim from PA

    Sun: Chicken Pizzaiola, salad
    Mon: Haddock, peas, coleslaw
    Tue: Black bean tacos
    Wed: Cashew chicken, brown rice, green beans
    Thu: Tuna melts, fries
    Fri: Homemade pizza, salad
    Sat: Frittata

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    Mon – Corned Beef & Cabbage, Carrots, Rye Bread
    Tues – Beef or Chicken Fajitas, Rice & Beans
    Wed – Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Broccoli, Pasta Salad
    Thurs – Meat Lovers Deep Dish Pizza, Salad
    Fri – Tilapia, Baked Potato, Salad
    Sat – Pork Loin Roast, Roast Potatoes, Biscuits, Steamed veggie
    Sun – Chicken Pot Pie, Biscuits

  7. I am not a huge celebrator of St. Patrick’s Day. Actually I wasn’t even sure what date it was till you told me. 🙂 So, no, I’m not planning anything, though my calendar does say to send my kids to school in green clothes.

    This week contains no new recipes, but that is find with me. After a busy week, full of appointments and emotional events, I am ready to stick by home and be as ‘normal’ as we can be. Besides, this means more time to spend starting seeds for the garden. I might even get a few things out in the ground for a potential early crop.

    1. Eat Out
    2. Tomato soup, croutons
    3. Grilled Spiced Pork Patties, side salad
    4. Salad
    5. Pizza
    6. Salad
    7. Spaghetti and Meatballs

    1. Leftovers
    2. Apple butter French Toast Sandwiches
    3. Curried Butternut Squash Soup, bread
    4. Chicken Enchiladas, refried beans, rice
    5. Bread, cheese, tea
    6. Veggie and Cilantro Hummus Sandwiches
    7. Leftovers

  8. This month for Sunday dinner

    March 9
    Honey Fried Chicken
    Skillet Corn Bread
    Fruit Salad

    March 16
    Barbecued Ribs (by request)
    Quick Boston Baked Beans
    Homemade Sourdough Bread
    Broccoli Salad

    March 23
    Guinness Beef Stew
    Brown Soda Bread

    March 30
    On the road for California Destination Imagination State Finals

    Orange-glazed Pork Chops

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    Sat- chicken and spinach quesadillas, salad
    Sun- steaks and Greek salad
    Mon- turkey/mushroom burgers, asparagus, carrots, green beer (and milk for the kids!)
    Tues- spaghetti with turkey/mushroom meatballs, salad, roasted broccoli
    Wed- leftovers
    Thurs- BFD: egg and cheese sandwiches, fruit salad, leftover broccoli
    Fri- pizza

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    Mon- eggs in the hole, bacon, baked apples, breakfast potatoes with peppers and onions
    Tues- chicken pot pie, rice, peas
    Wed- tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches
    Thurs- beef ragu over creamy grits, salad, rolls
    Fri- honey lime grilled chicken, Texas caviar, tortilla chips

  11. Monday: birthday meal leftovers! [french dip sandwiches]
    Tuesday: tasty mexican lentils
    Wednesday: spaghetti
    Thursday: out to eat or something else with my parents 🙂
    Friday: turkey burgers or something else with my parents 🙂
    Saturday: leftovers
    Sunday: pizza

  12. My two guys’ birthdays are this week!!Lots of celebrating this weekend and this week!

    Sunday: Ginger fried rice and asparagus
    Monday: Corned beef and cole slaw
    Tuesday: Homemade calzones and broccoli
    Wednesday: Corned beef sandwiches on homemade buns and sautéed collard greens
    Thursday: Husband and son’s birthday!! Homemade pear and gorgonzola pizzas
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out.

  13. I remember leprechaun traps from elementary school. So much fun! And honestly, I forgot it was St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow. So we’re having lentil soup. How Irish is that? Sad thing is–I’m part Irish.

    Sunday-Beef and Rice Burritos, Fresh Avocado

    Monday-Hearty Lentil and Veggie Soup, Biscuits

    Tuesday-Pesto Pasta, Broccoli, French Bread

    Wednesday-Pesto Pasta, Broccoli, French Bread

    Thursday-Beef Stew, Biscuits

    Friday-Chicken Enchiladas, Slow Cooker Refried Beans


  14. We had corned beef today to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

    Here’s the rest of my plan for the week!

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    Tania S.

    Sunday- Greek Roasted Chicken, Potatoes & Green Beans
    Monday- Chicken & Black Bean Enchiladas, Rice, Beans
    Tuesday- Pancakes & Bacon
    Wednesday- Pasta with Homemade Cheese Sauce & Chicken Strips
    Thursday- Shepherds Pie
    Friday-Grilled Pork Chops, Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans
    Saturday- Taco Salads

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    Mon: Sandwich before evening class
    Tue: Pasta with tomato sauce and green salad
    Wed: Wild rice, broccoli and cheddar gratin, roasted vegetables
    Thur: Dinner out
    Fri: Pizza and salad
    Sat: Turkey and pepper curry, rice, roasted cauliflower
    Sun: Dinner at mum’s

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    I was in the hospital last week for a minor heart procedure, so my husband has really been taking over in the kitchen, bless his heart! I’m back on dinner duty this week, though.

    Chili cheese tater tot casserole (new recipe)
    Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans
    spaghetti, salad, cheesy bread
    chicken & noodles
    ham & cheese gnocchi (new recipe)
    white bean and bacon soup
    chicken enchiladas, spanish rice

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    Going to be a simple meal week since it’s a busy one for all of us.
    Sunday: We did Greek-style lamb burgers with a dill, chickpea & feta pasta salad ( and grilled asparagus.
    Monday: Tofu & baby bok choy stirfry over rice.
    Tuesday: Chicken peanut satay over Asian noodle salad.
    Wednesday: Caprese chicken ( over pasta with side salads.
    Thursday: Salmon and tilapia with roasted zucchini and creamy garlic parmesan quinoa (
    Friday: Dinner out for the three of us that will be around while the other two will be dinner somewhere in Chicago.
    Saturday: Out of town with family.

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    Sun – Chicken milanese, wild rice & broccoli casserole
    Mon – corned beef & cabbage, mashed potatoes, carrots
    Tue – Tacos, Mexican rice
    Wed – leftovers
    Thu – soup & sandwiches
    Fri – Pizza
    Sat – Going out

  20. Monday: Steak Tacos
    Tuesday: Sloppy Joes and Green Beans
    Wednesday: Chicken, Corn, and Black Bean Pasta in Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce from Picky Palate
    Thursday: Picky Palate’s Romano Ranch Chicken and Rice Skillet and Broccoli
    Friday: Out To Eat
    Saturday: Breakfast For Dinner–The Recipe Girl’s Banana Scones with Cinnamon Glaze and Fresh Fruit
    Sunday: Chili Lime Shrimp and Queso Fundido and Fresh Salsa and Guacamole

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    I threw a huge birthday for my son yesterday & totally forgot about St Patty’s Day. He also started the leprechaun traps at school last year & was adamant we continue the tradition. I thought it was fun last year but it was a chore this year but once I saw his reaction when he saw the leprechaun visited again (absolutely thrilled), I knew it was worth it. 🙂

    M: corned beef & cabbage w/ potatoes & sourdough bread

    Tu: corned beef hash/poached eggs/sourdough toast/fruit salad

    W: baked “fried” chicken/mashed potatoes/veg of some sort

    Th: pesto-mozzarella-tomato pizza & spinach salad

    F: l/o

    Sa: out

    Su: B4D–chorizo & eggs/potatoes & peppers/

    • my kids seriously LOVE making those traps so much, and they pretty much don’t need me at all when they’re doing it, so I’ll admit it is lots of fun. just have to remember to get those gold coins!!! 😉

  22. as always, so grateful that you all post menus every week. thank you! so many great ideas to get my planning going for this weekend!

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