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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Week 376 Menu & Spring Break Here We Come!

Today we are hopping in the car and heading north to Los Angeles for 3 days and then down to Anaheim. We are going to be staying at the Hotel Angeleno in LA in one of their suites. I’m super excited because, as many times as we’ve been to LA, we’ve never gone and seen the sites or spent any time there. Any suggestions of fun things to do are welcome! We are for sure going to hit the Getty, the La Brea Tar Pits and the Griffith Observatory. Geesh, that might fill our three days right there, but would still love to hear your ideas!

hotel angeleno in los angeles

After LA we are heading south to Anaheim, where we’ll brave the spring break crowds for one day at Disneyland and then spend a few days exploring the area. Our hotel the Carousel Inn & Suites is literally across the street from the park, which will be super convenient (I hate parking at Disneyland, it’s bananas). Nate and I are both taking off time from work, which I think will be the best part of the trip, honestly!

carousell inn & suites in anaheim

Needless to say I am not cooking this week. Woohoo! I’m sure we’ll be sick of eating out before the week is done, but I am excited to get a little break from the kitchen.

It’s weeks like these that we need you even more to share your menus and provide inspiration for one another. So, please post those menus!


  1. 1
    Kim from PA

    Sun: Hawaiian Chicken, rice
    Mon: Halibut, corn, baked potatoes
    Tue: Stuffed shells, salad
    Wed: Business Travel
    Thu: Business Travel
    Fri: Shrimp scampi on whole wheat angel hair, salad
    Sat: Leftovers

  2. Enjoy your trip!!!

    Here’s my plan for the week:

  3. Enjoy the time off!!

    Sunday: Steaks on the grill and sweet potato fries
    Monday: Italian beef with homemade buns and roasted broccoli
    Tuesday: Burrito bowl (with black beans and leftover beef)
    Wednesday: Homemade pizza and spinach salad
    Thursday: Baked pasta and asparagus
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out!

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    Sunday – pizza
    Monday – chicken breast, roasted brussels sprouts
    Tuesday – samosas, chicken curry, rice
    Wednesday – Burgers with fries
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – out
    Saturday – leftovers

  5. Monday – Pork Stroganoff with Rice
    Tuesday – Ham and Peppers Pasta Bake
    Wednesday – Mini Meatloaves and Mashed Potatoes
    Thursday – Spaghetti Bolognese
    Friday – Cheesy Grilled Ham Sandwiches and Coleslaw
    Saturday – Free Day
    Sunday – Curry Potato Gratin

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    Mon – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Peas
    Tues – White Chili, Celery & Jicama Salad, Cornbread
    Wed – Pork Roast, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans
    Thurs – (Leftovers)Pork Sandwiches
    Fri – Homemade Pizzas, Salad
    Sat & Sun – Winterguard Competition at UCI Eat Out!

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    Have a great time! Can’t wait to read all about it!

    Sunday – Baked halibut, new potatoes with parsley butter, peas
    Monday – Spaghetti with meatballs, tossed salad
    Tuesday – Hot dogs, French fries
    Wednesday – Chicken enchiladas
    Thursday – Pizza, salad
    Friday – Tuna casserole with peas, missed last week
    Saturday – Last high school band sub for this school year

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    Sunday: Chicken Quesadillas, Corn Salad
    Monday: Grilled Pork Chops, Celery/Parmasean salad, Applesauce
    Tuesday: French Toast Casserole, Fruit Salad
    Wednesday: Farfalle with Chicken & Broccoli
    Thursday: Chicken Cesar Wraps, Chips
    Friday: Cheese Burgers, Cesar Salad
    Saturday: Out!

  9. 9
    Megan Flowers

    When you go to the observatory I recommend having lunch at Trails (closed in Monday) It’s a just down the hill from the observatory, there a little cafe called Trails (it’s like a gourmet/ rustic cafe in a campground) Yummy sandwiches, scones and other baked goods (lavender shortbread cookies!!!) and then across from the cafe is a playground and little walking trails to an area called Ferndell. It’s such so serene. My son and I usually the observatory and then trails or vice versa. The observatory can be a little intense with little ones so the combination of 2 makes for a great afternoon. Have fun while your here!

    • thank you for that great tip! we ended up only being able to drive to the top and then back down, but my sister lives right there and we are going to be going back for SURE so well definitely go to Trails!!!!

  10. 10

    I just emailed you some more LA ideas! Have a great time! 🙂

  11. 11

    Are your kids into Harry Potter yet? There’s a cute “shopping experience” on Wilshire Blvd called Whimsical Alley. Enjoy your vacation!

    • oh my goodness, are you kidding? that looks so awesome! cate is finishing up the last book now, we’ll have to head back up soon and go shopping wizard style!!

  12. 12

    Have a wonderful break!

    Mon: Chicken with mushroom sauce, brown rice and spring veg
    Tue: Salad with goat’s cheese crostini
    Wed: Merguez sausages, roasted pepper couscous, salad
    Thur: Gammon, leek and potato hotpot, broccoli
    Fri: Pasta with asparagus, lemon and goat’s cheese, salad, apple tart
    Sat: Pizza
    Sun: Dinner at Mum’s

  13. While adding stuff to the freezer this past week I realized there were several pork loins in there. The menu this week greatly reflects that. I don’t want to end up with another month of eating from the freezer because it is too full of food to fit anymore in there. 🙂

    1. Eat Out
    2. Pizza, pepperoni and ground chicken
    3. Chinese Style BBQ Pork, rice, beets
    4. Caribbean Pork Chops with Mango Salsa, side salad
    5. Eat out (with gift card)
    6. Sweet-n-tangy Roasted Pork Tenderloin, carrot salad
    7. Spaghetti and Meatballs

    1. Russian pancakes, scrambled eggs, grilled salami
    2. Domino’s Pizza (using rewards code) – if the event we are going to isn’t serving supper
    3. Tangy Black Bean Soup, corn bread
    4. Curried chickpeas, rice
    5. Grilled Peaches and Pork, side salad
    6. Veggie and Cilantro Hummus Sandwiches, chips
    7. Tomato soup, peanut butter and honey sandwiches

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    Good for you…have fun !
    Here’s my GF menu
    Sun – Pizza
    Mon – Portabello Lasagna
    Tue – Leftovers
    Wed – Creamy Mushroom Soup in Crockpot
    Thu – Asian Lettuce Wraps
    Fri – Date Night or Pineapple S&S Chicken
    Sat – Date Night or Pineapple S&S Chicken

  15. Monday: Clam Chowder and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
    Tuesday: Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Coleslaw
    Wednesday: Sizzling Shrimp in Garlic Sauce and Avocado Pine Nut Salad
    Thursday: Burgers, Tater Tots and Fresh Veggies
    Friday: Breakfast for Dinner–Coffee Cake and Eggs and Fresh Fruit
    Saturday: My 2nd son’s birthday, he wanted tacos, queso fundido, and fresh fruit tart for his cake 🙂
    Sunday: Out To Eat for Family Birthday

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    Sounds like fun!

    Sunday – Grilled ginger pork chops, grilled romaine salad, jello

    Monday РSoy and garlic salmon, wild rice, saut̩ed green beans with almonds

    Tuesday – Thai chicken pasta, salad

    Wednesday – leftovers

    Thursday – Sandwiches, soup, fresh pineapple

    Friday – out

    Saturday – Taco night

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    I used to live in the condos next to the Angeleno! Be sure to go up to the top at night and enjoy the view.

    There is a starbucks, pan quitotian and lemonade right down the road from the hotel on Sunset and Barrington if you need a quick bite (plus some other nice restaurants). people used to look at us like we were crazy walking down Sunset but it’s a nice, easy walk.

    Sun – Dodger Game
    Mon – turkey taco salad
    Tues – crockpot pesto chicken
    Wed – grilled lemon chicken, artichokes, kale salad
    Thurs- sausages, broccoli and couscous
    Fri – Disneyland!
    Sat – TBD

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    Have a fabulous spring break! We just returned back to school.

    Su: l/o
    My mom & aunt were visiting and there was a lot of cooking, so I have tons of yummy leftovers.

    M: crock pot black beans & Mexican rice bowls w/ radishes, green onions, avocado, & salsa/green chili & cheese empanadas

    Tu: corned beef, cabbage & potatoes w/ sourdough toast

    W: sandwiches/pickles, apple slices, carrot sticks/chips
    We have a late baseball game so were going to picnic at the park before the game.

    Th: fish tacos w/ green onions, cabbage, radish & chipotle cream/black beans/lime-cilantro rice

    F: BBQ pork steaks/cheesy grits/kale some way…not sure how yet. Any suggestions??? Im tired of our same old kale salad.

    Sa: Storm Baseball Game, so its hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn, & beer!

  19. thanks for all the happy vacation wishes and, as always, for posting menus!!

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