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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Week 453 Menu

First things first, I’m going to New Orleans this week. If you have knowledge of food that must be eaten there, please tell me in the comments! It’s a girls’ weekend with my mom, sister and sister-in-law and we have three days to eat all of the good food in New Orleans. Help us make that happen!

week 453 weekly menu including FREE printable meal plan and shopping list from @janemaynard

My menu is filled to the brim with easy meals this week, both for the days when I’m getting ready to leave and for the days when Nate will be home alone with the kids. So basically what I’m saying is this week’s menu is NOT so fancy. But at least it’s still tasty!

– BLTs
– Fresh fruit and chips

– Chicken Fingers and Salad

– Easiest Ever Chicken Pot Pie

– Hot dogs
– Baked beans and fresh fruit

– Eat out

– English Muffin Pizzas (the kids LOVE making these with Nate when I’m out of town, it’s so cute!)

Turkey Boursin Baguettes
– Fresh fruit and chips

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



  1. 1
    Kim from PA

    Returning from 2 weeks of vacation followed by an immediate full week of business travel. I am looking forward to being home and cooking this week.

    Sun: Shrimp & corn chowder, salad
    Mon: Maple glazed salmon, green beans, cous cous
    Tue: Pumpkin chicken chili, cornbread
    Wed: Homemade crispy baked fish nuggets, peas, coleslaw
    Thu: Leftovers
    Fri: Egg & green olive salad sandwiches, chips
    Sat: Pasta with red sauce, salad, garlic bread

  2. 2

    Monday – One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta + carrot sticks
    Tuesday – Italian Sloppy Joes, baked fries, + pears
    Wednesday – Stuffed Cabbage Casserole + corn bread muffins
    Thursday – Veggie Ham & Cheese Egg Bake + Pumpkin Spice Muffins
    Friday – football game
    Saturday – leftovers
    Sunday – Out

  3. 3

    These past few weeks I have been realizing how long it takes us to make lunch, our main meal. By the time I make it, eat it and clean up 2 hours are gone out of my day. This seems to be way too much time. So I am hoping to find ways to shorten it. One of those is by making things ahead. For example, the meatloaf is already made and in the freezer. The recipe I use makes two loaves, so I usually bake one and freeze the other. Any one else have some ideas? My other thought was making simpler meals.

    Enjoy your trip to New Orleans. Hope you find some good food to eat.

    1. Eat Out
    2. Dad’s Meatloaf with Tomato Relish
    3. Grilled Spiced Pork Patties with greens, rice, beets
    4. Meatball Curry, rice, tomatoes
    5. Spaghetti
    6. Super Fast Salibury Steak, rice peas

    1. Leftovers
    2. Slow Cooker Lentil and Brown Rice Tacos
    3. Salad
    4. Healthy Slow Cooked Tikki Masala, rice, vegetables
    5. Salad
    6. Falafel, rice, vegetables
    7. Leftovers

  4. 4

    Trying to defrost/refill the freezer over this month.

    Sunday: Indian food leftovers
    Monday: Pasta and meatballs
    Tuesday: Provolone bruschetta toasts and leftover meatballs
    Wednesday: Ham, corn, baked beans
    Thursday: Golden orzo and shrimp
    Friday: Pizza
    Saturday: BBQ chicken and veggies

  5. 6

    sunday – fend – I was in Philadelphia seeing the Pope!
    Monday – Shrimp stir fry with rice
    Tuesday – Salmon with fries and salad
    Wednesday – stuffed poblano peppers and salad
    Thursday – leftovers
    Friday – out
    Saturday – pizza

  6. I used to make english muffin pizzas as a kid too. Great memories!

    Here’s my menu for the week!

  7. Monday: Bean and Ham Soup
    Tuesday: Chicken Piccata, Broccoli and Garlic Bread
    Wednesday: Pork with Gingered Plums
    Thursday: Steak Fajitas
    Friday: Date Night, boys are getting pizza
    Saturday: Poached Salmon with Mustard Hollandaise and Green Beans
    Sunday: Cuban Style Black Beans and Rice and Salsa

  8. Monday: peanut noodles
    Tuesday: Greek chicken burgers
    Wednesday: leftovers
    Thursday: pasta with marinara sauce
    Friday: chicken salad sandwiches
    Saturday: dinner with friends
    Sunday: black beans & rice

  9. 10
    Denise Fla

    S: Eggplant rollatini, garlic bread
    M: Balsamic brown sugar short ribs (random pin), garlic mashed potatoes & lettuce with mustard
    T: Leftovers
    W: Kielbasa and potato salad
    T: Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy & carrots
    F: TBD – maybe chicken salad (?)
    S: out

  10. 11

    mmmmmmmmmm I haven’t had chicken pot pie in forever, I’ll have to check that recipe out!

    Sat – salmon, smashed fingerling potatoes, sauteed spinach
    Sun – chicken parm over spaghetti squash
    Mon – creamy tortelloni tomato spinach soup
    Tues – grilled pork chops, butternut squash
    Wed – homemade pizza
    Thurs – ranch chicken roll ups, broccoli
    Fri – Breakfast dinner

  11. 12
    Jess Bowden

    A MUST for NOLA is Elizabeth’s. Take a cab or an uber. It’s a long walk from the quarter. Their breakfast is divine. Praline bacon is a definite. I would go with two orders. One won’t be enough.

  12. 13

    Have fun in NOLA! You must try Central Grocery for the finest muffuletta in the all the land.

    Sunday: Out with friends
    Monday: Grilled ribeye with blue cheese butter & roasted carrot, shrooms, and shallots & salad with roasted garlic dressing
    Tuesday: Turkey tacos
    Wednesday: Beef Stroganoff & Apple, endive, walnut, & blue cheese salad
    Thursday: King Ranch chicken casserole & garden salad
    Friday: Not sure yet – something Fall-ish
    Saturday: Wedding shower, no cooking!

  13. I’m home for a whole week. Whaaaaa? 🙂

    Sunday: Orange chicken from TJs (first time for us!), brown rice…with ice cream sundaes for dessert!
    Monday: School fundraiser at Chuck E Cheese
    Tuesday: Stuffed chicken breasts
    Wednesday: Burgers on homemade buns
    Thursday: Pumpkin muffins
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out

  14. Stop by Cafe du Monde for some beignets and chicory coffee. Yum!

  15. 16

    Have a wonderful trip!!! I agree with Kindy on the the Muffuletta….definitely the best!

    Sunday – Grilled chicken tenders, baked potato casserole, honey glazed carrots, coleslaw
    Monday – Pepperoncini beef sandwiches, mac & cheese, coleslaw
    Tuesday – Chicken bacon ranch sandwiches, cabbage & noodles, coleslaw (large head of cabbage)
    Wednesday – Chicken soft tacos, refried beans
    Thursday – Tortilla pesto pizza, salad
    Friday – Leftovers
    Saturday – Salmon spinach frittata

  16. 17

    Have a blast in NO!I haven’t been in a LONG time, but enjoyed every morsel from every trip.
    I need to make that easy chicken pot pie. Bill would love it.

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