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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Week 464 Menu

Hello! It’s birthday week around these parts, so it’s going to be a busy and fun week. One of my “things” as a mom is makingΒ fun birthday cakes for my kids, but this year Anna wanted a stack of donuts and Cate wants chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting. Part of me is relieved, as the cakes normally take hours to make at this the busiest time of the year, but admittedly I am also sad. But if the kids are happy, that’s what matters!Week 464 weekly menu by @janemaynard including free printable weekly meal plan and shopping list

– BLTs
– Fresh fruit and chips & salsa

Chicken Soup with Rice

Crispy Rosemary Potatoes and Broccoli

– Out to dinner!

– Leftovers

Taco night

– Breakfast for dinner: waffles and smoothies

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

Can’t wait to see your menus for the week, too! Please share!


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    I just found your blog tonight, and here you are talking about birthday week, and today is my birthday. So cool!

    I happened across your blog while randomly searching for dessert recipes, which is what I tend to do when I’m totally burned out on cooking for the family and I have no idea what to feed them this week. (I found your “Swedish” Apple Pie, I’m gonna try that. I’ve been wanting pie, but really not wanting to make crust.)

    I don’t mind the cooking part, but I’m terrible with planning, just terrible. I couldn’t plan my way out of a paper sack, I tell ya. And these people eat every single day! πŸ˜‰ Every time I turn around, it’s like, “Mom! What’s for lunch? What’s for dinner?” (They’re all big enough to do their own breakfast, so there’s that, yay!)

    Anyway, so it’s a fun coincidence to find “This Week for Dinner” on my birthday.

    Now I gotta go make my weekly grocery list. So far it just says ‘apples’.

    • happy birthday, mamav!

      and I am so happy you found my blog and left this perfectly delightful comment – what a great way to start the week!

      I am 100% with you…I don’t understand why everyone expects so much food every day!!! πŸ˜‰

      hope to “see” you around! have a great day! (oh, and the swedish apple pie is delish!)

    • carolina

      Just have to comment that I’ve made Jane’s Swedish Apple Pie many times and it is seriously good and easy! You won’t be disappointed πŸ˜‰

  2. Monday: crockpot minestrone soup
    Tuesday: breakfast for dinner with my Bible study!
    Wednesday: chicken tetrazzini [I haven’t had this in YEARS]
    Thursday: kale frittata
    Friday: work Christmas party
    Saturday: black beans & rice
    Sunday: out to eat

  3. My dad just got a very shocking and scary diagnosis this week, so I’m not much in the way of cooking. I think homemade Mac and cheese tonight, meatballs over egg noodles tomorrow, and breakfast burritos sometime later on in the week. Can you tell I’m in the mood for comfort food? πŸ™‚

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    Kim from PA

    Sun: Airport food on way home from weekend in Charleston, SC
    Mon: Grilled lemon garlic chicken, baked beans, corn
    Tue: Pan roasted shrimp & veggies, rice
    Wed: Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread
    Thu: Salmon, green beans, salad
    Fri: English muffin pizzas
    Sat: Bagels & lox

  5. We’ve settled on some new favorites that are repeated often in the menu! Luckily, the items are varied enough to keep me sane. πŸ™‚

    Sunday: Out after Live Nativity at church
    Monday: Hamburgers on homemade buns with salad
    Tuesday: Breakfast for dinner (scrambled eggs, sausage, & toast) and broccoli
    Wednesday: Dry rub ribs in the slow cooker (requested AGAIN this week…sooooo good!) and cranberry sauce
    Thursday: Cacio e pepe and broccoli slaw
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out

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    My December birthday baby didn’t want any cake at all this year – just a big bowl of his favorite ice cream (Reese’s Peanut Butter). I can handle that! πŸ™‚

    This week we are keeping it easy since I’m sick… Yay! πŸ™

    Chicken Chili and Rolls (frozen Rhodes)
    Spaghetti and Salad
    Homemade Chicken Nuggets
    Soup from a can (something from Trader Joe’s)
    Eat Out

    That gets me to Monday and then hopefully I will feel better next week and have more thoughtful meals πŸ˜‰

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    Vicki Tunell

    Late this week, but better than last week when I didn’t plan anything πŸ™‚

    Monday: Chicken Nachos, Fresh Guacamole and Salsa
    Tuesday: Chicken Burritos
    Wednesday: Pork with Fresh Cranberry Sauce
    Thursday: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Homemade Fries and Fresh Fruit
    Friday-Sunday: Hubby and I are going to Vegas, kids are having Chicken and Rice and Tacos with the babysitter πŸ™‚

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    Mon – Turkey Burgers, Salad
    Tues – Chicken Quesadillas, Rice
    Wed – Breakfast Pan Quiche, Home Fries
    Thurs – Cheesy Baked Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes, Carrots
    Fri – Pork Chops, Roast Potatoes, Green Beans
    Sat – Tacos
    Sun – Get together with my sisters and their families – Italian night. I am making Lasagna

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    Wow….am I running late!! Almost ready for the big day though…I think

    A very Happy Birthday to your girls!!

    Sunday – Hake, baked potatoes, broccoli
    Monday – Pulled pork sandwiches, fries, applesauce
    Tuesday – Beef Stroganoff, biscuits
    Wednesday – Taco Crescent roll ring
    Thursday – Pizza, salad
    Friday – Cheesy ranch pasta and Chicken
    Saturday – Leftovers

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