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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Week 495 Weekly Dinner Menu

Hello, friends! This week marks the beginning of our annual trip to visit family on the East Coast. We have a lot of flying and driving happening this week, so I’m not going to bother thinking about what we will be happening for dinner each night. I DO know we’ll be home tomorrow night and I have the ingredients to make lentil soup, so that is happening at the very least.

Lentil Soup

– Annual East Coast Summer Trip!


Even though I’ll be traveling, I’ll still publish each Sunday so you can call continue sharing your menus with one another. Plus, I have a few giveaways and fun things coming up, so the blog won’t be completely on vacation. 😉

As usual, and especially now when I’m basically in vacation mode, we need your menus! Please share your weekly meal plans! Thank you all for your awesomeness!


  1. 1

    Have fun and enjoy your getaway Jane!
    No order since we are doing a lot of outside work.

    Chicken Cajun pasta, garlic bread, salad X2
    Summertime spaghetti w/chicken sausage, salad X2
    Meatloaf & Potatoes w/corn X2
    Pesto grilled cheese sandwiches

  2. 2
    Kim from PA

    It’s wayyyyyy too hot to cook. We are having cold meals this week. All of the meals will have raw veggies and cold watermelon or cantaloupe as sides.

    Sun: Wegmans hoagies
    Mon & Tue: Business Travel
    Wed: Chicken Caesar salad
    Thu: Egg and green olive salad on sourdough
    Fri: Out
    Sat: Asian shrimp salad

    Have fun on the East Coast (just know it’s HOT here!)

  3. 3
    Vicki Tunell

    Monday: Breakfast Burritos and Fresh Fruit
    Tuesday: Spaghetti and Broccoli
    Wednesday: Oven Pizza and Fresh Fruit
    Thursday: Chicken Burritos Mojados and Guacamole
    Friday-Saturday: Out of Town
    Sunday: Crab Pasta and Salad

  4. 4

    Enjoy your trip!

    Sun: Spaghetti and Meatballs, Garlic Toast
    Mon: Bf cooks
    Tues: Grilled Apricot Chicken, Grilled Corn, Vegetable Tian
    Wed: Out
    Thurs: Baked Ham and Cheese Sammies, Fruit, Cucumber-Tomato Salad
    Fri: Out
    Sat: Something with lobster – TBD

  5. 5
    Lisa Waller

    Safe travels!

    Su: bacon-wrapped hot dogs/caprese tortellini salad/watermelon

    M: skinny chicken parm w/ heirloom tomato sauce/pasta

    Tu: l/o

    W: picnic at moonlight play… watchingPeter Pan…chicken tortas/stuffed jalapeños/cantaloupe/chips

    Th: sweet hot mustard-marinated grilled pork loin/cheesy rice/salad

    F: boys going to baseball game and I’m going to Food Truck Friday at the wineries with the girls

    Sa: picnic at Movies in the park… watching Star Wars… chicken-avocado lettuce wraps/Asian noodle salad/some kind of fruit/movie snacks

    • Jamie M

      Lisa, can you share your recipe for Thursday’s meal? Sounds so good!

    • Lisa Waller

      Hi Jamie! It’s a very simple recipe for the pork loin! I just marinate it in a sweet hot mustard-marinated and grapeseed oil for 24 hours. Right before it goes on the grill, i chop thyme, rosemary, and parsley and rub all over the loin with salt & pepper. It’s delicious! 🙂

  6. 6

    How fun! Enjoy!

    Monday: spaghetti, garlic bread and salad
    Tuesday: pork tenderloin and grilled pineapple
    Wednesday: taco salads
    Thursday: BBQ chicken and marinated grilled veggies
    Friday: hubby home late- shredded beef burrito with kids
    Sat: blt and pasta salad
    Sun : family dinner at in laws

  7. Our house goes on the market Wednesday so it’s been stressful getting the house “show ready.” Lots of fun. 🙂

    Sunday: Chicken carnitas in the slow cooker
    Monday:  Yorkshire pudding
    Tuesday: Baked sweet potatoes in the slow cooker
    Wednesday: Parmesan pork chops
    Thursday: Breakfast for Dinner burritos
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Out

    • good luck with the house selling! (still can’t believe you’re moving again already!)

    • Bonnie Lawrence

      Moving again? Yes, indeed. We just moved cross-country 2.5 years ago. Now we’re only moving 5hrs away (Chicago to Detroit). When work calls…….

  8. 8
    Jamie M

    I have over 2 lbs of chicken sausages to creatively use this week
    S- chili on baked potatoes, corn on cob
    M- sourdough turkey sandwiches, cherries
    T- crockpot sausage egg delight
    W- leftovers
    Th- bean and cheese burritos
    F- eat out
    Sat- Jane’s caprese paninis (adding sausages)

  9. thank you, lisa and melissa – we’ll stay safe and have fun! 🙂

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