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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Week 67 Menu

We had the yummiest mango this morning. Worth the work, I suppose…does anyone have a “trick” for cutting mango? Or is it just a lost cause? Regardless, I love it!

Yeah, yeah, my menu’s not so different from last week…for some reason I ended up not cooking a lot of what I had planned, and to be honest, I’m not entirely sure what we ate instead!

– Chicken Masala & Rice
– Naan bread
– Some sort of veggie

Bistro Chicken
– Mashed potatoes
– Veggie

Orange Chicken (great recipe – click through!)
– Rice
Carrots (click & scroll to the bottom for a “recipe”)

– Homemade pizza

– Hot dogs
– Stuff that goes with hot dogs…how’s that for specifics?

– Eat out

Chicken Tostadas (see Chicken Tostada Goop recipe)

Now time for YOU to post your menu! Any menu! Fancy dancy, boring, yucky, yum. Bring it on!

And don’t miss the ProFlowers Giveaway!

PS – I’ve been terrible about responding to all your lovely comments this week! It was a busy week for the blog and a busy week for work…please know I read them all! If you said something nice, THANK YOU. If you answered a question for me, THANK YOU. You guys are the best!


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    Monday: Chinese Chicken Salad

    Tuesday: Turkey Wraps

    Wednesday: Pasta Con Tuno

    Thursday: Chicken and rice soup

    Friday: Eat Out

    Saturday: Leftovers/Ben whips something yummy up.

    Sunday: Crock pot lasagna, green salad, and fresh bread.

    Miss ya, Jane.

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    Mango trick: Oxo mango pitter. You just peel it and slide the pitter from the top down, leaving you with the yummy fruit. It’s oh so easy!

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    Monday: Tacos (or taco salad)

    Tuesday: BLT sandwiches, oven fries and fruit salad

    Wednesday: Meatball subs, carrot & celery sticks

    Thursday: Calzones, fruit

    Friday: Grilled burgers, chips, salad

    Saturday: Quesasillas with chicken, spinach and cheese

    Sunday: not sure yet.

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    sunday: indian spiced citrus braised chicken, naan bread

    monday: mushroom soup, crusty homemade bread

    tuesday: fish tacos with mango salsa

    wednesday: falafel with pitas

    thursday: spaghetti and meatballs or meatball subs

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    Here in australia we love fresh mangoes!!! cut off the cheeks( like parallel to the seed) then score criscross marks in it. You can keep it raw, or bbq them like this, and then invert the skin to get popped out squares of mango to eat or cut off.yummy

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    Taco Pie and cornbread

    Tortellini and salad

    Pretzel crusted chicken and noodles

    Chicken and broccoli stirfry

    Eat out


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    -Butterfly Pork Chops
    -Roasted Asparagus

    -Baked Eggplant Parmesan

    Not sure, but perhaps the Eggplant Bolognese from the freezer

    -Spinach Feta Turnovers
    -Roasted Carrots w/ Honey

    Getting together with friends, so either eating out or
    -Chips, Salsa, Guacamole
    -Black Bean Flautas
    -Veggie Quesadillas

    -Spinach & Pepperoni Pizza

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    The Bouldins

    Herbed Chicken Casserole

    beefy cheese cups
    Roasted Carrots w/Honey

    Greek-Style Stuffed Eggplant

    Pesto Pork Chops
    Creamy Parmesan Orzo

    out to eat

    over to friend’s house

    Mother’s Day (eat out)

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    Hi there, I’m a day late, but I seem to do my planning on Mondays instead of Sundays, so maybe this will help for next week.

    Monday: Fajitas (Feliz Cinco de Mayo!)
    Tuesday:Korean BBQ
    Wednesday:Mac & Cheese with Hot Dogs
    Thursday:Crockpot Basil Chicken
    Friday:Steak & Pepper Sandwiches
    Saturday:Chicken Chowered (make with extra chicken from Thurs.)
    Sunday: Orange Glazed Chicken

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    The best way to cut mango is as follows:
    Cut off the cheeks (either side of the seed)
    The take a knife and cut a checker board design into the mango cheek just deep enough NOT to pierce the outer skin. e.g cut three vertical line then three horizontal.
    Now push the half inside out, so it makes little squares that you can just eat off without getting your hands dirty. This is also great for kids. it looks really pretty too.

    After that just slice the skin on the seed and peel and eat flesh as you go. Also a great treat for babies older than 10 months.

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    Monday – Chicken and Rice casserole

    Tuesday – Going out, it’s opera night!

    Wednesday – Quesadillas and homemade salsa

    Thursday – Shepherds Pie

    Friday – Working late, so husband is on his own

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    Finally, there is a GREAT blog for families and recipes compiled in a simple format. Thanks for all of the yummy recipes!

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    your filipina chiming in w/ mango tips, seeing as it IS the national fruit of the philippines and i was mucho allergic to it for crazy amounts of years. but yes, the best way to slice is to cut both sides/cheeks off, leaving the oval pit in middle. hold the mango with the stem side down and then slice one side of the pit and then slice the other side. filipinos don’t usually cube them, they cut thin slices, but sometimes i just get really lazy and scoop it out the way i eat a kiwi. (and i’ve heard/read the frozen mango cubes at trader joes are divine!) hope this helps! i’ll try to post a vegetarian menu for you some time!

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    I agree with angie – the Oxo mango slicer is the best. I used to waste a lot of mango and always get frustrated until I got this thing. You can find it at; that’s where I got mine.

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    I just found your blog and think it is great. I have been trying to organize something like this with my friends, but they were not interested. I love to cook, but hate the obligation of it. If I do not plan, then I am screwed and we don’t eat anything but tomato soup that week – it is a sad truth.

    I would like to see more recipes posted so I would know exactly what to make – especially the Chicken Masala! I need a good recipe!

    Because I hate always having to decide – I have now opened one night up to my children for them to decide. So each child gets to choose a meal that week. That way they are excited and will actually eat and that is one less meal I have to plan. It works for us!

    I hope I can participate even though I do not know you!

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    Jane Maynard

    jen – please participate! by now I don’t know very many of my sweet readers who post all the time…it’s such a great community and anyone and everyone is MORE than welcome. I look forward to seeing your contributions!

    as for recipes…I’ll try to post more…but just so you know, I totally cheat and buy a jarred simmer sauce from Trader Joe’s for chicken masala. 😉

    good idea having your kids choose meals – that definitely helps with the planning and is a good way to get them involved!

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