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Monday, February 5, 2024

Week 782 Weekly Menu + Happy 17th Birthday, Blog!

Happy birthday, This Week for Dinner! The blog is officially 17 years old! Thank you to each and every one of you who keeps reading, sharing, meal planning, all of it. Some of you have been here for most (if not all) of that time…our kids were little and now they are big! There have been so many changes and life phases in these past 17 years, but apparently one thing that hasn’t changed is this blog still chugging along. Who’d have thought?? Anyway, thank you all for being a part of the journey. 

Week 782 weekly dinner menu plus recipes for Super Bowl


  • Chicken stir fry




  • Leftovers


  • Eat out



You all know the drill! Share your menu in the comments below. Thank you and have a great week!


  1. 1

    It must be pizza season! Here are our meals for the week:

    Broccoli and mushroom pizza
    Ricotta and spinach calzone
    Sausage calzones
    Macaroni and cheese
    Pasta with potato alfredo sauce

  2. Happy birthday, TWFD!!

    Sunday: Shrimp fried rice with broccoli

    Monday: Breakfast bowl (sausage, egg, potatoes)

    Tuesday: Vegetarian Chili

    Wednesday: Leftovers

    Thursday-Sunday: Boys on their own while the girls are at high school Dance Team National Finals!!

  3. 3

    Happy Birthday to the Blog!

    Monday: Spaghetti Pizza Pie and Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    Tuesday: Taco Casserole and Chili Lime Roasted Cauliflower

    Wednesday: Bimbimbap with Kimchi

    Thursday: Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Smashed Potatoes and Broccoli

    Friday: Beef Stew, Fries and Arugula Salad

    Saturday: Bulgogi, Kimchi and Rice

    Sunday: Ricotta Cavatelli with Sunday Sauce and Romaine Salad

    • Bonnie Lawrence

      Vicki, can you share your bibimbap recipe?? I’d love to make it at home 🙂

    • Vicki


      It’s from the third Magnolia Table cookbook. She uses carrots, Daikon radishes, spinach, bean sprouts, over easy eggs, cooked short grain rice and mushrooms along with this beef recipe:

      12oz steak, cut small
      1/2 yellow onion, diced
      1/2 c chopped green onions
      1/4 c soy sauce
      1 T gochujang

      Mix beef ingredients together and then cook in sesame oil until cooked to desired temperature. Stir the matchstick-cut radishes and carrots with salt and let sit. Add chili powder to carrots and radishes after 15 minutes. Cook all the other ingredients with sesame oil, and then toast up the cooked rice. Mix all ingredients together in bowls.

      Hopefully this makes sense :). The entire recipe is in the cookbook, and while two of us thought this was delicious, my husband and two of my kids thought this was too intense. I hope it works for your family :)!

    • thanks, vicki! and wow, what a menu! and thanks for the recipe share!

  4. 4
    Greg H.

    Celebrate! Yay!
    My daughter gave me a set of bamboo steamer racks for Christmas (I’ve always wanted some), so my wife and I decided we were going to celebrate Chinese New Year a little early make some dim sum from scratch. She found a dim sum cookbook at a used bookstore, and I found some recipes from the Woks of Life blog.
    Sun: pork and shrimp siu mai, shrimp har gao, sautéed baby bok choy
    Mon: steamed and baked char siu bao, sautéed baby bok choy
    Tues: leftovers
    Wed: leftovers
    Thurs: Tomato beef chow mein
    Fri: Gnocchi with smoked pork chops, peas and gruyere cheese casserole
    Sat: leftovers

  5. 5

    I am new to your site and love the idea to share and learn from each other’s everyday. The week is nearly through, but here is the plan I am using this week.

    Monday: Soboro don (rice, beef, eggs, snap peas)

    Tuesday: Yellow split pea soup with bread

    Wednesday: Taro curry puffs and sautéed gai lan with miso butter

    Thursday: Filet mignon, baked potato, coconut curry black beans, and spinach salad

    Friday: Ramen (toppings=hardboiled egg, beef, radish, nori)

    Saturday: Lentil sloppy joes, vegetable to be decided

    Sunday: Busyday Hotdish (from Molly Yeh’s channel)

  6. 6

    Welcome back. I missed your menu plan and the comments from others each week. At the beginning of this month I did a massive freezer and pantry inventory, and it’s embarrassing how much food I found. So this month I have been incorporating at least 3 pantry items a week and menu planning around what we already have on hand.

    — nicoise salad, frozen focaccia (was supposed to be for Thanksgiving)
    — baked tilapia, green beans, more focaccia
    — grilled chicken drumsticks, parmesan cauliflower
    — cubed steak, mashed potatoes, leftover mushroom gravy, fried mushrooms (Valentine’s dinner)
    — chicken wings, zucchini fries
    — mac&cheese, salad
    — red beans and rice, maybe with l/o pulled pork

    Also in the mood to bake cookies this week, if I can find time.

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