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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Week 84 Menu

THESE are my greatest weakness…and tonight I succumbed. Warm cookies, about 10 minutes after they’ve come out of the oven. I wish I could resist, but I just can’t. I need a support group. Or maybe I just need to stop making the cookies. Yeah, right.

Your menus are always great inspiration as I plan. Thank you for always sharing! I need to mix things up a bit, so I’m going to start stealing ideas for things I haven’t cooked before. SOOOO…if I steal one of your menu items from a previous week and you have any tips/recipes I should know about, please share!

– Tacos

– Green Noodles (recipe to come!)

– Carmelized Onion and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta (Kate – how do you prepare this?)

– Leftovers

– Greek pitas (Thanks, Hillary! Whole wheat pitas from TJ’s filled with grilled chicken, TJ’s tzatziki (Hillary’s favorite) and greek salad)

– Eat out

Orange chicken
– Rice
– Spinach Salad with something yummy mixed in
– No, we haven’t had Orange Chicken 3 Sundays in a row…I just keep not making it because I’m LAZY. I suppose it makes for easy planning, this way!

Okay, friends…ready, set, go menus!


  1. 1

    Looks like a good week. looking forward to the recipes.( Can you link to the orange chicken? ).


  2. 2

    Wow, those look delicious! Thanks for the inspiration. Now that summer is ending I need to get back to regular menu planning. Excited to try some of your recipes again.

  3. 3

    This is our menu this week…but like always it will usually change…

    monday-turkey meatloaf muffins, salad

    tuesday-veg lasagna
    wednesday-veg lasagna leftovers

    thursday-we usually grill..hotdogs, corn, and some homemade baked beans

    friday-chicken cobb salad
    saturday-grilled bbq pizza
    sunday-eating out…

  4. 4
    Cale and Kate

    Here’s our plan for this week:
    Monday- Grilled Chicken Burgers, Potato Salad
    Tuesday-Sesame Noodle Salad
    Thursday-Crockpot Salsa Chicken, Cilantro Lime Brown Rice
    Friday-Homemade Pizza and Salad
    Saturday- Buttermilk Herb Grilled Chicken with Roasted Veggies, Feta and Couscous

  5. 5

    I try to stick to our menu but it usually changes too… Here it goes…

    Sunday – Sweet and Sour Chicken over Sticky Rice and tempura veggies

    Mon – BBQ at the in laws

    Tues – Ravioli’s?

    Wed – Chicken Enchiladas

    Thurs – Left Overs

    Fri – breakfast for dinner (crepes)

    Sat – Eat Out

  6. 6

    I feel like the last two weeks have been a blur… so I think there are some repeats!
    Mon- grilled hot dogs. homemade mac-n-cheese, jello salad
    Tues- chicken quesadillas, spanish rice
    Wed- Bakes potatoe Bar, green salad
    Thur- leftovers, or cereal…I am at work
    Fri- Orange Chicken, fried rice
    Sat- taco salad
    Sun- Breakfast casserole, scones

  7. 7

    This is such a great blog!

    Here’s whats for diner at our house this week:

    Sun- Cream cheese chicken over bowtie pasta with salad

    Mon- Roasted chicken nachos with green chile cheese sauce

    Tues- Shredded beef tostadas

    Wed- Hawaiian chicken (cooked chicken breasts, pineapple, BBQ sauce and rice, in casserole form)

    Thurs- Grilled cheese and tomato soup

    Fri- Pizza

    Saturday- out

  8. 8

    dinner/diner, same difference 🙂

  9. 9
    Jane Maynard

    mjpuzzlemom…click on the name “orange chicken” in my menu and it will take you to the main dishes recipes page…you’ll need to scroll down and find it. (I’ll be updating how I organize the recipes this month so it will be way easier to find them!)

  10. 10

    Mon: BBQ
    Tues: Fresh tomato sauce over whole wheat pasta
    Wed: Nachos with everything
    Thurs: Orange chicken, brown rice, steamed vegetables
    Fri: BLTs, smoothies, carrot sticks
    Sat: Breakfast for dinner — pancakes, etc
    Sun: Homemade pizza

  11. 11

    My first post of a weekly menu. I am hoping this will somehow keep me more accountable.
    So, here it goes:

    Monday: BBQ with parents (pork tenderloins, I think)

    Tuesday: lasagna roll ups,salad, crusty bread

    Wednesday: london broiler sammies, potato wedges, maybe some watermelom

    Thursday: crispy pesto chicken, orzo,zucchini

    Friday: leftovers or eat out

    Saturday: tacos (Maybe pork? I have some leftover pulled pork in
    the freezer), rice, beans

    Sunday: honey mustard steaks, potatoes of some kind,carrots

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    princess granola

    Monday- linguine alfredo with chicken, peas

    Tuesday- London broil, green beans, rice?

    Wednesday- Leftovers (or maybe making a large pot of spaghetti sauce…)

    Thursday- DooDoo Cakes (blackbeans and sweet potatoes), plantains, southwest corn

    Friday- homemade pizza!

  13. 13

    I wish I could say I had a menu to add, but the husband is eating salads and sandwiches while I’m still on a soft foods diet. Lots of ice cream, pudding, apple sauce, and mashed potatoes for me.

  14. 14

    Can you believe that I CANNOT find pitas where I live? It is driving me nuts…I’ve found several recipes that call for them….and I can’t find any. Even Wal-Mart quit carrying them….I guess southerners don’t like them…..sigh…..

  15. 15
    Jane Maynard

    that IS very strange…no pitas? it’s not THAT exotic of a food!

  16. 16

    My menu is very lame this week, but I will post it anyway! I’m just going to extend the holiday out all week and take it easy on the cooking!

    Monday – Catfish, Corn on Cob, green beans
    Tuesday – hubby out of town, so sandwich
    Wednesday – see Tuesday
    Thursday – Hamburger Helper (I admit it!)
    Friday – Tortellini

  17. 17

    It’s been nearly a month since I’ve put together a menu. It’s good to be back. I need to be more accountable. . .


    Turkey Laab w/ rice and veggies

    Blackberry Balsamic Chicken

    Sweet & Sour Meatloaf

    Salmon with Pineapple salsa

    Out or Leftovers

  18. 18

    yeah- it's fall! Back to a real menu:

    Ham & Swiss Cheese Casserole

    Crockpot Bean & Salsa Burritos

    Stroganoff & Salad

    Tomato Tortellini Soup, Cheese Muffins

    Slow Cooker Orange Chicken, Basmati Rice, & Green Beans

  19. 19

    m-todd made oven nachos..creamy white cheesy sauce w/ jalepanos+black beans

    t-butternut squash lasagna{from the garden!!}can’t wait.


    th-empanadas w/ sweet potato chips..and yummy pineapple salsa

    f-CEREAL!! todd’s out of town..who wants to cook on friday anyways!

    sat-cereal??ok..maybe a
    turkey.cream cheese.sunflower seed..sprouts {and newly added..cranberry sauce}sandwich. yum.

  20. 20

    Those cookies look delicious. They are my weakness too. I love it when my kids suggest making cookies as I sit down right there with them with the cold glass of milk.

    This week’s menu:
    Tuesday: Grilled clams, salmon on a plank with mustard maple glaze, basmati rice with butternut squash chunks.
    Wednesday: Roasted Chicken and Roasted carrots
    Thursday: T-Bone Steaks with Bi-color corn
    Friday: Eat out – we made it through Back to School!
    Saturday: Eat out – no kids – first date night in a long long time!

  21. 21

    who can resists those cookies? 🙂

  22. 22

    I know we're almost half way through the week, but here goes:

    Tuesday: Spaghetti & meatballs, and a side of baby greens w/ a balsamic vinaigrette

    Wednesday: Sauteed lemon-pepper chicken w/ pan sauce & garlic mashed potatoes

    Thursday: Fajitas w/ flank steak and grilled veggies

    Friday: Pancakes with Wild (Maine)Blueberry Fruit sauce from Trader Joes. (Jane, I know you are a big fan of TJ's- you have to try this if you haven't yet; it's amazing! Also, I love the regular pancake mix from TJ as well. hint- whip the egg whites first and fold them in, and you will have the fluffliest pancakes ever).

    Saturday: Out to dinner-family in town.

  23. 23

    We just got back in town last night so another short week (oh and our oven is not working!)

    mon- dinner at Aunts
    tues- dinner at moms
    wed-OK my turn, but cheating with chicken in red curry and rice (Madras simmer sauce from Seeds of Change)
    thurs- sausage, onion and pepper sandwiches (from jane)
    fri- rigatoni pasta with vodka sauce
    sun- apricot chicken (if the oven is fixed!) or potsticker salad with snap peas (real simple)


  24. 24

    We had an extra long Labor Day weekend, so I’m not going to post a menu since this week has been crazy and it’s already almost Thursday! I did want to share my recipe for Greek salad with you, though. I am really excited to see that you’re making it! I’d love to hear how it turns out.


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    Jane Maynard

    thanks, hillary!

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