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Weekly Menu Plan, Dec 14 – Dec 20

2014 December 16
by Alicia

We tried a couple of new recipes last week, and they were both pretty good.  I did not make the sauce for the stuffed shells (I just used canned), but they were very cheesy and good. I think if I make it again, I’ll add the meat to the cheese mixture to stuff inside the shells.

This week is pretty busy for us, so I’m keeping it simple.  We get to start our Christmas celebrations this coming weekend, which means Butterball and Noodle soup!  It’s basically chicken noodle soup with “butterballs,” which are a kind of dumpling made from breadcrumbs, cream, and you guessed it, butter.  There will be lots of other Christmas goodies to go around!

Dinners
Pizza (either frozen or takeout, no time for homemade this week!)
Macaroni and cheese, peas
Butterball & Noodle Soup
Dinner at friends’ (x2)
Dinner out (or from the freezer)
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 51 menu plan: one year ago and two years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Dec 7 – Dec 13

2014 December 7
by Alicia

We had a pretty good week last week.  It was great to be able to spend a few meals with some of our good friends and to see our children laugh and play together.  In my opinion, any meal is made better when seasoned with friends, family, and laughter.  We are so blessed to be able to spend so much time sharing life with those we love!  I am very excited to start some Christmas baking this week, too.  I already baked some Honey Cookies the week before Thanksgiving so that they could start “aging” as my husband says ;)

And on another note, I am so amazed at how the Facebook page for Everyday Home Cook has grown lately.  Almost 650 “likes” :)  Thanks for being so supportive, everyone!

Dinners
Roast Chicken, sweet potato biscuits
Three Cheese Jumbo Shells (new recipe to us), garlic bread, peas
Cajun Chicken & Rice Soup (new recipe to us)
Quesadillas, corn, chips & salsa
Black Bean Soup with Chorizo, cornbread
Appetizers & more with friends
Leftovers or Dinner out

Other Recipes
Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Caramel Pretzel Rods
Peanut Butter Fudge
Spritz

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 50 menu plan: one year ago and two years ago.

Butternut Squash Soup

2014 December 4
by Alicia

Butternut Squash Soup is simple and light.  Not only does it have butternut squash, this soup also has apples, potato, carrot, onion, and celery, so it is full of flavor.  It is great as an appetizer, or even as a main dish with a nice side of crusty bread.

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Weekly Menu Plan, Nov 30 – Dec 6

2014 December 2
by Alicia

How was your Thanksgiving?  Our was great!  We had a wonderful few days with family, eating lots of delicious food, and playing lots of The Settlers of Catan.  It’s such a fun game, and I recommend that you play it if you haven’t yet!

No new recipes for us this week, but I think we’ll be eating well.  My husband is in a “seafood mood,” so we are going to have a couple of seafood dinners this week.

Dinners
Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon, rolls
Shepherd’s Pie
Sweet & Spicy Tilapia, rice
Chili
Shrimp scampi, pasta, peas
Leftovers
Dinner out

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 49 menu plan: one year ago I took a break and two years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Nov 23 – Nov 29

2014 November 24
by Alicia

We didn’t try anything new last week, and we stuck pretty close to the menu plan.  This week isn’t much more exciting!  However, we are going to have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, and I’m taking No Knead Bread, a salad, and a pie.  I hope that you’re looking forward to a great holiday with family, too!  And don’t forget to make some yummy dishes with leftover turkey, like Turkey Enchiladas or  Green Chile Turkey & Rice Bowls!

Dinners
Spaghetti, garlic bread, corn
Leftovers
Dinner with our small group
Dinner on the road (x2)
Dinner with Family (x2)

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 48 menu plan: one year ago  and two years ago.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

2014 November 21
by Alicia

I have been making these Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins for some time now, and I am not sure why I have not shared this recipe with you all yet!  Regardless, this is currently our favorite recipe for blueberry muffins, no matter what time of year.  During the summer, we use fresh blueberries.  In the winter, we use frozen blueberries, and they are still delicious.  I hope that you will enjoy this blueberry muffin recipe as much as we do!

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Weekly Menu Plan, Nov 16 – Nov 22

2014 November 18
by Alicia

We tried the chicken enchiladas last week, and they were OK.  I’m still searching for “that amazing recipe” when it comes to enchiladas.  Do you all have any that you love?

I’m not trying anything new this week, as we’re trying to eat up a few things around the house before the holidays!  My favorite holidays are those full of food, family, and fun, so I am very excited for next week :)

Dinners
Chicken Noodle Soup, Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins (recipe coming soon!)
Bierocks (from the freezer)
Chili Mac, cornbread
Dad’s choice, while mom is in class ;)
Pizza (maybe homemade, maybe takeout)
Leftovers
Dinner out with friends (BBQ!)

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 47 menu plan: one year ago  and two years ago.

Italian Sausage Soup

2014 November 13
by Alicia

Italian Sausage Soup has a delicious, savory flavor that is sure to warm your home on any chilly day!  You can also make this soup in the slow cooker, which is great if you have got some time to cook, but you’re not ready to eat just yet.

Italian Sausage Soup

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Weekly Menu Plan, Nov 9 – Nov 15

2014 November 11
by Alicia

This week we are only trying one new recipe, but I am bound and determined to share a new soup recipe with you all :)  In the midst of all of life’s busyness, I’m trying to seek more margin and rest in my life.  One of the good things about this is that I have realized that I find rest and margin through cooking!  Maybe that will mean I can get back to sharing new recipes more often…

Dinners
Italian Sausage Soup (recipe coming soon!), garlic bread
Louisiana Cajun Shrimp, french fries, peas
Chicken Verde Enchiladas (new recipe to us), chips & salsa, corn
Dinner at family’s house
Dinner with friends
Dad’s choice, while mom is in class ;)
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 46 menu plan: one year ago  and two years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Nov 2 – Nov 8

2014 November 5
by Alicia

I’m sorry that I haven’t gotten around to posting this sooner, but we aren’t really being too adventurous this week, as we have lots of leftovers and are traveling.  I hope to have time to try new recipes next week!

Dinners
Crispy Baked Ravioli, marinara sauce, corn
Chicken nuggets, sweet potato fries, peas
Chicken Noodle Soup
Leftovers (x2)
Dinner on the road
Dinner at family’s house

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 45 menu plan: one year ago  and two years ago.