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Weekly Menu Plan, Oct 26 – Nov 1

2014 October 27
by Alicia

Happy Halloween week, everyone!  We have two Halloween parties this week, so we are looking forward to getting together with our friends.  I am looking forward to seeing all of the kids in their costumes :)  My husband has made some pretty incredible costumes for our son over the years, and I think this year’s Dusty Crophopper is nothing less than amazing!!

Dinners
Macaroni & Cheese
Salt & Pepper Chicken
Barbecue brisket, sweet potato fries
Pot Roast, Fried Noodles, Gravy
Cajun Chicken & Rice Soup (new recipe to us)
Dinner at friends’ (x2)

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 44 menu plan: one year ago  and two years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Oct 19 – Oct 25

2014 October 19
by Alicia

My menu plan last week was totally thrown off course last week.  I was sick on Tuesday, so I didn’t make dinner that night or for Wednesday night  (I have a class on Wednesday night and usually make Wednesday night’s dinner on Tuesday night so the family has a meal ready to go).  The good news is that it was a one-day bug, so I was pretty much back to normal by Wednesday afternoon.  The other good news is that my husband totally took care of everything in my absence from the kitchen and no one went hungry ;)

We’re also redoing the plumbing in our basement, which has been a major ordeal.  There was a week a month or so ago that I did not have a functional kitchen sink or dishwasher… Talk about never taking those for granted again!  I was only cut off from using the sink/dishwasher for a few hours this weekend, and I think it will be the last time until we get to our kitchen renovation.

Dinners
Simple Jambalaya, cornbread muffins
Chicken & Mushroom Marsala
Cheesy Beans & Rice, tortilla chips
Butternut Squash & Apple Soup, bread
Enchiladas, corn
Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon
Dinner out (or maybe leftovers)

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 43 menu plan: one year ago  and two years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Oct 12 – 18

2014 October 13
by Alicia

Thank you for the suggestions of what I could make next for the blog.  I have started brainstorming to see if there’s any recipes that I could share with you all sometime soon!  I don’t want many more weeks to go by without sharing more recipes with you, so I will make it a priority to get something made and photographed to share.

In other news… It has been so chilly and rainy lately– soup weather, for sure!  I definitely want to start making more hearty meals. And I feel like I can turn on my oven again without causing the air conditioner to run for hours :) I didn’t get to the new soup recipe last week, so maybe I can get to it this week and let you know what we thought!

Dinners
Simple Jambalaya
Sweet & Spicy Tilapia, steamed broccoli, rice
Wild Rice Soup (new recipe to us – will probably add chicken), sourdough bread
Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup (we are hosting our small group)
Spaghetti, garlic & cheese biscuits, corn
Chicken Pot Pie
Leftovers (or a freezer meal)

Other Recipes
Glazed Pumpkin Bread

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 42 menu plan: one year ago  and two years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Oct 5 – Oct 11

2014 October 5
by Alicia

I heard a joke.  I hope you appreciate it!

What’s green and sings? (answer later)…

This week, it’s going to be a little more crazy than usual, so I hope I can keep up with it!  I’m in serious need of some inspiration to write a new recipe post… Do you have any suggestions for a type of recipe that you’d like to see?  Main dish?  Dessert?

Dinners
Shepherd’s Pie
Crispy Quinoa Bake
Corned beef & cabbage
Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes (new recipe to us)
Wild Rice Soup (new recipe to us – will probably add chicken), sourdough bread
Pizza (again :) )
Leftovers

And here’s the answer to the joke: Elvis Parsley ;)

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 41 menu plan: one year ago  and two years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Sept 28 – Oct 4

2014 September 29
by Alicia

I did not end up having time to make bierocks last week, but I already made them this week.  I had a little leftover dough, so I rolled it up with some butter and cinnamon-sugar and made my son really happy :)  My husband asked if I could make baked chicken nuggets.  We are going to have a chef’s board, too.  For that dinner, I put together a combination of crackers, cured meats, cheese, olives, etc.  Anything that sounds good!

Dinners
Bierocks
Chicken Fried Rice
Baked Chicken Nuggets, steamed broccoli
Dinner at our friends’ house
Frozen Pizza :)
Chef’s Board for us, kids’ choice for them

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 40 menu plan: one year ago I took a break, and two years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Sept 21 – Sept 27

2014 September 22
by Alicia

Did you notice that I never did get around to posting a menu plan last week?  Life kind of takes over every now and then, and you just do what you can to get by.  We ended up eating a mix of leftovers, things from the freezer, and had a night out to celebrate.

What were we celebrating?  My husband had his review at work, and he got a raise and a bonus!!  We were so excited and happy for the news that we had to go out to celebrate.

Dinners
Chili, cornberad
Shrimp scampi, peas, garlic and cheese biscuits
Chicken and roasted cauliflower
Tuna Noodle Casserole (new recipe to us)
Chicken Alfredo, broccoli, garlic bread
Bierocks
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 39 menu plan: one year ago and two years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Sept 7 – Sept 13

2014 September 8
by Alicia

We tried the macaroni dish last week, and it was OK.  It was a little on the dry side, so if I made it again, I would probably increase the amount of sauce.  I didn’t get to the sausage and pepper dish, so maybe another time!  We will have some friends over for lasagna and I am excited to make breadsticks for the first time in a long while.  And, the weather is finally starting to cool off somewhat, so it’s time to start adding soups back into the menu rotation.

Dinners
Brats on the grill, pasta salad, chips
Lasagnas: Meat and Spinach, breadsticks
Chicken Noodle Soup, Coffee Cake Muffins
Homemade Pizza on the grill
Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad
Chef’s board for us, kids’ choice for them ;)
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 37 menu plan: one year ago and two years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Aug 31 – Sept 6

2014 September 1
by Alicia

We were able to try the white pizza last week, and it was really good!  I also experimented with cooking the pizza on the grill, and it seemed to work.  We have a charcoal grill, so it was a little challenging to get it to cook evenly.  We did not get to the new pasta dish.  However, I’m going to try to get to two more new recipes this week.  I’ll see how it goes!

Dinners
Shrimp Lo Mein
Macaroni and Beef Casserole (new recipe to us)
Ham & Cheese pockets (using this dough), peas
Beef Enchiladas, corn
Sausage and Pepper Pasta (new recipe to us)
Dinner on the road
Dinner at my family’s house

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 36 menu plan: one year ago and two years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Aug 24 – Aug 30

2014 August 24
by Alicia

Last week I mentioned that it is back-to-school week.  This week, it’s barbecue week ;)  I am hoping to try a few new recipes this week, so we’ll see how they turn out, and hopefully I will actually get to them!

Dinners
Tuna, Tomato, Red Onion, & Olive Pitas, chips
One-Pot Pasta with Tomato-Basil Sauce (new recipe to us)
Roasted Garlic, Chicken & Herb White Pizza (new recipe to us)
Tacos, corn, chips & salsa
Dinner at a barbecue for work
Dinner at get-together w/ co-workers (we are taking a vanilla custard pie and a strawberry cheesecake pie)
Leftovers or dinner out

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 35 menu plan: one year ago and two years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Aug 17 – Aug 23

2014 August 19
by Alicia

It’s back to school week!  My daughter started preschool last week and my son starts kindergarten this week.  I’m just in awe of how much they’ve grown and how fast.  I know everyone always says that “time flies”, but I just don’t think you can really comprehend the reality of that statement until you experience it.

We didn’t get to the ravioli last week (we ended up having pizza with friends!), so I’m moving it to this week.  With all that’s been going on lately, I just haven’t had the time or energy to plan to experiment in the kitchen.  Since I love being in the kitchen and trying new things, I sure hope I can get back to that soon.

Dinners
Burgers and brats on the grill, corn on the cob
Crispy Ravioli, peas
Chicken Alfredo, garlic bread
Macaroni and cheese
Turkey sandwiches, chips
Dinner with our small group (we are taking mandarin orange and almond salad)
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 34 menu plan: one year ago and two years ago.