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Weekly Menu Plan, July 12 – July 18

2015 July 13
by Alicia

I am back from Alaska! While I am still recovering from the work week and overnight flight, I am still so glad to be home. There’s nowhere else I’d rather be!  I am hoping to keep the oven off as much as possible over the next few days, as the heat indices are climbing over 100 degrees here.  So hot and humid… What are your favorite meals to make when it’s super hot out?

Dinners
Kielbasa, Peppers, & Potato Hash Skillet (new recipe to us)
Chicken, Bacon, & Ranch Wraps, chips
Caprese Pasta with Grilled Chicken
Swedish Meatballs, noodles
Taquitos, fruit
Chili Dogs, peas
Dinner out

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 29 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, June 28 – July 4

2015 June 30
by Alicia

How has your summer been? I can hardly believe that tomorrow is JULY. Which means my favorite holiday is just around the corner! Let me tell you, though… Busy has been an understatement. I will be traveling to Alaska all of next week for work, and things have been pretty crazy in preparation for that!  I have my list of places to eat in Anchorage, though, so I know where to go again, where not to go ;), and where I haven’t been yet!

Kielbasa Apple Kabobs

Dinners
Fried Chicken
Chili Cheese Pasta
Quinoa Salad with Spinach and Strawberries (new recipe to us)
Tuna, Tomato, Red Onion & Olive Pitas
Fried Egg Sandwiches, chips
Kielbasa Apple Kabobs, grilled squash
BBQ & Potluck

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 27 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, June 14 – June 20

2015 June 16
by Alicia

It’s just about the halfway point of the year… Crazy! I have been pleasantly surprised with how mild it has been so far this summer.  It has also been so much rainier than in years past!  We have actually had standing water on our acreage, and that’s a first.

The Pork Chile Verde from last week was really delicious.  I froze about half of it, so I’ll have to let you know how that goes.  But, my husband thought it was even better the second day.  Yum!  Next time, though, I think I’ll try to shred the pork or cut it up smaller, as it was a little too chunky.  That’s my only complaint, though!

Dinners
Sloppy Joes, chips, pineapple
Cheese & crackers
Grilled chicken thighs, grilled vegetables
Chinese from the freezer (steamed pork buns, wontons, etc.)
Dinner at our friends’ house (we are taking Blueberry Lemon Bars)
Dinner at a wedding reception
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 25 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, June 7 – June 13

2015 June 9
by Alicia

I am finally back in my own kitchen. I had an amazing trip to Japan, and I will have to do a post about it some time! While I’m not getting super crazy with new recipes this week, I do want to try a couple new recipes.

Dinners
Pork chops (either Korean-style or Marinated; can’t decide)
Brats on the grill, corn on the cob
Pork Chile Verde (new recipe to us), guacamole
Pizza (from the freezer)
Dinner out
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 24 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, May 3 – May 9

2015 May 4
by Alicia

It’s going to be another busy week, but aren’t they all anymore? I’m nearly done with my classes for the semester (just one rather large paper to finish in about a week!) and I could not be more ready for it to be next Tuesday.

Did I tell you all the news?  I am taking a pretty exciting trip… My husband and I are going to Japan for 10 days!  We are beyond excited.  It will be here before we know it.  Of course what I am most looking forward to is the food 😉

Dinners
Sausage & Pepper Pasta
Crushed Cracker Pork (new recipe to us), peas
Teriyaki Chicken (new recipe to us), rice
Cheese & crackers (I promised the kids we would have them soon :) )
Dinner at our friends’ house
Leftovers (x2)

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 19 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Apr 26 – May 2

2015 April 28
by Alicia

I tried a new recipe this week for Blackberry Pie Bars.  I halved the recipe and it was pretty good.  I thought they could have used a little more blackberries, but that’s just a personal preference.  I realized I had not tried a new “fun” recipe in weeks and had the right amount of blackberries, so this recipe won out :)

I am keeping things pretty simple this week and making standard things (and my husband is picking up chicken while I’m in class!).

Dinners
Mushroom Marsala Pasta Bake, garlic bread
Fried Chicken, green beans
Chili, cheese, corn chips
Hamburgers & hot dogs on the grill
Tacos, corn, chips & salsa
Shrimp (not sure how I’ll cook it just yet)
Dinner out (or leftovers)

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 18 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago I took a week off, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Apr 19 – 25

2015 April 22
by Alicia

Before I know it, it’s going to be too hot out to turn on the oven.  So, I’m going to make a few more oven dishes before I want to pretty much turn it off for the summer :)

Dinners
Garlic sausage, potatoes & dumplings
Crispy Baked Ravioli, mixed vegetables
Grilled chicken, salad, bread
Salmon, broccoli, rice
Cheesy Beans & Rice, tortilla chips
Dad’s choice (while I’m in class)
Leftovers (or maybe dinner out 😉 )

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 17 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Apr 12 – Apr 18

2015 April 14
by Alicia

My daughter turns 4 this week!  It’s hard to believe.  Of course (as her brother did), she requested “meatballs, gravy, and noodles” for her birthday dinner!

The semester is moving right along… I am taking two classes and they’re taking it out of me!  Thankfully (well, and it scares me a little), I will be done with classes for this semester in 1 month!  Have you ever had the feeling that you are absolutely as busy as can be, and then life gets even busier?  If so, please let me know if you have any tips for how to make it work!  I think a lot of people might like to hear that advice :)

Dinners
Mushroom Marsala Pasta Bake, garlic bread
Swedish Meatballs, noodles, salad, birthday cake
Tacos, chips & salsa, corn
Dad’s choice (while I’m in class)
Something on the grill 😉
Dinner out
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 16 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Apr 5 – Apr 11

2015 April 7
by Alicia

Did anyone notice that I forgot to link to the recipes last week? I updated them just now for future reference, but my apologies that I forgot to do so before publishing!

Dinners
Ham, Sweet Potato Gratin, salad
Lasagna, garlic bread
Ham & bean soup (with the leftover ham bone)
Dad’s choice (while I’m in class)
Dinner at our friends’ house
Dinner at an event
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 15 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, March 29 – Apr 4

2015 March 30
by Alicia

It’s beginning to feel like spring! The flowers are one of my favorite things about spring… especially the daffodils. I have to remind myself to slow down and enjoy them, I am taking two classes this semester. I’m starting to feel the wear and tear of taking 6 hrs of graduate school and working 40 hours a week.  The countdown to May 8 is on :)

Dinners
Slow Cooked Pot Roast, Fried Noodles, Gravy
Brats on the grill, sauteed asparagus
Tacos, corn
Chicken Fried Rice
Macaroni and Cheese, peas
Dad’s choice (while I’m in class)
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 14 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.