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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.

Weekly Menu Plan, March 22 – March 28

2015 March 23
by Alicia

This week is going to be a busy one in the evenings, so I’m going to keep the meals pretty simple.  However, we are trying a new quick stir fry and a new salad recipe, mostly because they are fast and I have all of the ingredients on hand!

Dinners
Pizza Casserole
Asian Ground Beef Stir Fry
(new recipe to us)
Grape, Avocado, & Arugula Salad (new recipe to us)
Cajun Chicken Pasta, garlic bread
Dinner at our friends’ house (we are taking chocolate covered popcorn as a snack)
Dad’s choice (while I’m in class)
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 13 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, March 15 – March 21

2015 March 17
by Alicia

My husband provided me with requests for just about every meal this week.  Hooray for help in planning!  Now, all that I have to do is make sure that I stick to it 😉

Dinners
Macaroni and Cheese, peas
Italian Sausage Stuffed Bread
Country-style ribs, potato salad
Quiche Lorraine, asparagus
Cheesy Potato Soup
Rigatoni with Spicy Sausage-Tomato Sauce and Arugula, garlic bread
Dinner out

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 12 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, March 8 – March 14

2015 March 9
by Alicia

Hooray for spring weather!  I was so happy to be able to accomplish a few things outdoors this weekend (like vacuuming out my car– much needed after all the muck that was tracked into it!).  We also got a new grill that my husband put together, and of course we have to break it in :)

And as for the menu this week, yes, we’re having Swedish meatballs again (already) because I wasn’t thinking two weeks ago when I made them.  I should have remembered that my son would likely pick that for his birthday dinner, and, as no big surprise, he did!  My husband has also been asking for German Pizza and corned beef, so those are also on the plan this week.  And the shrimp that I was supposed to make last week 😉

Dinners
Steaks on the (new!) grill, baked potatoes
Chicken Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, corn
German Pizza
Swedish Meatballs, noodles
Corned beef, potatoes & carrots
Homemade Pizza
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 11 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, March 1 – March 7

2015 March 3
by Alicia

I am seeing some spring-like days in the weather forecast… Thank goodness.  I am ready for sunshine, green grass, and flowers!  Even though our winter wasn’t terribly snowy or super cold here, I am still ready for the change in weather that makes living in Kansas so interesting!

Dinners
Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, sweet potato biscuits
Beef & cheese enchiladas (with this sauce), mixed vegetables
Spaghetti, garlic bread, peas
Ham, cheesy corn, spinach salad
Louisiana Cajun Shrimp, couscous
Dad’s choice (while I’m in class)
Leftovers or dinner out

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 10 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.