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Weekly Menu Plan, Feb 22 – Feb 28

2015 February 23
by Alicia

Is it really the last week of February?!  I saw a commercial during a basketball game about getting brackets ready, and I think I may have audibly gasped.  Nearly one-sixth of 2015 is over, which means my childrens’ birthdays are right around the corner.

I heard someone say that you can think about your age as your gauge of how fast time flies.  So, if you’re 5, time goes about 5 “miles per hour” (or whatever your unit rate might be) and it seems as though age 6 will never come.  And of course this means time keeps speeding up every year.  You know, I must say that I think there is lots of truth to those words!

Dinners
Mushroom Marsala Pasta Bake, bread
Swedish Meatballs, peas, noodles
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Dad’s choice (while I’m in class)
Pizza with our small group
Dinner at a fundraiser
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 9 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Feb 15 – Feb 21

2015 February 17
by Alicia

I made sure to take pictures of our chili recipe this weekend, and I hope to share that with you this week!  It is a meaty chili (no beans!) with a good amount of spice.

As for this week’s menu plan… We did not get to try the salmon last week, so I’m going to shift that recipe to this week.  After really reading through the new pasta recipe from last week, I realized it wasn’t very different from a sausage and pepper pasta dish that I already have on my site!  Regardless, we still tried it (with some added garlic) and it was good.  I can’t make up my mind about which kind of sandwiches I want to make this week, either.  I’ve been a little indecisive lately!

Dinners
Contest-winning chili :) pumpkin cornbread
Balsamic Glazed Salmon (new recipe to us), steamed broccoli, rice
Italian Beef Barley Soup (new recipe to us)
Dad’s choice (while I’m in class)
Game night dinner with friends!
Meatball subs or Philly cheesesteak sandwiches
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 8 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Feb 8 – Feb 14

2015 February 9
by Alicia

Happy Valentine’s Day week!  Do you have special plans to take your loved ones out to eat?  Or are you making a fancy meal at home?  Regardless, I hope that you take a few extra moments to spend time with those you love this coming weekend!

Dinners
Ham, asparagus, hollandaise
Grilled turkey & cheese sandwiches, corn
Balsamic Glazed Salmon (new recipe to us), steamed broccoli, rice
Skillet Italian Sausage & Peppers w/ Pasta (new recipe to us)
Dad’s choice (while I’m in class)
Some kind of soup (can’t pick just yet 😉 )
Dinner out

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 7 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Feb 1 – Feb 7

2015 February 2
by Alicia

In case you have not noticed, by the lack of new recipe posts, life has been all sorts of crazy for us lately.  And to be honest, blogging has not been my top priority.  Not only is it more difficult to do in the winter with fewer hours of daylight, I also have not had much time on the weekends (when there IS daylight when I’m home!) to get around to it.  I am disappointed that I have not been sharing more recipes with you all on a more regular basis lately.  I am still working on finding the right balance, and I can say that it’s probably going to always be a work in progress!

In other news, we took chili to our friends’ house as a part of a “chili cook-off” and ours won!  My husband and I threw together several different recipe, and it was quite tasty.  We will have to make it again and make sure to take pictures of the process and final product so that we can share it with you all!  If you’re in the mood for a meaty, no-beans chili with a little bit of heat, stay tuned :)

Dinners
Tacos, chips & salsa
Tilapia, steamed broccoli, rice
Vegetable & Barley Soup, bread
Dad’s choice (while I’m in class)
Mediterranean Tuna Noodle Casserole
Super Bowl Party at our friends’ (we are taking chili and guacamole!)
Dinner out or from the freezer

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 6 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Jan 25 – Jan 31

2015 January 27
by Alicia

Even though it’s Tuesday and we’ve already had a few of the meals on this list (and it’s not all that amazing to begin with!), I’m still determined to share it with you.  I need to get back on track to posting the plan on Sundays or Mondays.  We tried the soup last week. I really enjoyed it, but my husband thought it was a little bland (even though I used twice as much chorizo), so I might make adjustments to it when I make it again.

Dinners
Lemon-Pesto Chicken, roasted cauliflower, bread
Spaghetti, garlic bread, peas
Pizza (frozen or takeout)
Lettuce Wraps, gyoza
Sausage Stars
, salad
Vegetable Soup
Dad’s choice 😉

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 5 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Jan 18 – Jan 24

2015 January 19
by Alicia

Another full week is up ahead!  I was grateful to spend all day today (I had the day off!) outside with my children.  My husband took down a double-trunk hickory tree that was too near our house this weekend, and I worked on taking off the small branches and limbs while the kids had several adventures!  They ate lunch in their tree house, and we just really enjoyed this preview of spring!

Last week was just as busy as I thought it would be, but it was great!  The mushroom pasta dish that I made last week was so delicious.  I enjoyed every last bit of the leftovers!  Our friends who invited us over served us some delicious okonomiyaki and topped the evening off with a stunning homemade made-completely-from-scratch cake!  Our tummies were definitely happy last week :)

Dinners
Black Bean Soup with Chorizo and Lime (new recipe to us), cornbread
Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken, steamed broccoli, rice
Swedish Meatballs, noodles
Stromboli, baked fries
Chicken and couscous
Dinner out with friends
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 4 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Jan 11 – Jan 17

2015 January 13
by Alicia

This week is going to be quite busy for us!  Monday evening is the only night that my husband or I have nothing going on. I didn’t get to the Korean BBQ last week, so I’m hoping to make it this week.  I also saw a new yummy looking recipe on Smitten Kitchen and happen to have some mushrooms in the refrigerator, so I’m excited to try that recipe!  And, call me crazy, but I’m in the mood for grilled cheese and tomato soup, so we will have that, too 😉

Dinners
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
Bulgogi Korean BBQ, rice
Mushroom Marsala Pasta Bake (new recipe to us)
Dinner at friends’ house (we will take an appetizer or side)
Dinner at church
Dinner out
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 3 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Southwestern Spiced Nuts

2015 January 8
by Alicia

Southwestern Spiced Nuts are a quick way to dress up plain mixed nuts.  They are a little bit spicy and a little bit sweet, and great for snacking or parties.

Southwestern Spiced Nuts read more…

Weekly Menu Plan, Jan 4 – Jan 10

2015 January 6
by Alicia

It’s my husband’s birthday this week, and his birthday dinner request is Firecracker Shrimp!  I don’t make them often, but they are one of his favorites, so I am happy to oblige for this special day.  While I’m not planning to make another mustache cake, there will definitely be yummy treats in order to celebrate!

Dinners
Firecracker Shrimp, edamame
Bulgogi Korean BBQ, rice
Chicken Alfredo, garlic bread, broccoli
Pulled pork, bread, peas
Bean Soup with pork
Dinner with friends (not sure what we’ll have yet!)
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 2 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Dec 28 – Jan 3

2014 December 29
by Alicia

Happy New Year!  How was your Christmas?  Ours was great!  We hosted my in-laws and then my family, and we just had a wonderful time with our families. I think our kids had a pretty wonderful Christmas, as well :)

As far as food goes, we did not get to the taco soup last week, so it’s on the menu this week. My husband requested sausage stars, so I’ll be making some of those, too!

Dinners
Cheesy Potato Soup with Bacon
Italian Sausage Spaghetti
, salad, garlic bread
Taco Soup, corn chips
Sausage Stars, salad
French Dip sandwiches, chips
Dinner at our friends’ house
Leftovers or dinner out

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 1 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.