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Weekly Menu Plan, Nov 1 – Nov 7

2015 November 3
by Alicia

We only tried one of the new recipes that I planned to make last week: the squash & chicken dish. It was pretty good!  My husband loved the squash and apples, but the kids would not really touch them.  Instead of trying the new slow cooker lasagna, I made just a regular meat lasagna, not having time to put it together before heading off to work in the morning. Also, I made Julia’s Boeuf Bourguinon at the end of last week, and we ended up not eating it until this Sunday!

Dinners
Julia’s Boeuf Bourguignon, roasted potatoes
Beef Enchiladas (with this sauce), corn
Sausage, Pepper, & Onion Pizza
Chicken Noodle Soup, Coffee Cake Muffins
Pork chops, roasted cauliflower
Dinner Out
Leftovers

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Week 45 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Oct 25 – Oct 31

2015 October 25
by Alicia

The new chicken & bacon dish from last week was pretty good. I made a few adjustments to the recipe to make more sauce/gravy, and I should have used a little less garlic. Other than that, it was well-reviewed by the whole family.

We are going to try two new recipes this week (hopefully!).  It’s finally going to stay cool for the week, so I can turn on my oven without feeling guilty :)  I love just about every season, but this particular time during fall is pretty high up on my list!

Dinners
Cheesy Potato Soup with bacon
Ground Beef Shepherd’s Pie
Julia’s Boeuf Bourguignon, bread
Butternut Squash Chicken Pan Roast (new recipe to us), sweet potato biscuits
Slow Cooker Lasagna (new recipe to us), garlic bread, peas
Dinner at our friends’ house
Leftovers

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Week 44 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Oct 18 – Oct 24

2015 October 19
by Alicia

It’s another teaser week as far as the weather goes here… We are starting out the week with a few days in the 80s, and the closing it out with weather in the 60s. That’s October in Kansas for you!  How is the weather where you are?

Last week, we tried the new cheeseburger pasta dish, and it was a hit with the kids! I think next time, I will use petite diced tomatoes, as the large chunks weren’t quite what we wanted. The spinach bites were OK, but I felt like they really needed a dip to be good.  I’m only going to try one new recipe this week, so I will report back next week to tell you what we thought!

Dinners
Bacon & Rosemary Chicken (new recipe to us), mashed potatoes
Chicken Tortilla Soup, chips & salsa
Chili (maybe on its own or in chili pies)
Crispy Baked Ravioli, peas
Dinner at a wedding
Chinese Takeout :)
Leftovers/sandwiches

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Week 43 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Oct 11 – Oct 17

2015 October 13
by Alicia

We tried the new quinoa dish last week, and it was OK. I am not sure if it was the lemon juice or the Italian dressing, but there was a little more of a sour flavor than I would have wanted. I did not get to the new pasta dish or stuffed mushrooms, as we unexpectedly had a near household-wide bout of the stomach bug.  We survived on applesauce, crackers, and rice for a few days there!  I’ve also put shrimp tacos on the menu again, as I never got to them a few weeks back when they were on the menu, and my husband is really craving them.

Dinners
Stuffed Mushrooms, Spinach Bites (new recipe to us)
Cheeseburger Pasta (new recipe to us), french fries
Shrimp Tacos, corn, chips and salsa
Simple Baked Meatballs (maybe Swedish?)
Pulled pork sandwiches, chips
Grilled Pizzas
Roasted chicken & vegetables

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Week 42 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Oct 4 – Oct 10

2015 October 6
by Alicia

Well, I’m not making much progress on getting these menu plans posted on time. We did not get to the soup last week, but I made it on Sunday! I think we’re also going to try two new recipes this week. I will let you know what we think of them next week.

Dinners
Hamburger Vegetable Soup
Chicago 7 Calzones (from the freezer)
Shrimp Scampi, Garlic & Cheddar Biscuits, steamed broccoli
Quinoa Chicken Risotto (new recipe to us)
Cheeseburger Pasta (new recipe to us)
Stuffed Mushrooms, salad
Leftovers

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Week 41 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Sept 27 – Oct 3

2015 September 29
by Alicia

One of these days I will get back to posting menu plans at the beginning of the week… But better late than never, right? :)

Dinners
BSATs (bacon, spinach, avocado, & tomato; wraps or sandwiches
Hamburger Vegetable Soup, cornbread
Chicken Alfredo, garlic bread, peas
Easy Okonomiyaki
Bean & Cheese burritos, corn
Shrimp Tacos
Dinner out

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Week 40 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago I took a week off, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Sept 20 – Sept 26

2015 September 23
by Alicia

So, I know this week is pretty much half over already, but I still wanted to post the menu plan.  I did not get to the corned beef last week, so I made it this week.  Note to self: don’t forget the potatoes, or you will have one salty corned beef!  I am only planning one new recipe for this week, and I hope it works out. I need to do more slow cooker meals. Do you have any slow cooker recipes that you would recommend?

Dinners
Sausage & Pepper Pasta
Chef’s board: cheese, crackers, meats, olives, fruits
Spicy Slow Cooker Beef & Bell Pepper, rice (new recipe to us)
Brats on the grill, potato salad
Asian Noodle Salad
Corned Beef & Cabbage
Takeout pizza :)

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Week 39 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Sept 13 – Sept 19

2015 September 14
by Alicia

Last week, we tried a new chicken & pasta dish, and it was pretty good!  Of course it had bacon in it, so how bad could it be 😉 We didn’t get to the ribs, so I moved them to this week.  We are going to try two new recipes (1 side and 1 main). I keep thinking it’s going to cool off soon and I can start making more soups… Maybe next week?!

Dinners
Stuffed Shells, garlic bread, peas
Corned beef & cabbage
Smoked ribs, baked cheese grits (new recipe to us)
One-Pan Cheese Chicken, Broccoli, & Rice (new recipe to us)
Chef’s Board: Cheeses, meats, crackers, & olives
Tacos, chips & salsa, corn
Grilled Pizza

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Week 38 menu plan: one year ago I took a break, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Sept 6 – Sept 12

2015 September 8
by Alicia

Hello there! I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything. Quite frankly, I haven’t been menu planning much at all. Between all of the travel and other things going on, we have been basically winging it for the last month.  Hopefully now that we are in a routine with school and all, I can get back in the groove of picking out new recipes to try, while keeping the standards favorites in rotation!

Dinners
Chicken and Bacon Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes (new recipe to us)
Chicken with wing sauce
Ribs on the grill, potato salad
Lasagna, garlic bread, corn
Game Night Dinner! (Not sure what I’m fixing yet)
Dinner on the road
Freezer meal

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Week 37 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Aug 2 – Aug 8

2015 August 3
by Alicia

It’s August. Which means “back to school” is around the corner! I have already purchased school supplies for my children, and it has crossed my mind on more than one occasion that I will need to start planning ahead for lunches very soon. If I could tell you where all the time went, I would be one rich woman 😉

Dinners
Sausage Rice
Beef Enchiladas, corn
Brats on the grill, potato salad
Firecracker Shrimp Tacos
Frozen pizza
Leftovers
Dinner out

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Week 32 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago I took a break.