Saturday, December 22, 2012

Dec 23 - 29


Sun:  Baked Ham w/ Brown Sugar Glaze
         Parm Squash Gratin
         Dinner rolls
         Green veg

Mon: Breakfast - Maple Walnut Muffins
    Dinner -  Slow Cooker Sauerbraten
                   Spetzel instead of noodles
                   Sweet Sour Red Cabbage
    Sauerbraten is by far my favorite German food.  Usually it involves
merinading a roast for several days before cooking it.  It's a long
process that only happens every few years in my house. I dought this will
be as good but I'm willing to try the shortcut.

Tues: Breakfast: - Hashbrowns
                             Breakfast egg pizza
                             Kringle : Crust with Blueberry Filling

           Dinner - Spaghetti & meat balls (Child's Request)
                        7 layer salad
                         Bread sticks
                        Christmas cookies w/ice cream

Wed:    Quick Chicken Teriyaki

Thur:    Pizza

Fri:     Homemade Soup from freezer or Left overs

Sat:  Cheesy Bacon-Bean Quesadillas

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dec 16-22nd


Su: Tex-mex spaghetti squash - didn't make it last week
M:  4 cheese macaroni

Tu:  pizza

W: Spinach and Beef Enchiladas
Th:  chef salad

Fr: chicken fingers
      Sweet potato fries

Sa: soup from soup swap

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Dec 9th - 15t


S: Ravioli

M: Vegetarian Noodle Soup
T: Fajitas - steak

W: Pizza

Th:  Chicken Lo Mein
Fr: Tex-Mex Spaghetti Squash

S: Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 2 - 8


Su: Chowder that I didn't make last week

M:  Fritatta that I didn't make last week

T:  Mexican Grilled Chicken Wrap

W:  Pizza

Th:  Beef & Peppers Stir Fry

FrCaramaelized Onion Grilled Cheese

SaChicken Tortilla Soup

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nov 25- Dec 1


Su: Pizza

M: Eating out

Tu: Chili (from freezer)

W:  Something else from the freezer

Th:  Orange Chicken
            I've made this before. Make double and freeze 1/2.

Fr: Creamy Southwestern Corn Chowder  Make double and freeze 1/2

Sa:  Frittata
             This is a super busy day, which means we need a super easy quick dinner.
        English Muffins or Toast


Friday, November 16, 2012

November 18 - 24


SuChicken Parmesan
        Salad or other veggie
        garlic bread

M:  Tex-Mex Spaghetti Squash - This is the last of my squash other than whats in the freezer
         Bread or Rolls

T:   Leftovers

W:  Eat Out

Th:  Turkey Dinner - I'm not cooking :)

F-Sa:  What ever family besides to feed us.

Last Week Review:

  • The Fajitas were really good.  Probably the best I've made.  Will make again sometime.
  • Beef & Cheddar fold over was ok.  I had trouble with the dough being to sticky.  I call it sloppy joes pizza. 
  • Omelets were good.  I omitted the bacon.
  • Pumpkin Gnocchi was really excited about but my squash was molding so I went with the back up of frozen pizza with a spinach salad.  Maybe in the future.
  • Asian Salad.  I haven't actually made it yet but I think I've made it before and it was good.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Nov 11-17


Su: Leftovers

M: Chicken Fajitas
T:  BLT sandwiches

WBeef & Cheese Foldover
       Salad or other veg

Th: Omlets

FPumpkin Gnocchi
    Apple Walnut Spinach Salad
Sa: Asian Chicken Salad
      Egg Rolls

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Novemer 4-10


Su: Garden Herb Chicken
    Quinoa with broccoli cheese & bacon  I will probably skip the bacon
M: Sloppy Joes - this recipe freezes well
   Skillet Parm Potatoes
T: Creamy Pumpkin soup
   Turkey sandwich

W: Frittata - not sure I'll actually make this one.

Th: Four-cheese Pasta Florentine
    garlic bread

F: Pizza

Sa: Ethnic Potluck
       English Trifle - maybe

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Oct 28 - Nov 3


Su: Taco Salad
M: Spaghetti (Hazel's pick)
      Red Sauce

T: Tomato-Basil Soup w/ Grilled cheese
W: Slow cooker meatloaf
        mashed potatoes

Th:  Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken
        Veggie of some kind
Fr:  Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta
          Garlic Bread

Sa: Homemade Pizza
       Banana Bread


Hamburgers were pretty good.  It was raining so I cooked them on the indoor grill.  4yr old ate 1 1/2 burgers. 4 stars
Oven Fries were also good but I decreased the amount of seasonings by a lot.  I cooked them on the pizza stone and they were crispy.  They only needed to be cooked 30 minutes total.  I had pretty small potatoes. 4 stars

The Kabobs I've made before.  It was raining/snowing today so I skipped the skewers and cooked them in a skillet instead.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Oct 21st


Sun-Tues:  I will be out of town.

Wed:  All American Steak Burgers
          Red Potato Fries
Th: Grilled Greek Chicken Kabobs

Fr: Slow Cooker Cheesy Ravioli Casserole
     garlic bread

Sa: Grilled Pizza Pockets
Extra:          Glorious Morning Muffins

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Week of Oct 7th

Most of these recipes are new and I haven't really read through them.  There is a chance that I will change my mind when I do the shopping list.


Su:  Breakfast - Pumpkin Waffles w/Apple Cider Syrup.  I have made this one before and it is really good.

      Dinner - Didn't make this last time around
        Slow Cooker German Potato Salad
        Baked Beans

MRice with Butternut Squash (new but recommended by a friend)
     Chicken of some kind

T: Individual Beef Pies (new)
     Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes (new)- make extra for freezing
W:  Johns pick - Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Tomato Soup

Th: Date night:  Spaghetti for kids

FTop Sirloin Kabobs & Avacado Sauce (new)
     Lime-Cilantro Quinoa Salad (new)
Sa: Spicy Cicken Stir-Fry
Extra: cake for cake decorating class

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Week of Sept 30th

We had out of towners last week and didn't really stick to the menu so there might be some things from last week.


S: Rustic Tomato Tart (new)

MPerfect Grilled Chicken
       Club-inspired Potato Salad (new)
TTeriyaki Pineapple Turkey Burger (didn't make these last time)
     Fantastic Grilled Corn on the Cob (new)
W: Dinner at Church (pizza)

Th: Smart Spaghetti & meatballs (new)
Fr: Maple Club Sandwich
      Veggie w/Dip or Baked Beans
       Baked Potato Chips (new)

SaChicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps
       Spanish Rice

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Week of Sept 23rd


SuSlow Cooker German Potato Salad (new) this probably won't be as good as grandma's but I give it a whirl.      

MBBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

     Rhubarb Crisp  (new) This is John's request for his birthday with strawberries

TRustic Tomato Tart
     Salad  or soup


ThPizza Penne Bake

FrTariyaki (Chicken) & Veg Stir Fry

Sa: Maple Club Sandwich
      Veggie w/dip

Extra: Banana Bread
           Cinnamon-Apple Sandwich (breakfast or snack)
           Freezer Mashed Potatoes

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Week of Sept 16

Sorry this is kind of late.  It's been a busy week and I'm getting used to our new fall schedule.


Su: Pork Tenderloin some version of this.  I don't have all the ingredients.

MSpicy Parmesan Meatballs w/Angel Hair Pasta (new)
T: Deviled Egg Salad (new but seems pretty standard)
     Cantaloup or Grapes
      Rolls or Bread        

WCheesy Beef Tostadas (new)  using ground turkey
Th: Pizza

F:  Grilled Chicken
      Corn on the Cob

Sa: Southwest Burgers  (new)
     Grilled Garlic-Potato Salad  (new) this is supposed to be served cold so plan ahead.

Extras: Pineapple Zucchini Bread (I still have not made this)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sept 9th Menu

With last weekend being Labor Day Weekend and having an out of town quest,  I didn't follow my menu very well.  We were just to busy having fun instead and ended up with last minute meals like spaghetti and chef salads.  So I am sorry to inform you that there will be a couple of repeats from last week.  If you tried them and liked them you can always eat them again.  This week is also going to be hectic.  I'm going to be single mommy for a few days this week and my baby turns 2.  Chances are I won't be making everything on this menu, but I'll try.


Su:   Soup or something from the freezer

MSlow Cooker Lasagna (from last week)
       Toss Salad

       Book Club Dessert: S'more variations

Tu:  Chicken-Almond Stir-fry (from last week)

WEasy Pizza Casserole (new recipe)

ThSlow-cooker BBQ Pork Sandwiches
        Mixed green salad

FrBurrito Cups (new recipe)

Sa: Birthday Party Lunch Menu:
         Build your own Sandwich
         Veggie Platter
          Birthday cake

         *Any suggestions to go with horse theme?*

       Dinner:  Leftovers
ExtrasMini Bagel Pizza  (lunch or afternoon snack)
             Baba Ghanoush I have an eggplant from CSA and this is the only way I like eggplant.  I might serve this at the party on Saturday.


Review of Last Week

  • Salsa Chicken. 3 stars.
  • Potato Packet 4 stars
  • Chesse Burgar Kabobs were fun.  I used cut up red potatoes that a mirowaved a little before skewering.  Then I rubbed a little oil on them so they would get cripsy.  3 stars

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Week of September 3rd Menu


Su: Pizza (new recipe)
           I'm always looking for a really good easy crust recipe.  We'll see if this is it.
M:  Labor Day!  No big BBQ Party plans for us but we will surely us the grill.

     Grilled Salsa Chicken (new recipe)
      Grilled New Potato Packet (didn't make this last week)
       Maybe Cucumber Salad because I have so many
T: Cheese Burger and Fries Kabobs (new recipe)
      Cucumber salad if we didn't have it on Monday or Coleslaw
W: Kitchen sink quesadillas 
               I usually skip the lettuce part because I usually want dinner ready as quick as possible.  However, it's very good with if you are feeling up to it.  Sour cream is also a nice choice but obviously not the healthiest.

Th: California-sun Turkey Sandwich (new recipe)
       Fried Zucchini (new recipe)
            These just look so gosh-darn yummy.
FrChicken-almond Stir-fry (new recipe)
Sa: Slow Cooker Lasagna (new recipe)
              This is a new recipe but it's Betty Crocker and lasagna, how can it go wrong?!

Extras: Pineapple Zucchini Bread

Friday, August 24, 2012

Menu August 26

The last week of August already.  Why does summer go by so quickly?


SuImpossibly Easy BLT Pie (new recipe)
        veggie - maybe raw carrots

M:   Teriyaki Pineapple Turkey Burger (new recipe)
       Fantastic grilled corn on the cob (new recipe)
TuUltimate Grilled Steak (new recipe)
        Grilled New Potato Packet (new recipe)

WQuick taco Salad

Th: Breakfast for dinner - Egg Ham and Cheese wrap (new recipe) I'll probably cook mine on the stove.

Fr: Oriental Chicken Salad #2 (new recipe)
      Egg Rolls - frozen
Sa: Family Manicotti I made this a few weeks ago and it was good enough to do again.
Extras: s'mores brownies (new recipe) because it's a holiday weekend and why not.  I've made s'mores with brownies before now I'm going go make brownies with s'mores.

Also will continue to freeze my surplus of CSA veggies.  I'm beginning to run out of room in my freezer.

Speaking of CSA I received some very hot peppers (bright read scotch bonnet).  Not sure what I want to do with them.  If you have ideas for how to use these in a way that young kids will still eat it, let me know.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Menu for the Week of August 19 2012

This week seemed challenging because it's just me and the kids.  I don't want to have a ton of leftovers so I'll be making some half recipes. Enjoy


Su: Spaghetti (H's choice)

M: Caramelized Beef Skewers (still new - didn't make last week)
    salad or zesty grilled veg
T: Pizza night at church followed by reptiles and amphibians (not for eating)

W: Perfect BBQ Chicken (new recipe)
      salad -
      corn on cob

     *cook extra plain chicken for tomorrow*
Th: Enchilada Pasta Bake (new recipe)
            I plan to split this into 2 8x8 pans and freeze one for later

Fr: Glazed pineapple chops (new recipe)
     rolls (i would do rice but J comes back from China)

Sa: club sandwich (new recipe)
      3 bean salad

extras: freezer hash browns (new recipe)
           chocolate chip-zucchini bread (new recipe)

           Will also be freezing corn, green beans, wax beans, and maybe summer squash. www. tells you how to freeze most veggies.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Menu for the week of August 12, 2012


Su: pizza

MFirecracker Chicken Stir-fry Skillet - new recipe
T: Caramelized Beef Skewers - new recipe
    dinner rolls - I'll use Rhodes frozen whole wheat roll dough
    salad or zesty grilled veg - new recipe
W: Slow cooker taco soup - new recipe
     cornbread - I'll be using Krusteaz naturall honey cornbread mix.  I like because it doesn't have hydrogenated fat.

Th:   Garden Fresh grilled cheese - new recipe

Fr: Leftovers

Sat:  Out of Town.  You are on your own.


Friday, August 3, 2012

Menu August 5, 2012

     Did you know you could freeze shredded zucchini?  I had extra zucchini from my brownies last week, and I froze it.  So, in winter I will be able to make wonderful zucchini bread.  Yeah!  Here's how to do it.

Now, the Menu

Su: pizza

MBBQ Beer Brat Kabobs -new recipe
                  For those of you from Wisconsin, don't worry I will be using Johnsonville brats.
    German Potato Salad (great grandma's recipe)
    rolls or brat buns

T: Sloppy Joes  I usually make 1/3rd (4 servings) of the recipe.  I have made the whole thing and froze the extra for another time.  You can made this with ground turkey
    green beans

W: BBQ Chicken Enchiladas - new recipe
   Creamy Corn & zucchini - little skeptical but gets good reviews
Th: Princess play date:
          to die for blueberry muffins - new recipe
          Barbecue-style grilled cheese  - new recipe

Fr: Ravioli (frozen)
      Red sauce (jarred)
      salad or other veg

Sa:  Not sure either chef salad, egg salad sandwich or leftovers

Friday, July 27, 2012

Menu 7/29


Su:  pizza - didn't make it last week
          using bread machine dough

M: chili - from freezer (gluten free)
   tortilla chips

T:  Family Manicotti  (vegetarian)
    green vegetable (broccoli or green beans)

w: Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

Th: Panini (vegetarian)
       cucumber salad (new recipe)

Camping weekend
Fr: Salmon
      Veg medley (potatoes, summer squash, etc cooked in foil packet)
       dinner rolls or rice

   Breakfast: Blueberry pancakes

   Pot luck Lunch: Hot dogs -
             I'm in charge of desserts
                             zucchini brownies (never made before)
                             Carmel butter pecan bars (for those that don't like the other.  also new recipe)

    Dinner: club house grill sandwiches - using pie irons
                 baked beans

Extras: zucchini bread
                    freezing corn: because i have a lot
                     freezer cucumbers (new recipe)

Friday, July 20, 2012

July 15 Menu #1

Su: Soup - from freezer
    BLT salad

M: Lemon pasta with chicken and  broccoli

T: Hawaiian-Style Burgers
   5-minute coleslaw

W:  Kitchen sink quesadillas (i've made this several times before.  Tasty)

Th:  Turkey sandwich (I've made this before too)
    roasted red potato salad (have not made this before)

Fr:  Spicy Mandarin Orange chicken
    Brocolli and carrots

Sa:  pizza (hopefully using a bread machine dough)

Other stuff: grape gelatin with blueberries (from Everyday Foods magazine)