Sunday, December 30, 2012

menu planning 12/30-1/5

so last week, we had paninis, spaghetti, ham, soup, chinese, leftovers and lobster.  it was a fantastic week.  i have been reflecting on the new year.  i would like to be better at taking pictures of my meals in 2013. do you have any food-related goals to accomplish this upcoming year?

sunday - lentil and green bean casserole with cheddar
rice pilaf
tomato slices drizzled with italian dressing and sunflower seeds
steamed broccoli
pineapple

monday - new year's eve appetizers
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - garlic chicken wrap with hard-boiled eggs, crimini mushrooms and parmesan
pecan cabbage slaw with honey, shredded carrots, green onions and golden raisins
vanilla yogurt-dipped banana

wednesday - lemon salmon
blue cheese stuffed green olives
cauliflower in spaghetti with garlic and oil
mandarin oranges

thursday - leftovers

friday - spinach salad with shrimp and feta in a bacon sugar dressing
dinner roll
balsamic vinegar marinated tomatoes (canned from the summer)
asparagus
peaches
milk

saturday - eat out at lil nick's pizza

sunday - ribs
brussel sprouts
apple

Sunday, December 23, 2012

no menu

away for the holidays and indulging in lots of sweets and goodies.  i'll come home 20 pounds heavier, but that's the point of over-indulging, right?  lol. merry christmas!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

menu planning 12/16-12/22

sunday - steak sandwich with gorgonzola and mushrooms
roasted brussel sprouts and butternut squash
fruit salad

monday - chicken pot pie (america's test kitchen recipe)
crab-stuffed mushrooms
carrots
raspberries
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - eat out at cebiche

wednesday - eat out at chit chat bistro

thursday - leftovers

friday - on the road (or fried egg sandwiches?)

saturday - ?

sunday - ?

Sunday, December 9, 2012

menu planning 12/9-12/15

i have a sick kiddo at home this week.  aaallllll week.  influenza b mean no school for him... and no break for me.  let's keep our fingers crossed that no one else gets sick.  lunches and suppers will be bland get-better food.  hopefully later in the week, hubby and i can sneak away for a bit.  what do you make when you have sick kids?

sunday - tuna salad with tomatoes, green olives, hard boiled eggs and blue cheese
quinoa with pistachios and golden raisins
broccoli
grapes

monday - homemade chicken noodle soup
mashed potatoes
salad (for me)
watermelon

tuesday - kraft mac and cheese (from the box)
carrot fries
honeydew melon
yogurt
wafer cookies

wednesday - turkey pepperjack sandwiches with cucumbers, green peppers and sprouts (different sandwich for him?)
salad (for me)
cuties

thursday - eat out at luna's
*cereal for the kids*

friday - chocolate chip pancakes
scrambled eggs
hashbrowns
grapefruit with sugar
apple juice

saturday - applesauce barbeque chicken (taste of home recipe)
sauteed zucchini with garlic
blackberries
ice cream sandwiches

sunday - steak sandwich with gorgonzola and mushrooms
roasted brussel sprouts and butternut squash
fruit salad

Sunday, December 2, 2012

menu planning 12/2-12/8

sunday - asparagus, goat cheese and lemon pasta (smitten kitchen recipe)
corn
cabbage ramen noodle salad
canteloupe

monday - turkey lentil noodle soup
sweet potatoes with cinnamon and brown sugar
kiwi
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday* 

tuesday - leftovers

wednesday - eat out at the fuzzy taco

thursday - chicken straganoff
salad
mandarin oranges

friday - grilled cheese with avocado and bacon (brie)
baby carrots and cucumbers with ranch
golden honeydew melon

saturday - spinach, feta and brown rice pie (eating well recipe)
edamame
apple slices with caramel dip

sunday - tuna salad with tomatoes, green olives, hard boiled eggs and blue cheese
quinoa with pistachios and golden raisins
broccoli
grapes

Sunday, November 25, 2012

menu planning 11/25-12/1

sunday - flank steak and zucchini torta
celery with peanut butter
spinach salad with carrots, cucumbers and garlic croutons
blackberries

monday - stuffing-stuffed-peppers with gruyere
carrot cake salad
watermelon
cottage cheese
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - eat out at hacienda colorado

wednesday - italian pepperoni wraps
spaghetti squash with mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach and feta
overnight floret salad
honeydew melon

thursday - crunchy teriyaki salmon
quinoa with cranberries, almonds and romano
cauliflower sweet potato hash
strawberries and blueberries

friday - leftovers

saturday - sweet dill pork chop with pancake syrup
green beans with garlic
baked banana with cinnamon
yogurt

sunday - asparagus, goat cheese and lemon pasta (smitten kitchen recipe)
corn
cabbage ramen noodle salad
canteloupe

Sunday, November 18, 2012

menu planning 11/18-11/24

it's thanksgiving week and i am thankful for cheese.  what are you thankful for?


sunday - chicken stew with veggies
steamed broccoli and cauliflower with parmesan
kiwi

monday - french toast
scrambled eggs
tator tots
strawberries
yogurt
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - gaucamole bar with lump crab and smoked salmon salad
stuffed mushrooms with feta and tomatoes
mandarin oranges

wednesday - bean and bacon taco casserole (provolone)
green beans and wax beans
pears

thursday - turkey
shrimp
cheese tray with brie, manchego and saint agur blue
stuffing
mashed potatoes
hashbrown casserole
sweet potato mash
overnight salad
broccoli-cauliflower-bacon salad
broiled asparagus
raspberry jello
snicker apple salad
orange-cranberry buns
pumpkin pie
butterscotch layer bars

friday - turkey-stuffing-cranberry sandwiches
cheddar potato soup
roasted vegetables (brussel sprouts and butternut squash)
pineapple

saturday -  leftovers

sunday - flank steak and zucchini torta
celery with peanut butter
spinach salad with carrots, cucumbers and garlic croutons
blackberries

Sunday, November 11, 2012

menu planning 11/11-11/17

sunday - chili
paprika lime avocado halves
cucumber slices
blueberry cheese rolls

monday - eat out at las palmas taqueria
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - make-your-own subs
butter lettuce salad with apples, blue cheese and cilantro lime dressing
fruit cup

wednesday - leftovers

thursday - corn and cheese chowder in a bread bowl (pioneer woman recipe)
grilled zucchini
pineapple

friday - eat out at cracker barrel

saturday - eat out at bennett's barbeque

sunday - chicken stew with veggies
steamed broccoli and cauliflower with parmesan
kiwi

Sunday, November 4, 2012

menu planning 11/4-11/10

sunday - black bean, corn and pesto quesadilla (muenster)
taco pepper cups
plum

monday - eat out at cheesecake factory

tuesday - bacon-wrapped filet mignon
parsnips
asparagus
persimmon
apple crisp
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*  

wednesday - chorizo and jicama salad
stuffing with cauliflower
pomegranate

thursday - grilled cheese and tomato soup
sweet potato fries
kiwi

friday - meatball provolone sandwich on hawiian sweet bread
steamed broccoli with lemon zest
pineapple

saturday - leftovers

sunday - chili
paprika lime avocado halves
cucumber slices
blueberry cheese rolls

Sunday, October 28, 2012

menu planning 10/28-11/3

sunday - hoisin chicken lettuce wraps
parmesan spaghetti squash
apples with cheddar

monday - breakfast chili cheese bake (bacon, cottage cheese, pepperjack and green chilis)
carrot fries
english muffin with butter
blueberries and watermelon
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday* 

tuesday - eat out at tamale kitchen

wednesday - leftovers (and halloween candy)

thursday - halibut ceviche
papaya avocado cucumber salsa
salad with pumpkin seeds, craisins and mozzarella
pears
beer

friday - fried rice
green beans
cuties
rice krispy bars

saturday - meatloaf with bacon and swiss
potato, mushroom and feta salad
banana dipped in chocolate

sunday - black bean, corn and pesto quesadilla (muenster)
taco pepper cups
plum

Monday, October 22, 2012

chicken taco soup

it's not pretty, but it is delicious!  (and super easy!)  yum, yum.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

menu planning 10/21-10/27

sunday - chicken taco soup
guacamole and chips
browned brussel sprouts
grapes

monday - shepard's pie
salad with bacon, almonds and manchego
strawberries
pumpkin bars
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - root beer chicken
stuffing with celery
green beans and roasted red peppers
grilled pineapple

wednesday - shredded beef burritos
garlic sauteed zucchini and summer squash
asian pears

thursday - leftovers

friday - chicken pot pie
salad with pesto, cucumbers and brie
raspberry cobbler with ice cream

saturday - teriyaki meatballs
jalapeno pepper-jack bites
mushroom filo cups
spinach artichoke dip
steamed and salted edamame

sunday - hoisin chicken lettuce wraps
parmesan spaghetti squash
apples with cheddar 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

menu planning 10/14-10/20

sunday - eat out at mad greens

monday - chicken vindaloo
rice with black beans
salad with cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots and gouda
mango

tuesday - ravioli lasagna
garlic bread
broiled asparagus
raspberries

wednesday - leftovers

thursday - eat out at ugly dog bar

friday - grilled margherita pizza with mozzarella and feta
summer squash and portobello mushroom medley
yogurt with ganola
cuties

saturday - eat out at casino buffet for hubby's birthday

sunday - chicken taco soup
guacamole and chips
browned brussel sprouts
grapes

Sunday, October 7, 2012

menu planning 10/7-10/13

sunday - loaded baked potato and corn soup
bruschetta with bacon, strawberries, tomatoes, brie and balsamic glaze
salad
canteloupe

monday - meatloaf
sweet potatoes
green beans
fruit salad

tuesday - leftovers

wednesday - eat out at serious texas barbeque

thursday - crockpot beef tips
butternut squash
caramel apple

friday - eat out at taco john's

saturday - italian sausage spaghetti
salad with cucumbers, red peppers and feta
strawberries in syrup

sunday - eat out at mad greens

Sunday, September 30, 2012

menu planning 9/30-10/6

sunday - leftovers

monday - baked potato with queso dip
celery with peanut butter
blackberry applesauce

tuesday - mixed fajitas
refried beans with cheddar
sauteed spinach
blueberries

wednesday -mexican crockpot roast
green beans, carrots and peas
honeydew melon
red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting

thursday - eat out at stella's

friday - leftovers

saturday - barbeque orange chicken
quinoa with almonds and green onions
broccoli
mandarin oranges

sunday - loaded baked potato soup
bruschetta with bacon, strawberries, tomatoes, brie and balsamic glaze
salad
canteloupe

Sunday, September 23, 2012

menu planning 9/23-9/29

sunday - eat out at birthday boy's choice

monday - salmon, black bean and blue cheese salad
sliced cucumbers and peppers with hummus
white plum

tuesday - baked mac and cheese
zucchini tator tots
peaches
cupcake

wednesday - layered mexican taco chicken
corn on the cob
green beans
pear

thursday - spiral honey ham
caesar salad
baby carrots
pineapple
cheesecake

friday - triple meat pizza sandwich (pepperoni, salami, turkey) with colby cheese
salad with pumpkin seeds, green chilis and sprouts
steamed cauliflower in butter
watermelon

saturday - eat out at indian buffet

sunday - leftovers

Sunday, September 16, 2012

menu planning 9/16-9/22

sunday - veggie calzone
spinach salad with mandarin oranges, slivered almonds and manchego
raspberries

monday - eat out at papa murphy's

tuesday -leftovers

wednesday - fried egg sandwich with bacon
broccoli with blue cheese, red onion and mint
pumpkin bars

thursday - pesto ravioli with green beans and walnuts
garden tomatoes
peaches

friday - chicken ?
cambozola with crackers
salad
baked apples

saturday - grilled halibut
shrimp tray
broiled asparagus
corn on the cob
blackberry crisp

sunday - eat out at birthday boy's choice

Sunday, September 9, 2012

meni planning 9/9-9/15

sunday - gone for a family reunion

monday - buffalo chicken and blue cheese quesadilla
celery sticks
plums


tuesday - grilled cheese sandwiches (brie)
garden tomatoes
roasted broccoli and cauliflower
peaches

wednesday - eat out at outback

thursday - garlic lime pork roast
yukon gold potatoes and carrots
almost apple grande

friday - fish tacos
cinnamon sweet potatoes with pears and craisins
green beans
watermelon and feta salad

saturday - leftovers

sunday - veggie calzone
spinach salad with mandarin oranges, slivered almonds and manchego
raspberries

Sunday, September 2, 2012

menu planning 9/2-9/8

sunday -  tortellini soup
garlic naan
salad
zucchini, red pepper and parmesan saute
raspberries over ice cream

monday - eat out at red robin

tuesday - hawaiian chicken
green beans
grilled pineapple

wednesday - eat out at domino's (football!)

thursday - tuscan spinach porkchops with mozzarella balls
sauteed mushrooms
salad
peaches

friday - gone for a family reunion

saturday - gone for a family reunion

sunday - gone for a family reunion

Monday, August 27, 2012

menu planning 8/26-9/1

we have a lot of garden produce to eat this week - green beans, zucchini, tomatoes, raspberries and peaches.

sunday - mediterranean chicken with artichokes and capers
walnut eggplant pate
zucchini fries
golden raspberries (picked from our garden)

monday - brown rice with seared tuna and avocado
salad
tomatoes with mozzarella and basil
sliced pears with walnuts, honey and gorgonzola
yogurt
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - leftovers

wednesday - eat out at asti d'italia (to celebrate our anniversary)

thursday - bagel bites with salmon and oven-roasted tomatoes
lemon ricotta kale dip on crackers topped with shrimp
toast points with butter, chives, sliced turkey and smoked gouda

friday - bacon and avocado pizza
mushrooms in butter
cantaloupe and strawberries

saturday - lentil stuffed mini peppers with cheddar
green beans
sliced peaches
toasted baguette with dark chocolate and salt
wine

sunday -  tortellini soup
garlic naan
salad
zucchini, red pepper and parmesan saute
raspberries over ice cream

Sunday, August 19, 2012

menu planning 8/19-8/25

i was told this weekend by my family that they hate coming to my blog to see our menu because it makes them feel inadequate.  i was kind of disappointed to hear that.  i do like to get a little fancy and gourmet, but my goal is to inspire, not condemn.  my hope is to have everyone who visits try one new thing, whether that is a new cheese or a new recipe.  this week is a mix of simple and more complex since it is the first week of school and hockey tryouts.  enjoy!

sunday - gone for a family reunion

monday - cheese enchiladas
salad with mushrooms, tomatoes, celery and pepper jack cheese
peaches (picked from our tree)
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - corndog
baby carrots, cucumbers and yellow peppers with hummus
clementines
yogurt

wednesday - eat out at melita's greek market

thursday - hamburger-vegetable soup
cheese tray with saint agur on rosemary crackers
steamed broccoli
strawberry shortcake

friday - spinach salad with ancho chili pepper chops (bhg)
green beans with pistachios, bacon and onions
plums
string cheese

saturday - leftovers

sunday - mediterranean chicken with artichokes and capers
walnut eggplant pate
zucchini fries
golden raspberries (picked from our garden)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

menu planning 8/12-8/18

last week's meal plan didn't go that well; we ate out a lot.  that sometimes happens when we get super busy and the meals i plan are too complicated.  i thought i had several simple meals that we like included, but the lure of food made by someone else proved to be too tempting.  i hate when that happens!  this week we have nothing on the calendar so i'm getting a little bit more fancy.  hopefully, we will be able to stick to this week's plan better.

sunday - biscuits and gravy
mashed potato and feta lakte
banana with peanut butter

monday - halibut enchiladas
butter lettuce filled with hummus, havarti and avocado
canteloupe
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday* 

tuesday - eat out at denver chophouse

wednesday - pizza quiche muffins
broccoli
bacon-wrapped figs with cambozola 
cottage cheese

thursday - pesto mozzarella sandwich with sprouts
zucchini and summer squash stirfry
cherries
funnel cake

friday - gone for a family reunion

saturday - gone for a family reunion

sunday - gone for a family reunion

Sunday, August 5, 2012

menu planning 8/5-8/11

sunday - blt's
3-bean quinoa salad with mozzarella
asparagus rolls
raspberry jello
watermelon
lemonade

monday - pineapple curry chicken (bhg)
butternut squash
spinach salad with red onions, bacon and country cheese
blueberries
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - egg salad sandwich
sliced tomatoes, mozzarella and basil
cucumber
blood oranges

wednesday - eat out at pagliacci's italian (closing 8/19)

thursday - sloppy joe's
broccoli in cheese sauce
kiwi
yogurt

friday - leftovers

saturday - grilled salmon
eggplant
salad with sunflower seeds, golden raisins and gorgonzola
rainier cherries

sunday - biscuits and gravy
mashed potato and feta lakte
banana with peanut butter

Sunday, July 29, 2012

menu planning 7/29-8/4

sunday - grilled tuna steak
cottage cheese
fingerling potatoes
kale chips
snicker-apple salad

monday - taco salad
seven layer dip with chips
baby carrots
grapes
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - pesto salmon salad with strawberries
individual potato gratins with swiss cheese (recipe)
lemon brussel sprouts with romano
peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream

wednesday - crunchy cobb salad with avocado
orzo with summer squash and feta
pineapple

thursday - cheese and salami on crackers (colby and gouda)
crunchy garlic cauliflower
plums
beer with green olives

friday - eat out at santiago's

saturday - leftovers

sunday - blt's
3-bean quinoa salad with mozzarella
asparagus rolls
raspberry jello
watermelon
lemonade

Sunday, July 22, 2012

menu planning 7/22-7/28

sunday - plum, brie and arugula panini
hummus with carrots, cucumbers and celery
raspberries

monday - individual homemade pizzas
blackened brussel sprout halves with almonds and mandarin oranges
apricots
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - meatball subs with provolone
steamed broccoli with lemon zest
canteloupe
brownies

wednesday - eat out at yabby hut

thursday - cold tortellini salad with tomato, cucumber, yellow peppers, red onion and goat cheese
artichoke hearts
pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting

friday - leftovers

saturday - grilled pork chop with green chilis
spinach salad with jicama, walnuts and blue cheese
mushroom and green bean cheesy rice
corn on the cob
strawberries

sunday - grilled tuna steak
cottage cheese
fingerling potatoes
kale chips
snicker-apple salad

Sunday, July 15, 2012

menu planning 7/15-7/21

sunday - chicken and cauliflower alfredo
grapefruit and avocado salad with poppy seed dressing (one perfect bite)
green salad with grilled leeks and manchego
cottage cheese
watermelon

monday - fried egg sandwich with tomato and mozzarella
edamame and sugar snap peas
pineapple
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - eat out at cafe brazil

wednesday - curried chicken pita with pear and cranberries
asiago caesar salad with orange peppers
steamed broccoli
fruit salad
carrot cake cupcakes

thursday - leftovers

friday - fried rice (with bok choy, watercress and scallions)
sweet potato and mushroom salad with feta
cinnamon applesauce

saturday - sauted shrimp and jalapeno tacos
pico de gallo and refried beans
asparagus with creme fraiche mustard sauce and proscuitto
canteloupe

sunday - plum, brie and arugula panini
hummus with carrots, cucumbers and celery
raspberries

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

chicken and cauliflower alfredo

you will need: grill tongs, baking sheet, cutting board, sharp knife, stock pot, saute pan, whisk, measuring cups
yields 6-8 servings

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups cauliflower florets
1/2 box whole wheat linguini
1/2 cup fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup plain greek yogurt (i like fage 0%)
nutmeg
pepper

grill chicken breasts. while chicken is cooking, place cauliflower on baking sheet with 1 tablespoon olive oil. coat cauliflower and broil for 5-10 minutes or until browned and crispy.  remove and set aside.

when chicken is done, remove from grill and allow to cool. place pasta in boiling water and cook according to package directions.

heat remaining olive oil over medium-low heat. saute garlic 1-2 minutes.

whisk in flour until smooth, about 2 minutes. gradually whisk in the chicken broth. add greek yogurt, milk, pepper and nutmeg and bring to a low boil, stirring constantly.

lower heat to simmer until the mixture thickens, about 3 minutes.

stir in parmesan.

drain cooked pasta, reserving 1/2 cup water. add water to sauce. cut chicken into cubes.

add chicken, cauliflower and pasta to the sauce mixture and toss to combine. can continue to cook down if too thin; if mixture too thick, add chicken broth to desired consistency. serve with more parmesan, if desired.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

menu planning 7/8-7/14

sunday - baked macaroni and cheese
buttered peas
yogurt with raspberries and granola

monday - grilled cheese and ham sandwich
salad with mandarin oranges, beets, almonds and feta
banana slices topped with melted chocolate and pecans
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - steak fajitas with sour cream and sharp cheddar
carrot fries
strawberries and kiwi
milk
fudge bar

wednesday - salmon salad on crackers
cucumber, tomato and gouda toss
corn on the cob
peaches
yogurt

thursday - eat out at rosati's

friday - shrimp saute (with garlic, parsley, rosemary, thyme, olive oil, lemon juice and chicken broth)
pasta salad with yellow cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers and romano
zucchini
blueberries
string cheese
baked croissant s'mores

saturday - leftovers

sunday - chicken and cauliflower alfredo
grapefruit and avocado salad with poppy seed dressing (one perfect bite)
green salad with grilled leeks and manchego
cottage cheese
watermelon

Sunday, July 1, 2012

menu planning 7/1-7/7

sunday - easy cheesy broccoli soup
broiled asparagus
watermelon

monday - leftovers
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - sea scallops
alloutte twice baked potatoes
green and wax beans
cherries

wednesday - grilled cheddar brats
sweet potato fries
spaghetti squash with red peppers and pesto
red grapes
milk
chocolate chip cookies

thursday -  eat out at madison street

friday - tatortot casserole
steamed cauliflower
mango

saturday - pork tenderloin roast with cooked carrots
zucchini and summer squash medley with parmesan
strawberry shortcake
string cheese

sunday - baked macaroni and cheese
buttered peas
yogurt with raspberries and granola

Sunday, June 24, 2012

menu planning 6/24-6/30

sunday - turkey, pear and mozzarella sandwich
zucchini parmesan tots
carrots and hummus
blueberries

monday - goulash
garlic bread
corn on the cob with herb butter
honeydew melon
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - veggie lasagna
red leaf lettuce with craisins, sunflower seeds and feta
nectarines

wednesday - leftovers

thursday - chicken kabobs with yellow and orange peppers
baked brie with garlic and rosemary
garlic mushrooms
tomatoes with olive oil and mozzarella
bosc pears

friday - grilled halibut in an orange-balsamic vinaigrette
quinoa with green onions, black olives, walnuts and gorgonzola cheese
purple cauliflower
pineapple
huckleberry italian soda

saturday - eat out at the archive room

sunday - easy cheesy broccoli soup
broiled asparagus
watermelon

Monday, June 18, 2012

zucchini parmesan tots

you will need: food processor, melon baller scoop, mini muffin tin, measuring cup, pam
yields 4-6 servings

2 small green zucchini, skin on
1/4 small onion
1/2 cup grated parmesean cheese
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
2 eggs

preheat oven to 400 degrees.

place onion and zucchini in food processor until finely chopped.  mix together the rest of ingredients (remove blade and use processor bowl so you don't dirty another dish).

scoop mixture into greased tin. use your fingers to press together (no air bubbles).

bake for 20 minutes or until they have a brown crust on the edge.  remove and serve.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

menu planning 6/17-6/23

sunday - wonton soup
kale chips
grilled summer squash
plums
string cheese

monday - walleye
fried yukon gold and blue potatoes
raspberry pie
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - barbeque chicken pizza with smoked gouda
edamame
butter lettuce salad with tomatoes, red peppers, avocado and barbeque ranch
rainier cherries

wednesday - loaded baked potatoes (colby)
brussel sprouts
black raspberries (from the garden!)

thursday - eat out at joe's crab shack (my birthday)

friday - leftovers

saturday - roast beef with banana peppers
chili-rubbed asparagus
golden apples with caramel
string cheese

sunday - turkey, pear and mozzarella sandwich
zucchini parmesan tots
carrots and hummus
blueberries

Sunday, June 10, 2012

menu planning 6/10-6/16

sunday - black bean tacos with lime coleslaw and feta
corn on the cob
cauliflower
watermelon

monday - sloppy joe's
green beans
salad with green onions, craisins and blue cheese
kumquats
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - biscuits and chorizo gravy
broccoli and carrot hash
cherries
cottage cheese

wednesday - eat out at pho 79

thursday - pierogis
crab-brie mushrooms
sweet potato-stuffed oranges
kiwi
yogurt

friday - leftovers

saturday - sweet tomato tart (muenster)
artichokes in garlic butter
butter lettuce with red peppers, pistachios and parmesan
nectarine

sunday - wonton soup
kale chips
grilled summer squash
plums
string cheese

Sunday, June 3, 2012

no menu

we are camping, so it's s'mores for every meal, baby!  okay, not really.  just every evening.  :)  i'll see you back in the kitchen next week.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

menu planning 5/27-6/2

sunday - bangers
potato packets
salad with strawberries, pecans and blue cheese
pears

monday - potato chowder with cojita
grilled eggplant
canned fruit cocktail
cottage cheese
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday* 

tuesday - sesame and ginger chicken (bhg)
cabbage and mango asian slaw
caprese salad
pineapple

wednesday - smoked steak
potato gratin with panchetta and broccoli rob
apricots stuffed with gorgonzola cheese
white wine

thursday - chicken stroganoff over egg noodles
salad with avocado, pumpkin seeds and manchego
buttered mushrooms
strawberry shortcake

friday - leftovers

saturday - reuben with baby swiss
salty kale chips
zucchini carpaccio with lemon, chives and goat cheese
watermelon with mint
yogurt

sunday - eat out at the chuckwagon

Sunday, May 20, 2012

menu planning 5/20-5/26

sunday - bacon, leek and tomato spaghetti (rachael ray recipe)
broccoli and cauliflower ranch salad
kiwi

monday - leftovers
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - taco salad with colby jack
brussel sprouts with garlic-fig reduction
bananas with peanut butter

wednesday - eat out at linger

thursday - grilled mozzarella cheese sandwiches and tomato soup
celery with smokey cheese spread
blueberries and creme

friday - spanikopita
grilled asparagus with lemon balsamic vinegar
white peach pie with vanilla ice cream

saturday - crab-stuffed zucchini with green beans sauteed in olive oil and garlic (everyday health)
shrimp
jack in the bean dip with tomatoes and green onions
canteloupe
milk

sunday - bangers
potato packets
salad with strawberries, pecans and blue cheese
pears

Sunday, May 13, 2012

menu planning 5/13-5/19

sunday - french dip (provolone)
cauliflower in curry butter
cranberry and cucumber salad
watermelon
cottage cheese

monday -chicken pot pie
lemongrass green beans
raspberries
string cheese

tuesday - portabella mushroom parmesan
cucumber and tomato salad
mandarin oranges

wednesday - salmon with grape chutney
pasta salad with red peppers and olives
spinach salad with pickled beets, radishes, raisins and feta
baked golden apple turnovers

thursday -eat out at vita

friday - leftovers

saturday - cheeseburgers
guacamole and chips
sweet potato fries
blackberries
yogurt

sunday - bacon, leek and tomato spaghetti (rachael ray recipe)
broccoli and cauliflower ranch salad
kiwi

Sunday, May 6, 2012

menu planning 5/6-5/12

sunday - eat out at subway or taco johns

monday - steak and potato soup (recipe from chillmoms)
orange-glazed green beans
honeydew melon
yogurt

tuesday - southwest fish tacos
bok choy apple slaw
seared tomatoes with melted gruyere
cherries

wednesday - pizza dip (sauce, pepperoni, blue cheese - use on sliced french bread)
zucchini and mushroom saute
pineapple

thursday - leftovers

friday - tomato-basil-gouda ravioli
sugar snap peas, red peppers and carrots
strawberry
milk

saturday - eat out at gunther toody's

sunday - french dip (provolone)
cauliflower in curry butter
cranberry and cucumber salad
watermelon
cottage cheese

Sunday, April 29, 2012

menu planning 4/29-5/5

sunday - mojo cuban pork burritos
baked brie and crackers
grilled zucchini and summer squash
honeydew melon and canteloupe

monday - shrimp and stir-fry veggies
roasted asparagus
plums
homemade ice cream with chocolate chip cookies

tuesday - chili lime and planko chicken strips (kraft dinner kit)
corn on the cob
peaches with cinnamon
cottage cheese

wednesday - skillet chicken parmesan (using parmesan, mozzarella and gouda)
brussel sprouts with toasted cashews
blackberries

thursday - eat out at udi's pizza

friday - baked mostaccioli casserole with pepperoni and green peppers (using condensed cheese soup and mozzarella)
green beans
pear in riesling with blue cheese


saturday - butternut squash soup with bacon and sage (recipe from food for my family)
french bread
couscous with sweet potatoes, kidney beans and gorgonzola
southwest salad
green grapes
carrot cake

sunday - eat out at subway or taco johns

Sunday, April 22, 2012

menu planning 4-22-4/28

sunday - peppers stuffed with rice, mushrooms and sharp cheddar
purple cabbage, pea pods and shredded carrots in teriyaki
spinach salad (from the garden)
sliced apples with caramel

monday - eat out at vesta dipping grill
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - aztec steak with provolone
sauteed mushrooms and onions
watermelon
milk

wednesday - leftovers

thursday - skinny minnie tortilla soup
carrot sticks, celery and cucumbers with hummus
strawberries
string cheese

friday - bacon-wrapped steak gorgonzola
orange cauliflower
blueberries

saturday - garlic chicken and yellow pepper calzone
salad with almonds, craisins, mandarin oranges and blue cheese
sweet potato fries
apricot halves
yogurt
chocolate cake

sunday - mojo cuban pork burritos
baked brie and crackers
grilled zucchini and summer squash
honeydew melon and canteloupe

Sunday, April 15, 2012

menu planning 4/15-4/21

sunday - balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and ginger tuna steaks
stir-fry veggies with squash and zucchini
baked sweet potato
honeydew melon
yogurt

monday - chicken enchiladas
roasted cauliflower
plums
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - triscuit pull-apart 'pizza' with broccoli, red peppers and kielbasa
avocado, tomato and cucumber salad with feta
pineapple

wednesday - eat out at lola's

thursday - bacon-wrapped sea scallops in garlic-paprika sauce
baked brie with fig spread
summer squash
tangerine and mango

friday - garlicky hamburger pot pie in phyllo dough
edamame, black bean, garbonzo beans and yellow pepper salad
mandarin oranges

saturday - scalloped potatoes and ham
plum tomatoes with mozzarella and basil
asparagus
strawberry shortcake

sunday - peppers stuffed with rice, mushrooms and sharp cheddar
purple cabbage, pea pods and shredded carrots in teriyaki
spinach salad (from the garden)
sliced apples with caramel

Friday, April 13, 2012

baked brie with fig spread


brie wedge
fig spread (can also use raspberry jam or honey)
package crescents

open crescent package and separate rolls.
cut brie into 8 similar sized pieces and remove most of the rind.
place brie in large area of crescents and cover with a light amount of the fig spread.
roll up crescents, sealing in brie and fig spread.
bake as instructed on crescent package.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

menu planning 4/8-4/14

sunday - easter

monday - eat out at pizza hut
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - sliced turkey and bacon wrapped in lettuce with guacamole
bbq chips
carrots
grapes
string cheese

wednesday - egg salad sandwich with gouda and tomato
broiled cauliflower with olive oil and parmesan
plums
snickerdoodle salad

thursday - basil thyme garlic chicken
couscous
three bean salad (green, wax and kidney in apple cider vinegar)
blueberries
cottage cheese

friday - leftovers

saturday - feta, tomato and ham egg scramble
toast with blackberry jelly
asparagus
raspberries
milk

sunday - balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and ginger tuna steaks
stir-fry veggies with squash and zucchini
baked sweet potato
honeydew melon
yogurt

Sunday, April 1, 2012

menu planning 4/1-4/7

sunday - leftovers

monday - green chili taco chicken
parmesan stuffed artichokes
peas
apricot

tuesday - french onion soup with gruyere
salad with goat cheese, acorn squash and white kidney beans
baby carrots
cherries

wednesday - portabella mushroom burgers
quinoa with corn, edamame and small mozzarella balls
twice baked sweet potatoes with cream cheese and brown sugar
canteloupe

thursday - eat out at ruby tuesday

friday - eggplant parmesan
spaghetti squash in marinara
brussel sprouts
kiwi

saturday - shrimp and orzo with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, scallions and feta in red wine vinegar
spinach salad with mushrooms, red peppers and sunflower seeds
zuchini fries
grilled ginger brown sugar pineapple

sunday - easter

Sunday, March 25, 2012

menu planning 3/25-3/31

sunday - philly cheesesteak with peppers, onions and cheese
salad with mandarin oranges, almonds and blue cheese
baked apple with raisins and cranberries
milk

monday - leftovers
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - eat out at la fondue

wednesday - spicy salmon with cilantro, hot sauce, sesame oil and lime juice
brussel sprouts
brown rice
pineapple
yogurt

thursday - cheeseburger
squash saute
watermelon
cheescake

friday - spinach, mushroom, green onion and cheddar omelet
corn bread with butter
orange juice with frozen peaches
cottage cheese

saturday - planko-parmesan-dijon chicken
green beans
banana
string cheese
milk

sunday - leftovers

Sunday, March 18, 2012

menu planning 3/18-3/24

sunday - roast beef and cheddar on crackers
broccoli
blueberry crisp (graham cracker, butter, brown sugar and blueberries in microwave)

monday - greek chicken with feta and chives
yogurt
balsamic vinegar marinated tomatoes
couscous with parsley
kiwi
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - eat out at prime steakhouse

wednesday - leftovers

thursday - lemon pepper cod
stir-fry vegetables with squash and zucchini
garlic roasted potatoes
yogurt
cherries

friday - french toast with cinnamon
scrambled eggs with colby jack
hashbrowns with peppers and onions
mango and banana smoothie
pumpkin bars

saturday - chicken dill salad in a pita
corn on the cob
strawberries
yogurt

sunday - philly cheesesteak with peppers, onions and cheese
salad with mandarin oranges, almonds and blue cheese
baked apple with raisins and cranberries
milk

Thursday, March 15, 2012

mushroom and green bean cheesy rice

you will need: rice cooker or saucepan with lid, saute pan, can opener, measuring cups, serving bowl, spoon
yields 4 servings

1 cup uncooked rice
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1 package slice mushrooms
1 tablespoon butter
2 cans green beans
2 cups sharp cheese
pepper

cook rice in chicken broth and water as directed, until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.  (a rice cooker is great for this.)

while rice is cooking, saute mushrooms.  add green beans and warm through.

transfer mushrooms and green beans to serving bowl.  top with cheese.  add hot rice and stir together.  the heat from the mushroom/green bean mixture and the rice will melt the cheese.

season with pepper as needed.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

menu planning 3/11-3/17

sunday - chicken taco soup
broiled asparagus
banana with peanut butter

monday - steak cooked in salsa
fries
spinach salad
cottage cheese
grilled brown sugar ginger pineapple
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - seafood cocktail salad (shrimp, crab, carrots, red peppers, mayo and lime juice) over lettuce
dinner roll
green cauliflower
canteloupe

wednesday - eat out at bonefish grill

thursday - leftovers

friday - spinach mushroom pita pizza with fontina
caesar salad
grapes

saturday - chicken and mozzarella topped with lettuce, tomatoes, red pepper and basil bruschetta
carrot fries
watermelon

sunday - roast beef and cheddar on crackers
broccoli
blueberry crisp (graham cracker, butter, brown sugar and blueberries in microwave)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

menu planning 3/4-3/10

sunday - leftovers

monday - wild mushroom and rice soup with sausage
crusty bread with chevre
spinach gratin (skinny taste recipe)
pear

tuesday - eat out at grappa bistro for 5280 week

wednesday - reuben
pepper stirfry
macaroni pasta
strawberries
yogurt

thursday - eat out at axios estiatiorio for 5280 week

friday - eat out at wine and cheese for 5280 week

saturday - mushroom and monterey jack stuffed pork chops
beet salad
baked potato with sour cream
pineapple with coconut
milk

sunday - chicken taco soup
broiled asparagus
banana with peanut butter

Sunday, February 26, 2012

menu planning 2/26-3/3

sunday - eat out at cafe brazil for 5280 week

monday - eat out at the edge for 5280 week

tuesday - parmesan grilled cheese with spicy tomato basil zucchini bisque
coconut rice
celery
pineapple upside down cupcakes with vanilla bean ice cream

wednesday - garden pinwheels with cream cheese, cucumbers, green peppers and shredded carrots
kale salad with yellow tomatoes, almonds and feta
mango
milk

thursday - eat out at the 9th door for 5280 week

friday - mexican scramble with refried beans, green onions, salsa and avocado (no meat lent)
baked sweet potato with marshmellows
blueberry yogurt
cran-apple juice

saturday - brisket and brie tacos with barbeque-peach sauce
twice baked potato bites
strawberries, kiwi and mandarin oranges

sunday - leftovers

Sunday, February 19, 2012

menu planning 2/19-2/25

sunday - chicken, rice, pineapple and cashews with curry mayo in lettuce leaves
spaghetti squash sauted with garlic, peppers, basil and romano cheese
string cheese
chocolate frozen yogurt with blackberries

monday - eat out at texas roadhouse
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - eat out at ? for fat tuesday

wednesday - no meat goulash (ash wednesday)
french bread with butter
cucumber and banana pepper salad with blue cheese
green beans
baked apples

thursday - leftovers

friday - teriyaki salmon burger with sesame-ginger mayo (no meat lent)
spinach with mushroom, cranberry and provolone cheese
carrot fries
pineapple

saturday - roast beef wrap with lettuce, tomato and sour cream
pasta with olive oil and garlic
broccoli
canteloupe

sunday - eat out at cafe brazil for 5280 week

Sunday, February 12, 2012

menu planning 2/12-2/18

sunday - french toast topped with cinnamon and candied nuts
sausage links
string cheese
butternut squash with maple syrup
banana

monday - eat out at lola's
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - nachos (heart-shaped homemade chips) with cheddar and jalapenos
zucchini fries
pineapple
milk
pumpkin bars with buttercream frosting

wednesday - macaroni and cheese with broccoli
carrots
yogurt
blueberries with cool whip and almonds

thursday - dilled salmon with sour cream
quinoa
roasted brussel sprouts
kiwi and strawberry

friday - leftovers

saturday - corned beef hash with red peppers
buttered peas
canteloupe
milk

sunday - chicken, rice, pineapple and cashews with curry mayo in lettuce leaves
spaghetti squash sauted with garlic, peppers, basil and romano cheese
string cheese
chocolate frozen yogurt with blackberries

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

baked potatoes topped with chili and green onions



chili consists of:
chili beans
kidney beans
white kidney beans
black beans
lean hamburger
green peppers, jalapenos and onions
tomatoes
corn
sliced carrots
mushrooms
pumpkin (pureed)
pineapple
spices

Sunday, February 5, 2012

menu planning 2/5-2/11

what a game! we had a great night and my boys are very happy with the outcome. the boys have been complaining that we have not had potatoes in a long time. i realized they were right and i put them in rotation three times this week. the beachbody menu has lots of great ideas, but i am having trouble incorporating them. maybe next week i'll get back to it.

sunday - chili with fritos, sour cream and cheese
buffalo wings
chips and guacamole

monday - baked potatoes topped with chili and green onions
peas and corn
pineapple

tuesday - gruyere cheese fondue (eaten with veggies)
garlic bread
asparagus
oranges dipped in chocolate

wednesday - top sirloin with blackberry wine sauce
roasted carrots and purple potatoes
pears
manchego cheese

thursday - orange glazed chicken with orange juice, ginger and worchestershire
spinach salad with tomatoes, mushrooms and balsamic vinegar
garlic roasted sweet potatoes
raspberries
milk

friday - eat out at cebiche

saturday - leftovers

sunday - french toast topped with cinnamon and candied nuts
sausage links
string cheese
butternut squash with maple syrup
banana

Sunday, January 29, 2012

menu planning 1/29-2/4

back to the beachbody menus this week.

sunday - eat out

monday - eat out

tuesday - chicken with scallions and pesto in a pita
wild rice
carrot fries with cumin
yogurt
blackberries

wednesday - mahi mahi tacos
salad with tomatoes, romano cheese and italian dressing
mandarin oranges

thursday - eat out at hana matsuri (donates to the girl scouts)

friday - beef pot roast with new potatoes and corn
artichoke and cranberry salad in port sauce
pumpkin risotto
milk
pear with cinnamon

saturday - leftovers

sunday - chili with fritos, sour cream and cheese
buffalo wings
chips and guacamole

Sunday, January 22, 2012

menu planning 1/22-1/28

i start running again this week to train for a half-marathon in may. i'm excited but nervous! we also have a family reunion (saturday, sunday and monday) so we will be gone for the weekend. lots of meals out for this family!

sunday - citris-baked salmon
sauteed green beans
cottage cheese
grapes

monday - leftovers
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - eat out at qdoba

wednesday - egg burrito with ham, peppers, potatoes and cheese (and salsa)
broccoli
milk
blackberries

thursday - lasagna soup
cambozola with crackers
couscous with almonds and green onions
sauted mushrooms
asian pears

friday - gyro with feta, lettuce, tomato and tzatziki
ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and golden raisins)
raw cauliflower with dip
string cheese
white chocolate blueberry cobbler

saturday - eat out

sunday - eat out

Sunday, January 15, 2012

menu planning 1/15-1/21

sunday - asparadus, leek and mushroom frittata with fontina and parmesan
yogurt
mango
orange juice

monday - eat out at russell's smokehouse
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - lemon chicken with steamed snap peas and almonds
asparagus
string cheese
pineapple

wednesday - grilled herb cod
brown rice with walnuts
broccoli
cottage cheese
strawberries

thursday - rotisserie chicken salad with tomato, onion and avocado
carrots and celery with hummus
yogurt
watermelon

friday - broiled swordfish
zucchini and squash medley
edamame
string cheese
apples slices

saturday - sliced turkey
spinach salad with mushrooms, cucumbers, almonds and gorgonzola
broccoli
blueberries

sunday - citris-baked salmon
sauteed green beans
cottage cheese
grapes

Sunday, January 8, 2012

menu planning 1/8-1/14

i hate when i don't follow the menu plan. hate it! it makes the week more difficult. we ended up switching things out a lot more than normal. what a way to start off the new year! lol. i'm back on track this week. oh, and just a note that this is my second year of blogging my menus. whoot! whoot! i'll have to search over the recipes and share my top ten favorite meals. :) also, i joined the beachbody community to help me lose those last pesky 10 pounds, so all menus this next month are courtesy of the beachbody website.

sunday - cranberry roast
roasted garlic mashed potatoes
broiled asparagus
raspberries and sliced bananas

monday - lime shrimp with garlic and olive oil
beet, onion and spinach salad with italian dressing
baked sweet potato with butter and cinnamon
honeydew melon
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - eat out at pho 79

wednesday - teriyaki beef with orange marmalade, cayenne pepper and stir-fry veggies over wheat pita
yogurt
edamame
cherries

thursday - leftovers

friday - chicken skillet with peppers and mozzarella
quinoa
carrot fries
mango and strawberries
milk

saturday - tuna melt on english muffins with tomatoes, alfalfa and baby swiss
string cheese
mushroom, celery and sage vegetable stuffing
green bean almondine
jello with cool whip
1/2 banana
milk

sunday - asparadus, leek and mushroom frittata with fontina and parmesan
yogurt
mango
orange juice

Thursday, January 5, 2012

pear, cheddar and honey quesadillas

you will need: small bowl, whisk, knife, skillet, spatula, measuring cups
yields 2 servings

1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons raspberry jelly, heated
3 small wedges of wee brie
1/2 pear, thinly sliced
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tortillas
craisins(if desired)

spray one side of tortillas with butter or oil. whisk honey and brie together in small bowl until mostly combined. spread the mixture evenly on other side of both tortillas.

over medium heat place one tortilla cheese side-up in skillet. layer i/2 cheddar over the cream cheese and top with pear slices. drizzle with raspberry jelly. when you see the cheddar beginning to melt, top with rest of cheddar and other tortilla cheese side-down. press down with spatula to seal. carefully flip.

once cheese is melted and both tortillas are browned, remove from heat. slice into quarters and garnish with a handful of craisins.


**original idea borrowed 'back to her roots' and adapted.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

menu planning 1/1-1/7

sunday - ham and bean soup
garlic bread
creamed corn
watermelon
butterscotch pudding

monday - parmesan lemon chicken with feta
french country blend
clementines

tuesday - eat out at antica roma trattoria

wednesday - blt's with avocado and chipolte mayo
wild rice and mushrooms
cinnamon apples

thursday - fetticine alfredo
spinach salad with blueberries, almonds and parmesan
pineapple

friday - leftovers

saturday - salmon with lemon viniagrette
cottage cheese
normandy vegetables
pears

sunday - cranberry roast
roasted garlic mashed potatoes
broiled asparagus
raspberries and sliced bananas
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