SMY: Typical Weekly Menu!!

Hi everyone, I'm new to the group and need some inspiration! I'm going grocery shopping today and would love some new ideas for dinnertime.  My mom always made "Weekly Menus"  that she would post on the fridge every weekend.  It helped her figure out what she needed at the grocery store.


Anyway I'm getting tired of rotating the same go-to meals!  Here's what a normal week looks like:


-Chicken Picatta with Couscous


-Steak with Roasted Red Potatoes


-Arroz Con Pollo


-Steak Fajitas


-Rotini with Red Sauce and Mozzarella and Garlic Bread


-Pork sauteed with Onions and Applesauce


Please share yours!!!

Posted on November 6, 2010 at 2:06 am
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lsjhik
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Wow nothing nearly as fancy!


I'll usually do 1 crockpot meal-like stroganoff, meatbals, etc.


I'll marinade chicken 1 night and do rice and veggies with that...


The other days I'll usually throw something together :-)


I'm in school and work full time-that's my excuse for being a bad fiance ;-)

Posted on November 6, 2010 at 4:09 am
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lol I don't think it's fancy since they're the only things I really know how to make well!  I've been rotating those meals for the last few yrs and I'm ready for something new!


I'll have to toss in a crockpot meal, too ;)

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 1:21 am
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I try and change it up each week so we dont get sick of the same food!

- Chicken Divan & Home-made maple syrup beans.

- Steak, Roasted garlic potatoes and green beans.

- Crockpot Mac & Cheese & Home-made Creamy potato soup.

- Some sort of pasta, like 3 cheese torrtolini with garlic toast.

- Grilled Chicken with mashed potatoes and rice.

- Roast, brown sugar squash, corn.

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 3:59 am
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We have about 10-15 recipes we use on a regular basis and then try to incorporate one new recipe a week. Here is our menu for this week.


Sun - we have childbirth class 5:30-8:30 so we will eat in the hospital cafeteria.


Mon - grilled burgers, fries, salad


Tues - jamaican jerked chicken, rice, salad


Wed - loaded baked potato soup


Thurs - roast, mashed potatoes, corn


Fri - we dont cook, so either leftovers or cereal


Sat - we always go out


We typically cook 5 times a week and I USUALLY plan a pasta, chicken, beef, fish, and repeat one of those.

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 4:26 am
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mmm.. I love mac n' cheese!!!!

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 4:27 am
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@kelly2bg.. I could honestly eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner! yum!  and congrats on the upcoming baby! 

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 4:30 am
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We're weekly meal planners as well....and big fans of making enough to take to work for lunch the next day so our weeks usually look something like this.


 


Sunday: crockpot meal (either mac & cheese, chili, baked potato soup, or taco soup)


Monday: London Broil with a dry rub, sweet potato chips, steamfresh veggies


Tuesday: Asian Chicken Lettuce wraps


Wednesday: eat at my parents


Thursday: Pork Chops or Chicken on the grill, steamfresh veggies, rice/pasta sides


Friday: Mexican Chop Salad


 


we also rotate in chicken marsala, spaghetti with homemade meatballs, and sloppy joe meatloaf because they all make for yummy leftovers

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 5:40 am
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me too missbliss! right now im stuck on frosted mini wheats strawberry delights.


sweetkat, would you mind sharing the recipe for asian chicken lettuce wraps, please?!

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 8:39 am
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FI gasped when I said I was sharing this recipe with the PW girls bc it's his mother's top secret recipe that took months to get...but I'm all about sharing the love


 


The filling




  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 12 shitake mushrooms, finely chopped

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and very finely chopped

  • 2 scallions, very finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 lb ground white meat chicken

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 small can of water chestnuts, drained and finely diced



The sauce




  • 1/2 cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 3 tablespoons flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce



1.  For the sauce, mix all ingredients together with a whisk or shake together in a jar.  Set aside.


2.  Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.  When pan is hot, add peanut and sesame oils.  Saute mushrooms, carrots, water chestnuts, scallions, ginger, and garlic for 4-5 minutes until mushrooms are cooked and vegetables are soft.


3.  Add chicken and cook.  Stir constantly, breaking up meat.


4.  When chicken is almost cooked, ad the sauce, bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer and continue cooking 5-6 minutes.


5.  While the chicken is cooking, peel leaves from head of iceberg lettuce to make lettuce cups.


Makes enough for 4 (we save half for lunch the next day)

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 11:28 am
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ooop, Id love the warps recipe too!! maybe I shouldnt be on here when im hungry lol. I dont have a "typical" week. I try to do crockpot once a week, big meaty salad once a week, leftover night and at least one NEW recipe each week. Dh and LOVE the variety, weekends are my fancy meal nights since I have more time.

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 11:28 am
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Also.....it seems like a lot of work but once you make it once, you'll get the hang of it and cut down prep time.  We put all of our veggies in the alligator chop to get even small pieces and I usually cook the chicken first and then throw in the vegetables.

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 11:30 am
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I make a weekly menu also. We eat a lot of chicken, but I try to incorporate fish, turkey, pork etc to mix it up. We eat a lot of pasta too! Here is my menu for this week (which is funny bc it doenst really include anything I just said we normally eat HAHA)


Mon: Lasagna calzones w/ caesara salad


Tues: Meatloaf sandwiches (leftover meatloaf from Sat), cajun baked fries


Wed: Chili (crockpot) w/ cornbread


Thurs: Greek-Italian Salad (Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, feta, chopped cappicola, provolone & salami with greek vinaigrette)


Fri: Steak and chicken fajitas w/ spanish rice


Sat: Chili-mac (homemade mac & cheese with leftover chili mixed in)


Sun: Out to dinner :)

Posted on November 9, 2010 at 4:51 am

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