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  • Menu Plan Monday: Week of October 26, 2015

    I don’t know how the days and weeks keep flying by, but they do! At least it’s finally feeling like fall around here – just a little bit chilly when I drop the kids off at school, enough to make me wish for a jacket (but not quite enough to be wearing one just yet). I’m so happy to be able to turn my oven on without feeling guilty about making the whole house hot!

    Here’s my plan for this week:

    Monday – Zucchini Rice Casserole with Chicken

    Tuesday – Cheesy Mashed White Beans with Kale

    Wednesday – Mac and Cheese, Roasted Butternut Squash

    Thursday – Broiled Salted Salmon, Rice, some kind of veggie

    Friday – Chicken Enchiladas, salas

    Saturday – Egg Salad Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries

    Sunday – Dinner out

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of October 19, 2015

    I was watching the Michigan at Michigan State football game yesterday, and thinking about how cold it must have been, given the way the fans were dressed. Meanwhile, I was sweating yesterday when I was volunteering at soccer, and I was just wearing a simple t-shirt and capri jeans … and we kept saying how happy we were that it was a lot cooler than last Saturday!

    So you can imagine how happy I am that this week, the temperatures are supposed to stay in the 80’s – and even if we hit the 90’s, at least it will be on the low end. All that means I can start thinking about casseroles and soups/stews and turning on the big oven more often than once in a blue moon 🙂

    Here’s my plan for this week:

    Monday – Sashimi, rice, some kind of veggie

    Tuesday – Farfalle with Creamy Mushroom Sauce, garlic bread, maybe another veggie

    Wednesday – Mexican Lasagna, salad

    Thursday – Breakfast (French toast, sausage, fruit)

    Friday – Clam Chowder

    Saturday – Leftovers

    Sunday – Dinner out

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of Oct. 12, 2015

    The temperature hit over 100 degrees last week, but I am so ready for it to be fall! I want to bake casseroles and make soup and stews . . . but alas, it’s still too hot for that right now (although temps are supposed to edge down into the 80’s toward the end of the week, so we’re getting there). In the meantime, here’s what I’ve got planned for this week’s dinners (I’m going to wing it for breakfast this week and see how that goes):

    Monday – Mac & Cheese, garlic bread, some kind of veggie

    Tuesday – Shrimp & Broccoli Frittata

    Wednesday – Pasta Bolognese, garlic bread, salad

    Thursday – Sashimi, rice, some kind of veggie

    Friday – Dinner out

    Saturday – Dinner out

    Sunday – Breakfast (French toast, eggs, sausage, fruit)

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of Oct 5, 2015

    I can’t believe it’s October, but the cooler weather we’re finally having does indicate fall is approaching (not to mention all of the winter squash at the markets!). This is always my favorite time of year, with the delicious anticipation of the holidays, and of course, all of the yummy food that comes with them!

    Here’s my plan for this week:

    Monday:
    Breakfast – Toast or Cereal
    Dinner – Pizza Rev (I’ve got a craving, and they have a fantastic Monday Meal Deal)

    Tuesday:
    Breakfast – Pumpkin Muffins
    Dinner – Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta

    Wednesday:
    Breakfast – Coffee Cake
    Dinner – Beef & Cheddar Hand Pies

    Thursday:
    Breakfast – Toast or Cereal
    Dinner – Chili, cornbread

    Friday:
    Breakfast – Rice Cooker Oatmeal
    Dinner – Miso Ramen

    Saturday Dinner: Dinner out

    Sunday Dinner: Dinner out

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of Sept 28, 2015

    These Chocolate Chip Cookies, which I mentioned last week, are my kids’ new favorite (I left out the nuts), and my only complaint is that they don’t lend themselves to small cookies so I can’t pack them in their lunch boxes. (I use these Sistema containers for lunches every day. They are the perfect size for my kids, when I add a drink and an applesauce pouch.) So I am going to try this Martha Stewart recipe next.

    Also, if you are looking for a delicious, easy, one-dish meal, I highly recommend tweaking Smitten Kitchen’s Zucchini/Rice casserole. I used cooked rice, so I cut down considerably on the liquid, and added shredded chicken for protein. If you are feeding more than four people or want leftovers, I would increase quantities if you’re using this as a one-dish meal.

    Here’s my plan for this week:

    Monday:
    Breakfast – Breakfast Cookies
    Dinner – Shoyu Chicken, rice, some kind of veggie

    Tuesday:
    Breakfast – Pancakes or toast, fruit
    Dinner – Pasta Bolognese, salad, garlic bread

    Wednesday:
    Breakfast – Homemade Jam Tarts
    Dinner – Chicken Enchiladas, salad

    Thursday:
    Breakfast – Breakfast sandwiches, fruit
    Dinner – Bacon-Wrapped Tofu, rice, some kind of veggie

    Friday:
    Breakfast – Oatmeal, fruit
    Dinner – Cheesy Mashed White Beans With Kale, Parmesan, and a Fried Egg

    Saturday Dinner: Dinner out

    Sunday Dinner: Breakfast for dinner (pancakes, sausage, eggs, fruit)

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of Sept 21, 2015

    Here’s a fascinating food fact I learned this week: Apparently you can make pudding in a Vitamix! I also found a new Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe to try, although I’ll be skipping the walnuts – it’s supposed to be in the mid-80’s on Tuesday, so that’s my baking day.

    Here’s my plan for this week:

    Monday:
    Breakfast – Breakfast Sandwiches, fruit
    Dinner – Spaghetti Carbonara with peas

    Tuesday:
    Breakfast – Oatmeal, fruit
    Dinner – Zucchini, Rice and Cheese Gratin {adding chicken to make this a one-dish meal!}

    Wednesday:
    Breakfast – No school, so I will probably take the kids out for a treat 🙂
    Dinner – Salmon Furikake, rice, some kind of veggie

    Thursday:
    Breakfast – Blueberry Muffins
    Dinner – Soba Noodle Salad

    Friday:
    Breakfast – Strawberry Jam Crumb Cake
    Dinner – Croque Madame with Spinach and Smoked Salmon

    Saturday Dinner: Overnight Caramel French Toast, bacon, fruit

    Sunday Dinner: Dinner out

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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