This Week in Our Dining Room - Starting OVER

So, I stopped posting my weekly menus.  Not because I wasn't doing them, I just thought it was not necessary anymore.  Well, after three weeks of not posting them, suddenly I was not pressured to do them.  So, the last two weeks were stressful for me around meal time as I was not prepared.

I am starting over.  I cannot say that I created AND posted six back-to-back weeks of meals.  Cannot check it off the list yet!

This week I was inspired by a few of my friends who posted their menus early.  I completely stole Tuesdays meal from my friend Heidi and was inspired on a few others by my friend Kim!  Thanks ladies :)

Here we go!

Monday - Chicken Quesadillas, Avocado Salad, Mexican Rice (from scratch, not a box!)

Tuesday - Artichoke and Parmesan Risotto, Spinach Salad, Bread

Wednesday - Chicken and Sausage Gumbo over rice, Carrot Salad, and Strawberry Shortcake for dessert (using up strawberries from summer before the new season!)

Thursday - Beet salad, leftover carrot salad, Tangy Roast Pork, Rosemary roasted potatoes, snap peas

Friday - Pizza and a movie night, only we are making our own pizzas this time!

Saturday - Brinner (breakfast for dinner) or leftovers if there are any, as I usually eat them for lunch

Sunday - Butternut Squash ravioli in a maple cream sauce, salad and bread

Yum!  I'm excited!  Now I just need to grocery shop.

On another note:

I was searching through my blog archive to make sure I had the date right for when I left my job and I came across this post about Cameron.  It's a cute read and it made me smile.  Maybe it will make you smile too :) 


  1. I used to plan my meals out as well, but two things happened...One, my brother-in-law saw it posted on the fridge, and teased me about how lame I was...Then, I noticed we didn't have time on certain nights to make things, something would come up, and suddenly it would be to late to roast a chicken. Love that you are able to do this....and it does save on last minute trips to the grocery store, and you know its healthful and balanced throughout the week. I now do a very loose plan. I plan out and shop for 8 meals or so, and have the ingredients on hand, but each day I assess what's going on, and decide that day....and I always keep a few boxes of Annies on hand and also spaghetti sauce in case things get really crazy. PS--would love to swap risotto recipes with you :)

  2. I was rummaging through my freezer last week and came across a ziplock of strawberries... from last year of course. I thought, "Better eat these up." And so we have been having a lot of smoothies the past few days.

  3. h man now you have got me hungry! That all sound sooooo nice. And hehehe brinner! Never heard of that name for it but we do have that :-)

  4. oh wow everything sounds sooo yummy!


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