Weekly Menu Plan: September 7-13

by Cate on September 7, 2008

So with the first week of menu planning firmly under my belt, I’m feeling good.  Surprisingly, I kept to it all week, and it was nice to take the guesswork out of the whole “what’s for dinner” scenario, especially at the end of a long day.  Now to tackle Week 2.

Sunday: Clean out the fridge night.  Baking with Nick: Chocolate Fudge Cakes, new recipe from Healthy Cooking 12/05.

Monday:Sauvignon Blanc-Steamed Mussels with Garlic Toasts (new recipe) and Apple, Dried Cherry and Walnut Salad with Tossed Greens and Maple Dressing (tried-and-true but not yet posted here).

Tuesday:  Dinner: Open.  With Nicholas: Walnut Maple Fudge (new).  Also planning on making Sweet and Sour Chutney with Onions and Warm Spices (tried-and-true, but not here yet).  I’ve been promising a friend I would make it f-o-r-e-v-e-r, time to follow through.

Wednesday: Greek-Style Pasta Salad – new recipe from Pillsbury.

Thursday: Grilled Vietnamese Shrimp Paste with Lime Dipping Sauce, new recipe from Whole Foods pamphlet.  With Nicholas, new recipe for Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies from Cottage Living.

Friday: Kitchen Closed.

Saturday:  Cuban Style Chicken from Cooking Light magazine (new recipe) with The Husband‘s Yellow Rice with Green Olives and an Heirloom Tomato Gratin from Woman’s Day magazine (new recipe)

So that’s what’s coming out of the Sweetnicks’ kitchen this week – what about your kitchen?

P.S.  What we’re reading… Book #2.

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Sara September 8, 2008 at 9:22 am

I try to make a menu plan every week – it helps keep my grocery list to a reasonable level and it gives me a chance to do a little prep the night before since I usually come home from work tired and not wanting to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. Your menu plan looks great!

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Patsy September 8, 2008 at 9:34 am

I try to menu plan weekly as well (seems to be a theme on the blogs I’ve been catching up on this morning!)… since we just got back from vacation, there’s no plan this week except to restock the fridge and kitchen so that I can make ANYTHING for dinner and lunches for school!

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Kristen September 8, 2008 at 10:38 am

We have a super busy week this week. I’m hoping I can stick to the plan!

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Ali September 8, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Lasagna Sandwiches…Spaghetti Carbonara, and Korean Hamburgers. Off nights are leftovers/open nights. :)

Your menu is WAY more sophisticated than mine! LOL

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Cate September 8, 2008 at 10:29 pm

Ali – nah, it just looks sophisticated. I’d love to hear about the Korean Hamburgers!

Kristen – I think even halfway, it still helps, you know?

Patsy – can’t wait to hear all about Disney!

Sara – it just seems to make the after-work time period so much less stressful to at least have a plan in place. Thanks for dropping by!

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Karen September 8, 2008 at 10:42 pm

Mmmmm… everything looks so good.

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