Weekly Menu 8/19–8/23

It’s the first day of school!  My house is quiet (and messy)!  I’ll be able to get a few things done!  Yippee!  But I’m also a bit sad – my youngest started Kindergarten today.  She’s so grown up!  And my other one barely said goodbye this morning.  He just jumped out of the car and headed to class.  They don’t seem to need me as much anymore.  Boo hoo!  So I always remind them that if I wasn’t around there just wouldn’t be any good food to eat!  And the house would be a mess.  And there wouldn’t be fantastic decorating.  And no clean clothes.  Or shopping.  I could go on.  But they seem to get the point…. sometimes.

This week is meant for yummy suppers with a hint of fall comfort.  I loooove fall and nothing signals fall like the first day of school!

Monday – Spinach Grilled Cheese with Tomato Basil Soup (there’s that Meatless Monday again!)

Tuesday – Chinese Chicken Salad ( I use real chicken instead of canned – eeeewwww!)

Easy Yummy Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

Wednesday – Dijon Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin with Apple Salad

Easy Brown Sugar and Dijon Glazed Pork Loin

Thursday – Flank Steak Roulade with Smashed Garlic Potatoes

Stuffed Flank Steak

Friday – Salt and Pepper Sea Bass with Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce (super easy Hollandaise that I can’t wait to try!!)

Sea Bass with Spring Herb Hollandaise Sauce Recipe at Cooking.com

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Weekly Menu 8/5–8/9

I have decided that my family needs more vegetables.  This is not a new realization, its just the first time I’m going to do something about it.  I am prepared for the meltdowns at the dinner table and the whining about how disgusting green foods are.  But I will be strong!

Monday – Meatless Monday with Vegetable Lasagne – layers of veggies create the noodles and lots of gooey cheese!

Tuesday – Broiled Fish with Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce – I had dinner at a fancy pants restaurant on Friday and got something similar.  This will be my attempt to recreate it.  The kids will have homemade fish sticks.

Wednesday – Italian Pasta Salad with Sopressata

Thursday – Pretzel Crusted Chicken with Apple Spinach Salad

Friday – My son has a book club meeting so we will all go out to dinner after.  My guess I pizza.  Ugh!  I swear that I need a pizza oven in my kitchen!!

Weekly Menu 7/29–8/2

I am still being sneaky with my kiddos this week.  Yummy foods but healthier and good for the whole family, not just the children.  We are broadening our horizons and trying new things!  Good bye, chicken nuggets!  Good bye, hotdogs for dinner!  I’m one happy momma!

Monday – Chicken Caesar Sandwiches – Ciabbata bread spread with Caesar dressing and topped with roasted chicken and lettuce. 

Tuesday – Herbed Honey Chicken with garlicky green beans – a twist on this recipe. 

Wednesday – Grilled Cheese with Spinach – I watched Giada make this one and thought that it was brilliant!!  I will serve it with gazpacho.

Thursday – Slow Cooker Beef and Mashed Potatoes – while in Williams-Sonoma yesterday I saw their new braising sauces and had to pick one up.  I grabbed the caramelized onion and balsamic sauce.  Yum!!

Williams-Sonoma Braising Sauce, Artichoke & Roasted Garlic

Friday – Grilled Tuna with mango salsa – I’ll make it into a taco for the kiddos.

Weekly Menu 7/22–7/26

It is the last full week of July.  Time flies while you are having fun!  And the kiddos and I are on a quest to broaden their palate, so to speak.  Well, its really my quest, but they are the target.  So, these are all pretty kid friendly.  I’m hoping they actually eat this week and don’t starve themselves!  I have some pretty picky eaters.

Monday – Tuna Noodle Casserole – based on the Campbell’s version, but healthier and made creamy with Greek yogurt and “healthified” with cauliflower puree instead of so much condensed soup.

Campbell's(R) Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe

Tuesday – Chicken Fajitas – since we love tacos so much I thought I’d try this!

Wednesday – Pasta Bolognese – This one is a favorite so I know they’ll eat at least once!

Picture of Weeknight Bolognese Recipe

Thursday – Chicken Parmesan Meatballs in Creamy Tomato Sauce

Friday – Black and Bleu Steak Salad – Steak atop a bed of arugula sprinkled with blue cheese, chopped tomato, and crispy shallots. 

Weekly Menu 5/20–5/24

It is time to get back into a bathing suit.  Ugh!  So for the next few weeks it will be low carb.  I will be gone on Monday so the kiddos are carbing it up!  After that, not so much.

Monday – Spaghetti with Marinara

Tuesday – BLT (the classic bacon, lettuce and tomato on toasted bread with mayo)

Wednesday – Grilled Fish with Honey Lemon Quinoa

Thursday – BBQ Chicken and Summer Salad

Friday – Steak and Field Green Salad

Weekly Menu 5/13–5/17

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers Day!  Here is this weeks menu.

Monday – Chicken Soup and Cheesy Arugula Panini

Tuesday – Seared Tuna with Avocado Salsa

Seared Tuna with Avocado Salsa Recipe

Wednesday – Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Quesadillas

Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Quesadillas Recipe

Thursday – Ratatouille

Friday – I will be visiting my parents up in Maine.  Hopefully I will be eating some sort of seafood.  The hubby and kiddos will probably go out for pizza!

Weekly Menu 5/6–5/10

Monday – Fillet of Beef Bourguignonne

 

Tuesday – Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Boursin and Proscuitto

 

Wednesday – Rotini with Romano, Black Pepper and Arugula (loosely based on Giada’s Recipe)

Thursday – Homemade Chicken Soup

Friday – Shrimp on the Barbie with Grilled Veggies

Weekly Menu 4/22–4/26

Monday – Turkey Apple Meatballs over egg noodles – yummy and sweet!  Perfect for the kiddos!

Tuesday – Roasted Chicken Wings – a healthier version of the bar food.

Wednesday – Healthy Mac and Cheese (add pureed cauliflower!) – saw this one on Food Network’s “Not My Mama’s Meals” and I will try to recreate it.

Thursday – Beef and Blue Cheese Salad – quick and light because Thursdays are baseball nights!

Friday – Beer Battered Fish n Chips

Weekly Menu 4/15–4/19

Happy Tax Day!  I hope everyone is getting a big, fat refund!  If not, this weeks menu is pretty affordable.  It’s not too fancy, but full of flavor!

Monday – Caprese Panini

Tuesday – Flank Steak stuffed with blue cheese, spinach and red pepper (this is one to check off the Pinterest list!)

Wednesday – Chicken and White Bean Stew

Thursday – Pasta with Pancetta in Cream Sauce

Friday – Spicy Salmon with Mango and Avocado Salsa

Weekly Menu 4/8-4/12

Wow, it feels good to be back!  We are getting settled in at Chateau Charmant and it feels like home!!!  I am getting back in the kitchen and doing some real cooking.  I have all of my kitchen gadgets and utensils back.  It feels so wonderful!

 

Monday – Herb Crusted Sirloin with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus

Tuesday – Italian Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

Wednesday – Tacos!  (It is the princess’s birthday and tacos are her favorite.)

Thursday – Breaded Pork Chops with Haricot Vert

Friday – Salmon Cakes