Weekly Menu 11/11–11/15

Happy Veterans Day and thank you to all who have served!

It is cooling down in the Carolinas!  The high is 45 this week.  Eeeek!  But the menu is sure to warm even the coldest fingers and toes!

Monday – Broccoli and Bacon Quiche (recipe coming soon!)

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Tuesday – Stuffed Acorn Squash (I’m going to add a little chopped kale to this.)

Wednesday – Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken

Slow-Cooker Garlic Chicken with Couscous

Thursday – Meaty Lasagna and Tossed Salad

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Friday – Braised Short Ribs and Sautéed Kale


Weekly Menu 9/23–9/27


Monday – Creamy Mushroom and Fontina Pasta – this looks fantastic! 

Creamy Mushroom-Fontina Pasta

Tuesday – Cali Turkey Burgers – regular turkey burgers with creamy avocado and bacon wrapped in lettuce.


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Wednesday – Parmesan Honey Roast Pork in the Crock Pot with smashed garlic potatoes.  This looks so good I can’t wait to try it!

Thursday – Taco nachos!  Made with taco meat, black beans, fresh salsa and lots of gooey cheese!!!  Add some guacamole and Greek yogurt on the side.

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Friday – French Mussel Bisque with Crusty Bread – just watched this on Barefoot Contessa and I must try it!

Weekly Menu 9/9–9/13

I feel like Fall is in full swing.  Football is on, evenings are cool(er), and leaves are beginning to change.  I am pulling out the fall decorations and giving the house a little lift.  I want my menu to reflect that, too. 

Monday – Pasta Primavera – this version is full of squash – zucchini, yellow and butternut all make an appearance.

Tuesday – Beef Stroganoff

Wednesday – Brown Sugar Chicken with Apples in the Crock Pot – chicken thighs with a brown sugar and Dijon mustard rub slow cooked with apples in apple juice.

Thursday – Cheese Ravioli in Sage Butter – so easy it hurts.  Make Buitoni cheese raviolis according to the package.  Melt butter in a pan then add 10 fresh sage leaves that have been chopped.  Pour the butter over the cooked ravioli and sprinkle with parmesan.

Friday – It’s another baseball day so there will be dinner on the go.  Probably sandwiches. 

Weekly Menu 8/12–8/16

I can’t believe that it is the last week of summer!  Where did the time go?  We have had a fantastic summer, but I think it is time to go back to school.  I crave the structure and the schedule that goes along with school.  I think, secretly, my kids do too.

Monday – 3 Bean Enchiladas – we are sticking with Meatless Mondays!

Tuesday – Spaghetti Carbonara – this is one of my favorites!!


Wednesday – Shrimp Stir Fry

Thursday – Burgers and Grilled Corn on the Cob

Friday – this weekend is going to be spent getting ready for school so it’s a chefs choice day.  Whatever I have in the fridge is what is for dinner. 

Weekly Menu 7/15–7/19

July is in full swing.  I just wish we would get less rain so there could be more grilling!  All of this weeks meals are grill free, except for Thursday.  Stay dry and enjoy!

Monday – Pan Roasted Tilapia with Sage Butter and Green Beans

Tuesday – Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary and Cauliflower Mash

Wednesday – Summer Pasta with Pea Pesto

Thursday – Chimichurri Flank Steak and Roasted Potatoes

Friday – Spaghetti and Meatballs

Weekly Menu 7/8–7/12

I hope everyone had a wonderful fourth of July.  We did!  It was fantastic celebrating in Maine with my family, especially cousins I haven’t seen in almost a decade.  Now it’s back to the summer in North Carolina – swimming, boating and relaxing with the kiddos.

Monday – Cheese Tortellini in Cream Sauce with Kale Salad

Tuesday – Pretzel Crusted Chicken with Green Beans

Wednesday – Taco Salad

Thursday – Pasta with Summer Vegetables (corn, onion, yellow squash, tomato and zucchini)

Friday – Salmon Cakes with Blue Cheese Celery Salad

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Weekly Menu 7/1–7/5

This week I am actually in Maine again visiting my family.  So, instead of doing my regular menu, I thought I would share with you some of my very favorite recipes from home.  My dad is the best cook around and an amazing outdoorsman so there is plenty of wild game.  And being in New England, lobster, of course!

Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

Teriyaki Venison Loin with Sautéed Wild Mushrooms – this one’s a family recipe that I’ve never written down.  I’ll get my dad to write it down and then I’ll share it with you.


Steamed Clams (I use olive oil instead of grape seed oil)

Lobster Roll

Picture of Lobster Rolls Recipe

Fried Clams usually from my favorite road side snack shack – Jordan’s Snack Bar in Ellsworth, ME

Bacon Wrapped Duck Bites

Duck Bites Recipe

Weekly Menu 6/24–6/28

I can’t believe it is the end of June!!!  My how time flies!  I am really enjoying the fabulous flavors of summer and all of the good grilling weather.  I hope you are too!

Monday – Shrimp and Chorizo Spicy Fettuccini – loosely based on this recipe.  I will be using less chorizo and adding a little parmesan and pasta water to make it saucier.

 Spanish Spaghetti with Shrimp and Chorizo

Tuesday – Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Wednesday – Chicken Milanese with Tomato and Fennel

Picture of Chicken Milanese with Tomato and Fennel Sauce Recipe

Thursday – Honey Beer Braised Ribs with Grilled Corn Salad

Honey-Beer Braised Ribs Recipe

Friday – Dijon Brown Sugar Marinated Steak with Spinach and Apple Salad

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 5/6–5/10

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