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menu mania monday: week 12

by @according2kelly on March 22, 2010

today’s post is short, sweet & to the point. so the only question i have for you, is what’s on your dinner menu this week?

monday: chicken stir-fry
taco: taco tuesday
wednesday: meat loaf
thursday: chicken curry
friday: corn chowder


menu monday mania: week 11

by @according2kelly on March 15, 2010

this week i’m feeling a wee bit adventurous. nearly every single menu item it something totally & completely new-to-me. although, i’m hoping to find a few winning recipes that i can share with you all. happy meal planning…

* monday: faith chicken
* tuesday: campfire casserole
* wednesday: chicken salad
* thursday: homemade mac ‘n cheese
* friday: honey lime grilled chicken

so as always, what’s your family eating this week?


menu monday mania

by @according2kelly on March 8, 2010

okay. so the craziness hasn’t calmed down. but i can definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel. slowly but surely, things are starting to settle, & hopefully one day soon, life will resume regular programming. & trust me, at that time i’ll have lots to share. right now, i’m just a little wrapped up in the “moment” of things. but even with chaos happening all around, my family is has to eat, so i still have to menu plan.

* monday: zesty crockpot chicken
* tuesday: beef stew
* wednesday: meatball sandwiches
* thursday: home made chicken noodle soup
* friday: pizza

so what are you having for dinner? i’m in definite need of some new ideas. especially crock pot meals. suggestions?


menu monday mania: week 7

by @according2kelly on February 22, 2010

have you missed me? probably not. but i missed you. things have been wild & definitely crazy… hence the unexpected absence. but don’t worry (not that you were. okay, so maybe some of you were. so, thank you, thank you, thank you to those of you who emailed me, to make sure “all is well.” you have no idea how much that made my day, to realize people actually missed little ‘ole me.) anyway…. on with things. like this week’s menu.

* monday: shepard’s pie
* tuesday: pork chops & green beans
* wednesday: meatloaf
* thursday: mexican chicken & rice soup
* friday: pizza

so….. what are you having for dinner? something tasty that i need to make next week?


menu monday mania: week 6

by @according2kelly on February 8, 2010

oh heavens. this week has been busy, exciting, even overwhelming at times – but more on that later. it’s time to get down to business. the meal planning business that is. this week is going to be easy for me because i’m going on vacation! woot! woot! after tonight, someone other than me will be responsible for each & everyone of our meals. so while i don’t have any exciting menu ideas to share – that doesn’t mean i don’t want to hear yours, because i do! i still have to come home & make dinner all next week, which i’m already not looking forward to.

* monday: pizza (i think i’ve found the sauce, will share later)
* tuesday: maybe tacos?
* wednesday:
enchiladas perhaps?
* thursday: cheesy quesadillas?
* friday: big fat burritos?

p.s. if you haven’t sent me your recipes for the great soup exchange, better do it soon. time is almost up!


menu monday mania: week 5

by @according2kelly on February 1, 2010

soup’s on this week, literally. almost every single day, i’m making soup. it’s quick, easy, & will be perfect for the cold winter nights. maybe, if i’m really ambitious i’ll bake up some crusty, home-made bread. (any one have any favorite bread recipes they are just dying to share?)

* monday: sweet potato corn chowder
* tuesday: tortilla soup
* wednesday: home-made mac ‘n cheese
* thursday: chili (anyone have a fabulous, must-try recipe to suggest?)
* friday: mexican chicken & rice soup

so here you go. my dinner plans. link up your plans & recipes, let’s help each other out….


menu monday mania: week 4

by @according2kelly on January 25, 2010

outside it’s been cold, wet & very very rainy. i know, not exactly that big a deal. but when you live in southern california, it is a HUGE deal. really & truly, we are not equipped for this kind of inclement weather. & just to prove that point, i now have a pool in my backyard, where there wasn’t one before. currently, the sun is shining & the skies are blue (hallelujah!). but, they are forecasting even more rain to come. so, this week’s menu is made up almost entirely of comfort food… hopefully a hot & tasty meal will be the perfect cure for all our weather woes. if anything, making the noodles for our soup will keep the boys busy for at least one afternoon.

monday: chicken & rice
tuesday: home made chicken noodle soup
wednesday: home made pizza
thursday: chicken enchildas
friday: baked tortellini

as always….. what are you having for dinner this week?


menu monday mania: week 3

by @according2kelly on January 18, 2010

it’s monday… & i haven’t forgotten – time for menu monday mania. this week’s menu is just a wee bit different. i’m currently counting down until the the big race. yep! in just less than 3 weeks i will be lacing up my shoes & running 26.2 miles. ay crumba! to tell you the truth, i’m not exactly looking forward to the big day. & although the old fable tells us that “slow & steady wins the race,” i’m hear to tell you, that’s a pack of lies. so i’ll be working hard these next couple of weeks, trying to increase my speed just a bit. in the mean time, i’m also going to be doing all i can “nutritionally” to give me that extra needed edge i so desperately need. over the next few weeks i’ll be turning to good ‘ole dr. oz, to help with my meal planning needs. so without further ado, here is week three of menu monday mania (courtesy of dr. oz)…

* monday: asian salmon with brown rice pilaf
* tuesday: stuffed whole wheat pizza (we couldn’t give up our weekly pizza entirely)
* wednesday: mediterranean chicken with tomato, olives & herbed white beans
* thursday: royal pasta primavera provencale
* friday: apricot chicken and green beans with almond slivers

so what are YOU having for dinner this week? (be sure to link up to YOUR menu monday post, or simply comment with your meal plan.) any last minute marathoning tips you want to pass along?


menu monday mania: week 2

by @according2kelly on January 11, 2010

one week down. how’s everyone doing? still keeping those resolutions? still feeling good about the new year? school starts this week. the decorations are all down. i guess it’s true, the holidays really are over.

so are you ready for this week’s menu? my shopping list is complete, the meals are planned. i’m crossing my fingers that my family will be eating a home-cooked meal nearly every night this week. & any leftovers will head to work with my hubby, for lunch.

just like last week, i’m encouraging YOU to share your menu plans with me, i definitely need all the ideas i can get. so leave a comment with your menu plan, or, even better, post your menus on your own blog & just leave a link here. &, without further ado, here is week two of menu monday mania

* monday: zesty crockpot chicken
* tuesday: taco soup
* wednesday: home made pizza (thanks to everyone for all the fabulous dough recipes. i’m definitely trying each & every one of them out. i am, however, still looking for a homemade recipe for sauce… anyone? anyone?)
* thursday: hash
* friday: chicken pizza packets

wahoo! i kinda impressed with myself (obviously, it doesn’t take much). 5 more meals, planned. although, you may or may not have noticed, i don’t have any “sides” listed. to be honest, i haven’t quite worked up to that yet. picking & planning side dishes is just as hard, as planning the meals themselves. & remember, i’m baby stepping here. planning the meals, is a HUGE accomplishment. i’m hoping to work up to side dishes in a month or so. in the meantime,  how do YOU handle side dishes? do you have a side or even possibly multiple sides with every dinner? do you match the “sides” to your meal, or do you have several “sides” that you just rotate through? do you do “sides” & a salad, or just a “side” or just a salad?

looking forward to once again checking out your meal plans…. don’t let me down. remember my family needs to eat, & i need ideas.


menu monday mania: week 1

by @according2kelly on January 4, 2010

happy new year! welcome to 2010! i don’t know about you, but i’m still adjusting to the new year. i’ve got lots of new ideas, big plans, & plenty of resolutions. the first goal on my list involves dinner time. as you may or may not know, i don’t mind cooking at all, in fact i kinda enjoy it. but, what i don’t like is the actual decision process – coming up with what to actually make for dinner. but that’s gonna change. 2010 is the time for a new me & a new meal plan. each & every monday i am going to be posting my weekly meal plan. i know, it isn’t exactly a new or novel concept, but i’m hoping that being held accountable is going to be the motivating factor i need, to get my butt in gear, to actually do the work, & sit down to make a weekly menu plan.

i’m betting you already plan your menus. i highly doubt this a new concept to anyone, but me. if you do, i’m going to encourage you to post your menus here too. or, even better, post your menus on your own blog, & just leave a link here. i know i could use all the meal ideas i could get, & would love to know what some of your family favorites are. so, without further ado, here is week one of menu monday mania

* monday: crock pot chicken tacos
* tuesday: chicken tortellini soup
* wednesday: home made pizza (i need YOUR help with this one. anyone have any recipe suggestions for dough or sauce?)
* thursday: meatball “hero” sandwiches
* friday: creamy chicken roll-ups

so there you have it. a collection of 5 yummy meals my family is going to eat this week. & to be perfectly honest it wasn’t all that hard. although, i’m a little worried i may have used up all my tasty recipes the first week out. hopefully, one or maybe even two of you, will play along with my little game. i’m definitely in need of some new ideas for next week!