August 02, 2020

Weekly Menu Plan

Sunday - Brunch: Biscuits with sausage gravy
                Dinner: Caprese panzanella salad 
                Dessert: Cinnamon swirl crumb cake

Monday - Porterhouse steaks and corn on the grill, broccoli

Tuesday - Balsamic steak and grilled corn Gorgonzola salad (using leftover steak and corn). I'm featuring Aberdeen's Kitchen this week for her inspiration and also the photo credit for this beautiful salad. Click on the photo to go to the recipe.


Wednesday - Steak, broccoli and cheddar quiche (using up any leftovers)

Thursday - Sweet and spicy Asian chicken meatballs with brown rice and hibachi veggies (zucchini, mushroom, onions, broccoli and carrots)

Note: Freeze leftover meatballs

Friday - Teriyaki salmon bowls (using up leftover rice and veggies)

Saturday - Beef empanadas with side salad

Note: When I make homemade empanadas I make an extra large batch. It's one of those things that's easy to make but very time consuming between making the pastry, cooking the ingredients, stuffing, sealing, and then baking. It's easier to make a lot at the same time than to make small batches more often. They freeze well and make a perfect little lunch, snack, or grab out a couple per person for dinners.

I would love to hear what's on your menu, have a great week! :)

34 comments:

  1. All of your food list is very delicious. Yesterday my mother cooked chicken meatballs because the hot sauce can warm the body from the cold weather that occurred in recent days.

    Greetings from Indonesia.

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    1. Thank you so much. It's the middle of summer for us here so it's lots of cool foods. Hope you keep nice and warm in the cold. Hot,spicy food is definitely warming in the cold weather. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love this! When we were first married, I would plan my menus weekly. Then I kind of got away from that. But I think this way saves you money as well. Because you only buy what you need to make the meals on your menu. Your menus are awesome, so much variety. And even dessert!! For breakfast we are having a new recipe, cheesy chicken bagels. But I am using ciabatta rolls because I already have them Pasta with tomato cream sauce for dinner, another new recipe.

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    1. Good morning Ginny. I started meal planning early on too and it became especially important when I had my three children at home and had to work full time. I have just always stuck with it, and it definitely saves money too. I love finding ways to stretch the same ingredients into a few different meals like I've done this week - another big money saver and makes cooking a breeze. I love that you are trying new recipes, do you ever post photos of them or recipes? I would love to see what you're making. Have a blessed Sunday and thank you following along!

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  3. Can I come to your house??? That all sounds so good! For us, tonight will be chicken alfredo over zoodles. Tomorrow will be enchiladas, Tuesday will be tacos, and I haven't planned beyond that yet.

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    1. Come on over, we'll eat social distance style lol. I love cooking and getting creative with my menus, it helps keep me busy these days. Your menu sounds delicious so far too! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week :)

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  4. I think there's little that tastes better than a nice Porterhouse! 'Cept maybe a Porterhouse with Gorgonzola sprinkles. :) I'm about to start chopping peppers and onion and InstantPot-erize them with some Conecuh sausages. NY cheesecake for supper!

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    1. Right?!! Porterhouse is my favorite cut too and I'm really looking forward to using the leftovers for that steak Gorgonzola salad. I still have yet to get myself an Instapot or an air fryer, don't know what I'm waiting for. Your dinner sounds fantastic and NY cheesecake - YUMMY!

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  5. We have a stir fry planned for today. Summer veggies and pieces of sausage.
    Top of the stove meal, since it's still s-u-m-m-e-r here. ~smile~

    Love to have a dinner, which feeds us, for 2 nights. The best!

    🌹

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    1. Stir fry is always a winner. I love to eat seasonally and nice lite meals are great in the summertime. I'm a fan of stretching out meals for a couple days too but I obviously enjoy creating different meal to use up the leftovers, and love freezing some too for nights I don't want to cook. Have a great Sunday and enjoy that stir fry tonight :)

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  6. And I should have asked you!

    You being in FL!

    Are you in the path of danger, from this hurricane?

    Wishing you well, and safety, during it.

    🌹

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    1. I'm on the SW coast of Florida, no problems here thankfully. This is such a small, weak storm I don't think there will be many problems anywhere in Florida. Thanks so much for asking.

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    2. So happy, you are not in the line, anyway!!!!

      🍂✨🌼✨🍂✨

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  7. That salad looks delicious! All your meals sound so scrumptious Martha!! Its great how you incorporate leftovers into other meals too!! Happy eating!

    betty

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    1. Thanks so much Betty and yes, doesn't that salad just look amazing?! I can't wait to try it. I really enjoy the cooking style I've developed over the years - cook once and eat 3 or 4 times or more. It started back when the kids were young and money was super tight. I had to find ways to stretch out the meals. Hope you have had some nice meals over the weekend. Have a great week!

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  8. Your steak is perfectly cooked - looks delicious! I love the idea of a weekly meal plan, although I haven't got there yet. Sounds like you'll be eating well this week!

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    1. Hi Beth! The photo is a feature this week but I hope my steaks will come out just as perfectly tomorrow. I've been a menu planner for many years, definitely makes life easier. Give it a try sometimes, I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy to see you back in the land of blogs. Have a great week!

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  9. Your menu sounds delicious! I would love to come and take notes (and eat too!) LOL. I don't go into such detail with my menu planning. We kind of have a routine of what we like and also it depends on what is on special each week meat wise. Hubby isn't in to a lot of interesting dishes...just keep it simple and food that he likes and he's a happy camper. We are retired, and he likes "one pot meals" so we don't have too many dishes to clean up. I've discovered even those take more than one pot, but he doesn't get it. LOL. You do give me some good ideas, and I thank you for them!!

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    1. Thanks Pamela. I start my plan by what's on special for the week too, especially meats but I try to do the same with other sale items as well, and then try to incorporate things I already have on hand. My hubby is a very adventurous eater and I guess I am too. We both love all kinds of different ethnic foods and I love trying new recipes too. Enjoy your meals this week :)

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  10. Tonight was pork chops on the grill and small red potatoes, Monday is Freezer, Tuesday Grilled Cheese, Wednesday Chicken Alfredo ( the chicken is cooked and in the freezer), BLT's, Freezer on Friday and Pork Burgers on Saturday. In our freezer we have Chili, Seafood Gumbo, Chicken and Homemade Noodles, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Potato Soup, Vegetable Beef Soup with lots of veggies, Hotdish those are our favorites ans dinner to night this week is what ever we like out of the freezer. I was lacking inspiration ...I have never had enpanadas...I will have to Google it:)

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    1. Your menu plan for this week sounds fantastic! I always keep the freezer stocked with ready made meals too and extra cooked meats that I can just add to dishes. Empanadas are like little hand pies, they are a Latin street food. They are delicious and can be filled with just about anything. Try one if you ever have the opportunity. Happy eating this week :)

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  11. I really can spell some days:) Just heard the news that Florida was spared a direct hit...good news! Stay safe enjoy your Steak week! :)

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    1. Definitely good news, we didn't get anything more than a few little showers where I am on the SW side of the state *whew* Thanks for things of me, have a great week!

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  12. I started doing my menu plan on Wednesdays when I make up the grocery list for the week. It helps so I have on hand what I need. On the menu for today is salmon patties, fresh green beans and sweet potatoes. Your homemade empanadas sound wonderful. My SIL makes them and they are a treat !

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    1. These days I start with a rough draft and making a grocery list by what's on sale before I go shopping, and what I have on hand - harder these days with only going once every two weeks. So I have a general idea and then I add to it when I do my actual full plan on the weekends. Your menu for today sounds delicious! Glad you've had empanadas, they really are a treat. Have a yummy week :)

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  13. Hello!
    Your food looks so delicious!
    I would love each one of those!
    Sandie

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    1. Hi Sandie, thank you! I'm so glad you stopped by. Have a great week :)

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  14. It all sounds absolutely yummy! What time is dinner? lol
    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks Stacy. Dinner is around 6, come on over! See you tomorrow for Tuesday 4. Have a great week! :)

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  15. Gorgonzola salad fits with my food plan and looks delish to me

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    1. It was so good! I'll definitely be making it again :)

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