Menu plan for week of 9/20

We were away this weekend visiting my mother-in-law. We hit terrible traffic coming home and got home later than anticipated. As a result, I needed a simple dinner for tonight and a streamlined plan for the week.

Sunday

Grilled steaks, mashed potatoes and salad

Monday

Chicken with ham, cheese and bacon with steamed broccoli

Tuesday

Grilled pesto shrimp and pine nut cous cous

Wednesday

Pork tortillas adobo

Thursday

New Orleans sausage pizza

Menu plan for week of 8/30

Hard to believe that summer is almost over. Here is the menu plan for the week:

Sunday

Grilled scallops with tomato coulis and leftover pasta salad

Monday

Chicken hummus bowls

Tuesday

Fish tacos

Wednesday

Mini quiches

Thursday

Open-faced steak sandwiches

Family luncheon

My father-in-law passed away in June. He was a dedicated resident of Oxford, Maryland and gave generously of his time and talent. The Oxford Community Center dedicated their miniature skipjack, Yankee Pedler to his memory on Saturday in a lovely ceremony. He had spent many hours on its restoration and upkeep so it was a fitting tribute.

Following the ceremony on Saturday, we had a family lunch. I turned to my favorite, The Barefoot Contessa for inspiration. In her Parties cookbook, I found a summer luncheon menu that I used in its entirety. The menu:

  • Panzanella salad
  • Shrimp salad
  • Pasta with pesto and peas
  • Chinese chicken salad
  • Lemon poundcake

It was a big hit and leftovers were incorporated into tonight’s dinner.

Menu plan for week of 8/23

We are back from our week at the beach. Great fun and lots of good food. Here is what we will be eating this week:

Sunday

Shrimp wedge salad

Monday

Sesame crusted pork loin and cous cous

Tuesday

Baked rigatoni Amatriciana

Wednesday

Sheet pan chicken nachos

Thursday

Pesto scallop arugula pizza

Menu plan for week of 8/2

We were away for the weekend and came home last night. Fortunately, we had made and frozen crab soup last week so it was nice to come home to an already made dinner. Here is the plan for the week:

Sunday

Cream of Maryland crab soup

Monday

Butter chicken and rice

Tuesday

Shrimp and black bean quesadillas

Wednesday

Grilled lamb chops and haloumi salad

Thursday

Blackened Cajun chicken salad

Menu plan for week of 7/19

It is hot, hot, hot here in Baltimore. In colder weather, I’m happy to spend Sunday afternoons cooking. Not in summer! We played golf this afternoon and then I wanted to cool off with a dip in the pool. Knowing that we were having steaks on the grill and purchased mashed potatoes meant that I could play with a clear conscience!

Sunday

Grilled strip steaks and mashed potatoes

Monday

Green Goddess pasta salad with shrimp

Tuesday

New Orleans sausage pizza

Wednesday

Southwestern Cobb Salad

Thursday

Grilled salmon with corn/cherry tomato relish

Menu Plans – subject to change!

We had a family picnic on Sunday night and I was busy.  Did not have a chance to update blog.  The menu plan for the week was originally, as follows:

Sunday

Mexican shrimp cocktail and guacamole

Grilled chicken with slaw, hamburgers, potato salad, deviled eggs

Congo squares

Monday

Caprese salad with fried green tomatoes

Tuesday

Hoisin pork, cous cous and grilled asparagus

Wednesday

Spicy chicken pizza

Thursday

Grilled shrimp and summer squash

We had a lot of leftover chicken so we ended up having leftovers on Monday night (I was planning to use green tomatoes from my garden anyway.)  Samantha is taking a virtual baking campl this week and made homemade pizza dough today.  There is leftover so it made sense to swap and make the spicy chicken pizza on the homemade crust.  So we will have the hoisin pork tomorrow and then decide what to have on Thursday.  If you start with a plan and have most or all of the ingredients, you have the flexibility to switch things around without resorting to eating out. 

Menu plan for week of 5/10

Here is the menu plan for the week (slightly delayed due to some computer issues)

Sunday

Grilled lamb chops, grilled shrimp, grilled asparagus and polenta – Surf and Turf for Mother’s Day

Monday

Chicken avocado casserole – Something old

Tuesday

Seared scallops with white wine butter sauce and cous cous – Something new

Wednesday

Grilled salmon, potato and asparagus salad – Something healthy

Thursday

Crab soup from the freezer – Something already made

 

Menu plan for week of 5/3

Here is the menu plan for the week:

Sunday

Chipotle marinated strip steaks and hash browns – this is one of my favorite marinades and makes extra.

Monday

Chicken with herbs and prosciutto and cous cous – I’m taking a very close look at cookbooks that don’t have tagged recipes.  If I can’t find something good, that cookbook is going.  This cookbook is just hanging on.

Tuesday

Watercress soup with seared scallops – this sounds so springy

Wednesday

Asian-style baby back ribs and salad with ginger dressing – something a little bit different

Thursday

Queso Fundido pizza – popular the first time we had it and easy

 

Menu plan for week of 4/26

It is a rainy, gloomy day here in Baltimore.  I think tonight’s dinner will lift everyone’s spirits!

Sunday

Orange glazed pork with roasted sweet potatoes

Monday

Sheet pan chicken (one of my favorites!)

Tuesday

Lasagna (I’m going to fix it this afternoon)

Wednesday

Oyster stew

Thursday

Breakfast for dinner – omelet night!