Monday Menu Plan

November 21, 2011

This is a big week for all foodies. Not only do we get to plan an extravagant meal that takes days of preparation, but we also have a few days off which means even more cooking for breakfasts, lunches and, of course, how to incorporate turkey leftovers. Below is what I have planned thus far:


Monday: Crockpot Saucy Italian Chicken (recipe courtesy of The Pajamas Chef)

Tuesday: Lunch for Dinner: Chicken Noodle Soup + Homemade Sammie

Wednesday: Leftovers


  • Specialty Cocktail: Champagne Punch
  • Appetizer: Cheese and Olive Plate
  • Entrée: Malt Beer Brined Turkey with Malt Glaze
  • Sides: Squash Casserole (thanks Mom!); Sage Sausage and Apple Dressing; Pimento Cheese Potatoes Gratin; Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic
  • Condiments: Homemade Gravy; Cranberry Relish
  • Dessert: TBD — I don’t “do” desserts, so will probably pick something up from the German Bakery

Friday: Leftovers, leftovers and more leftovers!

So what’s on your Thanksgiving Menu this week?


Weekly Menu Plan

August 21, 2011

I’ve got a busy week ahead of me, so I’ve already prepped tomorrow night’s dinner by cooking a pork butt in the crockpot and shredding the meat.  What do you do to get a jumpstart on your weekly dinners?

Monday:  Pulled Pork Tacos w/ Cilantro Corn on the Cob and Spanish Rice

Tuesday:  Leftovers

Wednesday:  Steamed Crab Legs with Homemade Hushpuppies from the LaGrange Farmer’s Market

Thursday:  Raging Burrito for Trivia {with the awesome ladies of JLD!}

Friday:  Asian Glazed Drumsticks w/ Roasted Broccoli


Monday Menu Plan

July 25, 2011

After a week indulging in she-crab soup {my fave!}, beer and cheese grits on Saint Simons Island, it’s time to get back to a healthy reality.  I decided to peruse some of my favorite cooking magazines for inspiration this week and came up with an especially waist-friendly menu filled with fresh veggies, fish and lean meat.

Weekly Menu

Weekly Menu

Monday:  Carolina BBQ Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries  {WeightWatchers Magazine}

Tuesday:  Fish Tacos {Saveur} with Spicy Southwestern Corn {Cooking Club Magazine}

Wednesday:  Leftovers

Thursday:  Raging Burrito

Friday:  Penne with Asparagus, Artichokes, Favas and Peas {Bon Appetit}

 What’s cookin’ in your kitchen this week?

Monday Menu Plan

July 11, 2011

Another week, another attempt to plan out my meals for the next six days.  (Including one from last week that I didn’t get to.  Ooops.)

MONDAY:  Chicken Wings: Lemon Pepper, Hot & Cilantro Lime

TUESDAY: JLD Meeting at Taco Mac

WEDNESDAY: Hugh Acheson’s  Fish Tacos with Roasted Tomato Salsa


FRIDAY: Leftovers

SATURDAY: Camping at Stone Mountain Park (Making Pulled Pork)

Monday Menu Plan

July 4, 2011

A bowl of Cheerios

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We’ve spent the weekend partying and I just ate a bowl of Cheerios for dinner, but I’ve got great plans for the rest of the week!  Trying a new Mexican restaurant Jim is raving about and testing two recipes from Saveur

Tuesday: Don Pedro’s

Wednesday:  Fish Tacos (Hugh Acheson’s recipe) with Roasted Tomato Salsa

Thursday:  Pasta with Grilled Artichokes

Friday: Leftovers

What’s on your menu for the week?

Monday Menu Plan

May 30, 2011

Every week, I am impressed with The Pajama Chef’s ability to plan out a menu for the week, write it down and stick to it.  I’m attempting to do that myself.  Again. Let’s see if I can stay on schedule and share recipes throughout the week (only if they all come out as good as they sound)!

May 30th

Week of May 30th

Monday: Greek

Tuesday: Grabbing drinks {and a bite} at Leon’s Full Service

Wednesday: Summer Cookout

Thursday: Mexi-Seafood Night

  • Tilapia and Shrimp Ceviche with Mango and Avocado
  • Panko Crab Cake with Lime Aioli
  • Cilantro Rice

Friday: Leftovers