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This is what we are eating this week - Lamb, Chicken Picatta, Chickpea Tikka Masala, Asparagus and Chicken casserola, and homemade pizzas.

I've been in a bit of a cooking slump, so I'm hoping that this week's menu will pull me out of it.

Eleanor the Great

I am in Virginia with my boy (he was sent here by his work, and I'm tagging along) until the beginning of June. Staying at a hotel. With not only complimentary breakfast, but an evening "social hour," which is a pseudo-meal served Monday through Thursday. I have a full kitchen, but only two very uggy and rusty pans (not sure why they're in this amazing hotel room, but there they are), and dinner's free anyway. So most days we just eat what the hotel supplies. Not exactly gourmet, but easy and filling.

This week we have Soup & Salad, Finger Sandwiches, Meatloaf & Mashed Potato, and Chili Dogs & Chips. Friday we'll probably go out for dinner. The weekend is totally in the air this week. I'm hoping for food at an amusement park, or diner food on the way back from Kitty Hawk and the Wright Brothers Museum.

I hope I don't get too lazy before June! And I miss my kitty...


Monday-Grilled Salmon and roasted asparagus, green salad w/ greens from the garden and brown rice.

Tuesday-Trader Joes Chimichuri rice. I'll add in Tofu for a little protein

Wednesday- Ginger/sesame grilled Chicken, veggies

Thursday-Family Night at the In-Laws (happens every other Thursday)

Friday- Pizza Night!

Saturday-Slow cooked pulled pork burritos

Sunday - haven't thought about that one yet. Maybe I'll follow your lead and do steak and potatoes, the husbands favorites.


My weekly menu is so boring next to yours...again (except for your polenta recipe of course) i'm in a total slump.


THANKS for the reminder. I SO need to start meal planning again!!! My latest is write a list of 10 things on a white board and cook them when it works out.:).


Here's our menu for this week. Yours looks tasty - especially Tuesday.



I have always wondered....what do the kids eat for date night? Do you make something for them before you leave? Babysitter makes the call? Is it really a night off from feeding the family?

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