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Weekly Dinner Menus - Cindy Style

Cindy's Menu for March 1 - March 6 
Feb. 28, 2010 9:43 am 
Updated: Mar. 7, 2010 3:59 pm
Is it spring yet??  I can't wait to get out in the yard and start working on some projects that need to be done.  We put up rain gutter last weekend and now we need to finish putting up the leaf guard.  We have the biggest old oak tree that hangs right over our roof so those leaves are horrible.  We hope this remedies our flooded bedroom issue we had back in December. :)

I'm still working.  The 4-6 week job has already been 8 weeks and it looks like it's at least a few more.  I'm anxious to get some camping and fishing in soon, but the money is sure nice! 

We are going to my sister-in-law's house for dinner today.  I'm taking the ground beef and appetizer and she is providing the bbq, and all the rest of the fixings.  I love good grilled hamburgers, as you can see, they are in my menu for later in the week too!  For my appetizer I cut up carrots, cucumbers, mushrooms, broccoli, green onions and also some grape tomatoes.  Serving with this dill dip that I absolutely love.  I make it with low fat mayo and fat free sour cream for a real treat.

On to the menu..

Monday - March 1 - Homemade personal pizzas with some crusts I picked up at the commisary.  They are Mama Mary's Thin & Crispy crusts so I hope they turn out good.  I love making them with the turkey pepperoni and all the veggies.  Low fat and non-fat cheeses work perfect.

Tuesday - March 2 - Denver Omelette recipe that I stole off the Recipe Exchange today.  She posted it as a question and I thought it sounded so good so I made it a personal recipe and attributed the recipe to her.  I'll make some biscuits and homemade hashbrowns to go with.  I'll also use Egg Beaters in place of the eggs, or maybe just 1/2 the eggs and 1/2 Egg Beaters.  Also use 2% cheese and probably not nearly what the recipe calls for.

Wednesday - March 3 - Spagetti and meatballs.  I have a few meatballs leftover from freezing them a while back so I'll heat up some sauce and throw those in.  I serve with angel hair pasta and steamed broccoli.

Thursday - March 4 - Key West Chicken with grilled veggies.  (I can't wait to start bbq'ing again, we only use charcoal).  This chicken is excellent and keeps it so moist without burning it.  I cut up zucchini, yellow squash and sweet onions, spray with cooking spray and then salt & pepper.  Grill to perfection and it's one of my favorite sides.

Friday - March 5 - BBQ'd hamburgers with baked french fries.

Saturday - March 6 - Coconut chicken.  This has been on my to-try list for a long time and I really want to make it today.  I'll make this great pilaf to go with it.

Sunday - March 7 - Chicken Fried Steak, cream gravy and mashed potatoes.  Green beans with almonds.  I use this recipe but instead of frying I spray the steaks after they've been coated with cooking spray and bake on a rack placed in a sheet pan at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.  They turn out just as crunchy without all the fat.

Another week and I can't wait to eat all these yummy recipes.  Plenty of leftovers for lunches too!  I'm still eating those frozen burritos I made and they are pefect for lunch when there aren't any leftovers.

Love to you and yours and my heart is with our Chilean friends.  Keep safe and happy and give kisses and hugs to your dear ones this week!


Italian Spaghetti with Meatballs.
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Excellent Dill Veggie Dip
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Feb. 28, 2010 9:49 am
sounds yummy! =]
Feb. 28, 2010 9:54 am
That dill dip looks tremendous! Gotta try that. Looks like some great meals this week...enjoy!
Feb. 28, 2010 9:57 am
Sounds like a good week to be eating at your house!! Keep the blogs coming!!
Feb. 28, 2010 9:57 am
Do you double coat the chicken fried steak?
Feb. 28, 2010 10:04 am
Ready for Spring here too! I have some tulip bulbs that I may stick into Marley holes and see if I can plant more than she can dig up! GUTTERS work amazingly!And keeping them clean is the key...I envy gutterguards,LOL! So hopefully it works for you too! Great blog as usual!
Feb. 28, 2010 10:06 am
another delish week, Cindy!! Thank you for sharing w/all of us nosey, food obsessed people:)
Feb. 28, 2010 10:16 am
Hi Cindy, love your blog! Your picture posted, you look so much like one of my best friends! Twins I tell ya! You cook healthy. Are you dieting? I would just love to find someone like yourself to communicate with regardly healthy eating. My husband and I need to lose weight and recently his cholesterol was very high. We are both in our mid forties. I have gained like 20 pounds in the last year and a half! What the h---! I work full time as a garden department manager at Lowe's. It is very physical, so I don't understand what is going on with me. I don't eat that bad. But I am also addicted to AR and cook off its great recipes all the time. I would like to follow you, and your recipes, and menu plans. So keep you blog going! Interested in a cross county penpal? I changed my profile name not to long ago. I haven't updated my profile. I will do it soon though.
Feb. 28, 2010 10:24 am
oh man, what the heck took me soooooo long. this is the first time checking out your "menus for the week" blog. it's awesome. i thoroughly enjoyed it. i'm gonna have to go back and read your other ones. What a treat! thank you and keep on pimpin it out!!!!
Feb. 28, 2010 10:25 am
Can I come to dinner Thursday night - I want to try that chicken.
Feb. 28, 2010 10:31 am
Charcoal is the only way to go as far as I'm concerned. Propane can never duplicate that yummy charred flavor of charcoal. MMM! I'm so ready to throw a burger on the grill.
Feb. 28, 2010 10:34 am
That Key West Chicken sounds really good. So does the coconut chicken. And as far as the Denver Omlette, one of my most favorite things is breakfast for dinner so I can totally relate to this. Sounds like a great week at your house.
Feb. 28, 2010 10:58 am
Sounds great as usual! Those meatballs look so good!!
Feb. 28, 2010 11:10 am
Super job - thanks for awakening a few interesting brain "flashes"
Feb. 28, 2010 11:21 am
I look for this post every week - keep the pimpin' going! :)
Feb. 28, 2010 11:49 am
Great menu, as always, Cindy...thanks for posting it!
Feb. 28, 2010 1:16 pm
I cant Wait for spring either. I love p'cola. Went to college there
Feb. 28, 2010 4:39 pm
Oh thank you all so much for your support and kind words!! 2busymom.. I do put it in the flour first, then into the Egg Beater and then back into the flour. Then I lay it on a cooler rack inside my large sheet pan and then spray with Pam and then turn over, spray with Pam. I then bake and maybe turn halfway through and spray again. Makes it very crunchy!
Feb. 28, 2010 4:40 pm
Peggy Mitchell.. my husband and I have lost weight in the last year just eating low fat and stopped eating out. I think we've gone out a total of 5-6 times in the past year, and I'm not exagerating. I enjoy cooking and figuring out a good menu and keep it all low fat. If you want to email me, I'm I'd love to hear from you if you are interested!
Feb. 28, 2010 5:06 pm
Sounds delicious as always. I too am looking forward to the spring and fishing. Have a great week!
Feb. 28, 2010 6:43 pm
Wow what a delicious sounding menu for the week! I spent the better part of 8 weeks in Biloxi, years ago as a child and loved it there! Thank you so much for your kind words. I look forward to following your blog.. :o)
Feb. 28, 2010 8:32 pm
Thanks again Cindy for all your great menu ideas. I usually plan my menu around yours and what's on sale! :-)
Mar. 1, 2010 3:22 am
Sounds delicious as always. Hope, you will have a great week.
Mar. 1, 2010 4:44 am
Ummmmm, toothbrush is packed and we'll be there in about 18 hours! Seriously, great blog, loved the menu. Inspiring!
Mar. 1, 2010 3:05 pm
Thank you all for all the comments because I want to be on the front page!! Thanks again!
B L 
Mar. 7, 2010 7:51 am
Hi Cindy! I am kinda new around here, as you may have noticed, and am just now getting around to some blog reading. Loved yours, have saved some of your recipes, and am especially interested in the chicken fried steak. Here in Texas that is the classic comfort food, esp. w/mashed potatoes and gravy, but I have not made it in years -- I rarely fry anything any more. Never dreamed you could bake it and I will be trying that soon :) Thank you for that great idea!! I have been following you a bit too as I can tell you are cooking healthy and I would like to do more of that.... my former husband was pretty picky and my previous job had me working all hours so I have not had a lot of time to 're-learn' to cook lol. I am a great 'southern' cook and can fry anything up and/or smother it in cheese and sour cream lol! Casserole and dessert queen, that's me! Peggy Mitchell beat me to it but I was going to ask if you would email me.... I divorced 4 years ago but am still raising my teen daughters - my story sounds a bit similar to yours, and I love how it sounds like you are doing really well and enjoying your new life. I do not have much time for a social life at present as I am currently a full time student and these girls keep me busy, but would love to hear from you if you would care to chat a bit anytime.... my email is (Any other AR friends are welcome to email me as well :) Have a great week and enjoy the yummy menu! Oh, and since you sound like you camp a lot :) I am taking my girls camping soon for the first time ever just the 3 of us... Their dad took care of the campfire and cooking (for a change :) on our family campouts, so I hope I do ok, my girls love to camp and I have learned to enjoy it, so if you have any tips for me they would be much appreciated. We are going to a state park with little cabins. Take care!
Mar. 7, 2010 3:59 pm
Betty, what a thoughtful, well written comment. Thank you so much. The chicken fried steak turned out really good tonight with lots of leftovers. Instead of burgers tomorrow night I think we'll eat those. I do so love camping and can't wait to go again. We have a 27 foot travel trailer with a queen bed, nice little kitchen and a very nice little bathroom & shower. We both love it so much and long for warm weather. And, showers after campfires always help! So glad that you have found my blogs and found some great recipes. It's my passion as you can tell :)
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I grew up in Stockton, CA and then lived most of my 1st married life in Lemoore, CA. We raised our 3 boys (twins and one more 20 months later)up together but when the youngest son graduated from high school, I realized life was too short to stay in an unhappy, dead marriage. After 23 years, a divorce and a new life. I moved to the Biloxi, MS area and met my wonderful husband now. He is all I could ask for. We have a kitty and a camper and we love them both! She camps with us all the time. I quit my job in August, '08 and my husband is retired (again) so we are enjoying our time together. ***UPDATE*** I'm working again and really liking my job. I don't have to bring it home with me and it's 32 hours per week, which works out perfect. Very happy to report that we are very happy again with a new job!!!
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My new favorite is finding low fat, healthy recipes to try. I'm really up for anything to cook.. it's truly my hobby.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Right now I would have to say that having a fish fry is the closest thing to a tradition I have. Not healthy but it sure is good! Fried fresh caught fish, hushpuppies, okra, french fries. All deep fried and all soooo good!!
My cooking triumphs
Beef Tenderloin With Roasted Shallots from this site. I served it to guests and they could not believe that this was a home made meal. For something so easy it's the best meal I've ever made. Also feel very good about my submitted recipes. I'm not one to usually make something up but I like to follow recipes and then maybe make a few tweaks to our liking and needs.
My cooking tragedies
HAHA - It still makes me laugh. My very first meal I cooked for my 1st husband was supposed to be eggs, bacon and pancakes but the skillet I tried to use was not a non-stick. Needless to say.. we had scrambled eggs, torn up bacon, and worst of all, scrambled pancakes.
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