Menus of a Mom

Just trying to get the family fed!

Menu – Week of 9/24/12

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Monday: Cherry Tomato & Yellow Squash Crumble 
Tuesday: Butternut Squash Tostadas
Wednesday: Asian Chicken Quesadillas
Thursday: Turkey Burgers with Roasted Vegetables
Friday: Foil-Pack Chicken & Broccoli Dinner


I have to buy:

  • Yellow squash
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Shredded cheese
  • Tostada shells
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Tortillas
  • Ground turkey breast
  • Bell pepper
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Parsnips
  • Stuffing mix
  • Broccoli
  • Bacon bits

I already have on hand:

  • Butter (actually, I use Earth Balance)
  • Bread crumbs – Nonni’s Garlic Parmesan Italian Toast + Vitamix
  • Parsley
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Frozen butternut squash
  • Ro-tel tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Chipotle pepper seasoning
  • Lime juice
  • Chicken
  • Asian sesame dressing
  • Sesame oil
  • Potatoes
  • Honey dijon dressing (using this in place of the ranch in the foil-pack dinner)



  • Organize the RR cabinet
  • Make the bread crumbs
  • Chop onions for all nights but Friday
  • Dice 1/2 lb yellow squash


After work: Assemble and bake the Cherry Tomato and Yellow Squash Crumble


After work Make the Butternut Squash Tostadas – I’ll post an actual recipe after I made them
Late night: Dice the chicken and snap the snow peas in half.


After work: Assemble the quesadillas and cook on the stove.
Late night: Assemble the burger patties and prep the roasted vegetables (potatoes, brussel sprouts, onions, parsnips).


After work:  Toss the veggies with garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar and roast.  Cook the burgers on the stove.
After work: Assemble the foil-packs and bake.



Author: menusofamom

I'm a mom that works outside the house trying to create home cooked meals for my little family of three. My husband is a small business owner, and my daughter turned 2 in February.

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