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Sun Leftovers (I still have a ton of leftovers from last week's change of plans after I had thawed the meat)

Mon: Chicken, crashed potatoes, broccoli

Tues: Chicken Quesadilla

Wed: Chicken soup (Might be noodle, might be rice, or possibly white chicken chili)

Thurs: Stuffed Potates

Fri: Italian sausage

Sat: Leftovers or salads

 

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We are trying something a bit different for the next two weeks.  I found a bunch of freezer meals that can be frozen raw then go directly to the crockpot whilst still frozen.  My boys and I assembled them this weekend.   In theory we'll pull whatever we are in the mood for in the morning and put into the slow cooker on low.  Tomorrow eve is Salsa Chx, served in a rice bowl with lettuce and such.  

 

Here is the next couple of week's list with potential sides:

 

Vegetable Beef Stew, likely with saltine crackers

Pizza dough, served with a side salad and made into a pizza (duh)

Pot Pie, stand alone or with rolls for the kiddos

Orange Chx, over rice with sauteed vegetables

Korean Tacos, with Cole Slaw mix in tortillas.  Fried rice to the side.

Meatballs in sauce, maybe over spaghetti noodles, maybe in hoagies, veggies or salad

Mushroom Barley Stew, with freshly baked bread and butter

Ginger Peach Chx, same as Orange Chx

 

Also in the freezer for breakfasts and extras

Sausage balls

Granola

Muffin Batter

Taco Meat

Burritos (thaw and eat for portable or emergency lunch)

 

Lunches will be leftovers, an impromptu soup, or Mexican (taco salad, quesadillas, etc.)

 

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11/2

Minestrone

Fresh bread

 

11/3

Pulled pork

Cornbread

Corn

 

11/4

Lasagna

Salad

Bread

 

11/5

Italian pork in the crockpot

Hoagie rolls

Veggies

 

11/6

Taco salad

Apple crisp and ice cream

 

11/7

Crockpot chicken chili

 

11/8

Chicken noodle soup

Fresh bread

 

11/9

Mac and cheese

Cantaloupe

Broccoli

 

11/10

Slow cooker teriyaki pork tenderloin

Green beans

 

11/11

Spaghetti

Salad

Fresh bread

 

11/12

Beef barley vegetable soup

Fresh bread

 

11/13

Orange chicken

Rice

Green beans

 

11/14

Chicken burritos

Chips and salsa

Brownies

 

11/15

Chicken pot pie

Salad

 

11/16

Potato soup

Fresh bread

 

11/17

Chicken cacciatore

Fruit cocktail

 

11/18

Ravioli lasagna

Fresh bread

Veggies

 

11/19

Beef stew

Fresh bread

 

11/20

Grilled salmon

Crescent rolls

Broccoli

 

 

11/21

Chicken skillet meal

Apple pie

 

 

11/22

Bean burritos

 

11/23

Order pizza for Judah’s birthday

 

11/24

Hot dogs and tater tots

Green beans

 

 

11/25

Shepherd’s pie

 

11/26

Slow cooker teriyaki pork tenderloin

Fruit cocktail

 

11/27

Split pea soup

Rice

 

11/28

Fettuccine alfredo

Broccoli

 

11/29

Chili

 

ETA: I know there are 30 days in November. I ran out of ideas. 

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We are trying something a bit different for the next two weeks.  I found a bunch of freezer meals that can be frozen raw then go directly to the crockpot whilst still frozen.  

 

 

At church this morning, they announced that the ladies are getting together on Saturday to put together a bunch of meals like this that will be kept in the church freezer for families who have a need. I hope to go and help out and come up with some new ideas for meals. 

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At church this morning, they announced that the ladies are getting together on Saturday to put together a bunch of meals like this that will be kept in the church freezer for families who have a need. I hope to go and help out and come up with some new ideas for meals. 

 

They were incredibly simple to assemble.  Please, share any keepers!

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Entropymama I am seriously impressed that you have your month planned!  I'm doing really well if I get a week planned and execute it without mishap. 

 

This week: 

Sun. Chicken parmesan w spaghetti, salad

Mon. meatloaf, mashed potatoes, veggie or two

Tues. chicken and veggies

Wed. tacos (as usual!) and white chicken enchiladas

Thurs. leftovers from Wednesday or family members can fix whatever they want. 

Friday veggie night- it's always a starch and a few veggies. 

 

 

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This is my rough draft, my neighbor & I take turns on Sunday for a "family dinner." We're not related, but are like family with them. We've spent the last few Christmas's together.

Sunday-next door w/neighbors

Monday-ham

Tuesday-salmon patties

Wednesday-church (white bean chili)

Thursday-smokehouse pork

Friday-red beans & rice

Saturday-brats

Sunday-chicken nuggets (neighbor's here)

Monday-tacos

Tuesday-bbq chicken

Wednesday-church

Thursday-beef roast

Friday-fried tenderloin sandwiches

Saturday-Steak bites

Sunday-dinner next door

Monday-country fried steak

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I'm slowly getting into meal planning and away from my go-to sandwiches and blah food for dinner. It's hard because DS won't eat cooked food (he will still eat sandwiches after I make him have a bite of my food) so any meal I make has to be one or maybe two servings, which cuts out all the easy crockpot meals. I don't do leftovers.

I went to the thrift store and got a very small glass baking pan. So this week:

Monday: Basler Melsuppe and roasted roots

Tuesday: one pot chicken and potatoes

Wednesday: ??? Very very busy so I don't know...

Thursday: Basler Melauppe and roasted roots again

Friday: One pan chicken Marsala

 

Slowly....very slowly figuring out this whole cooking meals thing...

I did remember to reserve the Thanksgiving turkey though!

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I'll play, since I'm so excited that I actually planned dinners this week!

 

Sunday--Acadian Poulet a Petit-Feu (browned, simmered chicken), mashed potato, salad

Monday--Pasta, beans & greens

Tuesday--Beef & red sauce over rice, salad

Wednesday--Panfried cod, warm potato salad, broccoli

Thursday--Roast turkey breast, butternut squash, something green

Friday--Potluck w/friends--Baked panko chicken breasts with butter and sage

Saturday--Calamari pasta

 

Amy

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I forgot about Thanksgiving. And I'm hosting!  :lol:  :lol:

 

It is much easier for me to devote a few hours once per month on planning and shopping than to do it every day, or even weekly! 

 

I read through your month of meals and wondered if your family did a traditional Thanksgiving or not. I guess you do! :laugh:

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Sun:  buffalo chicken eggrolls (these were supposed to be vegetable spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce - except I don't have spring roll wraps only egg roll wraps and they are way too tough for these so this is dinner on the fly and I think there will be loud complaints)

 

Mon:  baseball game conveniently located over an hour away so something fast like tacos

 

Tues:  pasta with oil, garlic and red pepper

 

Wed:  pork chops of some type

 

Thurs:  ???

 

weekend:  we may be travelling to SC for the Clemson v. Florida State football game.  Go Tigers.

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Sunday - scrambled eggs and toast

Monday - pizza

Tuesday – Roasted Chicken and Peppers, serve with green beans and mashed cauliflower

Wednesday – Pancakes

Thursday – Chickpea Burgers and turnip fries

Friday – Bean and Cheese Enchiladas – use low carb tortillas

Saturday - Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

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Today -- leftovers

Monday -- roast beef with potatoes and carrots

Tuesday -- cheese-stuffed meatballs

Wednesday -- shredded chicken sandwiches

Thursday -- chicken enchiladas

Friday -- BBQ boneless pork ribs

Saturday -- chicken noodle soup

 

We only shop once a week, and I have to plan ahead to make sure I have ingredients on hand. But things often happen to change the plan, so what we actually eat might be somewhat different than what is on my list. I have a bad habit of forgetting to defrost things, so it's not uncommon for me to call DH and say, "dinner is still in the freezer, so you'd better bring home a pizza." Sad but true.

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I am waiting for an appliance repair person to call me back about my non-chilling fridge so this is all tentative.

 

Today, tomorrow and Wednesday will be chosen from things I have premade in the chest freezer (kefta, black bean burgers, taco meat), grilled chicken fajitas, or tandoori-spiced chicken (can't do proper tandoori because dd is dairy-intolerant) plus veggies and coordinating starches (naan, tortillas, rice, whatever). I cannot make anything that produces leftovers!

 

S--Chinese out w friends

M--

T--

W--

Th--fish, dependent on what looks good at the store that day

F--homemade potstickers!

Sa--monthly dinner date after a concert :)

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5 Week Plan

 

5x "Oven Roast or Bake" Day

- Roast Beef

- Roast Chicken

- Meatloaf

- Pre-made Rissoto Casserole

- Pork Loin Roast

 

5x "Leftovers from Roasts" Day

- More Roast Beef

- Chicken Fajitas

- Yorkshire Puddings with imbedded Meatloaf

- No Leftover Risoto... TBD

- Pork with Stir-Fry and Rice

 

5x "Soup, Salad, Eggs, Potatoes, Bread or Breakfast" Day

- Mushroom Soup (canned)

- Beef-Barley Soup

- Chicken & Noodle Soup

- Eggs & Hashbrowns

- Ham & Sweet Patato Fries

- Pizza (home made)

 

5x "Super Easy" Day

- Hamburgers

- Chicken-n-Swiss (pre-made)

- Tacos

- Ground Beef Skillet (flavour TBD)

- Barley in a Pasta-Like Presentation

 

10x "Regular Meal" Day

- Fish (Hake)

- Shrimp

- Steak

- Chicken Breasts

- Chicken Fingers (home made)

- Pork Chops

- Ground Beef (maybe shepherd's pie?)

 

5x "Picnic Supper" Day (not at home, usually sandwiches)

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Sun. Steak, baked potatoes, salad

Mon. Deconstructed stuffed peppers over rice

Tues. Baked ziti

Wed. Rotisserie chicken, rice pilaf, honey peas

Thursday. Sweet potatoes and black beans

Fri. Tacos, refried beans

Sat. Grilled cheese. Tomato soup

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We are trying something a bit different for the next two weeks. I found a bunch of freezer meals that can be frozen raw then go directly to the crockpot whilst still frozen. My boys and I assembled them this weekend. In theory we'll pull whatever we are in the mood for in the morning and put into the slow cooker on low. Tomorrow eve is Salsa Chx, served in a rice bowl with lettuce and such.

 

Here is the next couple of week's list with potential sides:

 

Vegetable Beef Stew, likely with saltine crackers

Pizza dough, served with a side salad and made into a pizza (duh)

Pot Pie, stand alone or with rolls for the kiddos

Orange Chx, over rice with sauteed vegetables

Korean Tacos, with Cole Slaw mix in tortillas. Fried rice to the side.

Meatballs in sauce, maybe over spaghetti noodles, maybe in hoagies, veggies or salad

Mushroom Barley Stew, with freshly baked bread and butter

Ginger Peach Chx, same as Orange Chx

 

Also in the freezer for breakfasts and extras

Sausage balls

Granola

Muffin Batter

Taco Meat

Burritos (thaw and eat for portable or emergency lunch)

 

Lunches will be leftovers, an impromptu soup, or Mexican (taco salad, quesadillas, etc.)

Question - how do you do the muffin batter? Do you pour batter into baking cups before freezing? How do you thaw?

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Bolt, how does the 5x plan work? Monday is Roast/Bake day, Tuesday is Leftovers from Riast Day and so on?

A little bit like that structure, but with lots of flexibility.

 

Tuesday is 'often' roast day, but I can have it another day (like Saturday, or Friday) if I feel like it. There are certain days that I am more likely to declare 'this' day or 'that' day... Monday is picnic, Wednesday I often want easy, Sunday tends to be soup-or-other.

 

I have more than my fair share of personal counter-will: to the point that I resist my *own* good plans if they are too restrictive. I treat it kind of like a menu: (1) How much effort do I feel like putting in today, (2) What's on the plan at that effort level.

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Question - how do you do the muffin batter? Do you pour batter into baking cups before freezing? How do you thaw?

 

To freeze muffin batter, just place paper liners into muffin tins and spray each lightly with oil.  Pour muffin batter into the liners and place the muffin tins into the freezer for a couple of hours.  (We placed small cutting boards in between our muffin tins while they were freezing, so we could freeze multiple batches at once.)  After the muffins are set and fairly frozen, transfer to labeled gallon sized freezer baggies.  

 

To freeze two dozen in the same freezer baggie, just add a loose layer of plastic wrap over the first dozen then top with the second.  

 

Lay the baggie flat in the freezer to prevent the muffins from sticking to one another.  To bake, just pop the frozen muffin cups into muffin tins and bake per original recipe.  

 

They do need to bake a few extra minutes from frozen.

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I do it week by week. My boys have nutcracker rehearsals and ballet classes this week and dh is out of town. So, fast and easy it is

 

Tonight: a meal we call 'tea' and it freshly made bread, maybe a hard cooked egg or two, some yogurt, fruit and...tea.  We have this almost every Monday

 

Tuesday: "bean bowls"  Brown rice, refried beans, toppings as desired

 

Wednesday: Grilled cheese sandwiches (use up the bread from Monday) and split pea soup

 

Thursday: Frozen eggplant parmesan. I buy this frozen at the store and heat it up in the microwave.  This is our traditional 'daddy is out of town so we can have eggplant' meal

 

Friday: Toad in the Hole and a salad

 

Saturday: Homemade pizza

 

Expect pretty much the same for next week...but no eggplant.

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Sun. cilantro zucchini soup and grilled chicken salad with pepita dressing

Mon. red pozole and burritos

Tues. left over soup, tacos, beans, and rice

Wed. ham and spinach quiche with salad

Thurs. kids day tbd

Fri. take out 

Sat. potato, cabbage and chicken stew with baguette and salad

Sun. chicken pot pie and salad

 

Vegan versions of everything.

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S- Pizza (I made last week) and salad

M- Salmon, rice and corn

T through TH DH is out of town so we eat the things he hates!

T- Chicken soup (lots of veggies) with matzo balls

W- Mac and Cheese, salmon patties from leftover salmon

TH - Chinese food take out

F- Shabbat dinner - going to invite a family over - see previous posts for menus there!

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Just made the November menu...who hoo!

 

Monday 2nd: Chicken Bean Rice Burritos

Tuesday 3rd: Lasagna Rolls

Wednesday 4th: Chicken breasts, cous cous

Thursday 5th: Cheeseburger Soup

Friday 6th: Shepherd's pie

Saturday 7th: Stromboli/Mac and Cheese

Sunday 8th Lunch: Hearty Bean and Rice

Sunday 8th Dinner: Pulled Pork sandwiches

 

Monday 9th: Fajitas

Tuesday 10th: Spaghetti

Wednesday 11th: Beef Roast or Meatloaf (depending on what's on sale) w/Hashbrown potatoes

Thursday 12th: White Chicken Chili

Friday 13th: Stuffed Peppers

Saturday 14th: Date night (out for dinner for us/kids at a friend's house)

Sunday 15th Lunch: Black Bean Soup

Sunday 15th Dinner: Heavenly Ham and Potatoes

 

Monday 16th: Fish Tacos

Tuesday 17th: Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti

Wednesday 18th: Pork chops or roast w/Mashed potatoes

Thursday 19th: Wild rice soup

Friday 20th: Chili Bake

Saturday 21st: Potluck, not sure what we need to bring

Sunday 22nd lunch: Sloppy Joes

Sunday 22nd dinner: Creamy Beef and Noodles

 

Monday 23rd: Tacos

Tuesday 24th: Turkey dinner (have to have some at home since we are traveling for the holiday)

25th - 28th: Traveling

Sunday 29th dinner: Turkey pot pie

Monday 30th: Turkey enchiladas

 

 

 

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Su: pizza takeout

Mo: chicken pot pie

Tu: chili

We: corn chowder

Th: attending sports banquet

Fr: shepherd's pie

Sa: tortellini

I thought it would be fun to see how everyone did this past week. I ended up picking up take-out for Tues due to a last minute schedule change so I moved chili to Weds and dropped corn chowder from the list. I'll add it back for next week. I tried a new recipe tonight--Tortellini with Butternut Hash; it did not go over very well.

 

Next week I'm planning on:

 

Su: pork with black beans

Mo: corn chowder

Tu: pizza

We: red beans and rice

Th: chicken/broccoli stir-fry

Fr: hamburgers

Sa: vegetable gumbo (another new recipe)

 

 

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Sunday - scrambled eggs and toast

Monday - pizza

Tuesday – Roasted Chicken and Peppers, serve with green beans and mashed cauliflower

Wednesday – Pancakes

Thursday – Chickpea Burgers and turnip fries

Friday – Bean and Cheese Enchiladas – use low carb tortillas

Saturday - Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

The above was last week's menu. I did 4 out of 7. We had a gift certificate to a local fish market, so we used that on Friday night. We had breakfast-for-dinner two nights last week, and I don't remember what happened the other night. This week's menu (with the meals we didn't do last week) is as follows:

 

Sunday - dinner out with friends

Monday - Red Lentil Soup with Lemon served with grilled cheese

Tuesday - homemade 'shake and bake' chicken with squash and carrots

Wednesday - pancakes with a side of pears

Thursday - Chickpea Burgers and turnip fries (veggie dogs and regular fries for DS)

Friday - dinner party at friends' house - take a salad

Saturday - ginger-lime salmon; serve with oven-roasted turnips and a salad

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This week: 

Sun. Chicken parmesan w spaghetti, salad

Mon. meatloaf, mashed potatoes, veggie or two

Tues. chicken and veggies

Wed. tacos (as usual!) and white chicken enchiladas

Thurs. leftovers from Wednesday or family members can fix whatever they want. 

Friday veggie night- it's always a starch and a few veggies. 

 

Stuck to the plan except Friday.  I developed an infection on my right hand and didn't want to cook.  Everyone just foraged for dinner. 

 

Sat. grits and eggs

 

The rest of the week hasn't been planned yet partly because of my hand and partly because dh's aunt is expected to pass away any day now and we'll be leaving to get to Georgia for the funeral. Not going to plan food that might go bad if we leave quickly so we might eat from the freezer and pantry this week.  Not having a plan is really making me twitchy. 

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Sun Leftovers (I still have a ton of leftovers from last week's change of plans after I had thawed the meat)

Mon: Chicken, crashed potatoes, broccoli

Tues: Chicken Quesadilla

Wed: Chicken soup (Might be noodle, might be rice, or possibly white chicken chili)

Thurs: Stuffed Potates

Fri: Italian sausage

Sat: Leftovers or salads

 

I did good until Thursday. I had a medical procedure done on Thursday that left me completely wiped out plus DH accepted a new job that day so DH and I went out to eat and the kids stayed home and ate leftovers. Friday I made the stuffed potatoes and the Italian sausage got dropped from the menu.

 

I'm not sure how this week will go.  I'm still run down and my dad is having surgery on Monday so even if I make a plan, I will probably end up improvising at the last minute.

 

Having the meal plan has been very helpful even if I don't always get to follow it.  I've been so drained that it's nice to not have to think about what to make most of the week. 

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I forgot about Thanksgiving. And I'm hosting!  :lol:  :lol:

 

It is much easier for me to devote a few hours once per month on planning and shopping than to do it every day, or even weekly! 

 

Instead of slow cooker teriyaki pork, just throw in turkey and all is well.

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I do it week by week. My boys have nutcracker rehearsals and ballet classes this week and dh is out of town. So, fast and easy it is

 

Tonight: a meal we call 'tea' and it freshly made bread, maybe a hard cooked egg or two, some yogurt, fruit and...tea.  We have this almost every Monday

 

Tuesday: "bean bowls"  Brown rice, refried beans, toppings as desired

 

Wednesday: Grilled cheese sandwiches (use up the bread from Monday) and split pea soup

 

Thursday: Frozen eggplant parmesan. I buy this frozen at the store and heat it up in the microwave.  This is our traditional 'daddy is out of town so we can have eggplant' meal

 

Friday: Toad in the Hole and a salad

 

Saturday: Homemade pizza

 

Expect pretty much the same for next week...but no eggplant.

 

Curious what your "Toad in the Hole" recipe is. I have seen everything from eggs cracked into toast to sausages in Yorkshire pudding.

 

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I did good until Thursday. I had a medical procedure done on Thursday that left me completely wiped out plus DH accepted a new job that day so DH and I went out to eat and the kids stayed home and ate leftovers. Friday I made the stuffed potatoes and the Italian sausage got dropped from the menu.

 

I'm not sure how this week will go.  I'm still run down and my dad is having surgery on Monday so even if I make a plan, I will probably end up improvising at the last minute.

 

Having the meal plan has been very helpful even if I don't always get to follow it.  I've been so drained that it's nice to not have to think about what to make most of the week. 

 

I hope you get lots of good rest so you can be better soon!  :grouphug:

 

The bolded is true for me too. I've really slacked off on the planning for the past year and my budget has taken a beating because of it. This last week was so much easier with a plan in place--easier to make adjustments than to wonder each day what I should do for dinner.

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Today -- leftovers

Monday -- roast beef with potatoes and carrots

Tuesday -- cheese-stuffed meatballs

Wednesday -- shredded chicken sandwiches

Thursday -- chicken enchiladas

Friday -- BBQ boneless pork ribs

Saturday -- chicken noodle soup

 

We only shop once a week, and I have to plan ahead to make sure I have ingredients on hand. But things often happen to change the plan, so what we actually eat might be somewhat different than what is on my list. I have a bad habit of forgetting to defrost things, so it's not uncommon for me to call DH and say, "dinner is still in the freezer, so you'd better bring home a pizza." Sad but true.

 

Sunday through Tuesday, I stuck to the plan. And today.

 

Wednesday -- we had pizza. I think I was too tired to cook. Which is sad, because the shredded chicken sandwiches really only take ten minutes to make. It's kind of a heat and eat meal. 

 

Thursday -- we had leftover Swiss steak from the freezer. DH accidentally pulled the dish out of the freezer and let it thaw while he was searching for something else  :glare: , so we had to add it to the plan.

 

Friday-- I forgot to defrost the ribs (note: I mentioned in my previous post that this is a common habit of mine :wacko: ), but we had a rotisserie chicken on hand that I was planning to use for the enchiladas and noodle soup, so we ate that.

 

 

 

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They were incredibly simple to assemble.  Please, share any keepers!

 

It was lots of fun, and we got a lot done with two or three ladies working on each recipe. Each group made several batches of their recipe.

 

But there wasn't anything that was new to me: we did a Chicken Taco Soup, Chicken Chili, and Spaghetti Sauce with ground beef. 

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I think my husband would eat Thanksgiving food ALL Of November and December, every day, if I fixed it.

 

I am so not creative right now and keep wondering how I can just BUY all my meals for the rest of the 2015 calendar year without going broke.

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Su---grilled tuna steaks (caught Friday by one of dh's clients!), bok choy, noodles, salad w soy-ginger dressing

M---ground turkey tacos, sweet and hot peppers, salad

Tu--eggs, fruit, some baked good

W--chicken pieces w sherry-rosemary pan sauce, potatoes, 2 veg

Th-- homemade potstickers, something w broccoli

F--mujaddara (lentils and rice), roasted butternut squash

Sa--either pan-roasted chicken breasts or ATK's chicken fingers, broccoli tots

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I thought it would be fun to see how everyone did this past week. I ended up picking up take-out for Tues due to a last minute schedule change so I moved chili to Weds and dropped corn chowder from the list. I'll add it back for next week. I tried a new recipe tonight--Tortellini with Butternut Hash; it did not go over very well.

 

Next week I'm planning on:

 

Su: pork with black beans

Mo: corn chowder

Tu: pizza

We: red beans and rice

Th: chicken/broccoli stir-fry

Fr: hamburgers

Sa: vegetable gumbo (another new recipe)

 

We did the raw to freezer to slow cooker plan described upthread.  Some of the recipes need tweaking due to personal preference, but it was an overall success!!

 

I am currently working on the next two week's plan, which won't be shopped for or assembled until this weekend, but let the planning commence!

 

 

Last menu's keepers that are making it onto this menu plan:

Meatballs with sauce

Pizza dough

Vegetable beef stew

Burritos

Muffin Batter

Granola

 

New recipes

Salsa Verde chx

Chx Fajitas

Garden Vegetable Soup

Sloppy Joes

Stroganoff

Chili with cornbread topping (All done in the slow cooker!!)

Chx Pot Pie (A different recipe from last plan)

 

I am also considering freezing Enchilada casserole and a spaghetti sauce "starter."  I make spaghetti sauce starting with a #10 can of crushed tomatoes.  The starter would consist of the seasonings and a standard sized can of tomato sauce frozen in a quart sized freezer baggie.  The plan is to open the #10 can and pour it into the slow cooker along with the frozen "starter" and let it simmer all day, saving prep time in the am.

 

Breakfasts and lunches will be pulled from ingredients on hand per previous menu.  Breakfasts will likely be oats or variation, eggs, and muffins.  Lunches are leftovers, soups, Mexican or similar.

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Sun- slow cooker lasagna, garlic bread, salad (friends over for dinner)

Mon- quiche, assorted fruit

Tu- carnitas with all the fixings

Wed- dinner at in-laws

Th- Tu leftovers

Fri- pizza and movie night

Sat- out of town

I did good except for Friday. Dh came down sick so I made chicken noodle soup instead of pizza. Friday was pretty chilly so we all enjoyed the soup.

 

This week:

Su- out of town (we went without dh!)

M- pancakes, farm fresh eggs, fresh fruit

Tu- pork burritos (from freezer) with the veg add ins

W- dinner at in-laws

Th- German style beef roast, green beans

F- pizza and movie night

Sa- roast beef with chive roasted potatoes and mushrooms (using leftover beef from Th)

 

Dh has a large family and Wed dinner is a weekly thing. We go when we can and don't feel guilty if we can't make it. Also, the unspoken rule is that if your pregnant or breastfeeding, you don't have to bring anything. So I'm still off the hook! Saturday's dinner makes a big meal so we might have friends over that night.

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Dh has a large family and Wed dinner is a weekly thing. We go when we can and don't feel guilty if we can't make it. Also, the unspoken rule is that if your pregnant or breastfeeding, you don't have to bring anything. So I'm still off the hook! Saturday's dinner makes a big meal so we might have friends over that night.

 

I'd take advantage of that! If I could have every Wednesday meal covered and not have to contribute because of breastfeeding, I'd be nursing that baby for a looong time.g

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11/2

Minestrone

Fresh bread

 

11/3

Pulled pork

Cornbread

Corn

 

11/4

Lasagna

Salad

Bread

 

11/5

Italian pork in the crockpot

Hoagie rolls

Veggies

 

11/6

Taco salad

Apple crisp and ice cream

 

11/7

Crockpot chicken chili

 

11/8

Chicken noodle soup

Fresh bread

 

11/9

Mac and cheese

Cantaloupe

Broccoli

 

11/10

Slow cooker teriyaki pork tenderloin

Green beans

 

11/11

Spaghetti

Salad

Fresh bread

 

11/12

Beef barley vegetable soup

Fresh bread

 

11/13

Orange chicken

Rice

Green beans

 

11/14

Chicken burritos

Chips and salsa

Brownies

 

11/15

Chicken pot pie

Salad

 

11/16

Potato soup

Fresh bread

 

11/17

Chicken cacciatore

Fruit cocktail

 

11/18

Ravioli lasagna

Fresh bread

Veggies

 

11/19

Beef stew

Fresh bread

 

11/20

Grilled salmon

Crescent rolls

Broccoli

 

 

11/21

Chicken skillet meal

Apple pie

 

 

11/22

Bean burritos

 

11/23

Order pizza for Judah’s birthday

 

11/24

Hot dogs and tater tots

Green beans

 

 

11/25

Shepherd’s pie

 

11/26

Slow cooker teriyaki pork tenderloin

Fruit cocktail

 

11/27

Split pea soup

Rice

 

11/28

Fettuccine alfredo

Broccoli

 

11/29

Chili

 

ETA: I know there are 30 days in November. I ran out of ideas.

You have some mad planning skills!!! Good for you!! I struggle to come up with a week of meals :P
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