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Anyone care to share their meal plan for the next week or so?

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Well, I won't make out my next one until the weekend, but here's what I did this week:


Monday - pancakes and maple cured bacon

Tuesday - chicken in spicy peanut sauce over curried couscous

Wednesday - spaghetti with meat sauce and garlic bread

Thursday - gumbo with beef sausage, chicken, and shrimp

Friday - sausage jambalaya


We tend to eat leftovers, make quick things individually, or eat out on the weekends.



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Here's what I have planned so far...


Tonight: we had Chicken and Garlic Mashed Potatoes with rolls

Tomorrow: Homemade Pizza

Saturday: Spaghetti with Garlic cheese toast

Sunday: Homemade Beef Stew with cornbread

Monday: Bean Burritos

Tuesday: ???

Wednesday: Homemade Chicken noodle soup

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Weekday Breakfasts are usually, brown rice and raisins, soaked whole oats and raisins or cottage potatoes.


The weekend is usually, eggs and a meat protein and maybe potatoes.


Lunch: Peanut butter on crackers, homemade beans on homemade tortillas, or salad.


Dinner: Beef and cabbage over rice, tacos, tacos, tacos... filing is either, chicken, beef, fish or homemade beans. Roast Chicken and then I use the carcass to make a broth and then a soup. Black bean soup and salad. Turkey, mashed potatoes and green beans. Lots of leftovers.


Right now our food budget is REALLY small otherwise there would be more protein and fewer grains.

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Chili with Cornmeal Dumplings

Red Rice Pilaf with Roasted Root Vegetables

Herb/Cheese Stuffed Chicken Thighs on a bed of leeks

Green Risotto; Homemade Cream of Tomato Soup, homemade bread

Spaghetti w/ Bolognese Sauce

Eggs Benedict w/ Asparagus

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I just finished planning for next week:


Saturday: Curry beef, rice,veggies, salad

Sunday: My sister is cooking!

Monday: Beef Burgandy over egg noodles, broccoli, salad

Tuesday: Mac n' cheese, hot dogs (daddy's out for the night - I don't feel like cooking!)

Wed: Lasagne, veggie, salad

Thurs: chicken enchiladas, veggies, salad

Fri: Fish/chips, salad, veggie (maybe leftover mac n' Cheese)

Sat: Nachos with all the toppings, veggies, salad

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Guest Virginia Dawn

This week we had:


Sunday: Leftover chicken with rice and peas

Monday: Cheese ravioli in garlic herb tomato sauce, broccoli, and corn.

Tuesday: Tuna noodle casserole and green beans . (Tuna was on sale)

Wednesday: dinner at church

Thursday: Oven baked pork chops with homemade shake-n-bake coating, sweet potatoes and leftover broccoli mixed with leftover corn.

Today: probably sweet and sour pork and veggies over white rice. (got to use up the rest of a huge package of pork chops, veggies will be carrots, onions. cauliflower, and broccoli.)

Tomorrow: "finger foods" at a church get together.

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Sunday: Grilled Salmon, rice, and asparagus


Monday: Taco Bar


Tuesday: Garbanzo Bean Stew, Italian Bread w/ spiced dipping oil (I have a great recipe that tastes just like Carrabba's), salad


Wednesday: Italian Beef Sandwiches, broccoli


Thursday: Dh & I went out to Chili's


Tonight: Homemade Pizzas, salad


Saturday: Black Bean & Sausage Soup, Cornbread, salad




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Oh please keep the ideas coming ladies! I need this thread too.


Right now all I'm thinking is:


Tacos - on tortilla strips/chips (a new fave!)

Lemony garlic chicken (the one w/lemonade concentrate)

Beef stroganoff


and then I'm dead :p


this week we had:

oven baked chicken thighs (just seasoned with s & p) w/mashed sweet potatoes

sesame chicken w/rice


and would you believe I can't remember what else? ugh..yeah, it's been one of 'those' weeks

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We're pescetarians (fish and vegetarian diet) at home, because DH is allergic to meat. This is what we have scheduled for this coming week (we are making up menus for the month at the beginning of the month to help with our budget)




Saturday: corn chowder with grilled cheese sandwiches


Sunday: seafood enchiladas with a veggie


Monday: general pasta dish with rolls and a veggie


Tuesday: quesadillas

Wednesday: taco soup with tortilla chips


Thursday: salmon dijon with rolls and a veggie


Friday: keema (peas, curry and ground soy (or meat)) over rice

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Tonight: Leftovers (Oven Baked Drumsticks & Fried Rice)

Saturday: Homemade Pizza & Salad

Sunday: Cheeseburger Soup & French Bread

Monday: Chicken & Rice with Broccoli & Cheddar

Tuesday: Chicken Tortilla Soup & Cheese Quesadillas

Wednesday: Eat at church

Thursday: Something Easy

Friday: Nachos

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Mexican Wrap – whole wheat tortilla wrap or other flat bread, fill with heated, vegetarian refried beans or chilli beans (a can is fine but dry the beans well), crispy lettuce and some cherry tomatoes. Put a spoonful of guacamole on top (or natural yogurt for a low fat version). Wrap tightly.





Wild & Brown Rice Salad – Toss together 2 1/2 cups of cooked and cooled Wild/Brown Rice Blend (I buy the pre-blended type so I can cook it altogether), 3-6 chopped green onions, 1/3 cup craisins, raisins, or dried cherries, 2 T chopped fresh cilantro, 1 T chopped fresh parsley with Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing (I love Paul Newman's). Just before serving, top with pecans or cashews.





Soup and Sandwich - Egg salad with Cucumber on Whole Wheat paired with Tomato, Italian Wedding, or favorite low sodium soup





California Wrap – Start with whole wheat tortilla, wrap or other flat bread. Top with turkey, ham, and a slice of tomato. In a small bowl, combine an avocado slice and 1 tsp lime juice, and then spoon onto the tomato (or use prepared guacamole). Top with the watercress or arugula and Ranch dressing. Wrap tightly in cling film and chill until required.





Lunch Time Salad – Toss Spring Mix or other greens with pecans or almonds, chopped deli chicken, cherry tomatoes, seedless grapes, strawberries, sliced cucumber, cottage cheese, Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing (I love Paul Newman's).



For dinner, we use Saving Dinner. (Have you ruled out this resource? It's awesome and available at savingdinner.com) Next week's menu is:


Mexican Chicken Skillet

Bistro Salmon

Oven-Roasted Marinated Flank Steak

Italian Wedding Soup

Turkey Picadillo

Crock Pot Pork Jambalaya



Mmmmm! And enlisting child labor to prep lunches ahead of time, so they are a grab and go.

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