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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
What is everyone having this month (or week!)? I can't believe it is almost June already.
post #2 of 27
I just did this week's meal plan and shopping. About to start making quiches, zucchini bread, and samosas for the freezer! I put empanadas in there last night. I'm glad they're done, and I won't be making more for a long long time. Every time I do empanadas or calzones, I end up fighting with the dough for a long time and getting :

This week's menu is:
Sun 5/31: Curried butternut squash soup and potato samosas; salad with goat cheese (the rest of the goat cheese is going in the quiches)
Mon 6/1: Gnocchi with diced sweet potatoes and parmesan; poppy seed rolls
Tues 6/2: Falafel and quinoa-broccoli-feta salad
Wed 6/3: Spaghetti with tomatoes and white beans and parmesan; zucchini bread
Thurs 6/4: Goat cheese-veggie quiche; poppy seed rolls
Fri 6/5: Black bean cakes and quesadillas
Sat 6/6: Chickpea curry over rice; zucchini bread
Sun 6/7: Raspberry mock chicken and multigrain pilaf (looks like fun from Trader Joes, with couscous, chickpeas, rice, a whole bunch of stuff)
post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by EviesMom View Post
I just did this week's meal plan and shopping. About to start making quiches, zucchini bread, and samosas for the freezer! I put empanadas in there last night. I'm glad they're done, and I won't be making more for a long long time. Every time I do empanadas or calzones, I end up fighting with the dough for a long time and getting :

This week's menu is:
Sun 5/31: Curried butternut squash soup and potato samosas; salad with goat cheese (the rest of the goat cheese is going in the quiches)
Mon 6/1: Gnocchi with diced sweet potatoes and parmesan; poppy seed rolls
Tues 6/2: Falafel and quinoa-broccoli-feta salad
Wed 6/3: Spaghetti with tomatoes and white beans and parmesan; zucchini bread
Thurs 6/4: Goat cheese-veggie quiche; poppy seed rolls
Fri 6/5: Black bean cakes and quesadillas
Sat 6/6: Chickpea curry over rice; zucchini bread
Sun 6/7: Raspberry mock chicken and multigrain pilaf (looks like fun from Trader Joes, with couscous, chickpeas, rice, a whole bunch of stuff)
Wow I want all your recipes! :

We are having zucchini bread this week, too. Got some awesome zucchini at the farmer's market.
post #4 of 27
I finally just finished my June plan. Better late than never. I have been trying to do a month in advance. Sometimes things get moved around a little depending on work schedules but mostly it sticks. This way I only plan for things I have or know I am getting at the store/co-op.
We also build in 1 day a week that is for left overs. The rest goes to lunches.
This month there are about 4 new recipes to test out. I am learning to cook more vegetarian so I am trying to challenge myself a little to move beyond rice and beans

And Eviesmom- I totally stole your Gnocchi idea. We haven't had that forever and DH loves it.

Monday1-Jun Pot Pie from scratch w/leftover roasted chicken
Tuesday2-Jun fish and chips w/ salad
Wednesday3-Jun baked ziti with marinara and italian sausage
Thursday4-Jun biscuits and turkey gravy
Friday5-Jun left overs
Saturday6-Jun Thai Chicken Sauté
Sunday7-Jun vegetable moussaka
Monday8-Jun italian sausage vodka sauce w/ ww pasta
Tuesday9-Jun Home Made Mac and Cheese
Wednesday10-JunLeft overs
Thursday11-JunQuinoa and black bean salad
Friday12-JunPolk chops on the grill with garlic pan fried potatoes and salad
Saturday13-JunBurgers on the grill with salad
Sunday14-JunTBD
Monday15-Junsalsa chicken
Tuesday16-Junwhite trash carbonara
Wednesday17-JunLeft overs
Thursday18-JunEnchiladas with leftover salsa chicken
Friday19-JunSpicy Chickpea and eggplant stew
Saturday20-JunSteak on the grill with roasted corn and bean salsa
Sunday21-Junwarm lentil salad with smoked polish sausage
Monday22-JunBLTs
Tuesday23-Junpasta fagoli with homemade italian sausage
Wednesday24-JunLeft overs
Thursday25-Junquinoa and black bean stew
Friday26-JunPizza
Saturday27-JunGnocchi with pesto, salad and fresh bread
Sunday28-JunRoasted Chicken with salad and garlic pan-fried potatoes
Monday29-JunBean Burgers
Tuesday30-JunQuinoa Tabbouleh
post #5 of 27
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Pernillep View Post
I finally just finished my June plan. Better late than never. I have been trying to do a month in advance. Sometimes things get moved around a little depending on work schedules but mostly it sticks. This way I only plan for things I have or know I am getting at the store/co-op.
We also build in 1 day a week that is for left overs. The rest goes to lunches.
This month there are about 4 new recipes to test out. I am learning to cook more vegetarian so I am trying to challenge myself a little to move beyond rice and beans

And Eviesmom- I totally stole your Gnocchi idea. We haven't had that forever and DH loves it.

Monday1-Jun Pot Pie from scratch w/leftover roasted chicken
Tuesday2-Jun fish and chips w/ salad
Wednesday3-Jun baked ziti with marinara and italian sausage
Thursday4-Jun biscuits and turkey gravy
Friday5-Jun left overs
Saturday6-Jun Thai Chicken Sauté
Sunday7-Jun vegetable moussaka
Monday8-Jun italian sausage vodka sauce w/ ww pasta
Tuesday9-Jun Home Made Mac and Cheese
Wednesday10-JunLeft overs
Thursday11-JunQuinoa and black bean salad
Friday12-JunPolk chops on the grill with garlic pan fried potatoes and salad
Saturday13-JunBurgers on the grill with salad
Sunday14-JunTBD
Monday15-Junsalsa chicken
Tuesday16-Junwhite trash carbonara
Wednesday17-JunLeft overs
Thursday18-JunEnchiladas with leftover salsa chicken
Friday19-JunSpicy Chickpea and eggplant stew
Saturday20-JunSteak on the grill with roasted corn and bean salsa
Sunday21-Junwarm lentil salad with smoked polish sausage
Monday22-JunBLTs
Tuesday23-Junpasta fagoli with homemade italian sausage
Wednesday24-JunLeft overs
Thursday25-Junquinoa and black bean stew
Friday26-JunPizza
Saturday27-JunGnocchi with pesto, salad and fresh bread
Sunday28-JunRoasted Chicken with salad and garlic pan-fried potatoes
Monday29-JunBean Burgers
Tuesday30-JunQuinoa Tabbouleh

OK I have to know, what is white trash carbonara?
post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by wife&mommy View Post
Wow I want all your recipes! :

We are having zucchini bread this week, too. Got some awesome zucchini at the farmer's market.

While I have the recipes out...

Potato samosas
(Real Simple: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recip...637/index.html)
I had leftover mashed potatoes, so I did that instead of store bought refrigerated mashed in a bag. However, this made enough for 18 samosas, not 12, easily… I made 1 less quiche and more samosas. I hope they freeze well! I also made a few with no curry, just mashed potatoes and peas for DD.

Quinoa, broccoli, feta salad
I toss whatever veggies, cheese and grains or pasta that I have or sound good together with this really simple dressing.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper

Quiche
(via Hillbilly Housewife: http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/quiche.htm)
The ones in my oven have shredded goat mozzarella from Trader Joes, and onion and summer squash that were about to go bad from last week. And a few cherry tomato slices on top; these were like $3 each to make even NYC prices and pre-made pie crusts! I was impressed!

Black bean cakes
(via my MIL; the ones we're eating this week are the last of a batch from the freezer)
3 cans of black beans
2 large eggs
3 cups breadcrumbs
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
½ cup chopped green onions
Garlic
Chili powder
Cumin
Black pepper
Olive Oil
Salsa, sour cream, avocado slices.

Directions: Puree 2 cups of black beans with eggs in processor until smooth. Transfer to large bowl.
Stir in remaining beans, 1 1/4c. breadcrumbs, and next 10 ingredients.

Shape mixture into ten 1/2 inch-thick-patties, using about 1/2 c. mixture for each. Transfer patties to baking sheet. (Can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Cover and Chill)

Coat black bean cakes on both sides with remaining breadcrumbs. (This is when I freeze them)

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in each of 2 heavy large skillets over medium heat. (We used one big pan but I think you have to be careful to brown the bottoms but also cook long enough to warm it through.)

Add 5 cakes to each skillet; cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to plates.

Serve topped with salsa, sour cream, and avocado slices.


Chickpea curry
(via a mom on MDC but I always forget to write down who!)
1 small can Coconut Milk

1 heaping tsp. ginger

1 1/2 tbsp. curry powder

Couple pinches each of salt, garam masala, and chile powder

1 plum tomato, diced 
(I use a small can of diced or fresh whatever kind if I have them)
2 c. spinach, onions, veggie
1 can chickpeas

Over:
1-2 c. cooked brown rice


Pretty much everything else is either no recipe just toss together; or it’s pre-made/mix like falafel and soup. The mock chicken I’ll pour raspberry salad dressing over the cutlets and put it all in the oven. I looooooooove shortcut cooking!
post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 
Monday:
Breakfast - Yogurt, Fresh Peaches
Lunch - Tuna Salad Sandwiches
Dinner - Zucchini Quiche, Carrots, Zucchini Parmesan Bread

Tuesday:
Breakfast - Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes, Pear
Lunch - Leftovers
Dinner - Blackbean Soup, Cornbread


Wednesday:
Breakfast - Eggs w/ Cheese, Peaches, WW Toast
Lunch - Leftover Blackbean Soup
Dinner - Turkey Cutlets, Au Gratin Peas, Corn

Thursday:
Breakfast - Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes, Peaches
Lunch - Turkey & Cheese Sandwiches, Grapes, Carrots
Dinner - Couscous, Broccoli & Feta Salad

Friday:
Breakfast - Yogurt, Blueberries
Lunch - Blackbean & Cheese Quesadillas w/ guacamole & salsa
Dinner - Leftover Night

Saturday:
Breakfast - Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes, Banana
Lunch - Salad w/ lots of veggies, Grapes
Dinner - Breakfast for dinner (Veggie omelets, keilbasa sausage, hashbrowns)


Sunday:
Breakfast - French Toast, Strawberries
Lunch - Egg Salad sandwiches with Avocado & Tomato
Dinner - Broccoli & Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry
post #8 of 27
I did most of June, but its at home so I'll try to remember this week's:

1-pulled pork sandwiches, roasted potatoes
2-chef's salad, bread
3-dinner at my mom's
4-burritos
5-hamburgers, fries
6-steak bites, honeyed carrots, twice baked potatoes
7-fried potatoes & onions

I didn't plan the rest of the month because something usually comes up and a meal will get bumped. And fil's coming to visit at the end of the month and I have a hard time planning around him.

Breakfast this week is sausage, onion, egg, hashbrown & cheese casserole I made yesterday. Lunches are leftovers or sandwiches
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by wife&mommy View Post
OK I have to know, what is white trash carbonara?
LOL, my DHs name for the carbonara I make with bacon instead of fancy italian meat
post #10 of 27
ooh, i have everything for samosas, yum
post #11 of 27
Sat- we had grilled chicken salad
Sunday- we had turkey chili since it was chilly here for May 31st :
Monday- I made a pasta with goat cheese and asparagus
Tuesday- we are having grilled pork chops, mashed potatoes, veggie salad and some fruit
Wenesday- Crockpot falafels, quinoa and fruit salad
Thursday- burgers on the grill with fruit, salad and most likely baked french fries
Friday- homemade pizza
post #12 of 27
sunday: from-scratch chicken and parmisean cheese nuggets deep-fried in coconut oil, on top of mixed green, avocado, huntsman cheese and maple/spice-walnut salad, served with homemade honey-mustard sauce and a side of yukon and sweet potatoe fries.

monday: Vietnamese-style grilled mint meatball lettuce wraps with shredded carrot, cuckeumber, and brown rice topped with home-made peanut sauce.

tuesday: grilled (juicy and grass-fed!) top sirloin steak, grilled potatoes with onions, garlic and cumin, green beans with slivered almonds, butter and sesame seed salt.

wednesday: pork shoulder slow steaks slow roasted with apples and onions. side of sweet potatoe fries.

thursday: grass-fed beef hot dogs on whole wheat buns, sauteed kale fresh from the garden! and cantelope

friday: from the freezer italian pork sausage and pinto bean chili with cornbread.

ummm.... thats as far as i have gotten.

btw i love all the goat cheese ideas i am getting!

oh and quiches, i need to do those.
post #13 of 27
just reading this thread is getting me hungry! :
where do you find the time to make all those???
and where do you find your recipes?
post #14 of 27
LeahC, could you please share the recipe for the crockpot falafels??
post #15 of 27
Just thought I'd say that I had reheated samosas (and leftover broccoli quinoa salad) for lunch. : I flash froze them, wrapped them in foil, then put them in freezer bags. I put 2 in the fridge this morning to slightly defrost. At lunchtime, I put them on a plate in the microwave for 1 minute. Then I did another 30 seconds. They were warm and tasty! Hoorah! New freezer item!
post #16 of 27
Here's this week, 1 item kicked over from last week, and then stuff like Gnocchi I bought lots of last week so we're having it again! :

Sunday: Chickpea Curry and Vanilla Cake (we have guests tonight)
Monday: Raspberry mock chicken and multigrain pilaf
Tuesday: Red lentil Salad and Chicken Sausage/Veggie Hot Dogs
Wednesday: Asparagus Risotto
Thursday: Green salad with candied nuts and sourdough bread with yogurt dip
Friday: Gnocchi with fresh tomatoes and veggie sausage
Saturday: Pasta Salad and Deviled Eggs (in the park)
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post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by greenbeing View Post
LeahC, could you please share the recipe for the crockpot falafels??
Ditto! :
post #18 of 27
I really have to start doing this by week instead of month, I move things around so much.

This week's plan got changed drastically since dh brought home salad, steak and pork chops from his weekend away and they need eaten soon. And my mom gave me a ton of organic lettuce and spinach.

Mon-grilled pork chops with sauteed onions, twice baked potatoes, salad
Tues-steak & onion sandwiches, roasted potatoes
Weds-dinner at my mom's
Thurs-pizza (for ds2's bday party)
Fri-pork chops & rice
Sat-steak bites, honeyed carrots, twice baked potatoes
Sun-ham, mashed potatoes, roasted green beans
post #19 of 27
Next week:

Mon-leftovers
Tue-panini's, carrots, chips
Wed-dinner at my mom's
Thur-nachos and tacos
Fri-fish sandwiches, potatoes
Sat-ham & pineapple pizza, salad
Sun-steak, salad, baked potatoes
post #20 of 27
Wonderful thread! I am always so lost with meal planning!..

I came across this great site a while ago and have tried a few recipes already, they're awesome! (I also have her 2 books!)
She has menu plans for 10 weeks as suggestions!:

http://www.wisdomfromthekitchen.com/menusweek1.html

Also, for non-vegetarians there's another site called Menus 4 Moms: http://www.menus4moms.com/kitchen/we...009/090622.php
The basic one is for free, the other 3 are for a bit $.

Not sure yet if I'll start with Nancy's complete first week menu suggestion or if I'll tweak it a bit. I have to sit down and do a little thinking as we're about to go to the local market later on and get veggies and fruit.

PS: Love those recipes and menu ideas (the vegetarian ones for me) here too!
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