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~November~ Home Cooked Challenge!!

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Here is our monthly thread to keep track of our home cooked meals and to add motivation for less eating out!
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We cook and eat vegan at home, so all meals are vegan

1. Cheesy Chickpea Shepard's Pie & Maple glazed carrots
2. (School night) Koshari
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Thanks for starting the thread, LizzyQ! Mmmm...I love that Cheesy Shepherd's Pie!

We cook dairy-free vegetarian at our house.

1. Brown rice pasta alfredo with portabello mushrooms and artichoke hearts.
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I will do it again for another month ! Last month saved me from tossing out food...I would have thought it was too old, but was able to check this "diary" and realize it was only two days old and so keep and use it....$$$ !

1- Because we had grandparents in town to babysit, DH and I had lunch out together. But dinner was leftovers at home.
2-chicken breast, rice, broccoli
3-Dirty rice
4-Frozen potstickers for DH and I, natural hot dogs and broccoli for kids.
5-burritos of rice, canned black beans, frozen corn, and reheated pulled pork
6-leftovers
7-ate dinner at birthday party
8-smoked salmon from Costco for DH and I; Costco hot dogs for kids
9- leftover burritos
10-potato and corn chowder
11-frozen ravioli with jarred sauce for DH and I. Natural hot dogs and broccoli for kids.
12-dirty rice for DH and I and leftovers for kids
13-Chipotle.
14- Taco Bell. But at least I bought groceries this morning so I have food to cook again.
15 - Hamburgers (homemade), sweet potato fries (frozen), broccoli.
16- kids had chicken, noodles, and broccoli. DH and I had frozen tortellini and jarred sauce and broccoli.
17- kids had sausage, noodles, and broccoli. DH had smoked salmon and crackers. He brought me a sushi tray home from the cafeteria at work !!! I also had Ramen.
18-Ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans.
19-Ham, noodles, broccoli
20-DH and I had carryout pizza; kids had natural hot dogs.
21-DH made pasta dish using leftover ham.
22-leftover pasta
23-ham from freezer, pasta, broccoli. I'm having ramen.
24-homemade hamburgers and sweet potato fries
25 - Jimmy John's. Enough cooking tomorrow !
26 - chicken and traditional side dishes
27- frozen tortellini and jarred sauce for DH and I, leftovers for kids
28-last of holiday leftovers
29-boys had Costco hot dogs for lunch and dinner; DH and I had frozen ravioli and jarred sauce
30-ham from freezer, broccoli, sweet potatoes
made it through the month !!!!
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I'd love to join in!!

1 - Orange chicken and rice
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I want to try again this month! I did sooo bad last month, things got crazy and we ate out WAY too much, so this month I really need to get my act together!!

1. Leftovers from yesterday (chicken burritos with rice and black beans)
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We did really well last month. I'm in again. I won't post the whole month, even though I already have it planned out. Too much bandwidth to reproduce it. For this week:

1 - Chicken quesadilla (grilled chicken, homemade salsa, onions, peppers, cheese)
2 - breakfast hash quiche (sausage, peppers, onions, potatoes, cheese)
3 - Salisbury steak, oven roasted asparagus, basmati rice
4 - FFY (I work late, dh teaches late)
5 - make your own pizza (I make the dough and sauce from scratch and sit out ingredients for people to choose from)
6 - fajitas and spanish rice (made using some of the rice from the 3rd)
7 - Having the neighbors over for a bonfire

I have eating out written in for 3 times this month and take out twice. Once for takeout pizza and once on Thanksgiving Eve, as I will be frantically working on Thanksgiving Dinner already in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.
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I am going to join you this month if that is OK. I just started work from home again after 9 months off, and the urge to order in is big . I just can't seen to find the time to cook. So, I am aiming for quick and easy meals this month.

1. Breakfast muffins, home-made fries.
2. Breakfast pancakes
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I do really well posting the first half of the month then I get super lazy. I'm going to try really hard this month

1-FFY-Dh had a gig over dinner, ds wanted potatoes w hemp seeds on them...so it was a lot of snacking happening
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01 - leftover smoked brisket
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Yay! I'm in again. Last month we didn't eat out at all, let's see if we can make it another month.

1 - Frozen pizza What a way to start out the month, huh.
2 - Spinach soup with hard boiled eggs and no-knead bread
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November Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!

This thread is great for helping meal plan, keep on track & get great ideas from you about other meals!!

I only post dinners and FYI we are omnivorous

1 - Football Food Night (Chicken Wings, Pizza & Black Bean Nachos)
2 - Speghetti & Meatballs (I'm cooking a big batch of these tonight to freeze)
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I'm in again! We're definitely eating out twice this month, but hopefully that will be it.

1-frittata, toast, applesauce
2-dinner at my mom's
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I do really well posting the first half of the month then I get super lazy. I'm going to try really hard this month-Everything vegan unless stated I'm also going to keep track of "extra" cooking I do,to overlap into other meals...it'll help me make sure I use up everything

1-FFY-Dh had a gig over dinner, ds wanted potatoes w hemp seeds on them...so it was a lot of snacking happening
2-Vegan Dad's chickpea patties/"cheesy" scalloped potatoes/roasted butternut squash/romaine lettuce salad w roasted apples/sundried tomatoes/butternut squash roasted seeds YUMMY DINNER
EXTRA COOKING- extra chickpeas&squash/broth out of apple cores/squash peel/onions to use to cook rice later this week
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i'm in

I usually do a decent job of cooking all our meals, but have a six week old so it's been a couple of months of not doing so well. Maybe this will help me get back on track. I plan for the week. Maybe I'll do a smiley by the days that I stick to the plan.

1)Leftover quiche
2)Nachos using chips DH got on discount, leftover pintos and rice, cheese, plain yogurt and salsa (missing the green vegis but it was soccer night)
3)Pesto pasta with green beans, bacon, and garlic bread
4)Egg salad sandwiches with bacon and arugula (school function that night)
5)Chicken leg quarters in cream sauce with broccoli and rice
6)mac-n-cheese with hot dogs (I know, really low brow but the kids love it) and some kind of green thing from garden
7)Vegi soup from freezer plus grilled cheese sandwiches
Also made granola today for breakfast this week and plan to make several batches of muffins on Wednesday ... enough for us for snacks and also enough for a school event.
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1. Brown rice pasta alfredo with portabello mushrooms and artichoke hearts.
2. Lentil loaf with gravy, roasted brussels sprouts with onions and apples (YUM!), and roasted winter squash with earth balance and brown sugar.
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01 - leftover smoked brisket
02 - stray meat - one steak, two porkchops, plus salad and pop-open crescent rolls
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1 - Made a big pot of beans in the crockpot
2 - Lunch o' leftover, Dinner - Pancakes and bacon
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1. indian curry with garbanzo beans, coconut milk and veggies.
2. pan fried caribou, mashed potatoes and salad.
3. asian stir fry with caribou and veggies.
4. spinach salad with caesar dressing (if i have everything to make it...) and chicken mixed in and roasted squash on the side.
5. gnocchi with pesto and extra pine nuts on top and salad.
6. whole wheat pasta with alfredo, veggies and maybe chicken. (we don't usually eat so much meat!)

i am definitely going to be checking this thread for new dinner ideas. we love cooking at home, but there are so many fun restaurants to go to...but we really can't be spending the money right now on eating out.
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I'm just listing dinners since that's the meal we eat out most often.

1. Fettucine shrimp alfredo
2. Crockpot stew
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