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post #41 of 216
3: Cassaroni (that's what my 3 year old calls it ... really it's Tuna Casserole that has no tuna because we're vegetarian)
4: Leftovers
post #42 of 216
I'm in agian. We did really well last month. One nice meal out and another night were three of the four of us ate out and a random solo trip through the drive through (when I worked 13 hours and handn't eaten dinner at 8 p.m.) The goal is one nice dinner out and one or two random meal out.

1--Homemade ravoli for the midday meal and hot dogs and brussel sprouts for supper (yeah it was a bit odd)
2--leftovers
3--homemade potstickers
4--DH made his India Shepard's pie again (squash, ground lamb, taters, green beans, onion and curry seasoning.
5--the plan is tacos
post #43 of 216
Thread Starter 
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
3. (School night) Chickpea Rice Broccoli casserole (a modified version of this VWAV recipe, added rice and subbed soymilk, nut yeast for veg broth)
4. Bean tacos & spanish rice
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7. Family party potluck
post #44 of 216
We cook dairy-free vegetarian at our house.

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.
3. Crispy Tofu with Caper Sauce, Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes w/ Carmelized Shallots
4. DH working late, so DS and I had scrambled eggs (mine with a sizable portion of leftover potatoes and brussels sprouts).
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post #45 of 216
Update for week:

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)
*also made granola for breakfasts/snacks
3)Pesto pasta with mustard greens, bacon
*also made banana nut muffins for breakfast/snack
4)My mom comes and brings fried chicken with fixins
*also made applesauce nut muffins for breakfast/snack
5)Mom's beef stew
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
post #46 of 216
oh, I'll play! This one's easy for me because I'm broke but I just got my food stamps, lol.
Nov. 1-Pasta with meat sauce, garden salad
2-canned soup for ds, I just sort of snacked after he went down (that was the day we got our FS and went grocery shopping, no time to cook)
3-crabmeat quiche (love all the WIC milk/eggs/cheese)
4-turkey chili, banana/vanilla wafer pudding thing for dessert (again, using up that dairy)
5-shrimp fettucine alfredo
6-leftover chili
7-something involving the chicken breast in the freezer, not sure what yet.
post #47 of 216
I'm in again. We only did 3 meals out last month, and 2 were planned for. Still have 6 unplanned meals, but I find leftovers and such tend to fill in a few extra days

1- sloppy joe rotini
2- Tortellini w/ fresh veggies
3- Shrimp fried rice
4- Bean n Bull burritos
5- Grilled chicken salad bar
6- Slow cooker ribs w/ corn and squash w/ onions
7- Beef stew
8- Salad bar
9- Stir fry
10- Stuffed Potatoes
11- On the road/anniversary dinner
12- Breakfast for Dinner
13- Quesadillas (cook chicken and stock all day)
14- Venison Stew
15- Chicken Casserole
16- Taco Bake
17- Beans n rice
18- Leftovers
19- Turkey Stuff
20- White Chicken Chili
21- Fish w/ veggies
22- Crockpot pork chops
23- Turkey Chili
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26- Thanksgiving w/ the ILs
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post #48 of 216
[QUOTE=_ktg_;14612907]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)
3 - Somesort of chili (but just tomatoes, beans & more tomatoes) over macaroni. - we needed to go to the store
4 - Chicken Chow mein with steamed veggies
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6 - Chicken Tikka Masla & extra veggies with rice & sliced mango
post #49 of 216
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Originally Posted by seedling View Post
Update for week:

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)
*also made granola for breakfasts/snacks
3)Pesto pasta with mustard greens, bacon
*also made banana nut muffins for breakfast/snack
4)My mom comes and brings fried chicken with fixins
*also made applesauce nut muffins for breakfast/snack
5)Mom's beef stew
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
Seedling I'm so glad that you added the other scratch items that you made. I do this too & was thinking of adding it to my next post because I feel like it is one of the things that stretches the food budget! Being prepared with things that are partially prepped helps on busy night when you are tempted to grab the phone for takeout! I've been doing a lot this week because my stock on many items is running low this week. I didn't do any extra last week because my kids were sick, so I'm making up the difference this week.


November

1. Coconut curry butternut squash soup, baby green salad, pita chips with red pepper hummus I roasted more squashes than I needed and froze 2 large canning jars worth for future use. I roasted all the butternut squash seeds with a little sea salt for snacks, yummy! I made a batch of red pepper hummus which we will eat during the week for lunches. I also made a batch of chocolate chip cookies the night before, a treat for my sick kids who had the flu & couldn't go trick or treating! I froze more than 1/2 the cookie dough in a log shape for easy slice off cookies. We had some for dessert last night & tonight
2. Breakfast for dinner~scrambled eggs, bagels & maple sausage, tea & OJ I made a double batch of granola bars mostly for the lunch box but also a quick grab snack, these keep well in the fridge
3. Sausage peppers, onions & garlic grinders with mozzarella, spinach salad
4. Roast chicken, mashed potatoes asparagus & salad After I cleaned up lunch dishes I made a batch of yogurt using the cooler method, google it it takes at least 16 hours for me, I just monitor the temp & replace the warm water as needed. The kids like it with a drizzle of maple syrup & sometimes fruit. I eat it all different ways. It is so cheap to make that I don't feel like I'm rationing it like I do with the Stonyfield. Especially for DD2 who's not a big fan of milk but loves yogurt & has no problem eating plenty! I also made banana nut muffins, using half priced organic bananas that were overripe. I find these in the produce department at one of the local grocery stores. I froze half of the muffins & peeled & froze the rest of the bananas for future use in smoothies or baked goods. I sent DD2 out to see what herbs are still out in the garden she brought me rosemary & sage & I added that with chopped garlic & olive oil under the skin of the chicken. I baked the chicken in my romertopf clay baker with a little bit of beer (we had a picnic in the summer & have all this beer left from that & we rarely drink it) so last time I added some to the chicken it was really good so I froze the rest of the bottle of beer into an ice cube tray & later popped it into a freezer bag. We do this with leftover wine too, don't dump it freeze it & add it do sauces for great flavor. Keeping herbs outside is pretty easy & it is so great to add it to your meals without the expensive price tag at the grocery store. After dinner I cleaned off the bones & wrapped up the leftover meat. I started my stock right away & let it simmer on low over night, using all the veggie trimmings that I've been saving in a freezer bag in my freezer as well as the pan drippings from the chicken.
5. White bean & escarole soup with homemade stock, bread & salad I prepare large amounts of organic dried beans at a time & freeze the leftovers in canning jars. I will be using frozen beans in this recipe. I almost always have homemade hummus in the fridge which I made a few nights ago. I always have a supply of garbanzo beans in my freezer. When I take the last jar out it is time to soak some more overnight & cook them the following day. This is a huge lifesaver for packing lunches! Today the main course in DD1's lunch was a bean burrito, made from a jar of defrosted homemade re-fried beans, cheddar cheese, hot sauce & sour cream, on a whole wheat Trader Joe's tortilla. DD2 brought a sandwich slathered with roasted red pepper hummus & I added some chopped cilantro to it, sliced cucumbers & feta cheese. I noticed that there is only a little hummus left which I will likely use up for my lunch today, so I'll pull the next jar of garbanzos out to defrost & I'll make more hummus tonight. I know that is the last jar of garbanzos so I'll also start soaking another batch. I also have to make the dough for the bread early enough so that it has plenty of time to raise.
6. Left over night
post #50 of 216
_ktg_ I love your location My mom's from Wisconsin and we always get cheese curds when we go there
post #51 of 216
Thread Starter 
We cook and eat vegan at home, so all meals are vegan

1. Ate lunch out with a friend /Cheesy Chickpea Shepard's Pie & Maple glazed carrots for dinner
2. (School night) Koshari
3. (School night) Chickpea Rice Broccoli casserole (a modified version of this VWAV recipe, added rice and subbed soymilk, nut yeast for veg broth)
4. Bean tacos & spanish rice
5. Pumpkin Coconut soup, salad with nuts and cranberries, veggie medley and cranberry walnut bread
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7. Family party potluck
post #52 of 216
We cook dairy-free vegetarian at our house.

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.
3. Crispy Tofu with Caper Sauce, Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes w/ Carmelized Shallots
4. DH working late, so DS and I had scrambled eggs (mine with a sizable portion of leftover potatoes and brussels sprouts).
5. Out. Running errands in evening after a bad day.
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7. OUT. Parents in town.
8. OUT. Parents in town.
post #53 of 216
1. Leftovers from yesterday (chicken burritos with rice and black beans)
2. Scrambled eggs (we were sick- that was all we could stomach!)
3. Frozen pizza (not great, but better than eating out, right?)
4. Turkey burgers
5. Pork chops with mashed potatoes
post #54 of 216
Tonight's dinner was SO GOOD. http://busycooks.about.com/od/savory...ricequiche.htm, if you want to check it out yourself. I got an email from about.com with a link to quiche recipes. That sounded pretty good, and I knew pie crusts were on sale at the grocery store. I got to use up some random items: wild rice and frozen Swiss cheese.

1 - Made a big pot of beans in the crockpot
2 - Lunch o' leftover, Dinner - Pancakes and bacon
3 - Lunch: pasta w/ bacon; Dinner: sausage, cheesy grits, spinach salad
4 - Dinner: Wild Rice Quiche
post #55 of 216
1- super delish salad, boys cooked brats out on the grill for football game
2- ravioli, brussels sprouts
3- quesadilla w/ gr turkey & green pep (after a large late lunch: bread bowl at Corner Bakery- to be fair, we had to be out & about for ten hours total and I only caved after waiting over an hour past the time my ex said he would meet us downtown... a woman actually asked me if I was okay and needed her to buy me lunch because I was sitting there for an hour not ordering anything- so embarrassing! but sweet of her.)
4- tilapia w. broccoli & roasted sweet potatoes
5- potato pancakes (FINALLY- this has been in the works for a while) served on a bed of peas, with apple sauce & sour cream.

that concludes our last meal plan, we go shopping tomorrow for these meals (order TBD):
homemade pizza
chicken enchiladas
beef stroganoff
tilapia w. peas and roasted potatoes

ETA: keep the recipes coming, ladies!
post #56 of 216
3: Cassaroni (that's what my 3 year old calls it ... really it's Tuna Casserole that has no tuna because we're vegetarian)
4: Leftovers
5: Hummus and cheese and rice crackers

My beautiful meal plan is going to have to completely change. I need to cut way back on the amount of gluten I'm ingesting, so as of last night I'm having to change it up
post #57 of 216
I'm just going to jump in here with this, it sounds like a neat idea.
DH and I do a lot of our own cooking because he's so darn picky. (No cooked veggies, no pasta, no rice, nothing "mushy" no sauces, no gravy. SEE WHAT I MEAN!? and he's 25.)

1. No idea, I was sick so I slept a lot....
2. Whole chicken in the crock pot w/biscuits (DH and I)
3. Garlic Alfredo angel hair pasta, plus sweet potatoes and peas for DS. I think DH ate a pizza.
4. Left over pasta for me, more sweet potatoes and some avacado for DS.
5. Rest of the pasta, tuna salad. DS just had boob today. (I'm bad with the solids on a regular basis...) Dh had chicken tenders.
6.Roast in the crock pot! (DH has never had, so we'll see.) w/potatoes for me and DS.
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9. Pancakes for dinner. (something DH will eat.)
post #58 of 216
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
3-Pasta with eggplant, onion, garlic, chilis tomato sauce w hemp seeds on top...Ds's request
4-Acorn squash stuffed w wild rice(cooked in the butternut squash broth), leftover chickpeas, leftover roasted apples, onions, peas and corn.
EXTRA COOKING-made pumpkin puree out of the pumpkin that never got carved. Made 1 loaf of pumpkin bread and am planning to freeze the rest of the puree to make pumpkin bread for xmas presents. And black beans cooked to make ds refried beans for lunches
5-Eggplant, broc, bok choy,swiss chard stir fried w leftover chickpeas and a vegetarian oyster sauce on brown rice. Ds finally tried brocoli ate the whole pan full then asked for more
post #59 of 216
1-frittata, toast, applesauce
2-dinner at my mom's *stew
3-shepherd's pie *dh ran out of time for dinner and I didn't have anything else out so the boys had chili dogs and I just snacked
4-panini's, roasted potatoes
5-shepherd's pie
6-pizza
post #60 of 216
Need to join!

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4- Macaroni and cheese and broccoli
5- Frozen Tombstone pizzas
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