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post #181 of 327
I am back

Starting this week because honestly, I don't remember what we had last week. I know there was a roasted chicken in there somewhere because we had 2 other meals out of it.

10. Chicken pot pie from scratch.
11. Chicken enchillada bake
12. Cuban black beans and corn fritters

I didn't meal plan this month yet but really need to sit down and do that. Maybe tonight as DH has toddler bed time duty.

The goal is to try at least one new recipe per week so I can broaden my options. This week it is the cuban black beans and corn fritters. Really looking forward to those. It smells amazing in the house right now.

I also have a red beans and rice on the list for next week, need to pick up the sausage first.
post #182 of 327
Family of 4. DH and I both WOH. Girls and I eat Breakfast, snack, lunch at work/school/daycare.

1) baked turkey, pasta salad, green veggie
2) Applebees (will use $50 GC from Christmas)
3) turkey pot pie, salad
4) eggs and toast
5) cereal
6) spaghetti (sauce in crockpot), salad
7) fettuccine Alfredo with chicken
8) leftovers
9) leftovers again and probably PB&J for the girls
10) cheeseburgers and steak fries
11) Marlboro Man Sandwich, green salad
12) sesame noodles, grilled chicken breast
13) cheese quesadillas (homemade tortillas), steamed broccoli)
14) (planned) leftovers
15) (planned) grilled cheese, tomato soup
post #183 of 327
1. Chicken soup
2. Tuna and macaroni
3. Spinach soup and hardboiled eggs
4. Pasta bolognese
5. Lentil-kidney bean-carrot-curry soup
6. Change of plans, ate leftovers and bread. And chips. Made pea soup before bed.
7. Vegetarian pea soup, wonderful fresh italian lamb sausage, cabbage sauteed in the drippings
8. Stewed lamb and veggies, boiled botatoes, leftover sauteed cabbage
9. Leftover lamb and potatoes in lemon-dill sauce made from the stew broth, cabbage baked in butter
10. Dal and brown rice
11. Smoked salmon and rucola lightly sauteed, on fresh rye bread with butter
12. Creamy tuna tomato sauce and pasta
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post #184 of 327
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jenn_M View Post
11) Marlboro Man Sandwich, green salad
12) sesame noodles, grilled chicken breast
13) (planned) Indian Spiced Lentils with Chicken
lol I see someone else has come over to the yumminess that is thePioneerwomen.com/cooking!
post #185 of 327
Thread Starter 
Everything cooked at home is vegan & Lunch is usually FFY and/or leftovers

1. Creole Black Eyed Peas
2. Bombay Potatoes/Chickpeas and basmati rice
3. FFY
4. Pasta Della California
5. Sauteed Seitan with Mushrooms & Spinach over Quinoa & rutabagas on the side
6. Lemony spinach Potatoes & chickpeas with basmati rice
7. Lentils with Spinach and basmati rice
8. Lunch Out (Paid with Xmas gift card) Pasta Della California
9. Italian beans and rice
10. Lunch Out We were out and didn't bring snacks / Dinner: curried rice & chickpeas
11. (School night) FFY (tacos)
12. Garbanzo Goulash

PLANNED:
13. (W) Chili and chips
14. (Th) Garam Masala Parnsip Soup
15. (F) Homemade pizza with uncheese sauce
16. (S) Teriyaki Tofu/Veggies over brown rice
17. (Su) Wild Risotto & Roasted Potatoes

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchilada Pie


October's Challenge
November's Challenge
December's Challenge
(Keeping track so I remember some yummy recipes!)
post #186 of 327
1. everyone was some place else except ds2 and I, so we just snacked, nothing of note
2. roasted butternut squash with sesame oil and soy sauce over brown rice (spent $14 at the farmer's market on apples, broccoli, kale, and mandarins)
3. bean and cheese pupusas, pinto beans, green salad with walnuts, spinach, romaine, carrots, and broccoli
4. cheese tortollini for the kids and spaghetti for me, both with tomato sauce and steamed broccoli
5. potato tacos with sauteed onions, pintos, avocado, and cheese on flour tortillas. we'll also have some sort of green vegetable in there somewhere (spent $11 at the produce market on onions, avocado, apples, limes, and muesli)
6. chicken nuggets and sausages for the kids and dh, roasted fingerlings, roasted broccoli and cauliflower, rolls, brown rice, roasted butternut squash
7. potato and tomato soup, crackers, pupusas
8. veggie stir fry, ginger tofu, rice
9. I was so tired after dd's bday party we ordered pizza out
10. macaroni and cheese, carrots, sandwiches
11. refried pintos, fideo, tortillas, and vegan queso dip
12. yellow split pea soup with rice and spinach, green salad, dinner rolls
post #187 of 327
1. Roast pork shoulder, black-eyed peas, rice, spicy collard greens, cornbread
2. Pizza (I worked late so DH picked up take n- bake)
3. Turkey Brats, chili, on buns, chips
4. Homemade broccoli cheddar soup, baked ham, homemade yeast rolls
5. Baked lemon chicken, PW baked lemon pasta, green beans, salad, garlic bread
6. Taco soup, baked cheese quesadillas (I had planned tacos but since it's so cold here, I decided to do soup)
7.Zesty Baked Pork Loin Chops, Roasted Red Potatoes, Broccoli, homemade rolls ( changing potatoes to roasted from augratin : we are running low on cheese)
8. leftover taco soup
9. Baked Spaghetti, Salad, Veggie and garlic toast
10.Clean out the fridge
11.Ordered pizza
12.Slow Cooker Minestrone, garlic bread
Planned:
13.Chicken Spaghetti, salad, veggie,
14.Mexican Tortilla Chicken Soup,
15.Cheddar Ranch Burgers, Baked Sweet Potato fries, baked beans


Dawn
post #188 of 327
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justice2 View Post
January
9 - Citrus Broiled Salmon with Broccoli and rice
10 - Zucchini, Mediterranean Style
11 - Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese
12 - Lentil Soup
13 - Red Beans and Rice
REVISED!

Ok, so on the 12th I decided to be lazy. I had a ton of the Shrimp and tomatoes left so I decided to add a jar (shivers!) of spaghetti sauce and do revamped leftovers. I forgot to soak my beans so now I have to figure something out for tonight - it's probably gonna be a sandwich night.
post #189 of 327
1-ate at my mom's *ds2 & I had lunch out
2-out for dh's work party
3-zesty grilled hamsteak, baked potatoes, stir fried veggies, berry cobbler for dessert
4-tomato soup, rolls
5-quesadillas *dh had lunch out
6-dinner at my mom's
7-fried potatoes and onions, eggs *we got takeout, long story
8-pizza
9-meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn
10-potato and ham soup for dh and I, leftover tomato soup and quesadillas for the kids, french bread
11-fried potatoes and eggs we didn't have last week *we did panini's and roasted potatoes instead
12-out
13-leftover night
post #190 of 327
We cook vegan...I'll write when not vegan

1. Lunch-leftover enchalada casserole w homemade tomatillo sauce(WICKED!)
Dinner-All you can eat veg sushi-G/C from xmas(I don't count it as eating out)
2. Chickpea potato curry w tossed salad and roasted eggplant
3. Homemade pizza w coleslaw and carrot sticks
4. New meal-chop suey w toasted almonds on rice, roasted eggplant, carrot sticks.
5. I mad a yummy soup based on this curry recipe http://theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/...ipeID=143..but changed quite a bit
6. Veggie stir fry with almonds on noodles
7 Homemade pizza AGAIN..ds is on a kick
8. Dh's night to cook-AND HE COOKED! Split pea/10 bean mix soup with tons of veggies. It was really a thick stew. Roasted potatoes, penne noodles(?why? no idea) and salad...he confused me with everything but the soup.
9. Leftover penne noodles w tomato egplant sauce/hemp seeds. With a salad of lettuce/onion/tom./peppers/olives/peas/corn and leftover potatoes
10.Take out veggie burgers
11.Falafel w roasted masala potatoes, roasted cauliflower, corn and tossed salad
12. Sicky mommy means take out daddy...which was a surprise. He did get me my fave soup in the world and clean up the dinner dishes
post #191 of 327
Since my last post of the 8th:

9: Cheese enchiladas & rice
10: roast beef with yorkshire pudding, mushy veg, and steamed peas and carrots
11: sandwiches
12: FFY
13: Chicken quesadilla, beans and leftover rice

I am under THE deadline of the year this week for my very part-time job, so I will be lucky if we don't manage to at least hit the local Italian place once before Friday... or maybe on Friday after my deadline. They serve wine.
post #192 of 327
I only post dinners, and I'll noted if a meal is veggie only.

January

1 - Shrimp cocktail, leaf lettuce salad, N.Y. steaks, mashed potatoes & wilted spinach (Happy New Year!)
2 - Roasted Chicken, root veggies (squash, rutabaga, & green apple) with simple risotto
3 - Pot Roast with veggies (carrots, brussel sprouts, potato, green bean) & mashed potatoes
4 - Leftovers
5 - Speghetti w/ meatballs & spinach salad
6 - Leftover Jambalaya with extra shrimp from NY dinner.
7 - Beef Stew with rice
8 - Chicken Tikka Masala & sliced mango
9 - Dinner out - StoneFire Pizza for a birthday
10 - BBQ night/Football Sunday (Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Wings, Dips, Chips)
11- Leftovers of football sunday/bbq night with spinach salad.
12 - Brinner for Dinner
13 - Leftovers!
post #193 of 327
I tried this last month, but didn't manage to stick with it too well. All meals are vegetarian.

1. Bean, rice & veggie meat burritos & gorditas
2. Black bean & corn chopped salads
3. Pizza, ice cream & cake to celebrate DS1's birthday.
4. Vegan sausages & gnocchi with broccoli in garlic & oil
5. Grilled chik'n patties, sauteed mushrooms & onions, and roasted sweet & white potatoes.
6. Pineapple & tofu fried rice and tofu massaman curry (yes this was actually take-out, but since I am doing this from a $ saving perspective & I didn't pay for it, I am not counting it )
7. Frozen lasagna, not exactly home cooked but it wasn't eating out either
8. Corn pancakes, bacon & fruit
9. Taking a lasagna to grandma's birthday potluck
10. Dinner at MIL's house
11. Spagetti & TJ's frozen meatless meatballs
12. Going to Ruby's for free kids meal night (planning this for weeks)
13. (planned) potato soup & grilled cheese sandwiches
post #194 of 327
1. Chicken soup
2. Tuna and macaroni
3. Spinach soup and hardboiled eggs
4. Pasta bolognese
5. Lentil-kidney bean-carrot-curry soup
6. Change of plans, ate leftovers and bread. And chips. Made pea soup before bed.
7. Vegetarian pea soup, wonderful fresh italian lamb sausage, cabbage sauteed in the drippings
8. Stewed lamb and veggies, boiled botatoes, leftover sauteed cabbage
9. Leftover lamb and potatoes in lemon-dill sauce made from the stew broth, cabbage baked in butter
10. Dal and brown rice
11. Smoked salmon and rucola lightly sauteed, on fresh rye bread with butter
12. Creamy tuna tomato sauce and pasta
13. Leftovers, made more dal
14.
15.
16.
post #195 of 327
We cook vegan...I'll write when not vegan

1. Lunch-leftover enchalada casserole w homemade tomatillo sauce(WICKED!)
Dinner-All you can eat veg sushi-G/C from xmas(I don't count it as eating out)
2. Chickpea potato curry w tossed salad and roasted eggplant
3. Homemade pizza w coleslaw and carrot sticks
4. New meal-chop suey w toasted almonds on rice, roasted eggplant, carrot sticks.
5. I mad a yummy soup based on this curry recipe http://theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/...ipeID=143..but changed quite a bit
6. Veggie stir fry with almonds on noodles
7 Homemade pizza AGAIN..ds is on a kick
8. Dh's night to cook-AND HE COOKED! Split pea/10 bean mix soup with tons of veggies. It was really a thick stew. Roasted potatoes, penne noodles(?why? no idea) and salad...he confused me with everything but the soup.
9. Leftover penne noodles w tomato egplant sauce/hemp seeds. With a salad of lettuce/onion/tom./peppers/olives/peas/corn and leftover potatoes
10.Take out veggie burgers
11.Falafel w roasted masala potatoes, roasted cauliflower, corn and tossed salad
12. Sicky mommy means take out daddy...which was a surprise. He did get me my fave soup in the world and clean up the dinner dishes
13. Had no energy to really cook. Ds had leftover thai, I made a quick vegetable soup using leftover chickpeas, leftover rice frm last night and some vegetable juice and chopped up veg. Bland and sad but that's about all I wanted anyways. Can'r wait to feel better
post #196 of 327
1-1 bean and cheese burritos
1-2 chicken and wild rice soup for lunch--leftovers for supper
1-3 guacomole burgers for lunch and more leftovers for supper
1-4 miso soup, green salad, edename,rice
1-5 squash, corn, and grilled lamb steak
1-6 DH and I had more burritos and the kids had more burgers
1-7 DH made beef roast, carrots, potatos and gravy
1-8 lentil and chard curry and fresh bread
1-9 spagetti and meatballs (with vension which I usually don't like but these were good), garlic toast
1-10 tandoor chicken with rice and some of the leftover curry as sides
1-11 leftovers
1-12 homemade frozen pizza (last time I made pizza I made an extra) and salad
1-13 potato soup and fresh bread

I am starting to feel a bit deprived and maybe we'll eat out in the next day or two. We are okay with two meal out per month.
post #197 of 327
1. everyone was some place else except ds2 and I, so we just snacked, nothing of note
2. roasted butternut squash with sesame oil and soy sauce over brown rice (spent $14 at the farmer's market on apples, broccoli, kale, and mandarins)
3. bean and cheese pupusas, pinto beans, green salad with walnuts, spinach, romaine, carrots, and broccoli
4. cheese tortollini for the kids and spaghetti for me, both with tomato sauce and steamed broccoli
5. potato tacos with sauteed onions, pintos, avocado, and cheese on flour tortillas. we'll also have some sort of green vegetable in there somewhere (spent $11 at the produce market on onions, avocado, apples, limes, and muesli)
6. chicken nuggets and sausages for the kids and dh, roasted fingerlings, roasted broccoli and cauliflower, rolls, brown rice, roasted butternut squash
7. potato and tomato soup, crackers, pupusas
8. veggie stir fry, ginger tofu, rice
9. I was so tired after dd's bday party we ordered pizza out
10. macaroni and cheese, carrots, sandwiches
11. refried pintos, fideo, tortillas, and vegan queso dip
12. yellow split pea soup with rice and spinach, green salad, dinner rolls
13. spaghetti primavera, dinner rolls
post #198 of 327
1- homemade pizza, 1 pepperoni and 1 onion, red pepper, black olive. made a white bean soup
2- homemade biscuits and gravy with pot roast leftovers. made "healthy no-bake cookies"
3- chicken & pasta casserole (I had enough for two last week), yummy salad. whole wheat banana bread with flax & ground oatmeal.
4- FFY. linguine marinara for a late lunch...
5- I made my first whole chicken! in the crock, rubbed it with salt, pep & paprika, and set it up in the slow cooker with lemon, garlic and rosemary... kind of like here, but with paprika. - I saved the white bean soup! - Made medium grain brown rice & added frozen peas toward the end.
6- late snack- homemade pizza with roasted eggplant & goat cheese.. a little bit of leftover dough got made into a solitary cinnamon roll sort of thing, for which I even made icing.
7- I made the brown rice with peas again and used some strategic positioning to hide it in the fridge, since it got scarfed down so quickly last time :P leftover chicken, some zucchini... chips and salsa after the baby went to bed...
8- had a yummy salad for lunch, enchiladas with leftover chicken for dinner!
9- Mojadra- lentils and rice (a little salt) topped with seasoned carmelized onions (a little salt, cumin, coriander, pinch of cayenne) and yogurt mixed with dill.
10- pasta with shrimp, leeks, broccoli, and a little red pepper & olive oil. making a cake tonight so it will be ready to frost in the morning... finally baked some super sour sourdough I had in the works for a couple days.... also made banana bread.... as well as cheesecake-swirled brownies ....!
11- lunch out with my dad for my brother's birthday... leftovers, cake, etc.
12- leftovers all day long!!13- made the Three Sisters Stew, it stewed for too long thanks to a nap-resistant toddler but still turned out very yummy! I was skeptical that the delicata squash would be pleasant with the skin still on but I am so glad I went that route for the ease. ....this stew is delicious, cinnamon and salty go surprisingly well!

ever closer:
lentils w/ spinach, roasted carrots
crock pot chicken
w/ lemon & garlic quinoa salad (FtWF)
pot roast with parsnips
leftovers with different veggies
need 1 more ingredient for the parsnip soup with garam marsala- the spice mixture smells soo yummy I am looking forward to it! The only way I can get the amount of chives this recipe calls for without spending $10 is to go to a store that requires a car.
post #199 of 327
1/1 pancakes
1/2 spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread
1/3 roasted chicken, potatoes, carrots
1/4 grilled cheese and tomato soup
1/5 parm. garlic chicken, pierogies, broccoli/cauliflour mix
1/6 broccoli cheese soup and breadsticks
1/7 Italian Pasta Bake
1/8 screwed up and went out
1/9 leftovers and snacks at sporting event
1/10 turkey, mashed taters, corn casserole, biscuits
1/11 leftovers
1/12 frozen pizza for kids, grilled pizza made from leftovers and the 2 remaining flat out bread from fridge
1/13 grilled cheese and tomato soup

PLANNED:
1/14 packed and eaten on the road (going out of town)
1/15 out to eat (out of town)
1/16 ??
1/17 pork roast, apples, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole
1/18 sloppy joes, fries, carrots
1/19 chicken, rice, zuccini, carrots
1/20 tacos
post #200 of 327
We're hanging in there, and still on plan - I juggled a few entrees, but we're still eating at home.

1: Teriyaki Tofu and Orange Sesame Broccoli
2: out after church - it was under $8, though
3: Lasagna w/ Cashew Ricotta, green beans
4: leftover lasagna
5: out again
6: Potato pancakes and red chard
7: Creamy Cajun Chick*n Pasta, salad
8: Spicy Mung Bean Stew, sweet potato fries, tortillas
9: kind of a stir-fried rice, seitan, veggie thing
10: leftover ^^
11: Spaghetti, green beans
12: Spicy Mung Bean Stew
13: Black bean soup, pico de gallo, tortillas
14: Teriyaki Tofu and broccoli (again - this was good!)
15: Vegetarian Posole

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