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post #41 of 327
1. Chicken soup
2. Tuna and macaroni
3. Spinach soup and hardboiled eggs
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post #42 of 327
1. Ate out
2. Lemon pepper steak and hasselback potatoes
3. Went to mom's for holiday dinner
post #43 of 327
1. frozen pizza
2. Benningan's (gift card)
3. Chili
4. McDonalds (lunch 2.50)/chicken soup
5. chicken/rice.spicy garlic sauce
6. chicken stroganoffy stuff
7. leftopvers
8.starbucks (gift card)/soup
9. sandwiches/chicken nuggets
10. sandwiches/papa murphy's pizza (10.00)
post #44 of 327
YAY! Did fairly well last month considering all the running around...hoping this month willbe better

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
post #45 of 327
1/1 pancakes
1/2 spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread
1/3 roasted chicken, potatoes, carrots
post #46 of 327
1/1 Chicken, rice, broccoli & rolls
1/2 spaghetti & garlic bread
1/3 migraine & was asleep during dinner..DH bought fast food for family
post #47 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
3. bean and cheese pupusas, pinto beans, green salad with walnuts, spinach, romaine, carrots, and broccoli
post #48 of 327
Started this last month, but let the last week or so slide.

We're a family of eight, with six kids ages 9-2. Dh works out of town during the week fairly often, which means the kids eat a lot of cereal for dinner. Not good. I want to cut out the convenience meals/take out, and make real dinners for the kids and me even when dh isn't here.

1. Took advantage of the free kids meals while shopping at Ikea, and hit the sweet spot when they were finishing off breakfast and starting to serve lunch, so dh got the free breakfast, too. I had the meatballs.
2. Leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole (our Christmas dinner was just a few days ago, so not as scary as it sounds. )
3. Grilled teriyaki steak, brown rice, stirfry veggies
post #49 of 327
I am so in. We eat out WAY more then I like. DH usually eats lunch out (grabs subway most days since he is trying to eat better) and the weekends are usually BIG eat out times....I am trying to WAY cut it out.

1st. kids had salmon and veggies and DH and I had leftover from NYE
2nd. ate at dad's house for Christmas but DH got something from Sheetz on the way home since he does not like what she made and did not eat and we live 3 hrs away.
3rd. Applebee's We went for DH's birthday. It is not till Tues and we have bowling that night so we went tonight instead.
4th. Chicken Parmesan
5th DH's Birthday and we ATE at home!! Grilled Chicken with pasta in butter wine sauce DH had lunch out but his bro bought for his b-day
6th perfectly potato chicken and veggies
7th bratwurst with sauteed onions and chips
8th Tacos DH had subway for lunch
9th homemade french onion soup and grilled cheese DH had chick-fil-a for lunch while running errands for me
10th pork chops and veggies went shopping today and made sure i ate before I left so I would not eat out! GO ME!!
11th Hosin chicken lettuce wraps (not a hit) DH had lunch out like usual
12th chop suey
13thhad lunch out with kids and dh for dinner kids had leftovers we had buffalo chicken sandwiches
14th dh was gone so kids had nuggets and i had leftovers
15th taco soup
post #50 of 327
1) leftover pizza (doesn't count because it was from NYE!) and for dinner: black bean soup and cornbread. One quart of soup put up in the freezer for a busy night.
2)More black bean soup, ham, salad and cornbread.
3)out for lunch (I was so hungry and dd and I were on our way to do a major grocery shop...). Pasta alfredo and salad for dinner.

I should mention that we eat out mostly for lunch. Dh and I are equally guilty of blowing money almost everyday on lunch out. I'm trying to make enough food at dinner to stretch for lunches and sometimes for the freezer. We're eating tonight's pasta for lunch tomorrow!
post #51 of 327
Hello, Happy New Year! Our food situation is changing in January 2010. My mom has decided that she wants to prepare meals separately from what I make for D & I. We used to share the cost and prep, but since she had a thyroidectomy in December I have done it all, and now she wants to regain control over what she is eating. I can't blame her, but I am not sure how this is going to work out. Today was day one of that... I guess I am just putting it out there as a warning that our meals might get super boring :P I might start describing more of our meals again because we do frequent snacks and I think ideally dinner is not too substantial because D goes to bed right after.

1- homemade pizza, 1 pepperoni and 1 onion, red pepper, black olive. made a white bean soup but any way I puree, it still has tiny chunks maybe freezing will help.
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.
planned:
crockpot chicken w/ lemon & herbs, carrots, salad again?
homemade pizza with roasted eggplant (did I get that idea here?)
tacos with chicken leftovers
rice & peas, maybe try to revive the white bean soup
and for further in the future.. thanks to a deal I couldn't pass up, added two more pot roasts to the freezer.
post #52 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 thinking about a Japanese inspired supper
post #53 of 327
1-ate at my mom's
2-out for dh's work party
3-zesty grilled hamsteak, baked potatoes, stir fried veggies, berry cobbler for dessert
4-tomato soup, rolls
post #54 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

Planned:
5. (T) Sauteed Seitan with Mushrooms & Spinach with Quinoa
6. (W) Lentils with Spinach with basmati rice
7. (Th) Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchilada Pie
8. (F) Garam Masala Parnsip Soup
9. (S) Teriyaki Tofu/Veggies over brown rice
10. (Su) Wild Risotto & Roasted Potatoes


October's Challenge
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December's Challenge
(Keeping track so I remember some yummy recipes!)
post #55 of 327
1. dinner out with the inlaws. Their treat!
2. flatbread pizzas, leftovers
3. crockpot roast, peas, buckwheat pilaf
4. salad...that's all I've thought of so far.

Today I need to go to the store and get fresh produce and milk. AND THATS IT. Hopefully I can restrain myself. I have a freezer full of meat and fish and cupboards full of beans/grains/spices. I need to STOP buying extra stuff when I go to the store! Not sure what's for dinner tonight, but I'll take something out of the freezer this am for it.
post #56 of 327
Back again - this thread is keeping me on track & not eating out! Yay!

FYI - I only post dinners, and all recipes are omni - we just love that meat.

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
post #57 of 327
I love this! We don't eat out too often [oh who am I kidding, DD and I go for lunch all the time..] but we do order in! I love ethnic foods and living in such an urban area there's like, a million choices. Excuses excuses, but I'd love to do more home-cooking.

1 - This was New Years day! We went to my moms for dinner and she made us what was essentially Thanksgiving all over. Yum yum!
2 - Went to Applebees for late lunch with DD, but had $50 gift card. Dinner was just soup and salad.
3 - Lunch was chicken tenders [hoemmade] with honey mustard, and milk. Dinner we ended up ordering Thai.
4 - We are going to have steak, potato fries, and string beans for dinner
post #58 of 327
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Originally Posted by mommariffic View Post
I love this! We don't eat out too often [oh who am I kidding, DD and I go for lunch all the time..] but we do order in! I love ethnic foods and living in such an urban area there's like, a million choices. Excuses excuses, but I'd love to do more home-cooking.
I have found that for my crew one of the things that keeps us out of resturants is figuring out a few ethnic take out type dinners to make at home. We like Thai so figuring out a decent pho and pad thai has been helpful. Friday night fish fry is a big regional food here so we have the coleslaw, homemade oven fries, and storebought fish fillet to tame the cravings. I still think that a slightly less than healthy semi-homemade dinner is still better both nutritionally and dollarwise than a full blown meal out. Personally I have given up on homemade sushi though.
post #59 of 327
1. Chicken soup
2. Tuna and macaroni
3. Spinach soup and hardboiled eggs
4. Pasta bolognese
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post #60 of 327
I just wanted to report back that I went to the store today and I STUCK TO MY LIST. (other than some snacks for lunch )
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