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post #141 of 235

i'm not one to cook exactly according to a recipe, but i use recipes a lot for ideas and guidelines on the proportion of ingredients, temperature and how long to cook.  so what i did was google vegetarian enchilada casserole crockpot recipe, and vegetarian lasagna crockpot recipe.  these are the recipes i'm using as guidelines (and to make my shopping list):

 

http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-vegetarian-lasagna-173879 but i'm not using mushrooms because i hate them, and adding zucchini because i love it

 

http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/48/Vegetarian_Enchilada_Casserole57470.shtml but i'm adding cheese, because who would want to eat this without cheese?!  also, i would normally probably not use salsa, because that sounds weird to me - i'd probably buy cans of enchilada sauce. however, i have a big jar of salsa that i don't love, that my mom left at my house, that i'm going to use up in this recipe.  i might make some rice or something to go with it too, idk.

post #142 of 235

You're my kinda cook! :)  I use recipes as a kind of vague guide. 

 

Thanks for posting those (and your modifications)! 

post #143 of 235

i call it intuitive cooking.  yummy.gif

post #144 of 235

Jan. 1. eat.gif Baked perogies with spinach. 

 

Jan.2. eat.gif I had some macaroni and cheese tonight.

 

Jan. 3. eat.gif Baked mac and cheese. 

 

Jan. 4. eat.gif Lentil Quesadillas

 

Jan. 5 . eat.gif I had left overs from last night and then a nice green smoothie, well it was nice and purple b/c it had blueberries in it! Tasty!

 

Jan. 6. eat.gif I had left overs again, so lentil quesadillas and a green smoothie! I made sooooo much smoothie that I have like 4 servings it! lol Good thing I love my smoothies!

 

Jan. 7. eat.gif I just had some pasta with sauce, nothing special at all. but at least I didn't order out. 

 

Jan.8. eat.gif I had leftovers from last night that I added a can of crushed tomatoes, garlic and cheese to and then baked.

 

Jan.9. eat.gif I made an eggplant tomato casserole today. It's the very first time I've ever bought an eggplant before. It turned out all right, but a little mushy. I'll do it a little differently next time. I have left overs for tomorrow.

 

Jan. 10. eat.gif I had leftovers from last night for dinner. For lynch I had New York Fries and a smoothie at the food court b/c I was at the mall with a friend and we treated ourselves.

 

Jan. 11. eat.gif I had some pasta and cheese tonight. I almost ordered in! I had a long day out and I was so hungry when I got home, but I didn't let myself order b/c I did have another lunch out today. 

 

Jan 12.eat.gif Left over pasta with the eggplant I made the other night. 

 

Jan 13eat.gif I had home made fries, a veggie burger and a green smoothie.

 

Jan 14eat.gif I had some pasta and cheese tonight for dinner. A bit boring and I had a lunch out. It was a nice treat with a friend.

 

I realize that I've eaten lunch out 3 times this month, this week actually! Pretty unusual for me and it won't happen as much next month that's for sure.

post #145 of 235

14th - Spice rubbed pork chops with apple cranberry chutney and green beans

post #146 of 235
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Ooh, may I have this recipe?

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Originally Posted by mags.bubble View Posthoney-mustard roasted potatotes

 



Ooh, may I have this recipe?



lurk.gif (homemade popcorn, of course!)



Here is the link to the recipe. http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/Honey-Roasted-Red-Potatoes/Detail.aspx

 

I use any type of potato or onion that I have received from my CSA. Usually I double it and end up splitting the fat between EVOO & butter. I adjust cooking time based on whatever else I have in the oven. They always come out yummy and are really easy. My sons eat the leftovers with eggs & veggies for breakfast.


 

post #147 of 235

So we have falled off the wagon. My ds6 was in bed with a high fever on 1/13. He was so miserable & listless I just stayed with him. So, my dh went out and picked up a family style dinner of pulled pork, coleslaw, & beans from our local bbq place.

 

1/14 I woke up with the same fever/virus, sick in bed with ds all day. Dh ordered pizza for him and other ds.

 

1/15 I am still sick in bed with a fever, but ds feels better. Hopefully they will at least eat leftovers, but if not I am not going to complain. My dh is trying hard to take care of us and I even heard him cleaning the kitchen, even though the rest of the house has gone to he**.

 

Hopefully I will be back to normal by tomorrow and be able to be up & about.

 

post #148 of 235

1-15 b: pop tart (I think they're reproducing in my cupboard)

        l: leftovers or a sandwich probably

       d: stuffed chicken breast, rice, veggie

post #149 of 235

 



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i call it intuitive cooking.  yummy.gif



This is pretty much what I do too.  So many times I don't have the exact ingredients called for in recipes, so I do a lot of substituting.  Every once in awhile I try to be a fancy cook, but it never lasts.  Simple works better for me.



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So we have falled off the wagon. My ds6 was in bed with a high fever on 1/13. He was so miserable & listless I just stayed with him. So, my dh went out and picked up a family style dinner of pulled pork, coleslaw, & beans from our local bbq place.


 


Hope you're feeling better!

post #150 of 235

Jan 1: leftovers for lunch; Burgers & salad for dinner

Jan 2: Tilapia/fish sticks/salmon & salad for lunch, omlettes for dinner

Jan 3: eggplant parmesan

Jan 4: roasted chicken

Jan 5: pizza

Jan 6: hot dogs (boo hiss!!!  was supposed to be beef roast, but the roast burned in the crockpot)

Jan 7: lasagna, garlic bread, broccoli, key lime cheesecake bars for dessert (had company for dinner)

Jan 8: leftovers for lunch, chicken/squash/rice soup for dinner

Jan 9: leftovers/pasta for lunch, homemade pizza for dinner

Jan 10: burgers and sweet potato fries

Jan 11: Brinner- pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit

Jan 12: Crockpot chicken with apricots and dates

Jan 13: Tortilla crusted Tilapia

Jan 14: Quesadillas

Jan 15: going to my mom's for dinner :)

post #151 of 235
Here's a recap of the month so far:

1-15 eat.gif Home cooked meals and NO ordering out b/c I was to hungry/lazy to cook! I did eat lunch out 3 times though,but it was sorta planned and it was a well deserved treat each time.
post #152 of 235

15th - DH's birthday dinner tonight so we had crab legs (they were on sale this week! joy.gif) , steamed broccoli and rye bread I baked today.

 

post #153 of 235

I love that I get good ideas from reading this thread!

 

1/16- Chilli and fresh bread, salad

1/17-Casserole

1/18- DD's birthday, not sure what we are doing

post #154 of 235

2 Week Meal Plan Starting Weds

 

1/19 L-Leftovers

DTortilla Soup (I still want to have this)

 

1/20- L-Fresh bread with honey, fruit

D-Tuna noodle casserole?

 

1/21-L Yogurt

Put Beef in crockpot

D-Quesidillas (left over chicken)

 

1/22- Yogurt (homemade?)

D-Stew

 

1/23- Sandiwches

D- Leftovers

 

1/24-Leftovers

D-Cowgirl Beans (still need to make these)

 

1/25-Yogurt or leftovers

D- Pasta and Sauce/Salad

 

1/26

D- Turkey Veggie Soup

 

1/27- Soup

D- Meatoaf?

 

1/28-

D- Frittata or Pancakes with fruit sauce

 

1/29

D-Millet with carrots,cabbage, in a ginger sauce

 

1/30-sandwiches

D? eat out?

 

1/31- leftovers

D- homemade chicken nuggets and fries, Buffalo style

 

2/1- Sandiwches

D- Leftovers

 

Snacks- homemade pretzels, fruit, popcorn, cheese, nuts, raisins, hard boiled eggs

Breakfast- cold cereal, toast, yogurt or waffles

 

post #155 of 235

We ate out last night.  And it was awful and we felt awful afterwards.  Someday I'll learn.

 

1-16 b:eggs and toast

       l: leftovers

       d: pork roast, mashed potatoes, a veggie

post #156 of 235
I'm really hungry!!!! Can I please order out? redface.gif I don't have much here to eat, but I should just make some fries and a veggie burger b/c I don't want to pay $18.75 for that plus a Ceasar Salad if I do order.


eat.gif Ok I made it another day with home made and not ordered food!
Edited by MamitaM - 1/16/11 at 4:00pm
post #157 of 235
My mom visited this week so I wasn't online much. Anywho, this week we had:

Tuesday: Pizza & smoothies
Wednesday: Burrito bowls
Thursday: I can't remember! :P
Friday: Homemade cheeseburgers (homemade buns even! smile.gif) with guacamole, baked fries
Saturday: We're house sitting and had my mother-in-law's homemade lasagna and some kale/cabbage/carrot/onion salad
Tonight: Haven't decided yet. Hmmmm....
post #158 of 235

Tonight: Thai chicken lettuce wraps

Tomorrow: oven fired chicken, roasted broccoli w/ cashews on the side

Tuesday: nachos

Weds: ginger sesame salmon, jasmine rice and salad

Thursday: lasagna from freezer w/ salad and garlic bread

Friday: pizza

post #159 of 235

16th - Italian sausage, white bean and kale stew with ciabatta

post #160 of 235



Way to go!!!

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Here's a recap of the month so far:

1-15 eat.gif Home cooked meals and NO ordering out b/c I was to hungry/lazy to cook! I did eat lunch out 3 times though,but it was sorta planned and it was a well deserved treat each time.

 

Still not so good here. My dh did take the kids out for chinese food on 1/15, but he did make them chicken tenders and some veggies on 1/16 & 1/17. I am finally on the mend from this flu, so I am hoping to take over again starting tomorrow night. As I mentioned earlier, my mother just passed away 2 weeks ago. I am still quite stressed & sad (know wonder I was hit so hard with the flu). Anyway, I think I will start focusing on this as a weekly challenge. Little by little, right? Tomorrow I will air out our sick room, clean the kitchen and cook dinner. If I get that done, I'll consider it a full day, since I am still feeling pretty weak and short of breathe at times.

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