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post #61 of 235

 

Last night's dinner was meat (tri-tip steak) browned in the cast iron saucepan, then I dumped in onions and carrots and water and stuck it in the overn, then when it has boiled down I took out the food and made gravy from the remaining liquid. 

 

My children won't each such stuff, of course, so they had mac n' cheese and fruit, but for DH and I it was pretty darn easy and pretty darn cheap. 

 

We've been totally out of commission here with colds and fever, and MIL has been dropping by fresh fruit and milk, so it sort of turned into an unwitting pantry challenge. Back to the grocery store today!

post #62 of 235

1 eat.gif Leftovers

2 eat.gifB: Oatmeal L: Leftovers S: @ my mom's

3 eat.gif B: Yogurt L: Potstickers S: Lentil soup with grilled cheese

post #63 of 235
Thread Starter 

FRUIT WAFFLE RECIPES

(I originally found these recipes in "Vegan with a Vengeance", but I have modified them to fit our tastebuds.)

 

 

Ginger-Pear Waffles (vegan)

2 c flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp allspice

1/4 tsp nutmeg

3/4 c apple juice

1/2 c milk

1 c pureed pears

2 Tbs oil

4 Tbs sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1 slightly under ripe pear, grated

 

Preheat waffle iron.  Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl.  Combine next 6 ingredients in another bowl.  Add to flour mixture and stir until just combined.  Drop batter 1 1/2 cups at a time onto hot, greased waffle iron.  Cook until golden brown.  Serve hot.

 

 

Apple Waffles (vegan)

2 c flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbs cinnamon

1/4 tsp allspice

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1/8 tsp ground ginger

1/8 tsp cardamom

4 Tbs sugar

1 c apple juice

3/4 c soymilk

2 Tbs oil

1/3 c applesauce

1 Tbs vanilla

1 1/2 c chopped apple

 

Preheat waffle iron.  Combine dry ingredients.  Combine liquid ingredients and add to flour mixture.  Stir till combined and fold in apples.  Drop batter 1 1/2 cups at a time onto hot, greased waffle iron.  Cook until golden brown.  Serve hot.

post #64 of 235

 

3: "Mac & cheese" bag.gif

4: Black bean soup, cornbread, spinach salad

5: Red bean burgers with red onions, spinach, and pepperjack cheese

6: Spinach quiche


Edited by Turquesa - 1/6/11 at 4:15pm
post #65 of 235
Tonight: whole wheat biscuits with gravy, eggs for me, bacon for Chris, fruit, and veggies. For breakfast we had the baked oatmeal from this page and it was very tasty! /

Edit - changed my mind! I'm making whole wheat cheese biscuits and soup (can o' black beans, 1/2 a mild taco seasoning packet, brown rice, carrot, corn, chicken broth...I just threw it all together and hope it turns out ok).
Edited by jimblejamble - 1/4/11 at 5:32pm
post #66 of 235
Tonight is three bean soup. It's one of those jar mixes. I made one for my SIL and had enough leftover to make a few extra jars which I kept for myself for a lazy-dinner today. Today I spent the day putting away christmas stuff and cleaning so dinner was not in my plan. Glad I had this on hand!
post #67 of 235
For me, breakfast was a cheese omelet, lunch: baked bean quintet, and dinner: classic chili. Snacks: apple, banana, chocolate milk, 2 slices bacon
For the kids, they had peanut butter sandwiches for lunch and DH made pancakes and bacon for dinner. They also have breakfast and lunch at pre-K. Rayne ate a cheese omelet with me.
post #68 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 Another home cooked meal! I sauted an onion and a green pepper with a little cumin and paprika  and lentils and will make some quesadillas! I've never really used lentils before. They smell good and taste yummy so far so I'll probably make them again sometime. 

post #69 of 235

Jan 1: breakfast: eggs in the hole; lunch: turkey sandwiches; dinner: leftover meat gravy & mashed potatoes with carrot sticks
Jan 2: breakfast: bagels; lunch & dinner: visiting family who fed us 

Jan 3: breakfast: oatmeal w/ berries & brown sugar; lunch: canned soup & bread (not exactly home cooking, but the bread was homemade); dinner: tomato macaroni & cheese, carrot sticks, leftover green beans

Jan 4: breakfast: scrambled eggs, toast, fruit; lunch: leftovers; dinner: pork roast, mashed potatoes, squash, cinnamon rolls

post #70 of 235

Dinner- Cowgirl Beans, Veggie Chilli, Turkey Meatloaf, Red beans and Rice, Tortilla Soup

Lunch- Hard Boiled Eggs/Deviled Eggs and Salad, Left overs, Luncheon meat and Tortilla roll ups

Snacks- Popcorn, dried fruit/nuts, yogurt/fruit,veggies

 

We don't drink juice and milk is only for breakfast or dinner, otherwise water it is.

 

This is our menu starting today and going until next weds. I need to plan another weeks worth of meals, since I like to shop for 2wks of groceries.

 

Week 2

Dinner-Potato,Cabbage, Ham Soup, Veggie Lasagna, Veggie Soup, Frittata, Leftovers

Lunch-PBJ, Yogurt, Leftovers

 

I am dairy free, so learning to sub ingredients is a work in progress. I plan to purchase a yogurt maker, and bake bread more often. The above ideas involve making extra of certain things- like double batch of rice, turkey/hamburger cooked up, big batch of eggs. Should keep me out of the kitchen :)


Edited by Aeress - 1/5/11 at 5:47am
post #71 of 235


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Originally Posted by Alyantavid View Post

1-1.  No breakfast, lunch was soup at my Grandma's, dinner was steak, pasta with garlic, olive oil and spinach.

1-2.  Breakfast was a poptart, lunch was hot dogs, dinner will be quesadillas.

1-3.  Breakfast was bagels, lunch was ham sandwiches, dinner was at my mom's.

1-4.  Breakfast was a casserole I made, toast and coffee; lunch was leftovers, dinner was a ham stir fry/chow mein-ish thing dh made.

post #72 of 235
Tonight: Quinoa, black beans, shredded carrot, red onion slices, shredded chicken, some sort of homemade dressing.
post #73 of 235

Aeress What are cowgirl beans?

post #74 of 235

i've been MIA as we've all been sick and mostly just eating toast and soup.  i'll get back into the swing of things with some awesome meal planning this weekend, i promise.

post #75 of 235

Jan 1: breakfast: eggs in the hole; lunch: turkey sandwiches; dinner: leftover meat gravy & mashed potatoes with carrot sticks
Jan 2: breakfast: bagels; lunch & dinner: visiting family who fed us
Jan 3: breakfast: oatmeal w/ berries & brown sugar; lunch: canned soup & bread (not exactly home cooking, but the bread was homemade); dinner: tomato macaroni & cheese, carrot sticks, leftover green beans
Jan 4: breakfast: scrambled eggs, toast, fruit; lunch: leftovers; dinner: pork roast, mashed potatoes, squash, cinnamon rolls

Jan 5: breakfast: fried eggs, toast, sauteed onions, fruit; lunch: leftovers; dinner: mashed potatoes, meat gravy, squash, cauliflower/celery/cherry tomatoes & veggie dip

post #76 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!

post #77 of 235
Jessica - are you sauteeing all those ingredients (other then the beans and quinoa)?
post #78 of 235
Breakfast: Cheese and Garlic Egg Omelet
Lunch: Spinach, cucumber, griddle-cooked chicken (italian-style), italian dressing
Dinner: More baked bean quintet
For the kids: cheese wraps, cucumbers, and blueberry yogurt
post #79 of 235

MamitaM - lentil quesadillas sounds good - I will have to try that!

 

So we totally suck...I have been so sick the past several days and it is just getting worse. :(  hubby made veggie chili last night, but we stopped at a burger joint tonight on the way home from the doctor. At least it was on the cheap side! 

 

Hoping to feel better tomorrow and get back on track...

post #80 of 235

1-5 b-breakfast casserole

      l-leftovers

     d-panini's, fries

 

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