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post #2441 of 2712
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Originally Posted by nutmeg86 View Post

Tonight is going to be chicken, broccoli and sweet potatoes. Very simple but it's my 3 year old's favorite. she always has seconds of everything.

That sounds great to me right now.

I actually managed to cook tonight. I am going to become a specialist in low-odor cooking. I made chicken a la king with rotisserie chicken, cornstarch based so I didn't have to smell the roux, egg noodles, and boiled zucchini. Don't ask. I have a squishy zucchini thing going on right now.

Tomorrow I'll make a chicken soup out if the rest of the rotisserie chicken, and I have a ham and some cabbage laying in wait for later in the week. Boiled dinner, maybe.
post #2442 of 2712
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I made chicken and dumplings, per husband's request. Five years ago he wouldn't touch "boiled bread"; now he loves it. I'll make a country boy out of him yet. 

post #2443 of 2712
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Originally Posted by eleveneleven View Post
 

I love meal planning and cooking too. It's great to see what everyone's eating and to get some inspiration!

 

Yesterday we had spinach lasagna rolls for lunch and a big romaine salad with lots of chopped up veggies and a red wine vin dressing. Here's the recipe I used for the lasagna rolls. I used 1.5 jars of store bought marinara and I doubled the frozen spinach.

 

For dinner I made a good old fashioned chicken and vegetable soup. No real recipe on this one, just garlic, onion, 2 leeks, 6 carrots, 6 celery stalks, 2 bunches of dinosaur kale :), chix broth, some springs of thyme, a bay leaf, S&P and a whole rotisserie chicken. It was delicious and I think it would be great with some brown rice or noodles in it too if I wanted to make it more substantial but really there was no need.


The lasagna rolls look good! I have been making soups like that, too. The other day it was veg soup - box of stock, some frozen mixed veg, onion, garlic, potato, sweet potato, frozen green beans and seasoned with some red pesto.

 

Tonight was Thai green curry vegetables with rice and cucumber salad

Tues - Pizza with store-bought crust

Weds - Taco salad with ground beef and black beans

Thur - Spaghetti and meatballs

 

Somewhere in there will be roasted cauliflower, too. I tried that last week, and the family ate it up, so I bought two heads this week.

post #2444 of 2712
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Originally Posted by newmamalizzy View Post


That sounds great to me right now.

I actually managed to cook tonight. I am going to become a specialist in low-odor cooking. I made chicken a la king with rotisserie chicken, cornstarch based so I didn't have to smell the roux, egg noodles, and boiled zucchini. Don't ask. I have a squishy zucchini thing going on right now.

Tomorrow I'll make a chicken soup out if the rest of the rotisserie chicken, and I have a ham and some cabbage laying in wait for later in the week. Boiled dinner, maybe.


Hope the odor thing gets better soon! Can you do cheese? Lots of variations on grilled cheese/panini that might work for dinner.

post #2445 of 2712
We had steak, sauteed peppers, and onions and steak fries and garlic bread last night.
post #2446 of 2712
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I made a shepherd's pie tonight, but to husband's great chagrin I swapped the peas for baby kale. A definite upgrade, in my opinion. I am just not a fan of peas. 

post #2447 of 2712

I've taken to making my shepherd's pie sans veggies.  Just meat w/gravy and potatoes, then I do a big veggie side.  Kale definitely makes an awesome side dish to shepherd's pie!

post #2448 of 2712
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Originally Posted by newmamalizzy View Post
 

I've taken to making my shepherd's pie sans veggies.  Just meat w/gravy and potatoes, then I do a big veggie side.  Kale definitely makes an awesome side dish to shepherd's pie!

 

 

 

Try it with chicken and a chicken-based gravy - we've done that recently and really liked it too. 

post #2449 of 2712
Ground chicken or cut up cooked chicken? I've done a thanksgiving leftovers shepherds pie. I beg chicken and gravy would be great, too.
post #2450 of 2712
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Originally Posted by newmamalizzy View Post

Ground chicken or cut up cooked chicken? I've done a thanksgiving leftovers shepherds pie. I beg chicken and gravy would be great, too.

 

Lately I've been doing it with cubed chicken - I just brown it on the stove top first. I also do most of my ground meat shepherd's pies with ground turkey - it's a great alternative to ground beef and a bit healthier. 

 

Tonight I'm making bean and sausage pasta with mixed greens - if the white beans ever cook through. I got them on to boil pretty late today. 

post #2451 of 2712
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Originally Posted by Ragana View Post
 

 

Tonight was Thai green curry vegetables with rice and cucumber salad

Tues - Pizza with store-bought crust

Weds - Taco salad with ground beef and black beans

Thur - Spaghetti and meatballs

 

Somewhere in there will be roasted cauliflower, too. I tried that last week, and the family ate it up, so I bought two heads this week.

 

Looks like it's spaghetti and meatballs day. I will be making the roasted cauliflower on the side, and maybe a salad if I get ambitious!

post #2452 of 2712
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Husband made dinner tonight - pan fried chicken with rice and veggies. 

post #2453 of 2712
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We did steak, mashed potatoes and green beans for Valentine's Day. Anyone else doing a special meal, or even going out tonight?

post #2454 of 2712

We didn't make a special meal - ordered in because DD1 was sick. Yummy, though - pizza and salad from one of our favorite places. Have to plan for next week!

 

PS Found this recently. Love the suggestion. Thinking of trying it next week:

 

Six Steps to a Healthy Weeknight Dinner

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20780484,00.html

post #2455 of 2712
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Husband is working, so I think I'm going to throw together a quick pasta salad - spinach rotini, baby kale, sun-dried tomatoes and tapenade. I wish I had bacon defrosted, but oh well. 

post #2456 of 2712
Busy week here! We had:

Sunday - (Pinterest) Chicken fingers in garlic sauce, mashed potatoes, and corn.
Monday - (Pinterest) Garlic Lime chicken with the same sides as above (I lack creativity in side dishes)
Tuesday - Left overs
Wednesday - More left overs, then he ate again at his mom's house
Thursday - (Pinterest strikes again) Ham and white beans in the crock
Friday - out to eat for brunch, I made Italian beef in the crockpot. He ate that, I was worn out and sick by that point so I don't think I even ate.
Saturday - His birthday, but I was still sick, so it was left over Italian beef.

Sunday - Planning to grill Stuffed Border Burgers if it's not too windy on that side of the house and if he gets off at a reasonable time. If not, we'll have left overs and try again tomorrow. Or make them inside.

Week's plan:

Monday- Tuesday - Left overs
Wednesday - (Pinterest) Fried Cabbage and Sausage
Thursday - (Pinterest) Chicken Cordon Bleu casserole and salad
Friday - (Pinterest, I'm addicted) Chicken and Wild Rice casserole
Saturday - Left overs
Sunday - Spaghetti, salad and (Pinterest) Gluten Free Olive Garden type bread sticks

Or that's the menu anyway. smile.gif
post #2457 of 2712
Lol, I just posted and it says it was 8 hrs ago. I knew I was more to the methodical side, but really? No wonder my day is over before I know it!

Oh, and you girls going Gluten free, here too. Hubby has an allergy and I do too. Plus I have the generic marker for a celiac. JOY. I think my 16 m old is sensitive too. There are gf cereals and recipes formaking the mixes cheaper, works out for me bc xantha bothers my stomach and I'm allergic to almond. Most mixes have those in them. So I get a better deal and can tolerate it!
post #2458 of 2712
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Eh, I just realized it's almost 8 and I haven't eaten dinner yet... guess I'll just throw on a little potato soup - that sounds good. It's snowing again, so I think a quick soup will be just the ticket. 

post #2459 of 2712
We had Baked Chicken with mashed potatoes and hm gravy...
post #2460 of 2712
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Originally Posted by MrsKoehn View Post

Friday - (Pinterest, I'm addicted) Chicken and Wild Rice casserole
 

I am, too! Just recently joined and love it as a way to keep my recipe bookmarks.

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