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post #541 of 2722
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Husband cooked at our house tonight - he did a taco/burrito bar - seasoned ground beef, refried beans, yellow rice and salsa with flour tortillas. It was really delicious. Now I've got a cinnamon swirl quick bread in the oven for dessert/breakfast. I hope it turns out well; it's a new recipe that calls for oil instead of butter/margarine and eggs. I'm usually skeptical of these types of recipes, but we'll see. The batter tasted good...

post #542 of 2722

pork in crock pot with bbq sauce and veggies turned out greaat. they did not eat the veggies but I served them at least.

post #543 of 2722

oh and I wanted to update- my son ate at the table with me - twice!  DD not yet- but we are working on it.

post #544 of 2722

Making Sloppy Joes with fries and green beans on the side. Fruit and cream for dessert.

post #545 of 2722

We had hamburgers and sauteed mushrooms and carrot stix with ranch dressing...oh and an orange.  Ok- thats a meal right?  Like has a few sides- etc. It was easy.

Tomorrow I am going to use rest of burger to make sloppy joes.

Thanks for inspiration ladies!

post #546 of 2722
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We did gnocchi and marinara sauce tonight. I also made a peanut butter chocolate chip cake for dessert and general snacking. It turned out okay, but not perfect - not peanut buttery enough. I'm going to have to tweak the recipe next time. I go by the book on new recipes the first time, then it's a free for all on subsequent attempts until I achieve perfection. :-)

post #547 of 2722
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post

I go by the book on new recipes the first time, then it's a free for all on subsequent attempts until I achieve perfection. :-)

Me, too. I hate it when people rate recipes online after totally changing it. Why use a recipe at all? I try it THEN tweak it.
More frozen marinara here, I'm afraid, plus spinach and mushroom salad.redface.gif
post #548 of 2722
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Originally Posted by Mom31 View Post

We had hamburgers and sauteed mushrooms and carrot stix with ranch dressing...oh and an orange.  Ok- thats a meal right?  Like has a few sides- etc. It was easy.

Tomorrow I am going to use rest of burger to make sloppy joes.

Thanks for inspiration ladies!



that's totally a meal, good job!

post #549 of 2722

The other night I made bean soup & salmon burgers I can't wait to make them again, they were so good, quick easy!  We also had buffalo chicken salads except for DD2 she just hers wasn't buffaly style!  Tonight I have to work so DH is making chicken burgers & salad.   

post #550 of 2722

I am making sloppy joes tonight to use up the hamburger from last night- is it ok to serve hamburger two nights in a row- say burgers one night tacos the next? Or in this case sloppy joes?  I am going to make a box of rice I have for the side and some corn and I have those oranges- I picked up 6 oranges for $1. Happy about that.

post #551 of 2722

I am having Pizza and cake for my bday!

post #552 of 2722
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Happy Birthday Averysmomma05!

 

Tonight I'm making broiled thin-cut pork chops seasoned with a little salt, pepper and thyme with green beans (with a little bacon) and fresh white bread from the oven. And I'm having a glass of wine with it since Little Man was in a bad, bad mood all day. Stressful. 

post #553 of 2722

Cheeseburgers with sauteed onions, tomato and avocado on wheat buns

ramen cabbage salad

oven fries, carrots and pears for the kids

 

 

post #554 of 2722

Can I join? One of my New Year's resolutions is to menu plan weekly and cook most nights. Here's what we've eaten/will eat for the first two weeks of January (minus the few nights we didn't/won't eat at home):

 

Week 1

Beef Stroganoff over egg noodles, roasted broccoli

Spinach and cheese quiche (one with crust, one without)

Baked falafel and pitas with tsatsiki 

Personal pizzas (used the pita bread recipe from the night before, but with whole wheat flour)

Polenta and bolognese sauce (from the freezer)

 

Week 2

Sausage and butternut squash casserole over brown rice (tossed some spinach into this casserole)

Baked "fried" chicken drumsticks with roasted potatoes

Black beans (with leftover smoked beef) and basmati rice

Basil-chicken coconut curry over rice

Baked taquitos with guacamole

 

There were various vegetable or fruit sides with these dishes, but I usually come up with those on the fly.

 

 

post #555 of 2722

WELCOME HOMEMADEMOM!

post #556 of 2722
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The more, the merrier over here! Homemademom your list reminds that I've been wanting to do beef stroganoff soon. I really love that stuff, and it's great winter food. 

 

Tonight is white chicken chili in the crockpot. It's a little different from the stove top version I make, so hopefully it's good. 

post #557 of 2722

My best friend made that white chili this week... sounds so good! I don't eat chicken so maybe I could make it without the chicken.  Can you post the recipe you use?

post #558 of 2722

Welcome, Homemademama. I love to menu plan too, otherwise I spend too much on food. (Well, I do anyway smile.gif) Here are some menus from the last two weeks:

 

Turkey rice soup

Cole Slaw

Homemade Bread or Biscuits

 

Stuffed Shells with ricotta, spinach and a bit of ground beef

Tome' Salad (see below)

 

Scallops or Pork Scallopini

Polenta

Greens

 

Teriyaki Salmon

Rice

Cucumber salad

 

Fried Fish with Remoulade Sauce (from that great French Cooking Made Easy cookbook that you recommended Kitchensqueen, thanks)

Oven Baked French Fries

Cole Slaw

 

Tajine with Chicken, Zucchini, Onions

Couscous or Rice

Orange Beet Salad

 

French Onion Soup

Caesar Salad

 

Pork Roast

Scalloped Potatoes

Green Beans

 

Risotto with peas, shrimp and mushrooms

Bitter Salad or Romaine Salad

 

Chili

Carrot Salad 

Cornbread

 

Desert: Peach Crostini

Snack:Edamame steamed with salt, butter, touch of sesame oil, chili flakes and garlic (yum)

 

Tome' Salad

I had this at a restaurant in Santa Fe recently.

Two warm red potatoes, halved

4 to 6 green beans

Finely chopped Endive

Finely chopped Radicchio

Few pickled onion pieces

Dressing of equal parts olive oil, apple cider vinegar and sweetener. For this salad, I used bacon grease for half of the oil. Heat up the dressing until warm and pour over salad. Add a few small pieces of bacon to the salad.

 

post #559 of 2722

 

Crock Pot italian meatloaf

mashed potatoes

buttered wheat penne for the kids (don't like potatoes)

broccoli and brussels sprouts

 

I think I'll add stroganoff to my menu next week, too. I ran into a big sale on egg noodles this week and bought a few bags, so need to plan some meals around them.  

post #560 of 2722

Pasta Puttanesca last night was so good.  This is one of DH's favorite meals.  It is quick & easy & tasty!

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