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post #21 of 400
Mon.~ Homemade Barley, Black bean & veggie soup spiced up and tofurkey veggie sausage added

Tue.~Baked potato with steamed veggies and vegan mushroom gravy

Wed.~Cornbread Chili casserole

Thirs.~Veggie burgers and salad

Fri.~Tempeh Fahitas (sp?)

Sat.~ Homemade soup (Haven't decided yet, maybe split pea or pumpkin?)

For lunch I usually eat leftovers, salads, or sandwiches. Today I'm making some fresh juice, enough for a couple days, probably apple, cucumber and celery.

post #22 of 400
Alright, for the next 3 weeks:

-White bean and barley soup in the cp with grilled cheese
-Beans, cheese and tomatoes with tortilla chips and salsa
-Cottage cheese and fruit with graham crackers
-Pasta with beans, corn and olives with broccoli and broccoli rabe on brushetta
-Stuffed potatoes with ginger carrots
-Irish Stew in the cp
-Seitan and potato tacos with garlicky rice
-Cereal night
-Posole with cilantro salsa
-Veggie soup in the cp with potato zucchini pancakes
-Waffles and eggs
-Ravioli with veggies and dip
-Seitan and veggie burritos
-Winter Squash Risotto
post #23 of 400
Sunday - Homemade pizza
Monday - Spaghetti, salad, breadsticks
Tuesday - BBQ chicken with left overs
Wednesday - Veggie stirfry
Thursday - Soup and sandwhiches
Friday - Mini meatloaves, potatoes, and corn
Saturday - Scalloped potatoes
post #24 of 400
post #25 of 400
Stuffed bell peppers
Stir fried veggies with rice noodles
Chili with cornbread
Split pea soup
Roast chicken with veggies (our meat of the week)
post #26 of 400
I've got a list up. It's too many items I'm sure I won't be able to make all those. I just pick a couple from the list everyday depends on what I feel like.

Green pepper and shrimps
Potato and leek soup
Baked acorn squash
Stir-fried savoy cabbage and shrimp
Mushroom pork chops
Raw veggies with dip
Greek chicken breasts
Tomato and cucumber salad
Stir-fried cumcumber with eggs
Marinated celery and carrots
Sauteed fennel and mushrooms
Beef stew
Baked potatoes
Banana orange bread
Tortellini and broccoli
post #27 of 400
Poddi: How do you make your banana orange bread?
post #28 of 400
Oh, it's just regular banana bread recipe. I plan to put in less bananas and replace with grated orange peel. I'm going to try to make it tomorrow and see how it is. Usually I use bread flour and whole wheat flour, will replace WW flour with kamut flour tomorrow. If it's not awful I can send you the recipe. If you want to you can also try it with your own favorite banana bread recipe.
post #29 of 400
The week is half over, so I will put down what we already ate:

Breakfasts are usually pb toast, or cereal with raisins and rice milk, whole grain pancakes or oatmeal. This week I made a big batch of baked oatmeal, so we've been having that.

Lunches are usually leftovers, or fried potatoes and cottage cheese, or bean 'quesadillas'.

Here are the dinners:

S: Baked marinated tofu, quinoa and zucchini

M: Squasharoni (like mac and cheese, made with butternut squash)

T: Homemade pasta e fagioli with kale

W: Chicken and biscuits made with chicken style TVP

Th: Veg. chili and baked potatoes

F: Homemade pizza night (woo hoo :LOL )

S: Since it's typically the day I make bread, we usually have soup and bread on Saturdays. I will probably make a bean soup of some type this week.

I have next week partially planned since we get paid 2x a month.
I am going to make:

- a curry with garbanzos, spinach, tomatoes, coco milk
- bbq tofu with rice and beans
- lentil burgers
- tofu nut loaf and some tofu nut 'meatballs' (2 meals)
post #30 of 400
Attila the Honey -

Please please will you share your recipe for squasharoni. My kids eat too much pasta and a mac and cheese thing made with squash sounds WONDERFUL!!
post #31 of 400
Originally Posted by Alieand the twins
Attila the Honey -

Please please will you share your recipe for squasharoni. My kids eat too much pasta and a mac and cheese thing made with squash sounds WONDERFUL!!
Sure thing, Mama! If you ever lose it, there are tons of recipes that are similar out on the internet.


12 ounces dried elbow macaroni pasta
2-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1-1/2 cups sliced onions
5 cups peeled cubed butternut or buttercup squash (approximately 1 large squash)
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/3 cup tahini
1 tablespoon white miso
1 tablespoon umeboshi vinegar (I sub lemon juice or reg. vinegar alot)
1 teaspoon tamari
1/3 cup chopped walnuts (it's even better with cashews!)
1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
3/4 cup dried whole-grain bread crumbs
In a large saucepan, cook the pasta in boiling water until tender but still firm. Drain, rinse, and set aside. In a large, deep ovenproof skillet, heat 1-1/2 tablespoons of the oil and sauté the onions for 3 - 5 minutes or until translucent. Add the squash and water and bring to a boil. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook for 15 - 20 minutes, or until the squash is soft.
Preheat oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, stir together the tahini, miso, vinegar, tamari, and remaining salt. Add the tahini mixture to the squash and mix together until creamy. Add the reserved pasta, remaining oil, the walnuts, parsley, and oregano. Top with the bread crumbs and bake for 20 minutes. Serve immediately.
post #32 of 400

Thank you for the recipe! When you first mentioned the squasharoni I thought the pasta would be replaced by squash. Now I see that it's actually the cheese that is replaced - wow, I can't wait to try it!

Thanks again for taking the time to post it.
post #33 of 400
Pan toasted rice with orzo & baked tofu. the rice can be used as leftovers: stirfry, add steamed broccoli and scramble an egg in for yummy fried rice.
I just made lasagna with trader joes veggie meat balls crumbled into the sauce.
Amaranth date nut bread for breakfast or dessert.
post #34 of 400
M - Leftover lasagna and garlic bread
T - Taco soup
W - Chicken breasts with pasta
T - Hamburgers and fries
F - Spaghetti, salads, garlic bread
post #35 of 400
Oh how i love meal planing and i'v been just so bad about not doing it since schools started back up! So lets see, we went to the store last week and got all my stuff so we'll be having....

Tonight (9/28) chicken pot pies with all my left overs out of my fridge

Thursday : b'fast eggs toast, sausage links
lunch : left over pot pie or sandwiches
Dinner: itallian beef in crock pot (so i can catch up on cleaning)

Friday: b'fast cereal or granola bars
lunch : i'm subbing at school so me and ds will eat there, dds will be at grandmas house and dh is working
dinner : left overs or home made cheese pizza (dad will eat at work)

Saturdaydh works) B'fast: Pancake Breakfast for the fire dept
Lunch: sandwiches, soup make pasta
Dinner: mac n cheese raviolie

Sundaydh works) B'fast, eggs baccon toast
Lunch what ever kids want
Dinner : in to nana's house

monday: b'fast french toast, sausage
lunch: chicken and salads
dinner: Tuna patties, green beans, baked potatos

Tuesday: (im subbing) b'fast at schools or with dh at home with girls
lunch: me, abby, austin at school, dh and allie on their own!
dinner: pork chops, corn, rice

Wednsday: b'fast Subbing again, dh working, allie to my sister
lunch at school again
Dinner: kids at nana's house, me and dh to fire dept carry in dinner

Thursday: b'fast waffels with berries
lunch: left overs
Dinner: chicken legs, stuffing, corn

Friday: b'fast eggs, baccon,toast
lunch: left overs
dinner: roast in crock pot so i can do house cleaning again!!!
post #36 of 400
There are some great recipe ideas here!

Here's our menu for the fortnight:

Moroccan chicken and quinoa with green salad
Bean risotto
Tuna with mustard, cheese and garden salad
Roast chicken and veggies
Spicy tofu stir fry
Quiche and tomato salad
Beef stir fry
Lentil and vegetable lasagne
Quinoa with roast veggies and spinach salad
Beef goulash
Curried lentils with tuna and rice
Spaghetti bolognaise
Curried pumpkin and tofu with couscous
post #37 of 400
Saturday - Homemade pizza
Sunday - Left over pizza and salads
Monday - Spaghetti and garlic bread
Tuesday- Chicken and dumplings
Wednesday - Tomato, cheese, and pasta bake
Thursday - Soup and biscuits
post #38 of 400
Monday--Chicken fajitas
Tuesday--Homemade pizza
Wednesday--Cheese enchiladas, black beans and rice
Friday--Eat out!
post #39 of 400
Well, we went apple picking sooo..

Breakfasts: apple pancakes, baked apples, appley oatmeal and apple muffins

Lunches: as usual, leftovers or
baked squash and cottage cheese or
fried potatoes and cottage cheese or
navy bean soup and bread

S - Again, squashroni
M - Baked tofu and peanut noodles
T - Polenta pizza
W - Stuffed squash (butternut squash stuffed with a lentil, breadcrumb, apple and onion mixture)
Th - Chili 'cheese' baked potatoes
F - Homemade pesto pizza!
S - as usual, we make a pot of soup and fresh bread or biscuits

Big Lots had Tabatchnick frozen veggie chili for 99 cents a box, and I love that stuff. It's usually too much for our budget, so that was a really great find.

Squashes are going for about a quarter-50 cents apiece at farm stands, and I bought alot of kale b/c it was on sale, so kale and squash will be a typical side dish this week.

Also, there was a good sale on cottage cheese so even though we don't normally eat it I snagged a couple of packages.
post #40 of 400
This week.....

S - homemade hawaiian pizza
M - minestrone, green salad
T - spaghetti/homemade marinara (cook more to freeze), green salad
W - sweet + sour chicken veggie stirfry, noodles
R - crockpot corn chowder
F - chicken pineapple casserole
S - homemade turkey pepperoni pizza
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