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Meal Plans for January 19-25

post #1 of 26
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I WAY overplanned last week, so a lot of what we're having this week is left over from last week's plan. I need to remember to allow for a few nights of leftovers and eating with the parents. I'm not planning for certain days this week, because my DH is home, and you just never know what he's going to want on a certain day. Here's what we have for the week:

1. garlic chicken frozen pizza & salad
2. chicken tortilla soup & rolls
3. creamy Italian crockpot chicken, stewed squash, purple hull peas, rolls
4. beef stroganoff, green beans, spinach salad, garlic bread
5. buttery baked chicken, angel hair pasta w/ Parmesan & butter, lima beans, spinach salad

I'm leaving one night for eating out and one night for leftovers. And we'll probably STILL have food left over. I don't know what I was thinking buying all that. Oh, well--all I have to buy at the grocery store this weekend is one more package of chicken tenderloins, another bag of salad, and milk.

What's your plan for the week?
post #2 of 26
Well... here is the plan. Not sure if we will stick exactly to it or not but this is the plan.

Breakfast - Eggs, Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes
Lunch - Leftover Red Beans & Rice w/ Sausage, Mixed Veggies
Dinner - Leftovers (whatever is left from the week, or freezer/pantry meal if there are no leftovers)

Breakfast - Bagel & Cream Cheese, Fruit
Lunch - Egg Salad Sandwiches, Fruit & Raw Veggies
Dinner - Carribean Chicken, Rice, Peas

21 Monday
Breakfast - Oatmeal, Fruit
Lunch - Leftover Carribean Chicken, Rice & Peas
Dinner - Burgers, Tater Tots

22 Tuesday
Breakfast - Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes
Lunch - Sandwich & Salad
Dinner - Grape Chicken (from freezer),Roasted Potatoes, Peas
23 Wednesday
Breakfast - Whole Wheat Banana Muffins
Lunch - Leftover Grape Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Peas
Dinner - Tilapia, Parmesan Rice, Broccoli

24 Thursday
Breakfast - Eggs, Sausage, Biscuits
Lunch - Sandwich
Dinner - Ham, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Bicuits (left from breakfast)

25 Friday
Breakfast - Ham Biscuits & Eggs
Lunch - Leftover Ham, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Peas
Dinner - Quiche, scalloped Potatoes
post #3 of 26
Oh--- those meals sound great.

I need to get back on track with meal planning. I started nursing school last week.We have eaten out or had take out quite a few nights. I will be making a Costco run this weekend and get my menu worked out.

Any quick and simple recipe ideas?
We eat chicken, turkey, fish and some red meat(very little).

Dh will need to cook W and TH this week as I have evening clinical rotation.

I will be back to post menu later.

post #4 of 26
I only plan breakfast and lunch on weekends.

19: b: french toast, fruit
l: egg salad sandwiches
d: ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans
20: b: bagels, fruit
l: sandwiches
d: split pea soup, fresh bread
21: dinner at my mom's
22: Leftovers
23: Paella
24: dinner at my dad's
25: bean and cheese quesadillas
post #5 of 26
That's what I do every week actually. I have stuff on hand for at least 3 complete dinners and then I figure out what sounds good the rest of the time. I cook a lot, and always have lots of leftovers for hot lunches but sometimes I don't know what will sound good to everyone untill soon before. And if we are having a picky kid eating day I just break out the waffles and eggs lol.

I'm making a huge batch of stuffed peppers for dinner one night, DH could eat this every day for lunch of his life....and the same night making baked pasta and meatballs for the kids because they don't like peppers (same mixture for both)

Pizza one night, I make the dough well in advance in the fridge, wiht a salad

Roasted veggie soup and a loaf of homemade bread, baked chicken...

Next night I use part of the veggie pure before I made the soup for something else. I will make that the night before pizza, then use the roasted veggie puree for the pizza sacue along with tomato paste.

That's it for now!!

We will probably have fresh fish one day but I'll get that the same day
post #6 of 26
19 Waffles
Mac & cheese
Shepherd's pie

20 Cold Cereal,
Green Chili, Cheese & Rice,

21 Toast
Hamburger Roll-ups

22 Pancakes
Turkey soup

23 Muffins
Taco in a Bowl

24 Baked Oatmeal
Steak and potatoes

25 Toast
Pot Pie
post #7 of 26
Here is our plan:

Saturday 1/19
B eggs/toast
L roast chicken sandwiches , corn chowder
D chili dogs(junk food), chips,

Sunday 1/20

B blueberry muffins
L sandwiches/ canned soup
D Chicken Tortilla soup, poblano and cheddar corn muffins

Monday 1/21
Dh and I will have chicken salad sandwiches, fresh cut veggies, grapefruit segments(me), and bananas(dh) for lunch this week

D oven baked tilapia, rice, sugar snap peas

Tuesday 1/22
Pork tenderloin
cous cous
steamed broccoli

Wednesday 1/23
left over tenderloin
parmesan noodles
sweet peas

Thursday 1/24
Slow cooker chicken cacciatore
steamed green beans

Friday 1/25
Turkey burgers
Asian slaw
steamed corn on cob

post #8 of 26
19 - salmon, cole slaw, quinoa
20 - french toast (and probably scrambled eggs too)
21 - mushroom beef & barley soup
22 - enchilada pie
23 - falafel & israeli salads
24 - penne with chard and sausage
25 - aloha chicken & baby bok choy

post #9 of 26
Saturday: Cheddar Corn Chicken Chowder
Sunday: Spinach Stuffed Shells with Peas
Monday: Indonesian Chicken with Brown Rice
Tuesday: Salsa Chicken Fajitas with Black Beans (crock pot)
Wednesday: Oregano Chicken with Whole Wheat Cous Cous Salad
Thursday: Boca Burgers and Baked French Fries

hmm, chicken must have sounded good to me this week!
post #10 of 26
Originally Posted by LeahC View Post
Saturday: Cheddar Corn Chicken Chowder
Sunday: Spinach Stuffed Shells with Peas
Monday: Indonesian Chicken with Brown Rice
Tuesday: Salsa Chicken Fajitas with Black Beans (crock pot)
Wednesday: Oregano Chicken with Whole Wheat Cous Cous Salad
Thursday: Boca Burgers and Baked French Fries

hmm, chicken must have sounded good to me this week!
I seriously want all your recipes! Do you have any you could post? Well except the last one.
post #11 of 26
B: cereal
L: oatmeal blueberry pancakes and assorted leftovers
D: Mini Chili Bowls (the kids INHALED these)
B: baked oatmeal
L: sandwiches, veggies
D: roasted chicken, quinoa pilaf, and green beans
B: cereal
L: leftovers
D: homemade beefaroni, salad
B: oatmeal
L: leftovers
D: honey baked lentils and pitas
B: cereal
L: sandwiches and veggies
D: soup and homemade bread
B: waffles
L: leftovers
D: chicken things in sauce over pasta
B: baked oatmeal
L: mac and cheese
D: fritatta

We usually have misc. fruits and veggies with lunch and dinner. We're trying not to eat out as much and cook more from scratch . . . I'd like to make some cookies and muffins this week too . . . just need to get my bananas ripened for banana muffins!
post #12 of 26
Originally Posted by wife&mommy View Post
I seriously want all your recipes! Do you have any you could post? Well except the last one.

Well, the stuffed shells are just something I throw together. I use a box of frozen spinach (defrosted) and mix it with a container of lowfat ricotta cheese, some LF cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, some parmesan, an egg and some italian seasoning and salt/ pepper. I stuffed the already boiled pasta shells with the spinach/ cheese mixture and then pour spaghetti sauce over the shells. I usually have some homemade sauce available, but if I don't any good tomato & basil sauce works. Then I bake at 350 degrees until everything is melted and bubble-y!

The salsa is just something I throw in the crockpot. I throw in 4 chicken breasts and pour a jar of really good salsa (You pick your favorite) over the breasts. I then cook on low for 6-8 hours. I then shred the chicken and we serve it with whole wheat tortillas, black beans, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, sour cream, etc.. Easy peasy!

The oregano chicken is just chicken breast (about a pound) that I marinate with some minced garlic (2-3 cloves), some fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, dried oregano and some salt/ pepper. I then grill the chicken breasts. A very simple, but flavorful dish.

The whole wheat cous cous is also something I just throw together depending on what meal I am making and what I am craving. Since I am making a greek style chicken, I will be throwing in some artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, tomatoes, red onion and feta cheese. I will then just season it with some oregano, olive oil and salt/ pepper.

The soup is really good, but takes a good amount of time. I prefer to make it on the weekends when my husband is around to entertain our toddler. The only thing I change about the recipe is to add a small can of green chilis and some red pepper flakes for a little heat.

Cheddar Chicken Chowder (Cooking Light)

2 bacon slices
Cooking spray
1 pound skinned, boned chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced red bell pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 1/2 cups fat-free chicken broth
1 3/4 cups diced peeled red potatoes
2 1/4 cups frozen whole-kernel corn
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups 2% low-fat milk
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Cook bacon in a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan. Crumble; set aside. Add chicken, onion, bell pepper, and garlic to bacon fat in pan; sauté 5 minutes. Add broth and potatoes; bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add corn; stir well.
Place flour in a bowl. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended; add to soup. Cook over medium heat 15 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently. Stir in cheese, salt, and pepper. Top with crumbled bacon.

Yield: 7 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

CALORIES 306 (22% from fat); FAT 7.5g (sat 4g,mono 2.2g,poly 0.6g); PROTEIN 25g; CHOLESTEROL 58mg; CALCIUM 193mg; SODIUM 376mg; FIBER 2.9g; IRON 1.6mg; CARBOHYDRATE 33.7g

Cooking Light, NOVEMBER 1996
************************************************** *******
The only thing I change here is to use low sodium soy sauce.

Indonesian Ginger Chicken Copyright, (The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook),

1 cup honey
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup minced garlic (8 to 12 cloves)
1/2 cup peeled and grated fresh ginger root
2 (3 1/2 pound) chickens, quartered, with backs removed

Cook the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger root in a small saucepan over low heat until the honey is melted. Arrange the chicken in 1 layer in a shallow baking pan, skin side down, and pour on the sauce. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover the pan, turn the chicken skin side up, and raise the temperature to 375 degrees F. Continue baking for 30 minutes or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh and the sauce is a rich, dark brown.
post #13 of 26
Wow thanks!! I love that "style" of cooking.
post #14 of 26
You're welcome! Sorry that most of them aren't real recipes. Even when I do follow recipes, I tend to change them a lot!
post #15 of 26
Sunday 1/20
Lunch: scrambled eggs, pumkin spice muffins, fruit
Supper: homemade pizza with pinapple

Monday 1/21
Lunch: tacos
Supper: soup and sandwiches

Tuesday 1/22
Lunch: enchilada pic
Supper: Southwestern Chicken and Black Beans over rice, salad

Wednesday 1/23
Lunch: pancakes, fruit
Supper: scrambled eggs, fruit, toast

Thursday 1/24
Lunch: (pack lunch) sandwiches, carrots, crackers, raisins, cashews
Supper: Spaghetti, mixed veggies

Friday 1/25
Lunch: PB&J, carrots, apples
Supper: Sesame beef, rice, broccoli

Saturday 1/26
Lunch: twice baked potatoes
Supper: tacos

Sunday 1/27
Lunch: eggs, cinnamon bread, fruit
Supper: homemade pizza with pinapple

Monday 1/28
Lunch: crescent roll casserole, mixed veggies
Supper: sub sandwiches

Tuesday 1/29
Lunch: spaghetti, mixed veggies, salad
Supper: English muffin egg sandwiches, fruit

Wednesday 1/30
Lunch: (pack lunch) sandwiches, carrots, crackers, raisins, cashews
Supper: bagels & cream cheese, fruit for the kids, leftovers? for me and DH

Thursday 1/31
Lunch: (pack lunch) sandwiches, carrots, crackers, raisins, cashews
Supper: lasagna, salad

Friday 2/1
Lunch: leftovers or cheese quesadillas
Supper: homemade pizza

Saturday 2/2
Lunch: eggs, sausage, toast
Supper: Roast, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies
post #16 of 26
You all have such good ideas! I feel like we are eating the same things over and over right now because I'm using up the freezer stash I made for after the baby came. It is so helpful to have but kinda sucks eating so much chicken and one pot dishes! Or things like ham that have tons of leftovers! Will be nice to get back to normal where she is more predictable and I have more time to cook!
post #17 of 26
Mon 21
d-meatloaf, jasmine rice, grilled celery

Tues 22
d-leftovers from Mon night

Wed 23
l-out (we're really busy this week!)
d-wheat pasta with moz, tomatoes and basil

Thur 24
l-leftover pasta
d-out on date

Fri 25
d-chicken legs, corn on cob, couscous salad with raw veggies

Sat 26
d-friends over, still planning what to cook...maybe pork tenderloin and gratinated broccoli and potatoes? I dunno...feels like too much meat in a row.

Sun 27
l-curried rice salad
d-beef burgundy, duchess potatoes, mixed greens salad

Mon 28

Tues 29
d-lentil salad, gougeres, deviled eggs

Wed 30
d-BLTs, celery/apple salad

Th 31
d-out on date

Fri 1st
l-eggplant bruschetta
d-spanish tortilla, avocado salad
post #18 of 26
I'm trying to get back on track here so here's our week. I'm hoping to go to the store with younger DS when DP gets home to get a few things to make said meals. That's if it's not too freezing to venture out at night. :

Penne with brocolli and chicken

Turkey Loaf
Mashed potatoes and corn

Soups: Chicken Noodle and either Lentil or Tofu Veggie depending on my mood
W/ Bread and salad

Chinese - Made at home

Pizza night - make your own at home - everyone loves this

Probably leftovers

Roast Chicken with veggies
post #19 of 26
I'm so excited to have found this thread!
post #20 of 26
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by KaraBoo View Post
Mon 21
d-spanish tortilla, avocado salad
Can I have the recipes for both of these? Thanks!
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