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JUNE Meal Plans! - Page 2

post #21 of 53
Sunday - tacos
Monday - chicken and dumplings, steamed broccoli
Tuesday - steak, rice pilaf, leftover broccoli, plus carrot sticks, banana slices, and cucumber slices
Wednesday - meatball soup (mini meatballs, chicken broth, carrots, mini pasta shells)
Thursday - I have no idea
Friday - I have no idea
Saturday - I have no idea

How do you think that far ahead? I take out the meat to thaw the night before, so I do think that far in advance, but if I think about tomorrow night, I draw a big blank. Do you just look in your freezer and see what you have? Do you plan it out before you go grocery shopping? How do you DO this?
post #22 of 53
I'm trying to get back on the meal planning wagon! Here's this week.

1. Cheese Ham Salad - Annie's Deluxe shells with ham and peas - I add pured summer squash to the sauce too

2. Spaghetti w/ red peppers and onions and salad

3. Stir Fry w/ brown rice

4. Chicken burgers, sweet potato fries, green beans

5. Beef Stew with salad

6. homemade pizza

7. rice balls and tofu soup
post #23 of 53
Well a few months ago I was in the same boat kjbrown92, I just started looking through my pantries, freezer and fridge to see what we had. The also every week I look at the local store flier and see what is on sale and fill what ever needs there are in our house. Meal planning has really simplified my routine, and even with being a SAHM I find it has helped me a lot.

A: things get used, that pack of whatever hiding in the freezer gets USED, not thrown away.

B: It helps me plan ahead, for example I do a lot of morphing,taking items from one meal and creating another. This week we had chicken sandwiches, but I cooked enough chicken for my cobb salad, so I already have some things done. I owe that thought to Robin Miller's Quick fix meals on FN, she rocks the meal plan idea.

Every week I make a short list of what we have and then go from there on what I can make, and I do my own personal challenge of a new meal weekly, so I look through my cookbooks and magazines to find some thing that sparks me. Once I started I realized how much we actually had, I also am on a stockpiling mission so that makes things even more available to me. I'd say just try it and see. Good luck.

P.S. I personally get my DH in on the plan, he does loves everything I make, but it makes him feel like he's got some say in the matter, but that's just me.
post #24 of 53
Sunday was frantic so we grilled out Hebrew National Franks and Polish sausages, had leftover potato salad and leftover bean salad.

1st-Monday
l-leftover hotdogs, leftover potato salad, avocado slices
d-omelets with red onion and cheese

2nd-Tuesday
l-soup, cheddar and wheat crackers, sliced red apple (I'm obsessed with red apples right now!!!)
d-grilled steak, carrot/chive salad with lemon yogurt dressing (greek yogurt...mmmm), jasmine rice with feta cheese

3rd-Wednesday
l-goat cheese tart with red onion (and tomatoes on my half) with fresh rosemary, leftover carrot salad, teensy bit of leftover steak
d-Crash Hot Potatoes, grilled chicken breast, leftover carrot salad

4th-Thursday
l-leftover tart
d-going to potluck. Will bring: maple walnut snack cake, spinach/chicken tarts (using leftover chicken breasts) with pine nuts and sheep cheese, chocolate chip cookies

I haven't planned beyond that. Not feeling very creative these days!
post #25 of 53
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3 - Cobb Sandwiches
Those look really good!
I subbed in my rss reader to your blog a few weeks back and enjoy it!

I plan to start a food blog in the not so distant future.
post #26 of 53
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Alrighty, I started my blog here's the link:
http://mamabsrecipes.blogspot.com/ It's still in the newbie phase, but I have started it.

awesome!!!!!! i love it!!!!
post #27 of 53
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Originally Posted by kjbrown92 View Post
I take out the meat to thaw the night before, so I do think that far in advance, but if I think about tomorrow night, I draw a big blank.
i don't know if this will help or matter...but i always cook my hamburger beforehand and put it ziploc bags by portion for meals. it's a huge time saver for me, and i never have to deal with frozen raw hamburger since i just cook it all when i buy it. if you don't eat hamburger, this tip is pretty useless though
post #28 of 53
Thanks elizawill, I am having so much fun. I just love cooking so much and I hope others can enjoy my meals.
post #29 of 53
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cthulhugrrl View Post
Those look really good!
I subbed in my rss reader to your blog a few weeks back and enjoy it!

I plan to start a food blog in the not so distant future.
Thank you!
Look forward to seeing yours, too!
post #30 of 53
Planned for the whole month this time!

5 - chicken Ranch wrap & fresh tomato slices
6 - fried rice & broccoli w/ butter sauce
7 - chicken & spinach pasta bake, corn, salad
8 - leftovers
9 - black bean & cheese quesadillas, homemade guacamole
10 - cranberry chicken, green beans, rolls
11 - out
12 - baked tilapia, baked potatoes, stewed squash
13 - sloppy joes & sweet potato fries
14 - out of town
15 - crockpot chicken teriyaki, rice, green beans
16 - leftovers
17 - scrambled egg sandwiches & watermelon
18 - roast with potatoes, carrots & onions, salad, rolls
19 - leftovers
20 - out
21 - chicken & veggie stir fry, rice
22 - grilled hamburgers, grilled corn on the cob, salad
23 - out
24 - taco salads, Spanish rice
25 - leftovers or sandwiches & fruit
26 - drunk chicken, roasted potatoes, lima beans
27 - homemade pizza, corn, salad
28 - leftovers
29 - out
30 - BLTs, baked fries, watermelon
post #31 of 53
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by becoming View Post
Planned for the whole month this time!

5 - chicken Ranch wrap & fresh tomato slices
6 - fried rice & broccoli w/ butter sauce
7 - chicken & spinach pasta bake, corn, salad
8 - leftovers
9 - black bean & cheese quesadillas, homemade guacamole
10 - cranberry chicken, green beans, rolls
11 - out
12 - baked tilapia, baked potatoes, stewed squash
13 - sloppy joes & sweet potato fries
14 - out of town
15 - crockpot chicken teriyaki, rice, green beans
16 - leftovers
17 - scrambled egg sandwiches & watermelon
18 - roast with potatoes, carrots & onions, salad, rolls
19 - leftovers
20 - out
21 - chicken & veggie stir fry, rice
22 - grilled hamburgers, grilled corn on the cob, salad
23 - out
24 - taco salads, Spanish rice
25 - leftovers or sandwiches & fruit
26 - drunk chicken, roasted potatoes, lima beans
27 - homemade pizza, corn, salad
28 - leftovers
29 - out
30 - BLTs, baked fries, watermelon
LOL Lindsay I recognize a few of these! Funny I was reading I'm like wow this sounds a lot like what we eat (the first half anyway!)
post #32 of 53
Yep, Rachel, I'm stealing the chicken & spinach bake and the cranberry chicken from your blog!
post #33 of 53
For the upcoming week: I need to use up the green beans and collard greens from last weeks farmers market trip, and it's another week of using what is on hand. My goal for this week is to only buy bread, organic milk, and use up what is in the freezer.

7- clinical for me-- dh is on his own

8- Sirloin Tips with Garlic Butter, Caeser salad, lemon-parsley sauteed green beans,mashed potatoes for dc, french bread

9- Slow cooker boneless pork ribs(cooked with broth, spices,onions, etc) spicy collard greens, salad, rolls

10-15 Bean soup (dried mix)made with Easters frozen ham bone, steamed rice, more greens, cornbread

11-Chicken -Veggie stir-fry, basmati rice, steamed green beans with garlic and parsley butter

12-Grilled Cheddar Ranch Turkey burgers, sweet potato fries, fresh corn

13- Grilled Turkey Hot dogs on whole wheat buns, mac and cheese, baked beans

Dawn
post #34 of 53
I"m new here, but I always plan out our menus for the week, so here is our menu for this week:

Sunday-Chicken stirps, mashed potatoes, and corn (my kids fave)
Monday-Jambalaya
Tuesday-Balsamic Pork Tenderloin, sauteed bell peppers with scallions and cilantro
Wednesday- Pork Sloppy Joes, homemade french fries, tomato slices
Thursday-White Chicken Chili Soup with cornbread
Friday-Personal pizzas, using homemade dough
Saturday-Family get together, so I don't know what we are having yet.

I am also making some banana raspberry bread for snacks this week, along with oatmeal bars.

Gina
SAHM to Dss Sebastian 11, Ds August 7, Ds Brandon 6, Dd Savannah 4, Ds Logan 7 months, and ttc #6
post #35 of 53
Ok, I'll give it a shot.

Monday - refried bean and cheese tacos, corn, and sliced pears
Tuesday - BBQ chicken, baked potatoes, baked beans
Wednesday - Cheese pizza and a big green salad
Thursday - Teriyaki chicken wraps and baked potato "fries"
Friday - A big pasta salad with chicken, garbanzo beans, cherry tomatoes, cheese, and a viniagrette
Saturday - black beans and rice with some spinach
post #36 of 53
Thread Starter 
9 - Pork Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Green Salad
10 - Chicken Pasta Salad (w/ veggies added) (we have yet to eat this even though it's been on the menu for weeks, hopefully we will get to it this time! LOL)
11 - Leftovers
12 - Chicken Cordon Blue (DH's request, I'm not thrilled about using the oven!), Sweet Potato Fries, Peas, Green Salad
13 - Leftovers or if no leftovers breakfast for dinner
14 - Tilapia, Lima Beans, Brown Rice, Green Salad
15 - Chicken from Freezer (BBQ or Honey Glazed), Broccoli, Corn, Green Salad
post #37 of 53
Here's mine:

Mon: Balsalmic maple dijion pork chops on the grill w/ pasta salad and grilled veggies

Tues: Shredded beef tacos w/ pico de gallo, and mexican cabbage salad

Wed: Grilled chicken, rice and salad

Thurs: Bacon cheeseburgers with pasta salad or homemade fries(haven't decided yet)

Fri: Kielbasa-tortellini skillet pasta(this is a real big fave in this house, DH LOVES it, so does DD), garlic bread and salad

Sat: cooks choice, but we may go camping so I'll be thinking about that.

That's my week, I had a hard time trying to get a plan together, I've been really :yawning: sleepy.
post #38 of 53
I'm in:

Sunday: Pita Pizzas w/ salad
Monday: Pasta with vegetarian "bolognese" with peppers, onions, mushrooms; fresh baked italian bread
Tuesday: Marinated tuna steaks w/ brown rice and green beans
Wednesday: Fish and chips
Thursday: leftovers
Friday: BBQ Chicken sandwiches, balsamic potatoes, cucumber and pepper salad
Saturday: French toast made with some kind of homemade bread - maybe challah
post #39 of 53
Monday - out
Tuesday - leftovers
Wednesday - tacos, refried beans
Thursday - ham sandwiches, tomato soup, veggies
Friday - hot wings
Saturday - paella
Sunday - london broil, some sides dh hasn't decided on yet
post #40 of 53
Rachel, the chicken & spinach pasta bake was awesome! We loved it and ended up eating on it for days. It made sooo much.

I haven't made the cranberry chicken yet and have a question--do you use whole cranberry sauce or jellied cranberry sauce? I went to the lady's website where you got the recipe, and she actually has cranberry JUICE listed instead of sauce. Anyway, I had bought both types of cranberry sauce so was wondering what kind you use.
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