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Tonight we had some roasted chicken thighs (just with a little salt and pepper on them) with corn, and couscous. The couscous was made with homemade veggie stock, carrots, celery, and I put some of the roasted chicken in it.
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shrimp scampi / rice cut veggies with homemade dressing. So far, back to work hasn't meant eating bad. Yet. Let's see how I come along. I :this thread!

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Dh made chicken in peppers, onions, olives and artichokes, , and I made rice pilaf and a salad. Now off to have dessert - strawberry rhubarb pie or banana cake, can't decide which. I was a baking fool yesterday.
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Tonight we had some roasted chicken thighs (just with a little salt and pepper on them) with corn, and couscous. The couscous was made with homemade veggie stock, carrots, celery, and I put some of the roasted chicken in it.
that's one of my favorite meals


tonight we are having hamburgers and hot dogs w/ corn on the cob, potato chips, and carrots

I'm Andrea - I have three boys - 12 year old twins & an 11 year old

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Dinner franks, red cabbage and potato pancakes - need to use up our old potatoes!
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DH is feeling "under the weather", so I made my homemade beef and veggie soup, rice and 3 cheese garlic toasts.

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My menu plan failed me. I have been used to planning for 2-3 eaters, and I had the ILs over the other night. My FIL dished up a few minutes before I was going to bed, so I put everyone else in charge of cleanup. I had no idea I was out of refried beans from the meal. Then, in looking at what I was planning to cook today, I realized I didn't want to cook Cous Cous twice in a week, as I've been eating leftover cous cous for days now. So, with tomorrow night being a night with a babysitter, and DH and I having to eat in a hurry, I need leftovers ready to go.
I did what I've not done in a long time this morning: I went in to the grocery store without a plan, and bought what inspired me.

So, tonight we are having Aidell's chicken and pineapple meatballs, sauteed bell peppers, mushrooms and onions, coconut rice, and a salad. Perhaps peach cobbler for dessert, but I doubt I'll get to it. Oh well, I can always freeze my overripe peaches.
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Arroz Mexicana

3 tomatoes chopped
1 large onion diced
2 garlic cloves chopped
1 small carrot chopped
1 1/2 cups rice rinsed
3 cups chicken broth
1 T tomato paste
1 T cumin
about 1T salt ( to taste)
1 t pepper
1/4 t paprika
2 T oil

Dissolve tomato past in broth, saute rinsed rice in oil till slightly puffy then add onions, tomatoes and carrots, mix. Add spices and stock bring up to a simmer and cover and cook for 25-30 minutes and turn heat off and put dish towel over the pan and cover with lid and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Enjoy

It's dh recipe and he is the one that cooks it.

Arduinna, I made this last night. Very tasty! I looked around and realized I already had all the ingredients. I'll be using it again. Tell your husband 'thanks'. We needed a new rice dish.

We had grilled chicken and swiss chard with it.

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Tonight we're having homemade chicken nuggets, roasted new potatoes and tomato and cucumber salad.
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I'm making red lentils & sweet potato curry tonight with a nice big salad, we had baked maple salmon last night
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tonight is falafel, pita, hummus, babaganouj, and red cabbage salad.

I'm Andrea - I have three boys - 12 year old twins & an 11 year old

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Well I changed my mind. Pizza, bruschetta, the tomato/cucumber salad and fruit.
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Tonight is bruschetta, bruschetta, and more bruschetta. Followed by Mint-Ting-A-Ling ice cream!

Jessica, wife of Marc and Momma to Nikolai (10) and Nathaniel (9) and Olivia (3).
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Tonight is bruschetta, bruschetta, and more bruschetta. Followed by Mint-Ting-A-Ling ice cream!
Explain please!

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I'm making red lentils & sweet potato curry tonight with a nice big salad, we had baked maple salmon last night



Tonight I'm making potato leek soup and a whole wheat crust "pizza" with just fresh tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and salt
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Tonight is bruschetta, bruschetta, and more bruschetta. Followed by Mint-Ting-A-Ling ice cream!
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Explain please!
It's just a flavor of Perry's ice cream. And we had it on sugar cones.

And now I'm off to have some more!

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Whatever From The Garden-- basically a huge ginormous sald with some cheese, olive oil, & avo. (Which we do not/cannot grow. lol) My cousin had gorgeous basil (mine is rather lame for reasons I do not comprehend. Wah) that I tossed on the tomatoes & mozerella. We were able to eat our tomatoes, green beans, cucs, kale, onions, & summer squashes).
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I'm so proud of myself! I didn't waste food! There have been times when I've defrosted a tray of meats during the day but then run out of energy at dinner time, put the tray in the fridge and ordered a pizza. Then the meat turned bad and I tossed the whole thing. : Yesterday I had a tray of thighs, and I even managed to defrost two chicken breasts to add to it, and grilled it up. We ate most of it and I had a left over thigh for lunch.

Same with tonight. Sunday I bought a pork roast thinking I'd cook it up that evening. Dh requested something else so I stuck the roast in the fridge. And school started this week! It's been busy! But around noon today I decided to cook it down, and so I started in time to simmer it, and by 4:30 it was a wonderful pile of pulled pork. (Oh dear, that's a lot of alliteration.) I thought I'd make enchiladas. But NO! We had corn tortillas, not flour tortillas, and for the life of me I cannot make decent enchiladas with corn tortillas. I was THIS close to packing the meat in the fridge and ordering a pizza. But I didn't! I made up my own corn tortilla enchilada casserole and it was GOOOOOD! I didn't even have the 'right' cheese. I used up some shredded 'pizza' cheese, and it was still good! The kids loved it!

I don't normally use this many exclamation points!

That's two days in a row I powered through my tiredness and apathy, cooked the food I'd already bought and didn't waste any! :

I'll probably crash tomorrow and we'll have take-out.

Sorry, but I've been lurking around here a bit trying to get the gumption to buy maybe a week's worth of dinners at one time. Dh is working late so I can't share with him how proud I am of myself so I'm sharing with lucky YOU!


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It's just a flavor of Perry's ice cream. And we had it on sugar cones.

And now I'm off to have some more!
Wow, that looks yummy! I love mint ice cream.

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Tonight is breakfast. Bacon from my pigs, fried new red potatoes, fried eggs and ww toast.
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that's awesome journeymom! good for you

tonight I made a roast chicken, roasted new potatoes, and steamed green beans. and home made challah

I'm Andrea - I have three boys - 12 year old twins & an 11 year old

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I'm not sure tonight. Probably just leftovers, dh's working and I've been too busy today and I just don't feel up to cooking.
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I am cooking a large meal tonight so there is enough leftover for tomorrow. Hopefully!


Oven fried pork loin chops
Mashed potatoes
Gravy
Sauteed yellow squash
Spicy collard greens
Homemade Mac and cheese
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I am cooking a large meal tonight so there is enough leftover for tomorrow. Hopefully!


Oven fried pork loin chops
Mashed potatoes
Gravy
Sauteed yellow squash
Spicy collard greens
Homemade Mac and cheese
What's the address? I'll be over tomorrow for those leftovers!

Tonight we're having delivery from the local pizza place. Marc ordered a Buffalo Chicken Wing Fatbelly (which is like a hot sub inside of their special super-yummy flatbread) and I ordered a Chicken & Broccoli Stromboli. The boys are spending the weekend with my ILs! Woohoo! (So we're eating too much junk and playing tons of video games! We're such geeks. ) Now we just have to wait 30 minutes for it to get here.

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Wow, that looks yummy! I love mint ice cream.
Me, too! In fact, I really only like three kinds of ice cream....mint, butter pecan, and strawberry. Most other flavors just taste blah to me. I never did have a second helping, but I'm definitely having a bowl tonight.

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i was supposed to make fish cakes and egg noodles w/ cottage cheese but we ended up going out to Ben's, a local deli. I had a roast beef wrap. & a dr browns black cherry soda. yum.

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black bean spread and hand made corn tortillas (both recipes via my grandmother)
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Buffalo rib-eye
corn on the cob
heirloom tomato salad
baked potatoes

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I made a huge batch of spaghetti sauce yesterday so the boys had spaghetti for lunch. I also made coleslaw so I had that and 1/2 a grilled cheese.

Tonight is ribs, corn on the cob, coleslaw and roasted potatoes.
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Made a yummy pork stir fry for lunch (I rarely cook lunch!) as I had it marinating for dinner a couple of nights ago and never got to it. Tonight is a roast chicken with roasted beets and corn on the cob. Also made two loaves of bread and a peach and blueberry cobbler.
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went out again tonight. this is VERY unusual for me. back to dinners at home tomorrow night LOL

I'm Andrea - I have three boys - 12 year old twins & an 11 year old

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