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Feb 1--German night! DH made schnitzel and spatzle and green peas. Very good for never having made anything like it before.
Feb 2-- ended up with pork tacos
Feb 3-- had sweet and sour pork with lots of veggies and rice
Feb 4--not pork, maybe something Thai since we have fresh bean mung bean sprouts ready to go.
Okay, I am officially stalking your menu.

I have mung beans that are sprouting like crazy at home... and a half a jar of Thai green curry sauce in the fridge. Whoa.

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Ok I am in... We have a house full of food and never make it
So far -
1 Left over chicken chili and chips (I didn't even have to make it, a friend dropped it off Thanks Angel!)
2 Homemade Moo Shu Chicken and it was quite excellent http://www.recipezaar.com/Mooshu-Pork-165363 to make it gluten free do not use hoisin sauce and only use La choy soy sauce
3 Roast with onions and mushroom with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/c...ipe/index.html

we are planning on Black Bean Burgers with Home made Fries for tonight

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February 1 - Pasta with sauce from the freezer
February 2 - Leftover roast beef stir fried with leftover brown rice and onions
February 3 - Leftover pasta and sauce
February 4 - Roast chicken legs, mashed potatoes & peas


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1. Stir-fry made from left over chicken, cabbage and rice plus some soy sauce, toasted sesame seeds, and a chopped carrot.
2. Red lentil-curry-kidney bean soup
3. Leftovers
4. Thai coconut curry soup with tofu, cabbage, rutabaga, carrots, plus brown rice. I love curry paste and coconut milk! It can make anything delicious with almost no work involved!
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2/1 $27 spent on papa johns pizza
2/2 spaghetti and a salad
2/3 pulled pork sandwiches and french fries
2/4 slow-cooker salsa chicken over rice and broccoli

PLANNED:
2/5 pork chops, apples, mashed potatoes?

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Well I have been eating home for the last couple of weeks. However if I do go on the road with my Dd sometimes I buy a kids meal at the fast food restaurant and something for myself too. Its not like we stay and eat in the fast food joint we bring it home and have our meal.

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2/1- fast food lunch, homemade pizza for supper
2/2- ILs brought Subway for girls, snacks for me (had a class)
2/3- pork roast (crockpot), rice, green beans
2/4- hamburgers, baked potatoes, salad
2/5-
2/6-
2/7-
2/8-

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I'm in again this month! I'm pretty happy, Jan we only ate out around 4 times I'm hoping to do even better this month

1. Tofu green curry on rice noodles
2. Black bean soup w masa dumplings/corn/avocado
3. Roasted eggplant/hemp seed tomato sauce with kamut pasta w peas/carrot
sticks/cukes on the side
4. CURRY NIGHT!!! Eggplant curry, chana masala, red lentil dahl, roasted masala potatoes, curried rice..yum yum yum. I'll admit not as great as the curry place that we normally go to, but it was a nice way to use up leftovers

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2/1 - lunch: leftover corn bread w/ honey and a small salad
dinner: leftover spaghetti from Sunday, salad, and ice cream for dessert
2/2 - lunch: cottage cheese, pb'n'j's, apple slices
dinner: homemade pizza (purposefully made extra to have for lunch tomorrow)
2/3 - lunch: leftover pizza
dinner: quesadillas for the grown ups, kids had a "tea party" of little sandwiches and baby carrots sticks w/ hummus for dipping
2/4 - lunch: veggie soup, peanut butter on saltine crackers
dinner: pasta w/ alfredo jar (jarred), small salad, garlic bread

today is friday and that will be the big test - the weekends are usually where homecooking falls apart around here ....

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1-dinner at my mom's *dh and ds2 had lunch out
2-stir fry for dh and I, taquitos for the kids
3-bacon, waffles, applesauce
4-steak, baked potatoes, salad
5-pizza night
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I am also using this for a pantry challenge, trying to clean out my freezer and use stuff from the pantry before I go buying more stuff.

1. stir fry of some kind...chicken with bok choy
2. tortellini with tomato sauce from jar, salad
3. chicken, sweet potato fries, salad
4. leftover chicken tostadas
5. I'll be gone all day so we *might* get takeout. Or a pizza.
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7. super bowl party at FILs

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1. Chicken pockets, butternut squash, green beans
2. Sandwiches and soup
3. Crab cakes and salad
4. leftovers/sandwiches
5. pork (not sure how I'm going to cook it), butternut squash, salad

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1 - sloppy joe mixture poured over cornbread
2 - baked chicken, oven fries, salad
3- planned out to eat night (and hopefully the only one of the month!)
4- leftover chicken tacos
5 - more baked chicken (we have a lot of chickens in the freezer!), baked potatoes, veggies

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Everything cooked at home is vegan... lunch is usually leftovers or FFY

1. (School night) Macaroni and cheeze & peas
2. Chickpea Cutlets, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Brussels sprouts.
3. (School night) Babah Ganoush, hummus, pita, stuffed grape leaves.
4. Lunch Out (spent the day out of town)/ Dinner: FFY
5. Baingan Bharta , over basmati rice
6. Chickpeas with Spinach served with pita bread
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1 Left over chicken chili and chips (I didn't even have to make it, a friend dropped it off Thanks Angel!)
2 Homemade Moo Shu Chicken and it was quite excellent to make it gluten free do not use hoisin sauce and only use La choy soy sauce
3 Roast with onions and mushroom with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables
4 Black Bean Burgers with Homemade Fries
5 Vietnamese out $22.00 with Homemade Gluten free Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Frosting (elana's pantry)
6 Home made Chocolate Chip cookies for DP **NOT Gluten Free** She says they are the best ever and I really am lacking at the chocolate chip cookie baking

Thats it so far

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4. CURRY NIGHT!!! Eggplant curry, chana masala, red lentil dahl, roasted masala potatoes, curried rice..yum yum yum.
Oooh can I eat your leftovers Sounds great!

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Goal - eat out 1x dinner this month.


February

1 - Flank Steak with sauteed asparagus and mashed potatoes
2 - Speghetti with Meatballs & homemade garlic cheese bread]
3 - Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
4 - Tri-Tip steak with rice & sauteed baby bok choy
5 - I think its going to be take & bake pizza for the boys & FFY for me.

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2/1 $27 spent on papa johns pizza
2/2 spaghetti and a salad
2/3 pulled pork sandwiches and french fries
2/4 slow-cooker salsa chicken over rice and broccoli
2/5 out with friends, dh will find something for himself and kids

PLANNED:
2/6 pork chops, apples, mashed potatoes?

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1. Stir-fry made from left over chicken, cabbage and rice plus some soy sauce, toasted sesame seeds, and a chopped carrot.
2. Red lentil-curry-kidney bean soup
3. Leftovers
4. Thai coconut curry soup with tofu, cabbage, rutabaga and carrots, plus brown rice.
5. Leftovers
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Subbing! We eat out waaay to much!

My meal contribution so far is
Sour Cream Coconut Cashew Pancakes, with Cinnamon, Vanilla, & Rye Flour!
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Oooh can I eat your leftovers Sounds great!
There almost gone Dd(12m) got her first taste of red lentil dahl and pretty much took care of that herself The rest is coming w me for lunch today!

Jan we only ate out around 4 times I'm hoping to do even better this month

1. Tofu green curry on rice noodles
2. Black bean soup w masa dumplings/corn/avocado
3. Roasted eggplant/hemp seed tomato sauce with kamut pasta w peas/carrot
sticks/cukes on the side
4. CURRY NIGHT!!! Eggplant curry, chana masala, red lentil dahl, roasted masala potatoes, curried rice
5. DH's night to cook-HE COOKED! Pasta casserole? Pasta w the litle leftover tomatoes frm curry, tons of garlic powder,onion, hydrated dried mushrooms, nutritional yeast and almonds...seriously no idea what it was but he put enough garlic into it that whatever it was tasted good
6. NO IDEA!

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1. Stir-fry made from left over chicken, cabbage and rice plus some soy sauce, toasted sesame seeds, and a chopped carrot.
2. Red lentil-curry-kidney bean soup
3. Leftovers
4. Thai coconut curry soup with tofu, cabbage, rutabaga and carrots, plus brown rice.
5. Leftovers
6. Stewed lamb and root veggies, boiled potatoes
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Family of 4. 2 adults, 2 children. DH and I both WOH. Girls attend school and daycare. Generally we eat 1-2 meals per day at home.


2/1- fast food lunch, homemade pizza for supper
2/2- ILs brought Subway for girls, snacks for me (had a class)
2/3- pork roast (crockpot), rice, green beans
2/4- hamburgers, baked potatoes, salad
2/5- cold cereal
2/6- leftover pork roast sandwiches (lunch), ???? (supper)
2/7- SUPERBOWL (random snack foods)
2/8- chicken tenders (homemade), fries
2/9- PB & J
2/10- taco salad

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Jan we only ate out around 4 times I'm hoping to do even better this month

1. Tofu green curry on rice noodles
2. Black bean soup w masa dumplings/corn/avocado
3. Roasted eggplant/hemp seed tomato sauce with kamut pasta w peas/carrot
sticks/cukes on the side
4. CURRY NIGHT!!! Eggplant curry, chana masala, red lentil dahl, roasted masala potatoes, curried rice
5. DH's night to cook-HE COOKED! Pasta casserole
6. Dh gone to an early gig, ds/dd with grandparents..I'm eating chips

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1-dinner at my mom's *dh and ds2 had lunch out
2-stir fry for dh and I, taquitos for the kids
3-bacon, waffles, applesauce
4-steak, baked potatoes, salad
5-pizza night
6-out, but mil bought
7-pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn - or we may go to a Superbowl party in which case I'll make twice baked potatoes for that
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SNOWED IN!! If anyone is interested we tried roasted cauliflower this week, it was awesome...clean and cut head of cauliflower, toss with 4tlb olive oil, s+P, roast at 425 for an hour turning often, brown=sweet, enjoy!
Feb
1. pasta, salad and bread
2. tacos
3. chicken scaloppini, roasted cauliflower, home made bread (maybe if the baby sleeps long enough
4. left over taco stuff for mexi casserole
5. veggie burgers, fries, carrots
6. chicken chili, corn chips, corn
7. Haven’t decided yet, maybe breakfast?
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Feb 1--German night! DH made schnitzel and spatzle and green peas. Very good for never having made anything like it before.
Feb 2-- Mexican night--ended up with pork tacos
Feb 3-- Chinese night--had sweet and sour pork with lots of veggies and rice
Feb 4--not pork, maybe something Thai since we have fresh bean mung bean sprouts ready to go. We ended up with spagetti and red sauce and olive tapenade on bread. Italian night
Feb 5--pho so I guess it was Vietnamese night. DH and DS2 ended up at the Burger King playland for lunch too.
Feb 6--Thai lunch--end up with big meal mid-day and made Pad Thai with tofu the rest of the bean sprouts and leftover rice noodles.
Feb 7--DH has a giant ham in the crock pot. I am not sure if really for today or just for lunches for the rest of the month lol. DH thinks we should keep up with a different ethinicity for the rest of the month. I want to try to make injara and a eithopian dinner and he is talking about lefse and cod. I sort of doubt we can make a whole month, but so far it has been fun.
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2/1 $27 spent on papa johns pizza
2/2 spaghetti and a salad
2/3 pulled pork sandwiches and french fries
2/4 slow-cooker salsa chicken over rice and broccoli
2/5 out with friends, dh will find something for himself and kids
2/6 broccoli & cheese soup and salad
2/7 Super Bowl appetizers

PLANNED:
2/8 ??
2/9 brown sugar chicken, potatoes, broccoli

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1. Chicken pockets, butternut squash, green beans
2. Sandwiches and soup
3. Crab cakes and salad
4. leftovers/sandwiches
5. DS and I ended up using a gift card to eat fast food and DH and DD fended for themselves.
6. chili potluck with family
7. pork carnitas, black beans, rice, guacomole

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