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I hadn't seen a thread like this for awhile, but I thought we could keep each other accountable for having home-cooked meals and saying no to meals out and delivered pizzas.  This is probably the busiest and costliest time of the year, so let's come on here and support each other! 

 

Tonight: Vegan Papardelle Cacciatore

 

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I'll join!  I'm already doing the Pantry Challenge (which seems to have died off) so this will only help.

 

Tonight is quesadillas to use up the last of the beans in the fridge.

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Tonight: Spinach & carrot & pepperoni pizza (I blend the carrots up with the tomato sauce) with green smoothies.

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I'm in.

 

Today we had Chicken, Macaroni and peas. All mixed together, it was actually pretty good.

 

1/31 Homecooked Meals


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I'm in.  I'd like to eat at home for all but three or four (including at one on the way to my folks for the holidays) meals this month. 

 

Last night DH and DSs split two large veggie burgers.  I had an egg salad sandwich and we all had corn and oven fried potatos. Then I went to the grocery store and did a big stock up.  I think we should be set for awhile.

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Dinner tonight will be hamburgers and fries.  We're completely overrun with beef right now so we're trying to make a dent in that.

 

I know there will be a few days we don't eat at home (my birthday, a potluck night, Christmas Eve dinner) but there shouldn't be many.  I do see a few lunches out while Christmas shopping happening, but I can deal with that.

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I am in!

 

Tonight is beef burritos w/ black beans. eat.gif

 

Tons of ground beef in freezer and I made a triple batch of tortillas last go around. And amazingly I remembered to take both out of the freezer this AM before I left the house!!


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December

 

1. Crock pot pot roast over mashed potatoes & salad

2. Pasta

3. Left overs

4. Venison stew & sourdough bread

5. Venison Stew & sourdough bread

6.

7.


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We just got invited to my father-in-law's house for dinner and tomorrow and Saturday we have Christmas parties. No cooking for me...

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1: Vegan Papardelle Cacciatore

2: Leek and Veggie Frittata

 




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We just got invited to my father-in-law's house for dinner and tomorrow and Saturday we have Christmas parties. No cooking for me...


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Tonight's our usual pizza/movie night.  Dh will probably have leftovers.

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ooh can I jump in now? I am feeling the pull towards eating out as schedules start to get busier.  I was just trying to put together a plan for tonight, we get home after 5 and we curl at 7.

 

tonight- spagetti squash with tomato or pesto.

tomorrow- homemade veggie pizza

Sunday- turkey dinner (20 lbs) this should carry us through most of the week.

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I'm in....

12/1-cabbage soup and corn bread

12/2-pork chops, broccoli and rice

12/3-thinking....

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Well on the 1st we went out, but I vow to cook in from now on. :)

 

ETA:

 

Tonight we're going to have roast chicken. :)


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1: Vegan Papardelle Cacciatore

2: Leek and Veggie Frittata

3: Off the wagon with planned dinner out with the Girls. 

4. Ravioli with spicy, creamy tomato sauce

 


 



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Tonight: Potato & veggie soup. eat.gif

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Pizza Friday night, chili burgers and fries Saturday night, and last night, we kind of snacked since there's a stomach bug hitting our house. 

 

Tonight will probably be soup since dh's having his wisdom teeth out, at least for him.

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12-1 veggie burgers

12-2 clam chowder

12-3 tacos

12-4 ate out for lunch and had popcorn and fruit for supper

12-5 ate like kings steak for lunch and homemade cashew chicken for supper 

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Tonight is leftover soup. There isn't a whole lot left so I'll cook up a chicken breast and shred it up and add a little more cheese and rice milk to it. Might also have green smoothies on the side.

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12-3 Steak tips, sauteed onions & mushrooms, seasoned fries, beet greens

12-4 Bacon bleu cheese burgers, sweet potato fries, broccoli normandy

12-5 Scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, toast & jam, pears & bananas


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Tonight, I'm not sure.  We were going to have eggs, but dh made those for breakfast.  Probably whatever the kids decide they want, dh will be having soup again.

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1: Vegan Papardelle Cacciatore

2: Leek and Veggie Frittata

3: Off the wagon with planned dinner out with the Girls. 

4. Ravioli with spicy, creamy tomato sauce

5. Mac & cheese (Hey!  It counts!  shrug.gif)

6. Leek & potato soup, baked beans, steamed peas

 

Not sure for tonight...


 

 



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4- spagetti squash with tomato or pesto.

5- homemade veggie pizza

6- halibut, rice, and broccoli (dh was going to cook a turkey but went fishing instead, turkey next weekend)

7-roasted veg enchiladas

8-salmon, brown rice, and salad

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I am in!  Headed to the store with my remaining $67 of food money for this pay period.  I cleaned out the fridge and freezer and just need a few things to supplement our pantry meals. 

 

Tuesday :  turkey meatballs (freezer), sauce and wheat free noodles

Wednesday : frittata with potatoes and asparagus

Thursday : venison (freezer) stew with carrots, potatoes, celery, onions

Friday : Soup night - split pea and chicken noodle using whatever veggies are left in fridge 

 

 

I have a mess of fruit in freezer to make into popsicles, lots of stuff to make muffins and pintos to make into refried beans for lunches.  Oh and a mess of kale and chard in the garden that needs to be harvested, so we'll be eating a lot of that for lunch and side dishes.  

 

I need some eggs, tomato sauce, cheese, fruit and lunch stuff for kids.  Should come in right on budget.  

 

 

ETA :  back form the store and I spent less than I had planned!  And I even bought a little tin of Danish butter cookie and some Nutella for a treat.  We should be all set until Saturday when I'll have to reassess our supplies.  


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Ok this week:

 

Last night:leftover chinese hide.gif

 

Tonight: Lemon pepper chicken breasts with couscous and steamed broccoli

Tomorrow: leftover chicken becomes burritos with black beans and dirty rice

Thursday: pasta bake and a big green salad

Friday: homemade pizza or calzones


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Get out from under that chair!  Leftovers count.  If anything, you should get extra points for not wasting food.  After all, this is an exercise in frugality!

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aw shucks, thank you!!


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Tonight I made some jasmine rice and sauteed some onion, peas, carrots, and red lentils then mixed in Sukhi's korma curry sauce. Have y'all tried Sukhi's? SO GOOD! eat.gif http://www.sukhis.com/

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Tonight we're having penne with vodka sauce, garlic bread and salad. 

 

I am going shopping this afternoon to pick up a few things we've run out of and some Christmas dinner food.  Should be short trip.

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