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Any interest in keeping this going for next month?

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Any interest in keeping this going for next month?


Definitely!! I need it more than ever :)
 

 

2/1Turkey Burgers (on the BBQ, yum!) with sweet potato fries

2/2 Tacos

2/3 Take Out

2/4 "Living Room Picnic" Night- Hot dogs with sweet potato fries, on a blanket in the living room :)

2/5-10 ??Don't remember... I know we ate out once

2/11Pizza Party (Homemade pizza while watching movie)

2/12 Chili and Cornbread

2/13 Family BBQ: Steaks, potatoes and garlic bread

2/14 Tacos

2/15 Lunch out w/MIL (planned) and dinner was chili cheese dogs

2/16 Tomato soup with tuna sandwiches

2/17 Chicken sausage served with rice

2/18 Chicken nuggets with sweet potato fries

2/19 Chicken with cheesy rice and broccoli

2/20 BBQ (tri tip with veggies and garlic bread)

2/21 Chicken and rice casserole

2/22 Spaghetti with (homemade, YUM!) french bread

2/23 Dinner out (DS has been asking to go to his favorite restaurant for a while, so we finally said ok)

2/24 Pizza. Frozen (ran out of day before I ran out of things that needed doing). Blech, better than eating out, and it was from Trader Joe's, so not bad as far as frozen pizza goes, but still...frozen pizza is just not yummy.


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I lost some inspiration and we had pasta for dinner tonight. Whole wheat spaghetti with marinara sauce that I doctored up.


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2-26 b: bagels

        l: leftovers and sandwiches

       d: leftover night

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I'm in the boring last-week-of-the-month-use-up-leftovers stage of my menu, now. Totally uninspiring, repeats of previous meals...blah. But I'm determined to finish strong, only two days left to go this month, and we've only eaten out 4 times- that is way less than usual!!

 

2/1Turkey Burgers (on the BBQ, yum!) with sweet potato fries

2/2 Tacos

2/3 Take Out

2/4 "Living Room Picnic" Night- Hot dogs with sweet potato fries, on a blanket in the living room :)

2/5-10 ??Don't remember... I know we ate out once

2/11Pizza Party (Homemade pizza while watching movie)

2/12 Chili and Cornbread

2/13 Family BBQ: Steaks, potatoes and garlic bread

2/14 Tacos

2/15 Lunch out w/MIL (planned) and dinner was chili cheese dogs

2/16 Tomato soup with tuna sandwiches

2/17 Chicken sausage served with rice

2/18 Chicken nuggets with sweet potato fries

2/19 Chicken with cheesy rice and broccoli

2/20 BBQ (tri tip with veggies and garlic bread)

2/21 Chicken and rice casserole

2/22 Spaghetti with (homemade, YUM!) french bread

2/23 Dinner out (DS has been asking to go to his favorite restaurant for a while, so we finally said ok)

2/24 Pizza. Frozen (ran out of day before I ran out of things that needed doing). Blech, better than eating out, and it was from Trader Joe's, so not bad as far as frozen pizza goes, but still...frozen pizza is just not yummy.

2/25 Tacos

2/26 Chili cheese hot dogs with...some kind of veggie, not sure what yet...


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Im interested too. Posting keeps me on track & focused.

 

 

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We did go out on 2/16 for $2 burgers & had a great time!

2/17 - ended up to be shreddered chicken with mole sauce made in CP served on tortillas with blackbeans & rice. I went out with some friends for a glass of wine and ended up splitting a sandwich with one of them since I hadn't had time to eat at home.

2/18 Pizza delivery

2/19 spaghetti pie, veggies

2/20 beef stroganoff in the CP

2/21 pbj for ds6, fish sticks & veggies for ds8, I had a leftover omelet that was in the fridge from Sundays bfast, dh bowling night

2/22 out for dinner - planned ahead

2/23 sloppy joes in the CP, sweet potato fries & baked onion rings, fruit

2/24 grilled cheese & tomato soup

2/25 out for dinner - planned ahead

2/26 dh & kids overnight ski trip & I am going to a benefit dinner

2/27 either pork carnitas in CP or chicken pot pie

2/28 leftovers

 

We have eaten out, but only when it was arranged ahead. So, not so bad this month. I am already starting to think about next month. Both my ds's have bdays as well as my FIL. Plus we usually eat out 1-2x with my dad since he likes it and it is a great way to get him out of the house & see him! We will also go out with some neighbors on St pattys day. A local brew pub/restaurant has a really fun family atmosphere and the kids/parents all have a fun evening.

 



After posting this, I realized that even though we planned ahead to eat out on 2/25, we didn't need to. So, we cooked instead making homemade pizza served with raw veggies & fruit.

 

Tonight will be chicken pot pie and tomorrow clean out fridge of leftovers. Started planning for March.

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2/1: Meatloaf (half ground beef, half turkey bought on killer sale for almost nothing, woohoo!), green salads with feta for all

2/2: Buffalo chicken nuggets and more green salad for all

2/3: Whole roasted chicken with broccoli, but ate lunch out with a friend--only $9 for a great meal with my BFF, but still...

2/4: Ordered dinner in and spent way too much. The girls ended up not going to my parents' after all and DH and I had to cancel our date because DD8 got sick at the last minute, so to cheer everyone up, we got sushi from a new local place. Our fingers are crossed for next weekend though!

2/5: White chicken chili (from the leftover chicken, plus stock), more green salad

2/6: Both girls are sick and didn't want dinner, so DH and I just picked at what was around the house: cheese and apples for me, romaine salad with tuna for him.

2/7: Awesome, incredible chicken noodle soup--the best I've ever made. I think I finally got the broth right, and it was nice and concentrated. Woohoo!

2/8: Homemade nachos for dinner (they were easy and I knew everyone would eat them!)

2/9: Still sick and exhausted and working, so we got Sonic on the way home from veggie box run. Didn't even use a coupon *sigh*

2/10: DH made sancocho (super-hearty stew with short ribs, chicken, ham, chorizo, yucca, batata, corn, grated plantains) for everyone because I was too tired to cook again

2/11: Ham steak and peas for all

2/12: Leftover sancocho for dinner

2/13: Leftover sancocho for lunch, my parents took us all out for dinner

2/14: Take out for Valentine's Day dinner (cheesesteaks, so romantic, LOL!)

2/15: Sticky chicken for dinner

2/16: Grilled cheese on the Foreman grill after gymnastics

2/17: Ate out for lunch (sushi buffet, we'd been promising the kids but then we all got sick and had to put it off for two weeks), DH's mom cooked them dinner and I picked at home

2/18: Burgers at home

2/19: Big salads for DH and me, eggs for the girls

2/20: Spareribs and sauerkraut at a family gathering

2/21: Roasted chicken with salads

2/22: Moe's because I spent the day working and hadn't thawed anything

2/23: Chicken with mushroom sauce (kind of a marsala, but with white wine)

2/24: Sticky chicken

2/25: Pizza at a get-together at a friend's house (pizza was free, but we had to buy chips and dip and veggies)

2/26: Mini pizzas (DH went to a party, so it was girls' movie night in)

2/27: Topless chicken pot pie (over brown rice)

 

Planned:

 

2/28: Don't know--my mom will have the kids for dinner, so I'll probably just pick or have a big salad.


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2/1Turkey Burgers (on the BBQ, yum!) with sweet potato fries

2/2 Tacos

2/3 Take Out

2/4 "Living Room Picnic" Night- Hot dogs with sweet potato fries, on a blanket in the living room :)

2/5-10 ??Don't remember... I know we ate out once

2/11Pizza Party (Homemade pizza while watching movie)

2/12 Chili and Cornbread

2/13 Family BBQ: Steaks, potatoes and garlic bread

2/14 Tacos

2/15 Lunch out w/MIL (planned) and dinner was chili cheese dogs

2/16 Tomato soup with tuna sandwiches

2/17 Chicken sausage served with rice

2/18 Chicken nuggets with sweet potato fries

2/19 Chicken with cheesy rice and broccoli

2/20 BBQ (tri tip with veggies and garlic bread)

2/21 Chicken and rice casserole

2/22 Spaghetti with (homemade, YUM!) french bread

2/23 Dinner out (DS has been asking to go to his favorite restaurant for a while, so we finally said ok)

2/24 Pizza. Frozen (ran out of day before I ran out of things that needed doing). Blech, better than eating out, and it was from Trader Joe's, so not bad as far as frozen pizza goes, but still...frozen pizza is just not yummy.

2/25 Tacos

2/26 Chili cheese hot dogs

2/27 Pancakes and scrambled eggs


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2-27 b: eggs

        l: leftovers

       d: steak, twice baked potatoes

 

2-28 b: pb&j english muffin

        l: leftovers

       d: hamburgers, baked fries, blooming onion

 

So, last day of the month, how did everyone do?

 

We had 1 dinner out, dh ate out for a few lunches, I ate out for one lunch and one dinner.  So not too bad! 

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Tonight I'm making creamy kale,carrot, and sausage soup.

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2/1Turkey Burgers (on the BBQ, yum!) with sweet potato fries

2/2 Tacos

2/3 Take Out

2/4 "Living Room Picnic" Night- Hot dogs with sweet potato fries, on a blanket in the living room :)

2/5-10 ??Don't remember... I know we ate out once

2/11Pizza Party (Homemade pizza while watching movie)

2/12 Chili and Cornbread

2/13 Family BBQ: Steaks, potatoes and garlic bread

2/14 Tacos

2/15 Lunch out w/MIL (planned) and dinner was chili cheese dogs

2/16 Tomato soup with tuna sandwiches

2/17 Chicken sausage served with rice

2/18 Chicken nuggets with sweet potato fries

2/19 Chicken with cheesy rice and broccoli

2/20 BBQ (tri tip with veggies and garlic bread)

2/21 Chicken and rice casserole

2/22 Spaghetti with (homemade, YUM!) french bread

2/23 Dinner out (DS has been asking to go to his favorite restaurant for a while, so we finally said ok)

2/24 Pizza. Frozen (ran out of day before I ran out of things that needed doing). Blech, better than eating out, and it was from Trader Joe's, so not bad as far as frozen pizza goes, but still...frozen pizza is just not yummy.

2/25 Tacos

2/26 Chili cheese hot dogs

2/27 Pancakes and scrambled eggs

2/28 Fried Rice

 

Only 4 meals out this month!! (That's really an accomplishment for us!) I hope to do even better next month :)


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These are my dinners. We have eggs, oatmeal, congee, yogurt/granola, and fruit for breakfasts. Lunch is usually tuna and crackers, pita with hummus & vegetables, peanut butter & jam (or banana slices) sandwiches, baked sweet potato with cinnamon yogurt, or a cheese/veggie wrap.

 

3/1 Chicken Ratatouille

3/2 Rendag Daging with homemade pita bread and cucumber-yogurt salad

3/3 Spinach Curry over rice

3/4 Spiced Salmon with quinoa and green salad

3/7 Minestrone with garlic bread

3/8 Chicken Pot Pie

 

I generally try to have one chicken dish, one beef dish, one fish dish, and 2 vegetarian dishes per work week. Then we eat leftovers, sandwiches, and salads on the weekends. 


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