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#1 of 8 Old 07-05-2009, 05:36 PM - Thread Starter
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I didn't see that this had been started yet.

1-dinner at my mom's
2-pork chops and rice
4-went to a bbq
5-pizza and pasta
6-hamburgers, fries, pasta salad
7-chef's salad
8-dinner at my mom's
9-hamsteak, roasted potatoes, stir fried veggies
11-grilled veggies and fruit, hot dogs
12-breakfast - sausage patties, hashbrowns, eggs, toast
13-pasta primavera, bread
14-chicken strips, roasted potatoes
15-dinner at my mom's
17-potato pancakes, bacon, applesauce
18-grilled chicken and veggies, pasta
19-stir fry
20-baked trout, rice, veggies
22-dinner at my mom's
23-spaghetti, garlic bread
24-chicken fajitas, rice, beans
25-steak bites, honey carrots, twice baked potatoes
26-grilled pork chops and onions, mashed potatoes, veggie

I haven't done the rest of the month yet. Breakfasts are oatmeal, casseroles or bagels. Lunches are leftovers or sandwiches.
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I'm pantry and freezer cooking the next couple of weeks...

Breakfasts: Homemade apple or zucchini bread, yogurt, eggs
Lunches: Leftovers, yogurt, trail mix bars

Fri 10: Fettucine w/italian sausage and garden vegetables
Sat 11: Leftovers
Sun 12: Buttermilk chicken tenders with corn on the cob/salad
Mon 13: Marinated chuck steak fajitas with black beans
Tue 14: Teriyaki chicken breasts with rice, pineapple and sauteed peppers
Wed 15: Couscous and garden vegetables, possibly stuffed in bell peppers
Thur 16: Chicken noodle soup and salad
Fri 17: Lentils cooked with frozen roast leftovers
Sat 18: Veggie Tostadas OR salmon with potatoes and peas
Sun 19: Chicken cacciatore with noodles/garden veggies
Mon 20: Black bean and corn soup
Tue: Fish tacos (grocery shopping day)

BackUps for changing my mind:
Pad Thai
Ham hock and bean soup
Tater Tot casserole
Spaghetti and meatballs
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#3 of 8 Old 07-11-2009, 11:46 AM
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We have had a crazy couple of weeks and I have slacked on menu planning (which probably would really help crazy weeks!). I hope to be back on top of things for next week. :

Mama to (DS 7) and (DD 5), wife to DH

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I need to get back into meal planning! Lately we've all been sitting around clueless about what we're going to eat at like 6:30 p.m. Here we go:

M, 7/13: parmesan tilapia, corn on the cob, salad, rolls
Tu, 7/14: grilled burgers, chips
W, 7/15: chicken tacos, Mexican rice, black beans
Th, 7/16: BLTs & fries
F, 7/17: out
Sa, 7/18: beef stroganoff, lima beans, salad, rolls
Su, 7/19: chicken & rice casserole, sauteed squash, green beans

We eat muffins, pancakes, oatmeal, cold cereal, or rarely eggs & bacon, everything with fruit on the side, for breakfast and leftovers or sandwiches for lunch.
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im trying to do this meal planning thing more, and i want to even, gasp, plan breakfast and lunch! i feel much freer when i KNOW what we will be eating and what i need to do for that to happen each day.
i just went grocery shopping today so ill start now:

17th B: soaked oatmeal with dates and cinnamon, cooked with eggs in it
L: leftover chicken/pinto bean/tomatoe chimichangas
D: grilled top sirloin with green beans and rosemary roasted potatoes
dessert- rannier cherry clafoutis

18th B: french toast and fruit
L: tuna salad sandwhiches
D: coconut-milk poached salmon with kale and brown rice

19th B: cajun/garlic new potatoes fried with green pepper, kale served with eggs and cheese
L: cabbage fried with brats and various veggies
D: one pot roast chicken, carrots, potatoes, onions and garden-fresh herb butter

20th: B: hard boiled eggs, toast, fruit
L: grilled cheese and fruit/fresh veggies
D: hamburgers

21st: B: oatmeal and fruit
L: yogurt, nuts, raisins, fresh fruit
D: chicken salad with sunflower seeds, grapes

22nd: B: eggs in a nest
L: fruit, cheese, salami/linch meat plate
D: malaysian pork salad with cukecumer, green onion, cilantro and brown rice
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I've put together my monthly mean plan, but it's turning out to be like shooting at a moving target because things keep coming up. Luckily, it's flexible, so we still don't eat out instead. We don't plan lunch or breakfast. For the rest of the month although I'm sure it will get moved around:

17: Dorowat and Rice
18: Lamb shish, tossed salad, grilled veggies
19: Lentil soup and pita chips
20: Mataar Paneer (Indian peas and cheese) and rice
21: Leftovers/ FFY (fend for yourself)
22: Pea soup and veggie panini
23: Chicken stir-fry and rice
24: Fresh whole fish on the grill, arugula salad, bulghur pilaf, roasted asparagus
25: Homemade pizza - make your own
26: eat out
27: Tas kebap (a Turkish beef stew) over rice, roasted carrots
28: cheese enchiladas, homemade scratch baked beans, corn cake
29: leftovers (fend for yourself)
30: chicken pot pie (homemade, but frozen - neighbor gave to us)
31: Ham and beans with cornbread
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mmm. velochic, do you have a dorowat recipe you could share?
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Sure! I got this from a book on African cooking. I've been making it for about 25 years now. This is the original recipe... I make some changes and a smaller batch. The berebere is what makes it spicy. I add a little bit at the beginning, then dish up some of the Dorowat for dd before adding more berebere for the rest of us.

2 (3lb.) chickens, cut up, rinsed and dried (I use boneless, skinless chicken breasts)
3 sticks of butter (I use less and also use olive oil instead)
3 lbs. onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic or 2 t. garlic powder
3 heaping T. berebere (recipe to follow)
9 oz. tomato paste
10 hard-boiled eggs, slightly scored
1 t. ground black pepper
rice or injera

Score each piece of chicken slightly so flavors can penetrate. In large stew pot, melt butter, saute onions and garlic for 5 minutes. Add berebere, followed by tomato paste, stirring occasionally while mixture simmers for about 15 minutes. A piece at a time, stir in the chicken, coating well with the sauce.

Continue to simmer, adding enough water to maintain the consistency of a a thick soup. When chicken is half done, after about 20 minutes, put in the hard boiled eggs. COver and continue cooking until chicken is tender. The dish is ready when oil has risen to the top. Add black pepper and let sit until slightly cooled. Serve.


1 t. ground ginger
3 T. cayenne pepper
1/4 t. ground cloves
1/2 t. cinnamon

Combine and seal in an airtight jar.
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