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#1 of 14 Old 10-03-2009, 12:55 PM - Thread Starter
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Come on, let's keep it going, i always get good ideas from this monthly thread!

Here goes my October plan:

Sunday 9/27: Roast chicken with potatoes au gratin
Monday 9/28: Twice baked potatoes and sauteed zuchinni
Tuesday 9/29: Quiche Lorraine
Wednesday 9/30: salmon with sauteed greens
Thursday 10/1: steak with mashed potatoes and sauteed zuchinni
Friday 10/2: homemade pizza
Saturday 10/3: baked clams
Sunday 10/4: Roast Chicken with mac n cheese
Monday 10/5: Pork roast with mashed potatoes and gravy
Tuesday 10/6: meatloaf
Wednesday 10/7: salmon and rice
Thursday 10/8: bacon cheeseburgers and fries
Friday 10/9: eat out due to travel
Saturday 10/10: Family cookout
Sunday 10/11: Roast Chicken with rice
Monday 10/12: baked ziti
Tuesday 10/13: salmon with rice
Wednesday 10/14: eat out due to travel
Thursday 10/15: beef chow mein
Friday 10/16: fettucinne alfredo with shrimp (or eat out for bday)
Saturday 10/17: bacon wrapped scallops and salad
Sunday 10/18: Roast Chicken with sauteed zuchinni
Monday 10/19: beef stew
Tuesday 10/20: chicken stir fry
Wednesday 10/21: spaghetti
Thursday 10/22: meatloaf with mashed potatoes
Friday 10/23: homemade pizza
Saturday 10/24: clam chowder
Sunday 10/25: Roast Chicken with brussel sprouts
Monday 10/26: pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes and sauteed greens
Tuesday 10/27: stuffed bell peppers with cheese
Wednesday 10/28: salmon with rice
Thursday 10/29: fried rice
Friday 10/30: shepard's pie with mashed potatoes
Saturday 10/31: chili cheese dip and chicken liver pate

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#2 of 14 Old 10-03-2009, 01:49 PM
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Nobody laugh - DH is out of town next week (happens like once every 2 years) and I'm not a good cook.

Breakfast for at least 2 days will be crockpot oatmeal with peaches.

Monday - some kind of soup from a package or black bean soup.

Tuesday - Frozen Chicken nuggets for kid and frozen chicken planks for me (I'm lucky to be getting any fish in me). Tater tots. Fresh fruit.

Wed - Meals for 2 - pasta with chicken or something like that - already in the freezer.

Thurs - eat out

Friday - DH comes home and cooks on weekends.

The fact that I'm doing ANY meal planning is good.

Next week, I need to have baked potatoes and garlicky potatoes with sausage. I would have done that this week, but I wanted something similar since DH is out of town.

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Here's mine:

1-tomato soup, french herb bread
3-baked potatoes
4-ham steak, veggies, twice baked potatoes
5-dinner at my mom's
6-fried potatoes
7-pancakes, sausage patties, fruit
8-sloppy joes, fries, green beans
10-out of town
11-out of town
12-dinner at my mom's
13-baked trout, rice, veggies
14-meatloaf muffins, mashed potatoes, corn
17-potato soup, home made bread
18-hamburgers, fries, fresh veggies
19-dinner at my mom's
20-roasted chicken, rice
21-ham and egg frittata, toast, fruit
22-finger steaks, fries
25-stir fry
26-dinner at my mom's
27-spaghetti, french bread
28-calzones, veggies
29-chicken tomato alfredo, salad; chicken strips and roasted potatoes for the boys
30-steak bites, veggie, twice baked potatoes

Breakfasts are eggs, bagels, oatmeal, cereal or pancakes. Lunches are sandwiches or leftovers.
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#4 of 14 Old 10-05-2009, 12:14 AM
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Ellien- Kudos to you for making a meal plan. It's hard to suddenly switch household roles.

I'm limping along week by week instead of making a grand plan, but I'm okay with that

Breakfast this week will be mostly waffles and fruit. I made and froze 4 dozen waffles today, all we need to do is heat them up in the morning.

During the week I pack lunches with sandwiches or leftovers.

Sunday Oct. 4
Lunch: leftovers (tacos, burritos, rice)
Supper: homemade pizza

Monday Oct. 5th
Lunch: out
Supper: chicken tacos with homemade corn tortillas (yay me for finally figuring out how to make these)

Tuesday Oct. 6th
Supper: lasagna, salad

Wednesday Oct. 7th
Supper: Doro wat, homemade injera (wish me luck getting the teff to ferment without molding)

Thursday Oct. 8th
Supper: Raisin bread french toast, fruit

Friday Oct 9th
Supper: Burgers, yam fries (I know it sounds questionable, but I made them last week by accident and they were soooo yummy)

Saturday Oct. 10th
Lunch: leftovers or brunch
Supper: Hamburger filled acorn squash

Sunday Oct. 11th
Lunch: leftovers or brunch
Supper: Homemade pizza

Monday Oct. 12th
Lunch: out
Supper: sub sandwiches

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I tried to plan this month and got stuck around the 19th. I need ideas
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Originally Posted by Ellien C View Post
Nobody laugh - DH is out of town next week (happens like once every 2 years) and I'm not a good cook.
I'll give you some unsolicited advice...the way I went from "decent cook" to "good cook" was to practice. I started with really easy recipes and have slowly moved up to more difficult...I'm also just starting to get comfortable with experimenting and changing up recipes. But the main thing is PRACTICE!

I'll be back later to post my meal plans for the month.

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Originally Posted by BugMacGee View Post
I tried to plan this month and got stuck around the 19th. I need ideas
What do you have to use?

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Thought I'd join ya'll this month

6 -Spag Bol with cheese on top and fresh crusty bread
7- Shepherd's pie, veggies and gravy
8- Lasagne, veggies and garlic bread
9- Chicken & Veggie Casserole, mashed potatoes, other veggie
10- Chicken Curry & Rice
11- Pork & Veggie Stir Fry with rice
12- Jacket potato, roasted stuffed peppers, Salad
13 - Savoury filled pancakes
14- Chicken Roast Dinner
15 - Pizza and salad
16 - Pork chops, potatoes, other veggies and gravy
17- Tacos with fillings and salad
18- Cauliflower Cheese and garlic bread
19- Hot dogs, corn, onion rings
20- Baked fresh salmon, potatoes, veggies
21- Chicken & Vegetable Pie, veggies and gravy
22- Pasta Bake and garlic bread
23- Cooked breakfast for dinner
24- Home-made chicken nuggets, veggies
25- Cottage Pie, veggies and gravy
26- Burritos
27- Beef stew and veggies
28- Rice and Bean dish, veggies
29- Pork Roast Dinner
30- Burgers, fries and salad
31- Enchiladas

OK now im hungry!! lol

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Can I join? Did a big freezer-cook last week after the looong summer hiatus...

8th supper Bream fillets with bay leaf, steamed green beans
9th lunch - omlette, squash, walnut bread
9th supper - pasta w beans
10th lunch - pizza (takeaway)
10th supper- Bresaola w rocket salad
11th lunch - pot roast and baked potates
11th supper - piadina w butter carrots
12th lunch - polenta & peperonata
12th supper -chicken breast w cherry tomatoes, capers & olives, green beans w thyme
13th supper - beef steak & sauteed cabage
14th lunch - pasta, pork loin, spinach
14th supper - roman style gnocchi w mixed veggie sauce
15th supper - steamed trout w light veggie rataouille
16th lunch - pasta, pan fried chicken breast, truffled zucchini
16th supper - ricotta & spinach in puff pastry pie
17th lunch - pizza (takeaway)
17th supper omlette & green beans
18th lunch - stuffed gratinated cuttlefish w baked potates
18th supper french toast w mozzarella, sauteed fennel
19th lunch - pasta, steak, butter carrots
19th supper red veggie ratatouille & polenta
20th supper - rice w peas & prosciutto
21st lunch - tortelli (made by MIL), parma ham, broccoli
21st supper - beef bollito w green sauce & spinach
22nd supper chicken in lemon sauce & sauteed cabage
23rd lunch - tuna, potatoe & green bean salad
23rd supper - veal "tempura" w grilled zucchini
24th lunch - mixed cheeses & carrots
24th supper - steamed fish (to choose) & peas
25th (next freezer cook day) lunch - takeaway rotisserie chicken
25th supper takeaway pizza.

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So excited about meal planning. I did it when my dd was first born but then got lazy. The first week of Oct went really well I even planned lunch! A mother and baby veggie cookbook really helped.

Lunch /Dinner

egg salad/ wild rice, roasted sw.potatoes and chard
tuna/ rice, cheese and spinach bake
bagels/ broccoli pilaf
pb/ bulgar w/ peach and raisin sauce (reallly yummy)
baked beans w/ toast/ frittia mushrooms, onions green peppers, cheese
salad w/ avacodo/ lentil loaf
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Dh is out of town for the next week and dcs are only 3 and 1 so I won't really be cooking dinner. Kids and I can live off quesadillas, sliced apples, cottage cheese, etc.

This is the rest of the month.

Oct 17: Beef sandwiches, french fries, vegetables
Oct 18: Chicken dumpling soup and appetizers (party)
Oct 19: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables
Oct 20: Chicken Fingers, salad, corn
Oct 21: Tuna Stuffed shells, garlic bread
Oct 22: Italian Sausage with peppers, tomatoes, onions, buttered noodles
Oct 23: No Peek Casserole, rice, vegetable
Oct 24: Fish, parsley noodles and vegetables
Oct 25: Chicken Fajitas
Oct 26: Pork Chops, baked sweet potato, vegetable
Oct 27: Shepherd's Pie
Oct 28: Chicken a la king with puff pastry, vegetable
Oct 29: Smoked sausage, baked apples, garlic bread
Oct 30: BLTs, cottage cheese, cold veggies w/ dip
Oct 31: Trick or Treat... TBD....

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Such a great thread! I stole a few delicious ideas from PP.

My DP and I both work full time, so we just plan on cereal or smoothies for breakfast and leftovers or salads for lunch. I tried to make the menu practical for what I knew I could manage and not get carried away with too many nigella lawson feasts!

Tuesday, October 13: Grilled salmon and butternut squash soup
Wednesday, October 14: Crockpot chicken, kale and rice casserole
Thursday, October 15: Spaghetti and meatballs, salad
Friday, October 16: Shepherd's pie, veggies and gravy
Saturday, October 17: Snobby joes, salad

Sunday, October 18: Bake bread. Acorn squash with stuffing, veggies
Monday, October 19: Crockpot chili and cornbread
Tuesday, October 20: Tom Yum Soup, fresh bread
Wednesday, October 21: Baked fish and shredded veg
Thursday, October 22: Mustard pork chops, kale salad
Friday, October 23: Goat stew, fresh bread
Saturday, October 24: Butternut squash and sweet potato soup, salad

Sunday, October 25: Bake bread. Lasagna, salad, garlic bread
Monday, October 26: Baked salmon, red potatoes, veggies
Tuesday, October 27: Bratwurst, white bean mash, green beans
Wednesday, October 28: Latkes with dill sour cream, applesauce, brussel sprouts
Thursday, October 29: Pear, cranberry, spinach salad and coconut rice
Friday, October 30: Spicy chicken thighs, salad, leftover coconut rice
Saturday, October 31: Spaghetti carbonara

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Sarah, What are snobby Joes? The rest of your list sounds amazing, creative, and local, and right up my alley. Thanks for posting, and good luck with your pregnancy! I am just at the end of mine.

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Thanks! I Love Snobby Joes! Note: I only use 1 Tbs chili powder. From "Veganomicon." They're cheap to make, good for you, and it's easy to feed an army.

1 cup uncooked lentils
4 cups water

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced small
1 green pepper, diced small
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon salt
8 oz can tomato sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon yellow mustard (wet mustard)

4 to 6 kaiser rolls or sesame buns

Put the lentils in a small sauce pot and pour in 4 cups water. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until lentils are soft. Drain and set aside.

About 10 minutes before the lentils are done boiling, preheat a medium soup pot over medium heat. Saute the onion and pepper in the oil for about 7 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and saute a minute more.

Add the cooked lentils, the chili powder, oregano and salt and mix. Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste. Cook for about 10 minutes. Add the maple syrup and mustard and heat through.

Turn the heat off and let sit for about 10 minutes, so that the flavors can meld, or go ahead and eat immediately if you can't wait. I like to serve these open faced, with a scoop of snobby joe on each slice of the bun.

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