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#1 of 6 Old 04-15-2010, 06:07 AM - Thread Starter
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How often do you have meals which are easier to prepare for and need less cooking time? And how often do you have meals which are more time consuming to prepare for and cook?

(how many per week for example)

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This is my meal plan for April. Only a couple of the meals will take longer than half an hour, start to finish. So, we eat super easy meals pretty often.

5-dinner at my mom's
7-sausage and cabbage
10-terriyaki chicken, rice, veggie
12-dinner at my mom's
15-sloppy joes, fries, green beans
17-cow pies, mashed potatoes, corn
18-pork roast, mashed potatoes, corn
19-dinner at my mom's
20-panini's, roasted potatoes, veggie
22-hamburgers, fries
24-sausage potato salad, twice baked potatoes for the kids
25-fish, rice, veggie
26-dinner at my mom's
29-chicken ceasar wraps, chicken nuggets and fries for the kids
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During the week we eat quick, fairly simple meals. On the weekend is when I try new recipes or go for the longer to prepare meals. (because DH is here to watch the baby)

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I like to cook a few times a week, but do larger batches for lots of yummy leftovers. For example, tomorrow night we all have Taekwondo - so we'll be eating leftovers from the last couple nights: Broccoli Chicken Divan, Indian-style lentil stew, turkey pesto sandwich, salad. That way we can eat early without me having to start cooking at 2 in the afternoon, lol.

I also usually have the makings of a couple fast, easy meals in the pantry/freezer, in case I get sidetracked one day or we don't have enough stuff leftover, etc...
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I'd say on average I have 3 or 4 pretty involved meals per week and the rest pretty easy.

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5 days a night is easy meals as dh works so much. My "hard" meal was today and it was shrimp alfredo with garlic bread and green beans. My simpler stuff tends to be fajitas, qeusidillas, etc.

I'd love to do a complicated, 2-3 hour meal but it's near impossible with my youngest 2 hanging off my legs.

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